- Route: Tashkent (1) – Termez (2) – Shahrisabz - Samarkand (2) – Bukhara (3) – Khiva (1) - Tashkent (1).
Day 1: Native Land - Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent in the evening, passing border and passport control. Meet, welcoming group, transfer to hotel and accommodation. Dinner in hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2: Tashkent - Termez. After breakfast full excursion day over Tashkent, one of the largest ancient cities in Central Asia, capital of Uzbekistan. Khazrat-Imam Complex including Madrasseh Barak-Khan (XVI c.); Jami Mosque (XIX c.); Mausoleum of Kaffal-Shoshi (XV c.). Madrasseh of Kukeldash (XV c.), Medrasseh of Abdul Kasim. Lunch free. 14:30 –Visiting Museum of Applied Arts and new part of the city: Navoi Grand Opera and Ballet Theater, Amir Temur Square, Square of Independence, Monument of Courage. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant. Transfer to domestic airport. Flight by HY-1151 to Termez. Arrival, check-in at hotel of Termez.
Day 3: Termez. 08:00 - Breakfast. After breakfast visiting the Archeological Museum of Termez. 12:00 - lunch free. Sightseeing of Termez: Kara Tepe archaeological monument, Fayaz-Tepe Monastery (1-3 c. AD). Architectural ensemble Sultan-Saodat (X-XVIII), Excursion of Architectural Complex of Khakim at Termezi (X-XV). Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Termez.
Day 4: Termez - Shahrizabz - Samarkand. 06:00 -Breakfast at hotel. 07:00 - Departure from Termez to Shakhrisabz (294 km). Arrival in Shakhrisabz and excursion: Ak-Saray Palace (1380-1404) Darus-Saodat ensemble (XIV), Khazrati Imam mosque (XIV), Mausoleum of Jahongir (XIV), Darut-Tilovat architectural complex: Kok-Gumbaz Mosque (1435) Gumbazi Saidon (XV th-XVII th c.) Shamseddin Kulyal’s Mausoleum and Necropolis (XV th c.). Lunch free. 16:00 Drive to Samarkand (170 km). Arrival, accommodation at hotel. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 5: Samarkand. After breakfast excursion “The town of Blue domes”. Visiting Gur-Emir Mausoleum (XV c.), Shakhi Zinda Mausoleum (XII-XVI cc.), world famous Samarkand bazaar – “Siyob”. Lunch free. Visiting Registan square including: Ulughbek’s Observatory (XV.), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XV c.), Madrasseh of Ulugbek (XIV), Sherdor Madrasseh (XVII) and Tillya Kari Madrasseh. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 6: Samarkand - Bukhara. After breakfast visiting ancient settlement Afrosiyab and Afrosiyab Museum (8th BC-13th AD). Situated in the outskirts of the city, with archeological discoveries, pottery and terracotta statuettes are on the exhibit in the Afrosiyab Museum. 14:00 After lunch drive to Bukhara (300 km). 18:00 Arrival to Bukhara, accommodation at hotel. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 7: Bukhara. After breakfast full excursion day over Bukhara including the Ark Fortress (VII-XIX); Mausoleum of Ismail Samani (X), Medrese of Ulugbek (1417), Poi-Kalyan Complex including: Minaret of Kalyan (XII), Medrese of Mir-Arab (XVI), Kalyan Mosque (XV). 13:00 – Lunch free. Taki-Zargaron Dome Bazar (XVI), Lyabi-Khauz Mosque (XVI-XVII), Chor-Minor Medrese (1807). 19:00 – Dinner at Nadir Devon-begi Madarassah with folklore show. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to Paikent archaeological museum in Paikent. 13:00 – Lunch free. Continuation of the excursion at Sitorai Mokhi Hosa Palace (XIX-XX), once the country residence of the last emir. Here you can see one of the best examples of palatial architecture. So called “White Hall” with its Guncha carvings with mirror layer are of exceptional beauty. 19:00 – Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 9: Bukhara - Khiva. 08:00 – Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 – Drive to Khiva (480 km.) through Kizil-Kum desert. By the way visit of Chor Bakr and Varakhsha. Visit of Chor Bakr complex (XVI) – the place where buried the descendants of khalif Abu Bakr. Visit of the archaeological site Varakhsha (IV-III B.C.). Varakhsha is one of the biggest cities located in 45 km from the West of Bukhara, in the bank of abounding in water Rometonrud an ancient stream of Zarafshon River. Many findings excavated here not only present artistic culture of that period but also valuable information on the history of Varakhsha and Bukhara. Lunch stop on the road (according to clients’ wishes). Arrival in Khiva and accommodation at hotel. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 10: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent. After breakfast excursion over Khiva: Ichan-Kala architectural ensemble–„Museum under the open sky“. Tosh-Khowli Palace (Harem) (1830-1836), Kunya-Ark Fortress (1868-1888), Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855), Medrese of Shergazi-Khan (1718-1720), Complex of Alla-Kuli Khan (XIII-XVIII), Juma Mosque and Minaret (XII-XX), Karavan-Saray (XVIII), Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam (1908-1910), Medrese of Kutluk-Murad Inaka (1804-1812), Tim of Ala-Kulikhan (XIX), Medrese of Abdulla-Khan (1865), Mausoleum of Said Alautdin (XIV), Medrese of Mukhamad Amin-Khan (XIX), Walls of Ichan-Kala (XVIII-XIX), Palvan-Darvaza Gate (XIX). Lunch free. 17:00 - Dinner in local restaurant in Khiva. 18:45 – Transfer to Urgench airport (30 km). 20:40 – Flight to Tashkent by HY-1058(time may change). 22:10 – Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to hotel, check-in hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 11: Tashkent - Native Land. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure for native land. Important note: Tour program and visits of excursion sights may change because of unforeseen circumstances. In such a case, declined sights will be changed by the same importance object.
- Accommodation in rooms with private facilities at hotels:
* “Uzbekistan” (4* local standard) or similar hotel in Tashkent (2 nights)
* “Meridian” (4*) hotel in Termez (2 nights)
* “Malika” (3*) or similar hotel in Samarkand (2 nights)
* “Semurg Bukhara” or “Malika Bukhara” (3*) hotel in Bukhara (3 nights)
* “Malika Khiva” (3*) or similar hotel in Khiva (1 night)
- Meals – Half Board (10 Breakfasts, 10 Dinners)
- All transport services:
* For 15 pax and more on big bus (42 seats) with A/C, audio-system and mic.
* For 8-15 pax on media bus (16 seats) with A/C, audio-system;
* For 4-7 pax on mini van (10 seats) with A/C
* for 1-2 pax on sedan type car with A/C
- All entrance fees for sightseeing according to program
- English/German/French/Russian/Italian/Spanish speaking escort guide services for whole tour
- Folklore concert in Bukhara.
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