Uzbekistan lies at the crossroads of the ancient trade routes between Mongolia, Russia, China and Persia, linking Eastern and Western Civilisations. Our Uzbekistan rail holidays are for anyone with a passion for history, archaeology and architecture, as this Central Asian country is filled with mesmerising buildings and ancient artefacts. As a result of its prominent location, the ancient cities became extremely wealthy. On rail tours in Uzbekistan you will see evidence of this wealth reflected in the myriad of impressive mosques and minarets, their intricate Islamic tile work and turquoise domes gleaming in the sunshine. You will also catch glimpses of ancient fortresses, grand palaces and dazzling bazaars. Having enjoyed independence since 1991, Uzbekistan is a wonderful contrast of desert land, fertile valleys and mountain ranges, and its people are good spirited and genuinely hospitable. Visit this arresting country on our Uzbekistan rail holidays.