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Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis Tours

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis
Shah-i-Zinda, one of Samarkand’s most popular sites, is a street of tombs containing some of the most spectacular tile work in the world. Established over a millennia ago, temples, mausoleums, and other religious structures have been added over the centuries – mostly between the 14th and 19th centuries – making it a fascinating study in architectural style.

The innermost shrine (and the holiest structure) comprises a complex of quiet rooms believed to be the tomb of Qusam ibn-Abbas, cousin of the Prophet Mohammed who brought Islam to the region in the 7th century. The Shodi Mulk Oko Mausoleum, one of the most beautiful tombs in the Shah-i-Zinda complex, is covered in majolica and terracotta that needed little restoration when the rest of the complex was aggressively restored in 2005.

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Shah-i-Zinda remains a place of pilgrimage for many Muslims, so remember to dress conservatively during your visit.
Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Hours: April to October 7am-8pm; November to March 9am-5pm
Admission: 6,000S
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Skip the Line: Shahi Zinda - Entrance ticket

Skip the Line: Shahi Zinda - Entrance ticket

The only place in Central Asia where a relative of the prophet was buried and only where you can see the evolution of architecture over 20 centuries
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$3.90
From
US$3.90

Explore Samarkand as a Local

Explore Samarkand as a Local

Chance to discover Samarkand with the people who make it - it's population. We take you to the hidden corners of the city - show you the city from the perspective of locals. Together with you we not only visit the sites mentioned but do the local rituals, go to the village and show you authentic village life, visit the restaurants where locals eat.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$90.00
Price varies by group size
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US$90.00
Price varies by group size

Samarkand City Tour

Samarkand City Tour

Great opportunity for travelers to explore Samarkand. This one day tour helps you to explore the world's cultural and historical heritage and gives you the best travel experience.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$119.00
From
US$119.00

Samarkand One Day City Tour

Samarkand One Day City Tour

Rome of the East, pearl of Asia - Amazing Samarkand! With us in one day you will be able to get acquainted with the magnificent city. Our professional guides and drivers will help you feel the admiration of the city. Not without reason Alexander the Great said that "More beautiful than I expected"
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$89.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$89.00
Price varies by group size

The Golden City of Samarkand Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

The Golden City of Samarkand Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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As the author of an award-winning book about Central Asia, let me take you on a voyage of discovery, exploring Samarkand’s rich heritage and unearthing the stories of the people and places of this fascinating land. Starting at the dazzling majolica and terracotta tile-covered 9th Century Shah-I-Zinda, the "Tomb of the Living King," our route proceeds to modern-day Samarkand's major market, the vibrant Siab Bazaar. We'll visit the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, learning about local folklore, history and present-day politics en route to the turquoise domes and tapering minarets of the Registan, the Holy Grail of most visitors to Uzbekistan. This tour also allows for more exploratory detours and the possibility of stops at popular local chaikhanas (tea houses). The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
From
US$5.20
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US$5.20

Samarkand Sightseeing Ride: Enjoy 8 Hours Private Taxi

Samarkand Sightseeing Ride: Enjoy 8 Hours Private Taxi

Make the most out of your stay in Samarkand – Tamerlane’s Capital and let your local driver show you around in a fully customizable tour! Admire the most popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car. This is an excellent choice for day tours when walking or public transports can be exhausting and wasting of time. Because many of Samarkand’s most popular sites are not close to each other. Our drivers are not tour guides and some of them may not speak English. Their service is simple: take you to the places you wish and wait until you finish exploring. But of course, you can ask your driver anything about landmarks, culture, history, local foods or restaurants. Google Translator can be very helpful
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.94
per group
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US$56.94
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Samarkand city history, architecture and the culture tour

Samarkand city history, architecture and the culture tour

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Go back in time and let yourself be amazed by the Heart of Samarkand - Registan and the legendary city Afrosiab. Magical and full of history, the capital of the one of greatest conquerors of the world Amir Timur. The double domes of Shahi-Zinda Necropolis are majestically located to attract the city’s visitors. This tour includes air conditioned sedan car, English speaking guide. This tour starts from anywhere in Samarkand and ends at Bibkhanum Mosques near Siab Bazar.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
per group
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US$76.93
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Samarkand, the unique capital of empire of Amir Temur

Samarkand, the unique capital of empire of Amir Temur

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This tour gives you a quick overview of the empire of Amir Temur the great empire. Samarkand is an architectural and cultural center of Uzbekistan and the whole Central Asia, the beauty of this city will never leave your memories.
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  • 4 to 9 hours
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US$135.00
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US$135.00

Samarkand Night City

Samarkand Night City

Rome of the East! Pearl of Asia! Amazing Samarkand! With us in one night you will be able to get acquainted with the magnificent city. And again you will be sure that not without reason Alexander the great said that "More beautiful than I expected"
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.13
Price varies by group size
From
US$45.13
Price varies by group size

Samarkand One Day Tour

Samarkand One Day Tour

Rome of the East, pearl of Asia - Amazing Samarkand! With us in one day you will be able to get acquainted with the magnificent city. Our professional guides and drivers will help you feel the admiration of the city. Not without reason Alexander the Great said that "More beautiful than I expected"
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$94.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$94.00
Price varies by group size

Samarkand One Day Tour

Samarkand One Day Tour

Rome of the East, pearl of Asia - Amazing Samarkand! With us in one day you will be able to get acquainted with the magnificent city. Our professional guides and drivers will help you feel the admiration of the city. Not without reason Alexander the great said that "More beautiful than I expected"
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$89.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$89.00
Price varies by group size

Samarkand City Tour

Samarkand City Tour

Rome of the East, pearl of Asia - Amazing Samarkand! With us in one day you will be able to get acquainted with the magnificent city. Our professional guides and drivers will help you feel the admiration of the city. Not without reason Alexander the Great said that "More beautiful than I expected"
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$79.00
Price varies by group size
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US$79.00
Price varies by group size

Samarkand Full Day Private Tour: Explore, Experience and Enjoy Like A Local

Samarkand Full Day Private Tour: Explore, Experience and Enjoy Like A Local

It is a private and flexible tour which makes it unique for our guests. Get a good sleep after a long flight to Uzbekistan and start the day any time you want. We come to pick you up at your hotel and explore the city together in a comfortable private car. As a local, we not only introduce you to the city sightseeing but also to the culture, gastronomy and local lifestyle. Maximize your limited time and get most of the city. Your private local guide and comfortable car will serve you up to 8 hours guiding you via all top best sights of Samarkand. Stop by any time any place to do some shopping or have some bite or just to take a good photo. Leave your selfie stick at home. Your guide is always ready to capture you at beautiful sights.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.66
per group
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US$80.66
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Tour in Samarkand & Bukhara with Fergana valley (8d7n)

Tour in Samarkand & Bukhara with Fergana valley (8d7n)

Trip Type: Small and Big Group Group trips average __ travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The minimum is usually no less than 4, and the maximum is no more than 50 but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details. For anyone curious about the beginnings of international commerce, and with it the spread of religious ideas, art, language and culture, a visit to this newly reopening country is a must. Here are Uzbekistan’s top Silk Road sights.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$770.00
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US$770.00

Tour in Samarkand, Bukhara with Nurata (7d6n)

Tour in Samarkand, Bukhara with Nurata (7d6n)

IS THIS TOUR FOR YOU? Trip Type: Small and Big Group The minimum is usually no less than 4, and the maximum is no more than 50 but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details. Travel Style: Classic All of the sightseeing, culture, access, and You-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price. Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Physical Grading: 2 - Light Light walking and nothing too challenging.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$710.00
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US$710.00

Welcome to Uzbekistan 7d6n

Welcome to Uzbekistan 7d6n

IS THIS TOUR FOR YOU? Trip Type: Small and Big Group The minimum is usually no less than 4, and the maximum is no more than 60 but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details. Travel Style: Classic All of the sightseeing, culture, access, and You-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price. Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Physical Grading: 2 - Light Light walking and nothing too challenging.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$725.00
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US$725.00

Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

IS THIS TOUR FOR YOU? Trip Type: Small and Big Group Group trips average __ travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The minimum is usually no less than 4, and the maximum is no more than 60 but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details. Travel Style: Classic All of the sightseeing, culture, access, and You-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price. Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Physical Grading: 2 - Light Light walking and nothing too challenging.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,200.00
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US$1,200.00

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan (13d12n)

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan (13d12n)

Trip Type: Small and Big Group Group trips average __ travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The minimum is usually no less than 4, and the maximum is no more than 50 but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details. Central Asia Three stans - stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. It is also colloquially referred to as "the -stans" as the countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of". Central Asia has historically been closely tied to its nomadic peoples and the Silk Road. It has acted as a crossroads for the movement of people, goods, and ideas between Europe, Western Asia, South Asia, and East Asia. The Silk Road connected Muslim lands with the people of Europe, India, and China. 
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  • 4 to 7 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,520.00
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MAGNIFICENT UZBEKISTAN 6d5n

MAGNIFICENT UZBEKISTAN 6d5n

Trip Type: Small and Big Group The minimum is usually no less than 4, and the maximum is no more than 60 but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$650.00
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US$650.00

Colourful Uzbekistan (9d7n)

Colourful Uzbekistan (9d7n)

Trip Type: Small and Big Group The minimum is usually no less than 4, and the maximum is no more than 50 but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details. Unforgettable Journey Garant Travel is dedicated to creating and facilitating travel experience to develop awareness of each person to the place and the culture they are visiting. We specialize in sectors Inbound & Outbound and continue to develop products and provide services to each client with the experience and the best price. Our Mission To introduce the best of what there is in Central Asia. Which is natural beauty, culture and ethnicity. Being a leader in the travel industry sectors Inbound, our experience since 2009 is a strong foundation to organize your trip
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$830.00
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US$830.00

Samarkand City Pass All Inclusive

Samarkand City Pass All Inclusive

Don't stay in line and don't to print it. You can easily and without waiting in line to go to the sightseeing only by showing an e-ticket on your device
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$54.00
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US$54.00

Samarkand City Pass Standart

Samarkand City Pass Standart

Don't stay in line and don't to print it. You can easily and without waiting in line to go to the sightseeing only by showing an e-ticket on your device
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.00
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US$29.00

1 Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent

1 Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent

Some people believe that Samarkand has something for everyone. For instance, this city is home to Islamic culture and architectura. During this tour you visit mosques, mausoleums, memorials of personalities who made a good contribution to civilization of the world. The tour will take you to the mystical history.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133.00
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US$133.00

Guide / excursion service in Samarkand

Guide / excursion service in Samarkand

This excursion allows you to visit the main monuments of Samarkand with a professional Uzbek guide. It will be a constituted group limited to 20 people. Taking this excursion you benefit from several advantages including the guarantee of the services of a perfectly French-speaking guide and connoisseur of the city even during the high season where finding a guide is not easy. Then you have freedom for the meal and entrance fees. Then you visit the city on foot allowing you to take a pleasant walk and avoid transportation costs. Finally, you have a very attractive price to make your day more rewarding.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$10.00
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US$10.00

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Q:
What are Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis hours of operation?
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Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis hours of operation: April to October 7am-8pm; November to March 9am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis tickets in advance?
A:
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 23 Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis costs USD 3.90. Guided Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis tours start around USD 3.90 per person. See all 23 Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis tickets and tours on Viator.
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