Hungary Holidays 2022/2023

Hungary takes pride of place in central Europe, and has a thriving nightlife scene. No matter how you like to holiday, there’s something for everyone - with activities ranging from spas to cruises…Hungary is your oyster!

Hungary Holiday Deals 2022/2023

Hungry in Hungary?

Diets will go out of the window in Hungary – meats, dairy and cheeses feature heavily in typical Hungarian dishes. Spices are a key ingredient for many traditional dishes, especially Goulash. Goulash is a mix between a soup and a stew, packed with beef, carrots, potatoes and plenty of spices. 

 

For those with a sweet tooth, you won’t be disappointed! Marzipan is Hungary’s delicacy and has been made there since the 1930s. It’s a sweet treat made from ground almonds and sugar, and can be found all throughout the country. There’s even a marzipan museum in Budapest where you can watch the delight being made. 

 

Beer isn’t one of Hungary’s specialties, and any of the options produced in the country are more affordable than they are tasty. Though Hungary isn’t big in the beer scene, it sure makes up for it when it comes to wine. There are 22 wine regions in Hungary – the most famous being Tokaj in the northeast of the country.


Currency: HUF Hungarian Forint

Language: Hungarian

Flight Time: Approx. 2.5hrs

Time Difference: GMT+1

Population: Approx. 9.6m

Rest and Relaxation

Did you know that Hungary is home to the most thermal baths anywhere in the world? There’s more than 1,300 in Budapest alone! Hungary tops the leaderboard when it comes to spas – with the world’s largest thermal lake, Lake Héviz, and Europe’s largest spa, Szechenyi Thermal Bath. 

 

During the day, the spas and thermal baths have a relaxing atmosphere. Locals gather around floating chess boards and enjoy each other’s company. But after dark, things start to liven up! At the Lukacs Bath, there’s a mix of laser beams, trance music and steaming hot mineral-rich waters, while over at Aquaworld, you can enjoy a wave pool and 11 waterslides!

Historic Halls

Hungary has a long list of folk traditions just waiting to be explored. In the 60s the first folk dance halls were opened in Budapest, also known as ‘dance houses’, and you can still visit authentic versions of these today. 

 

If you’re visiting in February, you’ll get the chance to experience first hand the Buso festivities in the Hungarian town of Mohács. The festival is a celebration that brings locals together and is steeped in history. There’s also plenty of activities to get stuck into during your visit, falconry to Matyó embroidery.

Exciting Architecture

Everywhere you look in Hungary there’s a beautiful building whether it’s towering churches to fascinating ruins. But with so many different influences, it feels like no two buildings are the same. There’s Roman ruins, medieval townhouses, baroque churches and art nouveau bathhouses.