10-Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis; Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Ayaz Kala
On this once-in-a-lifetime nine-day tour, you will discover the beauty and marvels of historic Uzbekistan, the jewel of Central Asia’s Silk Road. Explore capital city, Tashkent, the center of Islamic study and home to towering minarets and porticos and the grave of Tamarlane himself. From there, enjoy the stunning countryside sweeping past the window of your carriage en route to Samarkand with its fragrant bazaars, vast squares and labyrinthine necropolis. Marvel at the architecture of World Heritage sites, Bukhara and ancient Khiva and witness Uzbekistan’s natural wonders, the deserts of Kyzl Kum and the great Amy Darya River.
Proposed programme: Spend your first day acclimating to mesmerizing Uzbekistan in the nation’s capital, Tashkent. Take to the streets to explore the bustling Chorsu Market; visit the sacred Khast Imam Mosque Library and marvel at the countless minarets, mausoleums and madrassas. Travel aboard the Afrosiab rapid train from Tashkent to historic Samarkand, the cornerstone of Tamerlane’s mighty empire. See the vast and intricately decorated, turquoise-domed Bibi-Khanym Mosque; experience local delicacies in the Sivab bazaar; wander among the fountains of Registan Square and marvel at the architecture of its three stunning madrassas, decorated with mosaics and minarets. Continue your tour of the wonders of Samarkand. Board the train destined for historic Bukhara and enjoy gliding through the majestic Uzbek scenery. Stroll to one of holy Bukhara’s most important sites, the Po-i-Kalyan complex. Its mosque and madrassa surround the skyscraping minaret, which has served as a lighthouse for travelers on the Silk Road and as the site of medieval executions. Continue your exploration of the city-museum with a peaceful stroll around the shady pond at Lab-i-Hauz. Before you leave, visit Buhkara’s opulent royal residences, the Baha-ud-Din Naqshband memorial, the Jewish Quarter. The afternoon is yours to relax. In the evening, enjoy dinner aboard the comfortable sleeper train as you travel through the night. Disembark your train at Urgench and meet your driver who will whisk you to ancient Khiva. Discover the three hidden fortresses; enjoy lunch in a traditional yurt on the banks of the Amu Darya. After crossing the great river, you will head for Urgench, ready for your relaxing overnight journey cross-country to Tashkent. Arrive at your hotel in Tashkent, refreshed from your journey and spend the morning relaxing and strolling around the city. Your driver will meet you at your hotel to take to you Tashkent international airport, ready for your flight home or to your next exciting destination.
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