Hungary offers travellers a slice of classic, Central European grace and grandeur.

With cobbled streets, charming castles, magnificent concert halls and historic churches, Hungary is all class. But what might surprise travellers is that Hungary is also a burgeoning wine-producing region, home to bucolic villages, thermal lakes, steaming hot springs and markets filled with organic produce - what's not to love?  

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Tipping is generally expected by service workers in Hungary. A tip of around 10% is sufficient for taxi drivers, wait and hotel staff.

Travellers will be able to access the internet at cyber cafes and hotels in Hungary's cities. Regional and rural areas may have less internet access, but overall, Hungary is well connected to the web.

Mobile phone coverage is good in most parts of Hungary. Be sure to activate global roaming on your phone before leaving home if you wish to use your mobile.

Most toilets in Hungary are of the modern, flushable variety. Public toilets are quite scarce in Hungary and expect to pay a small fee when visiting, as is standard practice in many other Central European countries.

Slice of cake in a cafe = 300-400 HUF
Public transport ticket = 320 HUF
Bottle of local beer = 600 HUF
Bowl of hearty soup = 600 HUF
Simple fast food meal = 1,000-1,500 HUF
Three-course meal in a restaurant = 3000-10,000 HUF

The tap water in Hungary is considered safe to drink unless otherwise marked.

Major credit cards are usually accepted by large hotels, restaurants, boutiques and shops. Smaller retailers like family-run restaurants, market stalls and small shops may not accept credit cards, so always carry enough cash to cover smaller purchases.

Travellers will be able to find ATMs throughout most of Hungary, especially in large cities and regional towns.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 15 Mar Revolution Day
  • 14 Apr Good Friday
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday
  • 1 May Labour Day 
  • 5 Jun Whit Monday
  • 20 Aug Saint Stephen's Day
  • 23 Oct Republic Day
  • 1 Nov All Saints' Day
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec 2nd Day of Christmas

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Hungary go to:

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Travellers enjoy a local cafe in Hungary

How we're giving back

In Hungary, we stay in locally run accommodation including guesthouses, smaller-scale hotels and homestays in an effort to support the local economies. We also visit locally-run restaurants and markets where travellers will have opportunities to support local businesses and purchase handicrafts created by local artisans.