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Gastronomic tour in Uzbekistan

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Tour itinerary: Tashkent-Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Season: all the year around
Days: 8Nights: 7
Price: 745
Tour description:


Uzbekistan food tour!

Uzbek cuisine is highly appreciated by gourmets from around the world. Fragrant hotcakes, golden pilaf, juicy samsa and delicious kebabs - and this is an incomplete list of what the Anur Tour company offers in a gastronomic tour of the main cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara.

Day 1
Tashkent

4:55 Take a flight HY602 to Tashkent.

Arrival in Tashkent in the morning (ETA 09:00). 

Come out of the terminal and meet the driver holding a sign “ANUR TOUR” with your name on it. 

Meet with our manager and guide. You will have time to discuss the details with our staff. 

Transfer to the national restaurant to have a famous Uzbek classic breakfast - fresh seasonal fruits, milk products such as ''suzma'' - thick salted sour cream, nuts and oriental sweets. 

Finish your morning meal. Start your tour around Tashkent (5-6 hours):

- Amir Temur Square;

- Opera and Ballet Theater Square, named after Navoi;

- Museum of Applied Art;

 - Independence Square and the Monument "Courage" - a monument to the victims of the earthquake in 1966;

 In the old part of the city, we will visit the Tashkent Religious Center - the complex Khast Imam, which consists of the Barakhan Madrasa, the Kaffal  Shashi Mausoleum  and the Islamic Literature Library, where the Quran Osman is located - the oldest manuscript of the Quran.

Finish your excursion.

Supper in the national restaurant.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2
Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva

Early breakfast.

Transfer to the local airport.

07:00 Departure to Urgench by domestic flight.

08:40 Arrival. Meeting in the airport with our driver.

Transfer to Khiva (30 km). Check-in the hotel. If rooms aren't ready, check-in will be after dinner.

Lunch in the national restaurant - traditional pilaf, sambusa and salads.

Beginning of the walking excursion (6-7 hours) in the historical part of Khiva - Ichan-Kala (translated “Inner City”). Ichan Kala is the largest open-air museum in Central Asia. Visiting architectural monuments: Amin Khan Madrasah, Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rahim Khan II Madrasah, Pahlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Islam Khoja Complex.

The excursion program also includes a visit to the Islam Khodja complex, the Juma mosque, the Khiva Khan Allakulihan’s palace - Tash-Khauli, the Allakulihan’s madrasa, the Kutluk Murad Inak madrasah.

Finish your excursion. Dinner at a national restaurant.

Back to the hotel.

Overnight.

Day 3
Khiva -  Bukhara

Breakfast.

Transfer to Bukhara through the Kyzyl Kum desert (475 km). On the way, a short stop at the Amu Darya River. Here you can take beautiful photos.

Lunch on the way - probably kebabs with spicy onion and national salads.

Arrival in Bukhara. Check-in the hotel.

Five o'clock tea at the Tea House "Spices of the Silk Road". 

Visiting the old Bukhara baths (XVI century) after.

Lunch at a national restaurant. Back to the hotel.

Overnight.

Day 4
Bukhara

Breakfast.

09:00 Meet the guide at the hotel's lobby and take an excursion through the old part of Bukhara:

- Visiting the mausoleum of the Samanids,  the mosque and the madrassah Bola-Khauz,  citadel Arc  - the ancient citadel, buildings of the beginning of the 1st century BC,  complex Poi Kalyan ensemble, consisting of the famous minaret and Kalyan mosque, Miri Arab Madrasa. Walk through the trade domes of Bukhara: Toki Saraffon, Toki Telpakfurushon, Toki Zargaron, where they used to trade in silk, headdresses, expensive jewelry and traders who came to Bukhara from distant countries. And now there you can see and buy various souvenirs, jewelry.

~12:00 Lagman master class at the National House. Guests will take a direct part in the preparation of the lagman and will even roll out the dough themselves.

Finish your master class.

Continue to visit the Ulugbek and Abdullazizkhan madrasas; Tim Abdullahan; the caravan of saraydah Sayfiddina, where the craft development center of Bukhara is now located; Magoki Attari Mosque; the center of old Bukhara: the Lyabi Hause ansemble - the honako and the Nodir Divan Begi madrasah, the Kukeldash madrasah, and the monument of the well-known Khoja Nasreddin.

Dinner with folk show in Medresse Nadir Divan Begi.

Overnight.

Day 5
Bukhara - Samarkand

Breakfast.

10:00 Transfer to Samarkand (270 km) through the small town of Gijduvan. On the way, familiarity with the workshop of the famous ceramic master Abdullo Narzullaev in the center of Gijduvan. Here you can see the process of creating pottery and tableware. If desired, you can participate in a master class on painting ceramics (on request).

Arrival in Samarkand. Hotel accommodation.

Master class for cooking Samarkand pilaf.

Tasting Uzbek collection wines at the Khovrenko's Winery & Museum.

Dinner in the restaurant “Karimbek”

Transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight.

Day 6.
Samarkand

Breakfast.

09:00 Meet with a guide & driver in the hotel's lobby and start your excursion: (6-7 hours)

– 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;

15:00 Master class for cooking national dishes - manti.

Free time to walk around the Saabandian Siab bazaar.

Dinner at the restaurant "Samarkand".

Overnight at the hotel

Day 7
Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast.

Transfer to Tashkent, on the way visit to the Samarkand paper mill.

Lunch in the national tea house - tasting the famous Jizzakh samsa.

Arrival in Tashkent.

Transfer to the national restaurant. Dinner time.

Finish your meal. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight.

Day 8.
Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast.

4:00 Transfer to the airport.

7:25 Departure by flight HY-603 to your home destination country.

End of the tour.

Accommodation: 

City

Standard

Comfort

Tashkent

Uzbekistan /Shodlik

Samarkand

Zilol Baht / Malika Classic

Bukhara

Fatima/ Zargaron/ Kabir/ Kavsar

Khiva

Old Khiva / Euroasia

 

OR OTHER HOTELS IN THE SAME CLASS

Price of the tour:

Persons

Price in Standard

Price in Comfort

1 person

$1715

$

2-3 people

$1055

$

4-5 people

$830

$

6-8 people

$745

$

Single supplement

+$150

+$
Price of the tour includes:

- Transport service throughout the tour according to the program;

- Hotel accommodation with breakfast, double occupancy (double / twin);

- Services of English-speaking guides (4 excursions);

- Entrance fees to museums, mausoleums and other attractions according to the program;

- Train tickets (economy class carriage) Samarkand - Tashkent "Afrosiab" *; * It is possible to replace the Afrosiab train with the Shark train;

** Children under 2 years old: stay with parents without providing an extra bed and without providing a separate seat on the trains;

- English-speaking tour leader accompanying the group for groups of more than 10 people;

The price of the tour doesn't include:
 - International flights to / from Tashkent;
 - Payment for using the photo and video camera when visiting sights;
 - Personal insurance;
 - Meals (lunches, dinners);
 - Transportation of baggage at the airport and hotels;
 -Guide services and transportation in your free time; 
 - Personal and other expenses not specified in the section "Included in the tour price";
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