Hungary

Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe, with the Danube River bisecting its historic capital, Budapest, the city of lights.

Budapest’s cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda’s medieval Castle Hill , the 19th-century Chain Bridge and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue, the Hungarian Parliament building and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

Turkish and Roman influence on Hungarian culture includes the popularity of mineral baths which locals swear by for their healing properties and also attract visitors from far and wide. One of Budapest’s nicknames is the City of Spas because there are so many natural warm spring waters running under the city.

Hungary’s countryside includes some of the most beautiful scenery to be found anywhere in Eastern Europe. In fact, wherever you are in Hungary, you’re never far from spectacular mountains and lakes, beautiful river scenes (the Danube runs right through the country from north to south), and lush valleys.

For wine lovers, Tokaj is one of the country’s best-known regions, offering plenty for wine lovers to enjoy. Home to the famous Tokaji Aszu – a sweet dessert wine – the area is best known for its white wines and beautiful scenery.