8 days / 7 nights
Arrival in Tashkent. Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel. Free time.
Sightseeing tour across Tashkent (starting time will depend on your arrival time):
- Visit the Memorial for the Victims of Repression.
- Overview the Tashkent TV tower (distant view).
- Central Asian Plov Center.
- Minor Mosque (White Mosque).
- Monument of Courage.
- OldCity, Khast-Imam architectural complex: Kaffal-as-Shoshi Mausoleum, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Khast-Imam Mosque. Mui-Muborak Madrasah – the original Koran of the Caliph Usman.
- Chorsu's market (most picturesque market in the city).
- Mustakillik Square (Independence Square).
- Palace of the Grand duke Romanov.
- Theater of Alisher Navoiy (external view).
- Amir Temur's square.
- Tashkent Metro (Underground/Subway).
19:00 Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Early morning transfer to airport for the flight to Urgench/Khiva, time will be specified. Flight departure time will be specified.
Arrival in Urgench airport. Transfer to Khiva (30 minutes). Check-in hotel. Khiva City Tour:
Ichan-Kala - the internal city surrounded with walls.
- Mukhammad-Aminkhan Madrasah.
- Kunya-Ark fortress.
- Mukhammad-Rakhimkhan Madrasah.
- Pakhlavan Mahmud's Mausoleum.
- Islam-Khodja Medreese and Minaret.
13:00-14:00 Lunch. Continue the tour:
- Visit Djuma-Mosque.
- Museum of Khorezmian Music.
- Tash-Hauli Palace.
- Kutlug-Inak-Murad Madrasah.
Free time for shopping.
Free time. Overnight in hotel.
08:00 Depart from Khiva to the ruins of ancient Khorezmian city and fortress. Cross Amudaria river by car/bus. Visit Tuprakkala archaelogical site. Visit Ayazkala Yurt camp and fortress. 12:00 Drive to Urgench.
Lunch. Free time.
15:50 Transfer to Railway station. 16:18 Depart by train to Bukhara. Cross one of the majestic deserts of Central Asia - Kyzylkum.
22:40 Arrival in Bukhara. Transfer to hotel.
Sightseeing tour across Bukhara:
- Samanids Mausoleum.
- Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum.
- Bolo-House Mosque.
- The Ark (Bukhara Emir’s residence).
- Poi-Kalon Ensemble: Mir-Arab Madrasah, Kalyan Minaret, Poi-Kalon Mosque.
- Toki-Zargaron Trade domes.
- Ulugbek's and Abdulazizkhan's madrasahs.
- Telpak-Furushon Trade domes.
- Magoki-Attori's mosque.
- Lyabi-House Ensemble.
19:00 Dinner. Overnight in hotel.
09:00 Continue Bukhara tour.
- Chor Minor madrasah.
- Trip to Bakhauddin Nakshbandi Memorial Complex (Sufi sheikh).
- Visit Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa - the SummerPalace of Bukhara Emir.
13:00-14:00 lunch. Continue the tour:
- House-museum of Fayzulla Khodzhayev (politician of 1920-1930)
15:10 Transfer to Railway station. 15:50 Depart by speed-train to Samarkand. 17:20 Arrival in Samarkand. Transfer to hotel and check-in.
Sightseeing to night illumination of Registan Square and Guri-Emir Mausoleum.
Dinner. Free time.
09:00 Sightseeing tour across Samarkand:
- Guri-Emir Mausoleum (Tamerlane's and Temurids tomb).
- Registan Ensemble: (the most cult place not only in Samarkand, but, perhaps, all over Uzbekistan). Ulugbek's Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tillya-Kari Madrasah.
- Bibi-Khanum Mosque.
- Siab Bazaar.
- Synagogue. Walk on residential quarters of the old city.
19:00 Dinner. Free time.
09:00 Continue Samarkand Tour.
- Imam Al-Bukhari Memorial complex.
- Visit Ulugbek’s Observatory.
- Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis.
12:00-13:00 Lunch (Samarkand Pilaf). Continue the tour:
- Afrosiab's Museum. Walk through the ruins of an ancient city destroyed by Genghis Khan. Visit archeological sites where excavations were carried out.
16:20 Transfer to the train station.
17:00 Departure by "Afrosiab" high-speed train to Tashkent (2 h. 10 min.).
19:10 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Dinner. Free time.
The program for this day depends on the timing of your departure flight.
Transfer to the airport. End of a tour.
If wished the tour program can be tailored to your interests.
This is customized tour. Price for the tour will be set after discussing all details with you.
Tour price includes:
- Single/double room accommodation in hotels (breakfast is included).
- Tashkent-Urgench air tickets.
- Urgench-Bukhara, Bukhara-Samarkand, Samarkand-Tashkent train tickets.
- All transfers: ground transportation by car/minivan/bus.
- Tour guide services.
Tour price excludes:
- Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sites.
- Lunches and dinners.