Tour to Samarkand and Bukhara
This three-day trip is specially designed for travellers with a time limit. Visit the main sights of Samarkand and Bukhara with a guide and get an insight into the historical richness of Uzbekistan.
Prices are in US dollars and valid for 2024
Bukhara and Samarkand were the biggest trading centres at the time of the Great Silk Road. They have preserved a lot of architectural buildings, which are worth a visit. Tour to Samarkand and Bukhara from Tashkent on a modern high-speed train that will ensure a comfortable journey.Book now
Transfer to Tashkent’s train station. Morning speed train to Bukhara at 07.30 (3h 50 min). Arrive at Kagan train station. Your driver will meet and drive you to Bukhara (12 km, 20 min). Meet your guide and start a walking tour in Bukhara.
Bukhara was one of the biggest trading centers and stops for caravans during the Great Silk Road and has a very rich history. Visit the favorite square of local citizens Lyabi-Khauz, which is the center of the old town and surrounded by several architectural monuments. You will visit one of the city’s oldest mosques Magoki-Attori and stroll through the three trading domes before reaching Poi-Kalon complex (Kalon Minaret, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Kalon Mosque), which is one of the most beautiful places in the city. The excursion continues to the citadel Ark - the residence of Bukhara’s emirs since the 1st century. Afterwards, discover Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum and Ismail Samani Mausoleum. Overnight stay in Bukhara.
The duration of the tour is around 5 hours.
Continue to explore Bukhara by car today. Visit Madrasah Chor-Minor, which has an unusual architectural style with four minarets. Drive to the holy site of the famous Sufi Bakhouddin Naqshbandi, which is a popular pilgrimage place amongst the locals. Afterwards, visit the Summer Palace of Bukhara’s last emir Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa.
Transfer to train station at 14.50. Speed train to Samarkand at 15.50 (1h 30 min). Transfer to Samarkand hotel. Overnight stay in Samarkand.
The duration of the tour is around 4 hours.
Start your tour in Samarkand with your tour guide by car. Samarkand’s architectural monuments will amaze you with their beauty and brightness of colours. The city’s most famous place is Registan Square, which consists of three impressive madrasahs. You will see the largest historical mosque of Central Asia Bibi-Khanum, next to which the famous Siab bazaar is located (closed on Mondays). Shakhi-Zinda, the street of mausoleums, is one of the holy sites, where one of Prophet Muhammad’s cousins is buried. The Gur-Emir Mausoleum was originally built for Tamerlane’s favourite grandson, but later became a family crypt, where Tamerlane himself was buried as well. Ulugbek, one of Tamerlane’s grandsons, was a great astronomer in the 15th century and built a famous Observatory, which allowed him to make the most precise calculation of the length of the year at his time.
Catch the late afternoon train to Tashkent at 17:00 (1,5 h). Arrive at Tashkent city. Your driver will meet and drive your hotel.
The duration of the tour is around 6 to 7 hours
two nights accommodation based on twin/double room sharing with breakfast
All transfers as per itinerary
Economy class train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand, Samarkand-Bukhara and Bukhara-Tashkent
Guided tour in Samarkand by car
Guided tour in Bukhara (without car)
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Meals are not included
Entrance fees to sights not mentioned in the itinerary
Photo and video fees
Personal travel insurance