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Introduction

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

Currency
Hungarian forint (Ft) = 100 fillér

Language
Hungarian

Travel advice
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Pegnitz River, Nuremberg, Germany

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube with APT

15-day river cruise from £2,795 pp incl. flights

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15-day luxury river cruise - Save up to £1,500 pp on 2020
Book by: 31 December 2019

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. There’s included touring throughout, ranging from castle piano recitals to steam train trips.

Vilshofen, Germany

Romantic Danube on AmaMagna

8-day river cruise from £2,535 pp incl. flights

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Special Fly-Cruise Fares

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.

Top itineraries in Hungary

Danube Express Exterior, Golden Eagle Danube Express

Golden Eagle Danube Express: Balkan Odyssey

10-day luxury rail journey from £6,595 pp incl. flights

Sit back, relax and enjoy all the comfort, luxury and first-class service and dining of the Golden Eagle Danube Express on this magical ten-day journey from Budapest to Venice, travelling through the heart of some of Europe's most intriguing destinations.

Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Budapest–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,960 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.

Johann Strauss, Vienna, Austria

Golden Eagle Danube Express Central European Classics

8-day luxury rail journey from £5,480 pp incl. flights

Centuries of influential empires have shaped the captivating counties of Eastern Europe, leaving a lasting impression on the cultures, languages and religions seen here today.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest’s Christmas Markets

4-day tailor-made city break from £485 pp incl. flights

This three-night city break, including a Hungarian Parliament tour, allows plenty of time to explore the Christmas market as well as the city's many other sights, including a wealth of neoclassical and baroque architecture, fascinating museums, superb restaurants and bars and the majestic Danube.

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Top places to stay in Hungary

Corinthia Hotel, Budapest

Corinthia Hotel, Budapest

Accommodation

Formerly the Grand Hotel Royal, this historical hotel, built in classic French Renaissance style and located in the heart of Budapest's old town, was fully refurbished in 2003 and offers guests traditional grandeur, superb service and a fantastic range of modern facilities.

Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest

Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest

Grand & elegant hotel

This art nouveau masterpiece is one of Budapest’s finest hotels. A restored early-20th-century palace, it overlooks the famous Chain Bridge on the banks of the mighty Danube.

Executive Suite, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest

Contemporary hotel

This fantastically located find is right in the heart of Budapest, featuring everything from elegant rooms to a superb spa and pair of excellent restaurants.

Hilton Budapest

Hilton Budapest

Contemporary hotel

Perched on top of Castle Hill, this luxurious hotel pairs all the modern comforts of the Hilton brand with the history and grandeur of its privileged setting. And, with its location next to Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion, it's perfectly placed for exploring Budapest.

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