Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand. Drive to Samarkand (320 km; 4,5 hours). Arrive Samarkand, hotel check-in. Proceed on sightseeing in Samarkand including visiting Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Grave of Timur (XV c), Registan Square (XV-XVII c), Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XIV- XV c) and Samarkand orient bazaar. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 2: Samarkand. Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Samarkand, including sightseeing tour in Samarkand for 4 hrs: Ulugbek Observatory (XV c), Excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiyab, Tombstone of Saint Danyar. After lunch go on for sightseeing for 3 hours Shakhi Zinda Necropolis (XIV-XV c) and a visit to the "Samarkand-Bukhara Silk Carpets" factory where you can observe the whole process of weaving silk carpets based on hand made technology. Overnight in Samarkand. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Samarkand - Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning drive to Bukhara (270 km, 4 hours). Stop en route at Rabat Malik Caravanserai and water pond Sardoba of the XII century. Arrive Bukhara, hotel check-in. After lunch proceed on sightseeing in Bukhara for 4 hours: The Ark Fortress (I-XX c), Bolo Hauz Mosque (XVIII c), Samanids Mausoleum (IX-X c), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (XII-XVI c). Overnight in Bukhara. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Bukhara, including sightseeing of Bukhara for 4 hours on foot along the old town of Bukhara from Poi-Kalyan complex with Kalyan Minaret (XII c) through orient bazaars with 3 trade domes of Toki Zargaron (XV c), Toki Sarrafon (XVI c), Toki Telpak Furushon (XVI c), Ulugbek Madrassah (XV c), Abdulazizkhan Madrassah (XVII c) to the Lyabi Hauz complex (XVI-XVII c). After lunch proceed on sightseeing outside Bukhara for 3 hours: Bagautdin Nakhshbandi Complex - a center of Sufism (XIV-XVI c), 14 km outside the town, Sitorai Mokhi Khosa - summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara (XIX-XX c), 4 km outside the town, back to Bukhara and a visit to the Chor Minor (Four Minarets, XIX c). Dinner in Nadir Divan Begi Madrassah with folk show. Overnight in Bukhara. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Bukhara - Khiva. Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast drive to Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert (460 km, 7 hrs). Stop en route near the Amu Darya River and for picnic lunch. Arrive Khiva, hotel check-in. Overnight in Khiva. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent. Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Khiva, including visits to the Ichan Kala (XIV-XX c) with Muhamad Amin khan Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret, Kunya Ark, Muhamad Rahim khan Madrassah, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hauli Palace. In the second half of the day will be a sightseeing for 2 hrs: Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrassah, Shirgazi khan Madrassah, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. Dinner. Transfer to Urgench airport (30 km) for the flight to Tashkent. Arrive Tashkent and transfer to Tashkent International Airport. End of the tour. Includes: (B).
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