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The Golden Journey

Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent

The Jewel of Islam, the Pearl of the East, the Centre of Universe - this is how Samarkand was praised by the writers and poets of old. Like other great centres of the ancient world, such as Babylon, Thebes and Rome, Samarkand has a rich and turbulent past. The magnificent buildings, created by Temur and his successors, have outlasted the ages and still evoke admiration: Registan Square - a visual feast of medieval majolica and mosaics decoration; Shakhi-Zinda complex - a chain of graceful, sparkling blue shrines along the ancient hills of Afrosiab; Gur-Emir Mausoleum - the ultimate haven of Temur and many members of his dynasty, Bibi-Khanum Mosque- the construction full of romance, and, of course, Ulugbek's observatory - the arresting wonder of Samarkand.

We invite you to follow the example of ancient travelers and make the unforgettable Golden Journey to Samarkand!

2 days / 1 night


Days Cities Activities  
Day 01 Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent.

Transfer to Samarkand along the Great Uzbek Highway which follows ancient silk routes (293 km).

The first 'milestone' of the trip is town Gulistan - the capital of Syr Darya Province and big industrial centre of cotton-cleaning industry. After approximately one-hour ride you will reach the settlement Chinoz on the right bank of the Syr Darya river. Two more hours and up you ride to the rocky Pass of Jilanuti in the Turkestan range. Immediately after the pass you enter the area called Bakhmal district famous for its gardens and vineyards. For almost one kilometer along the road all the year round local vendors sell apples and sweet-scented mountain honey; the numerous tea-houses offer the wayfarers shish-kebab and peculiar meat patties.

Arrival in Samarkand.
Accommodation in hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
After lunch proceed with sightseeing in Samarkand.
Dinner at local restaurant in Samarkand.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 02 Samarkand
After breakfast proceed with sightseeing in Samarkand.

Lunch at local restaurant with a variety of Uzbek and European dishes.
In the afternoon transfer back to Tashkent.

Suggested accommodation in:
Type A Type B
Samarkand Registan Plaza 4*
Samarkand Regal Palace 4*

Tour price in USD per pax
PAX 1 2 3 4 5 S/S
Accommodation Type A 684 398 333 283 253 30
Accommodation Type B 630 356 296 248 219 28

  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms
  • Meals full board
  • Entrance fees for Sightseeing spots mentioned. 
  • Overland transportation by AC coach
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Escort guide for the whole tour (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc speaking)
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan   
  • Portage services in airports and hotels
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per pax
  • International airfares
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing

Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not less than 3 days before the group’s arrival.    

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation prior 30 days no penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 15 days 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 1 day 100 % penalty is charged

Sightseeing spots that will be visited during the excursions:

Shahi-Zinda necropolis (14-15c), “Stars above Samarkand” - Ulugbek observatory (15c), “Ruines of Afrosiab” -  the excavation and museum of the ancient town (6 BC-13 AD).
Visit to medieval architectural monuments: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15c), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17c)), Bibi Khanum Mosque. Visit to Samarkand local bazaar.

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