Sunil Metcalfe

Hungary Travel Expert

A country as diverse as it is beautiful, Hungary never ceases to amaze us. Cities steeped in history and clad in antiquated charm, countrysides full of folklore and a developing cuisine that commands attention; on a luxury vacation in Hungary, ease into life in this most unpretentious of destinations. A unique blend of east meets west which permeates through every aspect of its culture, it really is something quite extraordinary.

Sunil Metcalfe

Hungary Travel Expert

Hungary Highlights

A treasure trove of cultural riches, wander amongst Budapest’s art nouveau bathhouses, Bereg’s medieval townhouses and Aquincum’s Roman ruins and discover all that Hungary has to offer.

Explore Hungary

MORE ABOUT HUNGARY

Sitting plump in the center of Europe, Hungary has been a historical confluence of regimes and styles. Its rolling countryside is festooned with fairytale castles and gothic manses, while its capital – bustling, boisterous Budapest – plays home to the region’s best nightlife and some of the most luxurious hotels in Europe, making it an endlessly surprising destination for your next lxurury European vacation.

Private tours to Budapest

TOUR THE BEAUTY OF BUDAPEST

Hugging the banks of the blue Danube, Budapest offers up a storied history, trailblazing cuisine, opulent architecture, and some of the best bars and eateries this side of the Hacienda. Fit for undiscovered fun and restorative luxury, the city’s urban patchwork incorporates its Warsaw-Pact, Soviet heritage – including its House of Terror Museum, or Terror Háza Múzeum -, Ottaman opulence, and Austro-Hungarian classicism.

Explore the best bars and restaurants in Hungary

WHAT TO DO WITH RUINS

The city has devised some truly imaginative solutions to its disused and unfilled urban spaces. Romkocsma, or ‘ruin bars,’ are the name of its many atmospheric and often wild late-night spaces – perfect for a night-cap among faded graffiti and blushing neon on a warm summer night. If you fancy something finer, the city also has a bustling hand in haute cuisine, including Costes – the first restaurant in the city to be awarded a prestigious Michelin star. World-class luxury rubs shoulders with subway revelry.

Explore the two halves of Budapest

A CITY OF TWO HALVES

Budapest is – properly speaking – two cities blurred into one. The Danube is the dividing line between the hilly, historic Buda and the thriving, bustling subwaypolis of Pest. Join a private guide on a tour from the opulent and decorative castle down, across the famous Chain Bridge, and on to the splendour of the nation’s parliament (its red roof and piercing white towers cutting into the sky), and the jam-packed nest of artisanal eateries, beguiling bars, and boisterous contemporary art galleries. The Budapest Art Factory – a massive, modern art gallery – dominates the river, while little Varfok Gallery gives an insight into the live-wire of Hungarian contemporary art.

Hungary Highlights

A treasure trove of cultural riches, wander amongst Budapest’s art nouveau bathhouses, Bereg’s medieval townhouses and Aquincum’s Roman ruins and discover all that Hungary has to offer.

Sleep in the best hotels in Hungary

HOTELS IN HUNGARY

Like its other central European neighbors, Hungary has been a historic meeting-point for the East and West - giving its luxury hotels and private accommodations a diverse and visually astonishing feeling. The dominance of fairy-tale castles and gnarled spires adds another edge to its already glamorous appeal.

The best luxury hotels in Hungary

A LUXURY PLACE TO REST YOUR HEAD

The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham, by far our favorite and the best luxury hotel in Budapest, exudes elegance and old-world glamor. Its art deco interiors and conintental dining serve its spread of opulent guest rooms. The word of the day is - definitely - decadence, where authentic Hungarian luxury meets modern comfort and convenience. Catch us at the bar.

Private dinners in Hungary

THE BEST PLACE TO REST

The Gresham Palace lays by the gentle waters of the River Danube, nestled among its leafy streets and art nouveau landmarks. Being only half an hour from the local airport also makes it an ideal hotel for a last-minute city break.

  • Population Population 9,818,000
  • Capital Capital Budapest
  • Language Language Hungarian
  • Currency Currency Forint
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT +1 | ET +6
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Venture out of Budapest to Holloko, where folk culture is still very much alive. Join in the party and dance along in a tanchazak dance house to traditional music."

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