Budapest Cave Walk
- Discover Budapest’s natural cave system
- Hear from your guide about the geological history of the region
- Visit to 2 caves, both paved and equipped with artificial lightning
Many people know that Hungary is a country blessed with an abundance of thermal springs. But only few people are aware, that these same medicinal waters have carved a deep and intricate cave system under the city over the course of millions of years.
You start with a visit to Szemlő-hegyi Cave known as "the under ground flower garden of Budapest", a tribute to the spectacular formations of pisolite and gypsum crystals. Because the caves enjoy a steady temperature of 12 degrees Celsius, with dust and allergen free air, along with 100% humidity, at it lowest level there is a respiratory sanatorium.
Then take a walk to the next site, Pál-völgyi Cave. It's the longest cave system in Hungary at around 31 km and known for its lofty passageways and great level differences. Audiophiles take note as you will experience the famous Theatre Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with its impressive acoustics. The tour concludes with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves many hidden exits.
- Entry fee to 2 caves
- Professional English-speaking expert caving guide
- Transport to and from the meeting point
- Food or drinks
- Student (13-26): reduced
Pusztaszeri út 35, 1025 Budapest
Directions from the city center by public transportation: Catch bus nr. 9 towards 'Óbuda, Bogdáni út'. You need to get off from the bus at Kolosy Square. Walk down on the Lajos street until you reach Szepvolgyi Street and turn to the right. Walk 100 meters until you reach the bus terminal. From Kolosy Square you should catch bus nr. 29 and get off at 'Szemlő-hegyi Barlang', 5 stops from Kolosy Square. Please note that the buses only stop if someone wants to get off - you can ask the bus driver to remind you when you reach your destination. The travel time from the city center to the caves is about 45 minutes by public transport.
- This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years and 115 cm
- The temperature in the caves remains at a constant 12 °C (54 °F) all year, so guests should wear warm casual clothes. The caves are dry during the year
- Comfortable hiking or closed-toe sport shoes are recommended, flip flops, high heels are not suitable for the tour
- Guests must sign a waiver form to participate on this tour. Parents/guardians must sign liability and waiver forms for any participants under the age of 18 years
- Participants must be able to walk up and down several flights of steep stairs without difficulty
- Wednesday and Saturday at 10.15am
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