The Hungarian river cruises from The River Cruise Line give travellers the chance to see Hungary’s beautiful landscapes and cities from the comfort of a river cruise ship. Everything looks better from a River Cruise Line cruise ship.
Hungary is located in central Europe and is bordered by a total of seven countries, meaning it is completely landlocked. The nation is in the Carpathian Basin and has a population of just under 10 million people. Impressively, it is estimated that Hungary attracts over 10 million tourists a year with its key highlights: its capital city, Budapest, and the great Danube river. The River Cruise Line’s Danube river cruises are a great opportunity to spend a good chunk of your holiday in Hungary. These cruises also go through Germany and Austria, with one taking you as far as Romania.
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Hungary River Cruises
Guide to cruising in Hungary
One-third of the Danube's total length is in Hungary and this makes cruising on the Danube an ideal way to see this beautiful country, encountering a rich history along this major European river. There is much to experience about Hungarian culture, history and its people on a river cruise that would otherwise be missed.
No trip to Hungary would be complete without spending time in the capital city of Budapest. This is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with the Danube flowing right through it. Visitors can explore this city of two halves: the traditional ‘Buda’ and the more cosmopolitan ‘Pest’.
Great food and wine
Hungarian cuisine is very much dictated by regional traditions, but many of the best Hungarian restaurants in the major cities will incorporate the best of each region on one menu. Generally, this nation’s food features a significant amount of pork and ingredients such as sour cream, cabbage and potatoes are very common. Whatever the dish, you can almost guarantee it will be a hearty meal.
Hungary also produces some fantastic wines. Red wine lovers should look out for wine produced in the Villány region, while white wine fans can choose between something from the Lake Balaton or Somló regions.
Hungary offers visitors countryside of endless variety and is the perfect backdrop to relax as you are taken through the country. Complimenting this are the urban sections that you will see sat on the banks of the Danube – especially Budapest, which is a stunning sight as night falls.
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• Budapest has some great attractions to explore such as the Hungarian Opera House, the Hungarian Parliament building and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
• Witness a Puszta horse show in the town of Lajosmizse. You can see human skill and horse power come together in a spectacular live show performed in an open-air arena.