#01 PARLIAMENT, BUDAPEST

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

#02 FESTIVALS

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

#03 EGER

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

#04 DANUBE BEND

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

#05 THERMAL BATHS, BUDAPEST

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

#06 PÉCS

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

#07 WINE TASTING

Head to Badascony for wonderful whites or Szépasszony for zesty red, Bull’s Blood.

#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.

#09 CASTLE HILL, BUDAPEST

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

#10 PAPRIKA

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

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