Visit Samarkand for a day tour

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Tour program of Samarkand city tour

Go back in time and let yourself be amazed by the Heart of Samarkand - Registan and the legendary city Afrosiab. Magical and full of history, the capital of the one of greatest conquerors of the world Amir Timur. The double domes of Shahi-Zinda Necropolis are majestically located to attract the city’s visitors. This tour includes air conditioned sedan car, English speaking guide. This tour starts from anywhere in Samarkand and ends at Bibkhanum Mosques near Siab Bazar.

DEPARTURE TIME After breakfast at 8:30
Transport (air conditioned sedan)
English speaking Guide
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity
Tour details with the prices:
Please note that above trip suggestion can be tailored to your individual needs.
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08:30 AM

Registan Ensemble

Registan is the center of Samarkand. The spectacular, the magnificent, the heart of Samarkand these are just the few words that describe this monument. Registan stands not only for its beauty but it was of the centers of science, literature, arts in Samarkand.

09:45 AM

Gur-Amir Mausoleum

Gur - Amir Mausoleum is one the most beautiful monuments in Samarkand. Was built by Amir Timur after the sudden death of Muhammad Sultan Tamerlane's heir. It is famous for its simplicity of construction and fluted dome. Later the mausoleum became the family crypt for Timur's dynasty.

10:40 AM

Ulugbek Observatory

Ulugbek's observatory is considered by scholars one of the finest observatories in the Islamic world. It became an important center for astronomical study and at its peak had between 60 and 70 astronomers working there. Discoveries and research conducted at Ulug Bek's Observatory were very important at the time as astronomers could predict eclipses and calculate the hour of the rising sun and altitude of a celestial body.

12:10 AM

Shahi-i-Zinda Necropolis

The name Shah-i-Zinda (meaning "The living king") is connected with the legend that Kusam ibn Abbas, the cousin of the prophet Muhammad. The Necropolis is considered a gem of Samarkand city from the architectural point. because it infuses all the traditional styles used in decoration like mosaics, majolica and terracotta.

01:10 PM

BibiKhanum Mosque

Bib-Khanum In the 15th century was one of the largest and most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world. After Timur's campaign from India in 1399 Timur decided to build his most ambitious project the biggest mosque in his new capital, Samarkand.

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