A fully inclusive 8 day pilgrimage tour in small groups.
Code BK8D. Only £795 per person.
Minimum of 4 people required to form group.
Sacred Bukhara is one of the most esteemed cities of Islamic civilization. Outstanding theologians such as Imam Al-Bukhari, Al-Gijduvani, Bahhaudin Naqshband have preached here in the Middle Ages. Today Bukhara is a historical centre full of exquisite monuments and functioning mosques & madressahs, a ‘must see’ place to all Muslims.
Price is based on 2 persons sharing a double/twin room.
Best time to travel : March, April, May, Aug, Sep, Oct. All flights & hotels subject to availability.
Price includes : Internal flight, hotels with daily breakfast, fullboard meals, transfers by a/c vehicles, English speaking local guides, admission fees, visa to Uzbekistan.
Price excludes : International flights *,camera & video fees, tipping and any service not specified.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices.Please call us for mor information.
Single supplements is £250 per person.
Day 1 Fly from London or Birmingham to Tashkent.
Day 2 Tashkent (-/L/D)
On arrival transfer to Poytaht hotel. After lunch Tashkent guided city tour visiting the Museum of Applied Art and old Tashkent : Khast-Imam Square with Barak Khan Madressah founded in the 16th century, Tellya Sheik Mosque and its Islamic library which is housing the immense Osman Koran, claimed to be the world’s oldest, Iamam Ismail Al Bukhari Islamic Institute, the highest Muslim seminary. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Poytaht hotel.
Day 3 Tashkent/ Bukhara (B/L/D )
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Bukhara. On arrival transfer to Omar Khayam or Salom Inn hotel in the centre of Old town. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon Bukhara tour starts with Bolo-Hauz Mosque, a classic example of a central Asian Mosque, geometrical Samanids Mausoleum dated back to the 9th century, the Ark Fortress, Bukhara citadel with the Palace of Bukhara Amir, Mosque, exchequer, government administration and prison. Next, visit to the most magnificent monuments of Bukhara : the Kalon minaret, 46 m high awe inspiring landmark of Bukhara, Kalon Mosque with its intricated mosaics façade, and Miri Arab Madressah, one of the most prestigious Islamic universities.Dinner at Lyabi-Hauz and overnight at Omar Khayam hotel.
Day 4 Bukhara (B/L/D)
Drive to Bukhara outskirt to visit the Mausoleums of Bahhaudhin mother & teacher, the necropolis of Bahhaudin Naqshband, Chor Bakr city of the deads, the splendid Summer Palace and Chor minor, a four-ark-dome structure built in 1807 . Back to Bukhara old town to visit Ulugbeg Madressah with its remarkable inscription on the entrance door :’Aspiration to knowledge is a uty of each Muslim, man and woman’ and Magoki Attaki the most ancient Mosque in Central Asia. After lunch at Lyabi-Hauz, a very popular and cooling place thanks to its large artificial reservoir, stroll in the three trade domes stopping at caravansarais. Dinner and overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5 Bukhara/ Samarkand (B/L/D)
Drive to Samarkand. Lunch on arrival. Afternoon guided visit to Gur Emir mausoleum and the Temurids Mausoleums and Registan Square with Ulugbed and Sher-Dor Madreesahs and Tillya-Kari gilded Mosque. Dinner in town. Overnight at Grand Samarkand hotel.
Day 6 Samarkand (B/L/D)
Full day more visits in Samarkand including Shahi-Zinda necropolis where Kusam Ibm Abbas, the cousin of Mohamed prophet was buried and the female Temurids Mausoleums beautifully decorated with sapphired blue mosaics, Khazret Khyr Mosque and Al Maturidi Mausoleums. After lunch visit to the largest Mosque dedicated to Bibi Khanum the most beloved wife of Tamerlane and Samarkand colourful bazaar. Dinner & overnight in Samarkand.
Day 7 Samarkand/Tashkent (B/L/D)
Morning transfer to the necropolis of Mahdun-I-Azan then to Al-Bukhari complex. Continue by road to Tashkent. After lunch, time at leisure to stroll along the streets of new Tashkent. Evening enjoy a ballet or music performance at Navoi Theatre ( subject to availability ). Farewell dinner. Overnight at Tashkent Palace.
Day 8 Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for flight home or optional extension to Ferghana Valley.