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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.

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:

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

Getting around

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

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register