Eastern Express Kars Tour 4 Nights Bed Train Departure, Flight Return

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Trip
Kars, Ankara, Erzurum
Activity Duration:
5 Days
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Tour Program

Day 1: Istanbul to Ankara Transfer, Touristic East Express

09.15 Söğütlüçeşme YHT Station, 09.24 Bostancı YHT Station, 09.46 Pendik YHT Station, 10.06 Gebze YHT Station, 10.38 İzmit YHT Station, 10.58 Arifiye YHT Station, 12.23 Taking the train from any of Eskişehir YHT Stations to Ankara by High Speed ​​Train (YHT) we do. (Our guests from Istanbul European Side will be able to reach Söğütlüçeşme with Marmaray recipes.) After your free time, we will meet you at Ankara Railway Station at 16.15 and settle in our sleeping car on the Touristic East Express. As of 16.55 hours, a magnificent adventure that will last approximately 29 hours is waiting for us. While our train is floating on the rails on the Kırıkkale - Kayseri - Sivas route, we spend the night sleeping and resting in our sleeping wagons.

Breakfast: Will be taken as an extra in the restaurant of the high-speed train.

Lunch: Extra in Ankara.

Dinner: Touristic East Express will be taken as an extra.

Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the 2-Person Room in the Wagons on the East Touristic Express.

Tour Distance: On this day of our tour, we will travel a total of 900 km.


Day 2: İliç, Kemaliye (Eğin), Erzincan, Erzurum, Kars ❄️

After a pleasant night trip, we will arrive at İliç District of Erzincan around 06:00 in the morning. Our train will take a 3-hour break here. We will make an extra tour of Kemaliye (Eğin Tour) with our guests. Our first stop in this extra tour will be the historic Stone Road. The 150-year-old stone road, which aims to solve the transportation problem of Kemaliye and make life easier, will take us on a beautiful journey in the past. After photographing the insatiable landscape, we reach the district center, which was changed to Kemaliye, referring to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk while his name was Eğin. The city center, Lökhane, Zincirli Kaya, Historical Stone Dibi Mosque, Mani Road, Seyitali Park, Madrasah, Mill and Museum of the City converted from the Church will be the main points we will see. After our trips, we return to our train. After settling in our train, we are heading towards Erzincan at 09.05. In Erzincan, where we will arrive at 11.00, our train will stop for 2 hours and 40 minutes. During this break we will organize an extra trip to Erzincan. We first start our trip to Erzincan by going to Çağlayan district. We take our lunch as an extra in a restaurant located by the river. Then, we move to Girlevik Waterfall which has different beauties in four different seasons which is the main source of the ponds that originate from Kalecik Village on the slope of Munzur Mountains. After a short break here, we go to Ekşisu Recreation Area where natural mineral waters flow from the fountains. After the break we will move to our train. Extra 50 TL. Our train will depart from Erzincan at 13.40 and reach Erzurum at 17.30. There will be 2.5 hours break in Erzurum. In this break, our guests who want to go to the Cağ Kebabçılar located near the Erzurum station, can taste this wonderful taste of Erzurum. (Extra). 20.10'de from Erzurum with the train, accompanied by pleasant evening scenery, we reach Kars city of serhat. We take our transfer vehicle waiting for us and settle in our hotel.

Breakfast: Touristic East Express Train will be taken as an extra restaurant.

Lunch: Will be taken as an extra in Erzincan.

Dinner: Extra Cağ Kebab Restaurant in Erzurum.

Accommodation: Kars Grand Ani Hotel 4 *

Tour Distance: On this day of our tour we will cover 500 km.

Arrival Time: On this day of our tour, we will enter our hotel between 23.00 - 23.30.


Day 3: Kars, Kars Castle, Namik Kemal House, Kumbet Mosque, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, Fethiye Mosque, Bloody Bastion War Museum, Old Russian Consulate Building, Ismet Pasha Primary School, Stone Bridges and Baths

Early in the morning we say hello to the new day and we take our breakfast buffet in our hotel. After breakfast, we leave the hotel and start to visit and get to know Kars city, which has stone houses built during the Russian occupation. Our first stop in Kars will be Kars Castle where we can take a bird's-eye view of the city and photograph it. After visiting this magnificent work built by the Seljuks in 1152, we will visit the House of Namık Kemal, one of the most important poets of our literary world. In this house where the poet spent a certain period of his life, we will also witness the love contest if we stand by us. After our visit to the Namik Kemal House, we will see the Kumbet Mosque (Old 12 Apostles Church). Then we will visit Fethiye Mosque which is one of the most beautiful examples of Russian Baltic architecture. This magnificent monument, known as Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, built in the years when the Russians besieged the region, is one of the most striking structures of Kars. Kars has seen many wars in our recent history. Bloody Bastion War History Museum, where the tools, weapons and ethnographic artifacts used in these battles are exhibited, will be another excursion point. After a lunch break, we will take a stroll through the streets of Kars with our guide. During this trip, you will visit Kars' unique and almost all Baltic architectural structures, mix with the people of the region and enjoy a new culture. The main structures that we will see during this beautiful trip are; Former Russian Consulate Building, Provincial Health Directorate Building, Kafkas University State Conservatory Building, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Ismet Pasha Primary School, Old Province Building and Gazi Ahmet Muhtar Pasha Mansion. During this trip you will get the chance to buy Kars's famous flavors such as Kars kashar, gravyer kashar, honey, piti, kete, hangel and goose meat. After free time, we settle in our hotel. After dinner, together with our guests, we will go to snowball fight on the streets of Kars in magnificent snow.

Morning Breakfast: Included in the tour fee will be taken in our hotel and as an open buffet.

Lunch: Will be taken as an extra in Kars.

Dinner: Will be taken at the hotel, is included in the tour fee.

Accommodation: Kars Grand Ani Hotel 4 *

Tour Distance: On this day of our tour, we will travel a total of 30 km.

Arrival Time: At this day of our tour, we will enter the hotel between 18.00 - 18.30.


Day 4: Ani Ruins, Ani Cathedral, Young Girls Church, Tigran Honents Church, Menücehr Mosque, Sultan Palace, Ruined Bridge, Barley Tea, Çıldır Lake, Lake Sledding and Fishing Pleasure, Kars Night

Early in the morning we say hello to the new day and we take our breakfast buffet in our hotel. After breakfast, we leave the hotel and arrive at the Ani Ruins, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of Kars, the world-famous visit area. In this ancient city, which is the most important synthesis of Armenian and Seljuk culture in the world, Ani Cathedral (Fethiye Mosque), Young Girls Church, Tigran Honents Church, Keçel Church and Ruined Bridge will be our first sightseeing spots. Once upon a time the capital of the Armenian kingdom, Ani, the most important works of the Seljuk and Anatolia's first Turkish mosque Mencecehr Mosque, Ebul Muhammeran Mosque and Sultan Palace will be our other sightseeing points. then we will learn valuable information and guide our beautiful moments we spend in the ruins of Ani, Turkey-Armenia border which constitutes its way along the Barley Tea mad we reach Lake. First we have lunch here by the lake. After dinner we start to get to know Çıldır. This magnificent lake, which is 1959 meters above sea level, is usually frozen in winter. If you wish, you can stroll along the lake with a sleigh, fish in the ice or take lots of photos. After completing our visits to Lake Çıldır, we return to Kars and reach our hotel. In the evening we will go to the Caucasian Folk Dance and Lovers Shooting show with our guests. (Extra)

Morning Breakfast: Included in the tour fee will be taken in our hotel and as an open buffet.

Lunch: It will be taken extra by Çıldır Lake.

Dinner: Will be taken at the hotel, is included in the tour fee.

Accommodation: Kars Grand Ani Hotel 4 *

Tour Distance: On this day of our tour we will travel 110 km in total.

Arrival Time: At this day of our tour, we will enter the hotel between 18.00 - 18.30.


Day 5: Airport Transfer and Tour End

In the early hours of the morning we say hello to the new day and we take our breakfast buffet in our hotel. After breakfast we leave the hotel and transfer to Kars Airport. We are going back to Istanbul with the 10.15 Kars - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen flight of Pegasus Airlines. We say goodbye to see you again at another organization.

Breakfast: Included in the tour fee will be taken in our hotel and as an open buffet.

Lunch: Return Day. Lunch will not be taken.

Dinner: Return Day. Dinner will not be taken.

Accommodation: Attention No Night Accommodation

Tour Distance: On this day of our tour, we will travel a total of 25 km.


Generaş Notes

  • The tour guide has the right to make changes on the condition that the tour points stay the same.

Services

Included Services
  • 3 Nights at Grand Ani Hotel
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Touristic East Express Sleeping Car
  • 3 Buffet Breakfast in the Hotel
  • Buffet or Set Menu 2 Dinner in the Hotel
  • Istanbul - Ankara High Speed Train Tickets (Economy Class)
  • Touristic East Express Train with Ankara - Kars Tickets
  • Economy Class Flights from Kars to Istanbul
  • Hotel - Kars Airport Transfer
  • All Transfers in Kars
  • Professional Turkish Guidance Services
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • National Park Entrance and Parking Fees
Excluded Services
  • All Lunchs
  • Drinks for All Meals
  • All Meals on Express Train and Touristic East Express
  • All Private Expenditures
  • All the Organizations Mentioned as Extra in the Program

Accommodation

  • Tour Package 3 nights at the hotel Kars Grand Ani Hotel Accommodation will be made.

    * Accommodation details can be found in the tour program in detail.

Transportation

  • Transportation details are detailed in the tour program.

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