This 9 day tour, starts and ends in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Visit Uzbekistan where for more than two millennia, along fascinating the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has been home to ancient cities and architecture. Starting in Tashkent, this tours visits Khiva, Bokhara, Smarkaland and a host of places along the way.
Welcome to Tashkent! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.
After breakfast we will start with a guided sightseeing tour in the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, the biggest city in Central Asia. We will start by exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex, where the world famous Quran, holy book that belonged to Caliph Uthman, has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Continue to Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center to walk through Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and visit Applied Arts Museum.
We transfer to the domestic airport for a morning flight to Urgench and upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Khiva. We will start a sightseeing tour in Ichan Kala Fortress a UNESCO World Heritage site. There we will visit the Madrasahs of Arab Muhammad Khan, Hodjan Berdi-Biya, Shergazi Khan, Abdullah Khan and Allakuli Khan, the Kunya-Ark Citadel, Sayid Allauddin Mausoleum, Oq Masjid Mosque, Juma Mosque, Tash Hauli Palace, Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum and the Islam Khoja Minaret.
To day is a free day to explore and enjoy the ancient city of Khiva. Early evening we will transfer to Urgench airport for our flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival in Bukhara we will be transferred to our hotel.
In the morning we start with a walking sightseeing tour of the Historic Centre of Bukhara, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magok-i-Attari Mosque, the Bukhara Trading Domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, Miri-Arab, Chor Minor, Ulugbek, Abdullaziz Khan Madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo Hauz Complex, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums.
Today we start the second day by driving out of the city to Sitorai Mohi Xosa Palace, the summer residence of Bukhara's last emir, a unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Then we head to the Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis.
In the afternoon depart for Samarkand via the high-speed Afrosiyob train. Upon arrival into Samarkand, we check in to the hotel. The remainder of the evening is free.
After breakfast we take a Samarkand sightseeing tour, visiting the spectacular Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum - the mausoleum of Amir Timur, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbeg Observatory. Free time in the afternoon
We start the day with an easy morning and check-out from the hotel and continue your sightseeing of Samarkand. Visit Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of St. Daniel. Then drive to Konigil Village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. After the tour we will head to the railway station and take the high-speed Afrosiyob train to Tashkent. We will be picked up and transferred to the hotel.
Our tour concludes and your time is free until you are transferred to the airport