Tashkent - Samarkand – Shakhrisabz - Bukhara - Khiva
Uzbekistan, in the heart of Central Asia, which has always been a crossroads of peoples and commercial traffic, is a country worth visiting. A trip to Uzbekistan is a journey to the cities of the ancient Silk Road which still reveal all their splendor and charm of times gone by. Peoples, dominations and intense commercial exchanges along the ancient caravan routes have contributed to forming an unparalleled artistic and cultural heritage. Through this journey we could, in fact, admire the typical Timurid architecture with the wonderful turquoise blue enameled domes, which make the landscape unique and authentic. We will visit Tashkent, the state capital with Soviet heritage; Samarkand the city that more than any other contains the glorious charm of Uzbekistan. The majestic madrassas of Registan square are of sublime, if not surreal, beauty. The attractions present here are true historical jewels: by visiting them, we will realize that we are in the most legendary and fascinating city in all of Central Asia. During our journey we will stop in Shakrisabz, a small town in Uzbekistan, known throughout the world for being the birthplace of the great Tamerlane. Then it will be the turn of Bukhara, a city sacred to Islam during the Sasanian dynasty. Here we will find thousand-year-old buildings, ancient madrassas, a lively historic center where arts, commerce and traditions are proudly handed down. Finally we will cross the great Kyzylkum desert to reach Khiva, ancient capital of Khwarezmia and later of the Khanate of Khiva. An ancient town surrounded by mud walls, particularly evocative, to be visited entirely on foot. There will be opportunities during the trip to meet the natives, sit at their tables and taste local dishes. We will visit the production centers of ancient artefacts, such as paper and carpets, to better understand the traditions and riches of Uzbekistan.
Summarizing the most suggestive and interesting historical sites of our trip
Ichna Kala of Khiva
Historical center of Bukhara
Tamerlane's summer palace
Gur Emir Mausoleum
- Traveling in Uzbekistan requires a good spirit of adaptation due to some long transfers on roads that are not always in excellent conditions and accommodations that are sometimes below our standards.
- Trip in collaboration with Go Asia.
- Group departure with Turkish Airlines flights from Venice.
- Check-in at hotels is usually at 2.00 pm and check-out at 12.00 pm
- To access some sites and mosques you are asked to remove your shoes and socks.
- Tips are not mandatory, but are expected from drivers and guides; they should be understood as a gesture of appreciation and motivational increase for the work done. Purely as an indication, we recommend budgeting the amount of €5 per person per day.
- Customers will share services with Go Asia passengers enrolled in Uzbekistan group tours departing on the same dates.
- Starting from Samarkand the tour could take place on an individual basis at no additional cost and with local Italian speaking guides.
- To participate in this trip you will need a passport valid for six months and a blank page, additional documentation for more info Contatti | Turismo85
- The itinerary may undergo changes based on weather and road conditions, internal flight operations, opening/closing days of the sites visited.
- Proposed hotels:
standard category 3* sup/4*
Khiva Asia Khiva / Orient Star Khiva Bukhara Asia Bukhara Samarkand Grand Samarkand Tashkent Mercure (ex Lumiere) or similar.