Samarkand holidays from the adventure holiday experts
Samarkand, the capital of Timur, the great city at the end of the Golden Road - few names are as evocative or shrouded in legend. Now is an excellent time to explore Samarkand, as restoration of many of its greatest monuments is complete. You'll be dazzled by the tilework on the mosques surrounding Registan Square, often described as the most beautiful city square in the world. Move on to the stunning fluted dome of the Gur-i-Emir - Timur's tomb, then to the incredible street of Shah-i-Zinda, where every building is covered in beautiful mosaics. And see what life is like in Uzbekistan today in the huge markets in the city centre. Samarkand truly is a city like no other
See the trips below for a great range of small group holidays to Samarkand and Uzbekistan.