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European Cross Country Championships 2012
Budapest, 9th December 2012

Join us in Hungary...

In the 20-year history of these championships, Team GB heads the roll of honour with many more medals than any other competing nation, in recent years frequently achieving individual and team medals in all 6 races - senior, under-23 and Junior, men and women.

With a record entry of athletes and nations expected, there is real prospect of another substantial medal haul for a full-strength GB squad. So, as last year in Slovenia, we have plans for a full-strength supporters party of 45-50 with tour leaders Ben Woolnough and Graham Botley on hand for the weekend.

Budapest is a stunningly attractive capital city and has hosted many European and World championship events in the last 30 years. This time the venue is in the countryside near Szentendre, on the Danube Bend. We will stay in the heart of the city with all transportation included. The final cost will depend on which flights you choose, how much luggage you take and when you book (see below).


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Tour Plans

For maximum enjoyment, we are offering
a Friday-Monday 3-night weekend, with options for an extra day (or 2) to maximise the considerable sight-seeing opportunities. Our tour HQ will be the excellent 3-star Hotel Mercure Budapest Metropol, which we have used twice before (details below).
Its very central location provides easy access to everything we might need, with shops and restaurants all around and a Metro station across the road.

For any variation on the standard package, incl. a few 2-night options, please call
0800 840 1116 for the latest information.




Airport Airline Outbound Inbound Price


Jet 2 0830-1230 1735-1935 £173*


BA 1350-1720 1820-2005 £242*


Wizzair 1425-1750 1825-2000 £89*


Ryanair 1230-1605 1600-1730 £94*


Easyjet 1600-1925 2000-2140 £143*


* Prices as at 18th October. Just a few options, all Friday-Monday timings. There is one Thursday-Sunday flight ex Edinburgh at £89* plus other options ex Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Manchester.

BA flights include 20kg baggage. All other carriers charge extra for checked-in baggage.

All arrivals will be met for minibus/coach transfer to our HQ - a journey of 25-30 minutes.




Hotel Mercure Metropol - modern, comfortable
and ideally located for our purpose. All rooms have well-equipped bathrooms and there are a limited number of superior ‘privilege’ rooms, equivalent to 4-star standard, available at a supplement.
A comprehensive buffet breakfast is included. Triple/family rooms are available on request.


Venue and Transfers

Admission is free and the venue is the superb Hungarian Open Air Museum at Skanzen, in the countryside near Szentendre, about 45 minutes from the city. We will have our own bus for the course visit on Saturday and for the full race programme on Sunday.


Tour Prices

  • 3-night package* sharing twin/double    £225
  • 3-night package* single room                   £330

* plus flight + baggage at cost, at time of booking.


BOOKING DEADLINE Thursday 29th November 2012.

Enquiries and Reservations - call Ben or Graham - FREEPHONE 0800 840 1116


Graham Ben

Your Financial Protection

These air tour packages are protected by ATOL licences of the Civil Aviation Authority so you can book with confidence.
All Sports Travel ATOL 9498. Centresport Travel ATOL 5363.


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