Uzbekistan Travel: Golden Road to Samarkand
Welcome to the land of Endless Discoveries!!!
Experience 3000 years of history, from the earliest settlements through the time of Alexander the Great and Tamerlane. Admire the remains of countless palaces, fortresses and monuments, bazaars, caravanserais, blue cupolas on minarets, the lace-like ornamentation and brilliant ceramics of mausoleums and mosques-steep yourself in thousands of years of culture and tradition as you travel the routes of history. Travelers will enjoy visiting the Nukus Museum of Art and State Museum after Savitsky. The Museum is famous for its collection of early 20th century art from Russia and Central Asia, including the second-largest collection of Russian avant-garde in the world.
2014 Scheduled Tours
April 6-15, 2014 ($200 early reservation discounts)
April 17-26, 2014
May 4-13, 2014
May 15-24, 2014
May 28-June 6, 2014
June 12-21, 2014
July 1-10, 2014
August 14-23, 2014
September 7-16, 2014
September 18-27, 2014
October 1-10, 2014
Single supplement: $475
Day 02 Tashkent-Nukus-Khiva
Day 03. Khiva
Day 04 Urgench-Bukhara
Early breakfast. Sightseeing day drive to Bukhara (450 km) through Kizilkum desert which was the main Silk Road that connected East with West, stop at the yurts and have nice picnic in local Chaykhana (tea-house), Photo opportunity near Amu Darya (Oxus River), one of the biggest rivers of Central Asia. Arrival in Bukhara.
Day 05 Bukhara
Bukhara, one of the most ancient and incredible cities in the world. This is another World Heritage Site.Visit Labi Khaus Complex ("the complex around the pond"), Nadir Divan Begi Khanaka (old hotel for merchants). Labi Khaus pond dates from the XVIIth century when it was the principal source of water. Enjoy tea in an ancient Chaykhana (Tea house), near the the sculpture of humorist Khodga Nasriddin. The demostration of national costumes in Fayzullo Khodjaev's house. The sightseeing continues with trade domes of money changers, hat sellers, silk, carpets, puppets and jewelry, Magoki Attari site which was originally a Zoroastrian temple, Abdulazizkhan Madreseh with its sandali (old version of house heating), Poi-Kalon Ensemble with the greatest minaret of Central Asia. Discover ancient winter residence of local rulers from the first century which is located near Bolo Khaus Mosque.Dinner and Folklore show featuring local dancers, singers and fashion stars.
Today you will visit magnificent Summer Residence of Last Bukhara Emirs “Sitorai Mohi-Khossa“ (The Palace of Moon and Stars) and Chor Minor Minarets. Your afternoon is at your leisure.Wine tasting at the ancient Nugai karavanserai.
Day 07 Bukhara-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand
Day 08 Samarkand
Day 09 Samarkand- Tashkent
Transfer to the Tashkent Airport for your departure for your home country.