Guided tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

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From US$ 7.68 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

Explore the labyrinth cave system under the Buda Castle District as you learn about the history and unique geology of the caverns.

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Duration 40 minutes - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the mystical cave system underneath the Buda Castle
  • Learn about the geology and the unique history of the area
  • Marvel at the natural limestone caverns and 800-year-old man-made cellars
  • Participate in a true time travel in one of the most extraordinary caves of Hungary
Full description

Explore a part of the network of underground tunnels under Castle Hill with your guide. Learn more about the history and role of the cave tunnels and their geology. Admire the natural limestone and the manpower that went into creating this labyrinth cave system. Meet for the cave tour either at Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér) or for the shorter tour option at Dárda Street, where you enter the Buda Castle underground cave system. After a short introduction, you will start your tour and learn about the history of the labyrinth-like of the cave system which once served as wine cellars, bomb shelters, and even a medieval prison.

Admire the natural limestone caverns and the 800-year-old man-made cellars in one of the most unique caves of Hungary. The tour is a journey through time during which you will be able to learn a lot about not only the geology of the Buda Castle but also about the combined work of man and nature throughout many centuries.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Littering
  • Baby carriages
  • Video recording
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  • The tour starts on time
  • The temperature inside the cave is 12°C (54° Fahrenheit) - appropriate clothing is recommended
  • The regular walking tour route is roughly 1.5km long (1 mile). The tours take place in a cave environment on paved roads with lighting
  • Caves do not have cell phone service
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 99 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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It is very worth to pay the fee. I was attended it with my 6 year-old daughter and she was little scary in the dark place and was little tired after 40 minutes later. But we had finished the tour happily and met the great friend. I was very surprised that there are a lot of caves underground of Budapest. I recommend this tour for all visitors.

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August 15, 2022

The experience is wonderful, you can see a reality hidden behind your nose you can't imagine exists. 1.30h of guided visit, a small group of people (we were 14), the amount was low (€ 10 per person) for an almost exclusive experience. The guide looked so happy of being there with us, really professional and clear with a really good english. I don't know why this experience isn't that popular, if you don't read on the internet you can't know anything about it. Well, better for you that are going to reserve a place right now reading this review. Have fun!

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August 7, 2022

The guide was frankly very nice. I expected to see more natural cavities but it was still good. A very dense history these undergrounds, which one discovers as the visit progresses. Be careful, take a small jacket or a light scarf because it is 12° down there! But it feels good when it's 38° outside

July 30, 2022

Product ID: 391260