Budapest to Istanbul Overland Tour

Company : G Adventures
Activities: Tours / Rail passes & tours / Cultural Tours
Countries: Bulgaria / Hungary / Romania / Turkey
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)

See new places and discover Eastern Europe on this exciting 14 day trip from Hungary to Turkey.

Countries you will visit include Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Turkey. Highlights include exploring Budapest, seeing 'Dracula's Castle' in Romania, visiting remote villages, seeing spectacular mountain ranges and wandering around ancient cities. 

This is a small group adventure tour with an average group size of 10 people.



Day 1 Budapest
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Budapest
Orientation walk of Budapest, overnight train to Sighisoara.

Day 3 Sighisoara
Local guided trip to traditional villages and Romanian countryside.

Day 4 Brasov
Ride the rails to the city of Brasov, the best preserved medieval city in Romania. Explore the 'Black Church' or enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafés.

Days 5-6 Bucharest
Travel to Bucharest via 'Dracula's Castle' at Bran and Snagov. Orientation walk of Bucharest.

Days 7-8 Veliko Tarnovo
Hike to Arbanasi village. Optional mountain biking opportunities.

Days 9-10 Belogradchik
Visit Kaleto Fortress.

Day 11 Sofia
Orientation walk of Sofia.

Day 12 Plovdiv
Day visit to Plovdiv town, onward travel by overnight bus to Istanbul.

Day 13 Istanbul
Orientation walk. Options for free time include the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, Aya Sofya and the Tokapi Palace.

Day 14 Istanbul


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. Kaleto Fortress visit (Belogradchik). Sofia orientation walk. Plovdiv day trip. Istanbul orientation walk.
  • (Allow EUR335-440 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels/pensions (11 nts, some multi-share), overnight bus/train (2 nts).
  • Train, public bus, metro, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12



Trip Specifics
  • Departures: May / June / Sept / Oct
  • Length: 14 Days
  • Start: Budapest
  • Finish: Istanbul
  • Prices: Adults from £1099
  • Trip Code: EABI

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