Few people know what can be done in the Fergana Valley. On the abundance of ancient monuments, about the best masters of the country for making pottery and knives, about the lost cities, and about grapes … “And here are the grapes?” – you ask. While on the way to this beautiful valley, on your way, now and then there will be different varieties of grapes – “kishmish”, “lady’s finger”, “hussain” and many others, grown under a gentle sun and filled with sweetness, will be meet you everywhere and this abundance of vineyards gives a special charm to this region of our hospitable country.
This tour will be of interest to people who are fond of art and history. Everyone will have an opportunity personally to see how the masters work in their workshops and create real works of art.
Mode of transport: Automobile Sedan – “Lasetti” or Minibus “Ssang Yong Istana” (with air conditioning)
Accommodation based on double room sharing throughout the tour, breakfasts included;
Transportation throughout the tour, including airports/train stations pick up and drop offs;
Sightseeing with a local English speaking guide in each city;
Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Urgench;
Economy class ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent;
Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
Dinner with folklore show program at Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah in Bukhara, farewell lunch in Tashkent;
English speaking tour leader from Advantour to accompany the group of 6 persons and more.
Charges in hotels for additional services;
Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
Camera fees, charged separately by museums;
International air tickets;
Full board (lunches and dinners).
Meeting at the airport of Islam Karimov (Tashkent) by the representative of the company, transfer to the chosen hotel, free time.
Breakfast. Beginning of the excursion program in Tashkent with visiting the old city, in the center of which is the mosque complex Hast Imam, where one of the oldest Koran of Osman, brought by Amir Temur is stored, is located on Tarih street, where you will see old houses built of clay. Further, a visit to one of the largest eastern bazaars in Central Asia – Chorsu, through which in ancient times caravans of the Great Silk Road passed.
Having familiarized with the historical part of the city, we are moving to the modern part of Tashkent. Then, after lunch, we have the opportunity to take a ride on the metro and get acquainted with one of the main sights of Tashkent, the subway. Further visit to the Independence Square, the monument of the “Sorrowful Mother”, the Opera and Ballet Theater. Alisher Navoi, the square named after Amir Temur and the Roman Catholic church, which is the most beautiful and unique architectural building, made in the Gothic style.
Breakfast. At 08:00 transfer from Tashkent to Dangara. At 12:00 a visit to the house of the master of wood carving Kadidzhan Khaidarov. At 13:00 transfer to Kokand. The beginning of the excursion program.
Kokand is famous for its ancient monuments of architecture, folk crafts and literature. Visiting the palace of Khudayarkhan, the last ruler of the Kokand Khanate.
15:00 Lunch in the national restaurant, at 16:00 transfer to Rishtan.
Rishtan is a city in the Fergana Valley, where there is a large ceramic factory and a weaving factory. The blue ceramics of Rishtan is a beautiful national tradition that vividly reflects the cultural values of our people. Then we have the opportunity to visit the ceramic studio of Rustam Usmanov and the workshop of Gafur Bakhromhodzh wool carpets made by hand. Moving to Fergana. Hotel accommodation.
Breakfast. At 08:30 the beginning of the excursion program. Visiting the Ferghana Museum of Local History. Then visit Andijan Central Bazaar, where you can buy souvenirs and try various oriental sweets, then the street of artisans “HUNARMANDCHILIK”, visit the Museum of Art and Literature, the Craft Center, the Garden and Bobur Museum “Gods of Shamol”. Lunch in the teahouse.
We continue our excursion program. Visiting the workshops for making knives made in the national style, Kuva – the monumental complex named after Ahmad – Al-Fargoniy. Next, we are waiting for the center for the manufacture of glass of the medieval era, then we will go to the workshop of Akbarabad, where they manually weave Savat (baskets).
Breakfast. The beginning of the excursion program. Visit Al-Fargoniy Street, drama theater, officers’ houses, Al-Fargoniy city park. Transfer to Ahsikent. Arrival, the beginning of the excursion program. Akhsikent is a fortified fortress of the Middle Ages, located on the right bank of the Syr Darya, as this place is rich in various archaeological finds. Moving to Chust. Visiting the workshop, making chust skeletons. Lunch in the city park Chusta, in the national Chayhana. Transfer to Namangan. The beginning of the excursion program around the city. Visiting the three most famous monuments of architecture, which date back to the late 10th and early 20th centuries. Transfer to Fergana via Kirgili. Dinner at the national restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Margilan. At 08:00, the beginning of the excursion program. Visiting the silk factory in Margilan, a city popularly called the city of silk. You can buy silk fabrics and watch the process of its manufacture, visit the central bazaar. Transfer to Oltoryk. This enterprise for the production of traditional, national, musical instruments, you can also watch the process of their manufacture here. Transfer to the airport, departure.