Silk & Spice Festival Tour 2018-20198 Days | Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand

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Group size: 1 - 14 persons

Please note that itinerary and price on 2019 tour are subject to change due to airline and train schedule changes, currency fluctuations and other unforeseeable events.

The Silk and Spices Festival tour to Bukhara is a great opportunity to see folklore performances, Uzbek traditions, traditional clothing from all over the country, concerts, and much more all in one trip. This tour also includes visits to all of the major sights in Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent.
Treat yourself to this festival tour and visit the world of “A Thousand and One Nights”: bright performances, tall minarets, and blue domes. Take advantage of the Silk & Spices Festival to buy handmade silk at a good price, learn how craftsmen pass their trades down through generations, and stroll through the fragrant streets lined with spices. Learn more about the festival here.
 

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1, May 24, Th: Arrival in Tashkent
 
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. Free time during the day. Overnight.
Day 2, May 25, Fr: Tashkent –  Bukhara
 
At 07:30 transfer to local airport for flight to Bukhara (445 km, 1 h. 15 min.). Arrive in Bukhara at 10:25, transfer to the hotel. Leave your luggage at the hotel and start guided walking sightseeing tour. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 3, May 26, Sa: Bukhara
 
Today you will have unique opportunity to become a part of the great festival “Silk and Spices”. The festival program includes performances of folklore bands from different regions of the country, national games and fun, master-classes, fashion show from young designers of Uzbekistan.
Beautiful festive procession will start its way near the gates of Ark fortress and head to Lyabi hauz- heart of the ancient Bukhara. You will be accompanied by the guide, who will be your companion in the oriental fairy-tale of the day.
Day 4, May 27, Su: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
The second day of the festival. At 14:52 transfer to the train station. The high-speed train Afrosiyob departs for Samarkand at 15:52. Arrival in Samarkand at 17:25. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5, May 28, Mo: Samarkand
 
Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby to start the city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 6, May 29, Tu: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Continue sightseeing: visit Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. At 16:00 transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed Afrosiyob train departing at 17:00 (300 km) and arriving in Tashkent at 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel in Tashkent. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 7, May 30, We: Tashkent
 
In the morning meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imom visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center to walk through Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 8, May 31, Th: Tashkent – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to Tashkent International Airport. End of the tour.

Accommodation:

City
Hotels
Nights
Tashkent
3
Bukhara
2
Samarkand
2

 

  • All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car; 8-13 pax by 20 seat bus;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfast included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy-class ticket for train Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Bukhara;
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
  • Starting 6 persons English speaking tour leader from Advantour.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travelers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Travel insurance.

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