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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.
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What to pack for Hungary

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Comfortable walking shoes

Minsk is a sprawling city and best explored on foot. Be sure to pack comfortable, worn-in walking shoes when you visit Belarus.

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Russian phrasebook

Russian is the most widely used language in Belarus and can be difficult to learn. Pack a phrasebook to help decipher the Cyrillic alphabet and learn a few common words.

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Waterproof coat

Minsk weather can be unpredictable, so bring a waterproof coat or umbrella to prepare for rain showers all year round.

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An adaptor plug

Voltage in Belarus is 220V and the sockets are of Type C or F, with standard European 2-pin plugs.

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Sunglasses are essential all year round - they’ll shield your eyes in the sunny summer and protect against snow in winter.

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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