Uzbekistan is on many a textile lover’s bucket list. Situated in the centre of Asia and on the Silk Road, one of the world’s most important historical trading routes linking China to the Mediterranean, Uzbekistan offers a collection of culture and colour and a fascinating textile history.
On this tour we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road. We’ll see examples of local craftsmanship in embroidery, ikat fabrics, carpets and silks and enjoy an embroidery workshop with a local expert as well as two hand-stitching workshops with our textile expert .
There’ll be plenty of opportunity for some retail therapy too, as we enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the markets and bazaars throughout our journey.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Return flight from London
Local travel by air and train, as per the itinerary:
13 nights half-board accommodation, breakfast and dinner included
Travel by air-conditioned coach as described
Sightseeing, entrance fees and workshops as described
Complimentary bottled water during long transfers
The company and expertise of our textile expert
2 half-day hand sewing workshop, kit included
English speaking local guide to accompany the tour throughout
Services of an Arena Travel Tour Manager
Map of Uzbekistan
Tips for drivers and local guides
Porterage at hotels
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15 days (flexible times to suit)
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