If you’re craving luxury travel that involves the rich history and charm of Europe, but with a delightfully different feel, put Hungary on your must-see list. As one of Europe’s oldest countries, this destination delights visitors with its architectural wonders dating back centuries. The Baroque Palace complex Buda Castle tops the list of must-see sites, and dates back to 1265.

Wander the cobblestone streets that surround the Hungarian Parliament Building, a visually arresting structure situated on the eastern bank of the Danube, and spend some time exploring the Hungarian National Museum’s collection of Old Masters paintings (said to be one of the largest in the world). Here, you’ll also find intriguing works of art and artifacts that touch on Hungary’s history but represent places that are no longer located within its borders—like Transylvania.

For a little R&R, go for a soak in a Hungarian bath in Budapest, the “city of spas.” Spa culture is huge here, and has been for a long time—it’s said that Roman settlers discovered the health benefits of the area’s thermal spring water, and many of the opulent baths built in the 16th and 17th centuries (during Ottoman rule) are still used today. You’ll also find opportunities to explore or kick back at Lake Balaton, a major holiday destination flanked by wineries and high-end resort towns. Baradla Cave is sure to delight adventurous vacationers, Bukk Mountain and National Park bring the beauty with endless shades of forest green, and no matter where you travel in Hungary, you’ll find plenty of delectable foods to try (goulash and somlói galuska are musts) and music at every turn. Let us help you discover the magic of this European gem—contact us to start planning your luxury travel to Hungary today.


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