Tashkent: This is where our breathtaking journey will start. Uzbekistan’s modern capital, the city of Tashkent will reveal a strong brew of the modern and the ancient where old museums, cathedrals and mosques become part of organised street crossings, parks and modern day buildings in Soviet architecture. Visit the most famous heritage sight – the Amir Temur Square – and it’s fascinating aspect of being the true centre of the city from where all the main roads of the city to all corners of Uzbek and neighbouring states radiate. Visit the Independence Square located in the old city where you’ll get to see the old ‘wattle and daub’ houses to get in the mood for the rustic vibe of Uzbekistan. Explore the vibrant Chorsu bazaar to find cheap ceramics, ikat-woven textiles, tapestries and other handicrafts.
Bukhara: Thanks to Uzbek’s incredible high-speed and futuristic rail network – Afrosiyob – travelling to Bukhara from Tashkent is easier than ever. A prominent city of the Silk Route and the hub of Islamic culture, take a stroll in the narrow alleys that lead to ‘chai-khanas’ (tea-houses) and local rooftop cafes overlooking the ancient city. Explore the famous ‘bazaars’ for some exquisite yet cheap findings in ceramics, silk carpets, musical instruments, perfumes to continue your bohemian life back home before we attend some carpet-weaving workshops for a closer look at the process. Find ancient architecture garnished with mosaic tiled walls and domes to catch an unbeatable sight when the light hits them in the morning and the evening. Walk around the city like a local, observing and taking in the local life as old men play a game of dominoes, musicians create mesmerizing tunes on folk instruments in the bustling colorful bazaars and gorgeous minarets tower our every move.
Shahrisabz– Explore the capital of Timurids – Shahrisabz, a city inevitably associated with Amir Timur, founded more than 2,700 years ago. Timur built his proposed mausoleum as well as his own palace, Ak-Saray The White Palace – a world heritage sight away from the tourist route. The city’s beautiful gardens gave its new name Shahrisabz, the city of green.
Samarkand: The most ancient city of the country, Samarkand will take you back in time as you witness its many old heritage monuments and buildings accompanied by the best storytellers to guide you and let you in on the history. Visit the Registan Square – a real gem & the central point of the Silk Route, it became famous for its great architectural ensemble. Some takeaways here will include a wine-tasting session and a time-off to party at the Russian clubs or walk around the lanes and streets to please the nomadic explorer in you.
Be part of an experience that will provide the perfect Arabian blend of cultural discovery, architecture and gastronomy.
Key take Aways
- Live your bohemian dreams in the cradle of bohemian culture and lifestyle
- Trace an important part of the ancient Silk Route and its cities
- Ride Uzbek’s high-speed trains – Afrosiyob
- Explore the country’s transitional modern to ancient elements
- Take a stroll in the narrow lanes witnessing the locals
- Walk amidst ‘bazaars’ as you bargain and shop exquisite souvenirs
- Find precious, authentic yet affordable ceramics, carpets and textiles at these ‘bazaars’
- Taste the Uzbek wine in a fun wine-tasting session
- Enjoy authentic Uzbek meals
- Witness the Instagrammable monuments decorated with colorful mosaic tiles
- Take your own time to wander off or party at the Russian pubs
– Flights & fare from Delhi-Uzbekistan-Delhi
– Hotel accomodation
– E-Visa fee
– All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks) during the escape
– Afrosiyob fare (high-speed train)
– Daily guided tours and entry fares to all the monuments
– Any expense outside the itinerary or personal expenses
– Travel Insurance (Can be done on request)
– Any in-room dining, beverages or dining other than the ones planned for the group
– Any additional activities not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
– Any additional accommodation that may arise due to unforeseen circumstances