Private train tours are not very common in Turkey, but there’s an increasing demand in last years.
International Train Tours
Jewels of Persia : Organized by Golden Eagle Luxury Trains. Route is Hungary-Romania-Bulgaria-Turkey-Iran. Click for details.
1001 Nights : Organized by Lernidee. Journey starts at Istanbul, Turkey and ends at Esfahan, Iran. Click for details.
Domestic Train Tours
These tours are mainly organized by rail fans. These tours are generally focused on routes where passenger train services are not available. Steam loco is also used in some tours.
Another one is a Steam Charter Train starting from Yesilhisar/Kayseri and discovering Taurus Line Ramp in the section Hacikiri (Warda Viadukt)–Pozanti-Ciftehan-Ulukisla. See below video from the tour prepared by Gabriel.
Raytur, a subsidiary of TCDD Foundation, organizes train tours as well. The latest tour is to Thesseloniki. Click for details.
Cover photo by Jeff Hawken