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Boating Holidays in Hungary

Take a boating holiday in beautiful Hungary. No previous experience or licence is needed, the boats are easy to drive and there are no locks to negotiate on these waterways, making these self-drive boating holidays ideal for beginners.

Although Hungary is still relatively unknown to many as a boating destination, this hidden paradise has a lot to offer. The waterways in Hungary are calm and the surrounding landscapes are natural and unspoilt – perfect for fishermen, nature and bird lovers and enthusiasts of the great outdoors.

Watch the bloom of Tisza! Every year, between the end of May and beginning of June, millions of dragonfly-like long tailed insects rise in clouds on the Tisza River. This unique event, which lasts only three-to-four days, is one of the most fascinating natural phenomena found on European rivers.

Area Highlights

Highlights of Hungary

  • The Puszta – open grassland area with herds of buffalo, oxen and wild horses
  • Lake Tisza – perfect for watersports like canoeing, water-skiing and sailing
  • Vineyards of Tokaj – famous for the golden Tokaj wine
  • Zemplén Kalandpark theme park – take the whole family and enjoy a summer bobsleigh run, zip line and much more
  • Rakóczi Palace in Sárospatak – fabulous Renaissance architecture

Useful Information:

  • No licence is required to cruise these waters
  • Make sure you pack your swimming costume as this area is ideal for swimming and watersports
  • With both bases around a 2-hour drive from Budapest, why not hire a car to get to your base

Suggested Cruises from our bases in Hungary

Hungary Boating Map

View Routes from:

Hungary Family Holiday
Mooring on the Tisza
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Tokaj - Sátoraljaújhely - Dombrád - Tokaj

Return • 4 Days • 200km • 0 Locks • 25hrs

Tokaj - Sátoraljaújhely - Dombrád - Tokaj

Return • 7 Days • 250km • 0 Locks • 35hrs