SYNAGOGUES IN UZBEKISTAN
TASHKENT, SAMARKAND, BUKHARA
Full board – April 2016

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 10 persons.
Places to visit: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
Tour Price: £1,395.00 per person in DBL room – Single supplement £245

TOUR SUMMARY:
Currently, there are 11 synagogues in Uzbekistan: Tashkent - 3, in Bukhara and Samarkand - 2, in Kokand, Fergana, Andijan and Margelan - 1st.


Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent
14-00 Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting. Transfer to the hotel for accommodation. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (265 km, 4 hours)
8-00 Breakfast. At 9:00 in the morning meet with your group and guide at the lobby of the hotel. Start sightseeing Tashkent.
Currently in Tashkent are three synagogues: the former on Chkalov Street, Building 9, on the street. Gorbunova, 62, and on the street. Sapper. Synagogue on the street. Chkalov called Tero - Tashkent Jewish community (chairman B. Shimonov). The financial support of the Foundation named after Edward Nektalov (New York), this synagogue was rebuilt a new. In October 2000, a synagogue on the street Gorbunova, called Tashkent Jews as "Textile" burned. Of the values ​​were saved only two Torah scrolls. From sponsors synagogue was restored in a new form (Chairman A. Isaharov).
14-00 Lunch. In the afternoon drive to Samarkand. Arrive in Samarkand, transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3: Samarkand

8-00 Breakfast. In the morning meet with your guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel. Start sightseeing program in Samarkand.
This is the first and largest synagogue ("Kanesoi Kalon") mahalla built in the 1860s. After the death of the head of the community, it was named after Moshe Kalontara. One of the most beautiful synagogues in Central Asia is also built in Samarkand (from 1885 to 1891 years). This synagogue "Gumbaz" ("Dome"), located next to the Jewish bath on the street. Hudzhumskaya, as well as sauna, planned for the dome system. Four synagogues were in Russian part of Samarkand: Shlomo Synagogue Sofieva (street Cheleksky), Pinchas Synagogue Abramova (later Sovetskaya street 102), and synagogues Zebulun Mosheeva - Mosheboya (street Thieves, 32) and Ben Abo Esefa Alishayev Mamon (street Republican, house 45).
14-00Lunch. Continue sightseeing program in central Samarkand bazaar. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 4: Samarkand - Bukhara (280 km, 4 hours)
8-00 Breakfast. In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Bukhara. En-route visit to summer palace of Bukhara.14-00 Lunch. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 5: Bukhara
8-00 Breakfast. In the morning start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
So there was the first synagogue in Bukhara. And in place of the widow, Divan-Begi dug a pond (House) - next to the mosque, built by him. Today it is a place of recreation for residents and tourists Bukhara called "Labi Hauz." In the early 20th century, "the first synagogue" was named community elders "Kanesoi Mullah Mani."Oldest synagogue, discovered in the quarter "New Mahalla", dates back to about 1800. It is built Ishaq nicknamed Zambor. According to legend, in 1862, the synagogue was restored merchant Yakovboem. Another synagogue in the quarter was built in 1906.
14-00Lunch. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.

Day 6: Bukhara - Tashkent
8-00 Breakfast. Free time. In the morning you will be transferred to airport for flight to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.

Day 7: Tashkent departure
8-00 Breakfast. 10-00 Transfer to the airport. Flight to the destination country.