SAMARKAND TOUR ONE-DAY EXCURSION FROM TASHKENT 2024

  • Way: Tashkent, Samarkand, Tashkent
  • Duration: 1 Day

165 USD (per person)

26.04.2024 - 31.12.2024

Dates of races:

26.04.2024 - 31.12.2024

➤ Daily

Cost of Living:

Price per person: 

1

290

2-3

195

4

165

5

155

6

145

Route:

  • Hotel:Hotel 0/0 *

➡️ 06:15 (depends on train schedule) Meet with the driver at the hotel. Transfer to Tashkent railway station.
08:25 (according to the train schedule) Departure of "Afrosiab" train to Samarkand. 
10:30 (according to the train schedule) Arrival in Samarkand. Meet with a guide and start the excursion.
10:30 – 16:45 Excursion program in Samarkand:
Guri Emir Mausoleum – Tamerlane’s Tomb (XIV-XV centuries) – The place where Amir Temur and his sons and grandchildren were buried. Registan Square – one of the outstanding examples of Central Asia urban art, formed in the VIIth century and consisting of three madrasahs – Ulugbek (1417-1420), Sher-Dor (1619-1636), and Tillya-Kori (1647-1660). The chapters of Samarkand's millenary history could be skimmed by its feat. Bibi Khanum Mosque – the largest in Central Asia and one of the largest in the whole Muslim world. Exactly this building draws the eye of anyone, who enters the city. Enormous, majestic, silent…

13:00-14:00 Lunch in one of the most beautiful restaurants or the national house. 
14:00 - 16:00 Samarkand excursion continuance:
Visiting Samarkand and not paying a visit to the Siab bazaar means missing one of the most interesting adventures. Architectural Complex Shakhi – Zinda (XI-XV centuries) – the place, where royalty and noblemen have been buried. Kussam ibn Abbas - The prophet Mohammed's cousins’ soi-disant tomb is considered the main mausoleum representing the borders of the cemetery. He was the so-called «Shakhi – Zinda», which means “The living king” in translation from Persian.
The Observatory of Ulugbek (XV century) – Ulugbeks scientific works have been created by the unique observatory he built in Samarkand. The main tool used was a giant stationary quadrant placed inside the cylindrical building with a diameter of 48 m (the remnants of the foundation, or rather its trenches, were discovered during archaeological excavations).
16:45 (according to the train schedule) transfer to Samarkand railway station for Afrosiab train leaving to Tashkent. 
17:45 (according to the train schedule) train leaves from Samarkand
19:50 (according to the train schedule) arrival to Tashkent, transfer to the hotel.

Include / Exclude

The program price includes:

✔️ Entrance fees to the mentioned monuments;

✔️ English-speaking guide in the city for the excursion on the program;

✔️ Comfortable AC transport to carry on the program of excursions:

- 1-2 persons - Sedan car Chevrolet Lacetti/Cobalt;

- 3-10 persons - Minivan (up to 10 persons);

✔️ Economy class "Afrosiab" train tickets for Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent;

✔️ Transfers to the railway station in Tashkent, Samarkand, and back.

The program price does NOT include:

❌ Meals: Lunch and dinner; (About 9 - 12$ per person, set menu);

❌ Escort guide;

❌ Tips, payment for porter services in hotels/airport/railway station;

❌ Fees for photo and video shooting in museums;

❌ Personal tourist expenditures;

❌ Other services not mentioned above.

Questions and answers:

Before embarking on a one-day excursion to Samarkand, the city of the great Amir Timur, with a visit to Registan Square, there are several important things to consider.

Preparation: Flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothing are key to a comfortable day filled with walking tours along ancient streets and squares.

Weather and Climate: In summer, temperatures in Samarkand can be high, so don't forget to protect yourself from the sun by wearing light clothing, a hat, and sunglasses. Spring and autumn offer more pleasant temperatures, but it's still advisable to have a jacket or sweater with you for cooler evenings.

Local Currency and Shopping: You can exchange money for the local currency, sum, at banks or exchange offices. Besides the sightseeing spots, Registan Square is surrounded by numerous shops and artisan workshops where you can purchase memorable souvenirs and national products.

Taking these recommendations into account, your one-day excursion to Samarkand promises to be unforgettable.

Description:

Samarkand is a city of vivid azure dreams, enchanting from the very first moment.

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