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Hungary is a beautiful country in Eastern Europe. Famous for its hundreds of thermal baths, Hungary is a popular choice among tourists. One of the oldest countries in Europe, Hungary has an incredibly rich history. Explore it by visiting many of Hungarian tourist attractions, including its capital city of Budapest, town of Eger located in northern Hungary, and many more. Become enchanted with the charming river of the Danube. Make your year unforgettable by having some of the best times Europe has to offer.

Should you travel to Hungary with MrShuttle?

Yes, you should travel to Hungary with MrShuttle. MrShuttle aims for the best possible experience for travelers. Our goal is to help you have wonderful vacations you will remember forever. We do not cut corners and put quality over quantity. There is no cutting corners where your experience is at the stake. What makes MrShuttle a good choice?

  • Door-to-door services. We believe that the key to a great experience is hassle-free transport. With our door-to-door transports, you will be taken care of from the beginning to the end of your experience. We pick you where you need to be picked up, and drop you where you want to be dropped off. 
  • English speaking guides and drivers. Language barriers can be a real problem. We don’t want for them to ruin your vacations. To protect you from unnecessary stress, MrShuttle provides you with the best English speaking guides and drivers available. This way, there will be no miscommunications. If you need something you can ask the driver at any moment. Guides will make your sightseeing extra delightful by providing you with cool and interesting facts and stories about Hungary. They are passionate experts at their jobs. Ask then anything!
  • Transparency. Our prices are fair and fixed, with no hidden costs. You can ask us about anything. For more info, look at frequently asked questions (FAQ) at the bottom of this page. Make sure to visit our blog. In case of any remaining unanswered questions, contact us directly. You can give us a phone call, write us an email, or use the chat line you can find on this very screen. We do our best to satisfy your needs.

What should you know before visiting Hungary?

While there are certain wonder and joy in spontaneous discovery, a smart traveler does not venture forth unprepared. Below, we prepared some basic useful information for anybody deciding to visit Hungary.

Do you need to speak Hungarian to visit Hungary? Is speaking English enough to get around in Budapest?

Hungarian is a very special and unique language. It sounds and works unlike any other! No knowledge of any other language will help you communicate in Hungarian. Luckily, you don’t have to. Nobody in Hungary expects the tourists to speak Hungarian. You will get around easily by speaking English. One word of advice from our customers is: maps and street names might look weird to you and trick you. Pay extra attention to them! Do not worry about hotels and restaurants. Menus are available in English and anybody related to tourism will communicate with you no problem.

 

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What is the weather in Hungary? When should you visit Hungary?

The weather in Hungary is temperate. The Mediterranean continental climate has 4 distinct seasons – spring, summer, fall, and winter. The average temperatures in Budapest Hungary are:

  • 12°C in spring
  • 23°C in summer
  • 13°C in fall
  • between 0 and -10°C in winter

The best times and worst times to visit Hungary are:

  • Spring and Autumn are the best time to visit the country because of the warm and comfortable weather. It is a perfect time to see the cities and enjoy many outdoor activities available, such as traditional Hungarian horse riding.
  • Summer is the most popular season favored by visitors. Hungary becomes crowded and sometimes uncomfortably hot, but it still is a great choice. This weather is perfect for jumping into a lake and swimming.
  • Winter can get cold and gloomy in Hungary. There are still many things to see in the cities, but many outdoor activities are suspended during the winter.

What are UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hungary?

We are often asked about heritage sites in Europe. For many travelers, they are a must see part of their journey. And that’s no surprise really! To become a World Heritage Site, a given landmark has to bring something beatiful, unique and universally wonderful to the world. If you can, dont miss your chance and see them when possible! There are 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hungary. The full list is:

How many thermal baths are in Hungary?

There are 220 thermal baths in Hungary. Hungary is very famous for its thermal baths. There are many baths and spas, including some of the biggest thermal baths in the world. Baths have always had an important place in Hungarian history. When you visit, you absolutely should get into a thermal bath! It is one of the greatest attractions in the region. Some of the most popular thermal baths in Hungary are:

  1. Széchenyi Baths
  2. Gellért Baths
  3. Király Baths
  4. Rudas Baths
  5. Veli Bej Baths
  6. Dandár Baths
  7. Lukács Baths

What are the best Hungarian cities and places to visit?

Budapest

Budapest is a great choice for anybody looking for a wonderful vacation destination. Hungarian capital sports more than 100 thermal baths alone. Additionally, it has countless landmarks, museums, and tourist attractions. If you can visit only one city, Budapest is the best choice by far. One of the largest and fastest developing cities in Europe, Budapest will not disappoint.

  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • The Chain Bridge
  • St Stephen’s Basilica
  • Szechenyi Spa Baths
  • Castle Hill
  • Great Synagogue
  • Parliament Building
  • Mosque of Pasha Qasim
  • Buda Castle Royal Palace
  • Danube River

Debrecen

Debrecen is the second-largest city in the country. Often called the Capital City of Hungarian Great Plain, Debrecen has a very special place in Hungarian Protestantism. It used to be the biggest Calvinist city in Europe. Only 2 hours from Budapest, visit Debrecen when you get a chance.

  • Reformed Great Church of Debrecen
  • Déri Museum
  • Csokonai Theatre
  • University Calvinist Church
  • Csokonai Memorial tomb
  • Pasti Street Synagogue

Esztergom

Esztergom is defined by its iconic enormous basilica. A beautiful city lying on the banks of the Danube, Esztergom is a quintessential example of Hungarian catholicism. 1000 years old, Esztergom offers a rich and wide history, architecture, and attractions to explore. Explore the crypts, churches and museums!

  • Esztergom Basilica
  • Castle Museum
  • Széchényi Square
  • Crypt
  • Christian Museum
  • Church of Saint Anne

Eger

Known for its amazing wine, Eger is one of the Hungarian tourist hot spots. Influenced by both Turkish and Christian cultures, Eger is a fascinating blend of traditions and architecture. Make sure to go wine tasting, horse riding, and biking! Especially great for those looking for early Christian sights.

  • Eger Castle
  • Winetasting
  • Basilica of Eger
  • Saint Bernát Church
  • Minaret

Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe and one of the best tourist destinations! Great choice for those wanting to spend as much time enjoying water, nature, forests and hills. Fans of history will also be excited to explore the historic Tihany village. Nearby vineyards also provide great wine that will help you relax after a day full of adventure.

  • Tihany Town
  • Héviz Spa
  • Lake caves
  • Vineyards

Gyor

Close to Slovakian and Austrian borders, Gyor is a very popular town between Vienna and Budapest. Because of its location, many people choose to stop here during their trips. And there is much to see there! Called the City of the Rivers, Gyor is worth visiting.

  • Bishop’s Castle and Palace
  • Benedictine Church
  • City Art Museum
  • Széchenyi Pharmacy Museum

Aggtelek National Park

Aggtelek National Park is one of the most famous places in the country. A world heritage site, known for its massive complex of 280 caves, including the largest stalactite cave in Europe: the Baradla Cave! Some of the caves have special properties, such as Peace Cave that helps people suffering from asthma.

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