Go for Gold this spring! New Year - New Tour!
Uzbekistan is hosting the International Festival of Gold Embroidery and the Art of Jewelry this May 21st-25th. The country is open and welcoming visitors with their Safe Travel, Guaranteed program… and a brand new festival designed to dazzle!
Spring is a wonderful time to travel to Uzbekistan, Central Asia and all our destinations along the ancient Silk Road routes. The weather is perfect, the skies are blue and the flowers are blooming everywhere; from brilliant red field poppies and shy mountain tulips to orchards of fluttering petals of apricot, almond and apple. It's also the start of the festival season! Come and join us for festivals celebrating Navruz - New Year, Silk and Spices, Traditional Dance, Equestrian Games. and of course, Flowers.
This year marks a first for Uzbekistan, and we’re as excited as you are for our new International Gold Embroidery and Jewelry festival tour. The stage is set in legendary Bukhara city in Uzbekistan for exhibits, demonstrations and sales of fabulous gold embroidery and the tradition of gorgeous Uzbek jewelry making. Bukhara is one of the most fascinating ancient cities of Central Asia. A cultural, scientific, and commercial center on the Great Silk Road, Bukhara is proud of its unique historical importance and cultural significance; 1000s of its monuments are UNESCO protected including the historic city core - the center of traditional gold embroidery and jewelry art.
Everything about this tour is golden! Come and see for yourself why Bukhara was chosen to host the first International Festival of Gold Embroidery and the Art of Jewelry and celebrate spring with us at Silk Road Treasure Tours!
Festival tours to Uzbekistan with Silk Road Treasure Tours experts can take you to the ancient cities Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva, Penjikent, Khodjand and Bukhara to explore ancient UNESCO Heritage Sites, meet the local residents, dine in authentic restaurants, hike spectacular mountains, and stay in boutique hotels or even a nomadic yurt!
The Gold Embroidery and Jewelry Festival showcases master craftspeople and their work from different regions around Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Nurato and the Ferghana Valley. Throughout the centuries Uzbek jewelers have passed on their skills to the next generation. Our experienced local guides will take you to meet top craftsmen and artists and watch them at work. All our Silk Road Treasure Tours guest who join us on this festival tour will receive special personalized gifts created by our Bukhara embroiderers and jewelers. Our team will secure VIP tickets for events of interest - music and dance performances, sporting events and food tasting. Uzbek cuisine is fresh and local, and as varied as the Silk Road itself. Chefs from around the country will prepare pilaf, somsa, kebab and other Uzbek specialties. Our guests are welcome to attend the scientific and educational conferences, presentations, and other cultural events as well.
Bukhara is a shopper's paradise! Treasure hunt with our knowledgeable local guides for hand made gold and silk embroidered coats, dresses, and home décor, including pillow covers, carpets, and and array of fine table linens. Find "just the perfect color" casual and dress items of silk and cotton ikat fabric and unique jewelry items of gold, silver and gemstones. (Scroll through our previous post photos to see what Zulya is wearing!)
Our first-ever Gold Embroidery and Jewelry Festival Tour offers guests the opportunity to be a modern day Marco Polo, exploring the markets and bazaars, and learning about Uzbek embroidery and crafts on this new caravan! Whether you are a textile aficionado, history-lover, or art and photography enthusiast, this is the tour you have been waiting for.
Silk Road Treasure Tours offers a variety of tour experiences and individualized itineraries: cultural discovery, adventure, business, academic and shopping tours... or a little of everything. All our tours are carefully designed for our clients, blending exploration and relaxation, comfort and adventure. Visit one of our scheduled tours to Uzbekistan and secure your festival participation.
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