Spring Uzbek holiday – “Navruz”

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Tashkent, Bukhara, Gidjuvan, Samarkand, Urgut
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  • Duration:7 days
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Description

Spring New Year – Navruz Holiday

Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent

The most ancient national holiday Navruz (in translation with Persian Navruz designates “new day”) which is celebrated on March, 21st, is considered the beginning of new year. As is known, March 21st is a day a spring equinox. Day length and nights is identical – 12 hours. In the beginning of this holiday many Uzbek families prepare for national dishes such as Sumalak, Halim, Somsa from plant, Plov and others. These Uzbek dishes contain many vitamin substances which are useful to a human body.

With the obtaining of the country’s independence ancient customs and traditions of Uzbek people have revived, holiday Navruz also has been restored, and celebrating has got new scope and depth. It became a national holiday of friendship, unification, brotherhood of all people. In the bright dramatized representations of philosophic and poetic judgment of Navruz, it places in national history reveals. Now Navruz is celebrating annually in a grand manner.

Day 1 Tashkent (March 17)

The tour is planned to start from the morning in Tashkent International Airport, where you will be met by our guide and taken to the hotel for accommodation.

In the afternoon sightseeing tour by coach -take place in Tashkent: visit The Khast Imam complex (16c), the library of Koran and other old manuscripts, Kukeldash Madrasa (16c), The local market “Chorsu”, The Museum of Applied Arts

19:00 Dinner at national restaurant

Overnight in Tashkent

Day 2 Tashkent – Bukhara (March 18)

08.00 Breakfast at the hotelTransfer to the domestic airport

Fly to Bukhara by HY 1337

09:00 Sightseeing tour in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Ismail Samani (9th -10th cent) and Chashmai Ayub(12th -16th cent), Poyi Kalon Ensemble (12th -20th cent), Trade Domes (16th cent), Madrasah of Ulugbek (15th cent) and Madrasah of Abdulazizkhan (17th cent); Tim Abdullakhan (16th cent), Magoki Attori Mosque (12th cent), Lyabi Khauz Ensemble (16th -17th cent), Chor Minor (19th cent)Visit National Uzbek Show in Nodir Devan Begi madrasah

Overnight in Bukhara

Day 3 Bukhara – Gidjuvan – Samarkand (March 19)

07:00  Buffet breakfast at the hotel

08:00  Drive to Gidjuvan (46 km, 50 min)

09:00  Visit Center of Gidjduvan school of potters. The owner of the center is the famous ceramist of Uzbekistan – Alisher Narzullaev, who is one of the most known and recognized masters of ceramics of modern Uzbekistan

The center offers:

– Tour of the workshops (ceramic embroidery) with the display technology

– Master Classes of ceramic and embroidery

– Visit the Ceramic Museum. Works of 5-generation

– Visit the gallery of ceramics

–  Master class of cooking traditional Gijduvan bread

11:30  Lunch at Alisher Narzullaev’s guest house

12:30  Continue drive to Samarkand (232 km, 3 h 15m)

16:00  Arriving in Samarkand. Check in to the hotel

18:30-19.00  Dinner at national restaurant Option: visiting wine tasting and museum of wine. Transfer to the domestic airport

Overnight in Samarkand

Day 4 Samarkand (March 20)

08:00  Breakfast at the hotel

09:00  City tour of Samarkand: visit Ulugbek Observatory , Afrosiab museum, Gur-Emir Mousoleum

13:00  Lunch at national restaurant

14:00  Continue city tour: Shakhi Zinda Mausoleums, Paper factory, where you can see how masters revive an ancient tradition of making paper based on old Samarkand technologies.

17:00  Visit The theater of historical costume “El-Merosi”

Overnight in Samarkand 

Day 5 Samarkand (March 21)

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel

11:00 Participation in the Navruz celebration on Registan square (Oriental New Year, which is celebrated on 21st of March) in Mahallya (local community) including preparation of the traditional foods “Sumalyak”” and “Khalisa”, feast, experience local customs, traditions and celebration of Navruz with local people. After celebrating visit Bibi Khanum Mosque, then shopping at Siab Bazaar Local market

Overnight in Samarkand

Day 6 Samarkand – Urgut – Tashkent (March 22)

08:00  Breakfast at the hotel

09:00  Drive to Urgut (Urgut has the largest market in the Samarkand region selling traditional handicrafts, both old and new, particularly suzanne, carpets, jewels, metalwork and ceramics. The market also has smithies, tin workshops and stalls selling locally produced tea sets, clothes and traditional leather boots.)Full day shopping in bazaar

16:00  Drive back to Samarkand

17:00  Transfer to railway station

19:00  Departure to Tashkent by train “Afrosiab”Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Tashkent   

Day 7 Tashkent (March 23)

09:00  Breakfast at the hotel

10:00  SS in Tashkent: Visit Amir Temur Square, Abul Kasim MasdasaKhast-Imom Complex with Barakhan Medresah . Shopping at fruit market and Chor-zu bazaar
Transfer to airport.  Departure to home

End of the tour

 

Price per PAX with 3* hotel placement

GROUP

The tour cost

1  pax

905 USD

2 pax

535 USD

4 pax

425 USD

10+1 pax

360 USD

15+1 pax

340 USD

20+1 pax

305 USD

Single supplement

50 USD

Tourist class accommodation

City (Country)

Hotel 

Nights

Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

“Grand Orzu” 3*

2

Samarkand (Uzbekistan)

“Malika Classic” 3*

2

Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

“Lyabi House” 3*

2

 

  • Accommodation based on standard twins rooms (6 nights)
  • Breakfast in the hotels
  • AC coach for through the tour,  including all transfers,
  • Entrance fees for Sightseeing spots mentioned in the program
  • Dinner with show in Nodir Devan Begi
  • Local guide (for group size 10 pax and less) or Escort English speaking guide for group size 10 pax and more;
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan
  • Train ticket: Samarkand-Tashkent by train “Afrosiab” (economy class)
  • Water (1 liter per day per person)

  • International flight
  • Domestic air tickets: Tashkent- Urgench-Bukhara
  • Meals
  • Camera and Video charges during sightseeing
  • Early check in and late check out in the hotels
  • Visa fee paid at when obtaining the visa
  • Portages at the airports and hotels

Important information

1. Transport: we provide A/C comfortable transport with professional driver per itinerary

  • 1-2 pax – Brand New Nexia or Lacetti Sedan car from Arrival to Departure including all transfers
  • 3-8 pax – Brand New Grand Starex minivan from Arrival to Departure including all transfers
  • 9-14 pax – Midi bus Toyota Coaster  up to 20 seats in from Arrival to Departure including all transfers
  • 15 pax and more – Brand New GOLDEN DRAGON coach with A/C, DVD, Toilet etc  from Arrival to Departure including all transfers

2. Visa: for more information about Uzbek visa you can visit our web site: www.eastroute.com; www.elitetours.uz;3. Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not less than 3 days before the group’s arrival. Prices are confidential and non commissionable4. Confirmation and cancellation:

    • confirmation – please send tourists details and metion tour departure dates;
    • cancelation: NO fees – FIT up to 14 working days to tour starting date;
    • 50% of full package price – FIT up to 7working days to tour starting date;
    • 100% of full package price – FIT less than 3 working days to tour staring date;
    • For GIT requests (10 persons and more from one company company) we’ll support you to get special promo fare by Uzbekistan Airways

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