As in much of Europe, you'll find Hungary's warmest weather and the biggest crowds in the summer months, particularly July and August. Travel in spring or fall, and you'll pay less for airfare and accommodations without sacrificing pleasant weather. Avoid winter, though, when skies are dreary, temperatures are chilly and some attractions may close for the season.
Hungary is affordable in comparison to much of Western Europe, but prices do rise in the peak summer season and over the winter holidays. Travel during the fall and spring shoulder seasons for lower hotel rates, and consider alternatives such as hostels or apartment rentals. To save on lunch, look for typical fast food offerings such as palacsinta (crepes) or langos (a fried flatbread with a variety of toppings).
Prague, Vienna and Budapest by David Guarino
Major Shore Excursions from Avalon Danube River cruise Budapest The ship arrived in Budapest in the morning and we were immediately impressed with the view from the riverbanks. It turned out that Budapest was our favorite place on the trip. In the morning we took the included the city introduction bus tour. We ... Read more!
Vantage Travel - Gateway to the Black Sea by Vic Garcia
Vantage Travel - Gateway to the Black Sea by Vic and Gennie Garcia My wife and I took this Vantage Deluxe World Travel river cruise as a means to see the Danube River and the five nations that are part of the watershed of the river. We had done a good bit of research on what different companies offered and we ... Read more!
Eastern Europe and Danube River Cruise, April 2011 by Tarheel72
• Background Information After many cruises we found we enjoyed smaller ships as opposed to the megaliners that are now in vogue. We wanted to see several European cities and decided a Danube River cruise would fit our needs and style the best. After research we narrowed it down to Tauck, AMA, Viking and ... Read more!
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