Budapest, Hungary

from £139pp

4 days

Budapest

Duration: 4 days

Budapest is one of the hubs of eastern Europe; a prime destination in the region. That means you get the best of everything, with fantastic international cuisine from hidden food markets, iconic sights to see, and an extensive and intriguing history to learn about. The magnificent Parliament building is something to behold, which you can see from Buda Castle across the river, giving you unrivalled sunset views over the whole city. 

Once the sun goes down, Buda comes alive with candlelit restaurants along the Danube and vibrant bars filled with travellers from all over Europe, such as the awesome Szimpler Ruin bar. One of the cheapest capitals we visit, there really is some much you can do without having to worry about your wallet. Because of this, it’s one of our favourite destinations for a weekend break.

Itinerary

  • You’ll meet with your UniLife trip leaders at your chosen pick up destination and head to the airport to catch your flight!
  • After arriving, we’ll head straight to the accommodation and get you checked in and settled so you can make the most of your first evening in Budapest, show you some of our favourite spots and start getting to know the city!
  • Spend the afternoon visiting other areas of interest, or find one of the many outside bars dotted around, so you can simply sit and relax in the sun!
  • In the evening our reps will be happy to show you some bars or other nightlife activities on offer, such as the Spa Party – just ask!
  • We recommend our perfect day for Day 3. If you’ve already seen some of the sights, we recommend the Fisherman’s Bastion, right on the river. 
  • Finish your final day in Buda with our bar crawl, ending in one of the city’s top nightclubs.

On your final day, you’ll check out of the hostel and hop on your flight back home, until next time!

What's included?

Return Flights from London Airport

Return Flights from London Airport

EU Airport Transfers

EU Airport Transfers

Highly-rated Hostel Accommodation

Highly-rated Hostel Accommodation

Trained UniLife Trip Leaders

Trained UniLife Trip Leaders

Guided walking tour of the city

Guided walking tour of the city

Bar Crawl

Bar Crawl

All booking fees included

All booking fees included

Optional Extras

Optional Extras

  • Spa-rty
  • River Sightseeing Cruise
  • 3D Blacklight mini golf

Frequently Asked Questions

The standard ticket will include a small, under seat bag with maximum dimensions of 40 x 30 x 20 cm. You can purchase an additional cabin bag with maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm as an add on to your ticket.

Please note, you will only be able to purchase a cabin bag until the deposit deadline date. After this date, you will only be able to purchase additional baggage at the airport.

We reserve the right to issue you a refund for the cost of the cabin bag in the instance the airline has sold out of cabin bag spaces.

The Currency used in your destination is the Hungarian Florint.

Having some cash is always useful on your trip, but not essential (unless there is city tax required – see & ‘Other Costs in FAQs’). The majority of establishments will accept card payments. Digital Bank cards such as Monzo, Revolut or Starling are particularly useful as they have low charges.

Travel insurance is not included as standard in our ticket costs unless specified in the trip inclusions of your trip page. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip to avoid additional costs in the instance of an accident.

You can purchase travel insurance as an add on during the check out process. We use Endsleigh Insurance to provide insurance. More information can be found here – https://unilifeuk.com/advice/travel-insurance/

There is no City tax in Budapest.

If you have purchased add-ons, You will be provided with the necessary information and your ticket prior to arrival at your destination. If for any reason the activity gets cancelled or is unable to run, you will receive a full refund of the add-on within 14 days of being notified.

If you are an international student, you may require a visa to travel with us. This is the participants’ responsibility and UniLife will not be held responsible or liable in any way in the instance that participants cannot travel because they do not have the relevant visa required.

We will not provide refunds if participants fail to obtain a visa. Please visit this page to find out more information about visas – https://unilifeuk.com/advice/1060/

We are happy to provide you with a personalised visa letter to support your application. Please e-mail contact@unilifeuk.com to request a visa letter.

We require full passport details at least 4 weeks before the date of departure. You can add your passport details by logging in and following this link . https://unilifeuk.com/passport-details/

We require all passports to have a minimum of 6 months validity from the date of travel. Please check your passport validity before you purchase a ticket. If you do require a new passport, this generally takes 6-8 weeks. However, fast track services are available. Please ensure that you apply for a new passport in a timely manner to prevent any delays or disruption to your travel.

Your rooming preferences are recorded via the passport information section of your account. Please ensure you fill this out as soon as possible. We try our best to accommodate all requests, however are unable to in some cases.

We will always prioritise single-gender rooming requests over other preferences, and will release these to the group shortly prior to departure.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide refunds of the trip deposit. However, If you can no longer attend the trip, it may be possible to sell your ticket to another participant, subject to the Airline or Ferry name change fees. Generally, this is £50 each way (£100 total for a return flight).

You can do this by contacting support@unilifeuk.com with your name, the trip you are travelling on, and full name, e-mail and phone number of the person taking your ticket. If you are struggling to find someone, we would suggest asking your committee first.

Trip highlights

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Buda Castle

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Heroes' Square

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Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Budapest

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