Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival, our friendly guide will meet you and drive to capital city to start your tour in Uzbekistan. This day you will explore modern city Tashkent. City sightseeing takes you to the most attractive places like Independent Square, founded for the glory of the victory over the fascist Germany in the Second World War. Later, you will go on walking along the Broadway, which connects Amir Timur Square to Independent Square. During your short walk, you will have much to see. Later you can take an opportunity to ride on one of the most charming metros in the world. Outstanding Tashkent subway runs since 1977. Then you will find yourself in the ancient part of the city and discover blooming Chorsu Bazaar, old Kukaldash Madrasah and other madrasah, mosques and mausoleum in the famous Has Imam complex. The highlight of the complex is the world's earliest Quran copy from 8th century- Othman Quran. This valuable treasure was the possession of Othman Ibn Affan, who came after the prophet Muhammad. Later he was murdered by non-muslims in 8th c. Nowadays you can see the his blood stains on the book. Night will be at the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand
The morning train will take you to capital of Tamerlane's dynasty and you will continue your tour in Uzbekistan. Charming city Samarkand located in the Zerafshan river valley and attracts many travellers. It is the second biggest of Uzbekistan after Tashkent and believed to be old as Babylon and Rome. The city tours will capture Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Main site Registan has unique atmosphere, when you get to the square you want to stop time and look at the beauty of three amazing madrasah buildings forever. There architectural masterpieces history were constructed during the 15th-17th century. Later we will visit one of the Heritages of UNESCO Complex of Shakhi-Zindeh, dating back to the 11th-15th century. The concluding site of the day will be Tamerlane's wife mosque - Bibi Khanum Mosque. He built it after his confession to India. You will spend night in a hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Tashkent
After breakfast, you will continue your travel in Samarkand city. First will be Ulughbek observatory, this site was constructed by the 15th century leader and scientist Ulughbek. While he was working in his observatory, Ulughbek made "Zidji Guragoni" catalog in 1437. In his work, he tells more about 1018 celestial bodies. Unluckily, his own son murdered him. Following the observatory, you will feel happy to find yourself in lively part of the city. The Broadway is full of colorful and authentic workshops, teahouses, souvenir shops and sweets. Later you can visit oriental bazaar Siab, where you can buy crafts and other unique items. The highlight of this place will be the handmade factory of traditional carpets famous all over in Uzbekistan. This factory employs more than 400 local women. We will complete the tour with local paper factory, where local masters manufacture original silk papers. Go back to Tashkent and night in a hotel.
Day 4: Flight
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to the airport.