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Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva – Bukhara – Nurata – Yangigazgan – Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Tashkent

Day 1 Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting with the guide at the airport.
Transfer to “Uzbekistan” hotel ****. Free time.
Lunch. Sightseeing tour around Tashkent (including Applied art museum, Timurid’s museum, old town, Khasty-Imam complex: madrasah, mosque, Kafal-Shashi mausoleum, monument for earthquake in 1966, Abdulkasim madrasah (handicraft center). Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2 Tashkent-Urgench- Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel.
9am: Tashkent subway, Amir Timur’s monument.
10am: transfer to the airport.
11:30am: Departure to Urgench by flight HY 1053.
1:10pm: arrival in Urgench, transfer to Khiva (25 km).
3pm: Lunch. Tour around Khiva. Dinner. Overnight at “Khorezm***” or similar hotel.

Day 3 Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel.
9am: full day sightseeing tour around Khiva (“Ichan-Kala” (“city inside the city”), ancient citadel of Khiva city including “Kunya-Ark” (XIX), “Juma mosque” (XVIII), “Ark mosque” (XVII). Lunch. Free time. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight at “Khorezm***” or similar hotel.
Day 4 Khiva-Bukhara
7:15am: Breakfast at the hotel.
8am: transfer to Bukhara (450 km) via Kizil-Kum desert.
3pm: arrival in Bukhara. Lunch. Free time.
8pm: dinner. Overnight in the “Bukhara Palace****” hotel.

Day 5 Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel.
9am: full day sightseeing tour around Bukhara. Remains of city wall and gates of Bukhara city (XVI), Great Ark (citadel of all rulers of Bukhara) near to Registan square (XVIII-XIX) including throne of the ruler, galleries, prison cell; ”Bolo-Khauz” mosque (XV), mausoleum “Ismail Samani” (IX-X) (the first Moslem mausoleum in Central Asia, family crypt of sultan Ismail Samani), mausoleums “Chashma-Ayub».
1pm: lunch.Sightseeing. Architectural ensembles “Poi-Kalon” and “Ljabi-Khauz”.
Dinner. Overnight in the “Bukhara Palace” hotel.

Day 6 Bukhara-Gijduvan-Nurata-Yangigazgan
Breakfast at the hotel. 9am: transfer to Nurata (200 km).
10am: Photo stop at “Karahanid’s” minaret in Vabkent (1197y.)
10:45am: arrival to Gijduvan, sightseeing (Ulugbek’s Madrasah, mausoleum - Abdul Holik Gijduvani, ceramics center).
1pm: Lunch
4:15pm: arrival, visit of Nurata mosque “Chashma” with the pool of “1000 sacred fish”.
6pm: Arrival to Yangigazgan village (60 km), transfer to the Yurta base.
7:30pm: dinner on the open air with the Kazakh songs.
Overnight in the Yurta (national house).

Day 7 Yangigazgan-Samarkand
9am: Breakfast at the hotel.
10am: Ñamel riding in the desert
12:30pm: Lunch in the Yurta-house.
1:30pm: transfer to Samarkand (260 km) via Aidarkul lake (tour over lake 30 min.)
6pm: arrival in Samarkand. Transfer to the "Afrosiyob Palace****” hotel. Welcome drinks.
8pm: dinner in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 8 Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel,
9am: full day sightseeing tour around Samarkand (observatory of Ulugbek (XV) with the huge sextant, museum “Afrosiab” (excavation site), “Bibi-Khanum” the biggest mosque in Central Asia (XIV), Orient bazaar.
1pm: lunch in the hotel.
Continuation of the Samarkand sightseeing tour (“Gur-Emir” mausoleum (XV) (Timur’s family crypt), Registan square (includes three madrasahs).
8pm: diner in the hotel. Overnight in the "Afrosiyob Palace” hotel.

Day 9 Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel
9am: transfer to Shakhrisabz (90 km).
11:30am: arrival in Shakhrisabz. Sightseeing tour around the town (“Ok-Saray”, “Kuk-Gumbaz” mosque, “Doru Tilovat” complex).
1pm: lunch in Shakhrisabz.
2:30pm: return to Samarkand. Free time. Dinner. Overnight in the "Afrosiyob Palace” hotel.

Day 10 Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel
9am: Samarkand sightseeing tour (necropolis of “Shakhi-Zinda” (XI-XV) and ancient cemetery, “Saint Daniel” mausoleum, History Museum of Samarkand. Lunch.
Continuation of the sightseeing tour. Visit to Khodja Akhrar mosque and “Nodir Divan Begi” madrasah (XVII), Art Gallery in the ancient Russian church “Gregorievsky” (XIX).

8pm: Farewell Gala Dinner. Overnight in the "Afrosiyob Palace” hotel.

Day 11 Samarkand-Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Tashkent (300km). Lunch in Tashkent.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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