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About Hungary River Cruises

No matter what stretch of the Danube River you cruise, chances are you'll pass through Hungary. That's because many Hungary river cruises begin or end in Budapest, which is hands-down one of the prettiest cities in Europe. Old Buda and newer Pest offer history, culture and so many gorgeous buildings, you'll be stopping constantly for pictures.

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    What is the best time to cruise to Hungary River?

    Budapest, Hungary is a requisite stop on Danube River cruises and thanks to the region's historic Christmas markets, Hungary river cruises have a long season that run from March through December. Summer can be crowded, though late November through the end of the season is being quite busy due to the holiday markets. The best deals can be had on cruises sailing at the very beginning of the season and in October. For more information: Danube River Cruise Tips.

    Which cruise lines go to Hungary River?

    Most river cruise lines in Europe offer river cruises with a call in Hungary, including CroisiEurope, Avalon Waterways, AmaWaterways, Uniworld, Viking, Tauck and Scenic, among others.

    What are some things to do in Hungary River?

    Touring the historic and charming city of Budapest and all of its architectural marvels is a visual and cultural treat for any type of cruiser -- try seeing the city by bike for a fun perspective. In November and December, the traditional Christmas markets shouldn't be missed. If your cruise stops in Visegrad, Hungary (mainly a port with Avalon), you might consider an excursion to a Medieval Knights tournament.

    Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Hungary River?

    A passport is required to cruise the Hungary river region.

    What should I pack for a cruise to Hungary River?

    Comfortable walking shoes are a must no matter when you're cruising, especially since the area's old cobblestone streets can be tricky to navigate. If you're cruise is in the spring, rain gear -- or at least an umbrella -- is essential. In the summer, light, breathable clothing is recommended and later in the season plenty of layers are ideal. You might even want to bring some binoculars to best enjoy the scenic cruising.


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