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Samarkand — the pearl of the East - 1 Day

Samarkand — the pearl of the East

Samarkand is the most famous city in Central Asia. Its history dates back more than 2500 years. «The Radiant Point of the Globe», «Rome of the East», «Garden of the Righteous» are just some of the epithets that have been awarded to the city of poets and philosophers at different times. In the 14th and 15th centuries, when Samarkand was under the rule of the Timurid dynasty, it was one of the centers of world culture.

The city has an amazing collection of ancient monuments. Turquoise domes of Samarkand are among the most memorable architectural symbols of the world.

Day 1
Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent

08:00 - departure to Samarkand (the "Afrosiyob" train). Arrival in Samarkand at 10:08.

Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan, having the same age as Rome, Athens and Babylon, ie. more than 26 centuries. In ancient Arabic manuscripts it is called the "Pearl of the East". Europeans called it the "Land of Scientists". Majestic and beautiful, Samarkand is a city of legends. When Alexander the Great first saw Samarkand, he exclaimed: "I heard that the city is beautiful, but I never thought that it could be so magnificent and amazing."

City tour: Mausoleum of Gur-Emir (XIV century). Registan square - Madrassah of Ulugbek (XV century), Sher-Dor madrasah (XVII century), Madrassah of Tillya-Kari (XVII century). The Bibi-Khanym Mosque (XIV century). The Shakhi-Zinda Memorial Complex (XI-XIX centuries). The mausoleum of Khodja Doniyar (Saint Daniel). Observatory of Ulugbek (XV century). The Siab Bazaar.

At 18:00 - departure to Tashkent (Train "Afrosiyob"). Arrival to Tashkent at 20:10.

The price includes

  • Excursions in such an ancient city as Samarkand
  • Railway tickets for high-speed train "Afrosiab" (Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent)
  • Comfortable tourist class transfer program
Price From USD$55/person
Total $ 55 USD

Trip Facts

  • Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent
  • Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent - high-speed train "Afrosiab", on Samarkand - auto with air conditioning
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