Learn More About Hungary Tours
Central to any Hungary tour is Budapest, the country capital. It actually used to be two cities on each side of the Danube River: Buda is the older section, with cobbled streets and medieval buildings, and Pest is the commercial center. Of course, today it is one capital city that continues to straddle the famous Danube. Small islands on the river, with recreational parks, shopping centers and discos, are also considered part of Budapest proper.
City sightseeing tours typically take visitors down elegant Andrassy Avenue; adjacent to this large boulevard are the State Opera House, City Park, Heroes' Square and many lovely palaces. Other sights include the thermal baths and the world's second-largest Jewish synagogue.
Shoppers have a field day on a Hungary tour that takes them to Budapest, with its many options, including the Great Market Hall. Browse here for native foods and interesting souvenirs, such as paprika, caviar and a Hungarian wine called Tokaji. Another must-visit for shopping fans: the WestEnd City Center, among Europe's largest shopping mall.