Samarkand – Bukhara

Breakfast is in the hotel.
08:00 – Departure to Bukhara by car (280 km).
12:30 – Arrival in Bukhara. 

Walking excursion along old city
Complex “Poi Kalon” (“Beneath the Great”): “Kalyan Minaret” – the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized authority and power of spiritual governors. (12th c), “Kalyan Mosque”– its area of 130×80 m surpasses Bibi-Khanym mosque in Samarkand, “Miri Arab Madrassah” – active madrassah is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (16th c), “Taki Zargaron” – the dome of jewelers (15-16th cc), “Ulugbeg Madrassah” – one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by grandson of Tamerlan – Ulugbeg (15th c), “Abdulaziz-khan Madrassah” – a traditional madrassah with 2 floors of hudjras and a mosque on the central axis ( mid. of 17th c), “Tim of Abdullah-Khan madrassah” (1588-1590), atlas shops, “Magoki-Attari Mosque” – the most ancient mosque in Bukhara (12th c) is considered a masterpiece of Bukhara architecture, “Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan-Beghi” – a massive rectangular structure that was a place for the refuge and meditation of Sufis (17th c), “Kukeldash Madrassah” (16th c) – one of the biggest Bukhara madrassah, “Lyabi-Hauz” ensemble – the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara – is very popular among tourists (14-17th cc). 

Lunch is in the national house U Dostana. During lunch, tourists will try the soup “Mokhara shurpa” and Bukhara “Kabob” (Shashlyk). 

Mokhara shurpa is a rich broth consisting of mutton or beef, small ruffled fatty fat, potatoes, carrots, onions, peas nukhat (peas), greens and a set of spices. 

Bukhara “Kabob” is the tenderest meat of a young lamb, marinated in fragrant spices, strung on a short skewer mixed with thin slices of mutton interior fat (dumba) and fried on a grill.

 During the dinner in the national house, guests can get acquainted with the process of cooking “Uzbek Manti” and try it.

 Uzbek Manti is a very popular and widespread dish of Uzbek home cooking, which is prepared on a steam. For preparing this dish requires vegetable oil, beef meat, stuffing box, onion, dough, salt and spices.

 Overnight is in Bukhara.