Sziget is like the entire planet’s iPod on shuffle. Located on ‘the Island of Freedom’, on the River Danube, in beautiful Budapest.
Sziget is like the entire planet’s iPod was left on shuffle and everyone’s enjoying themselves too much to pick a genre. You’ll find yourself pogoing to Hungarian Gypsy-folk jazz, crowd surfing in a metal mosh pit, and jiving to chart-smashing summer hit singles. It’s like your Nan’s the DJ and she doesn’t care if one track compliments the next. She only cares about playing your favourite tunes. Best of all, this gloriously multifarious festival is fittingly hosted on ‘the Island of Freedom’, smack-bang in the heart of beautiful Budapest. Attend this unbelievable tribute to music and discover that the best tracks are truly unrepeatable.
We spend 4 days exploring Hungary. We visit Budapest.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
3 nights’ accommodation
Sziget 3-day pass
3 day metro ticket
Orientation walk of Budapest
Trip starts at 9:00am at Wombats City Hostel, Budapest
Trip ends at 10:00am at Wombats City Hostel, Budapest
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4 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Budapest
Our adventure starts bright and early in the handsome Hungarian capital with an orientation walk lead by your Busabout guide to help familiarise us with the city, pointing out numerous sights like the neo-Gothic parliament building and the magical Castle District. In the afternoon, we’ll depart for Old Buda Island and our first taste of one of Europe’s biggest and boldest music festivals: Sziget. Spend the remainder of the day soaking up the festival vibes with your fellow party-animals. Go big or pace yourself, the choice is yours. Sziget has oodles to offer and trust us, you’ll want to experience it all.
Day 2: Budapest
Yesterday was intense and this afternoon will be much the same, but before we return to the island of music and magic we recommend recharging your batteries. Try a spot of shopping in the city or delve into Budapest’s vast, varied, and visceral sights. Aching bones holding you back? We offer an optional tour of the largest medicinal bath in Europe: Szechenyi. Here, you’ll feel your vitality returning and your strengths building just in time for a second round of Sziget. We return to the island as fresh-faced musical warriors, here to absorb as much mayhem, music, and merriment as humanly possible. Party long and party hard - we’re at the halfway mark, so don’t hold back.
Day 3: Budapest
Still with us? You majestic party-machine, you. Sadly it’s our final full day, and we know you’re tired, but Hungary still has way too much left to offer! The morning’s yours to experience anything you may have missed in this dynamic city. Take some time to recharge and gather your wits, then treat yourself to a traditional Hungarian meal. Got your strength back? Good, because we’re en route to party island for our final night in Sziget. Give it all you’ve got tonight because tomorrow the party’s over.
Day 4: Budapest
We made it! We ventured into the valley of Sziget and came out the other side bolder, wiser, and with a boatload of new memories. Check-out is after breakfast. We hope to see you again, and if you’re continuing your journey on our Hop-on Hop-off network, the next stop is Split via Zagreb.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Sziget Festival
Tour starts from:
Wombats City Hostel, Budapest at 9:00am
Tour ends in:
Wombats City Hostel, Budapest at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Dorm Share (max. 8 people).
You can upgrade to a twin private (min. 2 people) from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
* All upgrades are subject to availability.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Alternative walking tour
- Bike tour
- Boat dinner
- Thermal baths
- Ruin bars and Budapest nightlife
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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Yes, depending on availability there is no problem to change dates (a small fee applies). If the new date is more expensive the difference will also need to be paid. You can also transfer the funds you’ve already paid over to another trip of the same or higher value if you change your mind, as long as it’s outside of the notification period.
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