Best of Bukhara 3-Day Tour3 Days | Bukhara, Gijduvan

Private Tour from US$ 480
  • Lyabi-Khauz EnsembleLyabi-Khauz Ensemble
  • Magoki-Attori MosqueMagoki-Attori Mosque
  • Chor-Minor MadrasahChor-Minor Madrasah
  • Trade DomesTrade Domes
  • Ulugbek MadrasahUlugbek Madrasah
  • Kalyan MosqueKalyan Mosque
  • Ark FortressArk Fortress
  • Samanids MausoleumSamanids Mausoleum
  • Bolo-Khauz MosqueBolo-Khauz Mosque
  • Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa PalaceSitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace
  • Chor Bakr NecropolisChor Bakr Necropolis
  • Gijduvan Ceramics MuseumGijduvan Ceramics Museum
  • Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble
  • Magoki-Attori Mosque
  • Chor-Minor Madrasah
  • Trade Domes
  • Ulugbek Madrasah
  • Kalyan Mosque
  • Ark Fortress
  • Samanids Mausoleum
  • Bolo-Khauz Mosque
  • Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace
  • Chor Bakr Necropolis
  • Gijduvan Ceramics Museum

Best of Bukhara 3-Day Tour is the perfect introduction to an ancient city which is now one of the top destinations for tourism in Uzbekistan. A major stop along the Silk Road, Bukhara served as a cultural and religious center for centuries. Its prestigious history is still palpable in Old Bukhara and the emir’s home known as Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa. In nearby Gijduvan, the artistic heritage of Uzbekistan lives on among 6th-generation potters at a renowned ceramics school.
This trip begins and ends in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent, from where you will take a high-speed train to and from Bukhara. Special highlights of your 3-day tour include guided excursions of the most popular places to visit in Bukhara and the chance to create your own pottery and purchase special souvenirs at the ceramics workshop in Gijduvan.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Bukhara
 
In the morning our driver will meet you at your Tashkent hotel for transfer to the railway station at 07:15. The high-speed Afrosiyob train leaves Tashkent at 08:00 and arrives in Bukhara at 11:47. Upon arrival you will be met by an Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel for luggage drop-off.
Your Bukhara adventure begins with a guided walking tour of Old Bukhara, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, the trade domes, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasahs, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrasah, the legendary Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque and Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums. Following your guided tour, enjoy free time in the old city. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.
Duration of guided tour: 6-7 hours
Day 2: Bukhara
 
Continue your guided sightseeing tour with a drive out of the city to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa, the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir. Visit Chor Bakr Necropolis and Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.
Duration of guided tour: 3-4 hours
Day 3: Bukhara – Gijduvan – Bukhara – Tashkent
 
After breakfast continue your Uzbekistan trip with a drive to Gijduvan (45km, 50 min), a town famous for its ceramics school at which unique products recognizable across Uzbekistan are created. The Gijduvan ceramics school has a long history, for the skills have been passed from father to son for generations. Today Gijduvan is home to the sixth generation of potters from the Narzullayevs family, who have brought the ceramics school to worldwide fame.
While visiting the pottery workshop you will have the opportunity to create your own piece of art under the guidance of an experienced potter. Visit the adjacent Gijduvan Ceramics Museum and even purchase souvenirs from the potter’s shop.
After lunch, transfer to the train station. The high-speed Afrosiyob train leaves Bukhara at 15:47 and arrives in Tashkent at 19:10. Upon arrival you will be met by an Advantour driver for transfer to your hotel. End of Best of Bukhara 3-Day Tour.
  • Accommodation based on shared double/twin room, with breakfast (2 nights);
  • Tickets for Tashkent-Bukhara-Tashkent trains (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most comfortable class on the regular train);
  • Sightseeing tour program with a local guide;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Pottery class and lunch in Gijduvan;
  • All transfers.
  • Full board;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Gratuities.

Prices per person

 
 
Economy
Comfort
1 person
US$ 970
US$ 1,000
2 persons
US$ 600
US$ 630
3 persons
US$ 540
US$ 570
4 persons
US$ 480
US$ 510
Single supplement
US$ 60
US$ 90
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.

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Best of Bukhara Tour Reviews

Author: Noor   |   Rating: 527 January 2023

Bukhara was AWESOME!!!!

Farhad was my driver in Bukhara and he is so friendly! He was telling me about Bukhara and Uzbekistan and I really enjoyed his company. Limited English but we understood each other and he made sure I was very comfortable throughout.

The hotel was really cool! It felt like I was living in a home instead, I was the only guest (probably because it is too cold and only crazy people like me will travel hehehee) so I got VIP treatment hehee. Breakfast was really really nice, the staff are friendly. I was afraid there might be disruption to hot water and heating because of the energy crisis in Uzbekistan but the hotel was not affected thankfully. I loved it. Location was really great too, walking distance to everywhere, restaurants shops and ATM are all so close by! Thank you for putting me there :)

And my guide Yura was beyond AMAZING. I've travelled a lot and had guides who sometimes make up stories to make the place sound more interesting, and some guides are very boring and usually do not say much.... but Yura is INCREDIBLE. He explained all the historical facts about EVERYTHING. I love history and learning and I was really impressed with how much knowledge he has and I learnt so soooo much. The weather was terrible, everything was closed but I understand this is not anyone's fault, I just booked the tour at the worst possible time hehee. But it did not stop us from the tour. He even checked to make sure I am not too cold. It was the most interesting, informative walking tour I've ever had. Sometimes I wonder if he is a historian or a professor ahaha he is truly fascinating to listen to.

And thank so much for arranging everything. It was stress-free, amazing and I will definitely be recommending your company and this package to anyone else that will be visiting the region.



Visited January 2023

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