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Budapest to Istanbul - G Adventures
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13 days

Budapest to Istanbul

From Budapest to Istanbul
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
16
Age range:
12 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
10350
Private available:
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US $2,099
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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

Travel, Your Way

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Budapest and end in Istanbul! With the Train & Rail tour Budapest to Istanbul, you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Budapest, Hungary and 8 other destinations in Europe. Budapest to Istanbul includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Budapest
  2. Day 2: Budapest/Sighișoara (1B)
  3. Day 3: 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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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
Guesthouse
Sleeper Train

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.6
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  • A
    · October 22nd, 2018
    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
    Trip date: September 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · October 15th, 2018
    I like the places visited and the CEO / guide with the local knowledge to get to out of the way destinations.
    Trip date: September 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · October 15th, 2018
    We enjoy the small group experience
    Trip date: September 2018
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  • A
    · September 16th, 2018
    Small groups, travelling with locals and great location of accommodation.
    Trip date: August 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · September 14th, 2018
    The trip was fantastic, mode of travel, time in each place and the CEO, were all exceptional
    Trip date: August 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • Budapest to Istanbul reviewer 6
    · September 5th, 2018
    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 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.
    Trip date: August 2018
  • A
    · September 5th, 2018
    Great way to see interesting places.
    Trip date: August 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · August 18th, 2018
    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!
    Trip date: July 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · August 14th, 2018
    Well organised. See everything in an area that Lonely Planet recommends you see with some one who knows the country
    Trip date: July 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • Budapest to Istanbul reviewer 10
    · September 29th, 2017
    Great leader, interesting destinations. Would have never seen many of these places on my own.
    Trip date: September 2017

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13 days
Budapest to Istanbul
From Budapest to Istanbul
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Good to Know

  • Currency
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    Bulgarian Lev
    Bulgaria
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    Hungary
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

    Type C
    Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Turkey
    Type E
    Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Turkey
    Type F
    Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Turkey
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey and Romania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Bulgaria and Romania. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey and Romania. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Hungary. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Turkey and Romania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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