Two-day Samarkand Tour by Train2 Days | Samarkand

Two-day Samarkand Tour by Train

Samarkand was once the capital of vast empires that stretched across Asia, and was a center of knowledge and science. Explore medieval architectural masterpieces like Gur-Emir, the mausoleum that holds Timur and those close to him, and Registan, a spectacular site in the center of Samarkand that is the city’s signature monument. Samarkand is also famous for its intellectual and technological achievements: Samarkand was one of the first places outside of China to produce paper from mulberry trees, and masters continue to make paper with the same techniques and high standards to this day. Next to the beautiful mosques and mausoleums in Samarkand is Ulugbek’s Observatory, where astronomers calculated the length of a year with less than a minute error. For a short trip, the Two-Day Samarkand Tour by Train is the best tour for introducing you to the medieval world of Central Asia.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Samarkand
 
Our driver will pick you up from your place/hotel in Tashkent and transfer to the railway station at 07:15. The high-speed train , Afrosiyob, leaves at 08:00 and arrives in Samarkand at 10:10. A guide and driver will meet you at the station, which is a starting point of the Samarkand tour. The tour program includes visits to Gur-Emir MausoleumRegistan SquareBibi Khanum mosqueShahi-Zinda necropolisUlugbek observatory and Siab bazaar, the central market in Samarkand. Check in to the hotel after sightseeing tour. Free time.
Day 2: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
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. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. Back to the railway station at 16:15. The train departs at 17:00 and arrives in Tashkent at 19:10. Transfer to your place/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:

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Samarkand - 1 night
Usman, Meros, Asia Samarkand or similarDilimah, Royal, Sultan, Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Platan or similar

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