Overnight Tour of Samarkand and Shakhrisabz
  • Overnight Tour of Samarkand and Shakhrisabz

    Samarkand and Shakhrisabz two important cities of the period of Timur’s (Tamerlane’s) empire. Samarkand was a capital of Timur's empire and Shakrisabz his native town and summer residence. During this short but interesting trip you will visit two beloved cities of Timur.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Tashkent – Samarkand

    Stop At: Samarqand Province, Samarqand Province
    Tashkent – Samarkand

    Transfer from hotel"XXXX" in Tashkent to the railway Station at 07:45. Departure to Samarkand with train "Afrosiyob" at 08:30 or train Registon. Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as Rome, Athens and Babylon-  The age of Samarkand is more than 2700 years. Europeans called it the “The Land of Scientists”. A majestic and beautiful city, Samarkand is the city of legends. When Alexander the Great first time saw Samarkand, he said  “ All that I heard about  the beauty of Samarkand is true, but Samarkand is more beautiful than I imagined”.

     Arrival in Samarkand at 10:00 or 12:00
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand Uzbekistan
    Gur-Emir Mausoleum -  the burial place of the Great Amir Temur and his dynasty (XIV-XV c.)
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Registan St, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Samarkand 140164 Uzbekistan
    Registan Square - the main square of Samarkand. It consists of Madrassah Ulugbek (XV c.)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bibikhonim Street, Bibikhonim Str., Samarqand, Uzbekistan
    Bibi Khanum mosque - was named for the honour of the eldest wife of Great Timur (XIV c.).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand Uzbekistan
    Shahi-Zinda necropolis - taste the best breads and fruits of Samarkand.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch with Uzbek family. During the Lunch you will observe the pocess of preparing of Uzbek national dish "Plov"

    Accommodation included: Overnight in Samarkand. Hotel 3***


    Day 2: Samarqand-Shakhrisabz

    Stop At: Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan
    In the morning at 08:00 drive to Shakhrisabz (1.5hrs). You will go through the pass "Takhtakaracha" (1670 m)

    On the road you can wath the scenery of the mountains of Shakhrisabz.Today this wonderful city is known as a native of Amir Temur (Tamerlane). He was born in the neighboring village of Hodja-Ilgar. Becoming the ruler, he turned Shakhrisabz into his summer residence. By the way, at that time Kesh was renamed to Shakhrisabz, which means  “Green city"
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray, Shahrisabz Uzbekistan
    Ak-Saray Palace - summer residence of Great Timur (XIV-XV c.).
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Shahrisabz, Shahrisabz, Qashqadaryo Province
    Mausoleum of Jakhongir and Omar-Shaykh - eldests and dearests sons of Great Timur (XIV c.), Mausoleum of Dorut-Tilovat where conqueror Tamerlane’s father and his spiritual tutor are buried.

    Amir Timur's (Tamerlane's) tomb discovered in 1943, when a child playing football fell through the ground.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Qarshi, Qarshi, Qashqadaryo Province
    Kok-Gumbaz mosque - was built by Ulugbek from the name of his father Shakhruh (XV c.)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: in local restaruant
    Accommodation included: Arrival in Samarkand at16:30 to the train station.In Tashkent Transfer to the hotel"XXX"

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Wheelchair accessible"
    "Dress code is smart casual"



    • Hora de Inicio7:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      We will inform you 2 days before (we will wait at the hotel or airport with your name)

      Airports

      • Tashkent International Airport, Tashkent, Uzbekistan



    • Duración: 2 days
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Incluye

    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Lunch - 2-course lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and hotel drop-off
    • Train ticket

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Gur Emir Mausoleum
    • Entry/Admission - Registan
    • Entry/Admission - Shah-i-Zinda
    • Entry/Admission - The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray
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