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National crafts of Uzbekistan

9 days / 8 nights

Price: $ 640

Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Urgench (Khiva) – Tashkent 

The cultural legacy of Central Asia is unique and voluminous. Participating in the tour you acquire interesting information about art and culture of Central Asia. The art and cultural diversity has reflected on abundance of majestic castles and mosques. sculptures and terracotta statues, mammoth paintings and precious miniatures, bronze jugs and bright dishes.

You will visit several of applied arts museums and handicraft centers presenting folk crafts and handwork of different regions of Uzbekistan such as black-smithing , gold-embroidery, silk-weaving and others.

You will see how decorative elements inherited to us by ancient masters of the Middle Age are revealed in today's works.

Itinerary: Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Urgench (Khiva) – Tashkent

Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights

Transfer: Urgench - Tashkent - air flight; Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Urgench (Khiva) - car/bus with a/c

Meals: BB (FB or HB upon request)

 

  1 day   

Arrival in Tashkent, check-in to hoteI. Visiting Museum of Applied Arts. Lunch. City tour. Dinner.

Overnight in Tashkent

  2 day   

Breakfast. Transfer to Samarkand. Arrival, check-in to hotel. Lunch, Visiting National Handicrafts Centre, Museum of History and Arts. Dinner.

Overnight in Samarkand

  3 day   

Breakfast. Visiting exhibition of production of local craftsmen and carpeting workshop in Registan Square (Registan Square ensemble includes Ulughbek (XV c.), Sher-Dor (XVII c.) and Tilla-Kori (XVII c.) Madrassehs; Gur-Emir Mausoleum (XIV c.), Ruhabad (XV c.). Lunch. Tour (cont.): Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XIV c.), Shahi-Zinda ensemble (XI-XIX cc.), Ulughbek Observatory (XV c.). Dinner with national dress show.

Overnight in Samarkand

  4 day   

Breakfast. Transfer to Bukhara. Arrival, check-in to hotel. Lunch. Sightseeing: Lyabi-Khauz ensemble (XVI-XVII cc.) - Nadir Devon-Begi Madrasseh (XVII c.), Kukeldash Madrasseh (XVI c.). Visiting Centre of craftsmen and ancient trade shops - Toki-Telpakfurushon, Toki-Sarrafon, Toki-Zargaron (XVI c.), forge shop, gold-embroidery and silk-weaving workshops. Dinner in Nadir Devon-Begi Madrasseh with folklore program.

Overnight in Bukhara

  5 day   

Breakfast. Out-of-city tour to Ghijduvan (45 km). Visiting Museum and pottery of Nazrullaevs' family, Ghyduvani architectural complex (XVII c.). Return to Bukhara Lunch. Sightseeing: Poyi-Kalon architectural ensemble - Kalon Minaret (XII c.) and mosque (XV c.), Miri-Arab Madrasseh (XVI c.), Ark ancient citadel (I-XX cc.), Bolo-Khauz mosque (XVIII c.), Samanids Mausoleum (IX-X cc.), Chashma-Ayub (XIV c.). Visiting Museum of Fayzulla Khodjaev with national dress show. Dinner.

Overnight in Bukhara

  6 day   

Breakfast. Transfer to Urgench. Packed lunch en route. Arrival, check-in to hotel. Dinner.

Overnight in Urgench / Khiva

  7 day   

Breakfast Tour in Khiva (35 km); "Historical and architectural preserve" - Ichan-Kala complex (internal part of town, I-XIX cc.). Lunch. Tour (cont.). Dishan- Kala architectural complex (external part of town, XIX-XX cc.). Visiting carpet factory (seasonal). Dinner.

Overnight in Urgench / Khiva

  8 day   

Breakfast Transfer to airport. Flight to Tashkent. Arrival, check-in to hotel Lunch. City tour Chorsu Square - centre of medieval Tashkent, Juma Mosque (XV c.), Old City bazaar. Dinner.

Overnight in Tashkent

  9 day   

Breakfast Transfer to airport. Departure from Tashkent.