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Samarkand, Uzbekistan


Samarkand Trips

Few names are as evocative or shrouded in legend as Samarkand. The capital of Timur is the great city at the end of the Golden Road. Here you'll be dazzled by the tilework on the mosques surrounding Registan Square, often described as the most beautiful city square in the world. Then there's the stunning fluted dome of the Gur-i-Emir and the incredible avanue of Shah-i-Zinda, where the buildings are covered in beautiful mosaics.

But our Samarkand tours will also reveal what life is like in Uzbekistan today, with a visit to the huge markets in the city centre, where exotic fruits, nuts and other local produce stretch out before you. This truly is a city like no other.

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Samarkand Adventure Holidays

The Silk Road

19 reviews

Discover the Silk Road's highlights in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
15 Days from $3,849 USD
Guided (Incl. Taxes)
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John Chapman, 2019 The Silk Road

If you want to see classic Silk Road architecture then go to Uzbekistan. ...

Deborah Evans, 2019 The Five Stans of the Silk Road

This is a truly spectacular once in a lifetime trip which I will never forget. I would never have...

Rouna Ali, 2019 The Silk Road