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Hungary Holidays 2019 / 2020

Hungary is a fascinating country located in Central Europe, landlocked between other major destinations. Its capital, Budapest is an exciting city break destination and is split by its popular Danube River. One side being Buda and the other Pest, which the country’s stunning Chain Bridge connects together. Hungary has had many cultural influences over the years, mainly Turkish and Roman. One of the most distinct ways we witness these influences in Hungary are the through the increasing popularity in mineral spas.

Most popular hotels in Hungary

Mediterran
Mediterran
Mediterran

Budapest

from £118 pp
Marmara Hotel Budapest
Marmara Hotel Budapest
Marmara Hotel Budapest

Budapest

from £180 pp

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  • Average flight time: 2h 40m

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Top attractions

Top attractions

Hungary’s capital is full of cultural and historical landmarks. There is a number of various buildings and architecture in the country which are truly fascinating. Budapest has a lot of the country’s main attractions for example, the Buda Castle. This stunning exterior boasts a Gothic influenced style and is surrounded by colourful garden grounds. Visitors can go inside the castle to discover the Hungarian National Gallery as well as Gothic altars and pieces of artwork like sculptures. The capital’s Matthias Church is also an amazing structure which is, yet another Gothic influenced building built in the 14th-century. It is named after King Matthias who held his wedding at the church and it is also home to an art museum.

St. Stephen’s Basilica is yet another outstanding church based in Hungary’s capital. It is a Roman Catholic church and was constructed between the years of 1851 and 1905. Its interior is royal and grand, including intricate design and detail. St. Stephen’s Basilica is a regular venue for performances and concerts.

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Nightlife

Nightlife

The nightlife in Hungary is unique and truly one of a kind. You’ll find the usual bars, pubs and clubs around the country, but perhaps the most common yet unusual venues you’ll come across are ruin bars. It is what Hungary is known for. Budapest has a huge selection of ruin bars, all of which started back in 2001 with the grand opening of Szimpla Kert, the first and original ruin bar. Ruin bars incorporate the re-use of old ruined buildings which were abandoned at the end of World War II. Each ruin bar you visit will be completely different, and no two bars are the same. Providing unique atmospheres along with a combination of music, historical trinkets and affordable drinks.

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Couples

Couples

Who wouldn’t love a romantic break for two in the heart of Hungary? Budapest is the perfect place in Hungary to enjoy a couples holiday. With such a stunning backdrop, you can enjoy swift walks around the city, admiring the scenic views of Buda Castle and the Danube River. Choose from a wide selection of classy restaurants to enjoy lunches and dinners during your city break getaway. If you and your partner choose to travel to Hungary during the winter, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy yourself. It’s the best time to bathe in Budapest’s thermal baths. Hungary has so many great things for couples to do and with our cheap holidays and it’s not hard to find a deal you’ll both fall in love with.

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Culture

Culture

It is clear to see how beautiful Hungary is and how perfect it is as a holiday destination for families, couples and even groups of friends. The country has many cultural influences and as a result thrives within its rich history. The beautiful buildings which can be spotted around not only Budapest, but Hungary as a whole, dates back to the wealth of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Moreover, there is a tainted beauty within Hungary due to it being left in poor condition from the Communist era. Many buildings bare the scars of its hectic past.

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Eating out

Eating out

Dining in Hungary can be a wonderful experience with their eclectic mix of local and international dishes. If you’re looking for a restaurant with a view, head to those along the Danube River in Budapest. Feast on traditional Hungarian dishes such as goulash or gulyas, as well as other hearty stews combined with fresh vegetables. Due to Turkish influences in Hungary, it’s not unusual to come across many establishments or fast food vendors which sell kebabs and gyros.

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Families

Families

Hungary is a great holiday destination for families as there is always something to do. Not only is it close to home, but you can bag some really great deals on cheap flights and hotels which are fantastic for the whole family. Head to Budapest for a city break that the whole family can enjoy. As well as spotting famous sights and admiring stunning buildings, the kids will surely love a boat ride down the Danube River. Not only that, the thermal baths are brilliant for keeping the children occupied as they can spend the day splashing about in swimming pools and enjoy being outside. The best spot for a family friendly day out to the baths are Gellert and Szechenyi, they are great for any time of the year, even in the winter!

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Action & Adventure

Action & Adventure

If you’d fancy visiting Hungary in style and with a stroke of action involved, hop onto a bicycle and cycle around Budapest. It’s perhaps the swiftest way to get around the city as well as being able to soak up all of the sights. Buda Hills is the perfect spot to join up with bike trails where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of city and enjoy the fresh air. Budapest is also home to trams which are a convenient way of getting around. They are perfect for getting from A-Z, whilst enjoying the views along your way. In addition, you will also find Segway tours and even river tours where you can enjoy an adventurous ride down the Danube River.

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Budapest baths

Budapest baths

Hungary shares a lot of Turkish and Roman cultural influences, and one of the principal ways this is shown throughout the country is their love for thermal baths. Budapest is home to many of these baths which is a great alternative for a beach during the hot summer months. There are various choices within the city for visitors and locals alike to choose from. Head to Szechenyi Thermal Baths to enjoy your first thermal bath experience. These baths were build in 1913 and are complete with an addition of swimming pools as well as water jet massagers.

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