Discover the lesser-known Danube beyond Budapest sailing from the Black Sea revealing the dramatic riverscapes that connect the countries and capitals once behind the ‘iron curtain’
The jewel in Hungary’s crown is its capital, Budapest, built strategically around the Danube. Arts and many beautiful buildings testify to the city’s close connections with Paris, Vienna and Berlin. Explore this peculiarly split city and the surrounding areas with us and discover Hungary’s treasures.
The capital is split into two distinct areas: the castle area of Buda and the more diverse Pest.
Buda is made up of unspoilt townhouses and bastions, the Royal Palace complex and the Hungarian National Gallery. Pest offers grand boulevards, the opera and the glorious parliament building, with its striking Neo-Gothic façade and sculpted figures of Hungarian kings, princes and historical notables. Combine the two and you have a very cosmopolitan city filled to the brim with history, culture and the arts.
Architecture in the capital ranges from Neo-Renaissance right through to Art Nouveau. There are also many architectural treats further along the Danube’s valley, particularly fortified churches and castles. Further afield, bordering Austria, you’ll find Sopron with its medieval city walls, Gothic churches and Baroque and Renaissance palaces.
Hungary is filled to the brim with riches but three particular highlights include Lake Balaton, Balatonfüred – perfect for wine connoisseurs – and Herend, where the story of Hungarian porcelain and its famous butterfly and flower pattern is revealed.
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Weather & Climate
Hungary has a mild continental climate. There are four distinct seasons, with a very warm summer from June to August where temperatures can rise to as high as 35°C.
When to go
Spring and autumn are mild and a good time to visit rural areas; city breaks are enjoyable at any time of year.
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Vienna and the Danube are inextricably linked with a fine musical heritage – a mini-cruise from Vienna to Budapest and Bratislava enjoying a special music and sightseeing programme
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The classic Danube cruise through Austria, Slovakia & Hungary, visiting Vienna and its palaces, Melk Abbey, Dürnstein, Bratislava, the Puszta, Budapest and Esztergom Basilica