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

Samarkand City Tour: Two-Day Trip and Excursion

A two-day Samarkand tour will show you not only the city's main attractions, but also significant historical monuments in its vicinity. You will visit the ancient site of Afrasiab, see the production process for Samarkand paper by ancient technology before your eyes, and visit the Saint Daniel tomb - an unusual place, shrouded in legends and hypotheses.

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.
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;
  • Travel insurance.

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