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Road to Sziget tour
Belgrade Budapest Road to Sziget Trip

Road to Sziget

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
10 days
From: $ 1,549 $ 155 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Mostar
  • 3 day ticket to Sziget Festival

Short Description

As if going to Sziget – one of the most exciting music festivals in Europe with like, a gazillion different acts in the heart of uber-cool Budapest (phewf!) – 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 out with over 450,000 other punters in Hungary’s capital. Budapest never looked so hot.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Cities & Attractions

Belgrade Budapest Dubrovnik Sarajevo

Activities

Culture

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Trip Includes

  • 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

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Itinerary

Day 1

Make your way to Dubrovnik 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).

Included today:
-Local guide in Dubrovnik

Meals:
Dinner

Day 2

Sarajevo may still be known for the tragic legacy of its 1990s war, but it’s also now a flourishing European city. En route, we’ll make a stop at Mostar to visit the famous Stari Most bridge. Before dinner, there’s just enough time for a driving tour.

Included today:
-Local guide in Sarajevo

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 3

A free day in Sarajevo – score! 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).

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Tunnel tour in Sarajevo

Day 4

Just try and tear your eyes away from all the awesomeness today, as we take the scenic route from Sarajevo to Belgrade.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Local guide in Belgrade
-Belgrade Pub Crawl

Day 5

The day’s yours, Topdecker! Start exploring. 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 worshipping.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 6

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.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Budapest

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 7

Far from us to suggest this is the start of the main event, but it's our first day at Sziget. #Excited. Prep your party pants – this is going to be a wild ride.

Included today:
-Sziget Festival

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 8

After scoping out the grounds yesterday, you’ve got today to enjoy the spectacle. But it’s not all about the main stage – indulge every musical whim with dance, house, pop, rock and everything in between.

Included today:
-Sziget Festival

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 9

One more day of Sziget to rock your socks. It’s all here on the self-styled Island of Freedom: theatre, street food, folk dancing, beaches, sports and amusements. And when you find the chance, there’s always that whole music thing.

Included today:
-Sziget Festival

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 10

Wipe the glitter from your eyes and enjoy your final breakfast as the whirlwind of Sziget comes to a close. You might want to stick around though...

Meals:
-Breakfast

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Amazing staff who are very friendly and also extremely knowledgeable. My trip was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I did the Spirit of Europe last year and couldn’t recommend Topdeck enough.
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Fast-Paced Tour of Western Europe that highlighted most Bucket List Sights. Awesome Company. Great Food and Tour Leader

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I jumped on this tour with very little notice and planning, and I was thoroughly impressed. Our Topdeck trip leader was very knowledgeable, fun, and adjusted the trip to the group (34 people). The meals provided were delicious, and they worked hard to cater to dietary needs. Accommodations were good, typically with 2-6 people in a hostel room. Keep in mind they are hostels, not hotels (bring your own towel).

I loved the itinerary, as it highlighted the must-see places and had variety (ex. Paris, Rome vs. Switzerland). The optionals in each city were all wonderful. However, many were not presented in the Topdeck literature online and were not introduced on the trip more than a day in advance. All are paid for in cash (Euros). Because of how the optionals were presented, it was a bit harder to budget. I would recommend inquiring more about the optionals when booking and at the beginning of your tour via your trip leader. Don't feel pressured to do all of them and remember to keep your own interests in mind.

The solo travelers easily found others with similar interests to explore with. For many on this trip, drinking and going out to bars/clubs was a major component (as alcohol is often cheaper than water). Because of the shortness of this tour along with all the destinations, prepare for lots of driving and to make the most of the time you have in each city.

This trip provided am amazing sampling of Western Europe and opened my eyes to cultures and history I was unfamiliar with. Overall, I would highly recommend this itinerary and touring company, as it provided a good balance between budget and experiences.

P.S. Stay flexible with plans, but some of the popular sights need more pre-planning than expected, like the Eiffel Tower and the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam).
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Overall amazing value. Food, particularly by Topdeck staff, excellent. Spontaneous/flexible; be prepared to pay for lots of extra excursions, on and off your itinerary, in cash.

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Food was excellent. Accomodations were better than expected: hostels, but usually with in-suite bathrooms and always only with other members of your tour of the same gender. Don't try to overplan; trip is quite spontaneous and flexible and you won't know much about the schedule/optionals for each city more than a day or so in advance. Optionals will be plentiful and paid in cash. Only do those that are right for you, even if your trip leader really encourages them and most other people are going. These trips are great for solo travelers, but make sure you find people interested in the same things as you...it will probably be easy to find groups to go to bars and clubs with in the evenings, but harder to find people who prefer other evening plans. Driver was excellent and bus was very comfortable and clean, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it as there is no driving at night. Trip leader extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Overall, excellent value and a trip with plenty of time to see the bucket list highlights in each city.
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I did the 24 day Winter Spirit around Europe! I would definitely recommend booking a Topdeck tour! It was the best experience ever. Doing my second Topdeck in July around New Zealand!
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Most amazing experience ever!

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Did Uluru discovery in Australia and Grand Kiwi in NZ back in November and it was the most amazing experience ever! Awesome guide and driver. Well organized and took great care of us!
Only one bad hostel accommodation wise, but other than that it was amazing.
It was so nice not having to worry about accommodations, transportation, and most meals when we got there! On the days it wasn’t included, the guide/driver would tell us what’s in the area!
For sure will be doing another topdeck tour in the future!
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Extremely knowledgeable

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My partner and I just completed the 20 day Discover Winter tour and it was absolutely outstanding! What really made the trip though was the Trip Leader, Alex, and the driver, Deyan. They were both extremely knowledgeable people and explained everything we needed to know to enjoy every place we went to. I highly recommend this tour and hope that everybody else has the opportunity to meet Alex and Deyan.
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