Hungary is bisected by the Danube after it flows easterly along its border with Slovakia. Flowing through Budapest, the Danube changes direction to head South towards Croatia. The river flows some 260 miles through the country and your Hungary on the Danube River Cruise may begin or end at the beautiful city of Budapest. Budapest is divided by the Danube into Buda on the west bank and Pest on the opposite side.
One of the highlights of your Danube River cruise will surely be traversing the Danube Bend which is located in the north of Hungary. Between Esztergon and Szentendre , the Danube takes a sharp turn as it changes direction from east to south. It is one of the most scenic stretches of the Danube River, as the verdant hills and river combine to form a near fairly tale setting. One more reason to book a Danube River Cruise!
For the foodies on the river cruise, Hungary on the Danube provides plenty of choices. Goulash, one of Hungary’s most famous dishes is a must try. Between a soup and a stew, with beef potatoes, carrots,and the ever present paprika and if you can find a kettle cooked Goulash you will experience the most authentic of all.
Halaszle or Fisherman’s soup uses Danube river fish such as perch, pike and catfish with copious amounts of hot paprika. If you can find Szeged, which is made with 4 types of fish on the menu, give it a try!
Fozelek is definitely a unique Hungarian dish, a type of thick vegetable stew that can include a variety of ingredients including lentils, beans, potatoes and peas with sour cream and often topped with a soft boiled egg.
For the sweet tooth, try a somlói galuska, a desert made with sponge cake, which is then layered with a cream chocolate, rum and walnuts and then topped with whipped cream. Truly a memorable desert and definitely sharable!!