Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Historical Tour 12 Days

    Chronicling the past in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

    • Duration

      12 Days

    • Total Destinations

      4

    • Attractions

      27

    • Pkg Id

      0000127

    Mongols, Timurids, Sassanids and countless other civilizations have risen, fought and fallen on the steppes of Central Asia. Dotted with relics to the glorious yesteryears, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan is a wonder for history buffs. Discover heroic tales of past exploits on a historical tour down the memory lanes of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

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    DAY 1
    Tashkent Arrival in Tashkent

    •  Arrival at Tashkent International airport. Our tour escort will host you from outside airport.
    • Transfers to Hotel.
    • Check in Hotel.
    • Short city tour of Old Tashkent.
    •  Visit Khasti Imam Mosque & Usmanquran Museum.
    • Transfers to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at Hotel

    DAY 2
    Tashkent Zangiota Mosque & Tashkent City Tour

    • Transfer to Zangi Ota Mosque after Breakfast at Hotel
    • Only 20 kilometres from the city center along the old road to Samarkand in the eponymous village of Tashkent region there is one of the most interesting historical and architectural monuments of XIV century - a complex of mausoleums Zangi - Ota.
    •  It is the resting place of Sheikh AI- Hodge (Zangi-Ota), a fifth of the murid of the great Sufi Khoja Ahmad Yassavi and spiritual student of the famous mystic poet Suleiman Khaki – ata Bakyrgani.
    • Visit explore Tashkent city with guide: Chor-Su Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with Amir Temur Square, Independence Square.
    • Transfers to Hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    •  Overnight at Hotel

    DAY 3
    Bukhara Bukhara

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Take a Afrosiyob train to Bukhara.
    •  Arrival in Bukhara
    • Transfer to Memorial complex of the great Sufi, Saket and saint Sheikh Bahauddin Naqshbandi is near Bukhara.
    •  According to his studying, if person works manually it gives him the right to independence in the work, actions and thoughts.
    • His famous statement: “Allah is in mind, and hands – in the work”. There is a wishing stone – SangiMurod inside the wall of the mausoleum. Believers from different countries come here to ask for the fulfillment of wishes.
    • It is believed that Naqshbandi averts disaster.
    • Memorial complex Bahauddin Naqshbandi is rectangular courtyard where the tomb of Saint Sheikh.
    • The modern aivan with wooden columns is decored the central courtyard. The decoration of the ensemble is characterized of XVI century.
    • Dakhma with marble fence was erected by Abdulaziz Khan in 1544, and near was built the great building Khanaka.
    • Later here was formed a vast necropolis – tomb of Bukhara emirs. Decorated mosques Muzaffarkhan and Hakim Kushbegi are struck by its beauty, which formed the courtyard with creek around the mausoleum.
    •  At the beginning of our century the Memorial complex Bahauddin Naqshbandi was restored. The arches in national style, blue domes, different gate and columns were built here.
    • One of the most beautiful of architectural ensemble of Bukhara, the complex Bahauddin Naqshbandi meets pilgrims with silence and solitude.
    • Transfers to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    •  Overnight at Hotel.

    DAY 4
    Bukhara Bukhara City Tour

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • City tour in Bukhara: Visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex, Kalyan mosque and Kalyan minaret and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasah, Ark fortress, Samani dynasty Mausoleum, Chor-Minor Madrasah, Bolo-Khauz Mosque
    • Transfers to Hotel.
    •  Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at the hotel

    DAY 5
    Samarkand Transfer to Samarkand

    •  Breakfast at Hotel.
    • In the morning transfer to Samarkand (290 km, 4 h.).
    •  En route visit the Memorial Complex of Abu Abdulloh Mukhammad ibn Ibrohim, Ibn al Mugiyraibn Bardazbeh al Juafiy Al-Bukhari.
    •  Continue to holy place which is a few kilometers away from this complex, the burial place of Hazrat Makhdumi A'zam Dahbediy (1461-1542), a Sufi philosopher, and a descendent of Hazrat Ali.
    •  Arrival in Samarkand
    •  Check in to the Hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at the Hotel. 

    DAY 6
    Samarkand Samarkand Tour

    •   Breakfast at Hotel.
    • In the morning visit Complex KhojaAkhrarVali, Khoja AL Mansoor al Matrudi, Bibi-Khanum mosque, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, where you can visit the tomb of Qusamibn Abbas, continue to Hazrat Hyzr Mosque.
    • In the afternoon visit magnificent Registan Square, the noblest square in Central Asia, Observatory of Ulugbek, and Siab Bazaar. End the sightseeing tour with a visit to Gur-Emir Mausoleum – the graveyard of Tamerlane and Timurids.
    • Transfers at Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    DAY 7
    Dushanbe Transfer to Tajikistan

    •  Breakfast at Hotel.
    •  Arrive to the Tajik
    •  Uzbek  Dusti-Sariosiyo, cross the border and meet your Tajik Guide and drive to Kulyab city via  the capital of Tajikistan- Dushanbe.
    • Have lunch and continue on the way to the south of Tajikistan , Kulyob city, which has 2700 years history and located on the way of Silk Road.
    • On the way have stop at Norak HPP dumb, 300 m platina, very famous as a Tajik Blue sea.
    • Transfers back to Hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at the Hotel in Kulyab

    DAY 8
    Dushanbe Mausoleum of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani

    •  Breakfast at Hotel.
    •  Proceed to the mausoleum of Mir Said Ali Hamadoni – The person who brought Islam to Kashmir in 13 c ad. Also to develop the area he brought there the crafts like pashmina making, jewelry making, ceramic vessels, and the famous trees of Chinars.
    • He was a religious leader, poet and traveler. In Tajikistan he is very famous as an Hazrati Amirjon ,  even as a respect to him the Government of Tajikistan putted his profile on the one of banknotes of the country with his poem (10 somoni).
    • He was born in Hamadan of Iran and graved in Kulyab city.
    •  First part of the day you will have great opportunity to explore the Mausoleum of Mir said Ali Hamadani, because this place is pilgrimage area of locals and foreigners.
    • Drive back to Dushanbe – the capital of Tajikistan.
    • Transfers to Hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    •  Overnight in the hotel

    DAY 9
    Dushanbe Dushanbe Sightseeing

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Transfers for sightseeing in the capital of Tajikistan: Independent square, Symbol Square, Palace of Nation, and Flag Square (2nd highest flagpole in the world 165m), Rudaki Park, National Museum of Tajikistan.
    •   After lunch visit Navruz Palace – the biggest Tea House in Central Asia, this becomes an entertainment place for the locals and guests of the country.
    • Transfers to Hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight in the hotel

    DAY 9
    Tashkent Dushanbe Varzob Gorge

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Transfers to beautiful Varzob Gorge, Mountain passes and tunnels to the Tajik/Uzbek border Fotehobod/Oybek (430 km).
    • Beautiful and unique nature and mountains gives to the nature lover to enjoy and make lot of pictures.
    • Transfers to the biggest Oriental bazaar in Central Asia and complex of Sheyh Maslihatdin in ancient Khujand city – the second biggest city of country, located at the bank of famous river Sir Darya in the north of Tajikistan).
    • From Khujand we will drive approximately 1 hour to the border.
    • You will cross two borders and meet your Uzbek guide and continue your way to Tashkent (1.5 hours’ drive from Uzbek border to Tashkent).
    • Transfers back to Hotel.
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at Hotel.

    DAY 11
    Tashkent Sightseeing

    • Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Transfers for shopping.
    • Transfers to Hotel
    • Free time to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight at Hotel

    DAY 12
    Tashkent Departure

    •  Breakfast at Hotel.
    • Transfer to airport for your onward journey 

    Top Attractions of Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Historical Tour 12 Days Tour

    Chronicling the past in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

    Amir Temur Square

    Amir Timur Square is surrounded with the buildings of the Uzbekistan Hotel University of Law (former Womens Gymnasium) the Amir Timur Museum well-known Tashkent Chimes and the Forums Palace - one of the most grandiose architectural structures in Tashkent. Almost all the buildings located around Amir Timur Square have historical importance

    Tashkent Metro( Subway station)

    The Tashkent Metro is the rapid transit system serving the city of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. It is one of only two subway systems currently operating in Central Asia. It was the seventh metro to be built in the former USSR, opening in 1977. Tashkent Metro was inspired by Moscow and St. Petersberg Metro and that is why they wanted Tashkent Metro to be a artistic masterpiece. Today, if you see each station of Tashkent Metro then you will immediately feel that you need some extra time to experience the beauty of it. Each station is absolutely gorgeous and they are all different from each other

    Bolo Hauz Mosque

    It is a historical mosque and inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1712 and was under the Bolshevik Russian rule in the 1920s.Bolo-Khauz Complex is the only preserved monument on the Registan Square. It is located on the opposite site of Ark - the Emirs fortress. The complex consists of the reservoir Friday mosque and minaret.The most ancient part of the complex is the pond (Khauz) which is called as Bolo-Khauz (Childrens reservoir). It is one of several ponds in Bukhara that reached our days. In past these reservoirs were the water source for the population and unfortunately the source of many deseases. Therefore most of them were drained.

    Chor Minor

    Chor Minor, alternatively known as the Madrasah of Khalif Niyaz-kul, is a historic mosque in the historic city of Bukhara. Situated in North east of Bukhara Chor Minor is a mosque and it is a monument which represents cultural heritage of Bukhara. This mosque in comparison to other mosques in the city is not so old. The mosque was constructed in 1807 and was a part of a madrasa complex which was demolished earlier. Chor Minor has four towers but they are not minarets exactly. Three of them are storage house and one of them has stairs that takes you to the top of the mosque. Bukhara contains lot of historicity with itself and that attracts visitors to walk into the past when visiting Bukhara

    Ark of Bukhara(fortress)

    Ark Fortress is a massive fortress located in the city of Bukhara and was initillay a citadel structure until it fell into the hand of the Russians. Today it is an important monument and a popular tourists attraction.Ark-Citadel is a residence of Bukhara khans. According to the last excavations it was determined the citadel was on this place from 4 century BC. For many years of building and destruction 20 meters height artificial hill was formed its upper layers were built over in the time of last bokharan emirs. The wooden part of Ark building was burnt down during the fire of 1920. The general planning is being reestablished by historical documents. Ark included the whole city consisting of closely accreted houses courts and yards with state institutions emir his wives and relatives and officials lodgings. Inside the trapeziform outlines of citadel walls the planning was right-angled with traditional cruciform crossing of main streets.Ark included emir lodging throe-room police department stables stores of clothes carpets utensils treasures armoury jail jewelers and other workshops mint place mosques mazars and other buildings.The first you can see it is massive fortress gates of Ark - portal with two-storey towers by sides from arch aperture and latticed architecture gallery on top. Behind it there is a musical pavilion built in 17 century two-coloured audience chamber surrounded by gallery. Here during a day there was performed a series of makoms it is a musical work through it people could know the time (it is tradition left from zoroastrizm time).

    Abdulaziz Khan Madrassah

    The Madrasah has a fascinating facade which is a little gem in Bukhara.Opposite Ulugbek Madrasah there is Abdullazizkhan Madrasah. Abdullazizkhan built it in 1651 1652 and it is the last large Madrasah in Bukhara. The building is typical by composition with four-ayvans yard but with unordinary divergent fan of hudj groups after side ayvans and cupola buildings on the central axis.It is very interesting the improvement of living lodgings which consisted of entrance hall and hudjra and were equipped with free-places attic storeys wall niches for bed clothes dishes decorated in conformity with the taste of inhabitants who rented these apartments during their study.

    Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum

    Bakhauddin was the first born then Nakhshbandi came into the picture. The tomb is a 2m block focusing specially on the large mazaar known as the Stone of desire. about Sayyid Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (13181389) was the founder of what would become one of the largest Sufi Muslim orders the Naqshbandi.

    Lyab-i Hauz

    Lyab-i Hauz or Lyab-i Khauz is the name of the area surrounding one of the few remaining hauz that have survived in the city of Bukhara. Until the Soviet period there were many such ponds which were the citys principal source of water but they were notoriou

    Samanid Mausoleum

    The Samanid Mausoleum built in the 10th century C.E. is located in the northwestern part of Bukhara Uzbekistan just outside its historic center. It was built as the resting place of the powerful and influential Islamic Samanid dynasty that ruled the Samanid Empire from approximately 900 to 1000. It contained three burials one of whom is known to have been Nasr II.

    Kalyan minaret

    The Kalyan Minaret is a minaret of the Po-i-Kalyan mosque complex in Bukhara Uzbekistan and one of the most prominent landmarks in the city.

    Registan Square

    The Square is located in the center of the city and has become a monument of architectural importance. It has gained worldwide fame for its grandeur and it is now a preserve building in Samarkand.From three sides the square is surrounded with grand madrassah portals of which are facing the center of the space. All three erections have their own unique dcor. It is by virtue of these buildings preserved on the territory of the city Samarkand was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001.The history of the Registan SquareTranslated from Uzbek registan means a sand place. In the ancient times this central square was covered by sand. The territory was not initially surrounded by madrassah those great erections appeared rather later. In that period authorities of the city were gathering people on the square to announce khans orders held celebrations and public executions and collected the army leaving to war.In the past one could see many trade rows around the square where artisans and farmers were selling their goods. All main roads of Samarkand led to Registan where it was always noisy and lively.Various rulers during their reign would change the main significance of the square but since those times and up to now Registan has always been the center of the city social life.There are three madrassahs on the square Ulughbek Sherdor and Tilla-Kori that are the main sights of the city. They were erected by two rulers at different times.

    Shah-i-Zinda Ensemble

    Shakhi Zinda is the burial place of royal persons and nobles. But the main mausoleum from which the necropolis starts seems to be the imaginary grave of Prophet Muhammads cousin Kusam ibn Abbas. The complex was called Shakhi Zinda that means in Persian The Living King. He was one of those who preached Islam in that region. Later the Complex became an important pilgrimage centre that was revered by the people as sacred.It consists of rows of refine sparkling blue colors tombs. Harmoniously combined in a lively and moving composition various mausoleums are grouped along the narrow medieval streets. Shakhi Zinda consists of eleven mausoleums which were built one after another in 14 - 15th centuries.A unique ensemble of ancient tombs (1370-1449 years) is located near Afrasiab settlement. It is also called Street cemetery. Building of mosques and mausoleums of XI-XV centuries oddly stretched on both sides and their blue domes look like an elegant necklace from the top.

    Siab Bazaar

    Siyob Bazaar also called Siab Bazaar is the largest bazaar in Samarkand Uzbekistan. All daily necessities such as Samarkand naan are sold. Siyob Bazaar is located adjacent to the Bibi-Khanym Mosque and is visited not only by local people but also by domestic and foreign tourists.

    Bibi-Khanym Mosque

    The Bibi-Khanym Mosque is one of the most important monuments of Samarkand. In the 15th century it was one of the largest and most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world. By the mid-20th century only a grandiose ruin of it still survived but major parts of the mosque were restored during the Soviet period.

    Gur-e Amir

    The Gr-i Amr or Guri Amir is a mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Timur in Samarkand Uzbekistan. It occupies an important place in the history of Central Asian Architecture as the precursor and model for later great Mughal architecture tombs including Gardens of Babur in Kabul Humayuns Tomb in Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra built by Timurs Mughal descendants Turc

    National Museum of Tajikistan

    The National Museum of Tajikistan is a museum in Dushanbe the capital city of Tajikistan. The museum has a total area of 24 000 m of which over 15 000 m are exhibition halls.

    Flagshtok Dushanbe

    The Dushanbe Flagpole is a flagpole located in front of the Palace of Nations in Dushanbe Tajikistan. At 165 metres it was the 02nd tallest free-standing flagpole in the world from its completion in 2011 until the 2014 erection of the 171 m Jeddah Flagpole

    Kokhi Navruz Nowruz Palace

    The Nowruz Palace is a cultural and entertainment center. It was constructed using ancient architectural decorative traditions of Tajikistan.

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