SHOPPING TOUR UZBEKISTAN

SHOPPING TOUR UZBEKISTAN

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover cultural treasures of Uzbekistan: magnificent temples and mosques, ancient palaces;
  • Visit exotic bazaars, traditional teahouses, ancient villages, real neighborhoods, schools and homes of local people;
  • Meet and interact with hospitable Central Asians, ceramists (tile makers), restaurants, weavers, chefs and masters;
  • Hear amazing folk stories, superstitions and legends of Central Asia people;
  • Enjoy traditional music, dance performances and fashion shows

Travel to Uzbekistan, where the doors to history, civilization, and the warmest welcome in the world are our pleasure to open for you. This is our homeland, and every visitor is an honored guest. Steep yourself in 3,000 years of culture and traditions, whether in a vibrant capital city, behind sun-warmed adobe walls, in a village nestled in a lush valley or a nomadic yurt under a sky of blazing stars. Explore palaces, medresseh, fortresses, and caravanserais from by-gone eras amidst classic Soviet architecture, soaring minarets and brilliant ceramics of medieval mausoleums and mosques, and the bustling bazaars - still as busy now as they were hundreds of years ago, where anything is available and everything is on display.

Day 01. Tashkent

Arrival at Tashkent International Airport . You will be met by our rep and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation at 4 star or Boutique hotel

Day 02. Tashkent

Tashkent, the Capital city of Uzbekistan, was a central crossroads of the Great Silk Road for many centuries. It is renowned for its bazaars, handicraft centers, museums, art galleries, and ancient sites. Visit the 19th century historical site, the Abul Kasim Handicraft Bazaar, where you can see the craftsmen at work and appreciate the skill and techniques that create the object you buy. Visit the Silk Road section of Tashkent to see the Kukaldash Medresseh and the 2000 year old Chorsu Bazaar (Eski Juva). Ride the gorgeous Tashkent metro and get a true taste of every day life. Dinner at a Traditional Uzbek Restaurant.

Day 03-05. Tashkent – Bukhara

This morning we shall take a high speed train to Bukhara to explore the legendary city. Bukhara is a fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Lyabi Khaus Complex, the Nadir Divan Begi Khanaka (traditional hotel for merchants), the ancient trade domes , the Poi-Kalon Ensemble with the greatest minaret of Central Asia. Something you will notice is that textiles are an integral part of life in this region. Young girls traditionally begin making their own embroideries and household items for their dowries from a young age. Even the most modest of homes is filled with woven, embroidered and appliquéd textiles. Under the shady mulberry trees which surround the reflecting pool at the Lyabi Khaus complex, the traditional heart of the city, tea and gossip reign, artisans sell their handicrafts and at night the colored lights give a festive air to the local dance troupe. Dinner and folklore show featuring local dancers, singers and a fashion show highlighting the fabulous local fabrics and designs. Sightseeing tour of the Summer and Winter Residences of the historic Emirs of Bukhara. Visit the Museum of Applied and Decorative Art.

Day 06. Bukhara - Samarkand

After completing the tour in Bukhara you will take a high speed train to Samarkand. Upon arrival you will be accommodated at Grand Samarkand Superior. Sightseeing tour to Registan Square, the main attraction of Samarkand and an impressive place for holding the world’s finest old and modern music festivals and holidays, then visit Guri Emir Mausoleum.

Day 07-08. Samarkand

Sightseeing around Samarkand to the medieval Shah i Zinda Ensemble, an ancient necropolis of finely tiled mausoleums. We will also explore the Bibi Khanum Complex .At the Samarkand Green Bazaar enjoy the most delicious local breads, sweets and fruits.

We will visit the national costumes bazaar, the Samarkand Art & Crafts Center, and a traditional mulberry paper factory and silk making workshop. Photo opportunities from the highest point of Samarkand. Enjoy a traditional meal at the home of an Uzbek family.

Day 09. Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Tashkent

Morning drive to Shakhrisabz and explore the ancient sites Ak Saray, Friday mosque and handicraft center. Meet the Shakhrisabz embroidery school masters. This evening we will take a train to Tashkent (the train schedule subject to change). Accommodation at Tashkent 4* hotel.

Day 10. Tashkent

Enjoy the last day tour in Tashkent. Visit the museum of applied and decorative art, Alisher Navoi Theatre, Tashkent TV tower, the fashion designers workshop. Farewell dinner.

Day 11. Tashkent

You will be transferred to the Tashkent International Airport for your departure

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Breakfast, dinners and one lunch in the family
  • Visa support /invitations (visa fee or service fee not included)
  • All ground transportation in private climate-controlled vehicles, including international arrival and departure transfers
  • High-Speed train tickets (Tashkent-Bukhara, Samarkand-Tashkent)
  • Experienced, local, Private English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • All entrance fees, service charges, and applicable taxes (include additional sites if the clients interested in visiting places which we may have not included)
  • Wine tasting in winery “Khovrenko” in Samarkand (optional)
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