Hungary

Millennia of occupiers have left their mark on Hungary: Roman ruins, Turkish baths, Baroque castles, and monuments of the nomadic Magyar. Let your senses transport you through the centuries, from folk dance and opera houses, to the thermal baths at Lake Héviz, to a Budapest café where a gypsy violinist serenades over a dinner of paprika goulash.

Tours & Packages to Hungary

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Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Hungary? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Budapest
Population: 9.818 million
Currency: Hungarian forint (HUF)
Languages: Hungarian
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: CET (UTC +1)

Weather

May through September are the best months to visit Hungary. The cultural season is active and temps are mild. Fall and spring are worth a visit as well, although temps drop around 20 degrees. 

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months.

U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Hungary for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

Booked on one of our packages with Scheduled Dates? If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Shopping

Items to watch for are embroidered peasant wedding clothing, such as vests or skirts, linens with embroidered illustrations and Hungarian script (red on black designs are authentic- you'll find them at stores that sell antiques), porcelain, peasant-style Korond pottery, lace, dolls, wine, carpets, wooden items, copper and brassware, medicinal tonics, paprika, old prints, maps and photographs, antiques (keep the receipts to show customs). 

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no special health requirements or precautions to take when visiting Hungary.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Power & Adapters

230 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world

Tipping

Tip waiters 15-20% and taxi drivers 10%. Tip Gypsy musicians 100-200 Ft.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I take my cell phone?

    See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.