Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent
all the year round
We are glad to present you a short but interesting tour with visiting blessed Bukhara and famous Samarkand. This tour is ideal for tourists who don't have enough time but want to visit as many places as possible.
Get ready to see world-famous city squares, mausoleums and madrasah - all dressed in glittering mosaics and bright colors - walk among them and enjoy the views.
Book the tour now - get all the perfect dates and good schedule ready for you. Welcome to Uzbekistan!
Flight to Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov
Migration formalities usually take 20 min to 40 min: visa/passport control and baggage claim.
Welcome to Tashkent!
Tashkent is a one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Central Asia of more than 2200 years history originally known as Chach, Shash and later Tashkent (“Tosh”- means “stone”, “ kent”–“city“) . Throughout the centuries, the city developed into an important trade center and witnessed glory days of great dynasties of. Nowadays; Tashkent is a modern and the largest city in Uzbekistan since 1930 is the capital and administrative, culture and economical center of Uzbekistan that is famous for its green streets, exquisite cuisine, wonderful sunny weather and hospitable people.
Come out of the terminal and meet the driver holding a sign “ANUR TOUR” with your name on it.
Free time afternoon/evening.
21:15 Transfer to the train station.
22:15 Departure to Bukhara by night train No. 072Ф
Train doesn't include breakfast.
06:16 Arrival in Bukhara.
You will be met and transferred to the hotel. Breakfast.
Meeting with a local guide and start walking excursion around old Bukhara: – Ensemble Lyabi Hauz (Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa, Khanaka, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of Khodja Nasreddin);
– Magoki Attari Mosque is one of the oldest mosques survived in Bukhara from the time before the Mongolian invasion;
– Abdullakhan’s Tim with numerous handicraft stores offering you souvenirs, ceramics, national clothes, and carpets;
– Caravanserai Saifuddin (the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara);
– There are three trading places or so-called covered bazaars: Toki Sarrofon, Toki Telpak Furushon, and Toki Zargaron preserved from the XVI century. These bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets;
– Visit Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas or so-called Kosh (pare) madrassas standing in front of each other with a distinctive style of facade ornamental decoration;
– Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa – the heart of Bukhara, a monumental complex impressing the imagination of every visitor;
– Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC where one can feel the history of the great fortress covered in beautiful legends and myths.
Optionally can be added by request: a quick visit to Samanids mausoleum (IX century), a monument of early medieval architecture with a local guide.
14:50 Transfer to the railway station.
15:50 Depart Bukhara by train «Afrosiab».
17:20 Arrival in Samarkand. Meet and transfer to the hotel. Free time in Samarkand. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Meet your guide at the hotel's lobby.
Start your sightseeing program from the old part of Samarkand:
– Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timur the Great and his descendants decorated with gold ornaments and considered as one of the most significant places in the world;
– Continue to the famous Registan Square – the heart of Samarkand and a real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture consists of three grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor, and Madrassa Tilla Kori.
– Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city which was one of the most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world in 15th Century;
– Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums formed by standing on both sides of the cenotaph (an imaginary grave) belonging to the Muslim person named Saint Abbas ibn-Kussam;
– Ulugbek’s Observatory – the finest astronomical centers in the medieval world was built by order of Ulugbek, an outstanding scholar and astronomer;
– Samarkand bazaar – Siyab
16:28 Transfer to the railway station
17:28 Departure for Tashkent by train “Afrosiab”
19:44 Arrival in Tashkent.
The end of tour.
- Accommodation in standard twin- shared rooms ;
- All transfers as per program by comfortable tourist class transport including transfers to-from airports and train stations ;
- English-speaking professional licensed local guides (2 standard excursions);
- Meals: breakfast at hotels
- Single entry tickets to the sites, museums, mausoleums as per program;
- Train tickets Tashkent – Bukhara by standard night train compartment 4 persons), Bukhara – Samarkand, Samarkand - Tashkent (economy class) by tourist train “Afrosiab”/”Sharq”;
- Tourist tax in the hotels per person;
- International flights to/from Tashkent;
- Photo/video fees (professional camera);
- E-visa to Uzbekistan (if required);
- Meals: lunches and dinners;
- Transport and guide service for free time after the standard city tours; transport for a walking tour in Bukhara; transfers in Tashkent on D 3 (can be added by request);
- VAT 15 %, personal travel/medical insurance, portage, tips, personal expenses, and other services not specified under “Tour Price Includes”.
- Check-in 14.00, check-out time 11.00. No early check-in/ late check-out is included unless indicated;
- Please note that the tour price does not include seasonal VAT 15 %, VAT can be added to the basic tour price.
- Please note that the drivers do not speak English or can speak only basic English;
- All the changes in the basic itinerary, the timing for transfers depending on the international flight departure/arrival time are to be discussed and pre-agreed;
- Please note that the train trip/s can be replaced for transfer/s by car depending on train tickets availability and trains schedule;
- After the date of publication, any changes in the hotels, air/train ticket prices, tax increase, and exchange rate fluctuation may influence the tour prices;
- Anur Tour is not responsible for the force majeure occasions (weather conditions during the tour, repairing-reconstructing works at some parts of roads, government restrictions).