Hungary is a land-lock country in central Europe that boarders 7 countries. One of the oldest countries in Europe, it was founded in A.D. 896, before France, Germany, or England. Its rich history makes it an architectural gem with Roman ruins, medieval town houses, baroque churches and art nouveau bathing houses these can not only be seen in its capital Budapest but all over the country. A perfect choce for those looking for a city break and/or historic and cultural tour destination.
ts landscapes are a sharp contrast to its towns and cities, the countryside is filled with rolling hills and green meadows that turn to beautiful autumnal colours in September and October. It is one of the only countries left that still cling to their ancestral folk traditions so would be a wonderful place to take your bike and cycle from town to town one your next biking holiday. It also make an ideal hiking destination.
Home of goulash, fruit brandy, the inventor of the Rubik’s cube, Ernö Rubik and the Volkswagen Beetle engineer Béla Barényi to name but a few, you will find the Hungarian people very interesting.
Thermal spas are an essential part of life in Hungary where public bathing practices go back to Roman times. Boasting around 1,500 spas, 450 of which are public and are used for therapeutic, medicinal and recreational purposes. These are a huge tourist attraction for those looking for a fun weekend spa retreat with friends.
Hungarians have been producing wine since the 5th century A.D. In 1737, King Karoly named the Tokaj wine region a national wine area, making it the world’s first official wine region, almost 120 years before France’s Bordeaux.
The people are charming, friendly and know how to have a good time. Its a great country to explore and has something for everyone but its uniqueness lies in the heart of the people and their folk traditions.
Hungary is a great city break destination, a great place to travel with friends and a wonderful place to take a family holiday, it also offers a wonderful terraine for hiking and biking holidays too.
For more information about Hungary please call our specialists at Diplomat Travel on 020 730 2201.
Language: Hungarian, English and German are widely spoken
Religion: Catholic, Calvinist
International dialling code: 00 36
Typical flying time: 2 hours 30 minutes from the UK
Visa Requirements: no Visa is required for British passport holders
Health requirements: None
Currency: Forint (HUF), (All major credit cards accepted)
Tipping: 10% is customary
Time: GMT +1
Electricity: 220 volts (Adaptor required)
Driving: They drive on the right. Full British driving licence is required