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1-Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent

Badge of ExcellenceTashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds
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Overview

Explore the historical city of Samarkand with ease from Tashkent on this full-day tour. Depart from your Tashkent hotel and catch a high-speed train to Samarkand. In the company of your guide and driver, set out to see the city. Visit Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, and Ulugbek Observatory. At the end of the day, return to Tashkent on the train.
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Explore Samarkand with a guide
  • Travel comfortably in a vehicle with a driver and by high-speed train
  • Enjoy a break for lunch

What's Included

  • Train tickets (fast,ordina) if tehre are problems with train tickets we use car or mini bus services
  • Lunch
  • Driver or English speaking guidedriver
  • Local guide or English speaking guidedriver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket of Monuments
  • Drinks
  • All Fees and Taxes

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We pick up all travelers from hotels, airport and train stations in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Operated by Salom Travel Service

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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If you have a day available this is the tour for you as it covered all the major sites and included lunch.
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Utter waste of time - dont bother
Zahra_A, Oct 2022
I booked this months in advance knowing that I only had 3 days in the country. I booked this with the expectation that I would get to see Samarkand despite my short stay (I was staying in Tashkent). I woke up early and waited for the driver at 6am. No one showed up. After about 30 minutes I tried to call their office and their was no answer. I tried to message them through the Viator website - no answer. I texted them and again there was no answer. By 6.45am I gave up only to hear from the company around 7am tellng me that because they were unable to secure the train tickets the trip had been cancelled. There was no explanation as to why I wasn't informed beforehand (naturally they would have had to book the tickets at least the day before) and I wonder now if they would have contacted me at all if I hadn't texted them first. Complete and utter waste of my time. Don't bother with these guys and save yourselves the headache.
Amazing experience!
Greggy_K, Aug 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice. The tour was very organized, and the communication was excellent. The tour exceeded my expectations, and I would recommend it to every tourists who are thinking of visiting Samarkand.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Olivier how are you, we are very happy that you are very happy your day tour Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent. We wish you best trip for all over the world. You are always welcome to Uzbekistan!!
One day tour of Samarkland
PatrickJoseph_K, Oct 2019
Taxi calling at 6 a.m. instead of 7 would deter future bookings from us with viator. It caused panic and spoilt our entire day. Arrangements with our hotel for an early breakfast were aborted. The driver thought it was a huge joke. Our guide in Samarkland was excellent. She was articulate, thoughtful and demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the subject. The high marks we are awarding are based entirely on her performance. The very slow train home was a nightmare! It was packed with drunks and other undesirables. It seemed to be forever coming in to the station in Tashkent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A quick half day visit to Samarkand
Gary_W, Sept 2019
If you have a day available this is the tour for you as it covered all the major sites and included lunch. Guide and driver excellent, booked late as we had a spare day in Tashkent but book early to get the fast train.
It was a lovely trip and very smooth...
Aparajita D, Jun 2018
It was a lovely trip and very smooth. The guides Mr. Shodiyor and the driver forgetting his name now were very good. From the morning taxi pickup at Tashkent to the train journey and then being met by the guides for the day tour of Samarkand, everything was smooth. We loved seeing Samarkand's mosques, mausoleums and tombs with them because we just had a day there. We enjoyed the lunch in a local house. It was a perfect day from 10 to 5 in the city and then back on the train to Tashkent. The taxi driver was there in time to pick us up. We had a small problem later in Tashkent because we needed Uzbek currency in cash and there was difficulty in finding a place where we could withdraw either Uzbek currency or exchange US dollars and because of language issues we could not communicate clearly with the driver on the directions to a place close to our hotel to withdraw the cash. He was a good person and helpful but I think either he did not know the routes well in Tashkent or it was a communication problem because of language. We ended up driving a bit around Tashkent because of this...

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