Day Program of the day
Flight Moscow – Istanbul – Tashkent.
Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. 11:00 Excursion in Tashkent: Khast-Imam square, Barak-Khan madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mazar mausoleum, Kukeldash madrasah, the oldest bazaar in Tashkent – Chorsu. After lunch, visit the Museum of Applied Arts, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square. Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel. 07:00 Departure from the hotel to the station. Transfer from Tashkent to Samarkand by high-speed branded train “Afrosiab” 08: 00-10: 10. Meeting at the train station. 11:00 Excursion in Samarkand: Gur-Emir mausoleum – the tomb of the Great Tamerlane, the most famous square in Central Asia – Ulugbek’s Registan madrasah, Sher-Dor madrasah, Tillya-Kari madrasah. After lunch, continue the excursion around Samarkand: the Bibi-Khanum mosque, the Shahi-Zinda architectural ensemble, the Ulugbek observatory. Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.
Breakfast at the hotel. 08:00 Transfer to Bukhara 300 km, 4-5 hours. Upon arrival, accommodation at the hotel. After lunch – sightseeing tour of Bukhara: visiting Lyabi-Khauz ensemble, Kukeldash madrasah, Nadir Divanbegi madrasah, trade domes. Visit to the demonstration room of the Bukhara gold embroidery factory and astrakhan workshop. Overnight at the Bukhara hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel. 09:00 Continuation of the excursion in Bukhara: the Samanid mausoleum, the Chashma Ayub tomb, the Bolo-Hauz complex, the ancient Ark fortress, the Poi-Kalyan complex, the Abdulaziz-Khan madrasah, the Ulugbek madrasah, visiting the trading domes. After lunch, transfer to the station. Further transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train “Afrosiab” 15: 52-19: 40. Meeting at the station, transfer and hotel accommodation. Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.
Arrival in Istanbul. Meeting at the airport. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. 13:30 Excursion in Istanbul: Great Patriarchate of Constantinople, Pierre Loti hill – ascent by cable car, view of the Golden Horn, Miniaturk park. Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
Breakfast at the hotel. 08:30 Continuation of the excursion in Istanbul: Ibrahim Pasha’s Palace Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hamam Hurrem Sultan inspection from the outside. Lunch at a local cafe. After lunch – continue the tour of Istanbul: Topkapi Palace, boat tour of the Bosphorus, Rumeli Hisar fortress, inspection from the outside, Maiden Tower inspection from the outside, bridge over the Bosphorus, Observation deck in Asia. Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Completion of the program. Flight Istanbul – Moscow.