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Hungary travel insurance
With the grandeur of Budapest, the wild beauty of Bukk national reserve and the world famous thermal baths, Hungary is the perfect blend of cultural, character and natural beauty.
Here's how our travel insurance policies can help you keep peace of mind and enjoy your trip to the full:
Up to £10 million medical cover - Should you be taken ill or sustain an injury, we'll foot the bill for the medical costs, meaning you won't need to worry about the cost of any emergency medical treatment
Up to £5000 cancellation cover - This means you won't be left at a loss if you have no choice but to cancel your trip
Up to £2000 baggage cover - this provides protection for your baggage and personal belongings from theft and loss.
24/7 helpline -You'll have access to a friendly support team on hand around the clock. †
Cover for missed flights, lost passports and much more.
What about pre-existing medical conditions?
At Holiday Extras, we believe that everyone should be able to receive a fair quote for their travel insurance cover. If you have pre-existing medical conditions, we encourage you to complete the brief medical screening process to be given a fair and accurate quote for your travel insurance policy.
Places to visit in Hungary
Looking for some holiday inspiration? Here are some of the top places we recommend checking out:
Lake Balaton - often dubbed the Sea of Hungary, Lake Balaton is the largest lake in central Europe at 592 square kilometres. It's a sought after holiday destination for it's beaches, volcanic hills and resort towns. The region around the north shore, is well known for it's wine production as well as the numerous hiking trails.
Thermal baths - thermal waters run unusually close to the surface of geothermal springs can be found everywhere. Budapest has more thermal springs than any other capital in the world. When the Ottoman Turks occupied this part of Hungary, they brought with them their penchant for thermal bathing
Bukk national park - The largest national park in Hungary, Bukk is boasts impressive limestone mountains, and the country's longest and deepest cave, Istvanlapa. Highly recommended if you want to stay active during your holiday and enjoy phenomenal scenery.
Must-try Hungarian delicacies
Hungarian cuisine is so much more than just Goulash and paprikash...
Langos - coming from the Hungarian word for flame, langos is a deep-fried dough smeared with garlic butter and often topped with sour cream, cheese and peppers.
Chimney bread - dough coated in sugar and roasted over a bed of charcoal. Other varieties include chocolate, walnut, almond, vanilla and cinnamon coatings. What's not to love?!
Gestzentenyepure - if you can manage to pronounce the name of the dish, then you are in for a real treat. Gestzentenyepure is a traditional Hungarian dessert dish made of crumbled, spiced walnuts, served with whipped cream.
Tips for travelling in Budapest
The cheapest way to get around is by tram or metro, with tickets costing as little as 300 forints, around £0.81. Remember to validate your ticket at one of the validating machines, before getting using the transport service, otherwise, you could land yourself a hefty fine. If you're planning to stay a little longer in the city, then multi-day passes are available valid across all lines.
Uber is not available in the city - Unfortunately for regular uber users, the service isn't available in Budapest. The company withdrew its service from the city in 2017.
Paying for things
Although being part of the EU, Hungary uses its own currency, the forint, which is currently around 369 Ft to the British pound. In the urban city areas, most places will accept debit or credit card payments, with only the smallest street food stalls and markets accepted cash only.
Basic Hungarian greetings
Knowing a few friendly phrases in the local language goes a long way in feeling welcome in a city and enjoying your stay in the country. Here are a few basic phrases and greetings to learn, so you can impress the locals.
Good morning - Jo reggelt
Good day - Jo napot
Good evening - Jo estet
Goodbye - Viszlat
Thank you - Koszi
† If you need to seek medical attention whilst abroad, please ensure that you contact the 24-hour emergency assistance service for help and advice. Full details can be found on page 4 of the policy wording.
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