Dushanbe City Tour will introduce you to the capital of Tajikistan. You will visit main sights of the city and its surroundings: National Museum, Hissar fortress, Museum of Musical Instruments of Gurmindja and monument of Ismail Somoni.
Dushanbe City Tour descriptions
1 person – no discount 2 persons – 10% discount 3 persons – 20% discount 4 persons and up – 30% discount
Entrance fees to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
Transport throughout the city tour.
Hotel charges for additional services;
Consular fees for Tajikistan tourist visa;
Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
Personal travel insurance
Must visit on your Dushanbe City Tour
Dushanbe is the capital and largest city in Tajikistan. Its name means “Monday” in Persian language, having been built on the site of a Monday market. It was a small village for centuries; however, after the Bolshevik revolution and Red Army conquest of Central Asia, it was made the capital of the new Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (later the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic). Under the Soviets, Dushanbe grew rapidly, and was endowed with many industrial enterprises and cultural institutions.
The Dushanbe city was peaceful and prosperous, and had a very multi-ethnic population due to an influx of workers, mostly Russian-speaking, from other parts of the Soviet Union, reaching 850,000 today. During the 1990’s, Dushanbe became very dilapidated, and its people impoverished, due to the collapse of the Soviet command economy and the Tajik civil war of 1992-1997; most Russians and other minorities fled during this time.
However, during the past decade the city has seen a virtual renaissance and is now more prosperous and beautiful than ever. The infrastructure has been mostly rebuilt; streets are newly paved and orderly, and electricity, water and gas supplies are uninterrupted. Gleaming new hotels and banks are a common sight, as are internet cafes, well-stocked supermarkets, and modern apartment buildings.
Nearly every type of International cuisine can be found in the center, from inexpensive and authentic Uzbek and Central Asian dishes to the finest European, Asian, and American offerings. Modern Dushanbe is a true “garden city”, its wide boulevards and sleepy backstreets lined with towering plantain and poplar trees, giving the city the feel of a leafy oasis on hot summer days. Many large parks are scattered throughout the city, watered by a network of large and small canals and channels.
Hotel accommodations from one to five stars are available, ranging from quiet guesthouses in vintage buildings to cosmopolitan business hotels, including international chains such as Radisson and Hyatt.
Weather in Dushanbe is typified by hot, dry summers, cool winters, and warm, wet spring and autumn. Average high temperature in July is 36°C, with a low of 18°C. In January, Average temperatures are 9°C / -1°C. Dushanbe receives on average more rainfall than other Central Asian capitals; around 500 mm which mostly falls in spring, though summers are very hot and dry. The city is protected by several mountain ranges from the bitterly cold temperatures and strong winds which affect the rest of the region.
One surprising fact for many foreigners is that Dushanbe is home to a large expatriate community. This was originally due to the huge influx of humanitarian organizations after the civil war, though more recently business people and bureaucrats of all types have arrived. Dozens of foreign embassies and consulates are conveniently located in the center as well.
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel. Start guided city tour with visiting of National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan (closed on Mondays) that includes the exhibits on history, natural history and art (Buddha in Nirvana is one of the valuable exhibits of the museum). Continue to Hissar Fortress (30 km from Dushanbe) where you can see Madrasah Kukhna. Return to Dushanbe and visit Gurminj Musical Instruments Museum, Statue of Ismail Somoni and Rudaki Park. End of the tour. Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
No Credit Cards required. Book With Flexibility. If your plans change, you can easily change the date or cancel the tour.