A six-day Cultural Uzbekistan Tour is a journey full of unforgettable impressions and mysterious oriental romantics. This Welcome tour to Uzbekistan will give you an opportunity to learn more about the history of ancient cities – Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara and Tashkent, which were situated on the legendary Great Silk Road. In Tashkent, you will visit a modern center and Old Town with the religious center Khast-Imam and one of the city’s oldest bazaars “Chorsu”. You will visit Tamerlane’s native town – Shakhrisabz, take a walk along the Ark Fortress-Citadel in Bukhara and appreciate at true value the beauty and the greatness of the Registan architectural ensemble.
Welcome Tour to Uzbekistan descriptions
1 person – no discount 2 persons – 10% discount 3 persons – 20% discount 4 persons and up – 30% discount
All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car; 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus; Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfasts included; Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides; Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary; Full board (lunches and dinners); Business/Economy-class tickets for trains Tashkent-Bukhara and Samarkand-Tashkent as per option (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most-comfortable class of regular train).
Tour leader to accompany the travelers for the whole period of the tour; Hotel charges for additional services; Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa; Tips are not included, but would be appreciated; Travel insurance.
Shakhrisabz is the hometown of Temur (also transliterated Timur and known as Tamerlane) and everything in Shakhrisabz is connected with his name. Temur was born in 1336 at the village of Hoja Ilghar, about 13 km south of Shakhrisabz. Temur’s father Amir Taragai, his spiritual adviser Shamsedin Kulyol, and his eldest sons Jahangir and Omar Sheikh were buried here. The name Shakhrisabz is Tajik and means “green city”. The Historic Centre of Shahrisabz was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000.
Archaeological excavations have found traces of occupation by farming communities in the 1st millennium BC. In the Middle Ages the town was called Kesh. It became important in the 14th century. Temur (Tamerlane) was born in a village nearby and the tribe to which he belonged controlled the city. Temur was already governor of Kesh at the age of 25. He defeated the Turkish sultan Bayezid and the Golden Horde and led triumphant campaigns in Iran, the Caucasus, India and Asia Minor. At the height of his power his kingdom stretched from Egypt to Kashgar and Kiev and Moscow were its protectorates. Timur created the vast state of Movarounnahr and became its absolute emir. He made Samarkand his capital and Shakhrizabz his second capital.
Bukhara is one of the most ancient cities in Central Asia.Long ago it was nicknamed as “Bukhoroi – sharif ” – “ Noble Bukhara”. The city is more than 2500 years old dating back to the Bukhara oasis (Sogdiana) mentioned in Avesta – the holy book of Zoroastranism.As some sources say, the word Bukhara is taken Most of the monuments in this romantic Eastern city, which attracts tourists from all over the world, date back to the Middle Ages.
In the ancient past, the Bukhara oasis formed part of Sogdiana, a vast region of Central Asia which had been conquered by Alexandr of Macedon.After seizing Samarkand, Alexandr spearheaded his legions deep into the Bukhara oasis.
Continue sightseeing: visit Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 6: Tashkent – departure
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
No Credit Cards required. Book With Flexibility. If your plans change, you can easily change the date or cancel the tour.