Historical Spots of Uzbekistan (incl. Ferghana Valley)

Tashkent - Kokand - Ferghana - Marghilan - Rishtan - Tashkent - Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
Tourpackage around historical towns of Uzbekistan with OrexCA.com
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Tourpackage around historical towns of Uzbekistan with OrexCA.com

Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
Kind of route: airway and motor coach tour
Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn
Accommodation: Single/Double/Twin in hotels
Tel.: (+998 93) 500 35 68
Tour itinerary: Tashkent - Kokand - Ferghana - Marghilan - Rishtan - Tashkent - Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent 

Uzbekistan - the crossroad of 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 Uzbekistan. Many of its cities have centuries and millenniums. Tashkent, Samarkand, Shahrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva - these are the most famous and popular historical spots of the very old and always young land of Moveraunnahr ("The country between two rivers") that you will visit during this tour.

But, before the "Big Five", after arrival to Tashkent and excursion around the capital of Uzbekistan and the biggest megapolis of Central Asia you will start you experience in charming Ferghana Valley with its neat orchards, cute towns, skilled artisans and most hospitable people.

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 - Kokand - Ferghana

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00 Transfer to Ferghana via Kokand (340 km, 5 hrs).
11:30 Arrive in Kokand.
13:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00 Continue drive to Ferghana.
15:30 Arrive in Ferghana. Check-in hotel and some rest.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Ferghana.

Excursion in Kokand:

  • Architectural complex Djami Mosque and Minaret (1814-1817 yy.);
  • Architectural complex Dahman-Shakhon (early 19th c.);
  • Palace of Khudoyar-khan, Architectural Complex (1863-70).

Day 3 (Fri): Ferghana - Marghilan - Rishtan - Tashkent

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00 Check-out hotel and transfer to Tashkent via Marghilan and Rishtan (350 km, 5 hrs).
08:30 Arrive in Marghilan. Visit famous silk factory.
10:30 Transfer to Rishtan.
11:30-12:30 Arrive in Rishtan and visit family of world-known ceramists. After visit continue drive to Kokand.
13:30-14:30 Arrive in Kokand and lunch.
14:30 Continue drive to Tashkent.
18:00 Arrive in Tashkent. Check-in hotel and some rest.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 4 (Sat): 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.
10:30 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 5 (Sun): Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00 Transfer to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz (360, 5 hrs).
09:30 Arrive in Shakhrisabz and excursion.
12:00-13:00 Lunch.
13:00-14:00 Continue excursion in Shakhrisabz.
14:00 Continue drive to Bukhara.
17:30-20:00 Arrive in Bukhara, check-in hotel and have some rest.
20:00-21:00 Dinner. Overnight in Bukhara.

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): 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 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.);
  • 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;
  • Toki-Zargaron, Toki-Sarrafon, Toki-Tilpak-Furushon - shopping mall (15th-16th cc.).

Day 7 (Tue): Bukhara

08:00-09:00 Breakfast.
09:00-13:00 Excursion.
13:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00-15:00 Continue excursion of Bukhara.
15:00-19:00 Free time.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Bukhara.

Excursion within and outside Bukhara:

  • 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.);

Day 8 (Wed): Bukhara - Khiva

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00 Drive to Khiva (480 km, 9-11 hrs).
13:00-14:00 Lunch in the desert (lunch-boxes).
19:00 Arrive in Khiva. Check-in hotel.
19:30-20:30 Farewell dinner. Overnight in Khiva.

Day 9 (Thu): Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00-12:00 Free time.
12:00-13:00 Check-out hotel and lunch.
13:00-16:00 Excursion.
17:00-18:00 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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