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Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul!!

The Orient Express...you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure! Of course with the opulence too!
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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 Original Orient Express no longer exists. We are re-creating the route using modern trains and conveniences.
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Paris for 3 days
Venice 2 days
Vienna 2 days
Prague 2 days
Budapest 2 days
Istanbul 3 days
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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.
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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.
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The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. 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. And we are bringing back the best parts.
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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 built in 1882 with it's grandeur and opulence.
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Visit 6 countries: France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey!
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$3940 total cost per person, double occupancy.
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Don't have a travel partner or roommate? No problem. Most attend solo and we match up roommates so you can get the benefit of double occupancy cost.
If you want Solo Occupancy for Train Cabins and Hotels it is $1,290 additional.
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This event is LIMITED to 18 persons total. We ONLY have 3 openings left.
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Includes:

  • 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
  • and more...

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Does not Include:
Trans-Atlantic Airfare: Flights vary by city, and by class of seat. This des not make it possible to include fight to get there. However this allows for flexible departures for you. Or you can use points, miles or credits.
Message Anna for a quote for a flight from your city
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CLICK HERE for our Secure Deposit Link
Deposit is Refundable up to 90 days before departure.
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If you are making deposit be sure to CLICK HERE and fill out our EVENT INFO FORM
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For more detailed information for this event CLICK HERE to fill out our INFO REQUEST FORM
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We ALSO have Pre and Post trip extension options.
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Pre-trip extension to Barcelona May 07-10, 2022
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Post-Trip extension to explore deeper into the wonders of TURKEY
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Message us direct.
To send a Anna Direct Message CLICK HERE
To send Marc (screen name Oddie) Direct Message CLICK HERE
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We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered.
To attend the zoom Q & A CLICK HERE
To get a Google Form for a reminder CLICK HERE
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Come to the zoom and ask any questions. Great way to get the info you want without all the other fluff. As well as meet other attendees.
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We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister groups we post our local free, local/reginal camping, and our overseas events to.
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To see all our other events CLICK HERE
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Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !
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Meetup on The Orient Express. Only 3 spots left! Confirm by April 8th !!

Meetup on the Orient Express is our signature trip. Tracing the old Orient Express route, we visit 6 countries! It's an unforgettable escape, the trip of a lifetime! This event was sold out months ago and now we were able to add a few more spots. You have to act fast though! If you want to grab one of these few spots, book by April 8th!

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 Original Orient Express no longer exists, but this journey will mirror elements of the original route from Paris to Istanbul. We are re-creating the experience using modern trains and conveniences.

Paris for 3 days
Venice 2 days
Vienna 2 days
Prague 2 days
Budapest 2 days
Istanbul 3 days

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.

The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. 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. And we are bringing back the best parts.

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 built in 1882 with it's grandeur and opulence.

Includes:

  • 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
  • and more...

Does not Include:
Trans-Atlantic Airfare: Flights vary by city, and by class of seat. This allows for flexible departures for you. Or you can use points, miles or credits. Direct Message Anna for a quote for a flight from your city

We ALSO have Pre and Post trip extension options.

Pre-trip extension to Barcelona May 07-10, 2022

Post-Trip extension to explore deeper into the wonders of TURKEY

This event is LIMITED to 18 persons total. We ONLY have 3 openings left.

Total cost per person, double occupancy is $3940 (we match roommates for those wishing to share):
Solo room and train cabin occupancy is additional $[masked]
The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit
Click Here for Secure Deposit Link

Click Here and Fill out this from if you are making a deposit OR fill out this form if you want information and itinerary.

Because we are only a month away from departure, deposit is nonrefundable and payment in full is due immediately after confirmation of the space.

We have designed this to include all the "must see" locations and have a super detailed Day By Day that lists ALL the historic spots we will be going to.

Click Here to fill out our google info request form and receive detailed itinerary and inclusions

Click Here to Message Direct to Anna with any questions.

We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM Pacific.
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered. Click Here for our Overseas Events Zoom

Click Here for General Policies and useful info for our international trips

Click Here for the the MAIN location this event posted

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister groups where we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

Click Here to see all our other fun events

Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

SOT[masked]

Monday Board Game Nights at The Bourse Food Hall

Needs a location

Join us EVERY MONDAY for our world famous Monday Board Games Night!

location: The Bourse
time: 6pm - 9pm
cost: FREE

If you haven't yet joined us at The Bourse, its a gorgeous & spacious Food Hall with lots of room, long tables, and a variety of food & drink vendors to choose from. Ideal for our group!

There is no fee and we'll be bringing our own board games. If you own lots of board games, feel free to bring a few of the ones that you don't mind teaching. And if you don't own any but still want to have fun, than just bring yourself.

I'll be adding details in the Comments and please feel free to also comment or ask questions. Additionally, you are welcome to mention which games you plan to bring in the comments as well.

Can't wait, see you there!
David[masked]

Quizzo at Ladder 15 every Tuesday

Needs a location

Friends - remember when a bunch of us would stay to play Quizzo when we'd got to Happy Hours at Tavern on Broad? Fun times! I've been looking for a new Quizzo spot for us, and it turns out Ladder 15 will be starting Quizzo on Tuesday November 2nd, so lets help them get started & attend as a group.

Our MeetUp friend Andy will be hosting / co-hosting this event with me. This is a FREE MeetUp to attend, and there is no cost (also FREE) to play Quizzo.

I think there will also be some food & drink specials, and I'll up date this with more details as Andy & I find out. Still, can't wait, Ladder 15 should be a terrific new spot for us for Quizzo!

see you there,
David & Andy

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