Uzbekistan has long excelled in craftsmanship, thanks in part to the influence of Tamerlane, whose meticulous demands for grandiose architecture are appreciated today in the remains of his empire in Samarkand and Shakhrisabz. Yet Uzbekistan’s displays of artistic brilliance are hardly limited to one region – consider Khiva, commonly known as the “Museum Under the Open Sky”, the silk products of the Fergana Valley in demand around the world, or Bukhara, distinguished even today for its Old World charm.
The Uzbek Art and Culture Tour has been specially designed for travelers wanting to delve deeper into the craftsmanship that has shaped Uzbekistan through the centuries. Beginning with the Applied Arts Museum of Tashkent, you’ll weave your way through resplendent ceramics of the Ferghana Valley and watch as woodworkers and embroiderers work their magic before your eyes in Margilan. Continue on to Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Gijduvon, Bukhara, Khiva and Nukus, visiting workshops, museums and architectural wonders along the way. Join us for 12 days of artistic inspiration and cultural appreciation!
Airport and train station transfers;
Transfers two days in Fergana Valley, Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand, Samarkand-Gijduvan-Bukhara, Khiva to Nukus (1-2 ppl in sedan; 3-8 in minivan);
Economy class flight tickets from Nukus to Tashkent (flight times subject to change based upon availability);
Economy class train tickets for the Tashkent to Kokand, Tashkent to Samarkand and Bukhara to Khiva routes (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace it with a reservation on the regular train).
Accommodation based on double/twin room at hotel (11 nights, with breakfast).
Private, local English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary on days 1-6, 8, and 10 plus entrance fees (with no guide) to Savitsky Museum on day 11;
Transportation during the city tour on day 1, 4 and 5 (1-2 ppl in sedan; 3-8 in minivan).