Budapest is a breathtaking city with a long and dramatic history. It was originally two separate cities – Buda and Pest – located on opposite sides of the Danube River. In the 1500s, Hungary was controlled by the Ottoman Empire, who built numerous Turkish bathhouses in Buda and thankfully, many of these still remain. In the late 1600s, the Habsburg Dynasty gained control of Hungary and in 1873 Buda and Pest were united as one city. The city is full of beautiful buildings, thermal spa’s and has a great eating and drinking culture. But that’s not all, because Budapest also has an amazing derby in their beautiful city.
ÚJPEST FC v FERENCVÁROSI TC
Since its inception in 1901, the Hungarian league was dominated by MTK Budapest and Ferencváros; by 1929, these two sides racked up 13 and 11 titles respectively. In fact, no other side had won the league between 1903 and 1929. However, the 1929-1930 season broke this trend, changing the Hungarian football landscape forever. Újpest, a club from a town on the border with Budapest, became the first team outside of the capital to win the first league. They went onto win 4 other titles in the 1930s. Their success did not go unnoticed, and a rivalry started developing between them and Ferencváros. While Újpest represented Hungary’s rural communities, the Green Eagles were the club of the Budapest middle class, the majority of whom were of German origin. However, the rivalry was about to reach an intensity that neither fan base could have anticipated at the time. Expect an intense derby between these 2 clubs in the Hungarian capital!
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Please contact our team if you prefer a single room (There’s a surcharge per night), or if you prefer extra nights.*
7 – 9 February 2020 | Last 11 spots left
* TBC – The exact time and date of the fixture will be confirmed 6 weeks before the trip.
Not only do we spend countless hours planning the best football trips, but we also try to curate groups of similar travelers to give everyone the best football experience possible. Together with our locals in Budapest, we created an incredible weekend in Budapest for the biggest derby of the season in Hungary.
Welcome to Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe! Today, we will meet you at your hotel with our local host. It`s time to chill out, drop your luggage and enjoy the city at its best. We will welcome you at your hotel for the weekend and help you with the check-in. Meet up with all the travellers and cheer with the first beers of the weekend. After everyone is checked in we will take you for a stadium at one of the 2 clubs in Budapest. Learn more about the history of this feared derby and Hungarian football.
In the evening we will take you to a traditional restaurant in the center of Budapest, have a few drinks and kick off this trip together in Budapest. Did you knew Budapest has a great nightlife with their famous ‘Ruin Bars’? There is enough to explore during the first night in Budapest!
Matchday! Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. Together with our group and local fans you will experience the Budapest Derby between Újpest FC and Ferencvárosi TC. Be prepared for an unforgettable football experience, the biggest derby in Hungary and one another great derby for your football bucket list. Expect an incredible atmosphere!
In the morning after breakfast, we’ll head to the city to get ready for the game. We will meet up with local fans and have a few beers in a pub. About 2 hours before the game we will head to the stadium to soak up into the pre-match experience. Are you ready for some derby madness? After 90 minutes of firework and singing inside the stadium, we’ll head back to one of the great local restaurants, have a few drinks and look back at an unbelievable football experience in Budapest. In the evening there is more than enough time to experience Budapest’s nightlife at it’s best!
Today it’s already the last day in Budapest, but there is still time to explore some of the beautiful parts of the city. Enjoy the breakfast, recover from the hangovers and make the most of the last day of your stay. Visit the thermal spa’s, the old town or the Jewish quarter. There is enough to see in Budapest, a tale with two cities.
DATES & PRICES
7-9 February 2020
€219 per person
Are you interested to join us during the upcoming season in Budapest? You can now pre-book your spot (€50 per person) by selecting a deposit for the next Budapest derby. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, you can always move the deposit to a different trip.
Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately. Wait with booking flights until we give you the confirmed date for the next Budapest Derby!
Please do not book your flight until we notify you about the exact day and time of the game. Even when the fixtures are released, the game can still be rescheduled. In addition, due to the information mention before, the proposed travel itinerary is subject to change.
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