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Hungary Tours

Are you a history buff or lover of architecture? Discover ancient attractions, breathtaking castles, and magnificent palaces in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. The Pearl of the Danube offers picturesque scenery, historical attractions, and medicinal baths that will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul!

Travel to the land of architectural magnificence and thermal wonders in Central Europe!

Hungary - While Hungary is famous for its goulash and paprika, there's so much more to discover. Did you know that Hungary is home to world-class fine wines and its pear liqueur, known as palinka? It's a must-try! Hungary is a melting pot of cultures, having been ruled over by many different groups throughout history. Budapest, the capital city of Budapest, also known as the 'Pearl of the Danube,' is an eye-pleasing destination. It is widely recognized for its diverse attractions, such as its rich cultural heritage, underground caves, scenic Danube River, stunning Parliament Building, delicious local cuisine, and status as the world's spa capital. Explore the Hungarian Parliament Building, one of the most iconic landmarks. Admire its exquisite Neo-Gothic architecture and the beautiful views of the city this place has to offer. Cross the river to visit the Buda Castle and palace complex of the Hungarian Kings in Budapest holds a rich history. It was initially finished in 1265, but the grand Baroque palace that now dominates most of the area was built between 1749 and 1769. The castle gives a peak into the golden years of the Astro-Hungarian empire. Visit the Fisherman's Bastion, a well-known landmark in Budapest situated close to the Buda Castle in the first district of the city. It is a popular tourist destination thanks to its picturesque Neo-Romanesque lookout terraces that offer a breathtaking view of Budapest. Take a leisurely stroll along the elegant Andrassy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with upscale shops, cafes, and historic buildings. When visiting Budapest, one of the must-do experiences is to indulge in the city's renowned thermal baths. Budapest sits on a network of natural hot springs, and historic thermal baths like Szechenyi or Gellert offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in warm waters, relax in the elegant Art Nouveau surroundings, and rejuvenate both body and soul. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience during your visit to Budapest! And while you're there, be sure to check out the Fisherman's Bastion for its breathtaking view of the city. Apart from Budapest, Hungary also boasts scenic countryside brimming with natural beauty. If you're looking for a picturesque and memorable experience beyond Budapest, consider exploring the Danube Bend. This stunning stretch of the river is located just north of the capital city and offers breathtaking scenery, charming towns, and historic landmarks. For instance, you can visit the medieval castle and panoramic views of the hilltop town of Visegrad or explore the winding streets, art galleries, and colorful houses of the baroque town of Szentendre. Further west, the serene waters, sandy beaches, and vineyards of the Lake Balaton region await. Don't miss the chance to discover the charming lakeside towns of Tihany and Balatonfüred and indulge in the local wines and culinary delights. Hungarian gastronomy is truly remarkable, fusing together flavors from various regions including Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Savor the delicious and filling dishes such as goulash, stews spiced with paprika, and sweet chimney cake desserts. When in Budapest, head over to the Central Market Hall and other bustling food markets to sample local delicacies, fresh produce, and artisanal products. And of course, don't miss out on pairing your meals with a glass of Hungarian wine, renowned for its rich and unique taste. Venture out to the vineyards of the Eger or Tokaj regions and bask in the flavors of Hungarian wines, ranging from crisp whites to full-bodied reds. Hungary's cultural scene is vibrant and diverse, with a rich heritage deeply rooted in its history. Classical music lovers can enjoy performances by the world-renowned Budapest Festival Orchestra or attend concerts at the magnificent Hungarian State Opera House. Art enthusiasts will be captivated by the collections of the Hungarian National Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing works from both Hungarian and international artists. For a taste of traditional Hungarian folklore, attend a folk dance performance or explore the traditional villages of the Great Plain, where local traditions and crafts are proudly preserved. For those who love spending time outdoors, Hungary is a true haven with numerous national parks and protected zones. The Hortobágy National Park, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts vast expanses of plains, traditional shepherding methods, and a wide range of bird species. The Bukk National Park beckons hikers and nature enthusiasts with its undulating hills, limestone caverns, and thick woodlands. For an exciting adventure, visit the Aggtelek National Park and discover the renowned Baradla Cave, one of the largest stalactite caves in all of Europe. To sum up, Hungary is a mesmerizing place to visit that perfectly combines its historical, cultural, natural, and culinary assets. From the striking buildings in Budapest to the quaint rural areas, Hungary provides plenty of opportunities for all types of travelers. You can explore the beauty of the Danube, relax in hot springs, delight in traditional dishes, discover its rich past, and marvel at the country's natural wonders.

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1. When is the best time to visit Hungary?

Hungary is a great destination to visit during the summer months of June, July, and August. The country experiences beautiful weather with clear skies, making it the perfect time for you to explore the cities for long hours. The warm and pleasant weather conditions will also allow you to enjoy the country's many attractions to the fullest. It's no wonder that the summer months see the highest number of tourists in Hungary.

2. What are the top things to do in Budapest?

1. Relax in thermal springs

The country boasts a plethora of historic spa towns and facilities that cater to a range of preferences, from simple bathing in healing waters to longer stays in luxurious spa resorts. Hungary's reputation for its hot springs and baths dates back over two millennia to the time of the Romans, who highly prized the therapeutic benefits of Hungarian thermal waters. Later, in the 16th century, the Turks built many Turkish Baths that are still in use today. All in all, over 1,000 springs supply medicinal and thermal water to natural and medical spas. One of the most sought-after destinations is Lake Heviz, which boasts an average yearly water temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. If you're staying in Budapest, you'll be glad to know that there are excellent spa packages available at the stunning Szechenyi Thermal Bath, which was constructed in 1913, as well as at many other locations throughout the city.

2. Make the best of the Danube

Hungary's Danube River splits Budapest in two and runs through the country from north to south. The Freedom Bridge offers a stunning spot to watch the sunset views of the Danube River and both Buda and Pest. The Danube Bend, a popular recreational and excursion spot, is perfect for hikers and nature enthusiasts and is included in many river cruises. For active travelers, the Danube Cycle Path is a popular way to witness the river as it winds through the hills between Budapest and Vienna. The Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest offers a more relaxed way to experience the Danube River.

3. Explore the Hungarian Parliament Building

The Hungarian Parliament Building (Országház) is a must-see when exploring Budapest. Whether by boat or from Castle Hill, its palatial appearance and dimensions are impressive, especially at night. The building is flanked by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Museum of Ethnography. Even a quick wander around the exterior is fun. If you have time, visit the visitor center for a guided tour, available in English. Within an hour, you'll see some of the 690+ rooms, the main entrance hall, lobby areas, and even the crown jewels.

4. Discover the Hungarian Open Air Museum

Learn about the traditions and Hungarian culture with a visit to the Hungarian Open Air Museum. Built some 50 years ago, this place has now become one of the most significant tourist attractions in Hungary. You can get glimpses of the traditional life as it was lived ages ago. There are eight sections dedicated to different time periods and areas. Expect to do a lot of walking this day as you explore each section closely. See working stables and barns and several workshops, including a working blacksmith's shop. Kids can enjoy an authentic old steam train that offers fun rides.

5. Visit Buda Hills

On the western outskirts of Budapest, the Buda Hills rise to heights of more than 518 meters and are crisscrossed by an extensive network of trails, perfect for walking or biking. You can find numerous bike rental companies throughout the city. If you prefer to take public transportation, you can take the tram to the terminus of the Cog Railway that climbs to the lovely residential neighborhood Szechenyi-hegy. From there, the narrow-gauge Children's Railway follows a scenic route to Huvösvölgy. Additionally, there are plenty of walking trails from any stop, or you can get off at the highest stop, Janos-hegy, and ride the Budapest Chairlift down for some of the finest views over the city.

3. How to reach Hungary from North America?

The best way to reach Hungary is via flight from North America. There are frequent flights from areas like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more in the US and Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and more in Canada to Budapest in Hungary.

4. Do I need a visa to travel to Hungary?

No, the citizens of Canada and the US do not require a visa if they are traveling to Hungary for 90 days or less in a period of 180 days.

5. Are Euros accepted in Hungary?

Despite the fact that the Hungarian Forint is recognized as the legal tender of Hungary, a large number of shops and eateries in the country are open to accepting payments made in Euros. In fact, it is not uncommon to hear some establishments claim that they solely accept Euro bills. But it is advisable for you to carry Hungarian Forint to avoid any unseen trouble.

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Dazzling Danube
The Picturesque Danube tour was outstanding. The crew on the Miss Vivienne were very attentive, friendly, & professional. The ship was immaculate. This is by far, is the best vacation I've ever had!
28 June, 2022
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Salim Sadrudin Ratanshi
Best of Vienna, Budapest and Prague
Very well organized, did not miss anything, in addition had our own free time.
14 November, 2019
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Lynn Ann Martin
Best of Vienna, Budapest and Prague
A few if the excursions we're mediocre.
30 May, 2019

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