Samarkand, Registan Square

Trip Code: 002

The guide and driver meet the guests at hotel in Samarkand.

ITINERARY & DETAILS

Samarkand, one of the most ancient cities of the world, a contemporary of the Rome, Athens and Babylon, has a 2750-year-old history. “The Mirror of the World”, “The Garden of the Soul”, “The Jewel of Islam”, “The Precious Pearl of the Moslem World” are some the names given to this unique city. In ancient Greece, this city was known as Marakanda.

Day 1: Samarkand

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)

Day 2: Samarkand

The sightseeing in Samarkand city:

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).

The museum of Afrasiab (the history museum of Samarkand and the highlight of this place is the original frescos of Turk Khanate “Turk kingdom” from VII century).

Samarkand Handmade Paper Centre— for centuries Samarkand was famous for its mulberry paper and famed for its durability and resistance to insects. Production died out in the 18th century and this UNESCO backed project in the eastern suburbs aims to revive the 2000-year-old tradition. Guests can see process of making Samarkand paper from mulberry bark.

Included:

Ground A/C transport

English speaking guide

Entrance fees according to the itinerary

Sightseeing tour

Not included:

Meals

Gratuity/Tips for guide/drivers

Personal travel insurance

Prices:

1-person— 170

2-persons— 90

3-persons— 85

4-persons— 80

Prices are for 2021 in US$ per person

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