The epitome of central European sophistication and mystery. Budapest is a city of contrasts and Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe. World Heritage Holloko feels like it is lost in time.
You can make your trip to Hungary meaningful by making furniture and toys from recycled materials, beautifying schools and hospitals, or making bird boxes to protect birdlife.
Hungary’s highlight is unquestionably Budapest, with the Liberty Bridge, Buda Castle, Parliament and healing baths, and rural Hungary takes you back in time. Lake Balaton is so big that it’s often referred to as the Hungarian Sea, and sunseekers have flocked to its shores for decades.
Hungary is sadly not at the forefront of sustainable luxury, so our favorite “regular” luxury properties are Four Seasons, Kempinski, and Corinthia in Budpaest, Tiszavirág in Szeged, and Anna Grand Hotel Wine by Lake Balaton.
Make a Difference
You can make furniture and toys from recycled materials and gift them to needy families, day care centers and classrooms. Alternatively, you can beautify schools and hospitals by painting attractive murals, or you can build bird boxes to help injured birdlife rehabilitate.
Suggested Hungary Trip Itinerary
Example Price: US$3,490 per adult
This adventure not only enables you and your family to bond by creating furniture from recycled materials for families who can’t afford it, you also get to be amazed at all that Budapest has to offer… all in luxury.
- Making furniture from recycled materials
- Private guided tour of Budapest, customized for you
- Dinner cruise on the Danube
- Free time to explore local attractions, relax in the thermal baths, visit Aquaworld waterpark, or head to Visegrad for a medieval tournament
- Luxury accommodation
- Private transfers
- Expert local guides
- Meals as specified
- Volunteering costs
Note: Price excludes international flights
Sample Day by Day
Note: This is a sample itinerary only
Hungary is blessed with so many spectacular highlights including Budapest, Lake Balaton, Eger, Szeged, Hollókő and Pecs.
Hotels and lodges shown here are examples of what we call “eco-luxury”, meaning you minimize any environmental impact whilst retaining your creature comforts. With Hands Up Holidays you can enjoy the best eco-luxury accomodation available at your chosen destinations.
How to help in Hungary
Especially in Budapest, there are a lot of families struggling to make ends meet. Funding is lacking for improving the aesthetics of children’s play areas as well.
Make Furniture and Toys
for Families & Schools
You can make furniture and toys from recycled materials, which are then donated to families in need, schools and day care centers.
Note – this is a popular example of how you can help in this region, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences.