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  • Luxury hotel holidays to Hungary

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    Luxury hotel holidays to Hungary

    Situated right at the heart of Europe, and often mistakenly classified as one of the Balkan countries alongside neighbours Romania, Serbia and Croatia, Hungary is nevertheless a country like no other, with a unique language and culture transplanted from Central Asia more than a thousand years ago. With its spectacular setting on the banks of the Danube and its enchanting Mitteleuropa vibe – coffee houses and Turkish baths, Habsburg splendours and baroque architecture – Budapest naturally attracts the bulk of visitors to Hungary. With Budapest’s spectacular buildings and hotels, few ever venture beyond the city, except perhaps for a day trip on the Danube Bend. Richly rewarded as they will be, ignoring Hungary’s other towns and regions is a huge mistake: the farmland of the Southern Plain, the beautiful, vineyard-covered Villany Hills in Transdanubia, the forested Northern Uplands bordering Ukraine, the historic town of Sopron so enticingly close to Vienna, the Turkish-flavoured town of Pecs, and the resorts of Lake Balaton – Hungary is a fantastic country to explore, standing at the crossroads of East and West.

    Facts

    Capital
    Budapest
    Airport
    Ferihegy International Airport in Budapest
    Currency
    Hungarian Forint (£1=345 Forints)
    Size
    35,000 sq miles
    Population
    10 million
    Average temperatures
    summers are warm, sometimes very hot, with average temperatures of about 26°C; winters are cold and damp, with January averages of about 4°C

    Local highlights

    Budapest, with its coffee houses and thermal baths, as well of course as its wonderful cobbled Old Town, and the mansions, palace and sheer grandiosity of Castle Hill; Sopron one of the most charming medieval cities in Europe, and a gateway to the stunning Lover Hills; Esztergom, seat of Roman Catholicism in Hungary, and site of the country’s most important basilica; Visegrad, with its hilltop medieval castle overlooking the Danube Bend; the baroque architecture and wine cellars of Eger; Hortobagy, a tiny village at the heart of Hungary’s puszta, the country’s original Wild West; the Great Plains cultural capital of Szeged, full of Art Nouveau masterpieces; the vineyards of Villany; Pecs, with its Turkish feel and fabulous museums and mosques, galleries and Roman tombs; Lake Balaton, full of watersports resorts; Heviz, Europe’s largest thermal lake; Sumeg, home to one of Hungary’s most imposing castles; Danube river cruises; Veszprem, with its perfectly preserved castle district.

    Getting out and about

    Public transport is well developed in Hungary, with efficient bus and, in many cities and towns, trolleybus services. Budapest, Szeged, Miskolc and Debrecen also have trams, and there's a three-line metro (underground or subway) system and a suburban railway known as the HÉV in the capital. Hungary's bus network is a good - and sometimes necessary - alternative to the trains, with train travel on the Great Plain in Southern Transdanubia normally involving several time-consuming changes. Car-hire is the best way to explore, and from April to late October there are numerous boat trips along the Danube from Budapest to Szentendre, Vác, Visegrád and Esztergom.

    Travel arrangements

    Hungary can be visited as part of one of our rail touring holidays of Central and Eastern Europe or as a stand-alone holiday by air. If by air, wWe include a scheduled flight from London to Budapest International Airport with British Airways. Flight time is about 2 and a half hours.

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    7 nights to Prague, Budapest and Vienna rail tour. From £1,630 per person

    Majestic cities of Austria and Budapest via the Arlberg Pass rail tour

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    11 nights rail tour to Zurich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest and Munich. From £2,170 per person.

    Prague Vienna and Budapest a trio of central European cities rail tour

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    9 nights by air, 11 nights by rail. Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Munich. From £2,390 per person.
  • Aria Hotel Budapest - luxury hotel holidays

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    The Aria Hotel Budapest is a five-star luxury hotel with a vibrant and contemporary style, inspired by musi

    Four Seasons Gresham Palace - Luxury holidays to Budapest

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    The Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest is a centrally located five star hotel with traditional Art Nou

    Prestige Hotel Budapest - Luxury hotel holidays

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    The Prestige Hotel Budapest enjoys a central yet quiet location in Budapest. Contemporary and elegant, it

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