Tour to Samarkand for one day by high-speed train Afrosiab
Tour to Samarkand for one day by high-speed train “Afrosiab.” Samarkand is one of the great cities of the Silk Road. Here intertwined all trade routes. The beauty of the local buildings is simply amazing. Each building is unique and majestic. Most of the historical and architectural monuments are built of facing glaze, which gives the buildings an indescribable beauty. Many buildings are decorated with paintings and gilding as well. The main attraction of Samarkand — “Registan,” the most beautiful square in the world, which is surrounded by many architectural monuments.
Tour to Samarkand for one day by high-speed train “Afrosiab”
Day 1 Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent
Your tour to Samarkand begin in Tashkent railway station.
at 07:30 am. – departure by Afrasiab train from Tashkent to Samarkand.
at 09:40 am. - arrival in Samarkand.
A guide will meet you at the station and will take you on the tour around Samarkand.
The tour around Samarkand will start with the main attraction of the city - “Registan” - the most magnificent square of Samarkand which represents a unique ensemble of madrasahs. The oldest of those madrasahs is “Ulugbek” school; the walls of “Sher-Dor” are decorated with the depictions of lion heads’ and the Gilded school “Tilla-Kari” complies with its name interior decoration.
Further along the tour around Samarkand you will see:
The family tomb “Gur-Emir” where, according to the legend, the mortal remains of Timur and his heirs were buried;
Really majestic architectural structure is the cathedral mosque built in the period of medieval Samarkand, “Bibi-Khanum” which reveals Timur’s obsession with gigantism;
Then you will have a short break for rest and lunch during which you will have a chance to taste Samarkand pilaw. After you will continue to visit historical sites and explore the unique architecture of the city.
Replenishing strength from a hearty and delicious lunch, you will continue your tour of Samarkand with the "Shahi-Zinda Mausoleum" complex. A visit to this amazing place is also included in the program content of the tour. "Shahi Zinda" - is one of the world-famous ancient tombs of royalty. Here you can see the burial place of the Kusam Ibn Abbas, a close associate and cousin of the prophet Muhammad.
The tomb of “Khoja Daniyar” which is currently esteemed by all believers, was constructed in honor of St. Daniel, and when over time the tomb increased in size from the outbuildings, it was covered with a magnificent sarcophagus (the guide will tell an exciting and beautiful legend about the healing spring and its origin, about the tradition of tying ribbons in the trees);
The ancient settlement “Afrosiab” will amaze with the endlessness of loessial hills. Once upon a time the city life of the Sogdian Marakanda was actively humming;
And who hasn’t heard about “Ulugbek” Observatory yet? It is a medieval creation with a forty-meter quadrant which enabled to make a lot of incredible discoveries at that time that are highly applicable nowadays.
After an emotionally exciting day you will be taken back to Samarkand railway station.
at 05:00 pm. – departure of Afrasiab train from Tashkent to Samarkand.
at 07:00 pm. - arrival in Tashkent, tour termination in the railway station.
Tour price includes
- train ticket Tashkent – Samarkand – Tashkent, econom class;
- excursion in Samarkand according to the program with a local guide in English (if necessary the guide is provided in German, Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Russian);
- cost of entrance tickets in Samarkand;
- transport services in Samarkand;
- lunch in Samarkand;
- photo & video costs during the city tour program.
Tour price excludes
- personal expenses.