Travel around the Golden Ring of Uzbekistan

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

Description: The most complete historical tour around the Golden Ring of Uzbekistan - the ancient cities Tashkent, Termez, Shakhrisabz, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, visiting unique historical monuments and masterpieces of medieval architecture.

Route: Tashkent-Termez-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand-Bukhara-Khiva-Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent.

Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.



Day 2: Tashkent - Termez (flight HY)

After breakfast at the hotel you will start sightseeing of Tashkent: visit the Museum of History of Uzbekistan; historical monuments of Tashkent - Hazrati Imam complex, which includes the Barak-Khan Madrassah (XVI, XIX c.), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (XV in .), Mui-Mubarak Madrasah (XIX c.), which houses the oldest Koran, written in VII c.; Juma Mosque Hodge Ahror Wali (XV c.) and Kukeldash Madrassah (XVI c.).


15:00 (16:00) - Transfer to the airport.

17:00 (18:30) - Flight to Termez, to the ancient land of Bactria.

18:15 (20:30) - Arrival in Termez.

Transfer to hotel. Accommodation.



Day 3: Termez-Jarkurgan-Termez (80 km, car/van/coach)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Start sightseeing in the ancient Termez. Termez - one of the oldest cities in the world, which, thanks to its key value on the Silk Road, played an important role in the dissemination and synthesis of various civilizations and cultures - Zoroastrian, Hellenistic, Buddhist and Muslim.

First of all, we will visit the Archaeological Museum, where you can become better acquainted with the ancient history of this region. Then we drive to the ruins of Old Termez (IX-XII c.); visit the Mausoleum of Al-Hakim Termezi (XII-XV c.); Sultan Saodat Mausoleum (XIII-XIV c.) and Kirk-Kiz Nunnery (VI-XI c.).


After lunch we will continue the sightseeing in Termez. Buddhist monuments of Termez: Fayaztepa monastery (I-III c.), Stupa Zurmala (III c.).

Then we make a trip to Jarkurgan and visiting the monument of medieval architecture - Jarkurgan minaret (XII c.).

After the sightseeing - free time.

Dinner with colorful folklore program.


Day 4: Termez-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand (435 km, car/van/coach)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Samarkand.

Our route passes through the picturesque gorges and passes of the Hissar range, hot steppe and blooming valley of Kashkadarya River.

On the way we will stop at Shakhrisabz – the homeland of Amir Timur (Tamerlane).

On arrival in Shakhrisabz - lunch.

After lunch – sightseeing of Shakhrisabz: Ak-Saray (XIV-XV c.) - the ruins of a grandiose palace of Timur; Complex Dor-us Saodat  (The Place of power, XIV-XVI c.) – the tomb of Tamerlane sons - Jahangir and Umar; Complex Dor-ut Tilovat (The Place of reflections, XIV c.) - mausoleum of Timur’s spiritual mentor - Sheikh Shamseddin Kulol, where also was buried Tamerlane father - Amir Taragai; Gumbazi Sayidon (XV c.) - mausoleum of Ulugbek descendants; cathedral Mosque Kuk Gumbaz (XV c.).

Then, we continue the way to Samarkand.

On arrival in Samarkand – accommodation at hotel. Rest after the trip.



Day 5: Samarkand

Breakfast at the hotel.

Then start sightseeing of "City of the Blue Domes" - the ancient Samarkand. During the sightseeing you will visit the Ulugbek Observatory (XIV-XV c.) - the pride of Ulugbek, ruler and a great scientist, a grandson of Timur; Mausoleum Doniyor Paygambar (St.Daniel) (XIV, early XX c.), revered by both Muslims and Christians and Jews; History Museum in the ancient city Afrasiab (VIII c. BC); Mausoleum complex Shahi-Zinda (XII-XV c.) - necropolis consisting of more than 20 unique mausoleums of different times of construction. Shahi Zinda - a whole street of the medieval town, which is preserved to this day, where lies the oldest buildings in Samarkand.

Lunch at the National House.

In the afternoon - visit Gur-Emir (XIV-XV c.) - dynastic tomb of Timurids; a masterpiece of medieval architecture and the main symbol of Samarkand - Registan Square: Ulugbek Madrasah (XV c.), Sherdor Madrassah (XVII c.) and Tilla Kori Madrassah (XVII c.); Bibi Hanum Mosque (XIV c.), built in honor of beloved wife of Temur.

Beside to this is an ancient mosque Siab bazaar, where you will be able to know what the real eastern bazaar. Market maintained its unforgettable color and atmosphere, surprising tourists with its colorful, variety of products and goods.

After the sightseeing - free time.

Evening - dinner in a traditional restaurant with a colorful musical program.


Day 6: Samarkand-Bukhara (290 km, car/van/coach)

After breakfast - drive to Bukhara.

En route visit the Mausoleum complex of Imam Al Bukhari. Imam Al-Bukhari - the greatest figure in Islam, the famous theologian of IX c. He - the author of "Al-Jami al-Sahih" - the first collection of authentic “Hadith”, which is the second largest Muslim book after the Koran.

Arrival in Bukhara.

Accommodation at the hotel.


Start sightseeing of ancient Bukhara, during which you will become acquainted with the staggering monuments of the "Holy Bukhara". You will visit the Ark Fortress (VII-XIX c.) - the main palace of Bukhara emirs; Samanids Mausoleum (X c.) - dynastic tomb of Samanids, the pearl of Bukhara and a masterpiece of world architecture; the Mausoleum Chashmai Ayub (Job's Spring, XIV c.); Lyabi -House Complex (XVI-XVII c.).



Day 7: Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continuation of the sightseeing in Bukhara: Poi Kalon Square: Kalon Minaret (XII c.) - the highest in Central Asia, Mir-Arab Madrassah (XVI c.) - acting religious educational institution, Kalon Mosque (XV c.); the famous medieval Trading dome - Toki Zargaron (Dome of jewelers), Toki Sarrafon (Dome moneychangers), Toki-Telpak-Furushon (Dome of Hat sellers) (XV-XVI c).


Continuation of the sightseeing in Bukhara: Magoki Attori Mosque - the oldest mosque in Bukhara. There is evidence that prior to the XVII century, in this mosque, along with the Muslims prayed also Jews; Chor Minor Madrassah (XIX c.); Country palace of Bukhara emirs “Sitorai Mohi Khosa” (XIX-beg.XX cc.); Bahauddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum (XV c.).

Free time.



Day 8: Bukhara-Khiva (540 km, car/van/coach)

Early breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Khiva.

Lunch - on the way. Packed lunches.

Arrival in Khiva.

Transfer to hotel and accommodation. Rest.



Day 9: Khiva-Urgench-Tashkent (30 km, car/van/coach; 1120 km, flight)

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, we will start a fascinating tour in Khiva - "Open-air museum."

You will walk to the Fortress of Ichan-Kala (VIII-XIX c.), where during a walking tour can visit the Pahlavon Mahmoud Mausoleum (XVIII-XIX c.) - the main cultic center of Ichan-Kala, built in honor of the patron saint of Khiva, the poet, philosopher, physician and invincible wrestler Pahlavan Mahmud; Khoja Islam Minaret and Mosque (beg. XX c.) - the highest minaret and smallest madrassah in Khiva; Tash Hawli palace (XIX c.) - Khan Palace with a Throne palace, Court rooms and Harem.


Continuation of excursion: Juma Mosque and Minaret (XII-XX c.) - support the roof of the mosque 212 carved wooden columns, due to the unique construction is the coolest place in Khiva, with perfect acoustics, minaret - 32.5 m; Muhammad Amin Khan Madrassah (XIX c.) - the largest Madrasah in Khiva; Kalta Minor Minaret (XIX c.) - thought to be the highest minaret in the Muslim world, the height of which was to reach 70 meters, but was not completed at the height of 26 m; Citadel Kunya Ark (XIX c.) - inner fortress with administrative buildings, powder workshop, the Court and mosque.


Transfer to Urgench airport (30 km).

21:00 (21:30) - Departure to Tashkent by flight HY-1057.

22:20 (23:35) - Arrival in Tashkent.

Transfer to hotel and accommodation.


Day 10: Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time.

Transfer to the airport.

Departure from Tashkent.


Tour price: on request.


The price included:

1. All transfers by comfortable transport;

2. Meetings / seeing at the airport;

3. Overnight in double/twin standard rooms;

4. Meals - only breakfast;

5. Excursions during the trip with professional guides;

6. Entrance fees to all sites included in the program;

7. Accompanying guide;

8. Visa support for visa to Uzbekistan.


The price does not include:

1. International airfares;

2. Domestic flights Tashkent-Termez, Urgench-Tashkent;

3. Additional payment for single accommodation;

4. Visa fees;

5. Travel Insurance;

6. Additional services not included in the program;

7. Lunches and dinners;

8. Tips to local staff;

9. The fee for additional services in the hotels;

10. The fee for a photo / video shoot on historical sites.

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