Check-out of your hotel after breakfast and begin the day with an excursion to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa, the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir.
Drive to Gijduvon (50 km), a small town whose traditional crafts and ceramics
have been sought after in Central Asia for centuries due to their quality and colorful, decorative style. You'll take a pottery class taught by a local master.
After lunch, continue driving to Samarkand
(240 km, 3.5 hrs). Along the way, stop by the Rabat-i-Malik Caravanserai ruins and Sardoba, an ancient reservoir.
Arrive in Samarkand, the capital of Tamerlane's Empire. Check in to the hotel and have a free evening to rest or explore your neighborhood.
Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
- Visit the Samarkand Khovrenko Winery, which is over 150 years old and today continues to produce a range of wines, brandy and vodka. The tour includes a wine museum and a special wine tasting room. (App.15 USD)