Hungary Travel, Tours, Backpacking & Gap Year

Hungary is a small country with a population of around 10 million people but it is a hidden gem with lots of places to visit and things to do. Sometimes Hungary is overlooked in favour of nearby countries but we highly recommend visiting. 

 
 

Adventure Tours, Backpacking Trips & Gap Year Programs in Hungary

Hungary Travel Guide

Get inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to travel, go backpacking or take a gap year in Hungary.

  • Area: 93,030 km2
  • Population: 10,034,000
  • Capital: Budapest
  • Country Code: 36
  • Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)
  • Time Zone: GMT + 1
  • Language: Hungarian (Magyar), German
  • Emergency Numbers: 107 Police, 104 Ambulance, 105 Fire

 

Top Reasons to Travel to Hungary

  • Experience a different culture
  • Tasty cuisine
  • Very cheap - you will get great value on accommodation and sightseeing activities
  • Rich history
  • Beautiful cities 
  • Spectacular nature
  • Amazing beaches - really! 

 

Best Places to Visit in Hungary

Looking for ideas for where to go? These are places you should add to your itinerary:

  • Budapest
  • Hévíz
  • Siófok
  • Győr
  • Sopron
  • Balatonfüred
  • Pécs
  • Eger
  • Debrecen
  • Szeged
  • Keszthely
  • Miskolc
  • Bük
  • Esztergom
  • Sárvár
  • Mosonmagyaróvár
  • Tihany
  • Szentendre
  • Kecskemét
  • Tata
  • Nyíregyháza

 

Travelling & Backpacking in Hungary

Tourism is growing steadily in Hungary and it is a good idea to visit before the crowds start arriving. There is good infrastructure in place for international visitors and many local people can converse in English which makes the experience easier. You will be able to explore the beautiful capital city of Budapest, see architecture, sample the local food and drink or visit Lake Balaton. 

 

Hungary Tours

Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide. We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank.

Most trips specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages. Typical group sizes are around 8-18 travellers with an average of 12 but this can vary between the tour and operator. On most tours you will travel overland in a private small tour van. For day trips and excursions sometimes you will use public transport.

 

Hungary City & Day Tours

Short for time? Want to see the highlights as quick as possible? There are day tours available to book in cities throughout the country like Budapest. Popular options include city tours where a local guide will usually show you the sights. These types of tours can be booked as part of a group or you can spend a little extra and get a private tour. Some city tours are totally free but you might be expected to give a tip.

 

How to Book

Thinking about making an enquiry or booking? Search our featured trips above or contact us for specific advice.