From her grand capital sitting on the flowing Danube River to lesser known cities adorned with architectural gems, a fusion of Hapsburg grandeur and the crumbling post-Communism era – Hungary is full of delightful surprises! The capital Budapest is a tale of two cities, connected by famed bridges and lined with palaces and carved parliament buildings. Home to thermal waters in historic baths, stroll along the Danube in the evening with the music of Listz streaming into your soul. Dine on hearty dishes of goulash which is a soup, not a stew, peppered with paprika. Out in the country discover rolling hillsides, hidden lakes, nature trails, and locals with a love of pálinka, a traditional fruit brandy to share and toast to good health.