Treasures of Uzbekistan  - New Year in Uzbekistan
Treasures of Uzbekistan

New Year in Uzbekistan

Treasures of Uzbekistan
(New Year in Uzbekistan)

New Year is a magical time when not only children but adults too are waiting for gifts; it smells of tangerines and spruce branches. New Year is a time when dreams come true and people are waiting for miracles again.

We offer you to make a present to yourself - a magical fairy tale - a trip to Uzbekistan for this New Year. It will be an unforgettable journey to medieval cities with ancient culture, oriental flavor, filled with the magic of blue domes, majestic buildings, madrasahs, narrow streets and noisy bazaars, the smell of spices and the taste of oriental sweets.

Cities such as Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva are waiting for you - famous for their architecture, mausoleums, medieval observatories, palaces of emirs and amazing colorful workshops where they make ceramics, carpets, hand-paint each saucer so that it reflects the beauty and perfection, splendor and uniqueness of oriental products.

Uzbek pilaf, hot lepyoshka (flatbread), oriental dishes will delight your taste buds, the bustle and noise of bazaars will caress your ears, the splendor of the cities will catch your eye, and the hospitality of the locals will touch your hearts. Miracles still happen - an oriental fairy tale awaits you! Tour's pictures: V. Berezhnoi.

Available Dates

  • December 29,2021 - Januare 05, 2022 | Book

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Winter

Price: $ 700 (≥ 4 people)
≥ 4 people in the group: $ 700 per person
≥ 2 people in the group: $ 900 per person

Great for Couples Families Individuals

On this tour you will visit such cities of Uzbekistan as Tashkent, Urgench, Bukhara and Samarkand, which are famous for their culture, history, architecture and hospitality of local residents. You will find unique Asian cuisine filled with spices and herbs, amazing workshops where you can buy handmade items, as well as noisy oriental bazaars with a variety of fruits, nuts, dried fruits and much more.

What's Included:

  • Accommodation in hotels with breakfast according to the selected category, (contact our managers for the details)
  • Transport for the entire route,
  • Tickets for the domestic high-speed train Afrosiab or the Shark train: Khiva - Bukhara, Bukhara - Samarkand, Samarkand - Tashkent
  • Tickets for domestic flight Tashkent - Urgench (economy class),
  • Guides - tour guides in each city,
  • Tourist fees,
  • All taxes and VAT.

What's not included:

  • International flights,
  • Entrance fees to museums and historical monuments,
  • Insurance,
  • Photos and videos inside monuments and historical sites,
  • Surcharge for business class tickets in the absence of economy class tickets,
  • Single accommodation in a 2 * hotel - $ 10 per person,
  • Single accommodation in a 3 * hotel - $ 15 per person,
  • Single accommodation in a 4 * hotel - 35 $ per person,
  • Alcohol,
  • Transportation of baggage in hotels,
  • Souvenirs and purchases of a personal nature,
  • Tips for the guide, driver and hotel staff,
  • Lunches and dinners,
  • PCR tests.
Day
1

(29.12) Tashkent. Arrival at Tashkent airport. Our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. This evening will be free. You can take a short evening walk, go to a colorful cafe for dinner and return to the hotel to take a break from the flight enjoying the first Eastern evening.

Day
2

(30.12) Tashkent - Urgench. On this day, breakfast will be organized for you at the hotel after which you will go to sightseeing in the city of Tashkent - the capital of Uzbekistan. The excursion begins with a visit to the old part of the city where you will see Barak Khan Madrasah (XVI century), Hasti Imam Complex where you will see the world's only original Koran (VII century) and Mui Muborak Madrasah.

After these attractions, we will go to a small cafe for lunch and continue our excursion visiting the Kaffal-Ash-Shoshi Mausoleum (XIV century), Tole-Bi Mausoleum (XV century), Kukeldash Madrasah (XVI century).

How can we not visit one of the bazaars? - this is the heart of any eastern city and the center of social life. Chorsu Bazaar will introduce you to the local flavor, you can bargain with sellers, see the wealth of handicrafts and the gifts of nature in the form of nuts and fruits.

Today we will end our excursion with a visit to Independence Square, Amir Timur (Temirlan) Square and the Monument of Courage. Duration of the excursion program is 5-6 hours

Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.

Day
3

(31.12) Khiva. Today you will go to Khiva - a city called an open-air museum. You will be taken to the airport for the flight Tashkent - Urgench; departure is scheduled for 7:25 am. Arrival at 09:05. You will be met at the airport, accommodated at the hotel and without further delay you can go on a city tour.

Such historical sites as Ichan Kala (inner city) (XIV century), Kalta Minor (XIX century), Mukhamad Aminkhan Madrasah, Kuina Ark Old Palace (XVI-XIX centuries), Mukhamed Rakhimkhan Madrasah, Friday Mosque with 218 wooden columns are waiting for you. You will also visit the tomb of Said Alaudin, the Tomb of Pakhlavan Mahmud, decorated with beautiful mosaics, the Islam Khoja Minaret (XX century), the Tosh-havli Palace and the Khan's harem (XIX century) as well as the Ollokukulikhon Madrasah. Duration of the excursion program is 4-5 hours.

This night New Year's Eve awaits you in a small cozy hotel in Khiva and a festive, incredibly delicious New Year's dinner with oriental dishes and sweets will be served.

Day
4

(01.01) Khiva - Bukhara. We know that after New Year's Eve on January 1st, you would want to sleep until lunchtime but today we cannot miss the train to Bukhara which departs from the station at 9 am. Therefore, after having a hearty breakfast at the hotel we will start our journey.

This day is an official day off. Cities are empty, shops and offices do not work, people spend this day at home with their families and visit friends and relatives. We will spend this day on the train looking at the desert expanses of Uzbekistan and picturesque villages on the way to Bukhara. Arrival in the city at approximately 16:00.

Transfer to the hotel and dinner at one of the city's cafes.

Day
5

(02.01) Bukhara. Bukhara is a city-museum and the pearl of Uzbekistan - an amazing ancient city of Central Asia and a trade center on the Great Silk Road which once had about 365 mosques. Today, there are more than 140 architectural monuments of the Middle Ages, and the city itself was founded about 2500 years ago. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The excursion includes visits to such top sights as: the Kalyan architectural ensemble (XII-XVI centuries), Miri-Arab Madrasah (XVII century), Magoki-Attori Mosque (XII-XVI centuries), Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah (XV-XVII c.) - trade domes, the Lyabi-Hauz Complex and the Chor-Minor madrasah (XIX century).

After lunch we will visit the Samanid Mausoleum (IX-X centuries) - the Persian dynasty that ruled Central Asia for many centuries, the Bolo-Khauz Mosque (XVIII century), as well as the Workshop of silk carpets and national fabrics "Adras". You will see the centuries-old looms used to make the world famous BUKHARA CARPETS.

Fortress Acre will be the final site for today. It is the most ancient architectural and archaeological monument of Bukhara. Duration of the excursion program is 5-6 hours.

Dinner at a local cafe and overnight at a Bukhara hotel.

Day
6

(3.01) Bukhara - Samarkand . After breakfast at the hotel, we will continue our program and devote this day to excursions around the suburbs of Bukhara. We will be visiting: Necropolis of Bagovudin Naqshbandiya (XIV century) - a famous Sufist in the Islamic world, Chor-Bakr necropolis, its second name is "City of the Dead" built by the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (XVI century) and the Summer residence of Bukhara Emirs Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa (XX century).

This whole excursion will take us about 5 hours after which we will go to the station to catch the high-speed train "Afrosiab" which leaves for Samarkand at 15:50. Arrival at 17:25. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to one of the hotels in Samarkand. Dinner in one of the small oriental cafes and rest before a sightseeing tour of the city of blue domes - Samarkand.

Day
7

(4.01) Samarkand - Tashkent . The same age as Rome and Athens, Samarkand is the capital of Ancient Sogdiana and the Great Amir Timur kingdom, "Eastern Babylon" which includes a huge number of nationalities is surrounded by the Pamir-Alai Mountains in the picturesque valley of the Zerafshan River; it’s the crossroads of large trade routes from China to Siberia and Persia.

Samarkand has always been and remains an example of oriental hospitality, culture and customs. Scientists and artists from all over the world sought to get here. During the reign of the Timurids, all conditions were created in the city for the development of science, education and culture, which have left their mark visible to our eyes today.

On this day we will visit: The famous Registan Square (XVI-XVII centuries), Ulugbek Madrasah, Shirdor, Tilakori, which include centuries-old buildings of the Timurid era architecture. We will visit the Gur-Emir Mausoleum and the tomb of the dynasty of Tamerlane and Ulugbek (XV century), the Shahi-Zinda architectural complex (XI-XV century), the Bibi-Khanum cathedral Mosque (XIV-XV centuries) with the construction of which many folk legends are associated; we will visit the Siab bazaar, where the eyes scatter and it tickles sweetly in the stomach from a huge variety of local sweets and dried fruits. This is one of the largest bazaars in Central Asia with an area of ​​7 hectares. Duration of the excursion program is 5-6 hours.

At 16:30 we will be transferred to the railway station on the high-speed train "Afrasiyab" Samarkand - Tashkent. Arrival at 19:44 and accommodation in a hotel in Tashkent.

Day
8

(5.01) Tashkent. This day will be the final one. You will be transferred to the international airport for your flight home. Departure. End of the program.

We really hope that you will be glad to come to us again in the summer to once again enjoy the splendor of the ancient cities of Uzbekistan. See you soon!

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