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Hungary fuses old world charm with a modern sensibility. Nowhere is it more apparent than Budapest, the capital. The Danube River splits the city into two distinct parts – historic Buda and urbane Pest.
The Hungarian Parliament building, one of Budapest’s most recognizable landmarks, skirts the river. Take in its intricate detailing and see the Holy Crown that had been used to crown monarchs since the 12th century. The Castle Hill, a UNESCO-listed site, is packed with medieval monuments including the spectacular Buda Castle.
The city is as famous for its thermal baths as it is for its architecture. Take a dip in one of the many pools at Szechenyi, the largest thermal bath complex in the city, for a quintessential Budapest experience. The city’s thermal baths are fed by natural hot springs, and are housed in the most opulent settings – from ancient Ottoman bathing houses to sprawling 16th century palaces.
The Jewish Quarter of Budapest is packed with some of the city’s edgiest restaurants, including “ruin bars” in abandoned pre-war buildings. Just a short drive from the capital, Esztergom beckons with its historic gems such as the Esztergom Basilica, the oldest church in Hungary. Other attractions here include a 400-year-old mosque and the Christian Museum.
Our Hungary tours and cruises allow you to discover the country’s many highlights at your own pace. Soak in the beauty of the Danube, as you glide through its sparkling waters, and see historic cities such as Budapest from a different perspective. With knowledgeable guides and the opportunity to connect with like-minded travelers, YMT Vacations‘ affordable group tours to Hungary and beyond promise a fun and hassle-free experience.