Hungary

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Overview

Despite its small size, Hungary has a great distinct culture, a stirring history, an abundance of beautiful landscapes, a wealth of healing waters and spas, not to mention the variety of delectable food and wines. As for Hungary’s capital, Budapest, it is undeniably one of the most beautiful capitals in the world as it combines nature and modernity and is host to historic monuments, museums, thermal baths, a zoo, restaurants, cafés and a vibrant nightlife scene.

From day excursions, boat trips and bike rides, to wine regions, national parks and world heritage sites, outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts can enjoy a wide array of activities in the numerous cities around Hungary. If you are travelling with children, you also have numerous options to choose from for a fun, entertaining and quality family time. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Lake Balaton, Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion

Social Norms: When meeting a Hungarian, handshaking is customary and both first name and surname should be used. At a meal, toasts are usually made and should be returned. Gifts such as flowers, chocolates, or a bottle of good quality wine are acceptable for hosts as a token of thanks – particularly when invited for a meal. Smoking, although popular in Hungary, is prohibited on public transport in towns and public buildings. English is quite widely spoken in tourist areas, but some knowledge of German can also prove useful.

Price of Necessities: Bottle of water - 0.4 $, coffee - 1.4 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons - 28.0 $

Emergency Numbers: Police 107, Ambulance 104, Fire Brigade 105

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Typhoid: recommended for travelers who may eat or drink outside major restaurants and hotels. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken.

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Currency

Name: Hungarian Forint

Symbol: HUF

1 HUF = 0.00 EUR

1 EUR= 330.83 HUF

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Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3.5 hours

On this mouth-watering tour, give your taste buds a treat as you explore the Michelin Star gourmet restaurants, reinvented market halls, elegant cafes and quirky food trucks. With the help of a knowledgeable local guide, you will learn more about Hungarian history, traditions, culture and cuisine as you sample each specialty. On your first stop, you will try Túró Rudi, which is a chilled chocolate covered dessert, followed by stops at Belvárosi Piac, the downtown market hall (not to be confused with the Central Market Hall). Then you will continue to the local butcher shop, cheese shop and traditional restaurants ending the tour at a neighborhood pub for a taste of locally made artisanal beers. 

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Location: Holloko, Hungary
Duration: 6 hours

Enchant yourself with the captivating charm of Hollókő, a little village listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 17th and 18th C traditional architecture preserved in its original state. Hollókő has become an open air museum but is still a living inhabited settlement. On your walking tour of the village, you will check out the traditional houses and museums such as the Village Museum, Doll Museum, Post Office Museum and the Weaving House. Then you will climb up the medieval castle to see the scenic views from the top, so do not forget to bring your camera along. Before returning to your hotel, you will have some free time to wander around or try some of the traditional Hungarian-Palóc dishes in one of the local cafés and restaurants.

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Location: Pecs, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours

Discover the wonders of “the Borderless City” on this fascinating full-day tour of Pécs which is famous for its unique facades and colored patterned remains from the Zsolnay Porcelain Manufactury. After a 3-hour drive, you will go on a walking tour through the historical center of the city to learn about the scared world of the Roman Christian community as you pass their graves and burial chambers. Afterwards, you will visit the emblematic 4-towered Saint Peter and Paul’s Cathedral (also known as the Pécs Cathedral) before you roam around the town’s most beautiful pedestrian streets. You will reach the Mosque of Gázi Kászim Pasha which was converted into a Catholic church (called the Downtown Candlemas Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary) in 1702. It is one of the symbols of the city, as well as the largest Turkish building in the country; there is no other settlement in Hungary where so many Turkish remains can be found. 

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Location: Gyor, Hungary
Duration: 6 hours

Get acquainted with the life of the historic Benedictine community on this cultural tour which will take you to the picturesque town of Pannonhalma, situated on the western side of Hungary. After getting picked-up from your hotel, you will go on a 1.5-hour drive to Pannonhalma, formerly known as Győrszentmárton, to visit the Pannonhalma Archabbey. Considered one of the oldest historic monuments in the country, the Archabbey includes one of the masterpieces of medieval Hungarian architecture - the beautiful 13th C Basilica. Here you will go on a walking tour through the Basilica, the monastery, the Crypt, the Cloisters and the Library followed by a short introductory film about the Archabbey. Before ending your tour, you could check out the panoramic views of the town from Saint Martin Hill so make sure you grab your camera.

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Location: Eger, Hungary
Duration: 8 hours

Uncover the secrets of wine making on this fascinating tour which will take you on a captivating city tour of Eger, known for its local red wine called Bull's Blood (Egri Bikavér). On your walking tour of the city, you will go to the historical center to see the Basilica, the Lyceum and the charming Dobó Square. Next, you will see the 40-meter-high Turkish Minaret, and will climb up the fortress before heading to the Kopcsik Marzipan Museum. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records, you will find that everything here is made out of sugar from the wallpaper and paintings to the chairs and flower bouquets! Afterwards, you will drive to the impressive Valley of the Beautiful Woman where you will visit some of its wine cellars. Here you could go wine tasting or purchase a bottle of locally produced wine, which would make a perfect souvenir or gift from Eger.

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