Samarkand Day Tour

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Samarkand Day Tour

Country: Uzbekistan
City: Samarkand
Duration: 5-7 hours
Group size: maximum of 12 people, at least 1 person
The route: Samarkand, the old town
Tour type: culture, history, architecture
Tours: individual and group
Activity: Average, walking tour
Dates of departure in 2017: every day

 One day Samarkand city tour will introduce you to the monuments of medieval architecture and history of the ancient city. The tour begins with a review of one of the greatest attractions of Samarkand - Tomb of Tamerlane.
You will be able to appreciate the skill of the ancient builders and architects. Due to the unique architectural styles, beautiful and unique exterior and interior decoration of buildings, the great masters of antiquity wrote a page in the history of world culture.

Tour in Samarkand leads through the main square of Registan - the city center and finishes with the trip to the suburbs of the city to the museum of Afrosiab, Ulugbek’s observatory, and the tomb of St. Daniel. Many of these monuments were built during the reign of the Timurids, and some of them entered the UNESCO World Heritage List.
According to historians, Samarkand - is "Rome of the East", "The peak of the earth."

Day 1: City Tour Samarkand

TOUR PROGRAM

Meet your guide at the hotel. The tour begins with a visit to the symbol of Samarkand - the mausoleum Gur-Emir (the tomb of Amir Temur and his children). Then we proceed to the nearby mausoleum Rukhabad. Then the tour will continue at the Registan Square. Registan square - is a complex of three monuments: Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century), Sher-Dor Madrassah(17th century), and Madrasah Tillya Kori (17th century). Within 5 minutes walk there is the magnificent and the biggest mosque of Bibi Khanum. This facility will make an unforgettable impression on you. Near the mosque there is the famous Samarkand Bazaar - Siab, which is more than 500 years. Nearby is another mosque Hazrat-Khizr and the Royal Necropolis Shahi Zinda (“Alive king”). Next we will visit the Museum of the Ulugbek’s observatory, which was built in the 15th century for studying astronomy. After that we go to the ancient settlement of Afrasiab, where is now open Afrasiab Museum. Then we proceed to the northern suburb of the settlement, where on the steep bank of the river Siab is the tomb of Khodja Daniyar, better known as the prophet Daniel, who equally revere the followers of Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
On this tour ends.
 

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