Day 1: Tashkent. Arrive Tashkent, welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time for rest. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Tashkent for 4 hrs: a visit to the Amir Timur Square, Theater Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, People's Friendship Palace with Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva. Early transfer to the airport and fly to Urgench. Arrive Urgench and drive to Khiva (30 km), hotel check-in and breakfast. Full day for sightseeing of Khiva, including visits to the inner town of 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. Sightseeing for 2 hrs in the evening: Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrassah, Shirgazi khan Madrassah Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. Night in Khiva.
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert (460 km, 7 hrs). Stop en route near the Amu Darya River and for picnic lunch. Arrive Bukhara, hotel check-in, free time. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 4: Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Bukhara. City tour for 4 hrs with visits to the Ark Fortress (I-XX c), Bolo Hauz Mosque (XVIII c), Samanids Mausoleum (IX-X c), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (XII-XVI c). After lunch proceed on the walking tour along the old town of Bukhara from Poi-Kalyan complex with Kalyan Minaret (XII c) through orient bazaars with three 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). Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5: Bukhara - Samarqand. Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Samarqand. Hotel check-in. Sightseeing tour in Samarqand: Ulugbek Observatory (XV c), Excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiyab, Tombstone of Saint Danyar. Registan Square (XV-XVII c), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV c) and Samarqand local bazaar. Overnight in Samarqand.
Day 6: Samarqand - Shakhrisabz - Samarqand. Breakfast in the hotel. One day trip to Shakhrisabz (150 km, 2,5 hours). Shakhrisabz is a hometown of Tamerlane and during our 2 hour sightseeing tour we can enjoy the bright example of Central Asian architecture of XIV-XV centuries by visiting: The Ak Saray Palace, Ulugbek's Blue Domed Mosque, Jakhangir's Mausoleum. PM drive back to Samarqand (150 km, 2,5 hours). Arrive Samarqand. Overnight in Samarqand.
Day 7: Samarqand. Breakfast in the hotel. Half day in Samarqand. Start the day with a city tour for 4 hours to the Gur-Emir Mausoleum- Grave of Timur (XV c), Rukhabad Mausoleum (XIV c), Shakhi Zinda Necropolis (XIV-XV c). Drive to Tashkent (320 km, 5 hours). Arrive Tashkent and hotel check-in. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 8: Depart Tashkent. Transfer to the airport and depart Tashkent. End of the tour.
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