Hungry is a cultural gem in the heart of Europe with chic city break destinations, vital folk art and known as topnotch backpacker location. A perfect amalgamation of nature’s beauty and man-made wonders, consider visiting Hungary, next time you want a truly rewarding holidays. One of the hot spring capitals of the world, “Szechenyi Thermal Baths” claims to be the biggest in Europe. Hungary is treasure trove architecturally from medieval townhouses to roman ruins and baroque churches, art nouveau bathhouses and neoclassical public buildings. Hungarian cuisine remains the most sophisticated in Eastern Europe. This stunning country owns one of the richest folk traditions still alive in Europe. Stay here to get complete tour guide to Hungary.
The Best Time to Visit Hungary
Hungary sits right in the middle of European continent with juggling influences of Russia and Western Europe. It has hot summers, mild springs, rainbow falls and bitterly cold winters. If you want to explore the mesmerizing beauty of rural Hungary, summer is no doubt the best time to visit. Tourist flock to Hungary all around the year but the best time is from March to May and September to November. Autumn and spring are less crowded than other times. Summers are surely secures the top positions when nine or ten hours of sunshine can be relied on most days, sometimes sprinkled with short storms. In cities especially in Budapest, tourist can find cool things to do all year around.
What to Do in Hungary?
Hungary is one of those tourist destinations that never disappoints no matter where you go. Long list of attractions and plenty of things to do make your Hungary trip unforgettable. Here are some of our recommendations:
- Sopron: One of must visiting city, Sopron is an alluring medieval city with rich architectural, access to the Lover Hills and many wine cellars.
- Hot Thermal Spas: don’t forget to soothe your limbs in one of many Budapest’s piping hot thermal spas. Spend a perfect time with your partner or alone. Sit and daydream or give your grey matter a time to workout with a game of floating chess.
- Holloko: With World Heritage Sight of Holloko in the Cserhaat Hills, take stroll in the time. This museum village of traditional houses overlooked by castles gives an absorbing insight into the village life and folk traditions of a bygone era.
- Lake Balaton: Lake Balaton is the largest lake in central Europe. Dangle your toes in aquatic playground for a refreshing summer swim, not to mention a host of watersports.
Camping in Hungary
Mostly campsites in Hungary available from May to September and cater to those bringing their own equipment. In all sites, caravans are permitted that have power points. Four categories of campsites are available, rated as 1, 2, 3 and 4 according to amenities provided. You can book campsite through Magyar Camping and Caravanning Club. The map of Hungary’s campsite is available on Hungarian Campsite Organization (www.camping.hu)
The most celebrated way to tour through Hungary is on a Danube river cruise. The cruise will take you through northern Hungary but if you want to spend memorable time with your partner then hiring a car and driving yourself is also a great option. Hungary is well connected by trains; you can easily visit many places from Budapest in a day.
Don’t Miss the Traditional Hungary Cuisine
Hungarian cuisine comprises some of the divine dishes from its strong, old style, meaty stews like the Goulash to local cuisine plates like langos, paprika and stuffed cabbage. For wine lovers, Hungary is a real treat that boasts seven large wine growing regions with dozens of vineyards offering all kinds of exquisite local wine like Egri Bikaver.
Where to Stay in Hungary
Numbers of hotel choices are available in Hungary, ranging from cheap to luxury establishments. Budapest has far more choices of options with wide range of 5 star international standard hotels as well as many comfortable mid-range and boutique options. Away from Budapest, you can find number of decent choice of places to stay all across the country, with abundant breakfast style accommodation available at pensions in more rural areas. Here are few recommendations:
- Four Season Gresham Palace Hotel: A luxury hotel that is truly worthy of its name and has 179 rooms with stylish amenities.
- Aria Hotel: It’s a music themed hostelry build around an old townhouse with Opera, Jazz, Pop Wings and Classical. Hotel has 49 rooms with balcony and bears the name of a musician or composer.
- Lanchid 19: The award winning boutique hostelry with 45 rooms and three panoramic suites.
- Gombas Kuria Mansion: The most worthy to stay, located in the foothills of Mt Thomas. This cool place has vaulted cellar, a barbecue terrace, a paddling pool for kids and sunloungers in the tranquil garden.
- Kora Panzio
How to Find Best Flight Deals to Hungary
Flights for Hungary are always in high demand but with little planning and some flexibility you can find cheap flights to Hungary at any time of the year. Many UK cites offer flights to Budapest and many other airports in Hungary. In order to grab cheap flights, it is best to plan your trip ahead especially if you’re looking to visit in popular summer time. Flexibility with dates will help you a lot in acquiring best possible deals. Optimal flight times from UK cities to Hungary are:
London to Budapest: 2 hours and 25 mins
The London to Pecs: 2 hours and 25 mins
Greater London to Debrecen: 2 hours and 30 mins
Hungary Flight Fare Comparison
Flights to Hungary from UK are operated by easyjet, British Airways, Ryanair and Wizz Air. The major and most widely used airport in Hungary is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, serve 13 million passengers every year.
Wiz Air offers direct flight from London to Budapest at £ 23, while Ryanair also endeavors direct flight from London to Budapest at £ 27. Besides London, you can also catch direct flight from Manchester to Budapest £ 61 with Ryanair. With easyjet flights are available at £ 78 with one stopover. Germanwings flight is accessible at £86 with one stopover. From Glasgow to Budapest Wizz Air flights are available at £67 while Ryanair costs you £110. You can reach Hungary from Birmingham by paying £66.