Pearls of the ancient Silk Road

 10 days / 9 nights

The oldest cities of Uzbekistan Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Khiva and Shahrisabz were important cities on the trade routes of the Great Silk Road. Appeared in the 2nd century BC Silk Road connecting China and the Middle East, was not only an important trade route, but was also reason for active cultural exchange between East and West. And, of course, it is impossible not to mention the influence of the Silk Road to the history, culture and architecture of Central Asia.
Samarkand, with its 27 century old history of one of the oldest cities in the world, still surprises the eye with its magnificent buildings from the medieval architecture. Rich culture and unique architectural monuments are gorgeous even today! Bukhara, as old as Samarkand, opens its doors for the lovers of antiquity. Each stone in this city breathes with history. On this earth have lived and created great scientists like doctor and scientist Avicenna, and historian Narshakhi. Khiva, whose townscape took shape in the 17th Century, holds architectural gems behind its mud walls, welcoming the visitors.
Discover the dream of the ancient Orient!

   

 Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Shahrisabz - Samarkand -Tashkent 

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to hotel. The city tour in Tashkent after lunch: Museum of History of Uzbekistan, Theatrical Square, madrasah Kukeldash and Chor- Su bazaar. Dinner. Night at 4 * hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent- Urgench - Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer early in the morning to airport for flight to Urgench (1.5 hour flight). Arrival in the Urgench airport and drive to Khiva (30 km). Accommodation at the hotel and start the city tour in Khiva : madrassah and minaret Kalta Minor, Kunya Ark fortress , madrasah MukhamadrakhimKhan and mausoleum Pakhlavan Makhmud. Lunch in a tea house. Sightseeing after lunch: madrasah and minaret Islam Khodja, Juma Mosque, madrasah Allakulikhan , madrasah Kutlug Murad Inak and Tosh Khovli palace. Dinner. Overnight at 3 * hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Bukhara. (470km, 7-8 hours driving) Lunch break en route. Visit the ruins of Varakhsha citadel nearby to Bukhara. Arrival to Bukhara. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at 3 * hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Bukhara. The city tour before lunch includes: visiting mausoleums of the Samanids and Chashma Ayub, the fortress Ark. Lunch. After lunch, visit the old town of Bukhara: complex Poi Kalyan, mosque Maggoki - Attori and Labi - Khaus complex. Dinner. Overnight at 3 * hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for rest of sightseeing. The morning visits include: summer residence of Bukhara emirs -Sitorai Mokhi Khosa palace, Chor Bakr complex and mausoleum Bagoutdin Nakshbandi. Lunch. In the afternoon visit madrassas Chor Minor and Kosh and the Balyand mosque. Dinner and folk show at madrassah. Overnight at 3 * hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara - Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Samarkand (300km) after breakfast. En route visit the caravanserai Rabat Malik. Arrival to Samarkand . Lunch. Visit the Registan Square after lunch. Dinner. Overnight at 3 * hotel.

Day 7: Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour in Samarkand before lunch: observatory Ulugbek, Afrosiab Museum, mausoleum Khodja Daniyar. Lunch. Go on sightseeing after lunch: Bibi Khanim mosque, necropolis Shakhi Zinda and mausoleum Gur Emir. Dinner. Overnight at 3 * hotel.

Day 8: Samarkand - Shahrisabz -Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast departure to Shahrisabz (150km). Arrival in Shahrisabz, city tour: Ak Saray Palace and Kuk - Gumbaz Mosque. Drive back to Samarkand. Dinner. Overnight at 3 * hotel.

Day 9: Samarkand -Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tashkent (330km, 4.5-5 hour drive) after breakfast. Arrival in Tashkent. After lunch, visit the Khazrat Imom complex and Tashkent subway. Dinner. Night at 4 * hotel.

Day 10: Departure from Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.


The price will be sent at the personal request!