Trip Code: 02

Trip from Tashkent to Samarkand

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.

ITINERARY & DETAILS

Day 1: Tashkent—Samarkand

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.

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 Tashkent

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.

Prices:

1-person— 500

2-persons— 350

3-persons— 320

4-persons— 290

Single supplement 25 US

Prices are for 2021 in US$ per person

Included:

Economy-class ticket for Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent

Accommodation in Samarkand 1 night

Ground A/C transport to/from the train station Tashkent 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

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