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On the Great Silk Road

9 days, 8 Nights | Хорезм, Бухара, Самарканд, Ташкент
Tour program:
Day 1, Moscow-Urgench - Khiva
Departure from Moscow. Arrival in Urgench at 21:00, meeting with the Uzbekistan Pass sign. Transfer to Khiva (30km), hotel accommodation. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2, Khiva tour
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour, with a visit to the architectural complex of Ichan Kala (12-19 centuries): Kunya Ark Citadel (16-17th century), residences of the last Khan, including Ismail Haji Mausoleum, Muhammad Amin Khan Madrasah, Muhammad-Rahimkhan Madrasah, Juma mosque (10th century), Juma Mosque Minaret, Shergazikhan Madrasah, Said Alinoud Murad - tour. The architectural complex of Pahlavan Makhmud: Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud (14-18 centuries), Minaret of Islamhodzhi, Ak-mosque, Bani Anushahan, Caravanserai of Allakulikhan, Alpakulikhan Madrasah (1834-1835). Tash-Khovli Palace (19th century), Kalta-Minar Minaret, and other attractions of Khiva. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3, Khiva - Bukhara (440 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Moving to Bukhara passes through the Kyzylkum desert, along the way you can admire the great Central Asian river Amu Darya, exotic desert landscapes will open for you. You can admire the dunes and caravans of wild camels roaming the desert! Arrival in Bukhara, accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4, Bukhara - walking tour
Breakfast in the hotel. Ark Citadel - a city in the city (4th century BC), Bolo House Mosque (beginning of the 20th century) Poi-Kalon (Great Pedestal) 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). Free time. Overnight at the hotel
Day 5, Excursion program to Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit to the mausoleum of Bakhoutdin 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”. 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. Free time to buy souvenirs and gifts, visit the shopping domes. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6, Bukhara - Samarkand (260 km, 4 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Samarkand, through the city of Gijduvan with a tour of the Ulugbek Madrasah, Mazar Abd-al-Halyk Gizhduvani and a visit to the workshop of a famous potter (without a guide). Arrival in Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7, Excursion program to Samarkand
Breakfast in the hotel. Mausoleum of Guri Emir - the tomb of Tamerlane (14-15 century) - the place where Amir Temur, his sons and grandchildren are buried. 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. 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 ... 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.
Day 8, Samarkand - Tashkent (Afrosiab train, 350 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit to Siab Bazaar - the largest bazaar in Samarkand 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. 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). 17:00 Transfer to Tashkent (2 hours), Afrosiab train 19:00 arrival, transfer to hotel, hotel accommodation. Free time for rest. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9, Tour in Tashkent. End of the tour.
Opera and Ballet Theater named after Alisher Navoi, tour of Amir Timur Square: State Museum of Timurids, Amir Timur Square in the center of which is a monument to the great commander Amir Temur, famous Tashkent chimes and Uzbekistan Hotel (Intourist), Palace of Forums, Broadway - artists alley with cheap souvenirs for sale, as well as fountains and modern monuments of the capital, Alai Bazaar. Continuation of the excursion program in Tashkent: Independence Square, where: the monuments of Independence and the Happy Mother, the Ezgulik arch (Arch of good and noble aspirations) with ascending storks, a memorial to the Great Patriotic War; Memorial complex "Courage" - It is the only architectural and art complex dedicated to the theme of eliminating the consequences of the Tashkent earthquake of 1966 Next, an excursion around the old city: Visit the Khasti Imam complex: consisting of the Barak Khan Madrasah, Till Sheikh Mosque - the repository of the famous Koran Osman and the golden hair of the Prophet Muhammad; Madrasah of Abdulkasym Transfer to Tashkent Airport. Departure home.

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