Eid Holidays or Minor Hajj Tour to Uzbekistan

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Country Uzbekistan
Osman's Holy book Quran
Tour route Tashkent - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Total Duration 10 days, 9 nights
Transportation Comfortable AC
Season Eid Holidays
Group Size Any
Hotel Type 4* given as an option
Placement TWN / DBL placement
Meal Breakfast
Single Supplement $450
Description Ziyaret tour to the Great Sufi Leaders of Naqshbandiya will introduce you to the architectural marvels of world famous ancient cities of the Great Silk Road – Bukhara and Samarkand, known also as hometowns of many prominent Muslim scholars and religious figures...


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Ziyaret tour to the Great Sufi Leaders of Naqshbandiya will introduce you to the architectural marvels of world famous ancient cities of the Great Silk Road – Bukhara and Samarkand, known also as hometowns of many prominent Muslim scholars and religious figures. You will visit Memorial Complex of Al Bukhari – the author of the second Holy Book of Muslim World – “Al Jomi As Sakhikh” referred to as the most authoritative collection of Hadiths as well as the Mausoleum of Khazrat Bakhauddin Nakshbandi, the founder of one of the world’s biggest Sufi Orders – Nakshbandiya Tarikat. Over the centuries the pilgrimage to the sacred shrines of these Saints was considered as a Minor Hajj by the Muslims of Central Asia. In Tashkent you will discover the Holy Relic of Muslim Culture and History – Koran of Khalif Osman, the unique and most completely conserved ancient example of Holy Koran in the World. Join our Ziyaret tour to the Great Sufi Leaders of Naqshbandiya groups and discover Uzbekistan with UzbekTraveler.com.


Day 1: Tashkent (Saturday)

16:40 - arrival to Tashkent by flight:

HY - 334 at 16:40 PM.

Transfer to the hotel for check in and rest after long flight.

Drive to white mosque for praying.

Dinner in a local restaurant.

Night in Tashkent.


07:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

13:00 Lunch in a restaurant.

14:00 City sightseeing tour around Tashkent:

Start the tour with visiting the Khast Imam Complex - where the oldest Koran(Osman's Holy book Koran) is kept.

Barakkhan Madrassah (XVI c) - was the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti of ex-Sogdian Central Asia & Kazakhstan. It is interesting for its mosaic and Arabic calligraphy of the late 16 cent. Brick facade and the intricately carved doors made by Samarkand craftsmen Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum - which is the grave of a local doctor, philosopher and poet of Islam who lived from 904 to 979. The portal, inner dome and arcade dated 16th century, when his holy reputation attracted a cemetery.

Kukeldash Madrassah (XVI c). - The grand 16th c. madrassah has domed courtyard. Now the building is returned to service as an Islamic school. Next to it is the tiny 15th c. Juma mosque.

Museum of Applied Arts - bright carved plaster decorations(ganch) and carved wood the building of museum itself is an attraction. There is also an exhibit of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, musical instruments and toys.

Navoyi Theater Square - by 1940, Soviet planners had decided a theatre would greatly enhance an area known as the Drunken Bazaar for its wine-soaked market. Japanese prisoners of war completed construction in 1947.

Amir Temur square and Broadway

19:00 Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.


Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara (Sunday)

Early breakfast at hotel.

07:30 - Transfer to Tashkent domestic airport Terminal 3 to take a flight to Bukhara (the City of 1000 and 1 night).

09:15 - Departure to Bukhara by flight HY-1337.

10:25 - Arrival to Bukhara.

Bukhara – this is one of the best places in Central Asia which was as capital of Samanid state in the 9th and 10th centuries and known in history as “Bukhoro-i Sharif”.

09:00 Start the city tour by visiting Khazrat Bakhauddin Nakhshbandi Memorial Complex.

Poikalon (XII - XVI c) - ensemble in the center of old Bukhara - includes the cathedral mosque "Kalyan Mosque", "Miri Arab" madrassah and the Kalyan minaret (46 m).

Lyabi - Hauz (XVI - XVIIc) - a complex with Nodir - Devon Begi madrassahs big pool surrounded by trees.

Ulugbek Madrassah (1417) - was the earliest of three commissioned by the enlightened Timurid ruler (the other two stand in Samarakand and Gijduvan) and his secular influence dominates the exterior design of the religious college.

Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah (1652) - glittering in mercifully un-restored 17th century glory.

Tim Abdullah khan - was built in 1577 and was one of the most elegant trade halls in Bukhara where silk and wool was sold by Afghan trades.

Trading Domes consists of three trading centers:

Tok-i-Zargaron (1570) – Jeweler’s Bazaar,

Tok-i-Tilpak Furushon – Cap Maker’s Bazaar,

Tok-i-Sarrafon – Moneychanger’s Bazaar.

Magoki Attori – in 937 the four-pillared mosque was burn the ground in a city-wide fire and in the 12th century the present mosque was erected, from which the focus of the mosque, the original southern portal remains.

19:00 Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.



06:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

07:00 Transfer to the Vostochniy Railway station to take an express train "Afrosiab" to Samarkand (320 km. 2 hours). 10:10 arrival to Samarkand - the Eden of ancient East, the most precious pearl in the Islamic world. Samarkand - called Marakanda in the 4th century BC, whoever tried to conquer it! During the centuries the city has been invaded by troops of Alexander the Great, Arabian invaders, Chenghes Khan and Tamerlane. Today romance of Samarkand still works its magic, alluring the travelers with a dreamlike quality.

Transfer to the spectacular Complex of Imam Al-Bukhoriy, a celebrated personality of Islamic world, which was built with the support of the entire Muslim world.

12:30 Friday Prayer and excursion around Imam Al-Bukhoriy Memorial Complex.

15:00 Lunch at local restaurant in Samarkand city center.

16:00 Hotel check-in, and afternoon sightseeing in Samarkand.

Ulugbek’s Observatory (XV c) – 1st observatory in Orient with 30m sextant built by Ulugbek to make exact astronomical catalogue.

Bibi Khanum mosque (XIVc) - Architects, craftsmen & painters re-constructed it in 5 years.

Gur Amir Mausoleum (XV c) - Timurids dynastic burial vault, unique monument of architecture.

19:00 Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.


Day 3: Bukhara (Monday)

07:00 - Breakfast.

08:30 – 18:00 - Ziyaret tour to the tombs of great Sufi leaders of Naqshbandiya tariqat.

13:00 - Lunch.

14:00 - Continue Ziyaret tour to the tombs of great Sufi leaders of Naqshbandiya tariqat.

18:30 - Arrival to hotel in Bukhara.

Dinner in a local restaurant. Night in Bukhara.



07:00 Breakfast at the hotel. Mourning city sightseeing tour around Samarkand:

Registan square (XV – XVII c) - consist of grand madrassah of Ulugbek, Sher Dor & Tillya Kari.

Then, you go to see the Mausoleum of Khodja Daniar or Saint Daniel, a prophet of the Old Testament. This holy place is recognized by Islam, Christianity and Judaism as one of eminent pilgrimage destinations

Shahi - Zinda mausoleum (XIV - XVc) - 'Nown of Dead' a complex of more than 20 unique buildings. Museum of History and Art of Uzbekistan.

13:00 Lunch in a restaurant.


19:00 Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.


Day 4: Bukhara - Samarkand (Tuesday)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.

07:00 - Continue ziyaret tour to the tombs of great Sufi leaders of Naqshbandiya tariqat.

11:00 - Departure to Samarkand by road (286 km).

13:00 - Lunch on the road.

16:00 - Check-in at the hotel.

19:00 - Dinner in a local restaurant. Free time.

Overnight in Samarkand.



Day 5: Samarkand (Wednesday)

07:00 - Breakfast at the hotel.

08:30 - Ziyaret and sightseeing tour in Samarkand.

13:00 - Lunch in a local restaurant.

15:00 - Continue Ziyaret and sightseeing tour in Samarkand.

18:00 - Free time.

19:00 - Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight in Samarkand.



Zengi Ata Memorial Complex. Tashkent International Airport

End of the tour.

Included - specific

  • Folklore concert Nodir Devan Begi in Bukhara
  • Hotel placement: 4.5 nights (early check-in and late check-out is included)
  Check-in time after 14:00
  Check-out time before 12:00
  • Breakfast – 5
  • During the tour praying in mosques


Included - general

  • Visa support
  • AC Comfortable transportation for the whole trip
  • Professional guide (available in different languages) will accompany you and try to give you the best explanation of the site's history, traditions and culture
  • Tour operator and Group Leader will make you feel comfortable and assist you in case of problem 24/7
  • Entrance fees to historical places
  • For each transfer 0.5 L of mineral water
  • Double / Twin hotel room placement
  • Luggage handling at the airports and hotels


Excluded

  • Visa application fee in Uzbek embassy in your country
  • Fees for the use of cameras and videos in the monuments and tourist sites
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Personal expenses
  • Local payments in domestic currency, such as tips and gratuities
  • Expenses for things which are not listed in the tour package


Opportunities

In addition, our program may include special arrangements such as:

  • Similar standard hotels will be provided if in case mentioned hotels are not available at the time of reservation or does not suit travelers
  • Lunches or dinners in private homes of Uzbek families to get closer to the traditions, culture and way of life of local people, to see the process of baking the traditional round bread and cooking tasty osh (pilaf)
  • Different dance shows and entertainment varying from region to region in traditional costumes
  • Special tours to different studios and workshops where You can see various traditional crafts in real.

You can use our suggested programs as they stand or create Your own itinerary according to Your wishes and preferences. We will be happy to assist you in this task.


Hotels

All hotels are located close to main sightseeing places. After a long and tiring day of walking, you can relax and spend the night pleasantly in those hotels.


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Le Grande Plaza
Name Le Grande Plaza
Type High class
Rooms    Single($55), Double($65)
City Tashkent
About Good view, good location, good service
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Afrosiyob Palace
Name Afrosiyob Palace
Type High class
Rooms    Single($80), Double($110)
City Samarkand
About Good view, good location, good service
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Asia Bukhara
Name Asia Bukhara
Type High class
Rooms    Single($45), Double($55)
City Bukhara
About Good view, good location, good service
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HIGHLIGHTS OF TASHKENT:

Barak Khan Madrassah, which was constructed on the order of Nauruz Khan (known as Barak Khan) in the middle of 16th century. Madrassah incorporates the mausoleum of his father, Suyundgi Khan, first ruler of Tashkent principality from the Sheybani dynasty and a mausoleum of unknown saint. Nearby Muyi Muborak madrassah houses the museum of Koran. The main exhibit of the museum is Koran of Khalif Osman. Many researchers claim that Amir Temur brought the Holy Book from one of his campaigns in Syria and until 19th it was conserved in Samarkand. Koran is written with Kufi script on gazelle skin and consists of 353 pages, each one measuring 68Х53 sm and comprising 12 lines.Bold text Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Mosque on Khasty Imam Street, Kukeldash Madrassah. Visit to Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar). Museum of Applied Arts, Amir Temur Square.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SAMARKAND:

The Memorial shrine complex of Imam al Bukhari was inaugurated in 1998 on the occasion of 1225 anniversary of the birth of Islamic saint, eminent scholar, and author of the most authoritative collection of Hadiths Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail Abu Abdallah Al-Bukhari. Erected on the site of the ancient complex the memorial consists of mausoleum, mosque with a capacity of 1500 people and a little museum.

Prophet Daniel mausoleum. It is said that the holy relics of Prophet Daniel were brought from Mesopotamia to Samarkand by Amir Temur to raise the spiritual significance of his capital. The original mausoleum has been reconstructed several times. In 19th century the present day mausoleum with 6 domes was erected. Shahi-Zinda necropolis (14-15cc.), “Stars above Samarkand” – Ulugbek observatory (15c), “Ruins of Afrosiab” – the excavation and museum of the ancient town (6 BC-13 AD). Visit to medieval architectural monuments: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c.), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15c), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17c), Bibi Khanum Mosque(early 15c.) Visit to Samarkand local bazaar.

HIGHLIGHTS OF BUKHARA:

Ismail Samani Mausoleum (9-10c) – vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (14 c), Visit to Old Bukhara: Poi-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), Lyab-i-Hauz Ensemble (16c), Nadir Divan begi (16c), Magoki Attari Mosque (12 -16cc.), Ulug Beg (15c) and Abdul Aziz khan (17c) Madrassahs. Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c). Memorial Shrine Complex of Imam Tarikati Shaykh Mukhammad Bakhuddin Nakshbandi. The respected in the Islamic world Shaykh Bahauddin Nakshbandi was the founder of one of the world’s largest Sufi orders – Nakshbandia Tarikat.5