Uzbekistan Tour 5

 Uzbekistan Tour 5, Tours in Uzbekistan

Tour structure:
Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand
Day 2: Samarkand - Bukhara
Day 3: Bukhara
Day 4: Bukhara - Khiva
Day 5: Khiva
Day 6: Khiva - Tashkent
Day 7: Tashkent
Day 8: Flight

Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand
After arrival to the airport, your guide will welcome you and accompany to Tashkent railway station and start your travel adventure. There you will take morning train formerly capital of Tamerlane's state. Wonderful city Samarkand lies in the Zerafshan river valley. Samarkand is the second biggest city of Uzbekistan and believed to be as old as Babylon and Rome. The sightseeing tour will start from Registan square, it has unique atmosphere, when you get to the square, three admirable madrasahs make you look the mesmerizing beauty forever. This architectural masterpiece's history goes back to 15th-17th century. Later you will visit Shakhi-Zindeh, Guri Emir Mausoleum and Mosque Bibi Khanum.  Complex Shakhi-Zindeh is one of the Heritages of UNESCO; it was constructed during the 11th-15th century. Bibi Khanum Mosque is Tamerlane's wife mosque. He built it after his victorious battle in India. You will spend night in a hotel.

Day 2: Samarkand - Bukhara
In the morning, you will take Samarkand-Bukhara train to continue your tour in Uzbekistan. Today fantastic city Bukhara will open its door for you and you can travel and enjoy it. You will explore city starting from the oldest citadel of the city. It is called Citadel Ark, constructed during 4th century. It was a residential place for many dynasties of famous Bukhara Emirate.  Next is Samanids mausoleum, it is the most exceptional monument of 9th-10th century's architecture. Then, we will go to Chashma Ayub, known as Job's well and mosque of Bolo-Hauz. Another name Bolo-Hauz is the mosque of forty columns. It was constructed as a symbol of Abu-Fayud Khan, the governor of Bukhara. Later you will find yourself in a street of magical shopping domes and visit outstanding Lyabi House Ensemble. It is the must be sightseeing of Bukhara. Here you will visit marvelous madrasahs like Nodir Divan. Begi. In the end of the tour, you will enjoy the unique view of the Poi Kalon complex consist of three constructions, the unusual examples of artwork dating back to 12th-16th centuries. Night in a hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara
This day will be devoted to uncover the outskirts during your Bukhara tour. You will travel about 20munites to get Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex. It is a memorial complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Because of his importance in Islamic World, this place serves as a pilgrim place for Muslim community from different parts of the world. Moreover, Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the spiritual advisors of Amir Timur. Nowadays, this complex represents mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, garden with pool, madrasah, and burial places of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Bakhauddin Nakshbandi himself. Next, you will visit a royal house of Bukhara Emirs - Sitora Mohi Hosa complex. Here you can see variety of architectural styles. The name of the place is symbolizing the early death of Emir's young wife, Sitorai Mohi Hosa means "Star - like and moon- like Palace". Then, we will visit Chor Bakr memorial complex at the Sumiton village, famous all over in Uzbekistan. Style of the complex reminds the four sides of the globe and address the equality of human beings. You will spend night in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara - Khiva
After breakfast, transfer to Khiva. Khiva boasts with its old history which you will learn in depth during your tours. The story of the city goes far back to Khorezmshah's State, which used to have a capital in Urgench before. On the way travelling to Khiva, you will see the deepest river in Central Asia- Amu Darya. It starts in Tajikistan with the joint of Panj and Vakhsh Rivers and flows to Aral Sea. While you drive, you will also have an opportunity to see endless Kyzyl Kum desert. After arrival, you have free time to relax. According to the 10th century sources, Khiva was most developed city along the Silk Road. Long caravans, exhausted traders from Chine had a break in the limits of welcoming city. Nowadays, many efforts have made to preserve the ancient history of the city to the new generation. Overnight in a hotel in Khiva.

Day 5: Khiva
In the morning, you will start you astonishing sightseeing in Khiva, one of the ancient cities in Uzbekistan. You probably know that Khiva is the oldest city among others. Most significant part of the city is the middle of the town - Ichan Qala, it is surrounded by thick walls. Ichan -Qala is famous for including more than 400 traditional houses and over 60 masterpieces of architecture in its boundaries. It makes Ichan-Qala special city-museum. There are centuries old palaces, sound buildings, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouse. The most important monuments are Kunya -Ark fort constructed by Muhammad Arang Khan from17th century.  Others are Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, the stunning examples of old Khorezm architectural art of 1830s.  Night in a hotel.

Day 6: Khiva - Tashkent
Upon arrival to Tashkent, your guide will take you to capital city of Uzbekistan. Today you will explore Tashkent, including with its historical monuments and more modern part of the city. The first will be Independent Square, which was constructed for the honor of the victory over fascist Germany during the Second World War. It is the main square of the city, where all festival and other public celebrations take place. Then you will take a short walk to Amir Timur Square through the beautiful Broadway. Later there is a chance to take a ride on Tashkent subway. City metro considered to be one of the most beautiful subways in the world. Next significant places are Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex, which includes many madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The most remarkable site of this complex is Othman Quran, the oldest copy of the holy Quran dating back to 8th century. The holy back was owned by Othman Ibn Affan, one of the four Caliphs who succeeded prophed Muhammad. Nowaday, you can see blood stains spread on the sheets of the book, while his enemies murdered him in 8th century. Overight in a hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent
Today you will explore the rest of the sightseeing in the city. The Courage Monument will be the first site to discover. This is a memorial complex, constructed as a symbol of the eradication of the outcomes of the Tashkent earthquake. Next Zangi Ota memorial complex will follow the itinerary, in accordance to the local legend, Zangi-Oota was a herder and was outstanding by his inteligence and good deeds. Later you will enjoy the excusion in the State Museum of Timurid's history. It is rich in archealogical findings like jewelry, musical instruments, weapons, various coins, paintings, documents, historical manuscripts and clothing of Timurid's period. There are more than 3000 artefacts kept in this museum. Today's tour will be concluded by the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan. This museum is a huge storehouse of the cultural wealth of Uzbek people. You can see old national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets, woodcarving and many other cultural items. You will spend night in a hotel.

Day 8: Flight
After having breakfast, your guide and driver drive you to airport.