Destination Orient


Journey to Iran and Turkey


(Istanbul --Isfahan) 
29 July - 7 August
Travelling in Turkey is accomplished by train, bus and taxi and leads from Istanbul via Ankara, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzurum, Agri and Dogubayazit to the small Turkish border village of Gürbulak. On the Iranian side of the border in Bazargan an experienced taxi driver manages the transfer to Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan. The breathtaking ride takes about four hours. After three days the trip continues with a comfortable train via Tehran to Isfahan. Approach (Istanbul - Isfahan)


7 - 21 August
The city of Isfahan is located in a wide valley of the Zayanderud  river and forms an oasis. Its population amounts to 2 million and the altitude of the city is an approximate 1430 m above sea level. The UNESCO proclaimed it to the World Heritage List  for its exceptional buildings. To Isfahan


22 August - 9 September
Istanbul locates at the Bosporus  which is the link between Europe and Asia. The city has a population of about 12 million. It was founded 660 BC by the Greeks and was formerly named Byzantium. After the re-foundation under Emperor Constantine  in 330 AD it became Constantinople  and the capital of the East Roman Empire. Later it became the capital of the Byzantine Empire and from 1453 to 1922 the capital of the Ottoman Empire. To Istanbul

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