Budapest to Istanbul with G Adventure

Budapest to Istanbul with G Adventure

From pastoral countryside to forbidding forests and fairytale villages, this tour from Budapest to Istanbul is definitely the road less travelled, but absolutely a worthy adventure to take. Over 13 days, you’ll explore the weathered architecture of Budapest, grand Ottoman palaces, “Dracula’s Castle” in Transylvania, and much more. With an intriguing combination of cultural colour and exploration, you’ll come away with a real feel for this lesser-explored corner of Europe.

Day 1 Budapest

Arrive at any time. We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this breathtaking city.

Enjoy an orientation walk of Budapest to get a feel for this westernized city with eastern charm. Opt to spend free time visiting Buda Castle, wandering the streets of Pest, or soaking in a thermal bath. In the evening, board an overnight train to Sibiu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Arrive in the enchanting town of Sighisoara. Use your free time here to explore the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture.

With a local guide, venture into the Romanian countryside to visit traditional villages. Get a true sense of life in this less-visited region. Transfer to charming Braşov.

Meals included: Breakfast

Visit the picturesque Bran Castle and learn the history (and rumours) of this fascinating place.

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy some free time to explore more of Bucharest in the morning before travelling to Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the world, Veliko Tarnovo. Wander the medieval town, visit the museums, or sample your first taste of Bulgarian cuisine.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hike to the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo. Opt to go mountain biking or view the murals at the Church of the Nativity.

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to Sofia and take an orientation walk of the capital city. Later, wander down the pedestrian street or visit the eclectic Ladies' Market.

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second-largest city. Visit the hilly old town, museums, or the Theatre of Ancient Philippopolis, one of the many Roman ruins found here.

Meals included: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring more of Plovdiv before boarding an evening bus to Istanbul.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a city tour with a local Turkish guide. Opt to visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, Aya Sofya, and the Topkapı Palace.

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

What’s Included

  • Budapest orientation walk
  • Romanian villages and countryside tour (half-day, from Sighisoara)
  • ‘Dracula’s Castle’ (Bran)
  • Bucharest orientation tour
  • Hike to Arbanasi village
  • Sofia orientation walk
  • Istanbul city tour with local guide
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels/pensions (12 nts)

Meals
10 breakfasts
Allow USD310-405 for meals not included.
Transportation
Train, public bus, private vehicle, metro, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Dates & Pricing

Departures Prices
2, 30 June 2019 From $2599
07, 28 July 2019 From $2599
25 August 20109 From $2599
22, 29 September 2019 From $2599
20 October 2019 From $2599

For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787

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