Istanbul to Tehran by Rail

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Start in Istanbul and end in Tehran! With the train & rail tour Istanbul to Tehran by Rail, you have a 17 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 8 other destinations. Istanbul to Tehran by Rail is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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12 to 70 year olds
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Istanbul
  2. Day 2 Istanbul/Ankara (1B)
  3. Day 3 Ankara/Göreme (1B, 1D)
  4. Day 4 Göreme (1B)
  5. Day 5 Göreme/Tatvan (1B)
  6. Day 6 Tatvan/Van
  7. Day 7 Van
  8. Day 8 Van
  9. Day 9 Van/Tehrān
  10. Day 10 Tehrān
  11. Day 11 Tehrān/Shiraz (1B)
  12. Day 12 Shiraz (1L, 1D)
  13. Day 13 Shiraz (1B)
  14. Day 14 Shiraz/Isfahan (1B)
  15. Day 15 Isfahan/Tehrān (1B)
  16. Day 16 Tehrān
  17. Day 17 Tehrān (1B)

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance


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About the countries

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Turkey and Iran


Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Turkey and Iran. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Turkey and Iran. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Turkey and Iran. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Iran. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Iran. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Iran. Ideally 10 days before travel.


Istanbul is the starting point and Tehran is the endpoint.
Hold my space
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 December 2018 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Istanbul to Tehran by Rail, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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Covering a total distance of approx 3,531 km.
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 350 km
  • Ankara (Turkey)
  • 222 km
  • Goreme (Turkey)
  • 649 km
  • Tatvan (Turkey)
  • 97 km
  • Van (Turkey)
  • 34 km
  • Gevas (Turkey)
  • 34 km
  • Van (Turkey)
  • 776 km
  • Tehran (Iran)
  • 684 km
  • Shiraz (Iran)
  • 347 km
  • Isfahan (Iran)
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