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Day trip from Tashkent to Samarkand

Samarkand, a key Silk Road city that has witnessed a lot of upheavals during the times of Alexander the Great (Macedonian), the Arabic Conquest, Ghengis-Khan Conquest and lastly Tamerlane’s. Hence, Samarkand’s culture was developed and mixed together with the Iranian, Indian, Mongolian and a bit of the Western and Eastern cultures.


Route: Tashkent – Samarkand – Tashkent

Duration: 1 Day

DAY 1  TASHKENT – SAMARKAND – TASHKENT

Shakhi-Zinda necropolis (XII-XV cc), SamarkandArrival to Samarkand from Tashkent by for high-speed train “Afrosiyob” Tashkent/Samarkand at 07h28/09h42 or 08h00/10h08. Meet at the train station by your guide and driver.
SS tour of Samarkand: visit to Registan Square (meaning “sandy place”) became an official centre of Samarkand since Tamerlane the Great’s time. The Square is surrounded by the Ulugbek’s madrassah, the Sher-Dor madrassah, and Tilla-Kori madrassah; Mosque Bibi-Khanum (named in hohor of Timur’s eldest and favorite wife); Siab bazaar, a colorful main farmers’ market; Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda and ensemble of mausoleums  (According to the legend, the ensemble was erected around the grave of Kussam, a son of Abbas and cousin of Mohammed); visit to Samarkand Handmade Silk Paper Center “Meros”; Gur-Emir Mausoleum (graves of Tamerlane and his descendants).
Lunch at local restaurant during the visits. Today you will taste world-famous Uzbek plov.
Transfer to the train station for high-speed train “Afrosiyob” Samarkand/Tashkent at 17h28/19h44 or 18h00/20h10.

N° of persons prices 2021 in USD
 
145
120
115


PRICE OF TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Tickets for train Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent (economy class);
  • Services of English-speaking local guide for excursion;
  • Entrance fees as per program; 
  • Full day transport services in Samarkand;
  • Meals: 1 lunch;

PRICE OF TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • International flight;
  • Visa for Uzbekistan*;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Transfers and services in Tashkent;
  • Camera and video charges at monuments, all personal expenses
 
*Visa free regime or e-visa, please check on https://e-visa.gov.uz/main

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