A country of charm and splendour, Hungary has a great deal to offer with luxurious thermal baths, ancient tombs, Turkish monuments, beautiful buildings and numerous World Heritage Sites. Hungary’s true gem is its capital, Budapest. Sitting on the banks of the romantic River Danube it is often referred to as the ‘pearl of the Danube’ and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Budapest straddles both banks of the River Danube with seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridge which connects ancient Buda on the right bank and Pest on the left. Highlights include the grand neo-Gothic parliament building and the large hilltop castle complex with the turreted Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church.
The cruise travels through great stretches of dense alluvial woodlands, rolling hills and luscious grasslands before reaching the dramatic Iron Gates Pass. Dotted along the Danube’s banks are the charming riverside towns of Pecs and Kalocsa. Kalocsa is a charming Hungarian town known for its paprika production; it is dominated by its majestic Archbishop’s Palace, a baroque style monument built in the 1760’s. Other sights in Kalocsa include Archbishops Cathedral standing in the Holy Trinity Square and the paprika museum.
Discover the dramatic scenery and landscapes of Hungary on a river cruise.