Visiting Sacred Places of Islam in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara

Category:Islamic tour
9 Days / 8 Nights
Cities:Tashkent – Bukhara –Samarkand – Tashkent
Seasonality: Year-round
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Tour description

Ziarat. Visiting Sacred Places of Islam.


Included

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels based on breakfast
  • Services of English speaking guide for the whole route
  • All transfers by comfortable transport according to the program
  • Tickets for train “Afrasiab” Tashkent-Bukhara (economy class)
  • Tickets for train “Afrasiab” Samarkand-Tashkent (economy class)
  • Sim card of local operator (for the group)

Not included

  • International flight
  • Alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Extra photo and video
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Other services not mentioned in the program
  • Full board - $160 per person (8 lunches/8 dinners)

Tour structure

Day 1 | Tashkent
Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent

Meeting with the driver

10:00 Excursion in Tashkent

The capital of Uzbekistan - Tashkent - has existed for over 2,200 years. During this time he has gone from an ancient settlement to the large cities of Central Asia. The city has seen many memorable events and trials, met the rise and decline. Tashkent - the very embodiment of modern elegance that is characteristic of many capitals of the world. As the eastern city, Tashkent has its unsurpassed flavor. City harmoniously combines a medieval building with European architecture.

 A visit to the religious center of modern Tashkent - Hast-Imam and, examination of ancient manuscripts of Central Asia - Koran Osman 7. The ensemble Hast-Imam and formed on the grave of the famous scientist, expert on the Koran and the Hadith, the poet, Hazrat Imam artisan.

• Hazrat Abu Bkr al- Kaffal- Shoshi (RA)

• Sheikh Havendy Takhrur

Visit acting Kukeldash (16th) - one of the largest surviving today madrassas in Central Asia. This madrasa is located near the Chorsu square in the historical part of Tashkent.

18:00 Dinner.

20:00 Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 | Tashkent - Bukhara
Tashkent - Bukhara

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

10:00 Continue visit sacred places outside Tashkent:

Mausaleum of Sheikh Zainuddin Bobo. Sheikh Zaynuddin Bobo is the son of a founder of Sufi Order Sukhravardiya of Sheikh Ziyaad-din Djakhima Sukhravardi. Here is the famous underground 2-storeyed chillia hona where Zainuddin used to fast and pray all the rest of his life.

Zangi-Ota complex. Mausoleum of a sufy Zangi Ota and his wife Ambar-Bibi, who lived in Tashkent in the 14th century. Ambar-bibi is a saint patron of all women willing to have a child. You will see a lot of young women who sweep the floor around the mausoleum; they came to ask for the baby.

16:00 Dinner.

17:30 Transfer to the rail station for train Tashkent-Bukhara.

18:50 departure from Tashkent

22:55 arrival in Bukhara

Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3 | Bukhara
Bukhara

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel

09:00 Meeting with a driver and guide.

Visiting mausoleums of “Seven Great Sufis of Bukhara”

Mausoleum of Abd Al-Khaliq Al-Gijduvani (40 km from Bukhara). This famous person was a founder of sufy brotherhood “Khodjagon”. The doctrine he developed was notable for its originality. In his theological works “Risolayi Sahobia”, 'Risolayi Tariqat', 'Vasiyatnoma'   he conveyed his thoughts about science, religion,  about man and his place in society, about fostering in oneself such qualities of a Muslim as kindness, respect for seniors, adherence to moral principles, generosity.

Mausoleum of Khodza Muhammad Arif ar-Revgari (village of Shafirkan not far from Gijduvan).

Mausoleum of Khodza Makhmud Anjir Fagnaviy. The religious teacher of Arif ar-Revgari.

13:00 Lunch

•          Hazrat Hajj Shareef Zandani

•           Hazrat Syed Amir Kulal

•          Bibi Orifa (mother of Hazrat Bahauddin Naqshband)

•          Hazrat Abu Bakr Muhammad Kalabadhi (RA)

•          Hazrat Sayf al-Din Bakharzi (1190-1261)

•          Buyan Kuli Khan

•          Hazrat Imam Kozi-hon (12)

•          Hazrat Hassan and Yusuf al-Bukhari Namandpush

•          Hanaka Khalif Niyaz-Kul (Chor Minor 1806-1807gg)

•          Hodge Tabband (operating mosque, burial place of Hodge Tabbanda).

•          Imaginary burial, the remains of madrassa of Khodja Parsa. He was a maulana and murid of Baha –ad-din

           Nakshbandi.

•          Maullana Muhammad Shariff (Kazi-Urda)-quarterly and Sufi Center (17-18 c.) Kanaka, a mosque, a chill-khon, a

           necropolis Allam-to-race (dzahriyya)

•          Necropolis Said Poband

•          Mir Arab madrassah (burial of Hazrat Mir Araba)

•          Kalon Mosque (the mosque. It is said 30 000 shahids died during the conquest of Genghis Khan, and 400 innocent

           children were trampled

•          Khodja Zaynuddin ruled “Nakshbandiya” in 16th century

18:00 Drive back to Bukhara

19:00 Dinner

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4 | Bukhara
Bukhara

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel

09:00 Meeting with a driver and guide.

•          Fayzaabad-kanaka (1589-1590), necropolis, Mazar Khonaka Shakhi Akhsi

•          The grave of Abu Khafs Kabir

•          Bolo Khauz mosque

•          Turkiy Jandi

•          Sheikh Muhammad Islam disciple of Makhdoom and Azam Kasani

•          Abu Bakr Saad

•          Abu Bakr Akhmad

Mausoleum of Khodza Ali Rometani. Also known as Khodza Azizon. Another prominent person of brotherhood Khodjagon.

Mausoleum of Khodza Mukhammad Boboi Samosi- in Samos village. The first teacher who taught the secrets of tariqa to Bahauddin Naqshbandi. He predicted Naqshbandi’s birth long ago it happened.

Mausoleum of Hodza Said Mir Kulol. Naqshbandy was given the secret and the mastery of the Order by this sheikh, Sayyid Amir al-Kulal

18:00 Drive back to Bukhara

19:00 Dinner

Overnight in the hotel.

 

Day 5 | Bukhara
Bukhara

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel

09:00 Meeting with a driver and guide

Fairy Bukhara. Bring the picture is drawn in getting acquainted with its architectural masterpieces, which were created over the centuries-old history. In Bukhara many names. The word "Bukhara" in tune with the Sanskrit word

"vihara" - "Monastery" and the Chinese "Bihar" - a place of idols. It is said that the founder of Bukhara was the son of Iranian king Siyavush. He married the daughter of the king Afrasiab, he built the Ark Fortress.

Walking tour in Bukhara.

Visit ensemble Laybi Hauz, Nodir Divan Begi (1622), a fantastic bird in the portal madrasa - symbol of Bukhara.

Kukeldash - the biggest madrassah in Bukhara, Ulugbek Madrasah - the only building left over from the famous "scientist on the throne" Ulugbek.

Kalyan Minaret (47 meters), without which it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara. It was built of brick exquisite workmanship in 1127 during the reign of Arslankhan. Next to the mosque Kalyan minaret is

located and acting from the 16th century to the present day, the Muslim religious school - madrasa Mir-i-Arab.

Citadel Ark,  Bolo Hauz Mosque (1712), the dome of the building trade - and still Timy

14:00 Lunch in a local choyhona

Mausoleum of Ismail Samani (10th century) - the oldest surviving buildings in Central Asia. This unique structure, outstanding monument of world architecture, which attracts scholars, artists and tourists from all over the world.

Chashma Ayub ("Source of Job"). Legend of the monument associated with the prophet Job (Ayub), who traveled as a preacher through Bukhara. At this time in the land of Bukhara was a drought. Job hit the ground with his staff, there appeared a healing source from which you can still drink fresh healing water.

19:00 Dinner.

20:00 Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6 | Countryside Bukhara - Samarkand
Countryside Bukhara - Samarkand

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Excursion along country-side of Bukhara.

Mausoleum of Bahauddin Naqshbandi. Bakhauddin Nakshbandi (1318-1389) was the founder of the biggest Sufi order “Nakshbandiya”. His grave was considered to be the main holy place of Bukhara and Khodza Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was the patron of the city. It was believed that three pilgrimages to his tomb were equal in significance to the pilgrimage to a far sacred Kaaba stone in Mecca. Creator.

Sitora-I-Mokhi-Khosa (Palace of Moon and Stars) is a summer palace (built by Russian architect in 1911) of Amir Alimkhan - the last ruler of Bukhara. The architecture of the building combines European and Central Asian styles.

Now it is a museum with the good collection of items of that time. The entrance to the main exhibits opens with White Hall, the reception hall of the former Emir, decorated with excellent stucco carving on mirror background. Other halls of the palace are also worth seeing.

16:00 Drive to Samarkand (280 km – 4h)

20:00 Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 7 | Samarkand
Samarkand

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Meeting with driver and guide.

Full day excursion in Samarkand.

Grand Samarkand - one of the oldest cities in the world, its 2750 years of age. Samarkand is situated in the picturesque valley of the Zarafshan River, surrounded by the Pamir-Alai mountains. Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Timur, who made Samarkand the capital of his vast empire, entered their names in the history of this famous city. Samarkand became a scientific and cultural center of the Middle East during the reign of the grandson of Timur - "scientist on the throne" Ulugbek.

Gur-Emir Mausoleum (14th century), where the ashes of the great commander Amir Timur, his sons Shahrukh and Miranshah, his grandson Ulugbek Muhammad Sultan. The spiritual mentor of Timur Mir Said Baraka also had the honor of being buried in this mausoleum.

Registan square with three sides surrounded by beautiful buildings: Ulugbek (1417 - 1420), Sher-Dor (1619 - 1636) and Tilla-Kari (1647 - 1660). All three of these madrassas fixed portals to the middle of the square and form a coherent ensemble composition. Each building is distinguished by its unusual decor - stone pattern on the walls  and portals. Blue domes over the madrasas made of brick, and the outside is decorated with glazed tiles of it shines brightly in the sun.

14:00 Lunch. Continuation of the tour.

Bibi Khanum. With Bibi Khanum connected a beautiful legend. According to that formidable ruler built a mosque for his beloved wife Bibi Khanum. Following the prosperous march to India Timur planned to build the biggest building of the East. Radiant walls, minarets significant, lengthy treated carved marble portal of the mosque glorify the name of Timur and his beloved wife.

Old-city bazaar Siab.

Ensemble Shohi-i-Zinda. Ensemble Shohi-i-Zinda consists of eleven mausoleums, who joined up in succession to each other for 14 - 15 centuries. This unique and mysterious ensemble located near the settlement of Afrasiab. The

ensemble is also called street-cemetery. The blue domes of mausoleums, heading into a chain into the distance, a bird's eye look like an elegant necklace.

19:00 Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 8 | Samarkand
Samarkand

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel.

09:00 Full day excursion.

Visit Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari Memorial Complex. Highly respected scientist of the Islamic world, mukhaddis (collector of sayings of prophet Mokhammed and stories about him) Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari was born in Bukhara in 810 and died in 870 in the village of Khartang and was buried at the same place (Chelak district of the present Samarkand province located 30 km from Samarkand). Since then the burial place has been one of the most sacred sites of worship for Moslems. Saint Daniel Mazar

•          Hazrat Imam Moturidy

•          Hazrat Imam Zahid Charmgari

•          Hazrat Abdu Ishak bin Ibrahim Bin samosa Matavi)

•          Hazrat Dervish Muhammad

•          Hazrat Sheikh Nizamuddin al-Khamush in Tailak (20 km), proceed to

•          Hazrat Maulana Zahid Afkar Samarkandi (RA) in the North side of Mosque Hazrat Khizr near Samarkand’s gate

•          Hazrat Sahabi Quthum ibn al-Abbas ibn Abd al-Mutallib

•          Hazrat Hajji Muhammad Fazil Shakika Balkhi

14:00 Lunch

Hazret Hizr Mosque. It was constructed in a place where the very first mosque of Samarkand appeared in the 8th century.

Abdi-Darun Ensemble. Hodja Abdi was one of the first missionaries of Islam in Samarkand. His Mausaleum appeared here in the 9th century.

16:30 Transfer to rail station.

18.00 Depart to Tashkent.

20:10 Arrival to Tashkent

Depart.

End of the program.

Price

Group Standard Comfort
2 $875 $1150
3 $767 $1000
4 $650 $875
6 $535 $750
8 $500 $725
10 $450 $690
12 $435 $667
14 $430 $645

Included

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels based on breakfast
  • Services of English speaking guide for the whole route
  • All transfers by comfortable transport according to the program
  • Tickets for train “Afrasiab” Tashkent-Bukhara (economy class)
  • Tickets for train “Afrasiab” Samarkand-Tashkent (economy class)
  • Sim card of local operator (for the group)

Not included

  • International flight
  • Alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Extra photo and video
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Other services not mentioned in the program
  • Full board - $160 per person (8 lunches/8 dinners)

Hotels

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City Hotels Stars on map
Tashkent Samir
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Bukhara Porso Hotel
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Samarkand Ideal Hotel
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Tashkent Ramada
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Bukhara Asia Bukhara Hotel
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Samarkand Grand Samarkand Superrior
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