Samarkand Tours

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!

One-Day Samarkand City Tour One-Day Samarkand City Tour
from US$ 69
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.
Day Tour to Samarkand (from Tashkent) Day Tour to Samarkand (from Tashkent)
from US$ 156
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.
One-day Tour to Penjikent from Samarkand One-day Tour to Penjikent from Samarkand
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).
Hazrat Daud Cave Tour (from Samarkand)
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.
Two-Day Samarkand City Tour Two-Day Samarkand City Tour
from US$ 123
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.
Two-Day Termez Tour Two-Day Termez Tour
from US$ 350
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.
Aydarkul Lake 2-Day Tour
from US$ 180
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.
Penjikent and Seven Lakes Tour (from Samarkand) Penjikent and Seven Lakes Tour (from Samarkand)
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.
Short Tour of UNESCO Sights Short Tour of UNESCO Sights
from US$ 305
3 Days | All year round | Bukhara, Samarkand
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.
Welcome to Uzbekistan Tour Welcome to Uzbekistan Tour
from US$ 375
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.
Winter Small Group Tour: New Year 2020-2021 in Samarkand Winter Small Group Tour: New Year 2020-2021 in Samarkand
US$ 590
6 Days | Winter | Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand
The Winter Small Group Tour: New Year 2020-2021 in Samarkand offers travellers an unforgettable celebration with a New Year’s week spent in Uzbekistan’s three main cities – Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand. This tour option, affordable and ideal for a short trip over winter break, includes adequate time for independent exploration, a personal tour of Samarkand, an Uzbek cooking class and a New Year celebration in the very heart of Central Asia.
Uzbekistan Group Tour: Silk & Spice Festival: Bukhara 2020-2021 Itinerary Silk and Spice Festival: Uzbekistan Small Group Tour 2020-2021
US$ 640
6 Days | May | Tashkent, Samarkant, Bukhara
The annual Silk & Spice Festival in Uzbekistan will transport you to the Bukhara of centuries ago, when caravans loaded with silk and spices traveled from China to Europe, braving deserts and mountain passes to reach blooming valleys and caravanserais. On the Uzbekistan Group Tour: Silk & Spice Festival 2020 you’ll have a private guided tour of Uzbekistan’s two most renowned cities, Samarkand and Bukhara, and ample time to enjoy the Silk & Spice Festival, a chance to join a local celebration for a festive and unforgettable experience.
Golden Road to Samarkand Tour Golden Road to Samarkand Tour
from US$ 415
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.
Historical Spots of Uzbekistan Tour Historical Spots of Uzbekistan
from US$ 585
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.
Uzbekistan Small Group Tour 2020-2021 Uzbekistan Small Group Tour 2020-2021
US$ 990
8 Days | Spring, summer, autumn | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand
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.
Crossroads of the World’s Cultures Tour Crossroads of the World’s Cultures Tour
from US$ 640
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.
Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan 8-Day Tour Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan 8-Day Tour
8 Days | April-October | Tashkent, Bukhara, Gijduvan, Samarkand, Almaty, Nur-Sultan
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.
Ancient Cities of the Orient Tour Ancient Cities of the Orient Tour
from US$ 870
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!
Silk Road Caravan in Uzbekistan Tour Silk Road Caravan in Uzbekistan Tour
from US$ 940
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 Uzbekistan-Tajikistan 10-Day Tour
10 Days | April-October | Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
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.
Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan 11-Day Tour Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan 11-Day Tour
11 Days | June-September | Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Bishkek, Kochkor, Burana, Son-Kul, Issyk-Kul
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.
Uzbek Art and Culture Tour Uzbek Art and Culture Tour
from US$ 1,010
12 Days | March-October | Tashkent, Kokand, Fergana, Margilan, Rishtan, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva, Nukus
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.
Treasures of Uzbekistan In-Depth Tour Treasures of Uzbekistan In-Depth Tour
from US$ 1,220
14 Days | April-October | Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Termez
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.