Samarkand & Shahrisabz Tour2 Days | Samarkand, Shahrisabz

Samarkand & Shahrisabz Tour

Some of Uzbekistan’s most stunning and famous monuments come from the time when Samarkand was the center of great empires. The great conqueror Timur was born in Shahrisabz, just to the south of Samarkand, and no matter how far he traveled, the city remained dear to him. And travel far he did - Timur’s empire covered a broad area from the steppes of Central Asia to the shores of the Black Sea. Samarkand became a cosmopolitan capital, filled with the best artisans and architects that could be found in the empire. The Ulugbek Madrassa and Bibi Hanim Mosque are two of the best examples of Timur’s epic architecture in Samarkand, and in Shahrisabz, the Ak-Saray Palace is another marvel. For those with an eye for grandeur, the Samarkand & Shahrisabz Tour is the best Uzbekistan tour to see the architectural achievements that have made this country famous.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Samarkand
 
Transfer to the Tashkent railway station at 06:15. The high-speed train, Afrosiyob, leaves for Samarkand at 07:00 and arrives in Samarkand at 09:10. A guide and driver will meet you at the station, which is a starting point of the Samarkand tour. In the morning start sightseeing. The tour program includes visits to Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum mosque, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis, Ulugbek observatory. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Tashkent
 
In the morning at 08:00 drive to Shakhrisabz (1.5hrs). Arrival in Shakhrisabz. Visit remains of Ak-Saray Palace, mausoleum of Jakhongir and Omar-Shaykh, Mausoleum of Dor-ut Tilovat where conqueror Tamerlane’s father and his spiritual coach are buried, Kok-Gumbaz mosque. At 12:00 drive back to Samarkand. On the way stop in the mountain pass for a lunch to enjoy nature and taste a famous local meal called tandoori kebab (lamb meat cooked in tandoori). After lunch continue drive to Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand at 17:00-17:30 to the train station. The train departs for Tashkent at 18:00 and arrives in Tashkent at 20:10. Transfer to the hotel.

 

  • All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car; 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with a local guide;
  • Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary;
  • Tickets for trains Tashkent–Samarkand–Tashkent (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most-comfortable class of regular train).
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunch and dinner);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal travel insurance.

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Samarkand - 1 night
Platan, Meros, Orient Star, Malika Prime, Rabat, CityDilimah, Sultan, Grand Samarkand Superior A, Grand Samarkand Superior B, Platan, Alexander, Minor, Malika Prime, Asia Samarkand

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