Duration: 2 days / 1 nights | Destination: Uzbekistan
Departure to Samarkand by “Afrosiyob” high-speed train at 08:00; Arrive to Samarkand at 10:10; Start FD SS Tour of Samarkand: Afrosiab museum of foundation of Samarkand is a museum, which is dedicated to the developement history of the city. The most valuable exhibits of Afrasiab museum also include unique pieces of wall paintings dating back to the 7-8th centuries, depicting hunting scenes and holiday celebrations of pre-islamic era. Visit Observatory of Ulughbek and Tomb of Saint Daniel.
Lunch at the local guesthouse (starting from 10 PAX)* with preparation of main dish of Uzbek cuisine – Plow. Visiting the Samarkand silk paper factory which is situated in Konighil village on Samarkand’s suburbs. This local factory named as “Meros” (Heritage) revived an ancient tradition based on old Samarkand technologies. Interestingly enough but the production is manual and the visitors can watch a papermaking process with their own eyes. Dinner at famous restaurant of Russian cuisine in Samarkand – “Noviy Arbat” (Borsch). Overnight at the hotel.
(*this guesthouse situated closely near by the paper factory).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Start FD SS Tour of Samarkand: Visit the tomb of Tamerlane the great – Guri-Amir Mausoleum (1404 y.); Ensemble of Registan: Madrasa of Ulughbek (XV c.) and Sherdor (XVII c.), Tillya-Kari Mosque (XVII c.); Bibi-Khanym Mosque (1399-1404 yy.); Necropolis of Shakhi-Zinda (XIV – XV cc.). Lunch at the local restaurant. Free time. Transfer to the railway station. Depart Samarkand at 17:00; End of the services.