Known as the Pearl of the Danube, Budapest is the perfect introduction to the beautiful country of Hungary. A gem of Central Europe, Hungary has a unique culture and some of the grandest architecture in the region.
Budapest is one of the truly great cities of Europe, where elegant buildings and boulevards line the banks of the Danube River. Take a boat trips to see the sights or cross the Chain Bridge for views of the Parliament Building and the Castle District. In Statue Park you can find many old Communist-era monuments, and one unmissable activity is a soak in the hot thermal baths. Out of the city, Hungary contains some outstanding sites such as the Renaissance-era Hédervár Castle and the beautiful town of Gyor.