The architecture of the Tashkent Metro is one of the most beautiful in the world, and it is a traditional destination for tourists and guests...
The famous Silk Road traversing Uzbekistan in the past made it legendary for the trade and production of cotton, silk, embroidery, jewelry, and ceramics for centuries. Discover a rich tradition of arts and crafts, such as intricately embroidered suzanis, exquisite silk Ikat weavings, hand woven silk carpets, miniature paintings, tribal jewellery and distinctive ceramic ware.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the first-hand traditional techniques used, from the farming of silk cocoons to the weaving and dyeing of heirloom carpets, and the intricate painting of pottery and tiles. Along the way you'll be treated to stunning landscapes, fascinating ancient sites and regional cuisine
You will visit the studios of artists involved in traditional arts and crafts such as silk weavers, ceramicists, wood block printers, carpet weavers, paper makers etc. The wonderful blend of history, arts, crafts, architecture, geography, religion, astronomy, beautiful, contrasting natural environments, great eating experiences in a variety of venues, a variety of accommodation experiences, art and craft workshops, cultural events, and much more awaits you.
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Guided sightseeing (4-5 hours) in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will start with exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran, holy book, of Caliph Uthman has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Continue to Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center, stroll around Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and visit Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
At 07:00 transfer from your hotel to railway station. Fast-speed train “Afrosiyob” departs Tashkent at 08:00 and arrives in Samarkand at 10:10 (300 km). Your guide and driver will meet you at train station to begin the city tour in Samarkand. Visit spectacular Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane, remains of Bibi Khahum mosque, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek observatory, Siab Bazaar. Free evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Free time in the morning. Transfer to the airport at midday, flight to Fergana HY 1331 at 14:40, arrival in Fergana at 16:35. Transfer to and overnight at the hotel.
In the morning, drive from Fergana to Margilan and visit Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. Today, madrasah is home to a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Visit a traditional market and continue to Yodgorlik Silk factory to learn how silk with traditional Ikat patterns is produced. Drive to Rishtan to the house of a well-known ceramic master Rustam Usmanov whose works are exhibited worldwide. Enjoy a pottery workshop and ceramic collection in a small museum. Continue to the house of craftsman Bakhrom-aka to visit a traditional Kyrgyz family manufacturing wool carpets. After Ok Yer village return to Fergana. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Depart Fergana and drive to Tashkent (320 km between cities). On the way, stop in the city of Kokand where you will visit the Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque, Norbutabek and Kamol-Kazy Madrasahs. Continue driving to Tashkent. The steep road which connects Fergana Valley with the rest of Uzbekistan runs via the picturesque mountain pass Kamchik (2267 meters above the sea level). Arrival in Tashkent. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Check out from the hotel at midday. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
3 star hotels
4-5 star hotels
|1||$ upon request||$ upon request|
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3 star hotels
4-5 star hotels
|N of nights|
|Tashkent||Uzbekistan, Shodlik Palace, Sharq
||Lotte City Hotel, Miran International, Wyndham, Ramada||2|
|Fergana||Club 777||Asia Fergana||2|
|Samarkand||Jahongir, Caravan Serail, Malika Classic||Registan Plaza, Grand Samarkand, Diyora, Grand Samarkand Superior, Malika Prime||1|
|Bukhara||Minzifa, K.Komil, Zargaron, Siyavush||Asia Bukhara, Omar Khayyam, Devon Begi, Zargaron Plaza||2|
Hotels will be booked based on availability
- English speaking guide accompanying you during the entire itinerary;
- Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights ;
- Transportation throughout the tour, including airports/train stations pick up and drop offs;
- Double/twin & Single sharing accommodation in the hotels with full breakfast;
- Economy class ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent;
- Economy class tickets for flight Bukhara-Fergana;
- Visa invitation letter;
- Alcohol drinks;
- Personal items;
- Lunches, Dinners;
- Travel insurance.