Samarkand Experience

Samarkand Experience

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Tour - 5 days

Tashkent is the modern, buzzing capital of Uzbekistan and the only gateway to this rich and fascinating country. Its city centre is a mix of old and new and the city has a definite European feel and appeal. Samarkand on the contrary, a mere 2-hour high speed, comfortable train ride from Tashkent, boasts its opulent architecture dating back to the high time of wealth as the centre of the Silk trade.

Registan square and its colourful madrassah, its Bibikhanum mosque and lively bazaars have earned Samarkand nicknames such as ‘The Mirror of The World’, the garden of Soul’ or ‘The Pearl of the Orient. Want to check for yourself? Why not head there and find out for yourself?

Strong points:
  • Domes, squares and azure colours imported from India

  • Luxuriously decorated Quran school facades

  • Tiny doors that make you bow for the Quran verses painted above them

  • Probably the most impressive square in Uzbekistan: Registan Square

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Day 1


Tashkent is the gateway to and capital of Uzbekistan. As soon as you arrive, your airport - hotel transfer awaits. Start your city exploration in your own time tour at your own pace. The contrast between old and new is nowhere more apparent than here. Glass, modern constructions rub shoulders with historic edifices and yet there is no culture shock. The city feels very European and safe and travel within the city is easy and efficient. Make sure to visit the old city centre at dusk when the all main monuments are lit and a fairy-tale like atmosphere looms over this part of town. There is a choice of local and international restaurants (Turkish, Italian, Korean).

Day 2


Day 3

Tashkent - Samarkand

Day 4


Day 5

Samarkand - Tashkent

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