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Discover the enchanting allure of Hungary, Central Europe’s hidden gem

Holidays in Hungary

Hungary is a land-locked country nestling in Central Europe and bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Budapest is its capital with the Danube River cutting it into two parts – Buda with its medieval Castle Hill and Pest with the neoclassical building-lined Andrassy Avenue – both linked by the iconic Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Hungary also boasts traditional villages, historic spa towns, 1,000 medicinal and thermal springs, and a beautiful countryside with spectacular lakes and mountains and winding rivers which are perfect for hikers, bikers, climbers, and outdoor activity enthusiasts.

From the historic charm of its cities to the serene beauty of its countryside, Hungary promises a unique and unforgettable travel experience. Book your Hungarian adventure today and uncover the magic of this captivating destination.

When is the best time to visit? Hungary has a continental climate with hot, dry summers and mild, cold, and snowy winters and four distinct seasons. Average monthly temperatures in Budapest span from 21oC in July down to -1oC in January. Spring and summer are the most popular times to visit Hungary with festive markets drawing the crowds to many towns and cities from mid-November to New Year.

Where is the best place to stay? Discover an array of places to stay in Hungary to suit every budget. City breaks are popular in the capital city of Budapest and the towns and villages around the 197km shoreline of Lake Balaton are favourites in the summer months. Whether you’re seeking bed and breakfast, self-catering, or half-board; Hays Travel will find you the best accommodation for your Hungary holiday.

Travel Guide

Hungary is popular with all ages and tastes including families, couples, friends, and single travellers. Holidays to Hungary have something for everyone.

  • Currency: Hungarian Forint
  • Average flight time: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
  • Time Difference: +1 hour
Hungary - City breaks

Hungary - City Breaks

VIBRANT CITY LIFE AWAITS

VIBRANT CITY LIFE AWAITS

Spend your days exploring the famous sights of Budapest! Step back in time at Castle Hill and Buda Castle and admire the Crown Jewels at the Hungarian Parliament Building. Witness panoramic views from the dome at St Stephen’s Basilica, Fisherman’s Bastion, and Ferris Wheel of Budapest. See the Millennium Monument in Heroes’ Square and seek out the chilling Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial. Delve into the artworks at Museum of Fine Arts and get up close to 1,070+ animal species at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden. Relax and rejuvenate in the thermal waters of Szechenyi Thermal Bath and Gellert Spa. Relish a performance from Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hungarian National Ballet at Hungarian State Opera House. Debrecan, Hungary’s second largest city, sits 220km east of Budapest, and is your gateway to culture at St Anne’s Cathedral and Deri Museum and family time at Aquaticum Debrecan Strand, Nagyerdei Park’s Water Tower Adventure Center, and Debrecan Zoo.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN HUNGARY

THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN HUNGARY

Visit Lake Balaton to experience wine tastings in nearby villages; swim in the 25°c waters at Lake Heviz at its western end; see Tihany’s 17th-century Benedictine Abbey and Inner Harbour; and relish Siofok’s vibrant nightlife and lakeside discos in the summer. Soak up stunning vistas of the Danube River from the Danube Bend and Esztergom’s Basilica. Meet the challenge of a cycling trek along the Danube Cycle Path through ever-changing scenery between Budapest and Vienna. Travel to Hortobagy National Park in Hungary’s eastern corner to catch sight of diverse wildlife and birdlife, stargaze in the dark sky preserve, and enjoy a horse-riding adventure. Explore Szentendre’s Hungarian Open Air Museum and the spa town of Eger’s amazing Eger Castle. Wander through the ruins of Visegrad Royal Palace on the Danube Bend and Pecs Cathedral in the fortified Old Town of Pec. Step deep underground to see the stalactites on a guided cave tour at the Baradia, Imre Vass, Beke, and Rakoczi Caves in Aggtelek National Park.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

There’s plenty to tempt your taste buds food and drink-wise in Hungary’s towns and cities. Traditional dishes that feature on many menus include Gulyasleves (goulash soup), Halaszle (spicy fish soup with hot paprika), Csirkepaprikas (chicken stew with sweet paprika and cream or sour cream), Hideg Meggyleves (cherry soup), Hortobagyi Palacsinta (savoury crepe filled with veal stew), and Fozelek (traditional vegetable-based meal); with Kurtoskalacs (aka Chimney Cake - sweet dough wrapped and baked around a baking spit) and Dobos Torta (sponge cake layered with chocolate paste and glazed with caramel and nuts) for a sweet treat. You can also try Hungary’s national drinks – Palinka and Unicum – with Egri Bikaver, Tokaji, and Torley wines and Dreher, Soproni, and Kobanyai beers popular choices too.

Weather in Hungary

Average monthly temperature in Hungary (°C)

  • Jan -1°C
  • Feb 1°C
  • Mar 6°C
  • Apr 10°C
  • May 16°C
  • Jun 19°C
  • Jul 21°C
  • Aug 20°C
  • Sep 17°C
  • Oct 11°C
  • Nov 4°C
  • Dec 1°C

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