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Silk Road Journey Through Uzbekistan

Departures in October 2021, April, May and October 2022

15 days from £3,555pp

Uzbekistan is on many a textile lover’s bucket list. Situated 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 a fascinating textile history. 
  • Hand-sewing workshops with our expert, kit included
  • City tours of Tashkent, Kokand, Margilan, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand as well as excursions along the way
  • Folk Show at Madrassah Nadir Divan-Begi
  • Embroidery workshop at Alisher Nazrullayev’s house

Perfect for Textile Lovers

Uniquely created for textile lovers, this Stitchtopia textile holiday is the perfect way to discover fascinating fabrics and cultures, whilst travelling to some of the world’s most inspiring places. Our talented stitching expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host creative workshops with beautifully designed projects inspired by your travels.

Silk Road Journey through Uzbekistan

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 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.

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Miran International, Tashkent

★★★★★

This 174-room 5-star hotel opened in 1996. Spacious, comfortable rooms, modern decor and excellent service will ensure that your stay is a pleasant one. 

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has a restaurant, brasserie and 3 bars to relax with a drink. You can also enjoy the health club with swimming pool, sauna and gym.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The classically elegant designed rooms come equipped with flat-screen TV, air conditioning, minibar and free wifi. 

Asmald Palace, Kokand

★★★★

This 4-star hotel is ideally located just a few minutes' walk from the main sights of the city.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with gym, a restaurant and lovely landscaped garden.

Room Facilities & Amenities
The décor of rich colours creates a mood of warmth and comfort in the room. Facilities include safety deposit box, mini bar, hairdryer, television, free wifi and air conditioning.

Erkin Palace, Khiva

★★★

This 3-star hotel is perfectly located within walking distance of the main sights.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Enjoy a lovely meal at the hotel restaurant. A laundry service is also available.
Room Facilities & Amenities
Bedroom facilities include satellite TV, air conditioning, telephone, free wifi.

Sasha & Son, Bukhara

★★★

This 3-star boutique hotel, a former Jewish merchant’s house dating back to the 16th Century, offers a homely atmosphere within just a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Bukhara. 

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Enjoy a lovely meal or a drink at the hotel restaurant and bar. A laundry service is also available.
Room Facilities & Amenities
Each of the 23 bedrooms are decorated in the Uzbek style, with colourful bedspreads, wooden carving and plaster mouldings on the walls, wooden furniture from central Asia and Bukhara carpets on the floors. Facilities include wifi internet, satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, telephone. 

Basilic Boutique Hotel, Bukhara

★★★★

This boutique 4-star hotel is ideally located in the historic centre of Bukhara.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Facilities at this hotel include a restaurant, bar and lounge, a lovely garden and free WiFi throughout.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The 18 bedrooms are located around a traditionally decorated courtyard space. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, coffee machine and hair dryer.  

Dilimah Premium Luxury, Samarkand

★★★★

DiliMah Premium Luxury hotel offers guests a modern and elegant place to stay in one of the most ancient cities in the world, in Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures. Conveniently situated between the train station and the old town, our hotel is the ideal base for a business trip or a city break in Samarkand. The city’s top tourist attractions are also within easy reach: you will find the Formidable Tamerlane Mausoleum Gur Emir, Rukhabad mausoleum, and of course Registan Square, all within a 5km radius.
 
The hotel offers its guests a series of services and facilities that aim to make them feel comfortable and welcome from the very first moment of their booking, to their warm and welcoming arrival and throughout their entire stay in Samarkand. It’s a fantastic place with luxury appointments, incredible dining and staff who simply can’t do enough to make your stay a pleasure.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Enjoy the facilities of the health club with fitness centre, indoor/outdoor pool, massage room and sauna. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The 41 bright and spacious rooms are decorated in natural tones. Facilities include air conditioning and minibar.

Orient Star, Khiva

★★★★

The Orient Star Hotel occupies a former madrasa in the heart of Khiva’s walled city. The building has been expertly restored using gorgeous glazed tilework and traditional mud bricks. 

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
 

Lyabi House, Bukhara

★★★

This 3-star hotel, located in the heart of the old town, oozes charm with its terrace, cosy inner courtyards and typical Uzbek hospitality. Originally constructed in 1886, the building has seen life as a school, hospital, kindergarten and private family home. After four years of sympathetic renovation it opened as a hotel in 1996.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Enjoy a lovely meal or drink at the restaurant or bar. A laundry service is available for guests as is a safe located at reception.
Room Facilities & Amenities
The 40 well-equipped and traditionally decorated rooms come equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, telephone, fridge and hair dryer. 

Omar Khayyam, Bukhara

★★★★

The "Omar Khayyam" hotel has a unique location in the picturesque old Hotel Omar Khayyam Bukhara part of Bukhara city which can give you an unforgettable and memorable stay in Bukhara. The hotel is situated in walking distance of all ancient monuments, such as: Toki Zargaron and Toki Telpakfurushon trading domes, Mirzo Ulugbek's mosque and Abdulazizkhan's mosque, Poi Kalyan complex, the Ark Citadel and facing Tim Abdullakhan trading domes. The "Omar Khayyam" hotel's specially trained, professional and friendly staff is here to welcome you and ensure that your comfort is their first priority. Our 4 stars hotel has comfortable rooms, each attractively designed.

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Satellite-TV
  • Mini bar 
  • Heating\air conditioning 
  • Working desk 
  • Bath/shower
  • Hairdryer