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

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Group size: 1 - 14 persons

Early bird discount: book in 2018 and save 10% on 2019 tours!

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.

Silk and Spices Festival Tour to Bukhara is a great opportunity to see folklore performances, Uzbek customs and traditions, national costumes shows from all regions of Uzbekistan, music concerts, and much more in one trip. In addition, the tour program includes visits to the popular attractions of Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent.
Treat yourself to this amazing festival tour that will take you to the world of "Thousand and One Nights" fairy tales; you will enjoy bright performances, high minarets and blue domes of mosques, you can buy handmade silk at attractive price, learn how skilled craftsmen pass their knowledge from generation to generation and stroll in the town impregnated with spice flavors.
 

 

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. 40 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
 
The second day of the festival. Free day in Bukhara without a guide. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5, May 28, Mo: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
At 06:40 transfer from hotel to the train station. Take “Sharq” train to Samarkand departing at 08:05, arriving at 11:10 (270 km). Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and driver to start the city tour.
Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khahum Mosque, Siab Bazaar and Gur Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 6, May 29, Tu: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
Continue sightseeing: visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory and Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Koni Ghil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Finish the tour at Afrosiyob Museum. At 16:00, transfer to railway station. Take the fast-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 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-Imom 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 Chor-Su Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with Amir Temur 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.
  • 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 Samarkand-Tashkent;
  • 1st class ticket for train Bukhara-Samarkand;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Bukhara;
  • Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist 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.

Accommodation:

Comfort Option
Economy Option
Tashkent - 3 nights
Wyndham Tashkent, Ramada, City Palace Ichan Qala, Sharq, Samir, Shodlik
Bukhara - 3 nights
Omar Khayam, Devon-Begi, Zargaron Plaza, Asia Bukhara, Minorai-Kalon Amulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Kukeldash, Zargaron, Kavsar, As-Salom, Siyavush
Samarkand - 1 night
Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Platan, Sultan, Malika Prime, Asia Samarkand City, Platan, Billuri Sitora, Jahongir, Caravan Serail, Malika Classic

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