2 nights TASHKENT
2 nights KHIVA
2 nights BUKHARA
2 nights SAMARKAND
Day 01 Tashkent (D)
Arrive in Tashkent, meet in airport and transfer to the hotel. Briefing information about tour and welcome dinner in hotel.
Day 02 Tashkent - Urgench – Khiva (B, D)
After breakfast beginning sightseeing Tashkent and visit includes Kukeldash madrassah, Kaffal Sashi mausoleum, Architectural ensemble of Khazrat Imam, Barak-Khan Madrassah, Juma Mosque, Hast Imam Square, Tillya Sheikh Mosque, Chorsu bazaar, Abul Kasim Madrassah, Museum of Fine and Applied Arts and some Tashkent metro station. Late afternoon transfer to airport and flight to Urgench, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 03 Khiva (B, D)
Full day city tour Khiva and visits; Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah, Minaret of Kalta Minor, Kunya Ark Fortress (Zidon, Summer and Winter Mosque, Mint Museum and Oq Shihbobo), Mohammed Rahkim Khan Madrassah, Pahlovon-Mahmud Mausoleum, Sayid Alauddin Mausoleum, Shergozi-Khan madrassah, Islom Hoja Madrassah, Djuma Mosque, Uch-Avlya Mausoleum, Dost Alyam Madrassah, Tosh-Khovli Palace, Alloquli-Khan caravanserai and the bazaar, Aq Mosque, Anusha Khan Baths and the old slave market. Dinner in Toza Bog Palace (summer residence of Mohammed Rakhim Khan II).
Day 04 Khiva – Bukhara (B, D)
Drive between the Kara-Kum (black sands) and the Kyzyl-Kum (red sands) deserts to Bukhara, en route stop to see the Amudarya River, known to many western explorers as the Oxus. Arrive in Bukhara & check-in to the hotel. Dinner in Lyabi Hauz restaurant.
Day 05 Bukhara (B, D)
Begin explores the beauty and history of Bukhara and visits Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, remaining of city wall, Chashamyi Ayub, Bolo-hauz mosque, Fortress ark, Poi-Kalon complex (Minarte Kalon, Mosque Kalon and Miri-Arab madrassah). Three trading domes (Toqi-Zaragron, Togi-Telpakfurushon and Toqi- Sarafon), Kosh madrassah (Ulugbek and Abdullazizhan), Tim Abdullahan, Magoki Attari mosque and Lyabi Hauz complex (Kukeldash madrassah, Nadir Devanbegi mardrassah and Honaqo). This evening you attend a traditional Bukhara cultural folk show.
Day 06 Bukhara – Samarkand (B, D)
Drive to Samarkand, en route visit Summer Palace (residence) of last Bukharan Emirs Sitorai Mokhi Khosa, Gijduvan ceramic centers, famous Vabkent minaret and old caravanserai Rabati Malik. Arrive in Samarkand and transfer to the hotel. The afternoon is free to begin to explore the city on your own. Samarkand was founded at the same time as Babylon, almost 2500 years ago and was called the “Rome of the Orient”. Tamerlane made it his capital and named it the “Center of the Universe”. Its period of greatest glory was at the height of the trade on the Silk Road at the beginning of 2nd century until the 16th century. Dinner in local restaurant.
Day 07 Samarkand (B, D)
Full day city tour Samarkand and visits world famous Registan Square "Sandy place" built in the 15th century (there are 3 buildings - Ulugbek Madressah, Sher Dor Madressah, Tillya Kari both Madrassas and Mosque), Ulugbeg’s Observatory, Aancient settlement Afrosiab and Museum, Shakhi-Zinda Ensemble, Shakhi- Zinda means "Living king”, Daniel’s tomb, Bibi Khanum Mosque & Mausoleum is one of the magnificent buildings in Samarkand and finally Gur Emir Mausoleum constructed by order of Timur because of the death of his favourite grandson Muhammad Sultan. (Gur Emir means "The Emir’s burial vault”). Dinner in local house.
Day 08 Samarkand – Tashkent (B, D)
Drive to Tashkent. Arrive in Tashkent and check-in to hotel. Rest of the day is free. Evening ballet performance (subject to availability) at Alisher Navoi Opera & Ballet Theatre built by Japanese prisoners in 1947. Beyond the marble lobby are 6 foyers dedicated to Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Termez, Khiva & Ferghana all thickly dressed in stucco carving, theme motives & murals from Navoi’s poetry. Farwell dinner in local restaurant.
Day 09 Tashkent (B)
Transfer to the airport and back flight to home.