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Private Tashkent and Samarkand Tours 1
Trip Code: 04
The guide and
driver meet the guests at hotel in Tashkent.
Day trip in Tashkent then trip to Samarkand by train and back to Tashkent
ITINERARY & DETAILS
Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and has
approximately 3 million inhabitants. The city is located in the north eastern
part of the republic, in the valley where the river Chirchik is located. In the
North of Tashkent the snow-covered tops of Big and Small Chimgan mountain can be seen. Tashkent is the fourth largest
in the Commonwealth of Independent States after Moscow, St Petersburg and Kiev.
Day 1: Tashkent
The sightseeing in Tashkent city:
Khazrati Imom Complex (XVI-XX centuries) the
historical spiritual heart of the city (consists of functioning Friday mosque “Khazrati Imom Mosque” from 2007,
Barak-Khan Madrassa from XVI-XVIII centuries—present-day serving as shopping place,
Tellya Sheikh Mosque from XIX century, Muyi Moborak Library— holds rare Oriental manuscripts
collection, among which the world-famous Caliph Osman-Koran from the VII century and the mausoleum of Abu Bakr Mohammed Kaffal Shashi, the
first Koran preachers of Central Asia, who was also a famous scientist).
(“four roads” in Uzbek, the commercial heart of the city and has been for
hundreds of years).
Metro riding (the only Central Asian
Underground, built in 1977).
Amir Timur Square—the centre of the modern city,
is green space with plenty of flowers and fountains. The square covers the most
important buildings both political and cultural. In the middle of the square is
the statue of Amir Timur (known in
Europe as Tamerlane) on horseback,
hotel “Uzbekistan” which was built
in 1974, University of Law (former
Women’s Gymnasium), Museum of Amir Timur, well-known Tashkent Clock Towers (the first tower was constructed in 1947 to
house the clock mechanism from Eastern Prussia, a war trophy brought back to
Tashkent by watchmaker Ayzenshteyn), and Uzbekistan Forums Palace.
State Museum of Applied Art—founded in 1997,
holds more than 7000 rare works of applied art created by golden hands of
masters from the first half of XIX century to the present time.
Day 2: Tashkent—Samarkand
Morning transfer to the railway station of Tashkent to catch a train to Samarkand. A guide and driver meet the guests at the station, which is a starting point of the Samarkand tour.
inimitable charm lies in the architecture of the past mosques, mausoleums, madrassahs and palaces, the mute
witnesses to turbulent events in the long history of the city. All the
monuments built during the zenith of medieval art are carefully preserved by
the Uzbek people to the present day.
The sightseeing in Samarkand city:
Gur-Amir mausoleum (“the tomb of the king” in
Uzbek) from XV century.
Registan square (“sandy place” in Uzbek) from
XV-XVIIcenturies. A spectacular architectural ensembles, with fantastic
Islamic designs and calligraphy etched into the facades of its mosques and
Bibi Hanim mosque XV century. The mosque was built in honour of Temur’s chief wife,
Saray Mulk Khanum.
Local Siab market (“black river” in Uzbek)
Day 3: Samarkand—Tashkent
The sightseeing in Samarkand city:
The complex Shahi Zinda (“alive king” in
Uzbek) from XII-XX centuries. Burial
place of royal persons and nobles. One of the most spiritual place in
The Ulugbek Observatory (XV century).
Paper Centre— for centuries Samarkand was famous
for its mulberry paper and famed for its durability and resistance to insects.
Production died out in the 18th century and this UNESCO backed
project in the eastern suburbs aims to revive the 2000-year-old tradition.
Guests can see process of making Samarkand paper from mulberry bark.
Single supplement 25 US
Prices in US dollar
per person for 2020
ticket for Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent