Uzbekistan in grande stile

Destinations: Tashkent – Chimgan – Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Tashkent – Fergana (Margilan, Rishtan, Kokand) – Tashkent

Day 1: Arrive Tashkent

Arrive Tashkent. Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Lunch. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Tashkent for 4 hrs: a visit to the Amir Timur Square, Theatre Squatre with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, People’s Friendship Palace with Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square. Dinner. Night in Tashkent.

Day 2: Tashkent – Chimgan – Urgench (Khiva)

Breakfast at the hotel. One day trip to Chimgan Mountain of Western Tian Shan. Back to Tashkent, transfer to the airport and fly to Urgench at 18:00. Arrive Urgench and drive to Khiva (30 km), hotel check – in. Dinner. Night in Khiva.

Day 3: Khiva

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day for sightseeing of Khiva – morning s/s tour including visits to the inner town of khan Kala (V-XX CC) with Kalta Minor Minaret, Shirgazi khan Madrassah, Djuma Mosque, Tash Hauli Palace, Muhamad Amin khan Madrassah, Divan Begi Madarassah. Lunch. Time for rest. Afternnon s/s for 2 hrs along: Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, Islam Khodja Minaret, Abduulla khan Madrassah. Dinner. Night in Khiva.

Day 4: Khiva – Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Early drive to Bukhara via the Kizil-kum desert (460 km). Stop en route near the Amu Darya River. Arrive Bukhara, hotel check-in. Dinner. Night in Bukhara.

Day 5: Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day s/s tour of Bukhara. Morning portion of city tour for 4 hrs with visits to the Ark Fortress (V-XIX CC), Bolo Hauz Mosque(XVII C), Lunch. Rest for 2 hrs. Afternoon portion of s/s tour on foot along the old part of the city from Poi- Kalyan complex with Kalyan Minaret (XII C) through orient bazaars with three trade domes of Toki Zargaron (XV C), Toki Sarrafon (XVI C), Toki Telpak Furushon (XVI C) to the Lyabi Hauz complex (XVI -XVII CC). Dinner in Nadir Divan Begi Madrassah with folklore show. Night in Bukhara.

Day 6: Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing outside Bukhara: Bagautdin Nakhshbandi Complex, Sitorai Mokhi Khosa -Summer Residence of the last Emir of Bukhara. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the Chor Bakr Complex of Mausoleums (14 km ), back to Bukhara and a visit to the Chor Minor Madrassah. Dinner. Night in Bukhara.

Day 7: Bukhara – Samarkand

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Samarkand (270 km). Stop en route at the Rabat Malik Caravan Saray and Imam Al Bukhari Complex. Arrive Samarkand, hotel check-in. Dinner. Night in Samarkand.

Day 8: Samarkand

Breakfast at the hotel. AM sightseeing tour of Samarkand for 4 hrs: the Ulugbek Observatory (XV C), excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiyab, Tombstone of Saint Danyar, Shakhi Zinda necropolis (XI – XV CC). Lunch. Afternoon s/s for 2 hours visiting the Gur-Emir mausoleum (XIV C), Rukhabad mausoleum (XIV – XI CC), Khodja Akhrar Complex (XVII C). Dinner. Night in Samarkand.

Day 9: Samarkand

Breakfast at the hotel. A 2 hour visit to the carpet factory named “Samarkand-Bukhara Silk Carpets”, Khazrat Khizir mosque (VII C), Saint Alexey Cathedral.Lunch. Free time for rest. Afternoon s/s of Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV CC), orient bazaar. Dinner. Night in Samarkand.

Day 10: Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand 

Breakfast at the hotel. One day trip to Shakhrisabz (150 km). Arrive Shakhrisabz and sightseeing for 2 hours – Complex of Darus Saodat and Dorut Tilovat, Orient Saunas. Lunch. S/S of Ak-Saray Palace for 1 hour, transfer back to Samarkand. Dinner. Night in Samarkand.

Day 11: Samarkand – Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Tashkent (320 km). Arrive Tashkent and check-in into the hotel. Lunch. Sightseeing of Timurids History Museum, evening theater visit either for Opera or Ballet performance. Dinner. Night in Tashkent.

Day 12: Tashkent – Fergana

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport and fly to Fergana at 09:55 am (D=350km, T=1.5 hrs of flight). Arrive Fergana, hotel check-in. Lunch. Afternoon guided tour to Margilan town (17 km from Fergana) including visiting a silk factory “Yodgorlik” using hand technology for silk productions. You will see the whole stage of the production, beginning with making silk threads from cocoons of silk worms and finishing with a visit to the weaving room. In the shop of this factory you can buy silk articles made here in the factory (like khan-atlas, bekassam, adras etc.).

Drive on to Rishtan (D=40km) for sightseeing at a ceramic factory and get acquainted with the technology of ceramic production. A visit to the ceramic artisans family where local people still make ceramic articles by hand. Here you can also purchase earthen toys and “lagans” (big earthen plates). Back to Fergana, Dinner. Night in Fergana.

Day 13: Fergana – Kokand – Fergana

Breakfast in the hotel. One day trip to Kokand town which is 90 km from Fergana for sightseeing including visiting the Khudoyarkhan Palace (CXIX), Jome Mosque, and the tomb of Nadir Divanbegi for 3 hours. Lunch. Afternoon transfer back to Fergana and visit the traditional market. Dinner. Night in Fergana.

Day 14: Fergana – Tashkent

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport and fly to Tashkent. Arrive Tashkent, transfer to the hotel Poytaht. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the oriental Chorsu bazaar and Tashkent Metro, walk along the “Broadway” street. Farewell dinner. Night in Tashkent.

Day 15: Depart Tashkent

Early transfer to the airport and depart Tashkent. End of the tour.

*Please note that this is the sample of itinerary and we can tailor any tour based on your request. Price upon request. Thanks!

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