The most convenient way to get to Samarkand is to take a direct Moscow — Samarkand flight. The best money-saving option is to purchase a round-trip ticket. Flights arrive at Samarkand International Airport (flight duration: about 4 hours). Please note that the best airfares to Samarkand usually sell out quickly, so we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance.
Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan. It is one of the oldest cities not only in Central Asia, but also in the world. According to archeologists, Samarkand was founded back in the 8th century ВСЕ. For centuries, it has been an important centre of the Great Silk Road, once traveled by merchants and explorers and now — by tourists.
Modern Samarkand barely resembles its medieval self; however, despite its changes and growth, its cupolas and minarets still glisten in the sun and capture the attention of visitors. The stunningly ornamented madrasas and mausoleums along with the colorful bazaars, mythical legends and ancient traditions will leave a lasting impression in your memory. The city is a veritable open-air museum, worthy of unrushed perusal.