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  • Hungarian Folk Dancers
  • Chain Bridge - one of the most popular photo opportunity on all Hungary tours.
  • Fine Dining
  • Great Market Hall
  • Young Women in Budapest

Hungary is a landlocked country and is part of the European Union. It became a republic in 1989 after being under Soviet domination. More than half of the country is flat. The highest parts are in the Carpathian Mountains bordering Slovenia. Hungary boasts the largest lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton. The principal waterway is the renowned River Danube which flows through the capital, Budapest. It is a popular tourist destination with a capital regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world to be visited on Hungary tours. Despite its relatively small size, the country is home to numerous World Heritage Sites, the UNESCO Biosphere reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world and the largest natural grassland in Europe. In terms of buildings, Hungary is home to the largest synagogue in Europe (The Great Synagogue), the largest medicinal bath in Europe, the third largest church in Europe, the second largest Baroque castle in the world and the largest Early Christian Necropolis outside of Italy.

Hungary has been ethnically diverse since its inception, and while today over 90% of the population are ethnically Hungarian, pockets of ethnic and cultural Slovaks, Romanians, Germans and others make up the country. Due to the border changes of Hungary after World War I, over 2 million ethnic and cultural Hungarians live in bordering countries, as well. The Hungarians, otherwise known as Magyars, are the descendants of several tribes from Central Asia who were believed to be fierce, nomadic horsemen and came to Central Europe in the 9th century.

Hungarians are rightly proud of their unique, complex, sophisticated, richly expressive language, Hungarian (Magyar pronounced "mahdyar"). It is most closely related to Mansi and Khanty of Western Siberia. It is also classified as a Finno-Ugric language which includes Finnish and Estonian; it is not at all related to any of its neighbours. It is also considered one of the most difficult languages for English speakers to learn.  

Thermal waters abound in Hungary with over 1000 thermal springs in the country (more than 100 just in the Budapest area) many of which have been turned into baths and spas. There are hundreds of individual baths all around the country which can be visited on Hungary tours. The first thermal baths were erected by the Romans more than 2000 years ago.

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Hungary vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Hungary.

  

 

  • Budapest to Bucharest Small Group

    On your journey between Budapest and Bucharest, experience the heartlands of both Hungary and Romania and discover the many treasures that exist in the interiors of both countries. The history, traditions and culture you will find will be rewarding and enjoyable.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Tours
    Romania See Trip Details
  • Budapest: Stopover, City Break

    Get to know why Budapest is considered a beautiful and sophisticated city and also experience the history and charm of three old towns outside of Budapest. A half day tour of the city and a full day to the Danube Bend will convince you.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 589
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Hungary See Trip Details
  • Classic Danube: Budapest to Passau River Cruise

    Europe’s second longest river has an abundance of fascinating ports of call. Start in beautiful Budapest. Continue to Slovakia’s old capital, Bratislava, then to Imperial Vienna. Also visit Melk Abbey, the wine village of Duernstein, medieval Linz, and romantic Regensburg before arriving in Passau, Germany.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,348
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Romance & Honeymoon
    Hungary See Trip Details
  • Classic Danube: Passau to Budapest River Cruise

    Cruise along Europe’s longest river and leisurely soak up the charm, history and culture of Central Europe. Experience old Passau, medieval Regensburg, historic Linz, the wine village of Duernstein, Slovakia’s fascinating Bratislava and iconic Budapest.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,092
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Romance & Honeymoon
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Classic Eastern Europe: Budapest, Vienna & Prague

    Classic Eastern Europe - Budapest, Vienna, and Prague
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,700
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Hungary See Trip Details
  • Cruise through Central Europe, the Balkans, Lake Balaton, the Sava & the Danube

    See the best of the Balkans on this round-trip Europe cruise from Budapest. Discover the unique traditions and delights of Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia before returning to the Paris of the East.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,518
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Hungary See Trip Details
  • Eastern Europe Explorer Back Roads: Prague to Budapest

    Travel to not only 4 fascinating and colourful major Eastern European cities – Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia and Istanbul but also the smaller communities and countryside of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. This tour is a wonderful opportunity to discover what makes up this region of Eastern Europe.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,564
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Hungary See Trip Details
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