Busabout specialise in small group adventures around Europe. Due to COVID, Busabout Adventures have made the difficult decision to suspend all 2020 and 2021 trips and will recommence their journeys in 2022.
Popular ways to travel with Busabout
- Visit iconic sights and tick off bucket list highlights
- Uncover hidden gems with passionate expert guides
- Stay in a combination of hotels, hostels, campsites & lodges
- Enjoy authentic accommodation like a Berber camp in Morocco or a homestay in Vietnam
- Max Group Size: 28 Asia, 52 Europe & 35 in the USA
- Join a Small Group Adventure with a maximum of 20 travellers
- Get under the skin of destinations across Europe and feel like a local
- Enjoy a balance of must do activities and free time
- Stay in hostel multi-share accommodation, often with the option to upgrade to twin-share
- Max Group Size: 20
- Sail and island hop the coastlines of Asia & Europe
- Kick back on island time, sample local cuisine, and catch some epic sunsets
- Stay aboard a mix of vintage ships and new style cruisers on sailing itineraries
- Enjoy a mix of hotels, hostels, beach clubs and pensions on island hopping itineraries
- Max Group Size: Sailing 34, Island Hopping 48 (Europe) & 28 (Asia)
- Take part in some of the most epic celebrations Europe has to offer
- Stay in official festival accommodation or hand-picked properties within a quick commute to the festival grounds
- Go beyond the festivals and with city orientation and guided history walks in each city
- Max Group Size: Festival trips aren’t capped and are subject to availability. Rest assured there will be other likeminded Busabout travellers to share your experience with and a Busabout crew on hand to look out for you.
- Explore Europe with fewer crowds on these value for money packages
- See the iconic landmarks, local gems and festive Christmas markets
- Hit the slopes with epic ski and snowboarding adventures
- Stay in self-catering apartments and multi-share hostels, often with the option to upgrade
- Max Group Size: 53
The Busabout Experience
Why you should choose to travel with Busabout on your next adventure
Group Touring for the Independent Traveller
Busabout started out in 1998 with a commitment to the independent traveller to get the most out of their time, cash and experiences. They have since developed innovative guided adventures across Asia & Europe that give their travellers a balance of sightseeing and free time so your experience can be unique and personal.
Their passion for travel has never wavered, and as travellers at heart, they know what it takes to give you an unforgettable trip.
Who You’ll Be Travelling With
At Busabout, we believe that age is just a number. Our trips are open to anyone over the age of 18 who is looking for a free spirited adventure. We find that our travellers tend to have much more in common than their birthday – the passion to explore the world around us is universal and ageless!
As well as your fellow travel companions, Busabout trips are escorted by expert guides and drivers who care about the destinations you visit and make it their mission to give you an epic trip!
Flexible Handcrafted Itineraries
Busabout itineraries are handcrafted to show you all the must see highlights, but still give you plenty of time and flexibility to get to know a destination like a local. We understand that travel is personal, and we want your holiday to be truly yours.
We’ll help you tick off those bucket list sights, show you hidden gems, and let you in on some local secrets - but we’re also cool if you want to head off and explore independently. We’re here to give you the tools to create your own adventure.
Your Trip is Guaranteed to Go
When you book a Busabout trip, you’re absolutely guaranteed to go! Busabout holidays don’t need a minimum number of passengers to run and we’ve never cancelled a trip.
You can lock in your adventure with peace of mind that once you’ve booked – you’re going!
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Busabout Adventures FAQ's
Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with Busabout
Before I book
Who goes on a Busabout tour? How many people will be on my tour?
Busabout itineraries have been designed for passengers aged 18 years and over who are open to a free spirited adventure. While there is no upper age limit, Busabout passengers are primarily aged 18-45 years.
Are Busabout tours guaranteed?
The number of passengers on your tour depends on your tour style. A Small Group Adventure accommodates a maximum of 20 travellers, while on Winter Trips there may be up to 53 guests and on Adventure itineraries, you’ll travel with 52 kindred spirits in Europe, 35 in USA, and 28 in Asia. Sailing trips have a maximum group size of 34, while Island Hopping is capped at 48 passengers in Europe and 28 in Asia. Festival trips aren’t capped and are subject to availability. Rest assured there will be other likeminded Busabout travellers to share your experience with and a Busabout crew on hand to look out for you.
Is there an age limit to Busabout?
Busabout don’t operate a minimum passenger number policy, they offer a Book and Go Guarantee. Once you’ve booked, your trip is guaranteed to run. If your sailing trip is impacted by weather conditions then Busabout will modify the itinerary to make sure you still have a great time, and if in the rare event that the festival you’ve arranged to attend is cancelled you’ll get a full refund or the option to swap to another tour.
I'm thinking of travelling on my own. Will I meet any other solo travellers?
You need to be 18 or over at time of travel, and there is no upper age limit for Busabout trips. Busabout can, in exceptional circumstances, give confirmation of acceptance of a person under 18 years provided they are accompanied by a person 18 years or over - for enquiries regarding this please contact your consultant.
Absolutely! The great thing about Busabout is that it’s so easy to meet likeminded independent travellers and you’ll soon have heaps of new friends. Also, with Busabout’s Trip Mates and Community you can get in touch with fellow travel pals before you start.
Before I leave
Can I change my departure dates? What happens if I cancel my trip?
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 is outside of the notification period.
How will I receive my travel documents?
A cancellation fee applies based on the length of the trip and how soon the departure date is. This information can be found in the terms and conditions listed below.
Do I need travel insurance?
All Busabout documentation is electronic, so you will be emailed a copy of your travel documents.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all Busabout travellers and should be taken out before or at the time of booking. Busabout requires that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you travel. Busabout may require you to provide details of your insurance as a condition of travel.
On the road
Will my belongings be safe at the festivals campsite? Where can I book the optional extras and excursions?
Busabout operate a 24 hour info tent, located next to where the sleeping tents are, to watch over everything. However, Busabout cannot be held responsible if your personal belongings go missing. Please take precautions where possible.
What is Busabout’s accommodation like?
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
Am I expected to leave gratuities?
The accommodation used on your trip will depend on your travel style and itinerary. Busabout always select a great variety of well located, clean, safe options with top facilities. From chic modern city hostels with all the bells and whistles, or quirky, cool and independent hostels in some of their smaller destinations, to traditional and modern hotels, resort style campsites, beach resorts and the odd guesthouse too.
On some itineraries you’ll get to try out some truly authentic accommodation, like a Berber camp in Morocco or homestay in Vietnam. Take to the water to enjoy sailboats in Croatia, traditional gulets in Turkey, junk boats in Vietnam and jungle rafts in Thailand.
Accommodation is generally multi-share and there is often the option to upgrade to twin-share. Upgrades to a single share are only offered on very select trips and subject to availability. As Busabout primarily use hostels, there is a very small number of single share availability. Ask your consultant if you are interested in upgrading your accommodation.
It would also be usual to give your tour guide a tip at the end of the tour if he/she has done a good job. The amount is entirely at your discretion, and is not mandatory, but it is always much appreciated.
Arrival & departure details
Busabout do not offer airport transfers and so we recommend you arrange a taxi (or Uber) on arrival (this is the most economical and efficient way of getting you to your hotel). Arrival instructions and full address details of your accommodation are supplied in the trip documentation that your Travel Advisor will email to you before you leave.
Terms & Conditions
All the boring small print. We recommend you read them, as no one likes surprises!