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Landlocked Hungary sits at the heart of Europe, its position and extensive railway infrastructure making it an ideal destination for inclusion on a bespoke holiday with GRJ independent.
Whilst Hungary's landscapes may not be quite as varied and dramatic as those of some of its immediate neighbours, the country is naturally beautiful nonetheless. The Great Hungarian Plain dominates just over fifty percent of the country to the east, a vast expanse of flat, fertile lowlands dotted with a number of interesting spa towns.
Low-lying mountains are a feature of northwest Hungary. Natural highlights include Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake, and Lake Hévíz, the second largest thermal lake in the world.
As pleasant as Hungary's rural scenery may be, you'll find that its towns and cities are the true stars of the show. Esztergom, a town situated on the right bank of the River Danube in northern Hungary, dates back to the Middle Ages and is overlooked by the country's largest church - the spectacular Esztergom Basilica.
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A treasure trove of sculpture and artworks, the Esztergom Basilica further rewards your visit should you take the stone staircase which leads to the roof; the panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside attained from here are simply breath-taking.
Hungary's capital city - voted one of the world's most beautiful - is divided by the River Danube. The city's reputation for beauty is based, at least in part, upon the stunning diversity of architectural styles you'll see here, which encompasses everything from Baroque to Art Nouveau.
Even if you're not an architecture buff you can't help but be drawn to a city that possesses such a wealth of aesthetic and historical landmarks.
View the list of sample itineraries above to get yourself started building your dream holiday, and then speak to one of our friendly consultants to customise your experience with four and five-star hotels, once-in-a-lifetime rail journeys, and memorable adventures.