#01 PARLIAMENT, BUDAPEST

Take a tour of Hungary’s biggest building, an ornate riverside edifice which houses the Coronation Regalia.

Hungary parliament, Budapest© TTstudio/Shutterstock

#02 FESTIVALS

From village folk-dances to Budapest's mega-fest Sziget, Hungarians know how to party.

Things not to miss: Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary.© ZGPhotography/Shutterstock

#03 EGER

This atmospheric Uplands town is strewn with gorgeous Baroque architecture and boasts a castle which famously repelled Ottoman attack in 1552.

#03 EGER

#04 DANUBE BEND

Escape Budapest's muggy summer weather with a visit to one of the most enchanting stretches of the Danube near Szentendre.

#04 DANUBE BEND

#05 THERMAL BATHS, BUDAPEST

Wallow in hot thermal waters in one of Budapest’s grand historic baths

Things not to miss: Thermal baths, Budapest, Hungary.© momente/Shutterstock

#06 PÉCS

Explore the student bars by night and the town’s many historic treasures by day.

Things not to miss: Inside Cathedral of Pecs, Hungary.© Balazs Toth/Shutterstock

#07 WINE TASTING

Head to Badacsony for wonderful whites or Szépasszony for zesty red, Bull's Blood.

Things not to miss in Hungary: Vineyard in Badacsony, Hungary.© Zsolt Biczo/Shutterstock

#08 LAKE BALATON

The “Hungarian sea” offers oodles of entertainment: Siófok and Keszthely are just two of the resorts where you can sail, windsurf, slide or, of course, swim.

Sunset over Balaton lake, Hungary.© Botond Horvath/Shutterstock

#09 CASTLE HILL, BUDAPEST

You literally can’t miss this: the heart of the historic Buda side of the city.

#09 CASTLE HILL, BUDAPEST

#10 PAPRIKA

Revered as “red gold”, if there's one foodstuff that is synonymous with Hungarian cuisine, it’s paprika.

#10 PAPRIKA

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