Luxury train travel from Istanbul

The 1001 tours are a result of co-operation between three companies: Antonina, a Turkish company, Lernide a German Co, and the AITO, an Iranian tourism company. The company site states: Join us on our rolling carpet for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and the chance to become the hero of your very own 1001-nights tale.


No less than 3,000 years of history await you along some 5,000 kilometres of track, from the myths of ancient Greece across the Ottoman Empire in Turkey, to the scene of Antiochus I’s megalomania, and on to the Achaemenid Empire and the glory of Persia.