Uzbekistan

1 tour from £4,295pp

Local Information

  • Capital Tashkent
  • Language Uzbek
  • Currency Uzbekistani sum
  • Tip Not expected
  • Time Zone GMT+5
  • Electricity 2-pin Type F and C

Destination Overview

A crafting holiday in Uzbekistan is a journey through time, connecting you with the diverse cultural influences that have shaped this nation's traditions throughout history. From silk production and ikat fabrics to carpets and embroidery, the meticulous techniques of this fascinating country have been passed down through generations.

Here, you can delve into the legacy of one of the world's most famous trade routes, immersing yourself in the world of Uzbek artisans and witnessing the creation of intricate silk fabrics. The Silk Road has left a lasting mark on Uzbekistan's culture and artistry, and you can learn more about silk production and colouring, before trying your hand in our immersive workshops.

The key to understanding Uzbekistan’s textile culture is in its exhibits, at institutions such as the astonishing Tashkent’s Applied Art Museum and gold embroidery factory in Bukhara, as well as the knowledge passed down from generation to generation. On our crafting holidays, you can discover from local masters, soak up the sights and sounds as we shop in markets and bazaars, and enjoy masterclasses with the very best. The ultimate discovery awaits!

1 Holidays available from £4,295pp

Textiles

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

  • 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

Availability:

  • 2024 30th September
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
  • Join Direct Join Direct

Meet the
Experts

Each holiday is accompanied by a passionate, enthusiastic expert who specialises in their craft, allowing you to learn different techniques and improve your skills from the best!

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Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster is a quilt designer, teacher and author from Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Since self-publishing her first book ‘Quilting on the Go’ in 2007, Carolyn has written ten more patchwork and quilting books with Search Press in the UK and Landauer Publishing in the USA.
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