DAY 01 . ARRIVAL
Arrival to Tashkent .
Meet and greet at the airport.
Check in and take rest after long flight.
LUNCH. After the lunch city tour of Tashkent:
- Broadway of Amir Timur.
- Square of Theatre.
- Museum of History of Uzbekistan.
- Independence Square.
- Statue of Independence.
-Madrassah Barak Khan – was built by Suyunuj Khan – first Khan of Uzbek dynasty (XVI c.).
- Visit the Central Boulevard by walk which consists of 4 gardens “Eastern”, “Russian”, “Japanese” and “French” (including blue domes).
- Modern monuments and Fountain of Tashkent.
- Art gallery.
- Park of Sculpture.
- Palace of “Romanovs”, local Broadway.
- New TV Tower of Tashkent – The highest construction in Tashkent and whole Central Asia, (375 m). It is on the 9th place in the world and 2nd in SIS after TV Towel ‘Ostankina”.
- Monument of Courage – The center of earthquake which was in 1966. (Construction of 1976.).
DINNER.OVERNIGHT IN TASHKENT.
DAY 02 . TASHKENT – URGENCH – KHIVA
EARLY BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL. Transfer to the airport at 05.00 and fly by flight HY-1051 at 07.00 and arrival to Urgench at 08.40. Transfer to Khiva (30km).
Accommodation at hotel in Khiva. Visit to the old part of the city:
Around architected Complex Ichan Kala (XII-XIX c.)
Kunya-Ark fortress (including Castle Khana) inside Ichan Kala. (XVI-XVII cc.)
Tower “Kalta Minor” which means “short tower” (XIX c.)
Madrassah Muhammad Amin Khan (1845-1855 )
Juma Mosque with 212 trees and with Minaret which’s height is 32,5 meters (X c.)
TashKhauli which means “stone yard” (XIX c.)
LUNCH AT THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT NEAR ICHAN KALA. After the lunch continue the sightseeing tour of Khiva:
“The Mosque Ak” – small mosque located near the gates of Palvan-Darvaza (1838-1842)
The Memorial of PakhlavanMakhmud – the most cultural center of Ichan Kala (1810-1913 c).
The Minaret of Islam Khodja (1910) – of “the main Vizir” which means “Prime Minister” during the last Khorezm Khan.
Caravansaray of Allakhuli-Khan.
DINNER.OVERNIGHT IN KHIVA.
DAY 03 . KHIVA – BUKHARA
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL.
Drive to Bukhara by bus through the Kyzlylkumdesert .
Picnic on the desert.
Arrival to Bukhara.
Check in to hotel and free time for rest.
DINNER AT RESTAURANT .
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.
DAY 04 . BUKHARA
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL.
City tour of Bukhara:
Mausoleum Ismail Samani – the oldest building in the Central Asia (IX-X c.).
ChashmaiAyyub – according to the legends the Biblical Prophet whose name was Iov (Ayyub) has visited this place.
Madrassah of Abdullakhan.
Madrassah of Modarikhan.
Bolo Khauz mosque.The only monument of the mid ages (beginnings of XX c.)
Ark Citadel – the center of government of Bukhara (IV BC)
LUNCH. Sightseeing tour:
Minaret Kalian – The main symbol of Bukhara (XII c.).
Mosque Kalian – the square of this mosque is wider than BibiKhanim Mosque which is in Samarkand.
Madrassah of Mir Arab – is still in use (XVI c.).
Tim of Abdulla-Khan.
Toki Zargaron – Domes of jewelers (XV-XVI c.).
Madrassah of Ulughbek – the first of the three Madrassah which was built by grandson of Timur (XV c.).
Madrassah of Abdulazizkhan – (XVII c.).
Mosque MagokiAtaru – the oldest Mosque in Bukhara (XII c.).
Madrassah of Kukaldosh – one of the famous Madrassah in Bukhara (XVI c.).
Hanaka and Madrassah Nadir Divan Begui – was living and meditation place for Sufis in the past (XVII c.) .
LyabiKhauz Ensemble – very famous place for tourists.
DINNER AT RESTAURANT (NATIONAL FOLK IN NADIRDIVANBEGI MADRASSAH )
DAY 05 . BUKHARA
BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL. Excursion to the suburbs of Bukhara:
Sitora-iMokhiKhosa (4 km from Bukhara) – summer palace of last emir of Bukhara Amir Alimkhan (XIX c.).
Ensemble of Bakha-ad-Din Nakshband 12 km from Bukhara, in the village of KhasriOrifon. Mukhammad ibn JaloliddinKhodjaiBuzrug became famous under the name of BakhouddinNakshbandi – founder of one of the most famous branches of Sufism – branch of “Nakshbandiya”.
LUNCH. After the lunch continue the sihgtseeing the outside of Bukhara:
Necropolis Chor Bakr (XII-XVI c.), place where buried Sheykhs of Djuybar (4 km from Bukhara).
Chor Minor – unusual construction (XVIII c.).
FREE TIME IN LOCAL BAZAAR.
DINNER AT RESTAURANT.
OVERNIGHT IN BUKHARA.
DAY 06 . BUKHARA – SHAKHRISABZ – SAMARKAND
BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL.
Drive to Shakhrisabz by bus.
Arrival to Shakhrisabz.
LUNCH. Sightseeing tour of Shakhrisabz:
Ak-Saray Palace – summer residence of Great Timur (XIV-XV c.)
Mausoleum of Jakhangir – the eldest and dearest son of Great Temur (XIV c.)
Complex Dar-utSaadat – Mosque of Imam Khazrat (XIV c.)
Darut-Tillavat (KokGumbaz Mosque) – was built by Ulugbek from the name of his father Shakhruh (XV c.)Drive to Samarkand (152 km, 2 hours) by bus.
Accommodation at the hotel.
DINNER.OVERNIGHT IN SAMARKAND.
DAY 07 . SAMARKAND
BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL.
City tour of Samarkand:
Gur-Emir mausoleum – the burial place of the Great Amir Temur and his dynasty (XIV-XV c.).
Rukhobod mausoleum – the tombs of Sheikh BurkhaniddinSogarji and his family are found in this mausoleum. According to legends under the domes there is a box with 7 hair of Prophet Mokhammed (XIV c.).
Reghistan square – the main square of Samarkand. It consists of MadrassahUlugbek (XV c.), MadrassahSherdor (XVII c.) and MadrassahTilla Kori) (XVII c.).
LUNCH AT THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT.
After the lunch continue of sightseeing:
BibiKhanum mosque – was named for the honour of the eldest wife of Great Timur (XIV c.).
Siyab local bazaar – taste the best breads and fruits of Samarkand.
The mosque of KhazratiKhizr – the oldest mosque in Central Asia.
Shakhi-Zinda necropolises – which means “Alive King” (XI-XII c.).
Ulugbek observatory – The biggest observatory was built by Ulugbek (XVc.).
Mausoleum of Prophet Daniyar.
Overnight at hotel
DAY 08 . SAMARKAND- TASHKENT
EARLY BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL.
Transfer to Tashkent (320 km, 4 hours) by bus. On the way to Tashkent visit to the mausoleum of Imam Al-Bukhary.Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation in the hotel.
LUNCH. After the lunch sightseeing tour of Tashkent:
Architectural Complex Hazrati Imam – including the tomb of Imam Abu Bakr Muhammad-El-KaffalShashi who was one of the first imams of Muslims. (XVI c.).
MadrassahKukaldash – was built by Kukaldash the prime Minister of Tashkent during Tashkent Khans (XVI c.).
Mosque “Juma” (IX c.).
MadrassahTillaSheykh, the second name “Khasti Imam Mosque” where the oldest book “Karan” is being kept (XIX c.).
FREE TIME AT LOCAL BAZAAR CHORSU.
FAREWELL DINNER AT RESTAURANT WITH NATIONAL FOLK.
OVERNIGHT IN TASHKENT.
DAY 09 . TASHKENT
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL .
Check out and transfer to International airport of Tashkent.
Take a flight back home.
END OF THE EXCITING TOUR.