You start this tour by arriving to the modern and glorious capital of Kazakhstan, Astana to enjoy exquisite architectural and cultural experiences. Then, you continue to the southern capital and major financial and cultural center, Almaty. Further, you will be able to visit the precious stones along the ancient Silk Road, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, the essentials for any visitor to Central Asia.
Continue excursions around Astana, visiting Expo 2017
You will visit the Expo 2017 exhibition complex to learn about the latest developments in the energy sector and, by the way, get acquainted with expositions of numerous countries that are participants of the Expo 2017. In the evening, you take train to Almaty.
This day is devoted to sightseeing in Almaty. You will see the Park of 28 Panfilov's Men, heroes of WWII, and the nearby Ascension Cathedral. After the park, you walk to visit the Green Bazaar, a picturesque and vivid marketplace which sells virtually EVERYTHING.
Visiting the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, and the new Almaty metro. Then, through a cable road, you go uphill to the Almaty TV tower and Kok Tobe Park with numerous attractions.
On this day you take a ride to the famous Medeo Skating Rink and Shymbulak Mountain resort to enjoy the splendid views, drive in a cable road to see all details of the landscape, and, depending on season, activities at the Shymbulak Ski Resort. In the evening, you take a train to Tashkent.
Arrival in Tashkent, excursion around Tashkent. Visiting the religious Hasti Imam Square, then walking excursion in city center: Square of Amir Temur, Theater of Alisher Navoi, Museum of Applied Arts, Madrassah of Abul Kosim with handcraft workshops.
After a 2-3 hours train ride you arrive in Samarkand, the capital of the Tamerlane's empire. You will visit the masoleum of Amir Temur (King Timur), gorgeous Bibi-Khanum Mosque and ancient cemetery Shahi Zindah.
On this day you will continue exploring ancient Samarkand: Museum of Afrosyab, Ulugbek's Observatory, Tomb of Saint Daniel (Khodja Daniar), Afrosiab Museum, Bibi Khanum Mosque and Oriental Bazaar, and Masoleum of imam Al Bukhary.
Train to Bukhara in the morning, then half day excursion of Bukhara. You will see the Old city, Ark fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque, mausoleum of Ismail Samani, Chashma Ayub, Kalyan minaret and mosque, Lyabi Hauz square with the spectacular Nadir Divan Begi Madrassahs.
Day tour of Bukhara, flight to Tashkent, end of tour
On this day, you will continue your trip and excursions in Bukhara visiting Sitoran Mokhi-Khosa Palace a little north of Bukhara, famous Gijduvan ceramics workshop, and religious Naqshbandi Complex. In the evening you fly to Tashkent to catch your flight home. End of service.