To the Heart of Tamerlane’s Empire

Uzbekistan fixed date group tour

Tour Details

SCHEDULED DATES IN 2024

Group #1: 28.03-04.04.2024 – scheduled
Group #2: 16.05-23.05.2024 – scheduled
Group #3: 06.06-13.06.2024 – scheduled
Group #4: 12.09-19.09.2024 – scheduled
Group #5: 17.10-24.10.2024 – scheduled

To the Heart of Tamerlane’s Empire Tour
To the Heart of Tamerlane’s Empire

Tour Itinerary

After passing border control and collecting luggage, you will be met by a local guide holding your nameplate. You are going to the hotel for check-in (Check in at 14:00).

Sightseeing tour in Almaty: This day you will visit the city’s old center and cover one of the main sites that best highlight Almaty’s history. The first stop is Park of 28 Panfilov soldiers – named after the division during WWII, formed of men from the Almaty region under command of General Ivan Panfilov. The park itself is popular among locals and guests of the city. Inside the park visitors will find the eternal flame, memorials of different heroic characters, the Ascension Cathedral – Russian Orthodox wooden church that magically withstood a strong earthquake in XX century, and Museum of musical instruments, where you can admire the collection over 1000 exhibits including rare exhibits dating back to XVII century. Just in a walking distance, you can enjoy another touristic attraction of Almaty – “Green Bazaar” or Green market. This is a perfect way to experience the true Eastern market, where you could find main delicacies of different nations living in Kazakhstan. Here you might taste the food, bargain and, obviously, buy local tasty goods for a very nice price. Then we stop for lunch at local restaurant. Today’s last stop is Kok Tobe Park – located at an altitude of 1100 meters on the green hill, this place is very popular among locals and tourists. Take a ride on comfortable cable car and within 10 minutes, you are admiring the magnificent panoramic view of the city. Once we come down from the hill, we are going back to the hotel.

Breakfast.

Transfer to the railway station. Transfer to Samarkand by high-speed train "Afrosiab" (08:00-10:10).
Meeting at the railway station and start the city tour. Sightseeing in Samarkand: the most impressive square in the entire Central Asia – the Registan Square (madrasah of Ulugbek, Sher-Dor madrasah, Tilya-Kori madrasah), Gur-e Amir mausoleum – necropolis of the Timurids.

After lunch continuation of sightseeing in Samarkand: Bibi-Khanym mosque, architectural ensemble Shah-i-Zinda, Ulugbek observatory. Dinner at a local national house, a culinary master class and tasting of manti – an authentic Uzbek dish that has the form of large dumplings filled with meat and steamed in a special pot. Overnight at the hotel.
breakfast, dinner

 

Morning transfer to a small town of the Tamerlane – Shakhrisabz. On arrival – sightseeing tour in the city that gave a birth to the great Amir Temur. Visit Ak Saray
Palace, Dorus Saodat Complex, Dorut Tillavat Madrasah, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. After lunch time return to Samarkand. On arrival visit Afrosiab museum, Saint Daniel’s tomb and Siab bazaar.
Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.

Morning transfer to Bukhara. On arrival – accommodation at the hotel and rest. After lunch time – visit Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Miri Arab madrassa, Magoki Attori mosque, Mosque Ulugbek Madrasah and Lyabi Haus Square.
breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue exploring Bukhara. Visit of the following sites: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, local bazaar, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel with Zindan prison. After sightseeing – participation in a culinary master class on cooking Bukhara plov.

A professional chef oshpaz, who is specializing in cooking plov, will will reveal culinary secrets and will tell and show how an authentic Bukhara plov is made. This will be a dinner entertainment for all participants. Dinner with tasting of Bukhara plov at a national house. Overnight at the hotel.
breakfast, dinner

Transfer across the famous Kyzyl-Kum desert and along the Amudarya River to Khiva. Arrival in Khiva. Khiva, which is more than 2500 years old, is a museum-like city of the ancient Khwarazm, colorful and barely touched by humans, it is a true example of a medieval city in Middle East.
Leisure time. Visiting the souvenir shops and workshops.
Overnight at the hotel.
breakfast

Urgench – Tashkent by evening flight. Sightseeing in Khiva (Ichan-Kala historical inner city): Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark, Fortress, Islam Hajji Madrasah & Minaret, Tash Khauli Alakuli Khan Palace, Juma Mosque,
Muhammadaminkhan Minaret & Madrasah.

After the city tour we make a transfer to the airport located in the city of Urgench for further flight back to Tashkent.
On arrival – accommodation at the hotel and overnight.
breakfast

Transfer to the international airport in Tashkent.
Departure.
breakfast

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Tour updated 21.1.2024

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