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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.
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Relax at Széchenyi, the most famous spa in Budapest, and enjoy an optional free interactive pálinka spirits-tasting tour where you will discover more of the history and culture of Hungary.

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  • Enjoy fast entrance into the Széchenyi Spa at a separate cashier
  • Experience Budapest’s largest thermal spring bath complex
  • Take advantage of the spa’s 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools
  • Join a free guided tour to learn about Hungary's famous spirit "pálinka"
  • Taste 1 shot of pálinka spirit drink (alcohol free beverages also available)
Full description

Book your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath in advance and avoid the long wait in the queue at the entrance. Additionally, 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), and complex covering 6220 square meters (67000 sq ft) also includes saunas and 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.

  • Entry ticket to Széchenyi
  • Whole-day cabin/locker usage included in price
  • Free guided tour in the Pálinka Museum
  • 1 shot of pálinka 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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Public transportation: take the yellow subway line (M1) from Vörösmarty tér to Széchenyi fürdő, direction Mexikói út. After the spa, visit the Palinka Museum, located at 1061 Budapest Király street 20.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimming cap

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The facility closes at 7:00 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
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 7372 reviews

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Absolutely brilliant, the outside pools were so much fun, all the thermal pools amazing, the best sauna’s I have ever been in, just need to people aware, no cash accepted, card only, fortunately I could use my phone to make payment as I had left my credit card in the room safe, but loved it.

May 20, 2022

We stayed in Pest and got the metro to the baths which was really easy. When we arrived the instructions given were straight forward on how to get access. The baths did not disappoint, I was with a group of friends, 15 in total. It was a beautiful day, very relaxing and couldn’t believe how many baths there is inside. The time flew, we arrived at 11am and left a 4.30 pm. The sun was out and just enjoyed the whole day. Definitely a must do on your last day to relax after doing lots of walking and Segway tour.

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May 18, 2022

What's to say? It's lots of baths of differing temperatures and an outside area to chill in the sun. Bring your own towels as the ones you buy there are cheap, I decided jot to take my own as wanted to buy one there as I had seen online others and they had spa emblem & logo embroidered on them but those are not the ones you received once brought, complete rip off. The place is as expected busy on hot days and if you want a sun lounger get there way before midday. You can hire a small cubicle for few euro and leave your belonging there, it uses an electric lock you open with a wristband. Lovely surroundings outside also in the park

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May 13, 2022

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