Rail line offers passengers unforgettable 31-hour journey with picturesque views along route
Türkiye’s popular Touristic Eastern Express rail line has begun accepting passengers for the new season.
With the Eastern Express running between the Turkish capital Ankara and eastern Kars province, passengers will have the chance to view historic and cultural sites while sampling a dazzling array of flavors.
The Touristic Eastern Express offers passengers an unforgettable 31-hour journey with picturesque views all along the route.
The eastbound train runs 1,310 kilometers (814 miles) between Ankara and Kars,passing by Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan and Erzurum provinces.
As the train plies its route, it stops in Erzincan and Erzurum and while heading to Ankara in Divrigi, Sivas and Ilic.
Before it arrives at its last stop, Kars, passengers will have the opportunity to see historic places such as the Great Mosque of Divrigi, Gok Madrasah in Sivas and the Cifte Minareli Madrasah in Erzurum province.
After passengers disembark from the train, they will have the opportunity to explore the archeological site of Ani, Tas Kopru (Stone Bridge) and Kumbet Mosque in Kars province.
Trains will depart from the capital every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while they will leave Kars on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.