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Samarkand Tours & Holidays

Samarkand Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Samarkand is the evocative, mythical name of one of the key trading cities of the ancient Silk Road. With a history dating back 2,700 years, Samarkand became famous as the capital of the vast state created by Timur Lang (known in English as Tamerlane) and later ruled by his grandson Ulugbek in the 14th and 15th centuries. Some of the most magnificent architecture in the Islamic world can be found in Samarkand including some wonderful mosques, mausoleums and madrassahs. Samarkand sits on the banks ...

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OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Superior | Boutique Hotel

Hotel Bibikhanum, Samarkand

The Bibikhanum in Samarkand is set right in the heart of the historic town, only a short walk to Bibi Khanum Mosque, Registan Square and Siyab bazaar. The towering and impressive sights of Samarkand…
Superior | Boutique Hotel

Hotel Platan, Samarkand

The Platan is set on a quiet street, slightly away from the city centre. The hotel has a free shuttle from and to the railway station which should be arranged ahead of your arrival. Throughout the…
Superior | Boutique Hotel

Rabat Boutique Hotel, Samarkand

The Rabat Boutique Hotel has a historic yet homely atmosphere with traditional Uzbek décor and welcoming hosts. The hotel is set around an inner courtyard of a building originally built in 1906, hidden…

TOURS FEATURING Samarkand

Travel to Uzbekistan with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

GROUP TOUR

Uzbek & Turkmen: Cities of the Silk Road

Take in the Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, and the art museum of Nukus in Uzbekistan, and ancient Merv, Gonur Depe, Ashgabat and the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan.
14 days from C$6,431
GROUP TOUR

Silk Road: The Five 'Stans of Central Asia

Explore the Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva in Uzbekistan, enjoy homestays in the mountains of Tajikistan, the breathtaking scenery of Kyrgyzstan, ancient sites in Turkmenistan and Almaty in Kazakhstan.
29 days from C$11,191
GROUP TOUR

The Great Silk Road Adventure: Xi'an to Istanbul

Travel the full length of the Silk Road from Xian to Istanbul on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, taking in iconic sights like Xi’an’s Terracotta Army, Samarkand’s Registan Square and Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
48 days from C$20,466
GROUP TOUR

Uzbekistan: Land of Silk Road Treasures

Combine the Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara with the incredible art museum of Nukus and time enjoying rural Uzbeki life in the Nuratau Mountains.
10 days from C$2,529
GROUP TOUR

Silk Road Odyssey

An epic Silk Road travel tour through Central Asia’s most spectacular mountains and lively bazaars through Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan
23 days from C$7,516
GROUP TOUR

Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan - Mountains and Cities of the Silk Road

Stay in yurts by beautiful lakes, watch a game of Kok-Boru and enjoy a slice of semi-nomadic life in Kyrgyzstan, before discovering the Silk Road treasures of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan.
16 days from C$5,049
TAILOR-MADE

Classic Uzbekistan

Our most popular route covers all the highlights of this Central Asian crown jewel. Be taken on a historical journey from medieval Khiva, to the Silk Road centres of Bukhara and Samarkand and the present-day capital
10 days from C$4,113
TAILOR-MADE

Complete Uzbekistan

For those with an interest in what the country has to offer beyond the glamourous draws of the Silk Road cities, this itinerary combines its highlights with a look at Uzbekistan's more recent past and present
14 days from C$5,408
TAILOR-MADE

Classic Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

One for the history buffs, this itinerary focuses on the rich past of two of the countries. Expect a lot of ancient buildings, ruined cities and antique relics from the Silk Road, the Bronze and Medieval ages and beyond
11 days from C$5,583
TAILOR-MADE

Classic Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

This itinerary offers the perfect harmony between Uzbekistan's rich collection of historical architecture and Kyrgyzstan's untouched, natural beauty; providing superior examples of what the region is renowned for
14 days from C$5,766
TAILOR-MADE

Complete 'Stans of Central Asia

Travel to all five 'Stans' of Central Asia in this epic journey through these neighbouring countries that share so much of their culture and history; and be pleasantly surprised by the different experiences they offer
24 days from C$10,833
TAILOR-MADE

Classic Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan

The 15-day trip explores three of Central Asia’s most alluring countries and their most emblematic cities, towns and landscapes, providing a mixture of cultural, historical and natural insights and attractions
15 days from C$4,638