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A city tour of Samarkand: the pearl of the east! 🇬🇧🇷🇺

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Registered on July 09, 2023

Hello dear guests, welcome to Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 My name is Fayoziddin, I am a tour guide in the ancient and beautiful city of Samarkand. I, a certified guide with 8 years of experience, can speak Russian and English. I with my team conduct individual and group tours in Samarkand, Bukhara and Shakhrisabz. Let’s discover our beautiful cities together!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Hello! My name is Fayoziddin, I am a tour guide in the ancient and beautiful city of Samarkand.

Itinerary:

The Gur-Emir Mausoleum is the burial place of Tamerlane and his descendants. You will hear related facts and legends.

Registan Square is a visiting card of Samarkand. I will tell you about the magnificent mosques and madrasahs located in it.

Bibi-Khanum Cathedral Mosque - You will admire its sky-blue dome and arch the size of the Milky Way.

Hazrat Khizr Mosque was reconstructed in the 19th century, replacing the one destroyed in the 13th century. The original mosque on this site dates back to the 8th century.

The memorial complex Shakhi-Zinda is one of the mysterious architectural monuments of Samarkand. It is believed that this is where the grave of Kusam ibn Abbas, an associate of the Prophet Muhammad himself, is located.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1/4, Universitetskiy Boulevard Бўстон...
    1/4, Universitetskiy Boulevard Бўстонсарой кўчаси, Samarqand, Uzbekistan
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    Our a meeting place will be Mausoleum of Amir Temur ( Gur-e Amir).

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    Entrance not included
    Gur-e Amir

    Amir Timur and his beloved grandchildren Muhammad Sultan, Ulugbek and other family members are buried here. I will tell you about the architectural solutions of this place, about the affairs and fate of Timur and about the interior decoration of the tomb - I’m sure you will be captivated by the “starry sky”!

  • 2
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    In the 15th-17th centuries it was the educational and spiritual center of the city. You will examine in detail the madrassas located on it: Ulugbek, Sherdor and Tallyakari. And I will share the features of the brilliant architecture of the Timurid era. You will imagine the times when these buildings served as religious schools and scientific centers, “read” the plots of the facades and simply enjoy the beauty of the complex.

  • 3
    Entrance not included
    Bibi-Khanym Mosque

    Here we will talk about Amir Tamer again. He dreamed of building the best mosque in the world - inside you will learn more about this and discover ancient legends.

  • 4
    Free admission
    Hazrat Khizr Mosque

    Hazrat Khizr Mosque was reconstructed in the 19th century, replacing the one destroyed in the 13th century. The original mosque on this site dates back to the 8th century and this Mosque was built on the site of a Zoroastrian temple.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Shah-i-Zinda

    One of the most mysterious architectural monuments of Samarkand. You will be impressed by the string of elegant, sparkling blue tombs where royalty and nobility are buried.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Corrado 23 May 2024
The Hague

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excellent tour and very friendly guide!
Cathryn 23 May 2024
Koror

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Travelled alone - May 2024
This tour felt like a bait and switch. The guide assigned met the group and then passed us on to his "brother" who actually gave the tour. The brother spent about 1/2 half of the tour time giving the tour. The rest of the time he was either taking and making calls or trying to sell a paid tour he was organizing for the next day. Based on this experience I don't recommend this tour and will not use this platform again. Nice try though.
MARI 22 May 2024
Dubai

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Amazing tour guide! Well versed about the history of Uzbekistan. Very patient and professional. Highly recommended !
Luiz 22 May 2024
Dubai

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great tour Fayoz is very knowledgeable
Heike 22 May 2024
Lüneburg

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Interesting tour to some of the main sights of samarkand. The guide is very knowlegdable and gave a lot of information about the sights and history of samarkand and uzbekistan.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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