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Along Great Silk Road

Duration:8 days – 7 nights

Tashkent – Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Bukhara – Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent

The Great Silk Road - the legendary trade route, which connected East and West, China and the great Roman Empire. Many beautiful cities, historical monuments, ancient customs and even states have been established thanks to it. 
Along the Silk Road were moving not only trade caravans, but also cultural achievements of peoples, spiritual values and the religious ideas were spreading through it.

The Great Silk Road
We offer you unique tour through the historical trading centers of Central Asia. Enjoy the beauty of the ancient Uzbek cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Tashkent and visit their architectural monuments, representing the long history of Great Silk Road.

 

Tour ProgramTours to Uzbekistan

Day 1. Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent and meeting with a tour assistant. Transfer and accommodation at hotel.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 2. Tashkent – Samarkand

Breakfast at hotel.  Old city tour: Khast Imam Square, the Tilya Sheikh Mosque, the Barak-khan Madrassah, the Kafal Shashi Mausoleum, the Muy Muborak Museum-Madrassah, 

the Kukeldash Madrassah, the Chorsu Bazaar. Lunch at restaurant. Transfer to Samarkand.  Dinner and overnight at hotel.

barak khan madrasah

Day 3. Samarkand

Breakfast at hotel.

A full day of city sightseeing. Visit to the Ulugbek Observatory (XV), where the remains of grand astrolabe for observation of star position and the Afrasiab ruins with the museum are; the necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noble men, the Shakhi Zinda, the Bibi Khanym Mosque (XV) and the Siab Bazaar.

Lunch at restaurant. In the afternoon continue sightseeing. Visit to the Gur Emir (“Tomb of Emir” from tajik), the Mausoleum of Temur and his descendants (XV), Registan Square. Dinner and overnight at hotel.        

Day 4. Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel.

The memorial ensemble Shahi-Zinda

Transfer to Shakhrisabz. Arrival and accommodation at hotel.

Visit to Ak-Saray Palace, the summer residence of Tamerlan (XIV), the Kok Gumbaz Cathedral, the mosque built by Ulugbek in honor of his father (XV), the meditation house and in the end the Crypt of Temur. Lunch at a private house. Transfer to Bukhara. Arrival and hotel accommodation.  Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 5. Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel. A full day of city sightseeing. Visit to the Poi-Kalon Complex, the square separating the Mir-I-Arab Madrassah and the Kalon Mosque;  the Kalon Minaret (“grand” from Tajik), one of the Bukhara’s symbols of 47m high (XII), three bazaars - Taqi Zargaron, Taqi Telpak Furushon and Taqi Sarrafon, the Magok-I-Atori Mosque, the remains of a Buddhism monastery, a temple and a mosque, the Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah, built in XVII, the Kukeldash Madrassah, one of the greatest Islamic schools of Central Asia.

Lunch at restaurant.

ark fortress in bukhara

In the afternoon visit to the Ark Fortress, a city-in-city, as ancient as Bukhara itself, having served as the residence of Bukhara’s governors for a millennium; the Bolo Hauz Mosque, the Ismail Samani Mausoleum (IX-X), one of the most stylish constructions of Central Asia. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 6. Bukhara – Khiva

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Khiva through Kyzylkum desert. Arrival and accommodation at hotel.

Lunch at restaurant. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 7. Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent

Breakfast at hotel. A full day tour of Khiva, the most ancient and conserved city on the “Silk Road”. Visit to the Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah, the largest one of the city, the Kelle Minor Minaret, Kalta-minor Minaret, Khivacommissioned by khan in XIX and planned to be the highest one in the Islamic world (84m) but after his death the construction was quitted at the height of 28m; the ancient Kuhna Ark fortress built in the XII century and then extended during the XVII century, there are a harem, a mint, a stable, an arsenal, a summer mosque; the Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Mahmud, the patron saint of Khiva. Lunch at a private house. Visit to the Islam Khoja Madrassah and Minaret, the most recent monument of Khiva; the Juma Mosque, interesting for its 213 wood columns (3,15m high); the Tosh Howli (“Stone House”); the Allah Kuli Khan Madrassah, Bazaar and Caravanserai.

Transfer to the airport for the flight Urgench - Tashkent. Arrival and hotel accommodation.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 8. Tashkent

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to the airport.

 

Order and time of the excursions can be changed according to local circumstances and airplane time-table. If any of the events is not possible, our tour operator will replace it for an equal one.

The cost includes:

  • Accommodation at 3*-4* hotels in all the cities
  • Meals: Breakfast 
  • All transfers in AC car
  • All excursions according to the program
  • English speaking guide
  • Air ticket Urgench – Tashkent
  • Entrance tickets.

Cost does not include:

  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Photo & video camera fees;
  • International flight ticket;
  • Early check-in and late check-out in hotel;
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner. 

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