Arrival to Tashkent by HY 552 flight at 03:20 ; Meet up ESG and transfer to Samarkand (350 km) by coach. Breakfast at local cafe. Upon arrival to Samarkand take a light lunch. Check in to the hotel and have a FREE TIME. At 16:00 visit Registan square (XVII c) including Ulugbek Madrassah (1417-1420), Sher-Dor Madrassah (1619-1636), Tillya-Kori (1647-1660) Madrassah; Bibi-Khanum mosque (XVc.), famous Oriental bazaar – Siyaab. Diner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Start of sightseeing tour in "Eden of the Orient"- that name was given to Samarkand by the philosophers and poets of the past.
Today you will see this famous city in all its beauty :Gur-Emir mausoleum , Shokhi-Zinda (XII-XVc) architectural assemble, Ulugbek observatory(XVc.) and also you will visit the famous place of Samarkand- the Saint Daniel tomb. Take you Friday’s pryer – Namaz at Imam Al-Bukhari mosque. All places you’ll visit full of magic, rich story and legends…
Overnight at the group hotel in Samarkand. (B, L, D)
After breakfast you drive to Bukhara (360km, 6-7 hours) via Gijduvan. Gijduvan is a town in the Bukhara Province. Historically, Gijduvan is used to be an educational, religious, and cultural center for Gijduvan and the province. One of the three madrasahs built by Ulugh Beg is in Gijduvan (the others are in Samarkand and Bukhara). The tomb and memorial of a prominent Central Asian philosopher Abduholik Gijduvoni is also located in this city Gijduvan is famous for its local cuisine and is considered to have the best fish frying and shashlik making techniques. Visit ceramic shop of Abdulla Narzullaev. After lunch you continue to Bukhara, check in the hotel. Overnight at the group hotel in Bukhara. (B, L, D)
After breakfast beginning of the city tour. Bukhara is the real Oriental fairy-tale, city with small romantic streets, which unsurpassed has preserved the beauty and charm of the ancient walls.
Monuments here are located close to each other and that's why sightseeing tour will be organized without use of vehicle.
Today you will see: Samanids' dynasty mausoleum (IX-X cc), Chashma-Ayub burial-vault (XIV-XIX cc), Kalon ensemble, Madrassah Miri-Arab, Madrassah Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, Lyabi Hauz complex (XVI-XVII), Kukeldash Madrassah (1568), Arc Fortress (VI-VIIcc), Chor-Minor Madrassah.
Don't forget to visit trade domes of ancient Bukhara bazaar-even in case you won't buy any souvenir or Bukhara ancient adornment (that is highly unlikely)you will get many pleasant impressions and gain extensive insight about Orient and its inhabitants. Overnight at the group hotel in Bukhara. (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast. This day we will do a piligrim tour to grave of great Sufi teacher - Imam Tarikatti Shakh Mukhammad Bahau-d Din An Nakshbandi al-Uvaysi al Bukhari (the founder of "nakshbandiya" branch). We will visit graves of this people and talk with their followers, listen to mystic stories about them. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the local airport. Take a flight to the Tasheknt by HY 22 09 :55 – 11 :25; Upon arrival start a half day sightseeing of Tashkent. Old part of the city: an architectural complex "Khazret-Imam" incl. necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi who was one of the first Muslim imams and famous divine and poet (16th c), "Barak-khan Medressa" - built by Suyunidj-khan - the first ruler of Uzbek dynasty of Sheibanid's (16th c), "Tellya Sheikh Medressa" also called "Khast Imom Mosque" where Osman Quran VIIc- the world's oldest is kept (19th c), "Juma Mosque" (15-19th cc), Lunch. "Monument of Courage" - the epicenter of Tashkent earthquake of 1966."Abdulkasim Medressa" now is the centre for traditional arts with attractive souvenirs by local artisans (19th c).
Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Take a flight to the home country by HY 551 flight at 08 00 – 18 35 ; END OF THE SERVICES.