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Uzbekistan Tour

7 Day Uzbekistan Tour (Ancient Chain of Silk Road)

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International flight

Depart time: 11:50 / Flight

Registan Square

Arrival time: 00:45 / Flight

Arrival time: 00:45. am to Tashkent on 22nd of September Transfer to the hotel , early check in.

Tashkent - Samarkand (by train)

07:00 Transfer to the train station

Depart from Tashkent at 08:00 by fast train "Afrosiyab"

Arrival to Samarkand at 10:10, and transfer to the hotel.

Check-in to the hotel.

A full day guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand.

We shall start our tour from visiting the most famous site of Uzbekistan - Registan square, which was the center of Samarkand during centuries. Registan Square is a complex of three monuments: Ulugbek Madrassah (15 th century),Sher-Dor Madrassah (17 century) and Tilla-Kari Madrassah(17 century).

There is another symbol of Samarkand- Gur-Emir Mausoleum ("the grave of Emir").The construction of the mausoleum, which was started in 1403,was concerned with the sudden death of Muhammad Sultan,the direct heir and beloved grandson of Tamerlane. In 1405 Timur died in Otrar city and his sons decided to move his body and bury him near his favorite grandson. From that time this mausoleum became the burial-vault of Timurids dynasty.

We will visit Bibi Khanym mosque (the 15th century) it was the bigest mosque in CA, Syob bazaar and Shahi Zinda necropolis of Temurids dynasty ( the 12th - 15th century) where was buried Khusama Ibin Abas, he is cousin of Muhammad Prophet.

Duration of tour: 6 hours

Dinner in famous Samarkand restaurant "Samarkand" with show program , life music and local dance performance.

Overnight in Samarkand hotel

Samarkand

Samarkand

After breakfast we will continue excursion by visiting Al-Bukhari, theologist of 9 century who created catalog of Hadises, memorial complex is located 30 km away from Samarkand, Ulugbek Observatory of 15 century, Museum of ancient settlement Afrosiyab, Mausoleum of Saint Daniel (Khodja Daniyor).

Duration of excursion program, 3 - 4 hours

Samarkand - Bukhara ( by car )

14:00 Departure from Samarkand to Bukhara, the transfer will be arranged by land. 300 km. 4,5 hours of driving

On the way visit the famous ceramic workshop, where you can watch the process of creating glazed ceramic, shihs-kabab at Gijduvan city and visit ceramic workshop. Also visit Malik rabbat ( water reservoir) of 12 -16 century.

Ismail Samani

Bukhara City Tour

Sightseeing program; Visit Ismail Samani - the burial place of Samanid dynasty dated 9 century, one of the most esteemed sights of central Asian architectures, Chashma Ayub (Job's well).

13:00 Lunch in Choi-khana on the way

Arc Fortress - the center of political events and residence of Bukharian rulers until 1920. Nowadays there is a museum inside. Poi Kalon Ensemble which includes Kalon mosque, best-known minaret and Madrassah Miri-Arab, Madrassah Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, the 12th century Zoroastrian Magoki-Attori Mosque.

Duration of tour: 6 hours ( 10km)

Activities:

Wedding!

Sitorai Mohi Khosa

Bukhara

After breakfast guided sightseeing program in suburb of Bukhara.

Pilgrimage sight - Bahovadin Nakshbandi theologist of sufizm 14 century. Sitorai Mohi Khosa - Summer palace of Emir of Bukhara. Madrassa Chor-Minor.

13:00 Lunch in teahouse, the famous Lagman in Bukhara.

Bazar and trading domes, Lyabi Hauz Complex.

Activities:

After lunch you have a free time and walk in old Bukhara bazaar.

17:30 Master class of Plov in local family house and dinner. Plus miniature paintings.

Duration of tour: 4 hours (30 km. by car)

Overnight in Bukhara

Amu Darya River

Bukhara - Khiva (470km)

08:00 Transfer to Khiva by land 470km. 7 - 8 hours.

On the way we make stop at Amu Darya river and for the lunch.

17:00 Arriving to Khiva, check in hotel

19:00 Dinner in national house

Overnight at hotel in Khiva

Ichan Kala

Khiva City Tour

Khiva is old city, known as Ichan Kala, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit carpet workshop.

Guided sightseeing program in Khiva:

You will see palaces with the rich mosaic, unique beautiful minarets, madrassas and mosques such as: Kunya-Ark Fortress, Pahlavan Mahmud complex ,Tash-Khowli Palace (Harem), Kalta-Minor Minaret, Islam Khoja Complex.

Lunch in chaikhana.

Visit woodcarving and carpet workshop.

Continuation of sightseeing program:

Juma Mosque and Minaret, Karavan-Saray , Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam, Tim of Ala-Kulikhan, Madrassah of Abdulla-Khan, Seyyid Allauddin Mausoleum, Madrassah of Muhamad Amin-Khan , Madrassah of Muhamad Rakhim-Khan, Nurullbay Palace, Walls and gates.

Duration of tour: 4-5 hours

Dinner at restaurant in Khiva and folk show.

Overnight in Khiva

Amir Timur Square

Khiva Urgench (35 km. 40 minutes), Urgench Tashkent (by airplane)

09:40 pm. Departure Urgench to Tashkent

11:45 pm. Arriving to Tashkent

Tashkent, Sightseeing program around the center of Tashkent.

Visit Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alisher Navoi, the Museum of Applied Arts.

After lunch in Choy-khona (local teahouse) we will visit old city and Chor-Su market (the one of the biggest bazaar in Tashkent). We will go there by Tashkent metro (subway). Hasti Imam complex - historical sight where we will see the oldest Othman Koran in world.

In evening we invite you to have national dinner at one of the most famous restaurants in Tashkent - Karavan restaurant.

Duration of tour: 4 - 5 hours

Overnight in Tashkent.

Khiva Urgench (35 km. 40 minutes), Urgench Tashkent (by airplane)

23:45 am transfer to International Airport of Tashkent for the further departure back to homeland.

02:45 am Departure from Tashkent

The End of Tour

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