AROUND THE GREAT SILK ROAD

DURATION:  11 DAYS/ 10 NIGHTS

ROUTE:TASHKENT-SAMARKAND-SHAKHRISABZ-BUKHARA-KHIVA-URGENCH-TASHKENT

     

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DAY 1. TASHKENT

A.M. Visit Khazrati Imam Complex, Kukaldash, Barakhan Madrassah, Applied Art Museum.

 P.M. Independence Square, Underground Metro, Chorsu Bazaar.

 

DAY 2. TASHKENT-SAMARKAND

Visit Tamerlane Museum, History Museum and Navoi Theatre.

P.M. Transfer to Samarkand. Arrival, accommodation in the hotel.

 DAY 3. SAMARKAND

Full day city tour in Samarkand: visit to Registan square. The Square is surrounded by the Ulugbek’s madrassah, the Sher-Dor madrassah and Tilla-Kori madrassah. Mausoleum Gur-Emir, Lunch.

Observatory of Ulugbek visit to Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda and ensemble of mausoleums of the 11th-19th centuries, the necropolis of Samarkand rulers and nobles, Visit to Mosque Bibi-Khanum. Time at leisure and shopping at Siab bazaar .

DAY 4. SAMARKAND-URGUT-SAMARKAND

Drive to Urgut 40 km from Samarkand. Visit Urgut Syuzani Bazar.  Drive back to Samarkand excursion in  excavation site “Afrosiab” and museum of the city foundation, Khoja Daniyal Mausoleum, Khazarti Khizr Mosque.

DAY 5. SAMARKAND-SHAKHRISABZ-BUKHARA

Drive from Samarkand to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz (320km). Tour of Shakhrisabz:

Visit Ak Saray Palace, Kuk Gumbaz, Gumbazi Saidon, Khazrati Imam Mosque, Mausoleum of Jakhangir (Temurlan’s son).

«The green city» as the name is translated, was known in due time as Kesh or Nasaf. Tamerlan was born near to city and has proclaimed its place of year’s palace Ак of a shed.

Transfer to Bukhara. Arrival, accommodation hotel.

 

DAY 6. BUKHARA

Full day SS tour in Bukhara including: The Lyabi-Khaus ensemble  (Includes the Kukeldush madrassah and Nodir-Divan-Begi as well as the Khanakas). Also visit 3 remaining domed bazaars – Taqi Zargaron, or Jeweler’s Bazaar, Taqi Telpak Furushon or Cap Makers’ Bazaar and Taqi Sarrafon, or Moneychangers’ Bazaar, Mausoleum of the Samanids, Chashmai-Ayub,  Mosque Bolo-Khauz, citadel Ark. From high walls of citadel the interesting skyline of the city is made up of a mixture of modern buildings and monuments of the past), Ensemble Poi Kalian. Madrassah Miri-Arab, Mosque Djuma, Madrassah of Ulugbek  and Madrassah of Abdoulazizkhan, Mausoleum Chor Minor, Mosque Magoki-Attari

 

DAY 7. BUKHARA

Excursion around the suburbs of Bukhara :

Sitorai Mokhi Khosa(end of XIXc-begining of XXc ) : The residence of  the last ruled emir (ruler) of Bukhara. Complex of Bahouddin Naqshbandi(XVI c)-religious complex,one of the sacrede places of Moslems. Mausoleum of Chor Bakr (XVI-XXc.c.)  Free time.

DAY 8. BUKHARA-KHIVA

Drive to Khiva via Kyzylkum desert along Caravan road.

Arrival and accommodation in hotel. P.M. Self walk to ancient city.

 

DAY 9.KHIVA

Excursion in Khiva Ichan Kala. Full day SS tour of Khiva: Ichan –Kala (UNESCO World Heritage List) with towers, a heavily fortified citadel called Kunya-Ark – the Old Fortress, palace-fortress Kurynysh-khana, Juma mosque the Seyid Allauddin mausoleum and the Bagbanli mosque, Mukhammad, Khurdzhum and Shirgazi-khan madrassahs – in the 17th and 18th centuries, Among later structures, of special interest are the Kutlug-Murad-inak madrassah, the Pakhlavan–Makhmud mausoleum, the caravanserai, and Allakuli-khan madrassah, the Tash-Khauli palace.

 

DAY 10. KHIVA-AYAZKALA-URGENCH-TASHKENT

Morning transfer to Ayazkala, visit ancient Fortresses. Ayazkala, Kirkkizkala, Toprakkala. Drive back to Urgench to flight to Tashkent by HY-1058 at 21:10.Arrival, accommodation in the hotel.

 DAY 11. TASHKENT-HOME

Early morning flight to home.

PLEASE ENQUIRE ABOUT A PERSONALISED QUOTE

 PROGRAM INCLUDES :

  •   Accommodation in the 3/4  star hotels double rooms;
  •   Tours and transfers on the deluxe coach A/C;
  •  English/Spanish/French/German/Japanese/Italian Speaking Guide along the tour itinerary;
  •   Entrance fees to all visiting places;
  •   Concert of Folklore show and Dinner in Madrassah of Nodir devan Begi  in Bukhara;
  •  Porter fees in the hotel and airport;
  •  Visa support to obtain Uzbekistan visa;
  •  B&B
  • Presentation of National Cuisine “Plov” in National Guest House (from 7 person);
  • Uzbekistan tourist map per pax.

NOT INCLUDES :

  •   Strong drinks(vodka, beer, etc);
  •   Photo and Camera fees;
  •  Taxes in the International Airport;
  •  Uzbek Visa;
  •  Tips for guide and driver;
  •  Degustation of wine in Samarkand Wine Factory 10 USD for per pax;
  •   International Flight Tickets;
  •  Single supplementary rooms
  •  Urgench-Tashkent airflight tickets


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