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Rail Tours in Turkmenistan

Explore incredible Turkmenistan

The country of Turkmenistan was once an important location on the famous Silk Road, an old trading route that linked Eastern and Western civilisations. Our Turkmenistan rail holidays take you on a magnificent journey along the very same path between Moscow and Beijing on board the lavish Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, calling at Turkmenistan along the way. One of the world's driest deserts, the Kara Kum Desert, covers around 80 percent of this country and you will see cities such as Merv and the capital Ashgabat looming from the sand as you journey into the country. Expect to be dazzled by ancient history and culture, impressive architecture and natural beauty on a rail holiday in Turkmenistan. A country swathed in tradition, the Turkmens are very welcoming people and extremely proud of their rich heritage.

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Grand Tour of China

A dizzying mix of ancient cultures, tumultuous history, breathtaking natural beauty and dynamic urban landscapes, China is a feast for all the senses. Magnificent Beijing, the legendary Terracotta Warriors, captivating pandas and a cruise through the Three Gorges combine to offer an unforgettable experience.

Departs from October 2016 to November 2016 and from April 2017 to November 2017.
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17 days from £2,995per personView tour details
India's Golden Triangle

The kaleidoscopic sights of this colourful country take your breath away. Our Indian rail tour takes in the Red and Amber Forts, historic temples, beautiful palaces and ornate gardens, as we visit Delhi, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Agra with its white marble icon, the Taj Mahal.

Departs from October 2016 to December 2016 and from January 2017 to December 2017.
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13 days from £1,945per personView tour details
The Ganges & the Himalaya

Explore authentic rural life in the villages along the Lower Ganges on this spectacular all inclusive tour. Discover the bustle of Indian cities with tours of Delhi and Kolkata, taste Darjeeling tea in the Himalayas, and visit the iconic Taj Mahal, in addition to a stunning 7-night cruise along the 'reborn' Hooghly River on board the luxurious ABN Rajmahal.

Departs from March 2017 to December 2017.
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17 days from £2,995per personView tour details
The Harbin Ice Festival

Discover the enigmatic culture of China on a tour that celebrates its fascinating cities and sights during the Harbin Ice Festival. We visit Beijing, Xian and Shanghai on a captivating tour that captures the essence of this spellbinding country.

Departs in January 2017.
13 days from £2,895per personView tour details
Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong Delta

Explore the fascinating intertwined countries of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the bustling
metropolis of Ho Chi Minh and the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, to the spectacular natural
beauty and unmistakable outline of Halong Bay and the waterways of the Mekong Delta.

Departs from October 2016 to December 2016 and from January 2017 to December 2017.
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18 days from £2,695per personView tour details
India's Palace on Wheels

Magnificent palaces and forts are waiting to be discovered on this Indian rail adventure aboard the Palace on Wheels train. Experience the lifestyle of the Maharajahs as we visit walled cities, marvel at the astonishing Taj Mahal and enjoy tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park.

Departs from February 2017 to November 2017.
15 days from £3,995per personView tour details
Grand Tour of India & Nepal

Explore the ultimate highlights of India and Nepal on this once-in-a-lifetime grand tour which includes some of the world's most beautiful buildings, temples, sights and scenery. We witness colourful and moving ceremonies, take an elephant safari and experience breathtaking views of the Himalaya from Pokhara.

Departs from February 2017 to December 2017.
18 days from £2,615per personView tour details
Discovering Japan

Ancient ceremonies meet 21st century technology in this astonishing country of contrasts. This fascinating tour goes a long way to interpret the mystery of Japan as we cross the country on high-speed bullet trains. Join us for 13 days as we explore the 'Land of the Rising Sun' by rail.

Departs from March 2017 to October 2017.
13 days from £3,645per personView tour details
Darjeeling & the Last Himalayan Kingdom

On this incredible adventure packed with ancient traditions and treasures, we explore colourful Kolkata, before travelling in to the Himalayan foothills and onwards to Bhutan - the sole surviving Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystique, and steeped in history.

Departs in November 2016 and from February 2017 to November 2017.
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15 days from £3,395per personView tour details
Kerala & Exotic Southern India

During this truly unforgettable tour of southern India, we visit the cities, temples and tea plantations of the Tamil Nadu region before heading to Kerala. We explore the captivating city of Kochi, relax on Kerala's beaches and cruise through the backwaters of Vambanad Lake.

Departs in October 2016 and from February 2017 to November 2017.
15 days from £2,695per personView tour details
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Turkmenistan Rail Holidays

The ancient oasis city of Merv is one place you might visit on Turkmenistan rail holidays. It was once one of the greatest centres of Islam, comparable to Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus. Nowadays you can see scattered ruins of fortified walls that demarcate the sites of the ancient palaces and mosques that once gave Merv its grandeur.

You may also get the chance to visit the capital city, Ashgabat, on Turkmenistan rail holidays. Literally translating as the 'City of Love', Ashgabat is sandwiched between the Kara Kum Desert and the Kopet Dag mountain range. Characterised by gleaming domes, lavish fountains, gold statues and marble monuments, the city contrasts its ancient relics with modern sky scrapers and vast areas of well-kept parkland. Originally developed by the Russians during the late 19th century, one of the most vibrant places to see on Turkmenistan rail hoidays in Ashgabat is the Tolkuchka Bazaar, an enormous market that spreads across acres of desert on the outskirts of the city. There, amid the noise and commotion, you will discover that you can purchase anything you can possibly think of, from camels to car parts, pistachios to jewellery. Turkmenistan rail holidays are truly an incredible experience.

 

 

Capital City:Ashgabat
Currency:Turkmen New Manat
Electricity:European adapter required
Famous for:Carpets, embroidery and horseriding
Language:Turkmen – but also Russian
Population:5.1 million

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