Tashkent – Samarkand

Breakfast is in the hotel.
07:00 – Transfer to the train station.
08:00
 – Departure to Samarkand by high speed train “Afrosiоb” (350 km).
10:08 – Arrival in Samarkand. Meeting at the train station, transfer and accommodation in the hotel.

City tour along Samarkand:
The architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (Alive king) – necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas – the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th c). Gur Emir Mausoleum – Tamerlan’s tomb (14-15th c.) that was built for Temur’s grandson Muhammad-Sultan and the tombs of three other Temurids – sons of Temur – Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek, Ruhabad Mausoleum (“House of Spirit”)(external visit) – the legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhammad (14th c.), Registan Square (“A sandy place”) – the major square of Samarkand: Ulugbeg Madrassah – Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the Madrassah (15th c.), Sher-Dor Madrassah (“Having tigers”) (17th c.), Tillya-Kari Madrassah (“Coated by gold”) – the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all other famous buildings in Central Asia (17th c.). Cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th c.) and world famous Samarkand bazaar – “Siyob.

Overnight is in Samarkand.