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Gastronomic tour around Uzbekistan

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

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 Arrival to Tashkent flight HY-602.

Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.Check-in the hotel (standard check). Discussion of the tour program and other details with a representative of our company.

Dinner in the national restaurant.

Tour around Tashkent: 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.

Free time. Supper in the national restaurant.Night in the hotel.

Day 2.
Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva

Early breakfast.

Transfer to the local airport.

07:00 Departure to Urgench.

08:40 Arrival to Urgench. Meeting in the airport. Transfer to Khiva (30 km). Check-in the hotel. If rooms aren`t ready, check-in will be after the dinner.

Dinner  in the national restaurant. 

The beginning of the excursion (duration 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.

Dinner at a national restaurant. Night in Khiva.

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 make beautiful photos.

Lunch on the way. 

Arrival in Bukhara. Hotel accommodation. Free time.

Tea in the Tea House "Spices of the Silk Road". Visiting the old Bukhara baths (XVI century).

Dinner at a national restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 4.
Bukhara

Breakfast.

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.

 Lagman master class at the National House. The guests will take a direct part in the preparation of the lagman and will even roll out the dough themselves.

The excursion will 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 at the hotel. 

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 pilaf.

Tasting collection wines at the winery. Khovrenko.

Dinner in the restaurant “Karimbek”

Free time.

Day 6.
Samarkand

Breakfast.

09:00 Excursion in Samarkand with a visit to the famous  Registan - the heart of Samarkand, consisting of three grand structures: Ulugbek Madrasa, Tilia-Kori Medresa and Sher-Dor Madrasa. Further, a visit to the mausoleum of  Gur-Emir, the tomb of the Temurids dynasty, the largest medieval building of the city - the Bibi Khanim Mosque; the unique ensemble of tombs Shokhi ZindaUlugbek’s Observatory - one of the most important observatories of the Middle Ages; visits to the mausoleum of Hodja Daniyar Mausoleum - Saint Daniel. By the mausoleum with the same respect are Muslims, Christians and Jews.

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 teahouse - tasting the famous Jizzakh samsa.

Arrival in Tashkent. Free time.

Dinner at the restaurant. Accommodation and overnight hotel.

Day 8.
Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast.

4:00 Transfer to the airport.

7:25 Departure by flight HY-603. End of the tour.ь 

Accomodation: 

City

Hotel "tourist" class

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:

Quantity of people:

Price of the tour per person (Hotel 3*)

1 person

$1715

2-3 people

$1055

4-5 people

$830

6-8 people

$745

Price of the tour includes:

Transport service throughout the tour according to the program;

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

Services of Russian-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;

Russian-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";


Hotels and accomodation
 Accommodation will be organized in hotels that correspond to the category of 3 stars. Hotels with double and single occupancy offer conditions such as air conditioning, a bathroom with bathtub and shower, refrigerator, cable TV and a telephone with international communication.


Transport:

Transportation services are fully included in the entire tour.

Vehicle type may vary depending on the number of people in a group:


minibus with 14 seats for a group of up to 8 people;

minibuses with 20 seats for a group of more than 12 people.


Guides:

 Russian-speaking guides will accompany you during the entire tour in each city, according to the program. If the number of people in a group of 10 or more, the group will be accompanied by an employee of the company.


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