Samarkand City Tour (2 days)2 Days | Ulugbek Observatory, the Tomb of Saint Daniel, Bibi-Khanum Mosque etc.

Samarkand City Tour (2 days)

The two-day Samarkand tour is perfect for exploring the city, and then heading out to the lesser-known sights off the beaten path. Start with the famous places of this grand city: Registan Square, Shahi-Zinda, Gur-Emir, and Bibi-Khanum Mosque, all of which are sure to impress with their combination of grand scale and intricate details. The second day takes you farther from the traditional sights of Samarkand, and to the more uncommon places in this city. The Afriasiab Museum is a dip into ancient history, while the Tomb of Saint Daniel and the Mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari are all about the spiritual life of Central Asia. You’ll leave Samarkand with vivid impressions of Uzbekistan and a greater knowledge of the culture, history, and traditions of this country.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1
 
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Samarkand. The tour begins with a visit to Ulugbek Observatory, where part of the XV c. sextant is preserved. Continue to Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque. Walking on the alley with souvenir shops you will reach the spectacular Registan Square which has been the center of Samarkand for many centuries. During sightseeing you will have a chance to visit colorful Siab bazaar with stalls full of oriental sweets, local fruits and variety of freshly baked traditional breads. The last point of interest to be visited is Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 2
 
Continue sightseeing: visit Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Continue to the Mausoleum of Muslim scholar Imam al-Bukhari, the author of the collection of Hadis, sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad. Being a pilgrimage place for Muslims, Al-Bukhari complex is also famous for the modern mosque built in 1998.
* Due to renovations, the Mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari is closed indefinitely.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

 

  • Guided sightseeing tour;
  • Entrance fees to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
  • Transport throughout the city tour.
  • Full board (lunch and dinner);
  • Hotel accommodation;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Travel insurance.

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