Brief tour of Uzbekistan
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand (transfer or train)
Upon arrival, our friendly guide will welcome you at the airport. Then you will drive to the capital city of Uzbekistan, Tashkent. Full day of city tour will be rich in old and recent history of Tshkent. First will be the Independent Square, which was constructed for the honor of the victory over fascism during World War II. A walk on the main Broadway to the Square of Amir Timur will show you real life of the city. Later you will have a chance to travel on the Tashkent subway, which is considered to be one of the beautiful metros in the world. It has been serving to city residents since 1977. Next remarkable places are Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex, which includes many madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The most important site of the day is Othman Quran, the oldest copy of the holy Quran dating back to 8th century. The owner of the book was Othman Ibn Affan, one of the four Caliphs succeeded prophed Muhammad. He was murdered by non-muslim community. Nowaday, you can see his blood stains spread on the paper of the book. Afternoon, you will drive (or take a train) to Samarkand. Night in a hotel.
Day 2: Samarkand - Tashkent (evening train)
Amazing city Samarkand located in the Zerafshan river valley. Samarkand is the second biggest city of Uzbekistan after Tashkent and believed to be coeval with Babylon and Rome. The sightseeing tour will include Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan has unique atmosphere, surrounded by three glorious madrasah buildings. Registan never stops charm its visitors and travelers. Theses architectural masterpieces were constructed during the 15th-17th century. Next site will be one of the Heritages of UNESCO, Complex of Shakhi-Zindeh. It was constructed during the 11th-15th century. Tamerlane's wife mosque is Bibi Khanum Mosque is another beautiful site. He built it after his victorious fight in India. After impressive excursion, you will take a train to Tashkent. This is the end of one of the best tours in Uzbekistan.
Day 3: Flight
In the morning, you guide will take you to the airport.