Hungary - The Danube Bend Walking Holiday
Discover the beguiling culture and beauty of Hungary with us. Like all of our guided group holidays, our trips to Hungary include return flights, guided transfers, hotel accommodation and a local, expert guide to lead us as we trek through this unforgettable country.
Located just north of Budapest and close to the historic city of Visegrád, the Danube bend is a natural curve in the river Danube, the main waterway running through Hungary. Believed to have been created by volcanic activity millions of years ago, this awe-inspiring natural wonder has drawn adventurers and nature lovers for centuries. The region surrounding the bend is covered in woodland and gently rolling hills, giving visitors incredible views of the river below. On our Hungary Walking Holiday, we’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with this beautiful landscape.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, Budapest is one of the most magnificent cities in Europe and the capital of Hungary. Originally two cities located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest, Budapest was unified in 1873. On our Hungary Walking Holiday, we’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the city’s fascinating history and explore the highlights with a panoramic city tour. Led by a local, expert guide, we’ll take in the glorious architecture of Hungary’s parliament building, the beautiful Crown Bridge and the gothic castle of Buda.
Visegrád is a small town located north of Budapest in the Danube Bend. One of Northern Hungary’s oldest cities, the historic city of Visegrád was the royal seat of Hungary until 1325. Visegrád is famous for the remains of the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the town’s medieval citadel. Because of the town’s close proximity to many great hiking trails, Visegrád is a popular spot among nature lovers. On our holidays to Hungary, we’ll be based in the town of Visegrád, allowing us easy access to some of the area’s most beautiful outdoor spots.
A popular mountainous region in the Transdanubian Mountains, popular with skiers during winter, and walkers and hikers during the remainder of the year. Our walks through the mountains will end in the small picturesque village of Pilisszentkereszt where we can experience the typical Hungarian way of life.
On all of our walking holidays to Hungary, we’ll be accompanied by a local walking guide each day. Throughout our trip, our guide will be there to give context to the places we visit, provide tips and answer any questions. We hand select the most experienced, friendly guides so that you can focus on enjoying the adventure.
Still a mainly rural country, Hungary is Europe at its most enchanting. Steeped in tradition and boasting a unique language, history, culture and architecture, visiting Hungary can feel like exploring farther afield. Plus, with impressive mountains, dense forest and the sparkling Danube river, it’s no wonder Hungary is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking for something a little different. On our Hungary Walking Holiday, we’ll explore some of the most incredible landscapes and geological features of the Visegrád Hills and Danube Bend. We’ll also enjoy some time to learn more about the region’s past with a day trip to visit Budapest and the city’s surrounding hills.
TD active Holidays include transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, excursions as specified and may include flights. All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book. Full details here.
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