Samarkand City Tour With TravelBliss

Samarkand City Tour With TravelBliss

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$40

Duration

5-7 hours

Location

Samarkand

Route

Samarkand

   Samarkand City Tour With TravelBliss

Description

Tour itinerary:
Our guide and driver will meet you at your Hotel, train Station or Airport in Samarkand. The tour begins with a visit to Ulugbek Observatory, where part of the sextant from the 15th century is preserved. Continue to Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque. Walking through an alley with souvenir shops, you will reach the spectacular Registan Square which has been the center of Samarkand for many centuries. During sightseeing you will have a chance to visit the colorful Siab bazaar with stalls full of oriental sweets, local fruits and variety of freshly baked traditional breads. The last point of interest to be visited is Gur-Emir Mausoleum – the final resting place of Timur, a great emperor. End of the tour.
         This is the best Samarkand tour for visiting this great city in just one day. Of all of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan, Samarkand is the most majestic: the squares were once filled with merchants from far and wide, and the halls of these grand buildings were walked by some of most important scholars of their time. Start with the Ulugbek Observatory, a museum dedicated to the achievements and work of scientists from generations past. Shahi-Zinda, a winding alley lined with intricately-decorated mausoleums, is the next stop, followed by Bibi-Khanum Mosque, still impressive even though it has laid in ruins for centuries. Registan Square is the crown jewel of Samarkand, a symbol of Samarkand’s history as a trade and cultural center on the Silk Road. Finish up the tour with stops at Siab Bazaar, perfect for wandering among vendors of dried fruits, colorful cloths, and freshly-baked bread, and Gur-Emir Mausoluem, the final resting place of Timur, one of the greatest rulers of Central Asia. For just one day, you’ll be back in the time of the Silk Road, walking the streets of Samarkand and seeing the monuments of this great city.|
All tours on this Website require payment at tour start time.

Price includes:    

  1. Guide:Russian. English. Spanish. Italian. French. German.
  2. Transport air conditioned: Sedan, Hyundai Staria, Bus
Prices per person.
  • 1 person in a group – 120$ per person
  • 2 persons in a group – 60$ per person
  • 3 persons in a group – 40$ per person

Our creative plan

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.