Guided Weekend TripBook Now
Expect the unexpected as you explore Budapest with WSA! In three short days we’ll get down and dirty deep in the caves of Buda, go on a pub crawl through the city’s coolest “ruin bars,” then relax at the traditional Hungarian thermal baths. Explore food markets and the city’s famous sights. Can you piece together clues to escape BP’s newest rage: the Live Escape Game? It’s a busy, fun, adventurous weekend!
- Caving Expedition adventure or chairlift ride to the highest point in BP
- Take a dip into Szechenyi thermal baths
- Tour of the city’s famous sites – Heroes' Square, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Great Market Hall, and Jewish Quarter
- Explore the Castle District, Fisherman’s Bastion, and Matthias Church on the Buda Hill
- See if you can make it out with Escape Games
- Enjoy the pub crawl through Budapest's funky ruin bars
- We offer a No Hostel option so you can pick your own accommodation
- Mar 30- April 1
- April 6- April 8
- April 20- April 22
- May 18- May 20
- June 15- June 17
- June 29- July 1
- July 27- July 29
- Aug 24- Aug 26
If your date isn't included, email us
and we'll try to squeeze you in!
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Our no hostel option means you get to book your own accomodation and join in on all of our epic activities for the weekend with the rest of the group! Its the perfect option for people who have already booked accomodation in a city or a group of friends who might want to share an airbnb or a hotel room.
Day 0 - Thursday: Optional Arrival
Sziasztok! Opt into an early Thursday arrival- we recommend it! Those arriving Thursday can opt in to the exciting boat party on the Danube beneath the sparkling lights of the bridges, the Parliament and Budapest's Castle District. This boat cruise can be booked through the hostel when you arrive.
Day 1 - Friday: Meet Pest
We'll meet up with WSA's local guide at 10:30 at the hostel for a quick orientation. We'll stroll down Andrássy Avenue, Budapest's main boulevard. We'll continue onto some more highlights like the Hungarian Parliament building, Heroes' Square, Liberty Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, Vajdahunyad Castle. We'll zip over to the world-famous Széchenyi Baths to soak away the rest of the afternoon.
Evening: Escape games (Budapest's most popular local activity), where groups have 60 minutes to 'escape' your way out of a locked room. As long as we get out, we'll catch up with the hostel's pub crawl through Budapest's famous ruin bars! Left in shambles after WWII, this area was reborn bursting with young, fun atmosphere that can't be missed.
Day 2 - Saturday: Onto Buda
Morning: Wear comfy attire and shoes for the caving adventure later! Today we start at the Great Market--the largest and oldest indoor market in the city. Take this free time for souvineir shopping, and grab a bite at one of it's many delicious food stands and enjoy a panoramic tram ride along the Danube.
Afternoon: Now that you're well-fed, it's time to strap on jump-suits and headlamps, for caving beneath the hills of Buda! These massive underground caverns are filled with awe-inspiring stalagmite and stalactite mineral formations that draw visitors from all over the world. Those opting out of caving can take a chairlift ride to Budapest's lookout or opt into a bike cart ride on Margit Island.
Evening: We'll hit Buda's breathtaking Castle Quarter, including Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. You may also opt in for the "Sparty" (Spa party) at the baths which can be booked with the hostel once you arrive.
Day 3 - Sunday: Tearful Goodbyes
Today, you are free to depart for home and catch transportation arrangements at any time. Sticking around? Stops include Szimpla farmers' market, Europe's largest Synagogue, and Budapest's trendy street art.
Unguided WSA DetourBook Now
Dive confidently into the complex and fascinating culture of Budapest with WSA’s Detour! Let us help you experience the Hungarian capital in style: hit the baths, explore underground caves, and stay at one of the city's most awesome hostels!
- Entry to the Szechenyi Thermal Baths
- Top-rated hostel, featuring fun social atmosphere, communal dinners, and a great location
- Discover a hospital in a former nuclear bunker, crawl the infamous ruin pubs, and eat up the delicious Hungarian fare to your heart’s content!
BUDAPEST KRAKOW & PRAGUE! Explore Central Europe's most unforgettable cities during your break! In 9 jam-packed days, you'll jump into the infamous thermal baths, day trip to Auschwitz, cave beneath the hills of Buda, and take in panoramic views of Prague's clock towers, and of course savor the most delicious and hearty meals.
Best of Central Europe
This trip includes the infamous thermal baths, day trip to Auschwitz, caving expedition beneath the hills of Buda, panoramic views of Prague's clock towers, and of course the most delicious and hearty meals. Hitting all the stops young travelers love, as well as the best nightlife deals with our favorite locals at each stop, you don't want to miss the BEST of Central Europe. - More Info
This past weekend, I traveled to Budapest with WSA with a couple of friends from my university abroad, and I couldn't have asked for a better trip! After arriving at the hostel, we met Bogi, our tour guide for the weekend, who was instantly friendly and welcoming. Throughout the weekend, Bogi was an amazing guide! She showed us some great places for shopping and food, as well as the top sights around the city. You could tell she loved her job and never passed up an opportunity to share about her hometown and some of its history. She was so friendly and was sincerely interested in us as individuals and did everything she could do accommodate our priorities for the weekend (whether it was food, shopping, nightlife, sightseeing, etc.) I would highly recommend WSA's guided tours for any student studying abroad who wants to explore more than their university's city!Katrina Alford, Concordia University - Irvine ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015
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