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Silk Road Journey Through Uzbekistan

Departures in March, May and October 2021

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

23 March – 6 April 2021 with Pat Archibald
7 – 21 May 2021 with Karin Hellaby
8-22 October 2021 with Janet Clare

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

★★★

October departure only

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

★★★★

May departure only

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.  

Lyabi House, Bukhara

★★★

March departure only

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. 

Dilimah Premium Luxury, Samarkand

★★★★

This modern and elegant 4-star hotel offers charming accommodation in the heart of Samarkand.

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.