Tashkent- Samarkand - Sahkhrizhabz-Bukhara - Urgench - Khiva- Tashkent
Day 1. Arrive Tashkent.
On arrival in Tashkent, met and transfer to a hotel for check in, refreshment, free time. Lunch. Enjoy sightseeing around the city of Tashkent for 4 hours included visiting the Amir Timur Square, Theatres Square, Monument of Courage, Khast-Imam Complex (CXVI) consisted of the Barak-Khan Madrassah, Kaffal-al-Shashi Mausoleum and Tilla-Sheikh Mosque. Kukeldash Madrassah (CXVI), orient bazaar of Chor-Su. Dinner.
Day 2. Tashkent, Tashkent-Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. AM first portion of the sightseeing tour around Tashkent for 3 hours with visits to the Museum of Applied Art, Square of Peoples Friendship, Abdul Kasim Madrassah (CXIX). Lunch. Afternoon drive to Samarkand. (D=290km, T=4.5-5hrs.). On arrival in Samarkand check in a hotel. Dinner.
Day 3. Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. AM excursion around Samarkand for 4 hrs. included visiting Ulugbek Observatory (CXV), Tombstone of Saint Daniar, excavations of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiab, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis (CCXI-XV). Lunch. Go on sightseeing tour for 3 hours with visits to the Registan Square with its three madrassahs of Ulugbek, Sher-Dor and Tilla-Kori. Dinner .
Day 4. Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. AM excursion around Samarkand for 4 hrs. included visiting Gur-Emir Mausoleum of Tamerlane's dynasty (CXIV), Rukhabad Ensemble (CCXIV-XIX), Khazret Khizir Mosque (CVII), Bibi-Khanum Mosque (CCXIV-XV),and an orient bazaar. Lunch. Go on sightseeing tour for 3 hours with visits to the Khodja Akhrar Complex (CXVII), Abdi Darun Mausoleum (CXV), Ishrat Khona Mausoleum (CXV). Free time. Dinner.
Day 5. Samarkand-Shakhrizhabz, Shakhrizhabz, Shakhrizhabz-Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. AM drive to Shakhrizhabz - home town of Tamerlane the Great (D=160km, T=2-2.5hrs.). On arrival, sightseeing tour around the town of Shakhrizhabz including visits to Ak-Saray Palace (CCXIV-XV), Darus Saodat Complex (CCXIV-XIX), Darus Tillavat Complex (CCXV), Orient Saunas (CCXIV-XVII). Lunch. Drive to Bukhara. (D=300km, T=4.5 hrs.). Bukhara is the well known city all over the world thanks to its ancient monuments remained from epoch of the Samanid's dynasty dominated there at their times. Lunch. Check in a hotel. Dinner.
Day 6. Bukhara.Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing tour around Bukhara. AM portion of the excursion for 4 hrs. includes visiting Ark Fortress- Citadel (CCV-XIX), Bolo-House Mosque (CXVII), Ismail Samani Mausoleum (CIX), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (CCXII-XVI). Lunch. Go on sightseeing tour for 4 hours afternoon with visits to the old part of the city, from Poi-Kalan Complex with Kalan Minaret (CXII) through orient bazaar with tree cupolas of Toki Zargaron (CXVI), Toki Sarrafon (CXVI), Toki Telpak Furushon (CXVI) to Laby –House Complex (CCXVI-XVII). Dinner.
Day 7. Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. AM first portion of the sightseeing tour around Bukhara for 3 hours with visits to Bogoutddin Nakshbandi Complex (CXIV), Summer Residence of Emir Sitora-A-Mokhi-Khosa (CXIX). Lunch. Go on sightseeing tour for 3 hours afternoon with visits to Chor-Bakr Complex of Mausoleums (CVII), Folklor program.. Dinner.
Day 8. Bukhara-Urgench.Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. Early lunch. Transfer to Urgench via the Kyzyl-Kum desert and Amu –Darya River (D=470km, T= 7hrs). Check in a hotel. Dinner.
Day 9. Urgench (Khiva).Urgench-Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy full day sightseeing in Khiva (30km from Urgench) including visits to the inner town of Ichan-Kala (CCV-XX) consisted of Kalta Minor Minaret, Shirgizi Khana Madrassah, Djuma Mosque, Tash-Khauli Palace, Muhammad Alin Khana Madrassah, Divan Begi Madrassah, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Shirgazi-Khan Madrassah, Islam Khogja Madrassah, Abdulla Khona Madrassah. Lunch in a national house with an Uzbek family. PM return to Urgench for the direct fly to Tashkent (T=1.5hrs. in the air). Arrival in Tashkent, met and transfer to a hotel for check in. Dinner.
Day 10. Depart Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Depart Tashkent.
The price quoted for this programme includes the following:
1. Visa support letter
2. transfers to and from airports, A/C transportation and all scheduled excursions detailed on the itinerary.
3. Air tickets Urgench-Tashkent with preliminary booking of air-tickets based on economy class travel.
4. double/twin sharing accommodation on B&B basis with private bath or shower in each hotel (one room for tour-leader is free)
5. All meals (FB) according to the programme
6. national guide (escort) speaking your native language and accompanying you for the entire itinerary
7. SS programmes with local guides speaking your native language & entrance fees for the tourist sites, like main
8. monuments and museums as specified in the programme
The price excludes the following:
1. Visa for Uzbekistan
2. Single supplement charge
3. fees for extra service (folklore performances, meetings, tickets for a theatre and visits to museums which are not specified in the programme)
4. fees for the use of cameras and videos in the museums, galleries and sites visited.