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Uzbekistan Experience

Suitable for Family, Group, Senior

OVERVIEW

Uzbekistan has a long Jewish history that goes back even to the days of the Silk Road. A home to Bukharan Jews for generations, this beautiful country with Islamic-inspired architecture and international influences is one of the most memorable places for an adventure.

This carefully crafted itinerary will take you through the captivating cities of Bukhara, Samarkand, and Tashkent, where you will explore historical sites, synagogues, and cultural landmarks.

Visit the Jewish School and the Or Avner Synagogue, immersing yourself in the local Jewish community’s history and traditions. Embark on a city tour that includes the Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Registan Square, the Observatory, and the Jewish Cemetery.

A Jewish heritage tour to Uzbekistan is a true adventure into one of the most interesting locations for travel today. Get packed, get ready, and prepare for great food, fascinating architecture, and an experience that is sure to be unforgettable.

 

Highlights*

  • Visit the Jewish School and the Or Avner Synagogue, immersing yourself in the local Jewish community’s history and traditions.
  • Visit the ancient Gombaz Synagogue, a significant Jewish site in the city.
  • Embark on a city tour that includes the Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Registan Square, the Observatory, and the Jewish Cemetery.
  • visit the Decorative Arts Museum and enjoy a walking tour, including a stop at the Museum of Applied Arts.
  • Explore the Old Town of Tashkent, starting with the Hast Imam complex, home to the Barakhan Madrasa, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Abulkasim Madrassah, and the Alayski Bazaar.

*Some experiences are subject to minimum group size

Day by Day Suggested Program

Day 1
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Upon arrival in Bukhara, you will be transferred to your hotel.

After lunch, the exploration of the Jewish Quarter begins. Visit the Jewish School and the Or Avner Synagogue, immersing yourself in the local Jewish community’s history and traditions.

Continue the walking tour through the Trading Domes Poi-Kalon ensemble, admiring the architectural wonders of madrasahs, mosques, and minarets.

Explore the Samanids Mausoleum and the Summer Palace of the last Bukhara Amir.

In the evening, enjoy dinner and relax at your hotel.

Day 2
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After breakfast, depart from Bukhara and journey to Samarkand by bus.

Upon arrival, visit the ancient Gombaz Synagogue, a significant Jewish site in the city.

Embark on a city tour that includes the Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Registan Square, the Observatory, and the Jewish Cemetery.

Pay homage to Saint Daniel’s Mausoleum, an important pilgrimage site for Jewish and Muslim communities.

Enjoy an authentic vegetarian dinner at a local restaurant before settling into your hotel.

Day 3
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After breakfast, depart for Tashkent, approximately a 5-hour drive from Samarkand.

Check into your hotel and take some time to refresh.

Optionally, visit the Decorative Arts Museum and enjoy a walking tour, including a stop at the Museum of Applied Arts.

Explore the local area and indulge in some shopping.

In the evening, embark on a tour of Tashkent’s Independence Square, marveling at the Monument of Independence and the Arc of Good Hopes and Good Wishes.

Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night at your hotel.

Day 4
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After breakfast, explore the Old Town of Tashkent, starting with the Hast Imam complex, home to the Barakhan Madrasa, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Abulkasim Madrassah, and the Alayski Bazaar.

After lunch at your leisure, continue the tour with a visit to the Opera and Ballet Theater.

Before dinner, ascend the Tashkent TV tower for breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

Return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5
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Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and transferring to the airport, marking the end of your Jewish heritage journey through Uzbekistan.

Depart with cherished memories and a deeper understanding of the country’s Jewish heritage.

Accommodation

*Star rating standards vary from country to country.

This experience is fully customizable. We will create your personal dream experience!

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