Tamerlane, the most powerful of the generals of Central Asia in the Middle Ages. His long life as a commander passed in almost constant battles, stretching from the Mediterranean coast in the south to India in the west and to Russia in the north.
He was born in 1336 in the family of the Mongolian military in Kesha (present Shahrisaba, Uzbekistan). Tamerlane aspired to take out the wealth of the conquered lands to his palace in Samarkand. He very much appreciated literature and art and turned Samarkand into a cultural center.
Even those countries that had not yet been subject to Tamerlane, to recognize his power and paid him tribute, just to avoid the invasion of his hordes. In 1404, Tamerlane received a tribute from the Egyptian sultan and the Byzantine emperor John.
The empire of Tamerlane could compete in size with Genghis Khanova, and the palace of the new conqueror was full of treasures.
The burial vault, Gur Emir, is today one of the great architectural monuments of Samarkand. By the end of Timur’s reign, its vast state included Maverannahr, Khorezm, Transcaucasia, Persia (Iran), Punjab and other lands.
In this fascinating tour you will get acquainted with the outstanding architectural structures of Amir Temur, Registan Square, Ulugbek’s Observatory, as well as with Bibi Khanum Mausoleum and many other objects that will amaze you with their grandeur and historical significance.
Arrival in Tashkent airport. Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Tashkent
Morning sightseeing in Tashkent: Barak-Khan and Kaffal-Shashi
mausoleums (16th century), Amir Temur Museum
Afternoon sightseeing: Zanghi-Ata complex.
Transfer to Samarkand.
Accommodation in the hotel
Overnight in Samarkand
Morning sightseeing in Samarkand: Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek Madrassah (15th century), Shir Dor and Tillya-Kari Madrassahs17th century)), Bibi Khanum Mosque (15th century), visit to Samarkand local bazaar.
Afternoon sightseeing in Samarkand: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15th
century), Shah-i-Zinda necropolis (14-15th centuries), Ulugbek
observatory (15th century).
Overnight in Samarkand.
Drive to Shakhrisabz.
Sightseeing in Shakhrisabz:Ak-Sarai Palace ( 14-15th centuries), Dorut Tilovat complex including Kok-Gumboz Mosque ( 15th century), Dorus Siadat complexincluding Jekhangir Mausoleum and Crypt of Tamerlane (14th century).
Lunch in Shakhrisabz.
Drive to Bukhara.
Arrival in Bukhara and accommodation at the hotel National dinner with folklore show.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Morning sightseeing in Bukhara: Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10th centuries), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14th century), Registan ensemble, Ark Fortress (16th century) and Bolo-Hauzcomplex (18th century).
Afternoon sightseeing: Poli-Kalon ensemble (including Minaret (12th century), Mosque (15th century), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16th century), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14th century), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th century)), Lyab-i-Hauz (17th century), Nadir Divanbegi (17th century), Magoki Attari (16th century), Ulugbek Madrassah (15th century), Abdul Aziz Madrassah ( 17th century). Chor-Minor.
Flight to Tashkent. Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation.
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Flight home.