Visit Uzbekistan where for more than two millennia, along fascinating the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has been home to ancient cities and architecture. Starting in Tashkent, this tours visits Khiva, Bokhara, Smarkaland and a host of places along the way.
Welcome to Tashkent! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.
After meeting with your tour guide and rest of your group members, you will start the sightseeing tour of Tashkent. Visit the old city part of Tashkent with the Khazret-Imam Mosque, which houses the world's oldest Koran dating back to the 7th century, only 19 years after Muhammad's death. We will also visit the Chorsu bazaar, continue to the center of Tashkent with Amir Temur Square, Independence Square, Kukeldash Madrassah, Amir Timur Museum and Applied Arts Museum. In the afternoon we transfer to Tashkent domestic airport for our flight to Urgench airport where you'll be transferred to your hotel in Khiva.
After breakfast we will explore Khiva and our first stop is a UNESCO World Heritage site Itchan Kala fortress. In Itchan Kala fortress visit Kunya-Ark Citadel, Sayid Allauddin Mausoleum, Oq Masjid Mosque, Shergazi Khan Madrasah, Djuma Mosque, Allakuli Khan Madrasah, Tash Hauli Palace, Mausoleum of Makhmud Pakhlavan, Islam Khoja Minaret, Muhammad Amin Khan Madrasa and Kalta Minor Minaret. Free time in the afternoon. Early evening we will transfer to Urgench airport for our flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival in Bukhara we will be transferred to your hotel.
In the morning we start a walking sightseeing tour of the Historic Centre of Bukhara, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Bukhara Trading Domes, Poi-Kalyan Ensemble, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek Madrasah, Lyabi-Hauz Ensemble, Abdullaziz Khan Madrasah, Ark Fortress, Bolo Hauz Complex, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum and the Chor Minor Madrasah.
Today we drive out of the city to Sitorai Mohi Xosa Palace the summer residence of Bukhara's last emir amd then head to the Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum, Chor-Bakr Necropolis, Ismail Samani Mausoleums. In the afternoon depart for Samarkand, stopping on the way at the Caravanserai Rabat Malik dating back to 11th century. We arrive at Samarkand late in the afternoon.
Our first visit of Samarkand is the spectacular Registan Square then we will continue the day with visits to remains of Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Ulugh Beg Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, the Siab Bazaar and Gur-Emir Mausoleum the authentic shrine of Tamerlane.
We start the day with an easy morning and check-out from the hotel and continue your sightseeing of Samarkand. Visit Afrosiyob Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil Village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. After the tour we will head to the railway station for our return journey to Tashkent and take the high-speed Afrosiyob train to Tashkent. We will be picked up and transferred to the hotel.
Our tour concludes and your time is free until you are transferred to the airport