Travel from Samarkand to Bukhara, a journey of approximately four hours.
The former capital and a centre of Islamic learning, Bukhara has over 300 mosques. This, along with the city's 80 madrasas, led to its reputation as the holiest city in Central Asia.
Now renowned for its architecture, it was the beauty of Bukhara's Kalon Minaret that stopped Genghis Khan in his tracks. Unfortunately, his sense of awe failed to stop him razing the rest of the city to the ground.
In the 18th and 19th centuries Bukhara again returned to prominence, as it became one of the most important pawns in 'The Great Game' being waged between Russia and Britain.
Half Day City Tour
This morning you depart for Bukhara, a journey of about 4 hours, passing the remains of an old caravanserai near the city of Navoi. On arrival in Bukhara check-in to your hotel before sightseeing this afternoon. Visit Mogaki Attari mosque, madrassahs Aziz Khan and Ulugh Beg. Later visit, Poi Kalon Minaret and mosque and the living madrassah of Miri Arab before seeing the Ark Fortress, Balakhauz mosque, Ismail Samanid mausoleum and Chasma Ayub.
You will be staying at Hotel Minzifa, Bed & Breakfast