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"BOUNTIFUL UZBEKISTAN. GASTRONOMIC TOUR"

It's no exaggeration to say that for a European Uzbek cuisine is a great discovery. Uzbek cuisine is probably one of the richest in the East! Located on the caravan roads of the Great Silk Road, Uzbekistan for many centuries absorbed the most interesting and unusual recipes of dishes from different countries. Each of the Uzbek dishes has its own traditional rituals and ways of cooking, and in different parts of Uzbekistan the same food is prepared in completely different ways!


Our tours: Gastronomic

Duration: 9 days/8 nights

Route: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva - Bukhara- Shahrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent

Destinations: Uzbekistan

During this tour you will experience the great cuisine of Uzbekistan. Without an exaggeration, we can say that Uzbek cuisine is a great discovery for a traveler.

Uzbek cuisine is one of the richest in the East! For many centuries, living by the caravan ways of the Great Silk Road, local people have adopted the most interesting and unusual recipes of dishes of different cultures. Each Uzbek dish has its own ritual and in different parts of Uzbekistan the same food is often prepared in completely different way!

Crumbly Uzbek palov, tender manti, fragrant samsa, fine horse meat sausage - kazi, succulent shourpa, festive naryn and everyday honim, stunningly delicious meat - Bukhara tandoor-kabob, juicy Tashkent kebabs, exotic Khorezm tuhum-hut is far from complete list! You are also invited to join cooking workshops. Do not forget about the dessert - dozens of varieties of oriental sweets, sunny fruits, dried apricots, raisins and various types of nuts!

To keep a healthy appetite, we offer you a rich cultural program, during which you will learn about the ancient history of Uzbekistan. The grand monuments of Samarkand, Bukhara, Shahrisabz and Khiva still keep the memory of Tamerlane, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and numerous trade caravans of the Great Silk Road to this day.

We assure you that this trip will be one of the most delicious experiences! Discover tours to Uzbekistan and the world of oriental cooking!

 

DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAM:

DAY1:

TASHKENT

- Arrival in Tashkent.

- Meeting at the airport.

- Free time.

- Overnight in Tashkent.

 

DAY 2:

TASHKENT - URGENCH – KHIVA

- At 06:00 transfer to the airport for an early flight to Urgench HY 051 (07:25- 08:55).

- Arrival in Urgench at 08:55. Meeting at the airport of Urgench. Transfer to Khiva and hotel accommodation.

- Free time till lunch.

- Lunch master-class on cooking gumma (pies) in the national house.

- City tour around Khiva: Ichan-Kala (the inner city of Khiva), Kunya-Arc fortress, Islam Khoja minaret, Avesta museum.

- Dinner in the national house. (Main dishes: shurpa, Khiva palov and Khan's dish - tukhum-barak).

- Night in Khiva.

 

DAY 3:

KHIVA

- Breakfast in the hotel.

- City tour: Tash-Khauli Palace, Juma Mosque, Kalta minor minaret and Muhammad Amin Khan madrasah, Pahlavan Mahmud complex.

- Departure to the Kharot ponds. Lunch (main dish - freshly caught fried fish).

- Return to Khiva. Free time.

- Dinner at the restaurant (main dish - Khorezm kebab).

- Night in Khiva.

 

DAY 4:

KHIVA – BUKHARA

- Breakfast at the hotel.

- Transfer through the famous Kyzylkum desert along the Amu Darya River.

- Lunch on the road.

- Arrival in Bukhara. Free time, visiting souvenir shops and workshops.

- Dinner at the restaurant “Old Bukhara” (main course - delicate beef, restaurant’s special).

- Overnight in Bukhara.

 

DAY 5:

BUKHARA

- Breakfast at the hotel.

- Excursion around Bukhara: Mausoleum of Samanids, Chashmai Ayub’s tomb, Bolo-Hauz complex, ancient fortress – Ark, Poi-Kalyan complex, Abdulaziz-Khan madrasah, Ulugbek madrasa.

- Lunch - tasting Bukhara palov.

- Visit the Labi-Hauz ensemble, Kukeldash madrasah, Nodir-Devon-Begi madrasah, trade domes.

- Tea in the tea house "Spices of the Silk Road" - tasting tea with a variety of spices and traditional Bukhara sweets.

- Dinner at the teahouse (main dishes: assorted dolma, Bukhara somsa).

- Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 6:

BUKHARA - SHAHRISABZ – SAMARKAND

- Breakfast at the hotel.

- Moving to Shahrisabz.

- City tour: ruins of Oq-Saroy palace (14-15th centuries), Hazrati Imam Mosque, Dor-ut Tilovat (15-16th century), Gumbazi-Sayidon mausoleum, Kok Gumbaz mosque (15th century), Jahongir mausoleum.

- Lunch in the national house or at the restaurant in mountain pass, where one can taste the lamb cooked in tandoor, kebabs or jizz (fried meat with fat).

- Transfer to Samarkand through a mountain pass (90 km).

- Accommodation at the hotel.

- Wine-degustation at Khovrenko Winery.

- Dinner master-class on cooking manti in the national house “Shahnoza”.

- Night in Samarkand.

 

DAY 7:

SAMARKAND – TASHKENT

- Breakfast in the hotel.

- Tour around Samarkand: Mausoleum of Temurids (Gur-Emir) - the tomb of the Great Timur, Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Kari Madrasah) - the most famous square in Central Asia.

- Lunch at “Center of palov” - tasting Samarkand palov.

- Visit Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the architectural ensemble of Shahi-Zinda, the Ulughbek Observatory.

- Departure from Samarkand on high-speed train "Afrosiab".

- Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the train station. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel.

- Dinner in the restaurant “Karimbek” (main dish - kebabs).

- Overnight in Tashkent.

 

DAY 8:

TASHKENT

- Breakfast in the hotel.

- City tour includes: visiting Hast-Imam Square, Barak Khan Madrasah, Kafal al-Shashi Mazar Mausoleum.

- Lunch at Palov Center to taste delicious Tashkent palov.

- After lunch tour around the city continues: Kukeldash Madrasah, the oldest bazaar of Tashkent - Chorsu, Museum of Applied Arts, Tashkent Metro.

- Dinner in restaurant.

- Free time. Overnight in Tashkent.

 

DAY 9:

TASHKENT - DEPARTURE

- Breakfast in the hotel.

- Free time without transport and excursion service. Shopping in bazaars, a walk through the city center is recommended.

- Checking out of the hotel until 12:00.

- Transfer to the airport. Departure from Tashkent.

 

 

 

Price is given in USD per person in twin/double room sharing:

NUMBER OF PERSON

BUDGET OPTION 2-3*

(BOUTIQUE) HOTELS

3-4* HOTEL OPTION

1

Per request

Per request

2

914

1 075

3-5

850

1 005

6-8

810

980

9-14

750

960

15

710

910

20

650

870

25+

620

840

Additional payment for single supplement

 

 

90

 

180

 

HOTELS:

The cost of the program includes accommodation in hotels. Depending on your preferences, it can be hotels of the following categories:

- Boutique hotels are very cozy private hotels, often decorated in national style. There is absolutely everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Hotels of this level are characterized by a warm, friendly welcome in an atmosphere of near home comfort.

- 4 * hotels are modern hotels of European class, their infrastructure, interior of rooms and quality of service are at a high level. As a rule, such hotels are located closer to the center and the main sights of the city.

This route assumes the following type of placement:

 

CITIES:

BUDGETOPTION (2-3* HOTELS)

3-4*  OPTION

Tashkent

Arien Plaza Hotel / Samir Hotel
or similar

Ramada Tashkent Hotel 4*

 Sharq Hotel 4* 
or similar

Samarkand

Zilol Baht / Arba Hotel / City Hotel
or similar

Asia Samarkand + / Sultan Boutique 
or similar

Bukhara

Rangrez Hotel / Fatima Hotel 3*
or similar

Omar Khayam 3+/ Sultan Devon Begi 
or similar

Khiva

ShokhJahon Hotel 3* / Malika
or similar

Bek Khiva Hotel 4* / Arkanchi
or similar

 

 

 

Price includes:

 

Price excludes:

- Comfortable air-conditioned transport for the entire route, including meeting / seeing off at the airport;

- Accommodation in a double room with breakfast;

- Full board meals in the best restaurants and food outlets (special menu);

- Wine tasting at the Khovrenko winery in Samarkand;

- Tasting tea with spices and oriental sweets in the tea house in Bukhara;

- Master classes in cooking national dishes;

- Entry tickets;

- Services of guides in each city up to 5 people;

- Tour guides for the whole tour for groups of more than 5 people;

- Excursions according to the tour program;

- Air ticket Tashkent – Urgench;

- Tickets (economy class) for the high-speed train Afrosiyob (Samarkand - Tashkent);

- Mineral water for each day of the tour;

- Souvenirs.

 

- International air fare to/from Uzbekistan;

- Photo and camera fees on sights;

- Hotel additional services:

- Value added tax (VAT);

- Early check - in, late check - out after 14:00;

- Insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORT:

On this route we provide the following types of comfortable transport (depending on the number of people in the group):

Pax in the group:

Types of transport:

1-2

AC sedan “CHEVROLET ORLANDO, LACETTI” (Air-conditioned)

3-5

Minibus “HYUNDAY STAREX” (Air-conditioned)

5-8

Minibus “ISTANA, TOYOTA HICE” (Air-conditioned)

9-15

Middle-size bus “YUTONG” (Air-conditioned)

15-35

Tourist class bus up to 45 seats (Air-conditioned)

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:

- Visit to the costume folk show "El Merosi" in Samarkand

- Visit to the medieval bathhouse of the hammam in Bukhara (XVI century).

 

NOTE:

- The program will be updated in accordance with the schedule of international flights.

- The company reserves the right to change the sequence of acquaintance with the objects. We draw your attention to the need to comply with the norms of the current legislation. Please note that check-in to the hotel is possible only if you have an identity document (passport, birth certificate). Please note that all hotels have the rules of "check-in hours" (check in after 14:00 and check out before 12:00), if early check-in is not included in the tour price.

- Form of payment by transfer or cash.

We welcome any of your suggestions and changes to the tour program to meet your specific wishes and requirements. We will help you find the most optimal and acceptable option for solving your issue on the order of tours and other tourist services.

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