There are many different ways to get to Hungary, but the quickest one is to buy a flight ticket to Hungary. Aeroflot operates direct flights to Hungary (duration: about 3 hours) that land at Ferenc Liszt International Airport, situated 16 km from Budapest. The most affordable option is to buy a round-trip ticket. Please note that the best deals on flights to Hungary tend to sell out quickly, so we recommend booking tickets in advance.
Hungary is a small-sized country in Central Europe. Thanks to its fortunate location at the crossroads of trade routes, cultures and traditions, the country has always been at the heart of the most important European events.
Among Hungary’s incredible number of holiday options are mediaeval castles, thermal baths and amazing natural beauty, all of which works tremendously well either for a family tour or for a romantic getaway weekend.
Budapest welcomes its guests with an exceptional blend of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, as well as the warmest hot springs in Europe. Outside the capital city, travellers can visit lavender fields on the Tihany Peninsula, the honey vineyards of Tokay and the mediaeval streets of Hollókő. There are so many marvels here that UNESCO has acknowledged eight of them as World Heritage Sites.
Hungarian cuisine merits separate mention with its dishes full of aromatic spices and the piquant savour of paprika. Try the famous soups: goulash and the fisherman’s soup halaszle, and don’t miss the gourmet foie gras! Hungary is the only country in the world, except France, with permission to cook goose liver this way.
The culinary trademark of the country, however, is its desserts: strudels, Gundel crêpes and the monarch of sweets — marzipan. The Hungarian confectioners make such artful sweet figures out of it that there is even a Marzipan Museum in Budapest.
Apart from gourmet souvenirs, you can buy crystal, porcelain, Kalocsa embroidery and Halas lace as gifts from Hungary.
The climate is moderately continental, which means that it is cool in the winter (just above zero) and the hottest month is July, when the average temperature climbs to +25 °C during the day. It is best to choose June, August or September for travelling.