Art tour in colorful Uzbekistan - Let’s draw Samarkand and Bukhara
Art tour in colorful Uzbekistan

Let’s draw Samarkand and Bukhara

Art tour in colorful Uzbekistan
(Let’s draw Samarkand and Bukhara)

Everyone who has ever visited Uzbekistan have pleasant memories of this country, which seems to come out of a fairy tale. Its amazing narrow streets, its oriental flavor, noisy colorful bazaars, incomparable architecture and extremely hospitable people make the trip of every guest unforgettable.

On this tour, we offer you to combine art with travelling and capture the beauty of such cities as Samarkand and Bukhara not only in a photo or in your memory, but also on paper.

If you have never drawn and do not know the technique of painting, this is not a problem. Our artist guide will not only show you the basics of painting technique but also reveal your hidden talents. You will feel like a real magician when you will see how a miracle is born from under your paintbrush (Pencil). If you are already an advanced artist then you will have a unique opportunity to improve your skills by transferring the magnificence of the Uzbekistan architecture onto the canvas.

Your artistic mentor, the magnificent Zhanna Bhasker will breathe life into your paintings, teach you how to enjoy writing, reveal many secrets and show you the author's techniques.

Available Dates

  • 2023 | 6 places Book
  • Individual dates are available. Please contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Spring, Autumn, Summer
Begins in Tashkent
Ends in Bishkek


Great for Couples Families Individuals

If you do not want to be an ordinary tourist, if you expect something more from your trip, then this tour is for you. Discover unusual and exotic Uzbekistan, its inner beauty, unique, unforgettable monuments of history - mausoleums, madrasahs, mosques, fortresses, necropolises and palaces; visit its noisy oriental bazaars, craft workshops, its squares, parks, and most importantly become a person of art with the opportunity to transfer all this on paper and take the pictures you painted with you as a piece of memory of a wonderful trip to Uzbekistan.

What's Included:

  • Accommodation in hotels in double rooms;
  • Breakfasts and lunches;
  • Transport according to the program;
  • Railway tickets for high-speed train - 766 "Afrosiab" Samarkand - Bukhara;
  • Entrance tickets to the main monuments according to the program;
  • Local guides in cities according to the program;
  • Art materials and an easel, all related tools and equipment;
  • You will write 2 oil paintings that will be packed in convenient mobile cases;
  • You will make a lot of sketches and save them in the sketchbook that you will have for this trip;
  • You can also use a set of brushes and graphic materials in your work since all this will remain with you.

What's not included:

  • Single accommodation in hotels - 12500 rubles;
  • International air tickets;
  • Expenses for photo / video shooting in museums;
  • Dinners - surcharge will be 6500 rubles per person;
  • Medical insurance;
  • All services not mentioned above.

(October 30). Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand and check-in at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Samarkand will take the whole day. Today we are going to visit: Registan Square, which has been the center of Samarkand for many centuries. The word "Registan" means "sandy place" and comes from the sand left by the river that once flew through the region and dried up.

We will see three beautiful madrasahs: Ulug-Bek Madrassah built in the 15th century; Tilla-Kori madrasah of the 17th century and Sher-Dor madrasah also built in the seventeenth century. We will visit the magnificent mausoleum of Gur Emir - another famous landmark in Uzbekistan. The name means "Tomb of the King" and it is the mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Tamerlane and his descendants.

Later we will see the greatest building of the time of Amir Temur - the main Friday mosque called Bibi-Khanum and the nearby Silk Road bazaar - the exotic Siab bazaar. Hotel accommodation.

Meals - breakfast, lunch.


(October 31). Samarkand (Plein Air). On this day, we will choose a location for our plein air and will create the magic of art in the heart of the city. The evening will be free. Hotel accommodation.

Meals - breakfast, lunch.


(November 1). Samarkand - Bukhara. Today morning we will visit the Shakhi Zinda necropolis of the rulers and nobles of Samarkand consisting of many magnificently decorated mausoleums, and also visit the observatory of Ulugbek located at the entrance to the city of Samarkand. Ulugbek was the grandson of Tamerlane, a famous ruler and astronomer. Among the historical monuments of Samarkand, the observatory built by Ulugbek (Great son of the Great Amir Temur) in 1428-1429 rightfully occupies a special place.

Late check out from the hotel. We will get to the station for a high-speed train `Afrosiab` which departs at 21.05. Arrival in Bukhara at 22.35. Hotel accommodation.

Meals - breakfast, lunch.


(November 2). Bukhara. Today we will explore the ancient city of Bukhara. Excursion in Bukhara includes a visit to the Lyabi-Khauz ensemble; its teahouse and the oldest artificial pool in Central Asia surrounded by centuries-old shady plane trees which is the modern center of traditional Uzbekistan. Here you can also visit the khanaka Nadirkhon Devanbegi madrasah and the Kukeldash madrasah.

The Poi-Kalyan complex (XII-XVI centuries) is a Hallmark of the city of Bukhara. Here are the Miri-Arab madrasah (XVI century), the mosque of Aziz Khan and Ulugbek Madrasah, as well as the Kalyan mosque (XV century) with the original multi-domed gallery and the Kalyan minaret (XII century) - one of the oldest structures of 47 meters high, miraculously survived during wars, invasions and earthquakes.

After lunch we will visit the Mausoleum of the Samanids (IX - X centuries) - the pearl of ancient architecture, the family tomb of the rulers of Bukhara and one of the first monuments in Central Asia built of baked bricks; Ark fortress (VII - XIX centuries) - the oldest building of the city - the residence of the Bukhara emirs with a mint, a jewelry workshop, the office of the vizier, a prison, the emir's harem. We will also visit Sitora-i-Mohi Khosa (XIX century) - a summer country residence of the last emir of Bukhara. The interior of the palace rooms is richly decorated with magnificent paintings, stucco, wood carving and ganch.

Of course, it is worth visiting the Trade Domes (XVI century) where local craftsmen have been selling their products from ancient times. And today, tourists can buy magnificent souvenirs and products of folk craftsmen here: gold embroidery, carpets, suzani, ceramics, chasing and much more.


(November 3). Bukhara (Plein Air. This day will also be dedicated to painting. We will choose a good location with you to capture the amazing and unique architecture of this ancient Asian city and transfer all its splendor onto paper.

The evening will be free. Hotel accommodation.

Meals - breakfast, lunch.


(November 4). Bukhara. Today we have our flight home. The car will take you to the airport. End of the program. Meals - breakfast.

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