TailormadeWhy not take a two centre break and combine your stay in Budapest with a holiday at Lake Balaton? The largest lake in central Europe, Lake Balaton is one of Hungary's most popular tourist destinations. Offering crystal-clear waters, sandy shores, fishing, paddle-boating and cycling amongst other activities, the lake is surrounded by elegant castles, quaint villages and beautiful landscapes. Less than an hour and a half from Budapest, you will welcome the fresh air and relaxing vibe!
Situated in the very heart of Europe, Hungary is a nation of just over ten million people. The country has an extraordinary wealth of thermal spas, and a beautiful capital, Budapest.
In the outlying country, gorgeous Baroque towns stand alongside ancient castles and fortresses. Explore the Transdanubia region and visit Lake Balaton, one of central Europe's largest lakes (known as 'the Hungarian Sea').
Equally stunning are the thickly forested Northern Uplands, and the beguiling landscape of the vast Great Plain, not to mention some of the grandest stretches of the romantic Danube River.
A Budapest will give you a chance to experience this wonderful city that is split into two. On the east side of the River Danube there is the largely flat area of Pest and on the west-bank is the hillier region of Buda, both of which were united in 1873 to form the vibrant capital that exists today.
Did you know?
László József Bíró was the Hungarian inventor of the ballpoint pen, or biro, to which he gave his name. • Other Hungarian inventions include the Rubik's Cube, the krypton electric bulb and BASIC, a pioneering computer programming language.