Hungary has many charms that will hold you in its spell. There’s a mysterious quality to its historic castles, an impressiveness about its grand basilicas, a therapeutic power in its thermal baths and a quiet stoicism about the luminous Danube river that flows through it. Hungary has many stories to tell and much beauty to share—but to best enjoy these, you must explore it patiently and gently, absorbing everything that this stunning European country has in store.
BEST TIME TO VISITApril - Oct
SUGGESTED DURATION4 Days
FLIGHT DURATION11 Hours
EAT: Lángos - a deep-fried flatbread generally served with garlic sauce, cheese, tejföl (sour cream), or even sausages Goulash (gulyás) - a traditional kettle-made soup and stew, with beef (sometimes veal or pork), carrot, potato, and spices
DRINK: Egri Bikaver - a full-blooded red wine known as bull’s blood Tokaji Azsu - a sweeter-than-sweet dessert wine
Plunge in for a hot soak and rub down with the locals in Budapest’s steamy thermal baths.
Wet your whistle sampling feisty local wines in Eger’s Valley of Beautiful Women.
Cruise the Danube on a ferry from Budapest to Szentendre, a former artists’ colony.
Dip your toes in the northern shore of Lake Balaton, Hungary’s freshwater ‘Rivera’.
See the fabulous views of Budapest’s Parliament building and Danube River from the Fisherman’s Bastion on Castle Hill.
Raise a glass in ruin bars, abandoned buildings that were given a decadent nightlife makeover across Budapest.
Immerse yourself in Hungary. Connect to its history, its people, and make unforgettable memories through one-of-a-kind adventures.
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