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.