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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day w Guided Palinka Experience

Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day w Guided Palinka Experience

From US$ 27.87 per person

Visit two of the most famous Budapest attractions. Relax at the most famous spa of Budapest combined with an interactive guided tour to learn about the history and culture of Hungary throughout the country’s famous spirit "Pálinka."

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  • Enjoy fast entrance at a separate cashier
  • Experience Budapest’s largest thermal spring bath complex
  • Take advantage of the spa’s 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools
  • Visit an interactive exhibition about Hungary's famous spirit "palinka" within a professional guided tour
  • Taste 1 shot of palinka spirit drink (alcohol free beverages also available)
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Book your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath in advance and avoid the long wait in the queue at the entrance. 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 rent or purchase. Please note that swimsuits that cover the entire body are not permitted. During this program, you will have the chance to 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), and complex covering 6220 square meters (67000 sq ft) also includes saunas and steam bath. Afterward, visit a hidden gem in the city center to taste some Hungarian Palinkas (spirits; non-alcoholic drinks are also available). Differently from whiskey or vodka, palinka is made exclusively from different sorts of fruits and has an aromatic smell. Its birth, tradition, and history are inseparably connected to Hungary. That’s why the Pálinka Act of Parliament exists which regulates and protects the production and quality of palinka. Get familiarized with its history throughout a one-of-a-kind interactive exhibition with the help of a guided tour and tasting of one of the best palinka.
  • Whole-day cabin/locker usage included in price
  • Guided tour in the Palinka Museum
  • 1 shot of palinka for tasting
  • Towels
  • Swimsuit
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Swimwear
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimming cap

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  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The facility closes at 10:00 PM but you must arrive before 6:00 PM. Your ticket is valid only for one-time entry.
  • Christmas opening hours: Christmas eve 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (spa closes at 2:00 PM); Christmas day 10:00 AM-5:00 PM (spa closes at 6:00 PM), New Year's Eve 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (spa closes at 6:00 PM) and January 1st - opens from 10:00 AM.
  • Palinka Museum address - 1061 Budapest Király street 20.
  • Palinka Museum opening hours - Monday: Closed/Tuesday: 17-23/Wednesday: Closed/Thursday: 17-23/Friday: 17-24/Saturday: 17-24/Sunday: 17-23
  • Please note that you can go to the 2 programs on separate days as well in case the Palinka museum is closed
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It's deffo a MUST if you are in Budapest specially if you have time. The entire place is great, fantastic atmosphere and the facilities are amazing. It's the perfect day out. Easy to get to there using public transport (metro) and the pool are nicely warm. For the ones enjoying proper swimming there is a decent enough pool to do so. I absolutely loved it!

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October 5, 2021

This is a must, was a very fun experience. The sauna department was my favorite. Try to find a time of day that is not so poppis so there are not too many people. If you want to buy something, you had to bring a bank card with you. They were quite vague when you got there about how everything goes. But very fun experience!

September 20, 2020

Once we found the right entrance, we had a great time. It’s a bit of a walk however Hereoes Square is nearby and worth a visit. There is a metro nearby. It was a lovely day too. We were given our entrance bands then sorted the towels out and went straight to the changing area all easy to find and staff on hand to help. The thermal pool was amazing. Definitely worth a visit and would recommend.

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March 15, 2020

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