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Day Schedule

➤Breakfast at the hotel

➤Meet the guide and start of the guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher), after lunch: Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory

➤Evening El Meros folk show

➤Overnight at the hotel


Dating to the 8th century BC, Samarkand is famous for its ancient craftwork traditions. In Samarkand, we’ll start our city tour with a visit to the Guri-Emir Mausoleum. Then relax and watch a traditional folk dance show in beautiful Registan Square, the cultural and historical heart of Samarkand. After lunch, we head to the Bibi-Khanym Mosque. Built by Timur in the 15th century, it’s one of the most magnificent mosques in Islam. From there, walk to Siab bazaar, a produce market famous for local delicacies like dried fruits, sweets, specialty bread and nuts.

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