Gastronomic Tour ``Delicious Uzbekistan``




People, going on a journey for new knowledge, impressions, get acquainted with the culture of different peoples and countries. The tourist can refuse any excursion, but he will never give up food, especially in Uzbekistan. The abundance of different types of fresh meat, poultry, vegetables, spices in fresh and dried form (in each region there are secrets of cooking the same dishes), fermented milk products (always included in the menu for improving digestion) give unlimited opportunities in cooking national Uzbek dishes . There are more than 1000 of them only in names. In a word, in Uzbekistan “delicious” impressions are waiting for the tourist at every step, not to get lost in them will help culinary – gastronomic map.

Have a pleasant and delicious journey!

At the spurs of the western Tien Shan is the Tashkent oasis. The first written references to Tashkent as a small village, date back to the end of the II beginning of the X centuries BC. But the current name – Tashkent – is known only from the XI century. By the XIV century there already existed a big feudal city – a fortress. Since 1930, Tashkent has become the capital of the Uzbek SSR. Now it is a large modern metropolis with a population of more than 2,500,000 people. In Tashkent, the national cuisine of different countries, peoples and regions of Uzbekistan is abundantly represented, but only we can offer you food points that specialize in cooking certain dishes of Uzbek national cuisine.

Gastronomic tour of SAMARKAND

Samarkand – one of the oldest cities in the world (2750 years) – Eden of the East, as its poets of antiquity and chroniclers called it – is located on the territory of the Zeravshan river basin (“gold bearing”). Samarkand experienced many wars of conquest, invasion and destruction, but again revived to life. During the reign of Amir Timur (Tamerlane – 1370-1405) the city becomes the capital of a huge empire: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, part of India, the whole territory of present-day Central Asia, and also were in vassalage Egypt, Syria, Turkey , The Golden Horde, Mogulistan (the territory of present-day Kyrgyzstan). In Samarkand, masters and artisans from all parts of the country were brought. They were free people, not slaves, so the city still retains the names of the streets and quarters where the craftsmen who own one craft: “Silver rows”, “Quarter of potters”, “Vyshyvalshchits suzane”(“Embroiderers suzane”) street, “Quarter of Gunsmiths” . The nationality of the masters did not matter, they were united by the craft they owned. Apparently, therefore, more than 100 nationalities and nations live in modern Samarkand. And how many national dishes in our city! Samarkand is considered to be the most “tasty” city of Uzbekistan due to the variety of dishes of Uzbek national cuisine.

Gourmet tour of BUKHARA

During its centuries-old history (2500 years), Bukhara has repeatedly won, collapsed, lost its international significance as the center of spiritual culture in the East. But each time Bukhoro-i-Sharif (the “noble Bukhara”) was restored again, its economy, science and art were reborn, new buildings were built. In Bukhara and its environs there are more than 500 architectural monuments of different times and epochs. It is worth to wander through the narrow streets of the “old” city and you get the impression that the “time machine” has moved you to the medieval East. Since Bukhara is an oasis in the Kyzyl-Kum Desert, there have always been problems with drinking water, so the dishes of Bukhara’s national cuisine did not differ with a special variety. In our time, everything has changed, but the priority was the dishes prepared from the meat of the local breed of desert sheep. This is a “tandoor kabob”: large pieces of meat are placed on wooden skewers, fall into a special clay oven (tandoor) and are prepared on gradually cooling wood burning coals. Delicious-oh, extraordinary!


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Arrival in Tashkent International Airport. You will meet our representative holding a sign. Tourist vehicles will take you to the hotel. Will begin our tour with a gastronomic dinner in the national restaurant “Navvat” (your preference in the menu will be negotiated in advance).


After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will invite you to the bus sightseeing tour (3-4 hours). Lunch time you will spend in one of the city’s restaurants, where  you will taste the dishes of national Uzbek cuisine. After dinner you can  walk around the city on your own  or we will take you by car to the largest and oldest bazaar in Tashkent – “Chor-Su”. Your free time will end in one of the restaurants in of the city.


Early departure to the train / railway station to the comfortable electric train “Afrasiab”, following from Tashkent to Samarkand (2 hours 10 minutes on the way). You will be met and tourist vehicles will transport to the hotel for accommodation on arrival. Here you already expect a guide who will be with you the whole day.

During lunch you can taste pilaf. Well, what a gastronomic tour could do without Samarkand pilaf ?!

Begin your excursion into the history of the city with a visit to the tomb of Timurid dynastic – Gur Emir (1404-1405gg additional extension – the XV-XVII centuries). The mausoleum attracts the attention of a wonderful combination of proportions, a living ornament mosaic tiling and a luminous blue of the ribbed dome. Inside the Gur-Emir ( “tomb of the Emir”) is decorated with stone carvings and wood, stalactites and stained-glass windows, and the walls are covered from the bottom to the top of the inner dome luxurious blue and gold painted. Next, your way lies to the center of the “old” city to the area of the three madrasas (religious Muslim school) – Registan: Ulugbek (XV century), Sher Dor – “the Tigers wearing” (XVII) and Tillya Kari – ‘Gold-painted »(XVII ). Registan Ensemble is the hallmark of Samarkand. There will be break for lunch, and you can follow the pedestrian street to the next excursion object – the cathedral mosque of Bibi Khanum (1399-1420gg). This building was the tallest and luxuriously decorated in the East at that time. On it can rightly be said in words formidable Tamerlane: “If you doubt our greatness, look at our facilities.” Next to the mosque is the largest city market. This is where the exotic! You can walk through the mall, try everything, desperately bargaining, while without buying anything, get fed from the market (market visit we planned for tomorrow morning). A further aspect of the show will tour the world famous architectural ensemble of the mausoleums of Shah-i-Zinda (XII-XIX centuries). More than twenty mausoleums, mosques, memorial and office space are the greatest achievement of world architecture. Facilities vary in size, architecture, color, decoration, epochs. Here coexist lace carved walls and doors with strict geometrical planes, almost devoid of cladding. Bright color mosaic combines perfectly with the words, intricately inscribed in ornaments decorating the facade. One of his contemporaries wrote: “The heavens – the Moon and the Sun … sat down on the carpet meditation and bit a finger surprise – they had never seen such buildings and adorned with elegant”. From the memorial you go to the tasting room of the winery them. Filatov (founded in 1868). Samarkand tasting wines and brandies. Doctors have found that red wine strengthen the walls of blood vessels and heart muscle, and their richness in vitamins and trace elements reduces the body’s rate of aging and protects against high doses of radiation. White wine is reduced loss of trace elements in the body, increase appetite, prevent atherosclerosis and Ishim. The great Avicenna said: “Wine – our friend, but it lives perfidy: drink a lot – a poison, a little drink – medicine. Do not cause yourself superfluous injury Drink in moderation – and prolong the life of the kingdom. ” Now, it’s time for dinner in the national Uzbek house, where you and go after tasting.


Breakfast at the hotel, you go to the market, and then – crossing at the railway / train station to the comfortable electric train “Afrasiab”, going from Samarkand to Bukhara (2 hours 10 minutes on the way). You will be met and tourist vehicles will transport to the hotel for accommodation on arrival. After that, you go to dinner at one of the restaurants in town. Before dinner you still have some free time – you can wander through the middle of the “old” city, where a lot of souvenir shops and stalls with goods and souvenirs for all tastes. Dinner at one of the restaurants in town.


Breakfast at the hotel and you go on a tour of architectural monuments of Bukhara (X-XIX centuries). You will find the core of the ancient Bukhara – Ark Fortress (I-XX centuries); dynastic tomb of the Samanids (late IXv – beginning of X a) – remarkable for its beauty of the mausoleum. The ratio of alternating bricks laid horizontally, vertically, at an angle, hewn in the form of discs and rosettes, creating a rich architectural cover. Then you go to the architectural ensemble Poi-Kalyan ( “Beneath the Great”). This complex of buildings grouped around the highest minaret Bukhara – Kalon (tower for calling for prayer). It was built in 1127g. Its height – 47m, inside – 105 steps leading to the top. To the right of the minaret rises majestic building Masjid-Kalyan (XV century). Opposite the mosque is a madrasah Miri-Arab, erected influential Sheikh (head of a religious order) in the 1535-36 years. As with the outside, and inside the building is decorated with colored mosaics. This action madrassas where young men preparing to serve in the mosques. In addition to the Qur’an, they are learning and science. Hence transport will take you to a rustic restaurant for lunch. Continuation of the tour starts with a tour of a number of well-preserved indoor shopping arcades – TIM and domed market buildings – still: jewelers dome – Taki-Zargaron (XV century), the dome of sellers of headdresses – Tilpak-Furushon (XVI), the dome changed – Taki-Sarafon ( XVI) and Tim Abdulla (XVI) – intended for sale silk. The covered passages of the city, acting in our days, you can buy excellent handicrafts, which from time immemorial famous Bukhara. A little on the narrow streets of medieval Bukhara, you will go to one of the most ancient sources of water supply of the city – to the Labi Hauz. Water from the canal Shahrukh flowing through the city, do not always have enough residents, especially in the summer. Therefore, water is stored in the primitive small reservoirs (Hawzas) or ponds. Almost square pond Labi-House was built in 1620g. Flanked by his three monumental buildings: khanaka Nadir-Divan-Begi (a hospice for pilgrims and dervishes) – 20 years of the XVI century; the second building – madrassas Kukeltash (1568-69gg) – it was one of the biggest madrasa of his time (160 hujras – cells); Nadir-Divan-Begi (1622g.). The wall is dominated by its stylized floral motifs, among which are the images of flying phoenixes. For centuries, the territory on which the House (pond), with the adjacent buildings, was a place of rest and walking residents of Bukhara. This tradition has survived to this day. Sightseeing day is over. Dinner at one of the restaurants in town.


– After breakfast you leave to Bukhara International Airport. Your gastronomic tour and stay on the hospitable land of Uzbekistan is completed. On the route you need to be: in the summer

  • closed comfortable shoes thickened soles
  • hats for protection from direct sunlight,
  • Sunglasses,
  • sunblock,
  • Outer clothing made of linen or cotton material, preferably with long sleeves


Seasonality action route – all year round.

SUMMARY: the program stay on Route 1 and the last day depends on the time of arrival to the starting point of the tour and the time of departure from the destination, can therefore vary; menu of Uzbek national cuisine will be discussed with you in advance – before the tour (a lot depends on the season and your health).



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