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Venice to Istanbul Motorcycle Road Tour

DURATION
17 days/16 nights

DISTANCE
2,089 miles/3,360 km

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

STARTS
Venice, Italy

ENDS
Istanbul, Turkey

TOUR STYLE
Road Tour

DATES

June 01 – 17, 2023

September 2023

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

TOUR CHARACTER

The Venice to Istanbul road tour, sometimes referred to as the Orient Express, is our favorite European motorcycling holiday. On paved roads throughout, you will enjoy seven countries, each with unique history and cultural dynamics. Starting this event along the canals of Venice sets the tone for romance and riding pleasures. Across the Italian Alps to the classical music mecca of Vienna, we then travel to Budapest, Hungary. Following the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, into Greece and a final border crossing to the magical city of Istanbul, this is a premium touring event done with great MotoDiscovery style.  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A perfect, romantic couples motorcycle riding holiday, newly designed to include the classical music mecca of Vienna, Austria and the city on the Danube, Budapest, Hungary, this is a premium motorcycle touring experience with the best of accommodations, fine dining, and superb service. 
  • It has to be on your bucket list, the historic and romantic canal city of Venice. Would you like more time? Come early and we’ll secure additional hotel nights and services as needed.
  • 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.
  • Vienna, Austria. Think the great music composer classics, Lippenstein stallions, and gothic cathedrals. Two nights here to enjoy this stunning European city.
  • 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.
  • We’ll pass through the tiny country of Montenegro, but you will not forget its tranquil bay and the fun day of riding
  • Greece. We have grown to love this country.  We’ll visit the remarkable 14th Century Greek Orthodox monasteries perched on the pinnacle peaks of Meteora.
  • Istanbul, Turkey is one of our favorite cities in the world. With its stunning architecture and layers of thousands of years of history, you will certainly want to return. Plan on extending your stay.
  • 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 Venice, IT

Day 2: Cortina d’Ampezzo Dolomites, IT

Day 3: Salzburg, AUS

Day 4: Vienna, AUS

Day 5: Vienna, AUS

Day 6: Budapest, HUNG

Day 7: Zagreb, CROA

Day 8: Zadar, CROA

Day 9: Trogir, CROA

Day 10: Dubrovnik, CROA

Day 11: Dubrovnik , CROA

Day 12: Tirana, ALB

Day 13: Nymfaio, GR

Day 14: Thessaloniki, GR

Day 15: Alexandroupoli, GR

Day 16: Istanbul, TKY

Day 17: Fly out from Istanbul

PRICE

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

Rider on BMW 1250GS → add 840 USD

Passenger → 7,897 USD

Single occupancy supplement → 1,899 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.

DATES

June 01 – 17, 2023

September 2023

INCLUDES

  • 16 nights’ accommodations (double occupancy)
  • 10 dinners
  • All breakfasts and occasional lunch
  • Multilingual riding staff
  • Support/luggage van with driver
  • Entrances for self-guided walking tour of Meteora monasteries
  • 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

TOUR CHARACTER

The Venice to Istanbul road tour, sometimes referred to as the Orient Express, is our favorite European motorcycling holiday. On paved roads throughout, you will enjoy seven countries, each with unique history and cultural dynamics. Starting this event along the canals of Venice sets the tone for romance and riding pleasures. Across the Italian Alps to the classical music mecca of Vienna, we then travel to Budapest, Hungary. Following the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, into Greece and a final border crossing to the magical city of Istanbul, this is a premium touring event done with great MotoDiscovery style.  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A perfect, romantic couples motorcycle riding holiday, newly designed to include the classical music mecca of Vienna, Austria and the city on the Danube, Budapest, Hungary, this is a premium motorcycle touring experience with the best of accommodations, fine dining, and superb service. 
  • It has to be on your bucket list, the historic and romantic canal city of Venice. Would you like more time? Come early and we’ll secure additional hotel nights and services as needed.
  • 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.
  • Vienna, Austria. Think the great music composer classics, Lippenstein stallions, and gothic cathedrals. Two nights here to enjoy this stunning European city.
  • 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.
  • We’ll pass through the tiny country of Montenegro, but you will not forget its tranquil bay and the fun day of riding
  • Greece. We have grown to love this country.  We’ll visit the remarkable 14th Century Greek Orthodox monasteries perched on the pinnacle peaks of Meteora.
  • Istanbul, Turkey is one of our favorite cities in the world. With its stunning architecture and layers of thousands of years of history, you will certainly want to return. Plan on extending your stay.
  • 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 Venice, IT

Day 2: Cortina d’Ampezzo Dolomites, IT

Day 3: Salzburg, AUS

Day 4: Vienna, AUS

Day 5: Vienna, AUS

Day 6: Budapest, HUNG

Day 7: Zagreb, CROA

Day 8: Zadar, CROA

Day 9: Trogir, CROA

Day 10: Dubrovnik, CROA

Day 11: Dubrovnik , CROA

Day 12: Tirana, ALB

Day 13: Nymfaio, GR

Day 14: Thessaloniki, GR

Day 15: Alexandroupoli, GR

Day 16: Istanbul, TKY

Day 17: Fly out from Istanbul

PRICE

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

Rider on BMW 1250GS → add 840 USD

Passenger → 7,897 USD

Single occupancy supplement → 1,899 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.

DATES

June 01 – 17, 2023

September 2023

INCLUDES

  • 16 nights’ accommodations (double occupancy)
  • 10 dinners
  • All breakfasts and occasional lunch
  • Multilingual riding staff
  • Support/luggage van with driver
  • Entrances for self-guided walking tour of Meteora monasteries
  • 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

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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.