1-Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent
Some of the attractions and points of interest to see include:
• Gur-Emir Mausoleum - The burial place of Amir Temur and his dynasty
• Registan Square (15th-17th century) – Located in the heart of Samarkand, Register Square consists of three madrassahs: Madrassah Uughbek, MadrassahTillakari, and Madrassah Sherdar
• Bibi Khanum Mosque - Named in honor of the eldest wife of Great Timur (14th century)
• Shah-i-Zinda necropolis (12th-15th century) - The burial place of Kusamibn ibn Abbas, the cousin to the prophet Muhammad
• Ulugbek Observatory - The biggest observatory, built by Ulugbek (15th century)The return to the railway station is at 4:30pm to catch a high-speed train departing for Tashkent at 5pm and and arriving in Tashkent at 7:40pm. The day concludes with a drop-off at any Tashkent hotel.
- Afternoon tea
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Bibi Khanym Mosque
- Entry/Admission - Gur Emir Mausoleum
- Entry/Admission - Registan
- Entry/Admission - Shah-i-Zinda
- Entry/Admission - Ulugbek Madrasah
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of two people per booking is required
If you have a day available this is the tour for you as it covered all the major sites and included lunch. Guide and driver excellent, booked late as we had a spare day in Tashkent but book early to get the fast train.
It was a lovely trip and very smooth. The guides Mr. Shodiyor and the driver forgetting his name now were very good. From the morning taxi pickup at Tashkent to the train journey and then being met by the guides for the day tour of Samarkand, everything was smooth. We loved seeing Samarkand's mosques, mausoleums and tombs with them because we just had a day there. We enjoyed the lunch in a local house. It was a perfect day from 10 to 5 in the city and then back on the train to Tashkent. The taxi driver was there in time to pick us up. We had a small problem later in Tashkent because we needed Uzbek currency in cash and there was difficulty in finding a place where we could withdraw either Uzbek currency or exchange US dollars and because of language issues we could not communicate clearly with the driver on the directions to a place close to our hotel to withdraw the cash. He was a good person and helpful but I think either he did not know the routes well in Tashkent or it was a communication problem because of language. We ended up driving a bit around Tashkent because of this...