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1 day tour to Samarkand from Tashkent

1 day

from 52$

Tour price

  • $115

    2 persons (per person)
  • $83

    6 persons (per person)
  • $60

    10 persons (per person)
  • $52

    20 persons (per person)

*Prices may vary depending on train or airline ticket availability

1 day tour to Samarkand from Tashkent

Samarkand is one of the most impressive historical cities in the world, located in the heart of Uzbekistan. The city is famous for its truly magnificent architectural monuments, which often take the breath away from spectators. Here are some of the attractions and experiences you can have in Samarkand:

1. Registan: This majestic complex of architecture is the main attraction of Samarkand. Three lavishly decorated Islamic madrassas (schools) dominate the central square and represent a stunning example of medieval Uzbek architecture.

2. Guri-Emir: This is the mausoleum of the great conqueror Tamerlane (Timur), which is one of the most impressive architectural monuments of Samarkand. In addition to the mausoleum of Timur himself, there are also the coffins of his sons and grandson Ulugbek.

3. Shah-i-Zinda: This necropolis consists of more than 20 mausoleums, each with its own unique architecture and history. It is considered a holy place and a popular destination for pilgrims.

4. Samarkand Market: A visit to the local market provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in authentic Uzbek culture and enjoy local delicacies and handicrafts.

These are just a few of the many great places and experiences that await you in Samarkand. With its rich history, beautiful architecture and warm hospitality, Samarkand is one of the most important archaeological and cultural centers of Central Asia, and promises viewers an unforgettable experience.

Tour itinerary

  • 7:00 transfer from the hotel to the train station.

  • 8:00 Departure to Samarkand by high-speed train “Afrosiyab” (journey time 2 hours 10 minutes)

  • 10:10 Arrival in Samarkand. Our guide and driver will meet you. The excursion program begins with a visit to the Ulugbek Observatory, which houses the preserved part of a 15th-century sextant.

  • Next, visit the Shahi-Zinda necropolis - an ensemble of mausoleums of the Samarkand nobility, and the Bibi-Khanum Cathedral Mosque. After walking along the alley with souvenir shops, you will find yourself on the famous Registan Square, which has been the center of Samarkand for many centuries. During the excursion, you will be able to look at the Siab Bazaar, whose counters are bursting with oriental sweets, fresh fruits and hot flatbreads.

  • Lunch at a cafe where delicious Samarkand pilaf is prepared.

  • At the end of the excursion, visit the mausoleum. Gur-Emir - tombs of Tamerlane and members of the Timurid dynasty.

  • End of the excursion. Duration of the excursion: 6-7 hours.

  • 17:00 Transfer to the railway station.

  • 18:00 departure to Tashkent by high-speed train “Afrosiyab”

  • 20:10 Arrival in Tashkent. The driver will meet you and take you to the hotel.

Price includes:

  • tickets for the high-speed train Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent

  • transfers along the entire route

  • professional guide services

  • entrance tickets to historical sites

Price does not include:

  • meals