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Explore the Hungarian Countryside in Budapest

August 14, 2013 - 3:20pm
Guests on a senior travel tour can wander through the vast land of the Puszta in Hungary.

Hungary is full of culture and guests on a senior travel tour can immerse themselves in Budapest's countryside. With vast plains and wetlands, the Puszta is full of Hungary's finest natural sights.

Formed more than two millennia ago, the Puszta and Hortobagy National Park is well-preserved with visible evidence of its traditional uses still apparent. This is one of the best places to see how animals once roamed the wide stretches of open plains that spanned several thousand miles. The Hortobagy National Park is located in the eastern side of the country and is part of the Great Hungarian Plain.

Settlements surround the land to the south, east and west. Guests can cross the Nine Arch Bridge at Hortobagy, the longest stone bridge in Hungary. As one of Europe's largest expanses of protected prairie, the Puszta and Hortobagy National Parks cover more than 200,000 acres of land.

In the Puszta is Lake Tisza, the second largest water surface in Hungary. Islands, smooth water and huge bays pepper this body of water, and the lake is teeming  with wildlife.

The best river cruises will lead visitors through the winding waters of Europe and a stop at the Puszta is a must.