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Overnight Tour of Samarkand and Shakhrisabz

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Overnight Tour of Samarkand and Shakhrisabz
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Overnight Tour of Samarkand and Shakhrisabz

Samarkand and Shakhrisabz two important cities of the period of Timur’s (Tamerlane’s) empire. Samarkand was a capital of Timur's empire and Shakrisabz his native town and summer residence. During this short but interesting trip you will visit two beloved cities of Timur.


Day 1: Tashkent – Samarkand

Stop At: Samarqand Province, Samarqand Province
Tashkent – Samarkand

Transfer from hotel"XXXX" in Tashkent to the railway Station at 07:45. Departure to Samarkand with train "Afrosiyob" at 08:30 or train Registon. Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as Rome, Athens and Babylon-  The age of Samarkand is more than 2700 years. Europeans called it the “The Land of Scientists”. A majestic and beautiful city, Samarkand is the city of legends. When Alexander the Great first time saw Samarkand, he said  “ All that I heard about  the beauty of Samarkand is true, but Samarkand is more beautiful than I imagined”.

 Arrival in Samarkand at 10:00 or 12:00
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand Uzbekistan
Gur-Emir Mausoleum -  the burial place of the Great Amir Temur and his dynasty (XIV-XV c.)
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Registan St, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Samarkand 140164 Uzbekistan
Registan Square - the main square of Samarkand. It consists of Madrassah Ulugbek (XV c.)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bibikhonim Street, Bibikhonim Str., Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Bibi Khanum mosque - was named for the honour of the eldest wife of Great Timur (XIV c.).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand Uzbekistan
Shahi-Zinda necropolis - taste the best breads and fruits of Samarkand.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch with Uzbek family. During the Lunch you will observe the pocess of preparing of Uzbek national dish "Plov"

Accommodation included: Overnight in Samarkand. Hotel 3***

Day 2: Samarqand-Shakhrisabz

Stop At: Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan
In the morning at 08:00 drive to Shakhrisabz (1.5hrs). You will go through the pass "Takhtakaracha" (1670 m)

On the road you can wath the scenery of the mountains of Shakhrisabz.Today this wonderful city is known as a native of Amir Temur (Tamerlane). He was born in the neighboring village of Hodja-Ilgar. Becoming the ruler, he turned Shakhrisabz into his summer residence. By the way, at that time Kesh was renamed to Shakhrisabz, which means  “Green city"
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray, Shahrisabz Uzbekistan
Ak-Saray Palace - summer residence of Great Timur (XIV-XV c.).
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shahrisabz, Shahrisabz, Qashqadaryo Province
Mausoleum of Jakhongir and Omar-Shaykh - eldests and dearests sons of Great Timur (XIV c.), Mausoleum of Dorut-Tilovat where conqueror Tamerlane’s father and his spiritual tutor are buried.

Amir Timur's (Tamerlane's) tomb discovered in 1943, when a child playing football fell through the ground.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qarshi, Qarshi, Qashqadaryo Province
Kok-Gumbaz mosque - was built by Ulugbek from the name of his father Shakhruh (XV c.)
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: in local restaruant
Accommodation included: Arrival in Samarkand at16:30 to the train station.In Tashkent Transfer to the hotel"XXX"

Duration:2 days
Commences in:Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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