We will also see Char Minar, a gate of an ancient madrassa long time gone.It was built in 1809 and has more in common with Indian art styles than local.
The sublime larger-than-life monuments of Timur, the technicolour bazaar and the city’s long, rich history work a special kind of magic.
On arrival we’ll visit the old bazaars for which this exotic city is famous.
We also visit The Ark, a large fortress with the Emir’s open-air throne room and the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, an intricate and beautiful 10th century brick structure that is nicely preserved.
We’ll also venture to the outskirts of Bukhara and visit the summer palace of the last Emir, built by a Russian Czar with grand halls and a harem.
Overnight in Margosh Hotel (BD) Day 04: Bukhara (Uzbekistan) In the morning, drive to the Turkmen Uzbek border, after border formalities you will be met by our Uzbek guide, later drive to Bukhara.
Afternoon city tour of Bukhara Overnight in Devon Begi Hotel (BD) Day 05: Bukhara Today we explore the old quarter on foot.Overnight in Malika Prime Hotel (BD) Day 07: Samarkand City Tour Samarkand, sometimes called the ‘Rome of the Orient’ was already flourishing when Rome and Babylon were founded.During the course of our full day tour we visit the famous Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Mausoleum of Tamerlane, Observatory of Ulughbek, the site where Uleg Bek, grandson of Tamerlane, made some of the greatest achievements of the pre-telescope era of astronomy in the 15th century.Overnight in Guest houses (BD) Day 10: Dushanbe In the morning, visit Hissor Fort, formerly capital of Eastern Bukhara province.The site has two madrassas (18th-19th centuries), visit to the bazaars and museums.Our afternoon tour covers the Afrosiab Museum, located on the site of ancient Afrosiab.