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Silk & Spice Festival Tour
10 Day / Tashkent / Bukhara / Samarkand

Silk and Spices Festival Tour to Bukhara is a great opportunity to see folklore performances, Uzbek customs and traditions, national costumes shows from all regions of Uzbekistan, music concerts, and much more in one trip. In addition, the tour program includes visits to the popular attractions of Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent.

Treat yourself to this amazing festival tour that will take you to the world of “Thousand and One Nights” fairy tales; you will enjoy bright performances, high minarets and blue domes of mosques, you can buy handmade silk at attractive price, learn how skilled craftsmen pass their knowledge from generation to generation and stroll in the town impregnated with spice flavors.

TRAVEL ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival / Tashkent

Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. Free time during the day. Overnight.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Day 2: / Tashkent / Bukhara

At 07:30 transfer to local airport for flight to Bukhara (445 km, 1 h. 40 min.). Arrive in Bukhara at 10:25, transfer to the hotel. Leave your luggage at the hotel and start guided walking sightseeing tour. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Overnight at the hotel.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Bukhara

Today you will have unique opportunity to become a part of the great festival “Silk and Spices”. The festival program includes performances of folklore bands from different regions of the country, national games and fun, master-classes, fashion show from young designers of Uzbekistan. Beautiful festive procession will start its way near the gates of Ark fortress and head to Lyabi hauz- heart of the ancient Bukhara. You will be accompanied by the guide, who will be your companion in the oriental fairy-tale of the day.

Day 4: Bukhara

The second day of the festival. Free day in Bukhara without a guide. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara / Samarkand

At 06:40 transfer from hotel to the train station. Take “Sharq” train to Samarkand departing at 08:05, arriving at 11:10 (270 km). Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and driver to start the city tour.

Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khahum Mosque, Siab Bazaar and Gur Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours

Day 6: Samarkand / Tashkent

Continue sightseeing: visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory and Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Koni Ghil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Finish the tour at Afrosiyob Museum. At 16:00, transfer to railway station. Take the fast-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 7: Tashkent

In the morning meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imom Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imom visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chor-Su Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 8: Tashkent departure

Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to Tashkent International Airport. End of the tour.

Testimonials

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