Textile Traditions of Uzbekistan, Autumn 2024

From Monday 30th September 2024
To Monday 14th October 2024
Duration: 15 Days

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road.

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 smorgasbord of culture and colour and a fascinating textile history.  On this tour, 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 three hand-stitching workshops with our accompanying 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.

Your Tour Includes

  • Return economy class flight from London Heathrow to Tashkent, with 1 piece of checked baggage
  • 13 nights half-board accommodation, breakfast and dinner included
  • Business class train travel Tashkent to Kokand, Bukhara to Samarkand and Samarkand to Tashkent
  • Economy class flights Tashkent to Urgench and Urgench to Bukhara
  • Sightseeing, entrance fees and expert-led workshops as described
  • Local English-speaking guide to accompany the tour throughout
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Inspira S, Tashkent, two nights at the 4-star Asmald Palace, Kokand, one night at the 3-star Orient Star, Khiva, four nights at the 4-star Hotel Minzifa, Bukhara, and three nights at the 3-star Hotel Royal, Samarkand.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Departure from London via Istanbul
  • Day 2 Tashkent
  • Day 3 Tashkent to Kokand
  • Day 4 Margilan
  • Day 5 Tashkent
  • Day 6 Tashkent to Khiva
  • Day 7 Khiva to Bukhara
  • Day 8 Bukhara
  • Day 9 Gijduvan
  • Day 10 Bukhara
  • Day 11 Bukhara
  • Day 12 Samarkand
  • Day 13 Samarkand
  • Day 14  Afrosiab Museum of Samarkand
  • Day 15 Departure