Khiva - The open air museum
Duration: 1 day
Description: Intense cultural and educational tour to ancient Khiva - a unique City -Open-air museum, visit historical monuments and masterpieces of medieval architecture. Tour is designed for visitors to our country that have a day off for a better acquaintance with the country and want to witness the historic monuments, is the pride of the country.
06:00 - Meeting at Tashkent airport local lines.
07:00 - Departure to Urgench.
08:40 - Arrival in Urgench.
09:00 - Transfer to Khiva (car/van, 30 km).
Arrival in Khiva.
09:30 - 13:00 Start sightseeing in Khiva - "Open-air museum":
You will walk to the Fortress Ichan-Kala (“Inner City”) (VIII-XIX c.), where during a walking tour can visit the Mausoleum of Pahlavon Mahmoud (XVIII-XIX c.) - the cultic center of Ichan-Kala, built in honor of the patron saint of Khiva, poet, philosopher , physician and professionalwrestler Pahlavan Mahmud; Tash Hawley Khan palace (XIX c.) - with a Throne Palace, Court rooms and Harem; Citadel Kunya Ark (XIX c.) - inner fortress with administrative buildings, powder workshop, the Court and mosque; Minaret Kalta Minor (XIX c.) - thought to be the highest minaret in the Muslim world, the height of which was to reach 70 meters, but was not completed at the height of 26 m; Shirgazi Khan Madrassah (XVIII c.); Allakulihan Complex: madrasas, Tim (covered market) and Caravan Serail (XVIII c.); Juma Mosque and Minaret (XII-XX c.) - Mosque roof support 212 carved columns, due to the unique construction of this is the coolest place in Khiva, with excellent acoustics, height of minaret - 32, 5 m.13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch.
14:00 - 18:00 Continuation of sightseeing:
Minaret and Mosque of Khodja Islam (XX c.) - The highest minaret (57 m with the foundation), and the smallest madrassah in Khiva; Madrassah Abdullah Khan (XIX c.); Mausoleum of Said Alauddin (XIV c.); Madrassah of Muhammad Amin Khan (XIX c.) - the largest medieval Madrasah in Khiva.
18:00 - 19:00 - Dinner.
19:00 - Transfer to the airport of Urgench (car/van, 30 km).
20:40 - Departure to Tashkent.22:10 - Arrival in Tashkent.
Tour price: on request
The price includes: entrance fees to all sites included in the program, all transfers by comfortable transport, meeting/seeing, sightseeing with a professional guide.The price does not include: local flight, lunch, dinner, the cost of additional services not included in the tour program, tips to local staff, the fee for a photo/video shoot at historical sites.