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Istanbul to Venice Motorcycle Road Tour

DURATION
18 days/17 nights

DISTANCE
2,089 miles/3,360 km

COUNTRY DESTINATIONS
Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey

STARTS
Istanbul, Turkey

ENDS
Venice, Italy

TOUR STYLE
Road Tour

DATES

May 10 – 27, 2023

May 22 – June 08, 2024

 

 

The Orient Express on two wheels, this multi-country tour is a stylish European motorcycling holiday

TOUR CHARACTER

The Istanbul to Venice road tour, sometimes referred to as the MotoDiscovery Orient Express, is our favorite Europe motorcycling holiday. On paved roads throughout, you will enjoy seven countries, each with unique history and cultural dynamics. Starting this event in the ancient city of Istanbul, MotoDiscovery has designed a tour with moderate pace, ideal for having a pillion rider, with stylish amenities and uncompromising services such as a support/luggage van, premium level accommodations and memorable dining. The tour ends along the canals of Venice after crossing the Italian Alps, and includes the classical music mecca of Vienna, Budapest, Hungary on the Danube and a scenic ride following the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Our desire to provide elevated services and accommodations demands early planning, therefore we request you book your tour as soon as possible. Please call us if you have any questions.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul, Turkey is one of our favorite cities in the world, an exotic beginning to a romantic riding holiday. With its stunning architecture and layers of thousands of years of history, you should plan to come a few days early. Just let us know. We’ll happily make your pre-tour arrangements.
  • Visiting the remarkable 14th Century Greek Orthodox monasteries perched on the pinnacle peaks of Meteora is but one highlight in this ancient land.
  • We’ll pass through the tiny country of Montenegro on our way to Croatia. The exceptional riding with panoramic views of the tranquil bay of Kotor will make this day one to remember.
  • The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia with its castles and walled seaside cities such as Dubrovnik offer photographers a treasure of inspiration. Two nights in the gem of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik.
  • A perfect, romantic couples Europe motorcycle riding holiday, this tour is newly designed to include the city of Budapest, Hungary, on the Danube. This is a premium motorcycle tour experience with the best of accommodations, fine dining, and superb service. 
  • Vienna, Austria. Think the great music composer classics, Lippenstein stallions, and gothic cathedrals. Two nights here to enjoy this stunning European city.
  • The Italian Alps known as the Dolomites provide some of the finest motorcycle sport riding opportunities on the continent. 
  • The Grossglockner Pass is Austria’s highest and a stunning ride. Earn your sticker! This is Alpine riding at its best.
  • It has to be on your bucket list, the historic and romantic canal city of Venice. We end this tour in MotoDiscovery style. Would you like more time? Let us know and we will book your extension, securing additional hotel nights and services as needed.
  • As with any MotoDiscovery tour, count on the service to be the best. Groups are limited to 10 motorcycles and traditionally run small to permit a more relaxed pace and intimate touring experience.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrive Istanbul, Turkey

Day 2:  Istanbul, Turkey

Day 3:  Alexandroupoli, Greece

Day 4:  Thessaloniki, Greece

Day 5:  Nymfaio, Greece

Day 6:  Tirana, Albania

Day 7:  Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 8:  Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 9:  Trogir, Croatia

Day 10:  Zadar, Croatia

Day 11:  Zagreb, Croatia

Day 12:  Budapest, Hungary

Day 13:  Vienna, Austria

Day 14:  Vienna, Austria

Day 15:  Salzburg, Austria

Day 16:  Cortina d’Ampezzo Dolomites, Italy

Day 17:  Leave bikes at RO-RO port in Trieste.  Transfer to Venice for overnight.

Day 18: Extend trip in Venice or fly home

PRICE

Rider on BMW 750GS (double occupancy) → 11,485 USD

Rider on BMW 1250GS → add 840 USD

Passenger → 8,897 USD

Single occupancy supplement → 1,999 USD

Deposit per person → 1,000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.

(11/10/2022)

DATES

May 10 – 27, 2023

May 22 – June 08, 2024

 

 

INCLUDES

  • 17 nights’ accommodations (double occupancy)
  • arrival airport transfer Istanbul
  • 10 dinners
  • All breakfasts and occasional lunch
  • Multilingual riding staff
  • Support/luggage van with driver
  • Entrances for self-guided walking tour of Meteora monasteries
  • Walking tour, the Old City of Sultanahmet Istanbul
  • Base model BMW motorcycle rental for the rider
  • Pre-tour information booklet
  • Maps, GPS data
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International airfare
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation-interruption insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Fuel
  • Tolls
  • Border crossing fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff tips and gratuities for specially requested services
  • Any inclusions other than those specified
  • Departure airport transfer Venice

TOUR CHARACTER

The Istanbul to Venice road tour, sometimes referred to as the MotoDiscovery Orient Express, is our favorite Europe motorcycling holiday. On paved roads throughout, you will enjoy seven countries, each with unique history and cultural dynamics. Starting this event in the ancient city of Istanbul, MotoDiscovery has designed a tour with moderate pace, ideal for having a pillion rider, with stylish amenities and uncompromising services such as a support/luggage van, premium level accommodations and memorable dining. The tour ends along the canals of Venice after crossing the Italian Alps, and includes the classical music mecca of Vienna, Budapest, Hungary on the Danube and a scenic ride following the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Our desire to provide elevated services and accommodations demands early planning, therefore we request you book your tour as soon as possible. Please call us if you have any questions.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul, Turkey is one of our favorite cities in the world, an exotic beginning to a romantic riding holiday. With its stunning architecture and layers of thousands of years of history, you should plan to come a few days early. Just let us know. We’ll happily make your pre-tour arrangements.
  • Visiting the remarkable 14th Century Greek Orthodox monasteries perched on the pinnacle peaks of Meteora is but one highlight in this ancient land.
  • We’ll pass through the tiny country of Montenegro on our way to Croatia. The exceptional riding with panoramic views of the tranquil bay of Kotor will make this day one to remember.
  • The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia with its castles and walled seaside cities such as Dubrovnik offer photographers a treasure of inspiration. Two nights in the gem of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik.
  • A perfect, romantic couples Europe motorcycle riding holiday, this tour is newly designed to include the city of Budapest, Hungary, on the Danube. This is a premium motorcycle tour experience with the best of accommodations, fine dining, and superb service. 
  • Vienna, Austria. Think the great music composer classics, Lippenstein stallions, and gothic cathedrals. Two nights here to enjoy this stunning European city.
  • The Italian Alps known as the Dolomites provide some of the finest motorcycle sport riding opportunities on the continent. 
  • The Grossglockner Pass is Austria’s highest and a stunning ride. Earn your sticker! This is Alpine riding at its best.
  • It has to be on your bucket list, the historic and romantic canal city of Venice. We end this tour in MotoDiscovery style. Would you like more time? Let us know and we will book your extension, securing additional hotel nights and services as needed.
  • As with any MotoDiscovery tour, count on the service to be the best. Groups are limited to 10 motorcycles and traditionally run small to permit a more relaxed pace and intimate touring experience.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrive Istanbul, Turkey

Day 2:  Istanbul, Turkey

Day 3:  Alexandroupoli, Greece

Day 4:  Thessaloniki, Greece

Day 5:  Nymfaio, Greece

Day 6:  Tirana, Albania

Day 7:  Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 8:  Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 9:  Trogir, Croatia

Day 10:  Zadar, Croatia

Day 11:  Zagreb, Croatia

Day 12:  Budapest, Hungary

Day 13:  Vienna, Austria

Day 14:  Vienna, Austria

Day 15:  Salzburg, Austria

Day 16:  Cortina d’Ampezzo Dolomites, Italy

Day 17:  Leave bikes at RO-RO port in Trieste.  Transfer to Venice for overnight.

Day 18: Extend trip in Venice or fly home

PRICE

Rider on BMW 750GS (double occupancy) → 11,485 USD

Rider on BMW 1250GS → add 840 USD

Passenger → 8,897 USD

Single occupancy supplement → 1,999 USD

Deposit per person → 1,000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.

(11/10/2022)

DATES

May 10 – 27, 2023

May 22 – June 08, 2024

 

 

INCLUDES

  • 17 nights’ accommodations (double occupancy)
  • arrival airport transfer Istanbul
  • 10 dinners
  • All breakfasts and occasional lunch
  • Multilingual riding staff
  • Support/luggage van with driver
  • Entrances for self-guided walking tour of Meteora monasteries
  • Walking tour, the Old City of Sultanahmet Istanbul
  • Base model BMW motorcycle rental for the rider
  • Pre-tour information booklet
  • Maps, GPS data
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International airfare
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation-interruption insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Fuel
  • Tolls
  • Border crossing fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff tips and gratuities for specially requested services
  • Any inclusions other than those specified
  • Departure airport transfer Venice

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.