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  • Climb the turrets of the Old Fisherman Bastion for an unparalleled view of Budapest
  • Venture through history at Szigliget Castle, initially built in 1262
  • Enjoy the picturesque town of Lillafured, originally built in 1890 as a tourist spot for the wealthy
  • Walk the halls of the Hungarian Parliament, one of the country's biggest buildings
  • Admire the bending Danube River from the heightened view of the Visegrad Citadel
  • Capture the beauty of Lake Öreg from the halls of Tata Castle

About Hungary

Hungary is a landlocked country and is part of the European Union. More than half of the country is flat with the highest parts being 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. Most Hungary tours begin here, with good reason as Budapest is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. 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.

Hungarian Culture 

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 in 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.

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Hungarian Language 

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 Baths 

Thermal water is plentiful 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

Four Ideal City Breaks on a Central Europe Vacation (Part 1)

My Favourite Cities for a Budget Getaway

10 Magnificent Churches to See on a European 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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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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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    Discover the romance of Old Europe on this river cruise from Budapest. Before sailing, explore Austro-Hungarian landmarks in Budapest. Then board your river vessel and cruise the Danube, stopping in little-seen Bratislava, the Austrian cities of Vienna and Salzburg, and finally Vilshofen, where you’ll disembark.
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    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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