Travel itinerary: Seoul - Tashkent - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent - Seoul
Day 1 (Fri.): Seoul - Tashkent
Taking flight HY-512 from Seoul at 15:40. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Rest after a long flight. Light snack in the hotel.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 2 (Sut.): Tashkent - Bukhara
Early flight to Bukhara at 6:30. Arrive to Bukhara at 08:15. Meeting and accommodation in the hotel.
10.00 - City tour: Ark - the center of Bukhara statehood (4th c. BC), complex Poi Kalon ("Beneath the Great"): "Kalyan Minaret" - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized the authority and power of spiritual governors. (12th c.), "Kalyan Mosque"- its area of 130x80 m surpasses Bibi-Khanym mosque in Samarkand, "Miri Arab Madrassah" - active madrassah is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (16th c.), Taki Zargaron - the dome of jewelers (15-16th cc.), Ulugbeg Madrassah - one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by the grandson of Tamerlan - Ulugbeg (15th c.).
13:00 - Lunch time in the hotel.
19:00 - Dinner with folklore show in Nodir Divan Begim Madrassah.
One of the "1000 and 1 nights" in Bukhara.
Day 3 (Sun.): Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Transfer to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz - a unique monument of town-planning and architecture (270 km, 3,5 hrs). Shakhrisabz tour: ruins of "Ak-Saray Palace" - Tamerlan's summer residence that shocked the imagination of his contemporaries (14-15th c.), "Jahongir Mausoleum"- mausoleum of Tamerlan's eldest and favorite son (14th c.), complex "Dor-ut Saodat": "Khazratiy Imam Mosque" - the multi-stage mosque with domical hall with decorated ayvans (14th c.), "Gumbazi-Seiidan" - mausoleum of possible offspring of Temur, "Kok Gumbaz Mosque" ("Blue dome") - built by Ulugbek on behalf of his father Shahruh (15th c). The Golden Road to the historical town of Samarkand - a crossroad of the world's cultures, one of the most ancient cities in the world (90 km, 1,5 hrs). Hotel accommodation and free time. Overnight in the city that is a contemporary of ancient Rome and has a history of more than 2500-years.
13:00 - Lunch in local cafe in Shahkrisabz.
14:00 - Transfer to Samarkand (270 km, 2,5 hrs). Arrive and accommodation in the hotel.
17:00 - Visiting Bibi-Khanym (14th c.), built by Timur to be biggest mosque at time. Architect, craftsmen & painters built it in 5 years. Siab bazaar (is closed on Mon).
19-00 - Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 4 (Mon.): Samarkand - Tashkent - Seoul
Breakfast. City tour: Gur Emir Mausoleum - Tamerlan's tomb (14-15th c.) that was built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and tombs of three other Temurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek, Registan Square ("A sandy place") - the major square of Samarkand: "Ulugbeg Medressa" - Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the medressa (15th c.), "Sher-Dor Medressa" ("Having tigers") (17th c.), "Tillya-Kari Medressa" ("Coated by gold") - the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all famous buildings in Central Asia (17th c). An architectural complex Shahi-Zinda ("Alive king") - necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas - the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th c.). 13-00 - Lunch in local cafe during excursion.
Transfer to railway station for train to Tashkent by "Registan" at 17:00-20:50.
Boxed-dinner at the train. Arrival and transfer to the airport for flight to Seoul by HY-511 at 23:20.
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Name of the hotels
Name of the hotels
|Tashkent||Tashkent Palace 4*||Uzbekistan 4*|
|Bukhara||Grand Bukhara 4* / Bukhara Palace 4*||Omar Khayyam 3*+|
|Samarkand||President 4*||Panorama Grand 4*|