Treasures of the Silk Road Uzbekistan's Ancient Cities 8D7N from Tashkent Bukhara – Samarkand Tashkent – Khiva Tashkent Bukhara Khiva - Bukhara (450km) Bukhara II Samarkand - Tashkent (310km) Samarkand

Treasures of the Silk Road Uzbekistan's Ancient Cities 8D7N from Tashkent

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Travel Rate

Day 1

Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent international airport.

Meeting with guide. Transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation at Shodlik Palace**** or Hotel Uzbekistan***.
Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2

Tashkent – Khiva

Breakfast.
Transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Khiva. Arrival in Khiva - the only "Museum under the open sky" in Central Asia that has been completely preserved up to the present day (35 km, 30 min). Accommodation in a hotel, located inside or nearby Ichan-Qala" - the historical center of Khiva which has been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List. City tour around the architectural complex "Ichan-Qala" (12-19th cc.): Kunya-Ark khan's castle - the inner citadel of Ichan-Qala (16-17th cc.), Kalta Minor Tower (Short minaret) that would have become the biggest and tallest minaret in Central Asia (19th c.), Muhammad Amin-Khan - the biggest medieval medressa in Khiva (1845-1855 yy.), Djuma Mosque with 212 wooden columns and a minaret 32,5 m height (10th c.), Tash-Hauli (Stone courtyard) palace looking like a fortress with a high battlements, towers and fortified gates (19th c.), Ak-Mosque (White Mosque) - a small quarter mosque by the gates of Palvan-Darvaza (1838-1842), necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud - the cultic center of Ichan-Qala (1810-1913 yy.), residence of Islam Khodja (1910 y) - the vizier of last khan. Ensemble consists of the smallest medressa in Khiva and a minaret whose top platform has a height of 45 m and is the highest observation point in town. Free time. Stays at Old Khiva** or Hotel Shaherezade** Overnight in Khiva.

Day 3

Khiva - Bukhara (450km)

Breakfast at hotel.

Departure to Bukhara via Kuzil Kum Desert and Amu Daria river’panorama. 
Lunch-picnic at the route. 
Overnight at hotel Komil Boutique*** orHotel Kabir**.

Day 4

Bukhara

Breakfast.

City tour: mausoleum of the Samanids - the most ancient brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of world architecture (9-10th c.), the mausoleum of Chashma Ayub that belongs to esteemed "places of trace" left by saints (14th c). The legend says that once the bible prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. Visit to the museums of Imam Al Bukhari and "The Museum of Water".
Bolo-Houz Mosque - the only monument of medieval Bukhara (beg. of 20th c), Ark - the center of Bukhara statehood (4th c BC), silk carpet shops, complex Poi Kalon ("Beneath the Great"): Kalyan Minaret - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized authority and power of spiritual governors. (12th c), Kalyan Mosque - its area of 130 x 80 m surpasses Bibi-Khanym mosque in
Samarkand, Miri Arab Madrassah - active madrassah is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (16th c), Taki Zargaron - the dome of jewelers (15-16th cc), Ulugbeg Madrassah - one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by grandson of Tamerlan - Ulugbeg (15th c), Abdulaziz-khan Madrassah - a traditional madrassah with 2 floors of hudjras and a mosque on the central axis ( mid.of 17th c), Tim of Abdullah-Khan madrassah (1588-1590), atlas shops, Magoki-Attari Mosque - the most ancient mosque in Bukhara (12th c) is considered a masterpiece of Bukhara architecture, Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan-Beghi - a massive rectangular structure that was a place for the refuge and meditation of Sufis (17th c), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th c) - one of the biggest Bukhara madrassah, Lyabi-Hauz ensemble - the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara - is very popular among travelers (14-17th cc), Chor Minor ("Four minarets") is an unusual madrassah built by Caliph Niyazkul (18th c). 
Overnight in a quiet and cozy Bukhara hotel.Komil Boutique*** or Hotel Kabir**

Day 5

Bukhara II

Breakfast.

Visit of neighboring monuments of Bukhara monuments. Necropol of BakhaouddinNakchband, Summer residence of Emirs of Bukhara.
Lunch at local restaurant.
P.M. : Visit of Chor Bakr Complex and free time for shopping.
Dinner at local restaurant
Overnight at hotel Komil Boutique*** or Hotel Kabir**.

Day 6

Bukhara – Samarkand

Breakfast.

Trip by car to Samarkand. Arrival Samarkand & accommodation at hotel.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Visite of Samarkand’s monuments: Gur Emir Mausoleum - Tamerlan's tomb (14-15th c.) that was
built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and the tombs of three other Temurids - sons of
Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek, Ruhabad Mausoleum ("House of Spirit") - the legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhammad (14th c.),
Dinner at local restaurant
Overnight at hotel Malika Prime*** or Hotel Konstantin****.

Day 7

Samarkand

Breakfast.

City tour: Registan Square ("A sandy place") - the major square of Samarkand: Ulugbeg Medressa - Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the medressa (15th c.), Sher-Dor Medressa ("Having tigers") (17th c.), Tillya-Kari Medressa ("Coated by gold") - the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all other famous buildings in Central Asia (17th c.). The mosque named after Hazret-Hyzr - an Islamic saint and eternal wanderer. He was esteemed as giving richness and good luck in far voyages and trade (19th c.), cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th c.), the architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (Alive king) - necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas - the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th c), Siab bazaar. Free time to spend at leisure. 
Overnight in the capital of Tamerlane's Empire hotel Malika Prime*** or Hotel Konstantin****.

Day 8

Samarkand - Tashkent (310km)

Breakfast.

Transfer to the railway station. Departure to Tashkent.

P.M. Arrival. Accomadation.
Visit of Independace Place and Tamerlan Square.

Dinner at restaurant.

Transfer to airport.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tashkent, Opera and Ballet Théatre (under confirmation).
  • Khiva, Presentation of ethnographe on Art and Culture of Khiva region (for the groupe from 10 people).
  • Fashion show of traditional cloths of Uzbek women and folkhloric concert; Presentation of the head of the embroidery workshop. Passage to the Jewish quarter of Bukhara and meeting with rabbi.
  • In Shakhrisabz, meeting with sellers of dried fruit on the mountains;
  • In Samarkand, visit of the paper workshop, Visit of Reghistan Place.

SERVICES INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Domestic flight : Tashkent-Urgentch
  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms
  • Meals – According price of package
  • Entrance fees for Sightseeing spots mentioned.
  • Overland transportation by AC coach
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per pax

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • International airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Meals – According price of package
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical insurance
  • Extra payment for choosing single room € 90
  • Tips for guide and drivers

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01 Jan  -  31 Dec 2020 Adult (minimum 2 pax) USD 1,188
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