This event is FILLED. (except for One Female Share)
If you wish to go: RSVP to attend on our following departures:
Sept 14, 2022 https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/281542406/
Or if May is your ONLY option, we do have next year.
May 10, 2023 https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282270473/
You may RSVP on this event to be on Wait List if there is cancel. IF you are a solo female for a share room, contact Anna.
This event is limited to a max of 24. As such the term "space is limited" is accurate.
Departure date from the US May 11, unless you are coming from our pre-tour in Barcelona:
Return date May 25, unless you are extending your stay in Turkey:
The Orient Express...you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure! Of course with the opulence too!
This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror elements of the original Orient Express route from Paris to Istanbul.
The trip starts in Paris and has full 3 days there. Also staying 2 full days in each - Vienna, Venice, Prague and Budapest, ending with 3 nights in Istanbul.
Included: train or air travel between the 6 cities, transfers to hotels, train stations or airports, guided tours in each city, one or more meals a day, museum entrances, wine tasting and much more!
In addition, many other options and extras are included. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities, while still being guided and helped with all the arrangements. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories...without being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula.
Here is a basic thumbnail:
** Paris for 3 nights
* 1 Night on Train Paris to Venice
**Venice for 1 night
* 1 Night on Train Venice to Vienna
**Vienna for 1 night
* 1 Night on Train Vienna to Prague
** Prague for 1 night
* 1 Night on Train Prague to Budapest
** Budapest for 1 night
* Late evening flight Budapest to Istanbul
** Istanbul for 3 nights.
* Sleeping compartments in the trains and First Class hotels in each city with very central location
What was The Orient Express?
It was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel, built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus. And we are staying in it! The original name became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The original Orient Express is but a memory.
EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence.
In the end you will have visited 6 countries: France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey!
* 4 night trains with sleeping compartment accommodations
* 10 nights in 4-star or higher category hotels with best central locations
* all transfers
* guided tours in each city
* entrance to museums in each city
* at least one meal a day
$3940 total cost per person, double occupancy.
$5230 total cost for solo occupancy.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDED AIRFARE
Limited capacity of 24 total.
Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !