While the glory days of Tamerlane’s Empire have long passed, Samarkand remains as Uzbekistan’s most renowned city, having reached a worldwide fame that Tamerlane himself could scarcely have imagined. Once you set eyes on this legendary city, you’ll understand why – its impressive medieval structures and intricately designed blue-domed masterpieces are unequalled in all of Central Asia.
The Day Tour to Samarkand via Tashkent is a great option for independent travelers who are passing through Tashkent or are on a tight schedule, yet don’t want to miss the opportunity to experience Samarkand themselves. This day long tour includes train travel from Tashkent to Samarkand and back, plus a full day of exploring the best of Samarkand with an experienced, informative guide.
In the morning a driver will pick you up from your hotel to chauffeur you to the railway station for your Tashkent to Samarkand train. (Journey on the high-speed Afrosiyob train is 2 hrs. 10 min, and on the regular-speed Sharq train, 3 hrs. 10 min).
Your private city tour of Samarkand, led by an experienced, local guide, will include the following:
At the end of your tour the driver will see you off at the railway station for your train ride back to Tashkent. On arrival, you’ll be picked up by your driver and taken to your hotel. End of your Samarkand Day Tour.
Duration of Samarkand Day Tour:
Travel time - approximately 5 hours
City tour time - approximately 6 hours