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Discovering the Beauty of Fergana Valley

8 days

≈ $115 per day

$918

COUNTRY

Uzbekistan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Tashkent / Tashkent

DESTINATIONS

6 (Tashkent, Fergana, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

14 November 2018

END DATE

21 November 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

0 to 70 year olds

Other Services

  • Single supplement

    $248

Guide's Language

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

Available Months

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Tashkent

    Arrive at Tashkent International Airport (TAS). We provide passage through the Green Corridor which is a service that expedites customs, passport control and the receipt of the tourism group's luggage in the common hall of the International Airport of Tashkent.
    “Meet & Greet welcome ceremony” with your English speaking guide at the gate. Transfer to your hotel in the heart of Tashkent.
    City tour in Tashkent: Visit Amir Temur square and Independence Square. Then dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 2
    Fergana

    Early breakfast at the hotel.
    At 08.00 We begin our journey to Fergana valley by coach for an unforgettable trip that includes an introduction to various local traditional crafts.
    11.00 We start the trip in Dangara city with a visit the home-workshop woodcarving studio of K.Khaydarov, and afterwards we will drive to Kokand to visit five different historical monuments of 19-20 c.: the Khudoyar-Khna Palace, Juma mosque, Kamol-Kazy madrasah, Damai-Shakhon and the Madari-Khan necropolis.
    Lunch at Kokand Choyhona (choyhona means tea house). After lunch we take a drive to Rishtan to visit a ceramic workshop (1 hour), then on to visit another workshop that makes woolen carpets (30 min).
    Continue to Fergana and check into the hotel. Free time for resting or exploration.
    Meet for dinner at a traditional restaurant.

  • Day 3
    Tashkent

    After the buffet breakfast at the hotel we continue on to Margilan where we will visit the Central bazaar, along with the silk factory “Edgorlik”, where you can buy natural Uzbek silk, and finally the madrasah of Said Ahmad Khudja.
    Lunch at a traditional restaurant. Then we return to Tashkent by coach.
    Check in to the hotel upon arrival in Tashkent.
    And meet for dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 4
    Tashkent

    Buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by the City tour around Tashkent: visit to the Khast Imam complex (16c), the library of Koran and other old manuscripts, Kukeldash Madrasa (16c), and then some shopping and sight-seeing at the local market “Chorsu”.
    Dinner at a traditional restaurant before returning to the hotel.

  • Day 5
    Samarkand

    Early breakfast at the hotel. At 07:00 AM transfer to the railway station in Tashkent. At 08:00 AM train “Afrosiyob” departs for Tashkent and arrives in Samarkand at 10:10 AM. You will be met by the driver and guide to begin the sightseeing tour along Samarkand. Uugbek Observatory site where extraordinarily accurate astronomical work was accomplished by Ulugbek. We will also visit the Registan (main square) and the Gur-Emri Mousoleum before lunch at local restaurant.
    After lunch Continue SS: Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shakhi Zinda Mausoleums, then shopping at Siab Bazaar Local market.
    Dinner at a local restaurant.Overnight stay in Samarkand.

  • Day 6
    Bukhara

    Early breakfast in the hotel. At 08:00 transfer to the railway station in Samarkand. At 09:43 train “Afrosiyob” departs Samarkand and at 11:17 arrives in Burkhara. You will be met by the driver and guide to begin the sightseeing tour along Bukhara. This day will begin with the walking sightseeing tour inside the Bukhara city.
    The tour includes:
    • Samanid Mausoleum (IX – X c.). According to legends, the founder of the dynasty Ismail Samani built it for the burial of his father, but later it became a family tomb mausoleum for the whole dynasty. It is a masterpiece of world architecture for the perfection of geometric forms, considered during its construction.
    • Chashma – Ayub Mausoleum - "the well of St. Job". According to legend, the fountain appeared owing to a miracle performed by St. Job (Ayub). When he struck the ground with his staff a healing spring with cool, crystal clear water appeared. This water is still considered to be healing.

    Lunch break at a local restaurant. Then continue the tour with visits to:
    • Bolo-Khauz Complex, this mosque is one of the most beautiful in Bukhara. It was built by the order of the wife of Bukhara’s emir in 1712 despite of the fact that at the time the Khanate was suffering from severe economic and cultural crises.
    • Ark fortress - Known as the city inside the city. A citadel of the last emirs of Bukhara, it is the oldest architectural and archeological monument in Bukhara. Legend has it that, the founder of the citadel is the epic Persian hero Siyavush, who wanted to marry the daughter of the local governor Afrasiab, but her crafty father set a condition to Siyavush. He needed to build a palace on the ground that could be placed on the skin of a bull. But Siyavush turned out to be smarter, he cut the skin into small patches, joined them with a rope, and built a palace upon this boundary. In ancient times, a whip hung on the wall of this fortress, which once belonged to the legendary hero Rustam and was considered to be a symbol of power in the Emirate.
    • The architectural ensemble Poi-Kalyan XII - XVI centuries – “Foot of the Great”. Complex consists of three monuments: madrasah Miri-Arab, mosque Kalyan and minaret Kalyan – “Great minaret” built in 1127 is almost 50 meters tall of and was once the beacon that guided the the caravans to the city of Bukhara.
    • Trade domes which were built in XVI when Bukhara was the capital of the region. still house trading.
    • Lyabi – Hauz ensemble (XIV - XVII centuries), which consists of Khanaka and the Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi (XVI century) and Kukeldash madrasah (15th century), a monument to Hodja Nasreddin.
    Overnight in Bukhara.

  • Day 7
    Tashkent

    This day will begin with the sightseeing tour outside the Bukhara city. Visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi. Lunch in Bukhara. Then transfer to the railway station in Bukhara. At 15:52PM train “Afrosiyob” departs Bukhara and at 19:40 PM arrives in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel for some rest. Dinner at some local restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.

  • Day 8
    Tashkent

    After breakfast check-out from the hotel at 12:00. You will have free time in Tashkent before your transfer to the airport for departure.

What's included

  • Hotel

    Double/twin room sharing hotel accommodation You can choose following options 1 or 2 for hotel: Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Options 1: City Palace, Uzbekistan, ShodlikPalace Option 2: Whyndham Tashkent, Miran International, Lotte City Tashkent Palace Fergana (Uzbekistan) Option 1: Toj Mahal, Club 777 Option 2: Asia Fergana Samarkand (Uzbekistan) Option 1: Malika Classic, Kamila, Ideal, Jahon Palace, Bibi-Khanum Option 2: Emir Khan, Grand Samarkand, Grand Samarkand Superior, Malika Prime, Asia Samarkand, Registan Plaza Bukhara (Uzbekistan) Options 1: Kukeldash, Amelia, Amulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Modarixon, Siyavush Option 2: Asia Bukhara, Omar Hayam, Zargaron Plaza, Devon Begi, Minorai Kalon, Sasha&Son

  • Breakfast

    Full board: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches; 7 dinners

  • Lunch

    Full board: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches; 7 dinners

  • Dinner

    Full board: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches; 7 dinners

  • Transfer

  • Transport

    Transportation along the sightseeing tours, pick-ups/drop-offs; Economy/Business class train tickets Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent

  • Excursions

    Entrance fees to architectural monuments/museums as per itinerary (Photo and video shooting are not included into the price)

  • Guide

    Standard sightseeing tours in cities with local guides; Escort guide for the whole tour (starting from the group of 10 people )

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