Hungary is both diverse and surprising. Prepare to be delighted – by a land of spas, and 22 different wine regions, beautiful lakes, amazing folk festivals, grand palaces, ancient castles, rural traditions and even a capital city with two different faces.
The Debrecen Flower Festival will enchant you. The rural scenes will take you back to the time of horse-drawn agriculture. Lake Balaton will take your breath away. Even Hungary’s capital city has two different facets.
Divided by a beautiful sweep of the majestic River Danube, Budapest is one of the most fascinating capitals in all of central Europe. And a guided tour in the company of Tour Leader Marie-Therese Hill is the perfect way to experience its hidden gems as well as its famous sights.
In Pest, for example, you’ll be escorted around the statues of Hungary’s kings and mighty Magyar warriors, before being shown the treasures of the neo-classical Museum of Fine Arts. You’ll walk along open boulevards, lunch in fine restaurants, visit the riverside parliament buildings and be guided around the wonders of the massive St Stephen’s basilica.
Then it’s time to cross the Chain Bridge – itself an unrivalled photo opportunity – into Buda. The funicular railroad lifts you up to Buda Palace, where your escorted tour takes you deep subway to explore the rarely visited vaulted chambers and medieval remains of the old castle – a prelude to discovering Buda’s 1000 year history.