Uz-6 Train Tour8 Days | Tashkent, Ferghana Valley, Bukhara, Samarkand

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Book Uzbekistan train tour to explore Fergana Valley - the land of handmade silk, Tashkent – the capital city, Bukhara and Samarkand – millennia old major cities on the Great Silk Road. You will see Quran book of Caliph Uthman in Tashkent, visit Silk factory in Fergana, be amazed of Registan in Samarkand and walk in narrow streets of Bukhara. Fast and comfortable train allows to enjoy nature landscapes.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – arrival
 
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel from noon.
Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will visit Old City where Khast-Imam Complex is located. The sight is famous for keeping Quran of Caliph Uthman. In Khast-Imam you will see Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tillya-Sheykh 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 the city center. There you will walk around Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and see Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 2: Tashkent – Kokand – Ok Yer – Fergana
 
At 07:00 transfer to the train station. Take train departing to Kokand at 08:05. Arrive there at 12:00. Meet your guide and driver and start sightseeing tour in Ferghana Valley. Visit Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque and Norbut-biy Madrasah. Drive to Ok Yer village to the house of craftsman Bakhrom-aka to visit a traditional Kyrgyz family manufacturing wool carpets. After Ok Yer village drive to Fergana city (80 km). Visit Akhmad Al-Fergani Park in Fergana. Check in to the hotel for overnight.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 3: Fergana – Margilan – Rishtan – Tashkent
 
In the morning, drive from Fergana to Margilan and visit Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. Today, madrasah is home to a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Explore traditional market and continue to Yodgorlik Silk factory to see the production process of silk with traditional Ikat patterns. If it is Thursday or Sunday, visit Kumtepa Bazaar, the largest market in Fergana Valley. Drive to Rishtan to the house of a well-known ceramic master Rustam Usmanov whose works are exhibited on world exhibitions. Enjoy a pottery workshop and have a look at ceramic collection in a small museum. At 15:00 transfer to Margilan railway station. Take the train to Tashkent at 16:00. Arrive in Tashkent at 20:45. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 4: Tashkent – Bukhara
 
At 06:30 transfer to the train station. Take Afrosiyob train departing to Bukhara at 07:30 (605 km). Arrival at 11:17. Upon arrival the driver will transfer you to the hotel in Bukhara. Meet your guide and start a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 5: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel and visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum. Return to Bukhara and visit Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. At 14:40 transfer from the hotel to train station. Take Afrosiyob train to Samarkand departing at 15:52, arriving at 17:25 (270 km). Upon arrival the driver will transfer you to the hotel in Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 6: Samarkand
 
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel to start city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Siab bazaar and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 7: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
Check out from the hotel till noon. Continue sightseeing: visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory and 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 train station. Take the fast-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km); arrival at 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 8: 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 van type car;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Business/Economy-class ticket for train Tashkent-Kokand-Tashkent, Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent as per option;
  • Starting 8 persons English speaking tour escort from Advantour;
  • Starting 8 persons +1 person travels free of charge accommodated in single room.
  • Tour leader to accompany travellers 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
Fergana - 1 night
Asia Fergana Club 777
Bukhara - 1 night
Omar Khayam, Devon-Begi, Zargaron Plaza, Asia Bukhara, Minorai-Kalon Amulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Kukeldash, Zargaron, Kavsar, As-Salom, Siyavush
Samarkand - 2 nights
Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Platan, Sultan, Malika Prime, Asia Samarkand City, Platan, Billuri Sitora, Jahongir, Caravan Serail, Malika Classic

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