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Hungary Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Hungary in a way like no other. Hungary is surrounded by seven other countries in Eastern Europe, yet it remains an unparalleled world. With a distinct language, culture and cuisine, Hungary is a country that has always forged its own path. It’s varied and vibrant, with phenomenal architecture dating back to many different periods, over 300 thermal springs, and even a capital city that’s split in two. Known as the ‘Paris of the East’, Budapest is a visual masterpiece. You’ll find exquisite scenery and architecture, ranging from Gothic churches and the gorgeous turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion, to baroque bathhouses and the largest synagogue in Europe. From cruising the Danube River, to exploring medieval houses and museums, our Local Specialists will reveal the best places to visit in Hungary - and we’ll also delve deeper into the history and culture of the country. Our Hungary travel experiences will take you shopping for Hungarian embroidery and to a family-run restaurant, where you’ll taste one of the world’s best cuisines, just a few ways you'll immerse yourself in the culture and form real connections with the local people. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"With a language unrelated to any in Europe, and food and wines different from many, Hungary is a country that has always forged its own path"
Chris, Travel Director
Hungary at a glance
Diverse architecture, over 300 thermal springs, a distinct language, culture and cuisine, and even a capital city that's split in two - Hungary is a country that has always forged its own path. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover the unparalleled world of Hungary.
Currency
Hungarian forint
Winter avg temp
0°C
Summer avg temp
20°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Budapest
Language
Hungarian
Good morning
Jó reggelt
Good evening
Jó estét
Hungarian Goulash

What to pack for Hungary

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Swimsuit and towel

These are essential items when you visit the Szechenyi Baths. There are 21 pools, saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools, brimming with soothing thermal water.

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Camera

With some of the most enchanting scenery and architecture in Europe, you’ll want a camera on hand to capture all the magic.

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A day bag

Budapest is a wonderful city for picking up original souvenirs like handmade porcelain and Hungarian embroidery. A small day bag will keep your hands free while you shop.

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A big appetite

With a smorgasbord of traditional dishes, created over thousands of years of Magyar history, you’ll love diving into the delicious Hungarian cuisine.

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An adapter plug

Voltage in Hungary is 230V and the sockets are of Type C and F, with standard European 2-pin plugs.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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