Planning of Activities on Nostalgic Train Journeys: A Recreational Perspective


Author(s): Ilke BASARANGIL*

On the nostalgic train journeys, which are one of the recreational tours, it is seen that tourists meet new people along the way, watch nature scenes, and eat local dishes in various villages or towns. In addition, along the route, tourists can participate in cultural and nature trips in various destinations, visit historical bazaars, monumental structures visit national parks in some regions or do nature-based recreational tourism activities such as trekking, paragliding, mountain climbing, rafting, canoeing, rock climbing. For this reason, in this study, some examples from nostalgic train journeys are given and recreational activities carried out along these nostalgic train journeys are tried to be revealed. This study is a theoretical research using secondary data within the scope of nostalgic train journeys and recreational tour management. The study contributes to the literature of nostalgic train journeys, one of the alternative tourism types in tourism. At the end of the study, some suggestions were developed for tour planners, agencies and guides within the scope of recreational tour management.


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