Samarkand is a city designated by UNESCO as the "Crossroads of Cultures" and included in the list of World Heritage Sites, so a tour of Samarkand is a must. The history of Samarkand dates back more than 2,500 years, during which time the city managed to survive several conquests and become the capital of the great Timurid Empire. When you choose one of our tours to Samarkand, the famous Registan Complex, legendary Gur-Emir Mausoleum, impressive Bibi Khanym Mosque and mysterious Shah-i Zinda tombs, plus more, will be awaiting you. Tours to Samarkand are an unforgettable adventure!
1 Day | All year round | Gur Emir, Registan, Siab Bazaar, Bibi Khanum, Shakhi-Zinda, Ulugbek Observatory
Samarkand Day Tour from Tashkent (by car) is an ideal way to experience the highlights of Uzbekistan’s legendary city while on a tight schedule or budget. This package includes guided tours of Gur Emir, Registan, Siab Bazaar, Bibi Khanum, Shakhi-Zinda and Ulugbek Observatory.
1 Day | All year round | Registan Square, Siab Bazaar, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shakhi Zinda, Mausoleum of Gur-Emir, Ulugbek Observatory etc.
A one-day city tour of Samarkand will give you an in-depth glimpse into the most beloved and mystical city in all of Uzbekistan. With such magnificent attractions as the Registan, Gul Emir, Ulugbek Observatory and Shakhi Zinda, Samarkand is well worth the visit and will certainly not disappoint.
1 Day | All year round | Gur Emir, Registan Square, Siab Bazaar, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shakhi-Zinda, Ulugbek Observatory
The Day Tour to Samarkand (from Tashkent) is a great option for independent travelers who are on a tight schedule, as the tour includes train travel from Tashkent to Samarkand and back, plus a full day of exploring Samarkand with an experienced, informative guide.
1 Day | All year round | Sarazm, Republican Museum of History, Olim Dodkhoh Madrasah, Panjakent Bazaar, Ancient Penjikent
One-day tour to Penjikent from Samarkand
bridges the gap between Uzbekistan’s flamboyant Samarkand and Tajikistan’s quietly impressive Penjikent, separated by a short distance and an international border. Aided by our knowledgeable guides and drivers, you’ll travel from Samarkand into Tajikistan for a private tour of Sarazm and historical Penjikent (Panjakent).
1 Day | April-October | Hazrat Daud Cave, Aksay Village
Hazrat Daud Cave Tour is a memorable half-day jaunt from Samarkand to a favorite local hideaway rarely visited by foreign tourists. Drive into the mountains for a hike or donkey ride up 1300 stairs to visit Hazrat Daud Cave (King David’s Cave), impressive for its depth and legendary ties to this prophet of old.
2 Days | from mid of April until mid of October | Nuratau Mountains, Aydarkul lake
The Mountain village hiking and Yurt camp tour is a great opportunity to add a journey to nature to your transfer from Samarkand to Tashkent. These two days, spent in nature, will enable you to rest and look closer at the life of Uzbekistan. This tour is ideal for travelers who love natural beauty and privacy.
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Nurata Mountains, Uhum village
Uhum village and Petroglyph Hiking Tour is a short adventure loaded with excitement and beautiful sites. You will experience a rural homestay in the traditionally decorated rooms, get familiar with the daily livelihood activities of locals.
2 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Sentyab village, Nurata, Gijduvan
The Sentyab village homestay tour is a thrilling opportunity to uncover the hidden gems of Uzbekistan. Enjoy staying with the local family at the picturesque mountain village. You will be surrounded by tall mountains, warm hospitality, and homestay facilities, witnessing locals doing their livelihood activities.
2 Days | All year round | Registan Square, Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Kori Madrasah, Siab Bazaar etc.
Samarkand is a city so rich in culture and history that there is simply not enough time to experience it all in a day! With the two-day Samarkand city tour package, you can leisurely wander the ‘must-see’ sites of this enchanting city – Registan, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi Zinda - and still have time for the more hands-on experiences of carpet-weaving, paper-making and exploring an archeological excavation site.
2 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Termez, Jarkurgan, Kumkurgan, Shurchi, Boysun, Derbent, Samarkand
Termez is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, situated in a cradle of civilization and filled with ancient Buddhist temples, sacred Sufi holy sites, coins and pottery from dynasties long vanished from the earth. On a 2-day Termez Tour with OrexCA, you’ll delve into the mysterious and diverse past of Termez, an historical adventure that won’t be soon forgotten.
2 Days | April-October | Aydarkul Lake, Nurata, Sarmish, Gijduvan
The Aydarkul Lake 2-Day Tour takes you into the Kyzylkum Desert to ride camels, swim in Aydarkul Lake, hear folk songs around a campfire and overnight in a traditional yurt. Along the way you’ll stop to explore a remote collection of petroglyphs at Sarmish, see a little-visited mosque and fortress in Nurata and shop for Uzbekistan’s famed ceramics in Gijduvan as the masters themselves teach you about the craft.
2 Days | April-October | Seven Lakes, Sarazm, Penjikent (Panjakent)
Penjikent and Seven Lakes Tour is your ticket to wander the windswept ruins of Sarazm, picnic in the Fann Mountains near the pearly Seven Lakes and get a taste of life in small-town Penjikent (Panjakent), Tajikistan. Conveniently arranged to start and end at your Samarkand hotel, this 2-day tour is packed with the best that Tajikistan’s western border has to offer.
The Short Tour of UNESCO Sights is a well-planned journey to Samarkand and Bukhara, the two cities that have put Uzbekistan on the map. This 3-day tour allows you to re-live history in a manner so rarely possible in our world today. Plus, it can easily be accommodated into your schedule and affords you the option of choosing a Standard, Budget or Transfers package.
On the Uzbekistan Muslim-Friendly Tour you’ll pilgrimage to Tashkent and Samarkand’s most revered religious sites to uncover Islamic art and vibrant mosaics, visit medieval mosques and madrasahs, taste local halal food and pay your respects at the mausoleums of famed Islamic clerics.
5 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
Uzbekistan Quest Tour will take your travels to a whole new level! As you explore the sites of Silk Road cities Samarkand and Bukhara and capital city Tashkent, you will discover history firsthand while completing quest-like tours at each destination.
5 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
Uzbekistan Group Quest Tour combines travel, history, culture and competition in this fun and unique way to explore the Old Silk Road! Follow the prompt or answer the questions given to you at each stop as you discover Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent both independently and with a local guide.
5 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand
Welcome to Uzbekistan Tour is the perfect package for anyone who may have time constraints or other travel plans yet still wants to see the best of Uzbekistan. This 5-day tour will walk you through the must-see sights of Uzbekistan’s three key cities – Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent – with a schedule carefully planned to maximize your time in-country while still allowing for independent exploration and free time.
6 Days | All year round | Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent
Ziyarat Uzbekistan Tour is a 6-day pilgrimage to the most revered sites in Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent, including Imam al-Bukhari Complex, Gur Emir, the seven tombs of the Naqshbandi Sufi Golden Chain and Khazret-Imam Complex, home to the world’s oldest existing Usman Quran.
The Uzbekistan winter group tour is ideal for visiting the country’s most famous sights and monuments when there are fewer tourists. Explore the old town of Tashkent, Registan Square in Samarkand, Lyabi-Hauz in Bukhara, and other places.
6 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
In this tour you will see the most beautiful and magnificent monuments of Samarkand and Bukhara included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. And also visit Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, and learn about the life of local people, their culture, crafts and national cuisine.
6 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
On the Golden Road to Samarkand Tour, join countless travelers before you on the road to one of the greatest cities of all time. You’ll begin your journey in the capital city Tashkent, continue to Samarkand to explore both the well-known and lesser sights of the area, and end in Bukhara, another famed Silk Road city. With this private tour option, you’ll have the freedom to choose the tour structure and price range, allowing for a tour down this well-traveled path that’s uniquely you.
7 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Bukhara, Gijduvan, Samarkand
This tour is designed for those who want to discover the greatest monuments of Islam in Central Asia: ancient mosques and mausoleums of saints. You will visit the holy Bukhara, the great Samarkand and the capital of Uzbekistan - Tashkent.
7 Days | All year round | Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent
Plunge into the world of an oriental fairy tale for a week, visiting fascinating ancient cities with high minarets, blue domes, and thousand-year-old fortresses. You will visit the monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and get acquainted with the unique Uzbek culture.
7 Days | All year round | Khiva, Bukhara, Nurata, Uhum village, Samarkand, Tashkent
While spending a week in Uzbekistan, you will learn about the history and culture of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, and Tashkent. You will see ancient monuments that once amazed traders on the Great Silk Road. The cultural program also offers a trip to the Uhum village in the Nurata mountains, where you will see the local nature and the simple life of the mountain people.
7 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Khorezm
Uzbekistan remains the most-visited country in Central Asia for one key reason: the history of this land remains vibrant and tangible through its numerous palaces, madrasahs, fortresses, mausoleums and monuments. The Historical Spots of Uzbekistan Tour is a weeklong excursion to the greatest historical attractions of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent, and includes individualized options that allow you to truly customize the trip to meet your budget and traveling preferences.
8 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand
On the Uzbekistan Classic Tour history, culture and exotic landscapes await you around every corner! This weeklong trip includes the best of Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent – Uzbekistan’s three most-visited cities – and a mountain trip to visit Charvak Lake and the pine forests of Ugam-Chatkal National Park.
8 Days | All year round | Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent
We have handpicked this 8-day Uzbekistan Caravan Tour from Urgench for you to enjoy Silk Road travel destinations. In just eight days, you will travel through Uzbekistan's biggest towns, including Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, and Tashkent – the country's capital. Upon arrival, you will tour Khiva, a major Silk Road trading city.
Our most popular escorted tour of Uzbekistan in a small group will acquaint you with the most famous ancient cities in Uzbekistan: Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, as well as the modern capital, Tashkent.
8 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Chimgan, Bukhara, Gijduvan, Navoi, Samarkand
Uzbekistan Classic Tour, designed specifically for tourists from India. During the trip you will see the largest pearls of the country: Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent. And each of these cities has its own historical ties with India.
8 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand
In this tour you will see a variety of monuments of oriental architecture that appeared during the heyday of the Silk Road in Uzbekistan. You will walk through the ancient quarters of Bukhara and Khiva, visit the oriental bazaars of Samarkand and Tashkent, and learn a lot about the culture of the Uzbek people.
Uzbekistan remains the most-visited country in Central Asia, and with its ancient architectural wonders, friendly people and mouth-watering food, it’s easy to see why. Uzbekistan Small Group Tour 2020 will take you to the country’s four most beloved cities: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, as well as off the beaten path to overnight in a yurt camp, learn pottery from a local master and travel the lonely desert sands, providing a rich week-long experience.
8 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand
On Crossroads of the World’s Cultures Tour in Uzbekistan, you’ll spend seven memorable days traversing Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, visiting each city’s most acclaimed sights and traveling by Uzbekistan’s new bullet train between the cities. Before and during the tour, you’ll be provided with professional service, support from knowledgeable and friendly local staff and the opportunity to tailor the Crossroads of the World’s Cultures Tour to suit your personal preferences.
Explore your world on the Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan 8-Day Tour, from historic Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent to the ultra-modern Khan-Shatyr eco mall of Nur-Sultan. Weave your way through the marvels of Samarkand, Bukhara and Almaty, soak up the beauty of Charyn Canyon and expand your horizon with private tours and daily interactions with Central Asia along the way.
9 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Ellik Kala, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand
The Ancient Cities of the Orient Tour is a 9-day expedition to Uzbekistan’s most famed destinations in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and the Kyzylkum Desert. The desert fortresses that comprise the Golden Ring of Ancient Khorezm; the Ark Fortress where powerful emirs once ruled; the 2,000-year old remains of Ming Urik that now sit in the middle of a modern capital city; and the exquisite tomb of Tamerlane, whose exterior rivals many palaces, are all awaiting you on your customized, private journey!
10 Days | Autumn | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Gijduvan, Samarkand
The Uzbekistan Relaxed Group Tour 2023 allows you to experience the very best of Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Gijduvan and Samarkand at a laid-back pace that will not leave you feeling tired, rushed or overwhelmed.
10 Days | All year round | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Nurata, Samarkand
The Silk Road Caravan in Uzbekistan Tour retraces the steps of ancient merchants through the famed cities of Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara, Gijduvon, Samarkand and Tashkent. This extensive 10-day Uzbekistan tour includes unhurried time to tour each major city plus an overnight stay in a yurt camp, visit to off-the-beaten-path petroglyphs and tour of a fortress built by Alexander the Great.
Uzbekistan-Tajikistan 10-Day Tour is one of our most unique excursions - travel through isolated border and mountain enclaves, sprawling village bazaars, and a famed mountain pass and canyon once accessed by world conquerors. Tour the birthplace of Tamerlane and experience renowned Samarkand, Bukhara and Dushanbe before a refreshing day spent at Tajikistan’s Iskanderkul Lake.
On the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan 11-Day Tour you’ll discover Central Asia’s two most popular countries. Ride the metro in Tashkent, learn carpet-weaving skills in Samarkand, and enjoy nomadic hospitality in mountainous Kochkor, Song Kul and Issyk-Kul. From Bukhara to Bishkek to Burana Tower, this is a journey full of learning, discovery and relaxation in Central Asia’s heartland.
12 Days | August | Tashkent, Nukus, Khorezm, Khiva, Bukhara, Nurata, Samarkand
Join like-minded travellers on this small group tour of Uzbekistan’s historical, cultural, and scenic highlights! Explore the fabled Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and Tashkent, as well as some of Uzbekistan’s more ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destinations.
Uzbekistan has long excelled in craftsmanship, thanks in part to the influence of Tamerlane, who encouraged the arts to flourish during his reign. The Uzbek Art and Culture Tour will take you through the workshops, museums and architectural wonders of Tashkent, Fergana Valley, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva and Nukus, a 12-day journey filled with artistic inspiration and cultural appreciation.
On the Treasures of Uzbekistan In-Depth Tour you’ll retrace the footsteps of explorers of old as you discover this glorious land for yourself. Leave no stone unturned on this 2-week expedition that carries you from metropolitan Tashkent to the barren desert of Nukus, from the grand vestiges of legendary Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand to mysterious remains at Termez and Shakhrisabz, with cultural and historical treasures awaiting you around every corner.