- The capital, Budapest, is absolutely magical. Divided by the Danube, both the hilly, older Buda and the more modern Pest offer unique charms. This is a city where 500-year-old Turkish monuments abut 2,000-year-old Roman ruins, where architectural styles run from medieval townhouses to Art Nouveau bathhouses.
- 1,000 mineral wells feeding hundreds of hot water spas.
- The rich musical tradition with classical concerts around every corner. Dvorak, Liszt, and Bartók were all Hungarian.
Things To See & Do
- Tour the huge, 200-room royal palace perched on a hill in Buda. Over in Pest one will find the Hungarian National Museum, with one of the largest collections of Old Master paintings in the world.
- Spend an afternoon at one of the gorgeous spas.
- Check out the jazz clubs springing up all over the city.
- Enjoy a private tour of Budapest’s State Opera House.
- Have a traditional Hungarian meal with a family at their home.