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Hungary tailor-made holidays


Travel to Hungary for a glimpse of Europe's heart and soul. With a language and culture unlike anywhere else in Europe, the small country punches above its weight when presenting its case as the continent's cultural hub.

Baroque Budapest is the atmospheric capital, set on the banks of the River Danube. Graceful Buda is characterised by its castle district and the fine old buildings on the steep slopes of Gellert Hill; lively Pest on the opposite bank is best for bars and businesses. The city is best known for its thermal baths though. Soothe your aches and pains at the Gellert Baths or the Szechenyi Baths, where men also gather to play chess in the pool.

Beyond Budapest there are castles, Roman and Turkish ruins, spas and some delightful scenery to discover.

Travel to the Danube Bend on a day trip; the sharp curve where Europe's second largest river passes the Borzsony and Pilis Hills is one of the prettiest stretches, with picturesque towns standing on the banks. Hungary's 'inland sea', Lake Balaton, is in fact the largest freshwater lake in Europe; it's a popular holiday spot, with sandy beaches and shallow waters ideal for swimming.

Kiskunsag National Park is made up of a dozen protected ponds, dunes and grassy 'deserts' and makes an interesting foray into the countryside. For something more massive, travel to the Great Plains, a vast area of vineyards, orchards and farmlands that filter into the Asian steppes to the east. Bird watchers ought to travel to Hortobagy National Park whilst adrenaline enthusiasts would do well to go caving in UNESCO Heritage listed Aggtelek Karst.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
2 hours

Time zone
GMT +1

Hungarian forint (Ft) = 100 fillér


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Special offers in Hungary

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Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube with APT

15-day river cruise from £2,545 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to 50%
Book by: 20 February 2023

This fully inclusive luxury cruise showcases the best of the Rhine and Danube, calling at quiet riverside villages and city greats alike between Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary.


AmaMagna on the Danube

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,195 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £425pp plus free flights
Book by: 22 February 2023

See the wonders of one of the world's great waterways in utter luxury, enjoying included touring and drinks-paired dining throughout. Along the way, you'll take in both city greats and off-the-beaten-track gems.


Blue Danube Discovery

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,025 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £600 pp plus free flights
Book by: 20 February 2023

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations with AmaWaterways.

Travelmarvel Polaris European Gems River Cruise

European Gems with APT Travelmarvel

15-day river cruise from £2,595 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Balcony Sale
Book by: 22 February 2023

Join APT Travelmarvel onboard one of their new-for-2022 Contemporary River Ships, enjoying an exceptional-value river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam.

Top itineraries in Hungary

Danube River, Budapest, Hungary

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Budapest to London

4-day luxury rail journey from £4,410 pp incl. flights

Take in the delights of Budapest with a luxury stay and tour before the world’s greatest train sees you through rural Europe with gourmet meals and piano-backed drinks.

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London–Istanbul

9-day luxury rail journey from £21,430 pp incl. flights

Each year, the Orient Express takes an exclusive few on its original route, enjoying luxury stays and curated tours in France, Hungary and Romania.

Budapest, Hungary

Delightful Danube with APT Travelmarvel

9-day luxury river cruise from £1,895 pp incl. flights

Sail with APT Travelmarvel as you bring the highlights of the Danube to life, showcased via all-inclusive shore excursions, from tasting tours to a cocktail reception in a Viennese palace.

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Top places to stay in Hungary

Prestige Hotel Budapest

Prestige Hotel Budapest

Historic hotel

From its classical façade – replicating the original 19th-century design even though it was actually entirely rebuilt in the 21st century

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