TURKEY & UZBEKISTAN



Day 1: Home - İstanbul
Arrival in Istanbul. You are greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel by your tour director. (D).

 
Day 2: İstanbul - Bursa
Visiting the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the basilica of St. Sophia and the Topkapı Palace Museum. Promenade in the Covered Bazaar. Departure for Bursa (B,D).
 
Day 3: Bursa - Kuşadası
Visiting the Green Mausoleum, the Green Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar in Bursa. Departure for Pergamum. Visiting the Acropolis and the Asclepieum. Overnight in Kusadasi (B,D)
 
Day 4: Kuşadası - Aphrodisias - Pamukkale
Visiting Ephesus and the Archeological Museum. Departure for Pamukkale. On the way visiting Aphrodisias, one of the greatest centers of the cult of Aphrodite, with its well-preserved Stadium, Odeon, Theatre and the Museum full of excellent examples of sculpture. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B,D)
 
Day 5: Pamukkale - Sardis - Ayvalık
Visiting Hierapolis (the necropolis, the Colonnaded Street, the theatre and the Temple of Apollo3, Alaşehir, ancient Philadelphia and Sardis the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia (the ancient synagogue, the gymnasium, the Temple of Artemis and the Church of St. John). Overnight in Ayvalik (B,D)
 
Day 6: Ayvalık - Çanakkale
Departure for Çanakkale. On the way visiting Assos (the landwalls, the Temple of Athena, the Ottoman mosque and the bridge) and Troy, the city of Homer’s Iliad. Overnight in Canakkale (B,D).
 
Day 7: Çanakkale - İstanbul
Departure for Istanbul by crossing over Dardanelles Strait. Afternoon is free. Tonight join a farewell dinner in the traditional turkish restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul (B,D).
 
Day 8: İstanbul - Tashkent
Transfer to the airport for yoru flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. You are greeted at the airport by your tour director to begin the Uzbek State Museum of Art, to see its Zoroastrian and Buddhist collections.Overnight in Tashkent. (B, D).
 
Day 9: Tashkent - Urgench
After breakfast fly to Urgench. Visit Khiva, the capital of the Khanate, with its palaces, mosques and houses decorated with blue & white tiles. Overnight in Urgench. (B,D)
 
Day 10: Urgench
Drive to Kunya Urgench in Turkmenistan and visit the Mausoleum of Turabeg Khanum, the Shrine of Fakhr al-Din Razi and other medieval monuments. Overnight in Urgench. (B,D)
 
Day 11: Urgench - Bukhara
Early morning transfer to the Shsrah crossing to Bukhara via the Kizilkum Desert. Visit Char Bakr Cemetery en route. Overnight in Bukhara. (B,D)
 
Day 12: Bukhara
Full day sightseeing in Bukhara, former capital and centre of Islamic learning. Visit the 10th-century Samanid Mausoleum, Kalan Minaret, and array of moques and madrasahs (colleges), Arg Citadel, Lab-I-Hauz Pool, Buyan Quli Khan Mausoleum and Char Minar.Overnight in Bukhara. (B,D)
 
Day 13: Bukhara - Samarkand
Drive via the Baha al-din Sufi Centre to Shahr-I Sabz, the birthplace of Tamerlane, where the colossal arch that remains from his aq Saray Palace bears witness to the power and wealth of his empire.Continue to Samarkand for two nights and visit Tamerlane’s mauseleum, Gur-I Amir. Overnight in Samarkand (B,D).
 
Day 14: Samarkand
Sightseeing in Samarkand, Tamelane’s imperial capital, visiting the Bibi Khanum Mosque and the famous Registan ensemble of three splendid madrasahs.Later visit Shah-I Zindeh complex and see the spectacular mausoleums of the Timurid aristocracy and Afrasiab Museum and site. Overnight in Samarkand (B, D).
 
Day 15: Samarkand - Tashkent - Home
Travel from Samarkand to Tashkent for your flight back home. (B)

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