Nicknamed the 'land of the waters' Hungary is crisscrossed by rivers and dotted with lakes, while thousands of thermal springs supply the country's legendary spas. Budapest is its stand out city, but the country is home to a rich architectural heritage, from its sumptuous Art Nouveau bathhouses to picturesque medieval villages and gothic castels.

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE: 17 kilometres | TIME ZONE: Summer: GMT +2 hours, Winter +1 hour | CURRENCY: Hungarian Forint (HUF). There are ATMs in major cities and credit cards are accepted | LANGUAGES: Hungarian (Magyar) is the official language and outside Budapest little English spoken. A smattering of German is useful. |