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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.

 

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Budapest’s Charm can be Intoxicating on Hungary Tours

Budapest: More Than Just a Danube Stop on Europe Tours

Four Perfect Days in Budapest on a Hungary Vacation

10 Essential Things to Do on a Budapest Vacation

So Many Good Reasons to Consider An Eastern Europe Vacation

Best Value Cities for Budget Travellers to Add to Their Europe Vacation

The Intimacy and Accessibility of European River Cruises

 

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.

  

 

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  • Budapest and Iconic Christmas Markets by River Cruise: Budapest to Nuremberg

    Travel back through centuries as you walk through grand cities and historic towns. Begin in the beautiful city of Budapest. Board your Ama Waterways river cruise for a 7-day discovery of iconic cities in Hungary, Austria, and Germany as you explore some of Europe's most impressive Christmas markets.
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    12 Days
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    Cruises & Sailing
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  • 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.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 1,692
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  • 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.
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  • Classic Eastern Europe: Budapest, Vienna & Prague

    Embark on this classic route through three of Central Europe's great cities. Admire the Danube and awesome parliament building from Castle Hill in Budapest, enjoy coffee and strudel in between exploring Habsburg history in Vienna, and wander through the fairy tale spires and squares of Prague, the beating heart of Bohemia.
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    11 Days
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    US$ 2,799
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  • Discover Budapest

    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.
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    4 Days
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  • Explore Eastern Europe

    Venture through a land of ancient cities, time-honoured culinary traditions, and ever-changing landscapes on this Eastern European vacation. Journeying from Budapest to Krakow to Prague, you’ll discover the highlights of four Eastern European countries and explores some of Europe’s loveliest cities.
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    13 Days
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    US$ 4,521
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  • Iconic Christmas Markets with AmaWaterways

    Join your Ama Waterways river cruise for a 7-day discovery of iconic cities in Hungary, Austria, and Germany as you explore some of Europe's most impressive Christmas markets.
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    8 Days
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  • The Pearl of the Danube and the Iron Gates Pass: Budapest to Budapest

    Cruise down the mighty Danube River to explore medieval towns and natural wonders between Budapest and the Iron Gates. As you cruise along the river, you’ll discover the diversity of Hungary, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia, explore world-class capitals, and enjoy the beauty of one of the world’s great rivers.
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    8 Days
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