Route: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva – Toprak Kala – Ayaz Kala – Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Urgut – Samarkand – Tashkent
Duration: 9 days - 8 nights
Explore architectural monuments of Samarkand and Shakhrisabz built during the reign of Amir Temur. The trip reveals you the achievements of the great ruler, and makes you experience the legendary hospitality of Uzbek people...
Early morning arrival at the Tashkent. You will be met at the International Airport in Tashkent by a local guide and a driver. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Sightseeing tour in the modern part of Tashkent: Visit Amir Temur Square, and the Museum of Applied Arts.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch, continue the sightseeing tour in the old part of Tashkent:
Visit Khasti Imam Complex, Barakhan Medressa (16th century), Kaffal-Shoshi Mausoleum (16th century). Visit Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Medressa (16th century) and Abdul Kasim Medressa. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning flight to Urgench and drive to Khiva. Check in to the hotel.
Sightseeing tour in Ichan Kala, the old town of Khiva. The tour starts at the West Gate, Ata Darvoza, Muhammad Amin Khan Medressa and Kalta Minor Minaret (19th century), Kunya Ark, old citadel (17th – 19th century) includes Khan’s reception, a mosque, a mint, a harem, an arsenal, stables and other buildings.
Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue the sightseeing tour: visit handicraft workshops (wood carver, silk carpet weaver, puppet maker, furrier). Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum (14th century), Islam Khodja Medressa and Minaret.
Dinner at a traditional restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast,visit bazaar for shopping food products to cook a local dish. After that, drive to Kattabog village, 15,5 km from Khiva to visit a pottery workshop. Kattabog potters produce blue ceramic earthenware and majolica tiles, and invite you to watch the production process. On the way back, visit a local’s house in Soyot village to cook a traditional dish with the family and gain an insight into local village life.
Lunch in a family. After lunch, drive to Khiva, after arrival continue the sightseeing tour in Ichan Kala. Visit the Djuma Mosque (10th-18th century) with beautifully carved wooden columns and its minaret (height 32,5 m), Tosh Hovli Palace including the Khan’s harem (19th-20th century), Alla Kuli Khan Medressa (19th century) where cultural shows are held, and Ak Mosque (White Mosque).
Dinner at a traditional restaurant. On request of the clients, the dinner could be combined with a traditional folklore show. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bukhara through the Kyzylkum Desert. Stop en-route to enjoy views and take photos.
Lunch in a simple traditional eating facility. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon. Check-in to the hotel. Time for rest enjoy the view of the old town with its traditional loam houses.
Dinner. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour in Bukhara: Ark Fortress includes the Emir’s Palace, mint, mosques, store rooms, dungeon, and a meeting square. Visit the Samanids Mausoleum (9th-10th century), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, and Bolo Houz Mosque (18th century).
Lunch in a traditional restaurant. After lunch, three trading domes Taqi-Zargaron(1570), jewelry bazaar, Taqi Telpak Furushon – hat maker bazaar, Taqi Saraffon – money changer bazaar, Ulugbek Medressa, Abul Aziz Khan Medressa, Abdullah Khan Medressa, Karavan-Saray, and the three medressa complexes Nadir Devanbegi Medressa, Kukeldash Medressa, and Nadir Devan-begi Khanaka around Lyabi Hauz water basin (16th -17th century).
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Breaksfast at the hotel. Drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Amir Temur. Sightseeing in the city: ruins of Ak-Saray Palace (14th –15th century), the big Mosque Kok Gumbaz (15th century). Walk through the bazaar of Shakhrisabz.
Lunch on the way to Samarkand. Arrive in Samarkand and check-in to the hotel. Free time.
Dinner and overnight stay in Samarkand.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour in Samarkand. Visit the unique architectural complex Registan Ensemble including Ulugbek Medressa, Sherdor Medressa, Tillya Kari Medressa. Guri Amir Mausoleum where Amir Temur’s children and his grandchildren are buried.
Lunch in a restaurant.
Continue the sightseeing tour through the town. Bibi Khanym Mosque, and Siyab bazaar, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis and the Ulugbek Observatory and Afrosiyab Museum.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. After breakfast, drive to Urgut (small town), located at the footsteps of Fan mountains. You can walk through the local bazaar, and buy fresh baked bread and fruits and visit the antique market. Visit the holy site Chor Chinor located not far from the bazaar. Lunch in Urgut.
After lunch, depart Urgut and drive to Samarkand. Transfer to the station, travel to Tashkent at 17:00 by the high speed train. Arrive in Tashkent. Check-in to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport and fly to the home destination.