Hungary Tours & Trip Packages

Hungary Tours & Trips

377 Hungary trips. Tours from 29 tour companies. 1,018 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.

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Imperial Europe
By Trafalgar
preferred
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their travelers enjoy 24/7 travel expertise and dedicated service throughout the trips - everything is taken care of.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
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Themes

50 plus, Cultural, Education / Learning, Small Ship Cruise

What travelers are saying

"Absolutely amazing! Trafalgar Tours did not leave any stones unturned. We saw as much as they could possibly show us in limited time."

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Danube Bike & River Cruise: Budapest to Prague
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Budapest, Prague

Highlights

  • Unpack once, then bike and boat along the Danube in four countries and three cultural capitals—all on one trip.
  • Follow the car-free and scenic Danube and EuroVelo 6 bike paths in this bicycle-friendly region.
  • Enjoy an exclusive Viennese concert with the music of Strauss and Mozart.
  • Choose to be as active or relaxed as you wish from our menu of cycling routes and walking tours.
  • Visit one of the oldest breweries in the world in Weltenburg.

Themes

Cultural, Cycling & Biking, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"This was the first organized tour my husband and I have ever joined, so we were not sure what to expect , but it turned out to be the best vacation we've ever had. The scenery and food were amazing. We stayed in beautiful hotels. Most of the riding was on paved bike paths so we hardly ever had to deal with car traffic. Our leaders, Andrea and Martin, were funny, informative , and so helpful. We are already planning to go back to Italy with VBT this summer."

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The Beautiful Blue Danube
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Visits

Bratislava, Budapest, Passau

Highlights

  • CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS Tour the major capital cities along the Danube
  • Bask in the idyllic landscapes of the Wachau Valley
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED: Imperial Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace, the former summer residence for the Hapsburg monarchs, with splendid gardens and lavish rooms
  • Budapest, 2000 years of history

Themes

50 plus, Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel, Family Friendly, Small Ship Cruise

What travelers are saying

"Summary over a cruise on the Haute Seine and Yonne on a barge. As seasoned cruisers, knowing well all aspects of cruising on seas and rivers, we had no experience about traveling on a barge in a canal. It was also time to overcome this lack. A number of companies offer this kind of cruising on barge with 8 to 16 passengers, however very often at exorbitant prices. Luckily, we discovered that the company CroisiEurope offers one week cruise on various canals in Europe, at very decent price, especially considering that all is inclusive (full board, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and all excursions) on modern barges with a maximum of 22 passengers. We opted for the barge Ms Deborah, which cruises on the canal de la Loire, with the Briare to Nevers’ route. We were looking forward to this itinerary because the proposed excursions particularly suited us. Unfortunately, only a few days before departure, we were informed that due of a lack of water in the Loire canal the Ms Deborah was switched over to the Haute Seine and Yonne for a new itinerary from Paris to Sens. Despites the fact that this new itinerary didn’t really meet our desires, especially the excursions, we decided to accept the change. Our group of 6 persons from Switzerland was very warmly greeted by all members of the crew when arriving on the quai de Grenelle in Paris where we see the MS DEBORAH for the first time, our floating home for the week. With its two dominating colours blue and white, it is difficult not to fall in love with this beautiful small ship. We were invited immediately for the welcome cocktail during which we met officially the crew and the other six individual passengers originating from New Zealand, England and the USA. With less time than it needs to tell, the relation between us was created, so that everyone felt part of a bunch of friends knowing each other for long time. There is no need to present here the MS Deborah itself, as this is already thoroughly done on the Cruise Critic page. The crew of 6 persons is composed of a captain, a sailor, a cruise director, a chef, a waitress and a cabin hostess who put all their efforts to satisfy the passengers and offer them the best possible service. The captain as well as the sailor are always trying to make passengers at ease, answer questions or even bring a drink. The lady cruise director is omnipresent, taking care of the passengers better than a mother hen would do. The talented young French chef aims to produce dishes which please everybody. His outstanding sauces and excellent desserts should be particularly praised. However, referring to comments we made during a cruise on the Seine Princess two years ago, we cannot understand that why today it is not possible to offer the choice of a light buffet at lunch instead a three or even four course menu! The always smiling and friendly Hungarian waitress was very caring and attentive, without forgetting the cabin hostess doing a great job in the cabins, the public spaces and even the kitchen. It wouldn’t be fair to name a single person as all members of the crew, without any exception, do all they can to make the cruise unforgettable. Our one-week cruise on the barge Ms Deborah enables us today to make the following comments: ~ a cruise on a barge cannot be compared to any other kind of cruise ~ despite all the comfort offered on modern barge, one must be very aware that life on board happens at a restraint space, requiring therefore much flexibility and understanding in all aspects from all passengers ~ in our case, being only 12 passengers, we had the opportunity to take our meals on the terrace. We also never had the feeling that the boat was overcrowded. This can be different when the ship is full, especially by bad weather ~ the state of mind between the passengers who are mostly of foreign nationalities, who don’t know each other and don’t speak French, must function well right from the beginning ~ if the interrelation works, it is difficult to find a more relaxing and enjoyable way of travelling ~ the success on a barge is mainly due on the quality of its crew. Ms Deborah’s crew members have quickly created a family spirit on board, showing also that they genuinely like what they do ~ excursions can play a major role in choosing an itinerary. Not speaking French or English can be a handicap Do we recommend to do a cruise on a barge? Yes, definitively! It’s affordable, the atmosphere on board is unique, the routes can be very interesting. In our case, this second try with CroisiEurope gives them a better note."

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Prague to Budapest Ride
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a wide range of trip styles, Exodus caters to every type of traveler out there- even those with specific interests from cycling to winter hiking.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Budapest, Prague, Vienna

Highlights

  • Cycle along rivers, through forests and national parks
  • Discover four history-steeped countries
  • Enjoy Central European culture, cuisines, wines and beers

Themes

Cultural, Cycling & Biking

What travelers are saying

"Excellent trek doing the Tour du Mont Blanc (camping trip). I have done a number of Exodus trips in the past and all have been brilliant. This one was no exception, well run, exceptional staff and a great itinerary!"

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Highlights of Eastern Europe (Vienna, Summer, Classic)
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
They really care about everyone's individual needs on each tour and they have an incredible attention to detail.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Budapest: Stroll through the alleys of the Old Town of Buda with a Local Expert.
  • Kraków: The medieval heart of Krakow is rich in legend, a kind of Polish Camelot. Join your Local Expert for an in-depth exploration of this historic Holy Grail.Cross the former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz to Podgórze and see the Ghetto Square.
  • Kraków: Visit the cathedral atop Wawel Hill, see the castle and look for the iconic dragon, accompanied by your Local Expert.
  • Kraków: Visit the 14th-century St. Mary's Basilica, the most important church in the city.
  • Auschwitz: Experience a powerful and moving visit, with a Local Expert. See the Auschwitz memorial and museum, which bears witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.
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Themes

50 plus, Cultural

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Danube Bike & River Cruise: Prague to Budapest
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Budapest, Prague

Highlights

  • Unpack once, then bike and boat along the Danube in four countries and three cultural capitals—all on one trip.
  • Follow the car-free and scenic Danube and EuroVelo 6 bike paths in this bicycle-friendly region.
  • Sail through the scenic Danube Gorge to the Weltenburg Abbey.
  • Choose to be as active or relaxed as you wish from our menu of cycling routes and walking tours.
  • Enjoy an exclusive Viennese concert with the music of Strauss and Mozart.

Themes

Cultural, Cycling & Biking, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"This was the first organized tour my husband and I have ever joined, so we were not sure what to expect , but it turned out to be the best vacation we've ever had. The scenery and food were amazing. We stayed in beautiful hotels. Most of the riding was on paved bike paths so we hardly ever had to deal with car traffic. Our leaders, Andrea and Martin, were funny, informative , and so helpful. We are already planning to go back to Italy with VBT this summer."

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Best of Central Europe
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They're highly committed to sustainable tourism and contribute to crucial initiatives like climate action, focusing on local cultures and more.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Auschwitz, Budapest, Krakow, Prague, Vienna

Highlights

  • Stay in old-school style while supporting a social cause during your time in Vienna. The city’s quirky Magdas Hotel is committed to helping local refugees earn a living through employment.
  • Embark on a hike through the lesser known but no less stunning Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. With a range of trails available, you’ll be high above the valley floor admiring the vistas in no time.
  • See the classic Polish cities of Wroclaw and Krakow and feel the emotional wallop of a sobering visit to nearby Auschwitz.
  • Discover the magical Cesky Krumlov on a guided tour around town with your small group, passing by medieval buildings, verdant countryside and the flowing Vltava River.
  • Get the low-down on Budapest’s classic charm, café culture, and eclectic neighbourhood vibes during your time here. Have you actually been to Budapest if you didn’t go to a ruin bar?
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Themes

Cultural, High Adventure, Local Immersion & Homestays

What travelers are saying

"Fantastic! I got to see a lot of Kenya. Not just the animals but also the people and their cultures. We had a group of 10 (plus the Intrepid crew) which was just right. Everyone got along and helped each other with chores, We all had a love of adventure and positive attitude, Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and our meals were really nice. I loved everything about it and I highly recommend this trip."

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European Christmas Markets featuring Prague, Vienna & Budapest - 2024
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
With a history that spans back to 1918, they have unparalleled expertise in the guided tour industry and can cater to all types of travelers.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, Vienna

Highlights

  • Learn the secrets of Viennese confectionary during a candy making demonstration.
  • Dine at the famous Marchfelderhof, an iconic restaurant with a rich Viennese tradition.
  • Experience the most famous Hungarian wine region visiting one of the best wine estates.
  • Tour the majestic Prague Castle.
  • Visit 5 different countries filled with the holiday spirit.
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Themes

Cultural

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Hungary Reviews & Ratings

4.6/5  Excellent
1,018  Reviews
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Imperial Europe

This trip was an excellent experience. This was my first trip to Europe and I was a bit apprehensive due to the language barrier. However I was surprised to see how ...

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Sandra Smith

Jul 2024

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Imperial Europe

It’s a great way to see a country and also see small businesses tgat Trafalgar partners with.

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Cynthia Dethlefsen

Jul 2024

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Imperial Europe

It was a wonderful choice of cities and activities. I think it should be more widely known that the itinerary is ambitious. It seeks to accomplish a lot in a short a...

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Maria Castaneda Espinoza

Jul 2024

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Imperial Europe

The itinerary covered the most important parts of the countries we visited. It was an amazing trip.

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Kelly Krause

Jul 2024

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Imperial Europe

I Loved everything we saw and did on the Imperial Europe Tour. Nothing disappointed me. I would love to give a HUGE Shout out to Dean and Georgie. They are a great ...

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Hungary Tour Selection Trips

  • Hungarians have a very strong connection to their past, even when it’s not personally remembered. A common phrase is “more was lost in Mohacs.” Meaning that a battle in the 1500’s, in which a severe defeat was suffered, was more significant than what might be going wrong in your life today
  • The city of Budapest was modeled after Paris’ city planning, and is very easy to navigate
  • You are visiting a country in Central Europe. Not Eastern Europe. Many still vividly remember harsh times under communism and the term “Eastern” is not favorable
  • Budapest is a great base to have as there are a number of day trips well worth doing. Statue Park, the town of Szentendre, even wine country are all within a few hours from the city.
  • As with most trips, it’s worth learning a few basic words and phrases. In Hungarian, the word for “hello” is “szia” (plural is "sziasztok") and thank you is “koszonom.” There is no actual one word for “please” in the Hungarian language. The closest in translation is “Kerem,” but you will more commonly hear “Tessek.”

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Where is Hungary? 

Hungary is a Central European country sharing its borders with many Eastern and Central European countries including Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Due to Hungary’s central location, you can see influences from all of these countries throughout Hungary. 

What is the Weather Like in Hungary? 

Hungary is home to a typical four-season climate. Summers in Hungary are dry and on average between 75 and 85 degrees. The summers can be humid so watch out for an occasional thunderstorm during the late afternoon. 

The spring and fall see more rain and cooler temperatures. The weather during the winter in Hungary depends on where you are. In the mountains, you can see some snow and face strong winds called bora. In the cities, you may see less snow but the temperatures can still be very cold. 

What to Pack for Hungary

Similar to other Central European such as Austria and Slovakia, what time of the year you are visiting will dictate what you put in your suitcase. During the summer, make sure to bring plenty of shorts, tank tops, and hats. The Hungarian sun can get warm so make sure to pack some sunscreen. 

If you’re visiting during the shoulder seasons, layers are the best. Packing a rainjacket, sweaters, and pants will best protect you from those rainy days and strong winds. Budapest is a great place to visit during the winter to experience the Christmas Markets. When visiting during the winter make sure to pack warm clothes, scarves, and hats to keep you warm when you are looking for that mulled wine. 

Another essential piece of clothing you shouldn’t forget when visiting Hungary is a bathing suit, no matter the season. Yes, you can wear a swimsuit in Budapest in January! Budapest is built on hot springs and many of the bathhouses are open year-round for you to relax.  

What is the Currency in Hungary? 

Hungary uses the Forint (HUF). You will find that some places do accept the Euro, but it’s best to stick with the Forint as it is easier and may seem rude if you use another currency. 

You’ll be able to find plenty of ATMs in Budapest and the other major cities around Hungary. Most restaurants and stores take a card. If you visit the Grand Market in Budapest, it’s best to bring along some cash as some stands may not take a card. 

Getting Around Budapest

Budapest is at the center of Hungarian life. Most tours of Hungary will start and end in Budapest. This means you need to know how to get around this city that is bisected by the Danube River

Budapest is a large city; however, you can easily get around by walking. There are plenty of tree-lined streets to protect you from the sun and many of the sites are located near each other If you are traveling a long distance you can hop on continental Europe’s oldest metro or take one of the many above-ground trams. 

Be very wary of taxis in Budapest. There have been issues with taxi drivers overcharging tourists. When hailing a cab on the street double-check the company or even better, call a reputable taxi company for a pickup. Uber was banned from Budapest, but there are one or two other mobile app options you may be able to find. 

Common Phrases in Hungarian 

Hungarian is one of the hardest languages for English-speakers to pick up. Magyar (the actual term for the language spoken in Hungary) is completely different than the languages spoken in the surrounding countries. Magyar is a Finno-Ugric language which means it is a combination of some Asian dialects along with Finnish and Estonian languages. 

There are 44 letters in the alphabet, 14 of which are vowels. To make things even more difficult some letters are a combination of 2-3 letters. Hungarian also has some extreme formation rules you will need to pay attention to. While this seems quite daunting, there are some phrases you can remember to get you by during your visit: 

  • Szia/Sziasztok (see-ya/see-ya-stock) - hello (to one person); hello (multiple people)
  • Jo napot (yoh nah-poht) - Good day or good morning
  • Viszontlatasra (vee-sont-lah-tash-rah) - Good bye
  • Igen (eeghen) - Yes
  • Nem (nehm) - No
  • Koszonom (kew-sew-newm) - Thank you
  • Hogy vagy? (hodj vodj) - How are you?

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