By landing in Budapest, you'll realise one thing pretty quickly: while the city is a truly incredible holiday destination in itself, you have countless other options to explore around this country, where natural and manmade wonders are spread from east to west.
The capital provides the perfect springboard for a cultural, historical and gastronomic experience like no other. For exciting city streets perfect for overseas travellers, there may be no better experiences than in the eastern city of Debrecen and its nearby spa towns, such as Hajdúszoboszló, which boomed in the 20th century when a natural thermal spring was discovered.
Foodies will love the rich and high-quality selection of treats native to the country, such as goulash, strudel and the sweet, smooth dessert wine Tokaji, which hails from the UNESCO-protected Tokaj Wine Region in the north-east. These delights can be sampled throughout Hungary at all manner of great-value restaurants and bars - in fact, it may be one of the best value-for-money places in Europe.
Naturally, this also extends to shopping; from bridge markets in Budapest to small independent stores in the middle of the countryside, there's all manner of treats for the crafty consumer. Alternatively, escape the hustle and bustle completely and head to Hortobágy National Park, another UNESCO site and home to hundreds of animal species exclusive to these expansive plains - the largest in all of Europe.
Whatever you pencil in, Hungary won't let you down, especially with low-priced flights flying straight out of Leeds Bradford® Airport!