Arrival in Bukhara
Arrival in Bukhara, meeting with the sign "Uzbekistan Pass", transfer to hotel, accommodation. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Ark Citadel - a city in the city (4th century BC), Bolo House Mosque (beginning of the 20th century) The Poi-Kalon (Pedestal of the Great) architectural ensemble, the religious heart of Sacred Bukhara, consists of the Kalyan minaret, Kalyan mosque and madrasah Miri Arab. Ulugbek Madrasah (1417), Nodir Madrasah - Sofa - Run, Madrassah Abdul Aziz Khan, Magoki Attori Mosque (12-16 centuries), Lyabi House Ensemble (14-17 century), Kosh Madrasah Ensemble (consisting of two opposing Madara-Abdullahan Madrasah (mother of Abdullahan) and Abdullahan Madrasah, Samanid Mausoleum (tomb of representatives of the Samanids dynasty of the late 9th - early 10th century), Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (Spring of Job), Chor Minor (Four minarets). Overnight at the hotel.
Suburban Excursion program in Bukhara
A visit to the mausoleum of Bahoutdin Naqshbandi (XVI-XIX centuries) a Sufi teacher, is considered the founder of the most significant Sufi order of Naqshbandi.
Visit to the necropolis of Chor Bakr. In the necropolis of Chor-Bakr there are burials of sheikhs from the genus of the Dzhuybar Seyyids. The necropolis itself is a rather large architectural complex, listed in the UNESCO catalog. The name of the necropolis “Chor-Bakr” means “Four brothers”, but abroad, the necropolis is better known under the name “City of the Dead”.
A visit to the Sitorai Mohi Khosa Palace (a palace similar to the stars and the moon) - a suburban residence of the Emir of Bukhara, built in the late XIX - early XX centuries.
Overnight at the hotel.
Bukhara - Samarkand (260 km, 4 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Samarkand, through the city of Gijduvan. Arrival in Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel. Visiting venues for celebrations and celebrating Navruz, you can take part in festivities and celebrations.
According to popular beliefs, a lot on this holiday depends on the arrival of the first person in the house. The first guest of the new year should have a quiet and kind character, with a good sense of humor, with a good name and reputation, and most importantly - have a "happy foot", that is, bring good luck to the house.
Ever since ancient times, in Uzbekistan, Navruz hosted large festivities, holiday bazaars. Many traditions have survived to this day.
The main among the customs of celebrating Navruz in Uzbekistan is the New Year's treat “sumalak” - a dish prepared on a wood fire from flour and sprouted wheat grains, sometimes with spices. Sprouted grain symbolizes life, warmth, abundance and health.
Overnight at the hotel.
Excursion program to Samarkand
Morning visit to Siab Bazaar - the largest bazaar in Samarkand
Free time to buy souvenirs and oriental sweets.
Registan Square is one of the outstanding examples of urban planning art in Central Asia, which developed in the 17th century and consists of three madrassas - Ulugbek (1417-1420), Sher-Dor (1619-1636) and Tilla-Kari (1647-1660) .). On it you can "turn over the pages" of the thousands of stories of Samarkand.
Mausoleum of Guri Emir - the tomb of Tamerlane (14-15 century) - the place where Amir Temur, his sons and grandchildren are buried.
Ulugbek Observatory (15th century) - Ulugbek's scientific works were created thanks to the unique observatory that he erected in Samarkand. The main stationary tool was a giant quadrant, placed inside a cylindrical building with a diameter of 48 m (the remains of the foundation, or rather trenches from it, were found during archaeological research).
Bibi Khanum Mosque is the largest in Central Asia and one of the largest in the entire Muslim world. It is on this building that everyone who enters the city gazes gaze upon. Huge, majestic, silent ...
Visit to the Mausoleum of the Prophet Daniel - The Prophet Daniel is revered by three world religions. He is one of the four great Israeli prophets in Judaism, a prophet whose book was included in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and the prophet of Islamic tradition. Legend has it that Timur moved part of the remains of Daniel, namely his hand, to Samarkand.
The architectural complex of Shahi - Zinda (11-15th century) is the burial place of royalty and nobles. But the main mausoleum, from where the necropolis begins, is considered the imaginary grave of the cousin of the prophet Muhammad - Kusam Ibn-Abbas. He was called “Shahi Zinda”, which in Persian means “Living King”.
Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Samarkand - Moscow (end of tour)
Breakfast in the hotel. Free time until 12:00, departure from the hotel. A visit to the Carpet Factory, a visit to the home of artisans, study of the manufacture of Paper in the Manual ancient way. Free time for buying souvenirs. In the evening transfer to the airport. Departure to Moscow.