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TRANS ANATOLIEN EXPRESS

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Cengiz

Polar West Turkey

Polar West A.Ş. has been carrying on business in tourism sector since 1996.

  • Local time:19:30

TRANS ANATOLIEN EXPRESS

A great way to travel for train aficionados. Since state railways have been offering services to private sector, entrepreneurs have been developing such concepts.

DAY 1

Arrival

Flight to İstanbul. At the airport you will be welcome by our tour guide, then transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore the area around the hotel. Dinner at a seafood restaurant. Overnight at hotel. PERA HOTEL

Pera Hotel - 1 night
DAY 2

İstanbul

Today we visit the Hagia Sophia, which means "Holy Wisdom". The respected as fourth largest church in the world building dates back to the year 537. Our next goal is the Sultanahmet mosque with minarets 6 from the 17th century. Also known as the Blue Mosque magnificent building is decorated with tiles from the ancient city of Nicea. Nearby we visit the underground cistern in the 6th century. Then we visit the former Hippodrome, which served as a horse race track in ancient times and was adorned with many monuments. Today it the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column and the brick pillar are to be admired. Proceed to Topkapi Palace, was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans with 700,000 sqm total area. Particularly impressive here are the riches in the treasury and the china department. Then we make an unforgettable boat trip on the Bosphorus. Dinner in Istanbul. Afterwards drive to the hotel train Trans Anatolian Express. Night trip to Pergamon Read more

Train - 1 night
DAY 3

Pergamon - Ephesus

Breakfast on the train. Then we drive from Soma by bus to Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis to the Temple of Trajan, the impressive theater and the Zeusaltarplatz whose original frieze is on the Museum Island since 1902 Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Ride the bus to Aliaga, here our train is waiting for us. Continue to Selcuk. Lunch on the train. After our arrival in Selcuk we drive to the best preserved ancient city "Ephesus". Here we visit the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, the Celsius Library and the theater. Dinner and overnight in Izmir. HOTEL Möwenpick. Read more

Hotel - 1 night
DAY 4

Ephesus - Pamukkale

After breakfast we take our train to Camlik, where we will visit a large Locomotive Museum. Continue by train to Pamukkale.Mittagessen the train. Arrival in Denizli, bus ride to the travertine from Hierapolis and Laodicea of Pamukkale.Besuch. Return to the train. Dinner and overnight at Train to Konya. fter breakfast we take our train to Camlik, where we will visit a large Locomotive Museum. Continue by train to Pamukkale.Mittagessen the train. Arrival in Denizli, bus ride to the travertine from Hierapolis and Laodicea of Pamukkale.Besuch. Return to the train. Dinner and overnight at Train to Konya. Read more

Train - 1 night
DAY 5

Konya

Breakfast on the train. Arrival in Konya. After a short city tour we will visit the monastery of Mevlana dancing Derwischen.Ausserdem visit We Pauluschurch. Apostle Paul was with Barnabas in Konya. after Sille where Cristen with the Muslims lived together. Dinner and overnight in Konya.Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Read more

Hotel - 1 night
DAY 6

Konya - Taurus Mounta

After breakfast at the hotel we take our train through the Cilician Gates, these pass through the Taurus Mountains is the main link between Cilicia and the Mediterranean Sea and the highlands of Anatolia. For the Baghdad railway, which once was to connect Konstantin Opel with Baghdad, set the Cilician Gates is a major barrier. The tracks could not be placed along the old path through the gate because it was too narrow and curvy in many places. Instead, numerous bridges and tunnels had to be built. Lunch during the train journey to Tarsus. Arrival in Tarsus and continue by bus to the birthplace of Apostle Paul. Here we will visit St. Paul's Church and the old Roman road. Night trip to Cappadocia. Read more

Train - 1 night
DAY 7

Cappadocia

After breakfast on the train arrival in Cappadocia, in the "Land of beautiful horses". Visit to the unique bizarre landscape. Here we visit the Göreme museum, Avcilar Valley and the Pasabag valley. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kappadokien.Hotel Double Tree by Hilton Avanos

Hotel - 1 night
DAY 8

Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel. You have before breakfast the possibility of a one-time balloon ride (optional) reserve in the sunrise. Among the natural beauties of Cappadocia is one of the underground city Özkonak. We visit a winery in Urgup and also go to Göreme, which is known for its artisanal arts. After lunch we take a short hike through the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia at the Hotel Double Tree By Hilton Read more

Hotel - 1 night
DAY 9

Kayseri-Istanbul

Transfer to Kayseri airport and flight to Istanbul. Reception at the airport in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight. HOTEL PERA

Hotel - 1 night
DAY 10

Return

Transfer to Istanbul airport. Flight back from Istanbul

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Turkey
Hotel 4* & 5* Hotels & Train

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Services included in the price:
  • flight Europe - Istanbul - Europe
  • rail travel in the booked car class in a special train in accordance with trip description
  • hotel nights in 4/5 **** hotels (national category)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) incl.1 / 2 bottle of wine pp.pro day
  • On the train coffee and tea
  • 1 Fl. 1.5 liters of mineral water per day per person on the train
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Especially for study trips qualified, correct and professional English speaking tour guide
  • In the price services not included:
  • Program and timetable are subject to change !!!

Package excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Table beverages
  • Personel Expences

More information

  • These informations were accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Changes on the programs are possible due to weather conditions, local holidays, chances on opening hours of ancient cities, museums and other program highlights as well as traffic and special event conditions during the trips and before.

REVIEWS

7 Reviews

Maher Al-Ghamdi , United Arab Emirates

أعزائي أعضاء فريق Polar West، نود أن نتقدم بوافر الشكر بوجه خاص لمرشديكم ولكافة أعضاء الفريق الأكفاء الذين تعاملوا معنا بكل الود، وأولونا عناية كبيرة. نود أن نشكرهم على الترتيب والنظام الرائع لهذه الرحلة التي طافت بنا في العديد من المدن التي حجزنا فيها. جميع السائقين تميزوا باللطف والاستعداد للمساعدة والالتزام بالمواعيد. لقد سار كل شيء على ما يرام، واستمتعنا بإقامتنا في الفندق، كما جربنا كافة الأطعمة التركية اللذيذة. لقد كانت إقامتنا ممتعة لدرجة أننا نحن الأربعة خططنا للعودة إلى هنا مرة أخرى في يناير القادم. نشكركم مرة أخرى وأطيب تمنياتنا لفريق Polar West. Read more

Norika Torikawa, Japan

Dear Polar West Team, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to you during my visit to Europe. Thank you very much for your kind hospitality to make my trip so memorable. I am back home safely. I truly look forward to see you not too far in the future. Once again, thank you very much for everything you have done. Read more

Heinz Bauermeister, Germany

Hallo Cengiz, & Hallo Baris, die Gruppe ist total entspannt und gut erholt wieder in Düsseldorf angekommen. Nochmals vielen Dank für eure hervorragende Organisation vor Ort. Die Teilnehmer waren vollkommen begeistert. Ein klasse Hotel, sehr, sehr schöne Zimmer (danke für eure Bemühungen) ein ausgesprochen netter Service in den Restaurants und hervorragendes Essen. Es hätte nicht besser sein können. Read more

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