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Legends of ancient cities

Duration:8 days – 7 nights

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

Become part of the legend, an unforgettable stories! Take a trip to the legendary places of Uzbekistan and enjoy the beauty of the ancient cities of Central Asia such as Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva.Their majestic monuments and ancient history of the legendary personalities no one will leave indifferent!

 

   TOUR PROGRAM

   Day 1. Tashkenthistorical and religious complex Hast Imam

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

   Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 2. Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to the Tashkent Airport for the flight to Urgench.

Transfer to Khiva.

A full day tour of Khiva, the most ancient and conserved city on Silk Road. Visit to the Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah, the largest one of the city, the Kelte Minor Minaret, commissioned by the khan in XIX century to become the highest one in the Islamic world (70m), but after his death its construction was quitted at the height of 28m; the ancient Kunya Ark fortress built in the XII century and then extended during the XVII century. You will also see a harem, a mint, a stable, an arsenal, a summer mosque and the Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Mahmud, the patron saint of Khiva.

Minaret of Islam Khodja - Monuments 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.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3. Khiva – Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Bukhara through the Kyzyl-Kum Desert. Arrival in the noon.

Lunch at hotel.  Free time for recreation.trip to the desert

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4. Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel.

A full day of Bukhara. Visit to the Poi-Kalon Complex, the square separating the Mir-I-Arab Madrassah and the Kalon Mosque;  the Kalon Minaret (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 (XVII), the Kukeldash Madrassah.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon visit to the Ark Fortress, the Bolo Hauz Mosque, the Ismail Samani Mausoleum (IX-X).

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

The complex Bolo Hauz, BukharaDay 5. Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand  

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Shakhrisabz. Arrival and 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 Samarkand. Arrival and hotel accommodation.

Dinner and overnight at hotel. 

 Day 6. Samarkand  

Breakfast at hotel.

A full day of city sightseeing. Visit to the Gur Emir (from Tajik “Tomb of Emir”), the Mausoleum of Temur and his descendants (XV), Registan Square, the Bibi Khanym Mosque (XV) and the Siab Bazaar.

historical tours around Samarkand

Lunch at a restaurant.

In the afternoon visit to the necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noble men, the Shakhi Zinda, the Ulugbek Observatory (XV), where the remains of grand astrolabe for observation of star position and the Afrasiab ruins with the museum are located.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 7. Samarkand  – Tashkent

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Tashkent.

Lunch at restaurant.

City sightseeing: Amir Temur Square, Independence Square, the Alisher Navoi Theater, completed in 1947 by sightseeing tours around TashkentJapanese prisoners, the Museum of Applied Arts.

Farewell 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: BB / HB / FB;
  • All transfers in AC bus;
  • All excursions according to the program;
  • English speaking guide;
  • Air tickets Urgench – Tashkent;
  • Entrance tickets.

Cost does not include:

  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Photo & video camera fees;
  • early check-in and late check-out in hotel.

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