Uzbekistan classic 8 days/7 nights


Tashkent-Khiva-Bukhara-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand-Tashkent

Day 01: Arrival to Tashkent

Khazrat Imam

Meeting and assistance on arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Check in.
Morning time rest at leisure after a long flight
Lunch
After lunch we go for a tour around Tashkent.
Today we descover old part of Tashkent, better say the heart of old Tashkent, the square Khazrat Imam. It is one of the most important religious and cultural centers of Tashkent. The mausoleum of one of the patrons of Tashkent Abu Bakr Kaffal Ash Shashi, whos spirit guards the people and the city, located there on the square. There is an old library on the square, it has the unique sample of the Holy Koran written in the 8th century by Calith Othman. Today Holy Koran is in the list of written heritage of UNESCO. Once the most important religious educational center madrassah Barak Khan, today the cradle of art, the place there the masters of craft will show us unique samples of their work.
From the square, if the weather let us, we take a walk along the old street of old town towards the oldest market Chorsu, or how local people say "bazar Chorsu". The market is one of the most important places for locals, people come here not just to buy but also to talk, to get some news, to find out something what they really need.
Dinner
Overnight at hote

Day 02: Tashkent – Urgench HY 1051 07:00/08:40 – Khiva 30 km



Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Urgench.
Flying time about 1 hour and a half. After arrival to Urgench we will drive to Khiva about 40 minutes
Check in to hotel
Today Khiva will open it's Gates of history for us. We will walk through the old streets of the town, between the houses there local people live, in the magic atmosphere of the old constructions.
Internal city is Ichan Kala most of the monuments of the past located there Kalta Minor minaret, Kuhnya Ark fortress, Madrassah Rakhimkhon etc. Khiva market is outside the wall.
Break for lunch
After lunch free time
Dinner
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Khiva - Bukhara – 450 km



Morning drive to Bukhara via Kizil Kum Desert (Red sands) The Kyzyl-Kum Desert is the 11th largest desert in the world. It covers ​​298,000 square kilometers and crosses Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, but Turkmenistan it touches partially. It is in Central Asia in the area between the Amu Daria and Sir Daria rivers.



Picnic lunch on the road
On arrival to Bukhara transfer to Hotel
Dinner
Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Bukhara



Today we start the morning from exploration of Bukhara, one of the most interesting places in Central Asia. We will walk through the town, along the old and narrow streets, between the trading domes and madrasahs, workshops and mosques. The old city center Lyabi Houz with unique atmosphere of city life, the ancient Fortress Ark the silent witness of all Emirs of Bukhara, the second mausoleum in Muslim world built during the government of Samanid dynasty, will tell us the story of the area.
Break for lunch
Continue of the city tour. We will find a time and visit one of the most intersting carpet workshops of Bukhar. The owner will tell us the story of carpets of Bukhara
Dinner
Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Bukhara - Shakhrisabz – Samarkand -368 km



Morning after breakfast drive to Samarkand en route we stop in the town of Shakhrisabz - the birthplace and home town of Central Asia’s famous ruler - the Great Amir Temur or as he known in the West - Tamerlane.
We stop for lunch in the local house and before we leave Shakhrisabz we will visit Ak Saroy Palace – the White palace, built by Tamerlan, for royal representative of his dynasty. From the palace we will walk to Dorus Saidat complex and the Friday mosque Kok Gumbaz built by Shakhruh the grandson of Tamerlane
After the sightseeing, we continue the journey to Samarkand
Arrival to Samarkand. Check in the hotel.
Dinner
Overnight at hotel

Day 06: Samarkand



Samarkand is the star of the East, will open the doors of the history for us. Will tell us the story of Registan Square, the heart of Samarkand. The fresh air of Samarkand will take us for a walk along the street Tashkentskaya down to the old Friday mosque Bibi Khanum and the market Siab. The unique memorial complex Shakhi Zinda in it's shining ceramic portals decipher for us hidden inscription
Break for lunch
The mausoleum of Tamarlane - Guri Emir, especially fantastic in the afternoon, is the essential part of our tour today. The scientific views of Mirzo Ulugbek, the grandson of Tamerlane, his great work and construction, we find out on the hill Qukhak, there the remains of the observatory were discovered in the beginning of the 20th century
Dinner in the local house
Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Samarkand – Tashkent – 300km



This morning we start the journey to Tashkent about 5 hours drive.
Upon arrival to Tashkent we stop in the local restaurant for lunch
After lunch check in the hotel
Afternoon tour around new part Tashkent, the symbol of Independent Uzbekistan, the shining square of Tashkent - Mustakillik. The subway of Tashkent - marble and ceramic decorated stations like palaces, kindly invite us for a train journey.
Dinner
Overnight at hotel

Day 08: Tashkent – Departure

Transfer to the airport for the departure flight
End of tour