Hungary

Europe

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= 323.73 HUF

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Weather conditions

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1.2°
2.9°
9.6°
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25.3°
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15.3°
7.0°
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10.0°
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JAN
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33.4
29.5
30.4
42.3
62.2
73.5
54.8
57.1
45.5
37.1
45.5
41.1
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Duration: 7 days

From Prague to Budapest, enjoy this 7-day odyssey across Europe!

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Duration: 11 days

From Poland to Hungary, enjoy this 11-day odyssey across Europe!

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Location: Austria, Hungary, Poland
Duration: 9 days

Get ready to experience Europe in a way you haven’t before on this marvellous 8-day adventure! During this trip, you will get to explore Austria, Hungary and Poland where you will go on various sightseeing tours, get an in-depth look into the culture and history of these fascinating countries, and marvel at the region’s natural beauty. You'll have time to wander and explore as well as get to know your fellow travelers as you hop from one city to the next on a journey of discovery!

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Duration: 13 days

It's time to go on a Eurotrip! Spend 13 amazing days touring 5 different cities in Europe and make some of the best memories of your life. From the artistic city of Vienna to the capital of Budapest with its rich history, you’ll get the unique opportunity to witness the beauty of European culture as if you traveled back in time. On this trip, you will go on walking tours that will take you through the magical city of Kraków, and the sprawling city of Warsaw. You will also scout Germany’s cultural center when you visit the bustling city of Berlin, as well as the Czech Republic's as you walk through the magical city of Prague.

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Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9.5 hours

Visit Herend, the world's largest Porcelain factory, founded in 1826. After watching a film about porcelain making technology, follows a guided tour of the factory. This is where all that was seen and heard in the film comes to life. You also visit a museum where a huge collection of Herend porcelain is exhibited. You're then invite to enjoy coffee and some free time for shopping. Next, you head to Lake Balaton, which is the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe. After showing you the Tihany Abbey (exterior visit), you're provided time to have lunch by yourself. Upon arriving at Balatonfüred, which is the oldest spa resort in Hungary, you walk along the famous promenade and feed the swans. Finally,  return to Budapest, where the tour ends in the city center.

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