Tour to Nukus: the Museum of Art named after I.V. Savitsky

Savitsky museum, Mizdakhan Necropolis, fortress Gyaur-Kala

A cultural 1-Day tour to Nukus, the capital of Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan located in the north-west of Uzbekistan. It is amazing to know how a city surrounded by three deserts – Karakum, Kyzylkum and Ustyurt Plateau – became a home to a unique museum named after Savitsky, who collected works of Russian avant-garde painters censored by Soviet regime. There you will not only see rare paintings of eminent Soviet avant-gardists such as A. Volkov, Usto Mumin, R. Falk, A. Serov, U. Tansykbaev and others, but also find out a story about tragic destinies of the artists and how their paintings found their way to this museum. Along with the Soviet avant-garde, the museum has a large collection of arts and crafts of the Karakalpaks and peoples of Central Asia. You will also have a short city tour in Nukus. The out-of-the-city portion includes visits to Mizdakhan Necropolis and ancient fortress Gyaur-Kala.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Nukus – Tashkent

Transfer to local airport for a morning flight to Nukus* (1255 km, 2 h. 45 min.). Arrive in Nukus and visit the Savitsky Karakalpakstan Art Museum. The museum hosts the world's second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and exposition of Karakalpak applied arts items. Have a short drive around center of Nukus: see statue of Karakalpak poet Berdakh, Nukus City Hall, and Drama Theatre*.

In the afternoon visit Mizdakhan Necropolis – an ancient cemetery and one of the oldest and most visited pilgrimage sites of Karakalpakstan. Continue to the remains of the Gyaur-Kala Fortress. Return to Nukus. Transfer to the airport for flight to Tashkent. Upon arrival transfer to hotel/private residence. End of services.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours

*Guide for sightseeing tour in Nukus is not included and is available upon request.

Price includes:

  • All transfers;
  • Entrance ticket and guided tour at Savitsky Art Museum.

Price does not include:

  • Round-trip ticket for flight Tashkent-Nukus-Tashkent ($220);
  • Meals;
  • Accommodation;
  • Travel insurance.