Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand
Upon arrival, you guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the railway station. You will start your tour in Uzbekistan. Here you will get your train to mysterious city Samarkand. Samarkand is one of the oldest cities, coeval with Babylon and Rome and the second biggest city of Uzbekistan. Today you will explore the most attractive places of Samarkand. They are Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. First you will visit Registan square, which attracts millions of people with its three mesmerizing Madrasahs. This highlight of the complex is making visitors admire the unique beauty of these masterpieces of 15-17th centuries. Another wonderful architectural complex is Shakhi-Zindeh to travel today, which is included to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It represents the largest number of mausoleums going back to 11-15th centuries. Next site is Bibi Khanum Mosque, which was constructed for the glory of Tamerlane's wife, after his prosperous fight to India. You will spend night in a hotel.
Day 2: Samarkand - Bukhara
The morning train will take you to travel to Bukhara city and you will continue your tour. Exciting city tour will start from visiting the oldest citadel, which is called Citadel Ark dating from 4th century. It was a residential place in the period of Bukhara Emirate. Next is going to be the pure masterpiece of 9th-10th century art -Samanids mausoleum. Then authentic atmosphere of the town will take you to the extraordinary Chashma Ayub(Spring od Job) and Bolo-Hauz mosque, famous as a mosque of forty columns in Uzbekistan. It was constructed for the glory of Abu-Fayud Khan, the city's governor. Further, you will be lucky to walk along the busy street of shopping domes. Another most outstanding madrasahs is Nodir Divan Begi in the Lyabi House Ensemble, the most popular place of sightseeing in Bukhara. In the end of the tour, you will see mesmerizing Poi Kalon complex consist of three constructions: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah - the unusual examples of artwork dating back to 12th-16th centuries. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 3: Bukhara
Today you will have plenty of time to explore the area around Bukhara during our city tour. You will drive 12km to visit Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex. This is one of the popular place of pilgrimage for Muslim community all over the world since it is the memorial complex of the outstanding Sufi Leader and Philosopher Bahauddin Naqshbandi. Moreover, he was one of the Amir Timur's spiritual supervisors. Today this complex covers burial places of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi, mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, garden with pool, and a madrasah. Later other visit Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex, the residence of Bukhara Emirs, which were popular in Uzbekistan. Here you will see different styles of architecture that many travellers adore. The name of the complex reminds young death of Emir's wife "Star - like and moon- like Palace". The last stop will be Sumiton village, Chor Bakr memorial complex is known as a dead town. The construction of the complex reminds four sides of the Earth and symbolize the equality of human beings. The history of the foundation goes back to 16th century, when Samanids reign was started. You will spend night in a hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara - Khiva
Your journey will continue our tour to the oldest Uzbek city Khiva. The city offers to its travellers exceptional beautiful sites of the history. The history of Khiva closely related with the Khorezmshah's State, whose capital was Urgench near Khiva. Compare to other cities in Uzbekistan, Khiva was the most developed town along the Great Silk Road. According to the 10th century resources, almost all traders from East to West stopped over Khiva. Every time city opened its doors to the long string of caravans and host them in his warm and safe environment, on the territory of Uzbekistan. Today's generation is obliged to save the cultural and historical heritage of ancestor to new coming generation. While going to Khiva from Bukhara, you will drive within outstanding Kyzylkum Desert. You will also see the deepest river Amu Darya. It formed by the joint of Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and leads into Aral Sea. After arrival, you can enjoy the free time. Night will be at hotel.
Day 5: Khiva
After breakfast at the hotel you will explore the oldest city of Uzbekistan, Khiva. First, you will start to travel from inner part of the city-Ichan-Qala. Thick walls protect this most remarkable part of the city in the middle of the town. Ichan -Qala boasts with more than 400 traditional houses and over 60 masterpieces of architecture. Ancient sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais, Bathhouses make Ichan -Qala unusual museum city. The most wonderful monuments of Ichan -Qala are Kunya -Ark fort. Muhammad Arang Khan constructed it in 17th century. Others are minaret Kalta Minor and palace Tash Khouvli, glorious examples of old Khorezm architectural art of 1830s. Night in a hotel in Khiva.
Day 6: Khiva - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva - Tashkent
In the morning, we will go on with our tour and visit Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. These are the remains of ancient civilization. Ayaz Qala served as a fortress during Khorezm State. According to old folklore, it was named for the honor of brave slave warrior Ayaz. The foundation of the castle goes back to II century AD. Another fortress Tuprak Qala was established in I or II century AD and was kept until 6th century. The name Tuprak means clay fort, in ancient time Khorezmian leader Artav used it as a palace. Long-lasting conquering and wars over centuries destroyed the forts. Arrive to Tashkent and rest in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent
Today you will explore Tashkent during your tour, capital city of Uzbekistan including with its historical monuments and modern part of the city. The first site will be Independent Square, which was constructed for the honor of the victory over fascist Germany during the Second World War. Then you will take a short walk to Amir Timur Square via the beautiful local Broadway. Further, 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 and it started first line in 1977. Next wonderful places are Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex, including many madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The most important treasure of this complex is Othman Quran, the oldest copy of the holy Quran dating back to 8th century. The holy book was owned by Othman Ibn Affan. He was one of the four Caliphs who succeeded prophed Muhammad. Nowaday, you can see blood stains spread on the sheets of the book.He was assassinated by his enemies in 8th century. You will spend night in a hotel.
Day 8: Flight
In the morning, your guide and driver will accompany you to the airport. End of your tour.