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Istanbul-Tashkent – Urgench - Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent-Istanbul
10 days / 9 nights

Itinerary:
Day 1- Arrival in Istanbul(Dinner)
Upon arrival in Istanbul Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport our representitive will be waiting for you at the exit gate of International arrival terminal holding a name-board that bearing your name on it.Transfer to your  hotel.(Hotel options will be discussed during the booking process)After check-in procedures your sales representitive will pay a visit to hotel to give more information about country and deliver your travel documents.Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 2: Daily Tour of  Monuments of Ottoman and Byzantine Empires (Breakfast-Lunch)
Departure at 08:30(may differ depending on location) after the breakfast at the hotel.Please wear comfortable shoes as we will walk all day long today.We will commence the day tour from Hippodrome and Blue Mosque.Proceed to St.Sophia Museum(Former Ayasofya Mosque).Lunch break. Afterwards we will pay a visit to legendary Topkapi Palace which once the residence of Ottoman Dynasty (Excluding Harem Section).Here you also will be able to visit the “Islamic Sacred Relics” consist of  valuable religious pieces belongs to Prophet  and his companions as well as  many other prophets. When we complete our visit here head to  the Grand Bazaar with its more than 4000 shops.Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 3, Tashkent
00:15 Fly from Istanbul by TK368
06:50 Arrival at Tashkent Airport. You will be met and transferred to hotel. Hotel check-in. Breakfast. Resting time.
P.M. Sightseeing in Tashkent:
Sightseeing tour of Tashkent to the old and new parts of the city: Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square,  Khast Imam Square – a religious center of the city consisting of the Barakkhan madrasah, Kaffal  Shashi Mausoleum and the library of Islamic Literature with the Holy Koran Book of the VII century.

Day 4, Tashkent – Urgench-Khiva
Early breakfast.
Transfer to domestic flights terminal.  
07:00 Fly to Urgench by Uzbekistan Airways flight HY1051
08:40 Arrival at Urgench Airport. Transfer to Khiva (30 км). Hotel check-in.
Start sightseeing in the old part of Khiva – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala which is the biggest open air museum in Central Asia consists of the following architectural monuments:  Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret, Jome Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace where was the harem with 40 concubines, Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.

Day 5, Khiva – Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel. Today you will have a long drive from Khiva to Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert (475 км). Stop en route near the Amudarya River. Upon arrival in Bukhara check–in at the hotel. Free time.

Day 6, Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel.
City tour along the old part of Bukhara including visits to the Mausoleum of Samanids, Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC, Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa. There are three trading domes or so called covered bazaars preserved from the XVI century and these bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets. Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas, Abdullakhan’s Tim and a visit to the Caravanserai Sayfuddin which is the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara. Magoki Attari Mosque. Lyabi Hauz is the center of old Bukhara and it is an architectural complex of the XVII century that includes Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa and Khanaqa, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of the famous historical comedian figure Khodja Nasreddin is also based in this square.
Night in the hotel.

Day 7, Bukhara –Samarkand
Breakfast in the hotel.
A.M. Free time.
P.M. Transfer to Samarkand. On the way, near town Gijduvan, you may visit to famous Uzbek pottery master Abdulla’s workshop. There you may see process of making ceramics and buy some of them. Arrival to Samarkand. Check in at the hotel. Resting time;

Day 8, Samarkand
 Breakfast.
Start sightseeing in Samarkand with a visit to the famous Registan Square – heart of Samarkand and real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture, consists of three grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor and Madrassa Tilla Kori. After Registan you will visit Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timurids dynasty; Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city; Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums; Ulugbek’s Observatory – one of the most important astronomical centers;
Samarkand local bazaar - Siyab

Day 9, Samarkand – Tashkent
Breakfast in the hotel. A.M. Free time in Samarkand
P.M. Transfer to Tashkent by bus or by train.
Arrival in Tashkent. Check in.

Day 10, Tashkent
 Breakfast in the hotel.  Transfer to the airport.
08:15 Depart Tashkent by TK369. End of the tour.

Price send us request: info@kosmostrip.net

COST OF THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Hotel accommodation in double / twin
sharing rooms;
- All entrance fees to the monuments
and museums as specified in the program ;
- Full transportation service and all transfers
on vehicles with a/c
- Sightseeing with local guides (4 excursions);
- Visa invitation letter for Uzbekistan (if necessary);
- Train tickets (in case of train journey).

Hotels:
Aprilis Hotel
Victory Hotel
Spectra Hotel
Ambassador Hotel
Pierre Loti Hotel
Ferman Sultan Hotel
Grand Yavuz Hotel