Tours to Hungary

Hungary – Magyarorszag (Magyar country). State in Central Europe.

It has common borders with Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia.

The relief is predominantly flat. The climate is continental – winters are warm, summers are hot. Forests have been preserved only in mountainous areas (20% of the country’s territory).

Budapest is the country’s capital and largest city.

Capital: Budapest

Large cities
Debrecen, Pecs, Eger, Miskolc, Szeged

Language
According to Arist Countries, the state language in the republic is Hungarian, which belongs to the Finno-Ugric language group.

The area is 93.03 thousand sq. km. The population is 10.2 million people. Hungarians make up about 95% of the population. In addition, gypsies, Germans, Slovaks, Serbs, Croats, Romanians live here.

Religion
Of the churches operating in the republic, the largest and most influential is Roman Catholic, uniting about 70% of the believing population of the country.

Holidays and non-working days
January 1, March 15, May 1, Trinity, August 20, October 23, December 25, 26.

Customs
Allowed duty-free import of personal items and things that may be needed in accordance with the purpose and duration of the trip and must be taken out of Hungary back; goods or gifts totaling no more than 21,000 forints; cigarettes – 250 pieces, or cigars – 50 pieces, or 250 g of tobacco, as well as spirits – 1 liter and wine – 2 liters for persons over 16 years of age. The import of drugs, weapons, ammunition, pornography, as well as non-canned meat and dairy products is prohibited. The export of drugs, weapons, ammunition, museum valuables is prohibited.

Currency
Forint/HUF, 1 USD = 210 HUF, 1 EUR = 261 HUF

Transport
There are three metro lines in Budapest that intersect at Deak Square. The metro operates from 4:30 to 23:10 with an interval of 2-5 minutes. Taxis have a TAXI sign and a yellow license plate. Tariffs are posted on the car’s door glass or on the dashboard.

Landing – 100-200 HUF, 1 km – 140-280 HUF, waiting – 30-50 HUF. The driver is obliged to provide an invoice at the request of the client. Renting a car can be done by persons under 21 years of age who have a place of residence on the territory of Hungary (for example, in a hotel), if they have a license and a credit card (or on bail).

The country has international traffic rules. Night buses in the timetables are marked with the letter E. Buses with red numbers are express buses and do not stop everywhere. To get off the bus, you need to press a special button above the door.
Tickets purchased in advance are valid for all types of public transport for one trip (without transfers).

The ticket should be validated, and when transplanting – buy a new one. The cheapest way is to buy a tourist pass for 1, 2 or 3 days, 2 weeks or a month. Another option is the Budapest card. With it, you can ride public transport for free for three days and visit museums, take part in sightseeing of the city for half price, get a discount when using various services – from baths to shops, from restaurants to a minibus towards the airport.

Price: for an adult with one child under 14 – 3700 HUF for two days and 4500 HUF for three. The cards are sold at tourist information offices, hotels, travel agencies and major public transport ticket offices (BKV).
Dipped beam headlights outside built-up areas must also be switched on during the daytime. Car traffic is prohibited in the center of Budapest.

Phones
of the Consulate of the Russian Federation in Hungary: 62, Budapest, V1 Bajza, 35; tel.: (8-10-36-1) 302-52-30, 332-47-48 Consulate General in Debrecen: (36-52) 536-928 Police: 07 Fire brigade: 05 Ambulance: 04 (in the province: 004) Emergency Road Service (yellow angels): 088

City codes: Budapest – 1, Debrecen – 52

There are two types of payphones: coin and card. An international call can be made from old red coin-operated payphones or new card phones. International calls are not very expensive, there are no discounts depending on the time of day (a call from a hotel is more expensive).

Shops, banks Shops: on weekdays: from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturdays: from 10 am to 1 pm on Sundays and public holidays, shops are closed. Some shops are open around the clock.

Banks: on weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Currency exchange on weekdays: from 9 am to 6 pm. Some exchange offices also work on Saturdays and Sundays, usually from 9:00 to 12:30.

Cuisine
Hungarian cuisine is distinguished by diversity, high calorie content, abundance of vegetable dishes, vegetables and greens, the use of a large number of seasonings, which is why many dishes are very spicy. The menu is complemented by high quality wines.

Goulash of two types (meat and with beans), fish soup (cholas lei) – especially good in restaurants and taverns in the Lake Balaton area, you can order pork knuckle in Trombitas – a very popular restaurant near the Moscow Teir metro station.

The beer offered is mostly German, but there are good local varieties, such as Asok. And, of course, Tokay wine.

Souvenirs
From Hungary you can bring Tokay wine, Unicum – a bitter tonic tincture with herbs, porcelain and crystal products, embroidery, glazed dishes.

Tipping is approximately 10-20% of the total order. The voltage in the network is 220V.

Tours to Hungary