Gourmet Tour of Uzbekistan

Tour Type:
Private Escorted Tours
Start:
Tashkent
Duration:
10 Days
End:
Tashkent
Departs:
Daily

Starting From

NZ$ 2915
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You must not miss the opportunity to taste Uzbek cuisine! At least once you have to eat Uzbek delicious foods in your life. Also, this tour takes you to the pearls of the legendary Silk Road. Discover the highlights of Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand. Azure dome roofs shimmer in the sunlight and minarets soar like candles in the sky. Overflowing bazaars, mosques with unique faience, and a millennial tradition of hospitality are among the unforgettable impressions in the fascinating country of Uzbekistan!

Itinerary

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DAY 1

On arrival meet and greet by tour executive and transfer to the hotel. Stay two nights in Tashkent.

DAY 2

Morning is free to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Afternoon visit Glotton street near Chorsu food bazaar and learn to make Norin a homemade noodles with kazy as this will be your lunch with other local delicacies. Later in the afternoon enjoy city sightseeing and visit the Tilla Sheikh Mosque and Barak Khan Madrasah and Mausoleum Kaffal Shashi then take the subway to the city centre, where you'll walk through the modern city of Tashkent and on the way, visit Independence Square and walk to the Amir Timur green area. Conclude your day with dinner in a local restaurant.

DAY 3

After breakfast transfer to board flight to Urgench. On arrival transfer to Khiva and later enjoy city sightseeing tour and visit Kala architectural ensemble” – “Museum under the open sky”, Mausoleum of Pahlavan Makhmud, Tosh-Hovli Palace (Harem), Kunya-Ark Fortress, Kalta-Minor Minaret. Later Participate in Khorezmian bread and tukhumbarak making process and try them for lunch at the local family cafe. Continuation sightseeing and visit Medrese, Alla-Kuli Khan complex, Juma Mosque, Walls of Ichan-Kala, and Palvan-Darvaza Gate. Evening learns to cook famous Khorezmian dishes and enjoy dinner at the family café. Stay overnight in Khiva.

DAY 4

After an early breakfast transfer to Khiva station to board the morning train to Bukhara. Packed lunch will be provided at the time of transfer to enjoy on board. Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy your dinner at the local restaurant and stay overnight at Bukhara.

DAY 5

After breakfast enjoys a full day sightseeing of Bukhara and visit the mosques, madrasahs, and minarets lined up like narrow pearls in narrow, winding streets that are mostly traffic-free. The Poikalon complex is considered a showpiece of Islamic architecture.

 

The Kalon minaret, built in the 12th century, which rises like a lighthouse and once served as a guide for caravans, is the symbol of Bukhara. Other highlights include the Ark Citadel (the former residence of the Emir) and the Samanid Mausoleum. We stop to try spice tea in the Silk Road Tea House.

Visit a family house and learn to cook Fried Lagman (Fried noodle) for lunch. Later explore the Poi-Kalyon complex (Kalyan Mosque and minaret, Miri Arab madrassa), Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrassas, Magoki Attori mosque, Trade Domes and puppet workshop. Conclude your day with dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy “Navruz kebab”, one of the popular dishes of Bukhara.

DAY 6

After breakfast full day excursion of Bukhara’s suburbs and visit Sitorai Mokhi Khossa, Chor Bakr complex and Naqshbandiy complex. For lunch, we enjoy local delicacies and later visit Kagan Palace and the afternoon free to relax. Evening learns to cook a popular dish called the Bukharian Plov for dinner with a local family house.

DAY 7

After breakfast drive to Samarkand. Enroute visit Ak Saray Palace, Kok Gumbaz, Dorut-Tilovat Complex, Dorus-Saodat Complex in Shahrisabz. Lunch will be a typical tandoor dish of Surkhandarya and Kashkadarya regions. Continue travel towards Samarkand the next ancient city of Samarkand (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Under the rule of Timur, it was considered one of the world's most beautiful cities. Enjoy dinner at the historical Khovrenko Wine Factory and stay two nights in Samarkand.

DAY 8

“Rome of the East”
After breakfast explore Samarkand, once one of the most glamorous stations along the Great Silk Road, a thriving cultural and commercial center at the intersection of the caravan routes, is now a modern city that has lost none of its appeals. During a full-day city tour, explore both the ancient and modern monuments of Samarkand today. Visit Afrosiyob Museum and hill, Observatory of Ulugbek, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Bibi-Khanum Mosque knon to be the largest mosque in Central Asia, oriental bazaar Siyab and try dried fruits and Samarkand bread which is considered to be the most delicious bread in the world.  Enjoy lunch at shashlik centre and later visit Registan Square and Guri-Emir mausoleum.Evening Participation in preparing process of “manti” and samosa and having them for dinner in a local family house.

DAY 9

After breakfast travel to Tashkent via the mountain pass. En route enjoy light snack in Jizzakh with the famous juicy and hearty samosa. Later in the afternoon explore Tashkent and visit Earthquake monument, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square and Alisher Navoi Theatre Square.  For our last dinner in Uzbekistan we enjoy another popular dish called Beshbarmak (Kyrgyz-Kazakh meal; translated as “five fingers” meaning “to eat with fingers”)

DAY 10

After breakfast, the tour concludes with a direct transfer to the international airport.

Inclusion


  • 09 Nights deluxe accommodation on twin share basis.
  • Meals as specified
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to sights and museums as per program
  • Bottled water during sightseeing and travel
  • Cooking class and meals in local family house and restaurants
  • Spice tea testing
  • Wine tasting in Samarkand
  • Train ticket: Khiva-Bukhara (2nd class)
  • Travel and transfers by air-conditioned private vehicles
  • All current collectable taxes