Budapest: 3-Hour Underground Cave Walk

Product ID: 157410
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Take an underground walk to discover the hot springs of Budapest and their huge caving system. Visit caves equipped with pavement and artificial lighting.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the natural cave system of Budapest
  • Visit 2 caves, both paved and equipped with artificial lighting
  • Follow a unique caving route
  • Learn about the geological history of the region
Full description
Discover the two main caves of Budapest, nestled within the beautiful Buda Hills. Follow professional English-speaking guides, members of the Hungarian Caving Association, as you hike to the caves, both of which are equipped with pavement and artificial lighting, although there are some ladders to climb. Your guides will follow special routes unique only for this tour.

Visit Szemlő-hegyi Cave, also known as the underground flower garden of Budapest, as the mineral-laden waters have created forms such as cauliflowers, pea stones and popcorn, with walls of mineral deposits that are unique to Europe. Because the caves enjoy a steady temperature of 12 degrees Celsius with dust and allergen free air along with 100% humidity, at the lowest level, there will be a respiratory sanatorium. 

As there is no underground connection between the two caves, take a pleasant pavement walk of about 1 kilometer to the Pál-völgyi Cave. Marvel at the longest cave system in Hungary, around 31 kilometers, known for its lofty passageways and great difference levels. Here, 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.


Includes
  • Entry fee to 2 caves
  • English-speaking expert caving guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick–up and drop off
  • Food and beverages (available for purchase)

When you get there

Meeting point

Szemlő-hegyi Cave (Barlang), 1025 Budapest, Pusztaszeri út 35. Travel time from the center is roughly 45 minutes by public transport. From Pest downtown, catch bus 9 towards Óbuda, Bogdáni út and disembark at Kolosy Square. Walk down on to Lajos Street until you reach Szepvolgyi Street and then turn to the right. Walk 100 meters until you reach the bus terminal. From Kolosy Square, you should catch bus 29 and get off at Szemlő-hegyi Barlang, 5 stops from Kolosy Square.

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Know before you go
• Please wear warm, casual clothes suitable in 12 °C
• Closed-toe or hiking shoes are required, participants cannot attend the tour in flip-flops and high-heel shoes
• A waiver form must be signed before the tour
• Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be rejected from the tour, without refund
• Please note that this is a small group English-speaking expert guided tour with special routes and assistance in both caves. The caves are also open to the public and organize regular tours in Hungarian
• Participants must be able to walk up and down several flights of steep stairs without difficulty. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this caving tour, it is not possible to accommodate those with limited mobility