Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.
Sightseeing along Tashkent: Old city, Barak-Khan Madrassah (XVI c.), Yunus-Khan Mausoleum, Kaffal-al-Shashi
Mazar Mausoleum (XVI c), Kukeldash Madrassah (XVIII), Museum of Applied Art, Independence Square, Peoples
Friendship Square, metro, the building of National Theatre of opera and ballet, orient bazaar and shopping.
After lunch transfer to Samarkand (350 km, ~ 5 hrs). Accommodation in hotel for 2 nights.
Sightseeing in Samarkand: Registan square - the "heart" of Samarkand - ensemble of 3 majestic madrassahs
XIV-XVI c.c.) – Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tillya Qory, Bibi-Khanum the gigantic cathedral Mosque (XV c.),
Gur-Emir Mausoleum of Timur (Tamerlan), his sons and grandson Ulugbek (XV c.). Tamerlan’s grandson Ulugbek’s
the well-known ruler and astronomer-scientist observatory (1420 y.) - the remains of an immense (30 m. tall)
astrolabe for observing stars position, Shakhi-Zinda – “The Living King” (XI-XVIII c.c.) Necropolis of
Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab
Transfer to Bukhara (300 km, 5 hrs). Excursion program in Bukhara: Chashma Ayub Mazar (graveyard) (XIV-XIX c.c.), Poi-Kalan complex
(XI-XVI c.c.),Miri-Arab madrassah (XVI c.), Lyabi-Hauz complex (XVI-XVII c.c.)..accommodation in hotel for 2 nights.
Continue of the excursion: Mausoleum of Samanids (IX-X c.c.), Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah (XVI c.), Ark -
ancient fortress (VI-VII c.c.), Chor-Minor minaret (XVIII c.), Sitorai Mokhi Khosa - "Palace of Moon and
Stars" - summer residence of the last Bukhara Emir (XIX c).
Drive through Kyzyl-Kum desert to Khiva (500 km; ~ 8 hrs). En route a short stop for walking along Kyzyl-Kum
desert and on a picturesque bank of Amudarya river.
Sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan-Kala – the city-museum on open-air, protected by UNESCO, Kalta-Minor minaret
(XIX c.), Kunya Ark fortress (XVII c.) - a former residence of Khiva khans, Pakhlavan Mahmud (XIV-XIX c.c.)
- the complex of national hero and poet, Islam Khodja madrassah and minaret (1908 y.), Juma mosque (X-XVIII
ń.ń.), Tash-Hauli and Allakuli Khan palaces (XVIII-XIX c.c.), bazaar market where it is
possible to buy world-known Khiva carpets. Afternoon flight to Tashkent. Accommodation in hotel for 1
Departure from Tashkent.