Arrival in train station 1 hour before departure!
08:00 – Departure to Samarkand by comfortable high speed train “Afrosiab” (350 km).
10:10 – Arrival in Samarkand. Meeting at the train station.
Excursion in Samarkand:
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.), 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), cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th c.), world famous Samarkand bazaar – “Siyob”. Visiting of Observatory of Ulugbek 15th c.).
16:00 – Transfer to train station.
17:00 – Departure to Tashkent by comfortable high speed train “Afrosiab” (350 km).
19:10 – Arrival in Tashkent.