October 5 - 16, 2019

Tour Escort:
Bonnie Hunter
Jim West

Package Price:
$3,897.00 | Air from Chicago

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

Including Istanbul, Turkey

October 1 - 6, 2019
(per person, based on double occupancy)
Extend your tour for a 6-day pre tour package to Istanbul, Turkey!! Learn more by visiting our extensions tab.


To make your reservations call us at
815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at:
877-887-1188 - USA or Canada
02393 880068 - UK
18 0010 6424 - Australia
or submit your reservations online.

For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

  • Round-trip international airfare from Chicago O’Hare Airport.
  • First-class hotel accommodations.
  • Personally escorted by Craftours owner and celebrity television host, Jim West.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and professional driver.
  • A professional local tour guide the entire time.
  • Dinner and food preparation with a local family.
  • Most meals throughout the entire journey.
  • A high-speed train ride from Afrosiab to Tashkent.
  • A tour of a gold sewing factory and art gallery.
  • A Guijdouvan ceramics workshop master class.
  • Panoramic city tour of Samarkand.
  • Carpet weaving demonstration by a master weaver.
  • A cooking lesson to learn food preparation for local traditional foods.
  • A guided tour of a silk factory.
  • An opportunity to savor regional cuisine.
  • Cable car ride in the mountains of the Chimgan Region.
  • A panoramic city tour of Fergana.
  • Rishtan ceramics workshop with a master artisan.
  • A panoramic city tour of Kokand.
  • An evening performance at the Theater of Historical Costume El Merosi.
  • Special dinner with dancing and costume fashion show in Bukhara.
  • A master class workshop of gold sewing and trafarett cutting.
  • Panoramic tour of the city of Bukhara.
  • A tour of the Museum of Applied Arts and State Art Gallery in Tashkent.
  • A guided tour of a silk paper factory.
  • Craftours lanyard, luggage tag and commemorative gift.
  • A photography enhancement workshop with Jim West.

Space is limited to 28 participants only and based on first come-first served.

6-day pre tour package to Istanbul, Turkey!

October 1 - 6, 2019

(per person, based on double occupancy)


  • Ground transfers to/from the airport and hotel.
  • First class hotel accommodations in Istanbul.
  • Professional tour guide available to assist.
  • Craftours escort the entire time.
  • A tour of the famous Blue Mosque.
  • Shopping in the exhilarating bazaar of Istanbul.
  • A stroll around the historical Hippodrome.
  • A tour of St. Sophia and mosaic museum.
  • Daily breakfast, some lunches and special dinners.
  • A tour of Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans.
  • Cruise on the Marmara Sea to Buyuukada.
  • A horse drawn carriage ride through a local residential area in Biuyuukada.
  • A visit to the Egyptian Bazaar to see colorful spices and unique Turkish items.
  • A ferry ride on the Bosphorus Strait, visiting both Europe and Asia.
  • A tour of the Beylerbeyi Palace and gardens, summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans.