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.
Buying a travel insurance policy, or organising it for a large group, can seem like a stressful affair. At Holiday Extras, we want to reduce any hassle that might arise when planning your holiday. After deciding whether you need a single or an annual policy, you can then choose from three varying levels of cover depending on what suits you and your Hungarian holiday.
Here's how our travel insurance policies can help you keep peace of mind and enjoy your trip to the full:
|Emergency medical and repatriation expenses|
|Curtailment and loss of holiday|
|Passport and other documents|
|Baggage Delay (outward journey)|
|Legal costs and expenses|
|Scheduled airline failure|
|End supplier failure|
*Or as specified on your schedule
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.
Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.
Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited
Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.
The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.