Party it up at Sziget
*This experience runs on Fri 02 Aug till Sun 11 Aug, 2019
*Rooms are en-suite and twin where possible. If you are a solo traveler, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex
10 days of partying it up in the Balkans
Visiting 4 countries: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary
As if attending Sziget – one of the most exciting music festivals in Europe with a gazillion different acts in the heart of uber-cool Budapest – wasn’t enough, on this trip we’ll also be taking the time explore the epic Balkans en route. Venture through stunning Dubrovnik, Sarajevo and Belgrade before rocking and partying it out in Hungary’s capital. Budapest never looked so hot.
Day 1: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Make your way to Dubrovnik, with the help of an awesome local guide, and meet up with your fellow festival die-hards. Take the chance to explore this great city by foot before a hearty group dinner and the chance to take on the famous nightlife.
Day 2: Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarajevo may still be known for the tragic legacy of its 1990s war, but it’s also now a flourishing European city. En route, you’ll make a stop at Mostar to visit the famous Stari Most bridge. Before dinner, there’s just enough time for a driving tour.
Day 3: Sarajevo
Today is a free day in Sarajevo, so why not wander through the beautiful old town or take an optional tour of the bunkers and war tunnel built underneath the airport’s runway? Make sure you make a stop at the plaque outside the Museum of Sarajevo – it marks the spot where Franz Ferdinand was shot, the event that triggered WWI.
Day 4: Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia
Just try and tear your eyes away from all the awesomeness today, as we take the scenic route from Sarajevo to Belgrade.
Day 5: Belgrade
The day’s yours to explore! If history’s your thing, jump on a walking or cycling tour and take in the city’s fascinating past. If you’re more about the chill vibes, there’s Ada Ciganlija – an island on the River Sava with a shore perfect for sun worshiping.
Day 6: Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary
Today it’s your chance to find out why Budapest often tops the lists of European must-dos. We’ll tour the main sights, enjoy a dinner cruise on the Danube, then discover why ruin bars are so hot right now.
Day 7: Budapest
Welcome to the infamous Sziget Festival, this is the start of the main event so prep your party pants and shine your dancing boots– this is going to be a wild ride.
Day 8: Budapest
After scoping out the grounds yesterday, you’ve got today to enjoy the spectacle. But it’s not just about the main stage ! You can check out other musical scenes with dance, house, pop, rock and everything in between.
Day 9: Budapest
One more day of Sziget to rock your socks. It’s all here on the self-styled Island of Freedom: theater, street food, folk dancing, sports and amusements. And of course, there’s always more music.
Day 10: Budapest
Wipe the glitter and probably the goodbye tears from your eyes, it’s time to go. Enjoy your final breakfast as the whirlwind of Sziget comes to a close. It’s been a blast!
JOIN THE PARTY: NIGHTLIFE & FESTIVALS
1 Week +
Bosnia & Hersegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia
- Explore the great city of Dubrovnik by foot
- Stop at Mostar to visit the famous Stari Most bridge
- Cruise on the Danube in Belgrade
- Party like animal for 3 days at Sziget Festival
5 nights in hotels, 4 nights in hostels.
We endeavour to select a combination of good quality, three and four-star quality hotels, hostels and guesthouses (where you actually stay will depend on your trip) that reflects the character of the local area. The accommodation is also as centrally located as possible. We strive to keep the cost as affordable as possible.
Please be aware that some rooms, especially those in major urban centers or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
9 breakfasts, 4 dinners.
We aim to make sure that breakfasts are included every morning in the accommodation (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yogurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink.
Included evening meals are in local restaurants or in the included accommodation. In most cases, table water is provided with the meals and if you wish to purchase additional drinks, you can do so at your own expense.
If you have any dietary requirements, we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise us when you book. Please be aware that although we will do everything in our power, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we eat in will be able to cater to all of your dietary needs. Also, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
- Visit Mostar
- 3 day ticket to Sziget Festival
- 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners
- 5 nights in hotels, 4 nights in hostels
- Tours of all major cities
- Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
- Awesome Trip Leader and Driver
What’s not included
- All international flights
- Extra meals and drinks
- Tunnel Tour in Sarajevo
- Belgrade pub crawl
On all trips, we have arranged extra activities that we think will enhance your travel experience, but you have a choice as to whether or not you will participate. These are not included in the cost of your trip. They are usually organised on a group participation basis and should be taken into consideration when budgeting your spending money.
None of the Optional Activities on your trip are operated by us or our partners, nor do they form part of your contract with us. Should you participate in any Optional Activities your contract will be with the local supplier and their conditions will apply.
Please note: the prices of these optional activities are not yet confirmed.
One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the nightlife and entertainment each city has to offer. However, amidst the fun and excitement, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and personal safety as well. Before you hit the road with us, it’s important to be aware of the following:
When you’re on a night out, remember to avoid walking alone, particularly through deserted areas like beaches and back streets. Always stick together, take a taxi where possible, and keep a note of your accommodation details so you can find your way back to your fellow travelers if you become separated.
In some countries, alcoholic measures can be considerably larger than what you may be used to. Try to keep track of what you’re drinking, and if you see one of your trip mates looking a little worse for wear, take them back to your accommodation. Be cautious when accepting drinks from strangers and never leave your drink unattended.
It’s also important to be aware that what you might consider harmless flirting may be interpreted differently in some countries. Be yourself and have fun, but don’t be naive, and be mindful of the signals you are sending out so that you don’t find yourself in an uncomfortable situation