Tour Program

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Meeting at Tashkent airport. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Rest after a long flight. Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the guide and other group participants at 09:30. Start of the sightseeing tour around Tashkent at 10:00: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum. Lunch at the Plov Centre, tasting Tashkent plov cooked with sesame oil. After lunch continuation of sightseeing program in Tashkent: Kukeldash Madrasah, the oldest bazaar of Tashkent - Chorsu, Museum of Applied Arts, Tashkent Metro. Evening meal at National Cuisine Centre (recommended dish is naryn). Transfer to the rail station for night train №56 Tashkent - Urgench (20:15-12:53). Overnight in the train.
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Train
Day
2
Itinerary
Breakfast in train. Arrival to Urgench at 12:22. Meeting at the station. Transfer to Khiva and check-in to the hotel. Lunch at National house (recommended dishes are Khivan plov, and typical Khorezmian dish - tukhum-barak). Guided sightseeing tour around Khiva (Ichan-Kala ‘inner city’ historic old city): Kunya-Ark Fortress, Islam Khoja Minaret and Madrasah, Avesta Museum. Master-class for cooking gumma (patties) and evening meal at restaurant. Overnight rest in hotel.
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Hotel
Day
3
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Breakfast in hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Khiva: Tash Khauli-Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammad Amin-Khan Minaret and Madrasah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex. Transfer to ponds for tasting fried fresh-caught fish. Back to Khiva. Leisure time. Dinner at the restaurant (recommended dish is Khorezm kebab). Overnight rest in hotel.
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Hotel
Day
4
Itinerary
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer across the Kyzyl-Kum Desert and along the Amudarya River to Bukhara. Lunch en route. Arrival in Bukhara. Leisure time. Evening meal at restaurant (recommended dish is meat). Overnight rest in hotel.
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Hotel
Day
5
Itinerary
Breakfast in hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Bukhara: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chasm Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, Ulugbek Madrasah. Lunch at a restaurant for tasting Bukharan plov. After lunch visiting the Silk Road Spices tea house for tea-party: tasting teas prepared from herbs and spices, and traditional Bukharan sweets. After tea-party guided sightseeing: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Folklore show in Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah. Evening meal at National House (recommended dishes are dolma, Bukharan samsa). Overnight rest in hotel.
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Hotel
Day
6
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Breakfast in hotel. Out-of-town guided sightseeing tour (4 km from Bukhara): Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace, memorial complex of the Islamic saint Baha-ud-Din Naqshband, Chor-Bakr Memorial Complex. Lunch at Uzbek chaykhona, tandyr-kabob (meat baked in tandyr oven) and shashlyk tasting. After lunch transfer to Samarkand. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Wine tasting in old winery named after Khovrenko. Master class in cooking manty at traditional House ‘U Zarify’ (recommended dishes are manty, shourpa). Overnight rest in hotel.
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Hotel
Day
7
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Breakfast in hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher). Lunch at the plov centre and Samarkand plov tasting. After lunch: Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory. Transfer to the rail station for train to Tashkent “Afrosiab” (17:00-19:10). Arrival to Tashkent. Meeting at the station. Transfer and check-in to hotel. Dinner at the restaurant (recommended dish isshashlyk). Overnight rest in hotel.
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Hotel
Day
8
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Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure from Uzbekistan.
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