Sightseeing tour to Samarkand by 1 day by train
Duration: 1 day
Description: An exciting and informative tour of Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in the world, visiting historical monuments and masterpieces of medieval architecture. This tour is specially designed for guests of our country that have a day off for a better acquaintance with the country. Duration and excursion program is designed according to the time of arrival / departure of high-speed trains "Afrasiab".
Route: in Samarkand
10:30 - Arrival to Samarkand. Meeting at the station.
10:45 - 13:00 – Start sightseeing. Samarkand - "Shining face of the Earth," "Rome of the East", one of the oldest cities in the world, the heart of the ancient capital of Sogdiana and powerful empire of Tamerlane.
In the excursion program - Gur-Emir Mausoleum (XIV-XV centuries.) - Timurid dynasty tomb; Registan Square: Ulugbek Madrassah (XV c.), Sherdor Madrassah (XVII c.) and Tilla Kori (XVII c.) - a masterpiece of medieval architecture and the main symbol of Samarkand.
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch.
14:00 - 17:00 - Continuation of sightseeing :
Cathedral Mosque Bibi Honim (XIV c.), conceived by Timur as the biggest mosque and built in honor of his beloved wife.
Beside to the mosque - the famous Siab Bazaar, the oldest market in Samarkand. Market maintained its unforgettable color and atmosphere, surprising tourists with its colorful, variety of products and goods. Here you can taste and buy the famous Samarkand bread, oriental sweets, spices, fresh fruits, nuts and dried fruits.
Mausoleum complex Shahi-Zinda (XI-XV c.) – Necropolis, consisting of more than 20 unique mausoleums of different times of construction. The core of the ensemble - Mausoleum of Kusam ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet. Shahi Zinda - a whole street of the medieval town, which is preserved to this day, where lies the oldest buildings in Samarkand; Ulugbek Observatory - pride of Ulugbek, ruler and a great scholar, a grandson of the terrible Timur; Mausoleum Doniyor Paygambar (St.Daniel), revered by both Muslims and Christians and Jews.
16:00 - Transfer to railway station. End of the tour.
17:00 - Departure to Tashkent by high-speed train "Afrasiab".
Tour price: on request
The price includes: entrance fees to all sites included in the program, comfortable transport services, meeting/seeing at the railway statoin, transfer to/from the train station, sightseeing with a professional guide.
The price does not include: the cost of a train ticket, lunch, the cost of additional services not included in the tour program, tips to local staff, the fee for a photo/video shoot at historical sites.