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Budapest to Istanbul

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Budapest to Istanbul - G Adventures
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Rebecca "I would have wanted the Rila Monastery included in the itinerary. Our tour leader, Vlad, was everything (and more) that one can ask for in a guide.It was evident that he was well-read about the history of the places we saw. He even included images to show in his talks. On a personal note, he made every effort to address each group member's questions and concerns in a friendly yet professional man..."
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10 reviews
Starts
Budapest
Destinations
+7
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Explore Buda Castle and the streets of Pest
  • Learn about history of Bucharest
  • See the vibrant city of Sofia
  • Walking tour of Istanbul and the Blue Mosque
Age range
12 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Train & Rail, Discovery
Start in Budapest and end in Istanbul! With the train & rail tour Budapest to Istanbul, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Budapest to Istanbul and through Budapest, Hungary and 8 other destinations in Europe. Budapest to Istanbul 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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  • A
    Written on October 22, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Well planned itinerary, some great activities included but still plenty of time to do your own thing, and all of the travel and accommodation is organised for you. Also, group leader (CEO) was fantastic

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  • J
    Written on October 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    We enjoy the small group experience

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  • I
    Written on October 15, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I like the places visited and the CEO / guide with the local knowledge to get to out of the way destinations.

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  • A
    Written on September 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Small groups, travelling with locals and great location of accommodation.

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  • J
    Written on September 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was fantastic, mode of travel, time in each place and the CEO, were all exceptional

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  • Budapest to Istanbul reviewer 6
    Written on September 5, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I would have wanted the Rila Monastery included in the itinerary. Our tour leader, Vlad, was everything (and more) that one can ask for in a guide.It was evident that he was well-read about the history of the places we saw. He even included images to show... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the kind words bout Vlad, we will pass them on. Also, we will take on board your comment about the Rila Monastery being included - thank you.
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  • R
    Written on September 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great way to see interesting places.

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  • J
    Written on August 18, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was well organized, the group was small, it was a great way to travel to countries that don't speak a lot of English or share the same alphabet!

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  • J
    Written on August 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Well organised. See everything in an area that Lonely Planet recommends you see with some one who knows the country

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  • Budapest to Istanbul reviewer 10
    Written on September 29, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great leader, interesting destinations. Would have never seen many of these places on my own.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Budapest
  2. Day 2 Budapest/Sibiu (1B)
  3. Day 3 Sibiu/Sighișoara
  4. Day 4 Sighișoara/Braşov (1B)
  5. Day 5 Braşov (1B)
  6. Day 6 Braşov/Bucharest (1B)
  7. Day 7 Bucharest/Veliko Tarnovo (1B)
  8. Day 8 Veliko Tarnovo (1B)
  9. Day 9 Veliko Tarnovo/Sofia (1B)
  10. Day 10 Sofia/Plovdiv (1B)
  11. Day 11 Plovdiv/Istanbul (1B)
  12. Day 12 Istanbul
  13. Day 13 Istanbul (1B)

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

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  • Why Travel With G Adventures?
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    Accommodations aren't booked til a bit closer to your departure date, as G Adventures works with a few different properties in each location.

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    Booking on line was easy and all confirmation details, including invoice, deposit and final payment was informative.

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Romania
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Turkey

Plugs & Adapters

Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey

Visa

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Hungary. Ideally 6 months before travel.
Typhoid
Recommended for Romania and Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Romania and Bulgaria. Ideally 3 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Budapest is the starting point and Istanbul is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 May 2019 the full payment of $1,869 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 $1869 for Budapest to Istanbul, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for G Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,712 km.
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • 460 km
  • Sighisoara (Romania)
  • 89 km
  • Brasov (Romania)
  • 141 km
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • 156 km
  • Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)
  • 245 km
  • Belogradchik (Bulgaria)
  • 116 km
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • 132 km
  • Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
  • 374 km
  • Istanbul (Turkey)

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