Historical Spots of Uzbekistan (incl. Termez)

Tashkent - Samarkand - Termez - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
Tourpackage around historical towns of Uzbekistan with OrexCA.com
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10 Days

Cognitive travel around Uzbekistan - the crossroad of The Great Silk Road, the land of the ancient culture and the great historical values. More than 4000 architectural and archaeological monuments located in the territory of "The Heart of Central Asia", and four of them are listed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many of its historical towns have centuries and millenniums. Tashkent, Samarkand, Termez, Shahrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva - these are six of the main ten cities of the ancient and always young land of Moveraunnahr ("The country between two rivers").

Fueled by the flow of positive emotions your imagination will render the pictures of the past where in the deep old times these cities and places were a part of large state entities and were significant places of caravan's trade along The Great Silk Road, bright spots of the development for various arts and crafts, the high level town-planning, science and the culture.

This tour to Uzbekistan is specially elaborated for intellectual people interested in reach history, colorful culture and grandiose architecture of different nations living here. Tour-package consists of combination of historical, architectural and cultural components, carefully selected by OrexCA.com professionals.

Day 1 (Wed): Tashkent

Option 1: 06:50 am arrive from Istanbul. Flight No. TK368. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight.
Option 2: 08:05 am arrive from London. Flight No. HY202. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight.
Option 3: 07:30 am arrive from Paris. Flight No. HY252. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight.

13:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00-19:00 Excursion.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.

Excursion in Tashkent:

  • The architectural complex Khazret-Imam incl. necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi (15th c.);
  • Barak-khan Medressa (15-16th cc.);
  • Tillya Sheikh Medressa (15-16th cc.);
  • Juma Mosque (15th c.);
  • Imam Ismail al Bukhari Islamic Institute (16th c.);
  • Kukeldash Medressa (Foster brother) (16th c.);
  • Chorsu (Eski Juva) Bazaar (2nd - 1st century B.C.);
  • Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre Square (1939-1947);
  • Palace of the Grand Duke Nikolay Konstantinovich Romanov (outside) (1889-1890);
  • Amir Temur (Tamerlane) Square (19th c.);
  • Chiming Clocks (1947 & 2009);
  • The Roman Catholic Church (1913-1917).

Day 2 (Thu): Tashkent - Samarkand

05:30-06:30 Breakfast.
06:30 Transfer to the train station to take "Afrosiyob" speed train to Samarkand leaving at 08:00.
10:10 Arrive in Samarkand.
11:00-13:00 Excursion.
13:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00-15:00 Check-in hotel and some rest.
15:00-19:00 Continue excursion in Samarkand.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Samarkand. 

Excursion in Samarkand:

  • Gur Emir Mausoleum (Tamerlane's Tomb) (14-15th cc.);
  • Ruhabad Mausoleum (House of Spirit) (14th c.);
  • Registan Square (A sandy place): Ulugbeg Medressa (15th c.), Sher-Dor Medressa (Having tigers) (17th c.), Tillya-Kari Medressa (Coated by gold) (17th c.);
  • Cathedral Mosque Bibi-Khanym (14th c.);
  • Siyab bazaar;
  • Hazret-Hyzr Mosque (19th c.);
  • The architectural complex Shakhi-Zinda (Alive king) (11-19th cc.);
  • Ulugbek Observatory (15th c.)

Day 3 (Fri): Samarkand - Termez

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00-12:00 Excursion out of Samarkand.
12:00-13:00 Lunch.
13:00 Drive to Termez (376 km, 5,5 hours).
18:30 Arrive in Termez. Check-in hotel, dinner. Overnight in Termez. 

Excursion out of Samarkand city:

  • Old Samarkand Paper Mill in Konigil village;
  • Imam Al Bukhari Complex (16th c. & 1998);
  • Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar (Saint Daniel) (beginning of the 20th c.).

Day 4 (Sat): Termez

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00-13:00 Excursion.
13:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00-19:00 Continue excursion of Termez.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Termez.

Excursion within and outside Termez:

  • Termez archaeological museum (2001);
  • Fayaztepa (the site of an ancient settlement of the 2-3rd c.);
  • The Mausoleum of Hakim At Termezi (9-15th c.) (4 km);
  • Zurmala Tower (1-2nd century AD) (7 km);
  • Mausoleum Sultan Saodat (10-15th c.) (7,5 km);
  • Honako Kokaldor Ota (16th c.) (4 km);
  • The Kirk Kiz Womens Nunnery (9-10th c.) (4 km).

Day 5 (Sun): Termez - Shakhrisabz

06:00-07:00 Breakfast.
07:00 Drive to Shakhrisabz (300 km, 5 hours).
12:00-13:00 Lunch.
13:00-16:00 Check-in hotel and have some rest.
16:00-19:00 Excursion.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Shakhrisabz. 

Excursion in Shakhrisabz:

  • Ruins of Ak-Saray Palace (14-15th cc.);
  • Dor-ut Saodat complex: Khazrati Imam Mosque (14th c.), Jahongir Mausoleum (14th c.);
  • Dor-ut Tillavat complex: Gumbazi-Seiidan, Kok Gumbaz Mosque (Blue Dome) (15th c.).

Day 6 (Mon): Shakhrisabz - Bukhara

06:00-07:00 Breakfast.
07:00 Drive to Bukhara (290 km, 5 hours).
12:00-13:00 Lunch.
13:00-16:00 Check-in hotel and have some rest.
16:00-19:00 Excursion.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Bukhara.

Excursion in Bukhara:

  • Mausoleum of the Samanids (9-10th cc.);
  • The mausoleum of Chashma Ayub (14th c.);
  • Complex Poi Kalon (Beneath the Great): Kalon Minaret (12th c.), Kalon Mosque (12th c.) and Miri Arab Medressa (16th c.);
  • Ulugbeg Medressa (15th c.);
  • Abdulaziz-Khan Medressa (17th c.);

Day 7 (Tue): Bukhara

08:00-09:00 Breakfast.
09:00-13:00 Excursion.
13:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00-19:00 Continue excursion of Bukhara.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Bukhara.

Excursion within and outside Bukhara:

  • Magoki-Attari Mosque (10-16th cc.);
  • Lyabi-Hauz ensemble: Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan-Beghi (1620); Kukeldash Madrassah (Kulba-Kukeldash) (1568-69);
  • Ark fortress (11-20th cc.): Ark citadel; Bolo Hauz Mosque; Balyand Mosque;
  • Sitorai Mokhi Khossa Palace, the summer residence of last Emir of Bukhara (late 19th c. - early 20th c.);
  • The Jubariy Sheikhs' family cemetery Chor-Bakr (1563);
  • Necropolis of Sheikh Bahaaddin Naqshband (16th c.);
  • Toki-Zargaron, Toki-Sarrafon, Toki-Tilpak-Furushon - shopping mall (15th-16th cc.).

Day 8 (Wed): Bukhara - Khiva

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00 Drive to Khiva (480 km, 8-10 hours).
13:00-14:00 Lunch in the desert (lunch-boxes).
18:00 Arrive in Khiva. Check-in hotel.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Khiva.

Day 9 (Thu): Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00-12:00 Excursion.
12:00-13:00 Check-out hotel and lunch.
13:00-16:00 Excursion.
17:00-18:00 Farewell dinner.
18:00 Transfer to Urgench (35 km, 30 min) for evening flight to Tashkent leaving at 20:20.
21:40 Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.

Excursion in Ichan Kala, Khiva:

  • Kunya-Ark (Old fortress) (17th c.);
  • Kalta Minor Tower (Short minaret) (1850);
  • Muhammad Amin-Khan (1845-1855);
  • Djuma Mosque and Minaret (18th c.);
  • Tash-Hauli (Stone courtyard) Palace (19th c.);
  • Ak-Mosque (White Mosque) (17th c.);
  • Necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud (1810);
  • Minaret and madrassah of Islam Khodja (1908-1910).

Day 10 (Fri): Tashkent

Option 1: 04:00 am transfer to the Airport. Depart to Istanbul by TK369 at 06:50.
Option 2: Free morning. Lunch. Check-out by 12:00. At 13:30 transfer to the Airport. Depart to London by HY201 at 16:30.
Option 3: Free morning. Lunch. Check-out by 12:00. At 12:00 transfer to the Airport. Depart to Paris by HY251 at 15:05.

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