Tour “Tashkent is city of contrasts» City tour along Tashkent (4 hours).
City tour along the old part of city:
Architectural complex “Khazret-Imam” incl. necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi who was one of the first Muslim imams and a famous divine and poet (16th c), “Barak-khan Medressa” – built by Suyunidj-khan – the first ruler of the Uzbek dynasty of the Sheibanid’s (16th c), “Tellya Sheikh Medressa” also called “Khast Imom Mosque”, where Osman Quran – the world’s oldest is kept (19th c), “Juma Mosque” (15-19th cc).
City tour along the modern part of city:
Square of the Navoi Grand Opera and Ballet Theater, “Independence square” – the main square of the city, Amir Timur Square, “Monument of Courage” (1976 y.) – the epicenter of the Tashkent earthquake of 1966 year. Visiting of Applied Arts museum.
Tour «Samarkand is pearl of the Orient» (by train, 1 day) Tashkent – Samarkand – Tashkent
07:00 — Transfer to railway station
08:00 – Departure to Samarkand by comfortable high speed train “Afrosiab” (departure time can change).
10:10 – Arrival in Samarkand. Meeting at the train station.
Excursion in Samarkand:
Gur Emir Mausoleum – Tamerlan’s tomb (14-15th c.) that was built for Temur’s grandson Muhammad-Sultan and the tombs of three other Temurids – sons of Temur – Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek, Ruhabad Mausoleum (“House of Spirit”)(external visit) – the legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhammad (14th c.), Registan Square (“A sandy place”) – the major square of Samarkand: Ulugbeg Madrassah – Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the Madrassah (15th c.), Sher-Dor Madrassah (“Having tigers”) (17th c.), Tillya-Kari Madrassah (“Coated by gold”) – the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all other famous buildings in Central Asia (17th c.), The architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (Alive king) – necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas – the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th c), cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th c.), world famous Samarkand bazaar – “Siyob”. Visiting of Observatory of Ulugbek 15th c.).
13:00 – Lunch at local restaurant
17:00 – Transfer to train station.
18:00 – Departure to Tashkent by comfortable high speed train “Afrosiab”.
20:10 – Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to hotel (departure time can change).