All Aboard Turkey's New Sleeper Train: Experience Mesopotamia Express

All Aboard Turkey’s New Sleeper Train: Experience Mesopotamia Express

The full Turkey experience!

Calling all history buffs and train enthusiasts! Turkey is about to unveil an epic new travel experience: the Mesopotamia Express! Launching on 19 Apr 2024, this isn’t your ordinary train ride. It’s a luxurious journey through time, traversing 1,051 kilometres of stunning Turkish landscapes and uncovering the country’s hidden gems.

Also read: Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Turkey: A Journey Through History and Culture

The Mesopotamia Express experience

Mesopotamia Express

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Departing from the bustling capital of Ankara, the Mesopotamia Express winds its way through the heart of Anatolia. Imagine gazing out the window at the vast desert plains, a scene straight out of a history book.

But this adventure isn’t just about the views. Prepare to be dazzled by cultural treasures along the way. The train makes scheduled stops in Kayseri, the historic capital of Cappadocia, where you can explore ancient Seljuk mosques and tombs. Next, Malatya awaits, home to the incredible Arslantepe Mound — a UNESCO-listed open-air museum boasting temples and murals dating back to 3000 BC! Finally, soak up the local charm and delicious cuisine in Elazig, a city famed for its wines.

More than just a train ride

Mesopotamia Express

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The Mesopotamia Express isn’t just about the destinations; it’s about the journey itself. Up to 180 passengers can travel in style on this state-of-the-art train. Think comfortable sleeper carriages, a dedicated dining car for delectable meals, and individual cabins equipped with all the amenities you need for a relaxing adventure.

Ready to embark on this unforgettable expedition through Turkish history and culture? Tickets start at a very reasonable €230 (S$333.22) round trip, making this luxurious adventure surprisingly affordable. 

Also read: 10 Reasons Why Turkey Should Be on Your Travel Radar

So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to experience Turkey like never before through the Mesopotamia Express! 

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