Central & East Europe

Design Your Own Trip to Hungary

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Handcrafted, Private Tours to Hungary


You want to do things your way. We get it. MIR has been planning custom, private tours from scratch for over three decades, and we understand just how important flexibility is in travel.

Traveling privately on a custom private tour affords a great deal of flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, to go at your own pace, and to travel when it’s right for you.

How does it work? We’ll connect you with one of our Private Tour Designers so that you can share your vision and expectations with us.

We’ll ask you questions to better learn about your interests: Want to celebrate Easter at a three-day festival on the grounds of Buda Castle? How about a visit to the Herend Porcelain Factory to see how the world-famous Herend dishes and figures are produced?

We’ll share our extensive experience in the region – and our suggestions. And then we’ll dig into it and custom-craft a private tour itinerary for your review. Give us a call at 800-424-7289 to get started, or click here to be on your way.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Hungary. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Tour Designers to craft an itinerary that’s uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Take a hands-on cooking class with an expert in Hungarian cuisine. Learn the judicious use of paprika, the ground red pepper popular in Hungarian recipes like pörkölt (stew), gulyás (a thickish beef soup), or halászlé (a spicy fish soup cooked with paprika).
  • Explore the Tokaj wine region, Europe’s best kept wine secret. Sample Tokaji Aszu wines, made from botrytis-ed grapes which are collected in barrels called puttonyos. Enjoy it with the traditional Hungarian “cold plate” and tour the labyrinth of underground wine cellars.
  • Visit the Lipizzaner Stud Farm in Szilvásvárad. Graceful and spirited, Lipizzaners are adept at performing dance-like movements and were bred from crossing Berber and Arab stallions with European Karst horses.
  • Savor a relaxing hour-long boat ride on Lake Balaton that offers sweeping panoramic views of the shores, while enjoying the refreshing breeze.

Suggested Private Tours

And if you don’t feel that a fully-customized trip is what you seek, we’ve got the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers suggested private tours that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Explore suggested private tours: Essential Central Europe

Need a bit more encouragement? Or want a better lay of the land? Read more about how to design your own trip, or get in touch, we’re here to help.


Traveler Reviews

  • "All our guides were great; friendly, knowledgeable, interested, energetic – would recommend to anyone. Fabulous trip. We learned a lot. The trip details were well put together by MIR. We are very pleased with everything."

    S. Bernard

    Aspen, CO

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