Pearl of the Orient | Guided Tour through Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Travel has a way of making you live in the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit the past. Explore our one-day guided tour through Tashkent with its heritage landmarks, age-old traditions, ancient history, religious sites and epicurean delights like traditional palov, shashlik, local fruits and the vegetables the region is famous for.
Tashkent was influenced by the Sogdian and Turkic cultures in its early history, before Islam in the 8th century AD. After its destruction by Genghis Khan in 1219, the city was rebuilt and profited from the Silk Road. From 18th to 19th century, the city became an independent city-state, before being re-conquered by the Khanate of Kokand. In 1865, it fell to the Russian Empire, and became the capital of Russian Turkestan. In Soviet times, Tashkent witnessed major growth and demographic changes due to forced deportations from throughout the Soviet Union.
Nowadays Tashkent is the most visited city in Uzbekistan followed by the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. It is the cultural and political center of the country, rich in museums and Soviet-era monuments.
“Travel Tour” welcomes you and your loved ones to travel through Tashkent and explore its traditions, culture and history on a full-day guided tour “Pearl of the Orient”.