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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

1. Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Book your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath in advance and take advantage of complimentary tasting of Hungary's famous spirit "pálinka" on an optional guided tour inside the Pálinka Museum. The Széchenyi Bath is the largest thermal spring bath complex not only in Budapest but in Europe as well. It was built in 1913 in a Neo-baroque style. At the time it opened its baths were private, having separate steam baths for men and women, as well as different public baths for men and women. In 1927, the spa complex was expanded and today it comprises 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools. After its expansion, the thermal artesian wasn’t adequate to supply the spa, so a new well was drilled. The second thermal spring dates from 1938. Towels and swimsuits are available for purchase only, no rental. Please note that swimsuits that cover the entire body are not permitted. During your visit, blow off some steam at the pools of Széchenyi Spa (built-in 1913.), which is Europe’s largest healing bath with its 15 indoor, and 3 grand outdoor pools. Pools are of varying temperatures, between 18 to 38 °C (64 to 100 °F). The complex covering 6220 square meters (67000 sq ft) also includes saunas and a steam bath. Afterward, discover a hidden gem in the city center to taste some Hungarian pálinka (spirits; non-alcoholic drinks are also available). Differently from whiskey or vodka, pálinka is made exclusively from different sorts of fruits and has an aromatic smell. Inside the Pálinka Museum's interactive exhibits, you will learn about its birth, tradition, and history. That’s why Hungary's Pálinka Act of Parliament exists which regulates and protects the production and quality of palinka.

Budapest: Full-Day Gellért Spa Ticket

2. Budapest: Full-Day Gellért Spa Ticket

Make your visit to Budapest complete by visiting one of its world-famous thermal spas. The Gellért Spa is popular with the locals, and overlooks the Danube River. The spa is famous for the Art Nouveau style of its main hall and gallery, and the spa's glass roof creates the most peaceful bath atmosphere in Budapest.

Puszta Full-Day Tour from Budapest with Lunch

3. Puszta Full-Day Tour from Budapest with Lunch

Your full-day trip begins with a comfortable transfer from Budapest to Kecskemét, the capital of Puszta. Enjoy a guided walk and take in the main sights and historical buildings of the city. Following your city tour you’ll continue on to an authentic Hungarian horse ranch,where you’ll be welcomed with a drink of Hungary’s traditional fruit brandy, known as pálinka.  Enjoy a horse carriage ride before lunch and a unique horse show. You’ll be served a 3-course Hungarian meal, accompanied by wine. After your meal, you’ll be transferred back to Budapest, where the tour ends. 

Budapest: Adventure Caving Tour with Guide

4. Budapest: Adventure Caving Tour with Guide

Experience the natural splendors of the Danube-Ipoly National Park, and climb and crawl your way through Hungary’s longest cave system on a half-day caving expedition. No prior experience of caving is needed to get the most out of this adventure. Famous for its hot springs, Budapest is visited by many people who want to experience the thermal baths. But only a few know that the hot water rushing up from deep underground created something even more extraordinary. In the limestone mountains under Budapest, the heated water formed a huge cave system that is thought to be more than 200 kilometers long. The longest cave of Budapest is the 32 kilometers long Pál-völgyi-Mátyás-hegyi cave system in the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It’s a multi-level labyrinth system where most of the chambers lie under the residential districts of Budapest. The scheduled cave tours are guided by qualified caving guides. During the adventure, you will climb on walls and crawl through narrow passages. Marvel at the natural parts of the cave under the supervision of a professional caving guide (all guides are qualified members of the Hungarian Caving Association). Enjoy the perfect activity for groups, families, or solo travelers looking to make some new friends. Bond through an interactive adventure, where cooperation can definitely make your way easier.

Budapest: Beer Bus Sightseeing Tour

5. Budapest: Beer Bus Sightseeing Tour

Get onboard the first fully electric and eco-friendly beer bus and discover Budapest in a truly unique way while enjoying Hungarian draft beer onboard. Choose from 2 daily departure times and see panoramic views of the river Danube, the Buda Castle, and Heroes Square. Ride back and forth along Andrassy Avenue admiring the palaces and check out the city center with the Hungarian Parliament. Start and end the tour at Heroes Square in Budapest. Party with your friends as you indulge in Hungarian draft beer. Soak up the good vibes, listen to funky music, and marvel at the night lights.

Budapest: Transport & Guided Tour of Bear and Wolf Sanctuary

6. Budapest: Transport & Guided Tour of Bear and Wolf Sanctuary

Start your day of discovery at the allocated meeting point in central Budapest. Once here, you will meet your friendly driver and guide. After a short meet and greet, hop aboard your private, air-conditioned vehicle and commence the 45 km journey. Take in the splendid sights and sounds of rural Budapest and witness local village life on your way to the bear and wolf sanctuary.  Upon arrival at the sanctuary, your guide will take you on a personal tour of the compound, making sure you see everything there is to see and learn some fun facts about these magnificent creatures on the 2-hour tour. The bear sanctuary is a fantastic initiative that allows these animals to live in their natural circumstances, with plenty of space to roam and lots of lush bushes, lakes, and trees. Not only will you see bears at the sanctuary, but also wolves! Witness how Brown Bears live in their natural environment, and even get the opportunity to give them some fruit in case the bears are in the mood to come close to the fence. During your 2 hours in the sanctuary, you will get to walk around the entire enclosure 1,4 km almost a mile. This tour is available to people of all ages and is a fun and informative day out for the entire family. After your tour of the sanctuary, you will take the scenic trip back to the city where you will be dropped off at the original pickup location.

Budapest: Underground Cave Walking Tour

7. Budapest: Underground Cave Walking Tour

Venture away from the city’s beaten path to the Szemlő-hegyi and Pál-völgyi caves. Follow guides from the Hungarian Caving Association and get access to some parts of the caves that most tourists can’t enter.  Go 500 meters into the two caves, which feature an unusual up-welling of warm, mineral-rich water. Learn why the Szemlő-hegyi Cave is referred to as the underground flower garden of Budapest and see its unique rock formations. Explore the interactive exhibition and educational trail.  Continue to the Pál-völgyi Cave and marvel at Hungary's longest cave system, around 32 kilometers. Find stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, and glittering calcite crystals.  Experience the famous Theater Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with impressive acoustics. Finish your tour with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves' many hidden exits.

From Budapest: Hungarian Ranch Day Trip with Horse Show

8. From Budapest: Hungarian Ranch Day Trip with Horse Show

Discover Hungarian rural life and meet local cowboys and animals in Hungary's puszta (Great Plain) on a guided tour from Budapest. Marvel at a horse show, take a carriage ride, tour the ranch, and learn about the horses. Sample a traditional Hungarian goulash stew and palinka fruit brandy. After pickup from Budapest, head to a ranch in the Hungarian countryside, 60 km away. On arrival, attend a unique horse show and marvel at the cowboys' special skills. Take pictures with the cowboys before having a guided tour of the farm and stables. Meet animals that can only be found in Hungary. Get closer to the horses on a 15-minute carriage ride around the farm to see how it all works. Next, tuck into some local food. Indulge in a farmers' meal of goulash and strudel paired with a shot of local fruit brandy to brighten your day. Head back to Budapest with a full belly and a light heart.

Budapest: Elisabeth Lookout Tower Chairlift Ticket and Tour

9. Budapest: Elisabeth Lookout Tower Chairlift Ticket and Tour

Discover Budapest from the top of the historic Elisabeth Lookout tower with a chairlift ticket. Learn about the city from your guide and marvel at the sprawling city beneath you. Meet your guide and sit back on your short van ride winding through the city streets as you head towards the hills of Buda. Board your chairlift at the station and head up János Hill in complete comfort on the 15-minute chairlift ride. At the top, disembark and go on a short but steep uphill walk to Elisabeth Lookout tower. Walk up the tower to the highest point of Budapest, 527 meters above the rest of the city. Enjoy a panoramic all of the city from this high vantage point. Learn about Budapest from your local guide along the way and enjoy the fresh air, as the area is part of Normafa National Park. Head back downhill via the chairlift and be dropped back off at your original starting point.

Budapest: Guided City Sights Tour by E-Scooter

10. Budapest: Guided City Sights Tour by E-Scooter

Enjoy the sights of Budapest in four different ways. See the Parliament or Buda Castle, take a grand tour of the city, or get a new perspective on Budapest with a sunset and night tour. Check out the Parliament buildings in the historic heart of the city on the Parliament Tour. Take in panoramic views of Buda and snap some wonderful photos. Explore the charming Castle District around enormous Buda Castle on the Buda Castle tour. See Mathias Church, enjoy the beautiful Fisherman's Bastion, and discover the historical atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take the Grand City Tour to see both Buda Castle and the Parliament in one day, or go with the sunset and nighttime option to see beautiful Budapest at sunset from its two highest points at the castle and citadel.

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Was amazing! Our tour guide had great energy and explained everything really well. Inside the cave was amazing, there are some tight squeezes and crawling on your belly but it’s part of the experience. Towards the end we were knackered but it was so worth it. One of my favourite moments was when we all sat and turned our helmet lights off to just experience the true darkness of the cave. Definitely bring shoes you don’t mind ruining and if you get hungry quickly like me then either eat a big breakfast beforehand or try to sneak in a chocolate bar to keep your energy levels up! (Might get crushed tho) It was an amazing experience and I’m so glad we got to do it :)

Me and my friend joined the adventure caving tour. There was lots of crawling, sliding, climbing and some struggeling involved. We hat a grat and very funny tour guide, had a great time and got to see some fossils. The next days we had sore muscles everywhere but it was sooo worth it.

Great experience! We opted for the private cabin too which I would recommend if you can as you can use it for storing all your clothes & bags etc for the duration of your time at the spa. We absolutely loved the baths, felt so relaxing.

Had a great time during this tour. The tour guide was lovely and informative. Was very cool to see the caves and learn about them aswell as experience parts not accessible without a tour guide.

Great tour, Peter the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining - would highly recommend!