Trip to Hungary
Updated: 2020-03-16
  • Trip to Hungary. Parliament palace in Budapest
  • Trip to Hungary. Tokaj region, Tarcal city
  • Trip to Hungary. Miskolc castle
  • Trip to Hungary. Bükk National Park
  • Trip to Hungary. Buda Castle and fishermen bastion
  • Trip to Hungary. Erzsebet

The trip to Hungary can be considered to be one of the most memorable experiences in your life. Located in the Central Europe, this is the country of wonderful nature, interesting history that left behind many architectural masterpieces, and it can be proud of one of the best European cuisines. Thus, your trip to Hungary will be a recreational trip through culture, adventures, cuisine.

Car rental in Hungary

When you arrive at Budapest you can rent a car at the airport. Several agencies will be waiting for you with their offers so choose the best one and rent a car matching with your needs. You will manage to cover a bigger part of Hungary by car than by busses, trains and other excursion trips.

Places to stay in Hungary

If you are travelling during the warm period of the year, the cheapest but also comfortable places to stay are campsites. Often, they are near the city centre, well maintained and offering all amenities. For example, it is difficult to find a hotel near the coast of Balaton lake, but you will easily find a campsite there to stay. If you are visiting Budapest, a better option is a hotel room at the city centre, if you want to feel the rhythm of the city and experience it more closely.

Tokaj wine region

Once you are in Hungary, make sure not to miss Tokaj, a famous wine region. Here we suggest tasting Fisherman's soup or halászlé, a hot, spicy paprika-based river fish soup.

National Hungarian dishes. Fisherman’s soup halászlé

To prepare the soup base, fish trimmings are used, fresh carp heads, bones, skin and fins. These are boiled with water, salt and vegetables for two hours. After that, the court bouillon is strained. Hot ground paprika and two finger-thick carp fillets, the roe and coral are added, ten minutes before serving, to the boiling soup.

Trip to Hungary. Tokaj wine region

Tokaj city centre is full of wine bars, restaurants and hotels. At Tokaj wine is matured and then delivered to smaller cities for tasting.

Trip to Hungary. Tokaj

Tokaj, Tarcal, Mad – all these cities are worth visiting in the beginning of Autumn when various local festivals take place here. For stay you can choose from campsites to hotels at the city centre, like Elizabeth Apartment.

Trip to Hungary. Tokaj wine tasting, Erzsebet Pince cellar

The wine quality depends on the land where it is made. Wineries have lands at different places, and the best places to grow grapes for wine are the southern hill slopes. However, wine from such places is very expensive. The most popular wines at Tokaj are Aszu wines made with overmatured and botrytised (i.e. “nobly” rotten) grapes.

Trip to Hungary. Tokaj region, Tarcal city

Tarcal city is an authentic city where you can go up the hill to admire the scenery of the Tokaj plain with many small hills.

Miskolc – Bükk National Park – Eger

To the other side from E71 route you will find another region full of attractions. Miskolc city is famous of its castle and thermal baths, as well as Eger city. If you arrive at Miskolc in the morning, you will be able to reach Eger in the evening where you can stay for the night.

Miskolc thermal bath is quite unique as it is located in the caves. A warm water full of minerals flows through the rocks where natural calcite can be found.  Besides swimming in this thermal bath, you can also enjoy various events organised here.

Trip to Hungary. Miskolc thermal baths

Miskolc thermal baths are filled with natural thermal water that is running continually and keeping the water clean.

Trip to Hungary. Miskolc castle

Another place to visit is Miskolc castle. From there you can admire the view to the city and its hills. Inside the castle you will find an interesting exposition, including witch cauldron room where you can boil your healing/poisoning “potions” from herbs.

Bükk National Park is located between Miskolc and Eger cities. It includes various karst formations within its limestone mountains - particularly caves, swallow-holes, ravines and beech trees. Here you can also find some walking paths to enjoy a walk in this National Park.

Trip to Hungary. Bükk National Park

There are several roads going through the Bükk National Park.

Trip to Hungary. Beech park

If you go through Bükkszentkereszt, you can stop at local taverns to have some traditional meals like goulash, baked trout.

Next destination is Eger. Hungarians are proud of the Eger castle repelling the Turkish attack in 1552. To admire this occasion, Géza Gárdonyi has written a novel “Stars of Eger”.

Trip to Hungary. Eger castle

After some minutes from the old town you will reach the Eger castle.

The Eger old town is also beautiful, full of places to eat and walk. Here you can visit some wine bars and taste the famous Eger red wine. In Eger you will also find thermal park Egerszalok with thermal baths and cascades. You can visit the catacombs of Eger abbey, or to go up the minaret and take a look at the Eger from above.

Visiting Budapest

Budapest is one of the most beautiful European cities inviting tourists from all over the world. On one side of the Danube river there is Buda and on the other Pest. The Buda side is calm, with Buda Castle which is included in UNESCO list. You can visit the cellars of the castle where wine tastings are organised.

Trip to Hungary. Buda Castle and fishermen bastion

Buda Castle and Kings’ palace

Trip to Hungary. Parliament palace in Budapest

A view to Parliament palace from the Fishermen bastion

On Buda side, you can also find Rudas Thermal Baths – Gellert, Kiraly, Lukacs, Irgalmasok Veli Bej. Not far from the Gellert thermal baths you will find the luxurious Danubius Hotel Gellert.

On Pest side, there is Széchenyi, one of the biggest thermal baths in Europe. Once you are in Budapest it would be a sin not to enjoy one of the thermal baths there.

You can easily find a place to stay in Budapest as there are many hotels.

Trip to Hungary. Budapest market

If you have some time to spare, visit the central market of Budapest where you can buy some food. During the autumn season people come here to look for truffles that are growing in Hungarian forests.

Visiting Balaton, Tihany

Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. One of the most beautiful places here is Tihany. It is a village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Pininsula, with a spectacular view to the lake. The village is well maintained and quite authentic, there you can even find houses with reed roofs. If you have time, you can spend a night there enjoying the evening life of the village or even visit Heviz thermal lake nearby.

Trip to Hungary. Tihany village by Lake Balaton

Houses at Tihany village with white walls and reed roofs. You can stay at one of such houses during your trip.

Visiting Esztergom

On your way to Esztergom you can visit Veszprém and Pannonhalma areas. There are many places to visit in Veszprém one of which is Castle Hill with a nice view to the city. After Veszprém you can visit Pannonhalma and its spectacular Abbey with beautiful gardens and architecture.

Trip to Hungary. Pannonhalma Abbey

In the picture above you can see the Pannonhalma Abbey library.

Finally, you arrive at Esztergom which was the capital of Hungary for few centuries. The city is on the right bank of the river Danube, rich in history and architectural monuments, Royal Castle is one of them with a view to Dunajec. The Esztergom cathedral will also offer you a view to the city. If you decide to stay for a night or two, enjoy your dinner at Bazilika Allat Panzio hotel restaurant or even stay there. To relax you can at Szent István Swimming Pool thermal baths.

Trip to Hungary. Erzsebet

All these areas and cities are just a small part of Hungary. Only travelling around there you can discover more hidden gems and thermal baths are almost around every corner.

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