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Uzbekistan

2 tours from £3,999pp

With its rich cultural and historical landscapes, Uzbekistan is the perfect destination for a crafting holiday. The country’s craftsmanship is recognised through the wonderful silk spinning, ornamental embroidery, wool carpet weaving, skull caps and jewellery that masters have practiced with knowledge passed from generation to generation. Its strong knitting traditions and textile history demonstrate the country’s blend of cultures, making it a must visit for any textile enthusiast. 

A journey along the famous Silk Road promises to be mesmerising; historically a central crossroad for traders, the beautiful ancient cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand boast plenty of sights. Each city has its own focus, with Khiva showing off its history in traditional woodworking, ceramics and fur coat sewing; 2,000-year-old Bukhara is known for stunning gold embroidery; and Samarkand hosts a wonderful collection of textiles in its Fine Art Museum.  

Join our textile experts as they host inspiring workshops and lead you through centuries of arts and crafts, ensuring a truly memorable trip. By the end of your Stitchtopia craft holiday, we’re certain you’ll have a true sense of all this beautiful country has to offer.  


Janet Clare & more
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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road, learning about Uzbekistan’s textile culture and history.

  • Return economy class flight from London (via Istanbul), 1 piece of checked baggage included
  • 13 nights half-board accommodation
  • 3 hand-sewing workshops with our expert, kit included
  • Take part in a workshop at Alisher Nazrullayev’s embroidery studio
  • Masterclass in suzani embroidery with a local expert
  • Tour accompanied by our textile expert throughout
  • Services of an Arena Travel Tour Manager

Availability:

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Jane Greenoff
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Explore enchanting Uzbekistan on this 15-day tour, taking in UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Shakhrisabz, Boysun, and Bhukara. Passing along the route of the Silk Road, enjoying 4 cross stitch workshops with Jane Green-off as well as embroidery workshops with local experts.

  • 13 nights half-board accommodation, breakfast and dinner included 2 lunches
  • Complementary bottled water during long transfers
  • 4 workshops with Jane, kit included
  • The company and expertise of Jane Greenoff
  • Local English-speaking guide to accompany the tour throughout
  • Services of an Arena Travel Tour Manager
  • Return economy class flight from London (via Istanbul), 1 piece of checked baggage included

Availability:

  • 2023
    • Jan
    • Feb
    • Mar
    • Apr
    • May
    • Jun
    • Jul
    • Aug
    • Sep
    • Oct
    • Nov
    • Dec

Uzbekistan Highlights

Experiences just for you

Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.

  • Visit Khiva, the first site in Uzbekistan to be inscribed in the World Heritage ListView Tour
  • Admire Kokand, one of the ancient cities of UzbekistanView Tour
  • Visit the former family home of Avraham KalantrovView Tour
  • Explore Khudoyer Khan PalaceView Tour
  • Discover ancient Khorezm settlementsView Tour

Local Information

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

Must See

Capture the centre piece of Samarkand, Ragistan Square

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