Morning transfer to the railway station of Tashkent to catch a train to Samarkand. A guide and driver meet the guests at the station, which is a starting point of the Samarkand tour.

Samarkand’s inimitable charm lies in the architecture of the past mosques, mausoleums, madrassahs and palaces, the mute witnesses to turbulent events in the long history of the city. All the monuments built during the zenith of medieval art are carefully preserved by the Uzbek people to the present day.

ITINERARY & DETAILS

The sightseeing in Samarkand city:

  • Gur-Amir mausoleum (“the tomb of the king” in Uzbek) from XV century.
  • Registan square (“sandy place” in Uzbek) from XV-XVII centuries. A spectacular architectural ensembles, with fantastic Islamic designs and calligraphy etched into the facades of its mosques and madrassahs.
  • Bibi Hanim mosque XV century. The mosque was built in honour of Temur’s chief wife, Saray Mulk Khanum.
  • Local Siab market (“black river” in Uzbek)
  • The complex Shahi Zinda (“alive king” in Uzbek) from XII-XX centuries. Burial place of royal persons and nobles. One of the most spiritual place in Uzbekistan.
  • The Ulugbek Observatory (XV century).

Included:

  • Economy-class ticket for Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent
  • Ground A/C transport to/from the train station and throughout the Samarkand tour.
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour

Not included:

  • Meals
  • Gratuity/Tips for guide/drivers
  • Personal travel insurance