Follow in the footsteps of ancient traders on the famous Silk Road on a captivating journey through Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan is an enthralling painting destination. New to... Read more
Date13 Apr - 25 Apr 2024
Location(s)Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, SamarkandUzbekistan
Tour contentSketching, Painting & Travel in Central Asia
Follow in the footsteps of ancient traders on the famous Silk Road on a captivating journey through Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan is an enthralling painting destination. New to Art Safari in 2023 we have added extra nights to make this an even more lovely and more relaxed tour. Using every hue of blue we paint the domes and minarets of mosques, palaces and madrassas. We find vast walls of sand brick and experience the breath-taking scale of the Uzbek monuments and fortresses.
The arts and crafts of Uzbekistan inspire us during our 13 day adventure which traces the opulence of the Silk Route.
The cities of this fascinating country are famed for their iconic architecture; beautiful Khiva, holy Bukhara and mystical Samarkand showcase some of the finest Islamic architecture in the eastern world. In contrast the oppressive brutalist structures of the capital, Tashkent, tell stories of the Soviet era and contrast with the extraordinary metro stations; each being an original work of art with its own individual theme and designed by leading architects and artists of the country.
Not only will we be in awe of these man-made wonders, but we will also be journeying through the country during spring time when the wildflowers are out – this is the most colourful time to see Uzbekistan – and we will venture into the desert wilderness for a traditional yurt stay to fully appreciate rural life.
On this exciting Art Safari adventure, we take our inspiration from the shimmering turquoise domes and sandstone towers, intricate mosaics and towering minarets. We will have the opportunity to visit fine art galleries and local craft workshops, not to mention ancient bazaars and caravanserais for the full Silk Road experience.
Your tutor Mary-Anne Bartlett is an accomplished artist and seasoned traveller. She will teach you how to look at your surroundings and encourage you to fill your sketchbook pages in your own style, as well as trying some new ideas.
Per person sharing from £2585.
Single supplement if required £380. Excludes night in yurt camp.
The joining point for this tour is Tashkent.
Ask us and we can organise your flight for you, ATOL protected.
OUR PRICES INCLUDE:
All accommodation, all meals, art tuition & hosting, excursions & internal transport and internal flight as stated on the itinerary, group airport transfers
OUR PRICES EXCLUDE:
International flights, all drinks & gratuities, optional activities, art materials, personal expenses, visa (if required)
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