Visit the exotic covered bazaar and colossal Kalyan Minaret at Bukhara
Discover the domed mosques and ornately decorated madrasas of Samarkand
See the fascinating Uzbek crafts from wonderful knives to oriental miniatures and silk carpets
Stay in comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels throughout your private Silk Road Shopping tour
10 Day Private Silk Road Shopping tours in Uzbekistan. Cultural and Shopping tour package of Uzbekistan. Visit Samarkand, Bukhara & Fergana valley for enjoying colorful bazaars, Uzbek crafts & artworks. Make your personalised Silk Road & Shopping tour directly with local travel experts. The Silk Road Tours Budget makes it available to everyone to plan a private tour to Uzbekistan.
Day 1: FLY from …TO TASHKENT
Depart London for the overnight flight to Tashkent.
Overnight: In flight
Day 2: ARRIVE TASHKENT, SIGHTSEEING
On arrival in Tashkent you will be transferred to your hotel. Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and rightfully claims to be the biggest and most cosmopolitan city of Central Asia. Although it has been continuously inhabited for over 2,000 years, a massive earthquake in the 1960s levelled the entire city and a modern city was born. The city is noted for its tree lined streets, numerous fountains and pleasant parks. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour which will include visits to Chorsu Bazaar in the old part of Tashkent, Kukuldash Mosque and Khast Imom. Khast Imom is the official religious centre for Muslims in Central Asia and consists of Barak Khan Madrassa (16th century), Tilla Shaykh Mosque (the Osman Koran, believed to be world's oldest Koran, is kept in the library of this Mosque) and the mausoleum of Abu Bakr Kaffal Shoshi (a 13-14th century Islamic scholar). Overnight: Shodlik Palace Hotel Or Similar, Tashkent.
Day 3: Tashkent – Fergana Valley (420km)
With its renowned crafts centers Fergana valley is the main part of your Silk Road Shopping Tour in Uzbekistan.
Drive from Tashkent to Fergana through Kokand & Rishtan. You will arrive in Kokand by 12:30pm. After lunch and visits in Kokand you will drive to the village of Rishtan where you will visit the most renowned ceramic workshop of the region – Rishtan Ceramic Workshop. You will arrive in the city of Fergana by the end of the day. Overnight in Fergana.
Day 4: Fergana – Marghilan –Tashkent
After breakfast you will visit the “Yodgorlik” Silk Factory where over 2000 skilled workers produce different varieties of silk products from fabrics to big silk carpets. You can see all the process of silk production and can visit the showroom which is situated in territory of the factory. After the visit you will drive towards Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 5: Tashkent – Bukhara
After early breakfast you will be taken to the train station for taking high speed Tashkent-Bukhara train. Arrival in Bukhara at about 13:00. Transfer o the hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the monuments in the center of old Bukhara: complex Lyabi Khauz, madrasahs Kukaldosh and Nodir Devanbeghi. Overnight in Bukhara.Option: dinner with traditional dance and fashion show in the madrasa Nodir Devanbeghi.
Day 6: Bukhara (visits on food)
After breakfast you will start visiting the old madrasahs, mosques, mausoleums and minarets of Bukhara. During the visits you can visit any of the following workshops: the Bukharan Traditional Knives Workshop, Persian Miniatures Workshop of Davlat Toshev, Silk Embroidery Workshop of Rahmon Toshev and Oriental Puppets Workshop. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 7: Drive to Samarkand 260km, approx.4-5 hours, including lunch and tea stops
Upon arrival in Samarkand you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the Gur-emirmausoleum and the majestic Registan Place with its three magnificent madrasahs. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 8: Samarkand
Today you will continue the visits in Samarkand: Shakhi Zinda necropolis, Bibi Khanum mosque, Bazaar Siab, Samarkand Silk Paper Workshop, Samarkand Silk Carpets Workshop, Samarkand Winery Factory Khovrenko.
Day 9: Samarkand - Tashkent
Today you will have free time for doing some shopping and at 16:00 you will be transferred to will to the train station for taking high speed Samarkand – Tashkent train(17:00). Arrival in Tashkent (19:20). Farewell dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 10: Flight from Tashkent to …
Transfer to the International Airport of Tashkent.
All transfers with a private car+driver;
Economic class ticket for the train Tashkent- Bukhara;
Economic class ticket for the train Samarkand – Tashkent;
Local city guides;
Hotel accommodation in 3-4* hotels in double occupancy with breakfast;
1Bottled water per person per day.
International air ticket;
Lunches & Dinners;
Tips & gratuities;