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Caving Under Budapest

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Address: Szepvoelgyi ut 162., Budapest 1025, Hungary
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is famous for its hot springs all over the...

Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is famous for its hot springs all over the world. Many people visit Hungary’s famous thermal baths, but only a few know that the hot water rushing up from deep underground created something else too. In the limestone mountains, under Budapest, the heated water formed a huge cave system, which is thought to be more than 100 km long. The spas and caves of Budapest are planned to be declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The longest cave of Hungary is the more than 30 km (20 miles) long Pál-völgyi-cave system located in the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It is a real multi-level labyrinth system with most of its chambers under the residental districts of Budapest.

If you aren’t claustrophobic you can apply for our regularly scheduled cave tours which are guided by qualified caving guides. During the 2.5-3 hrs long tours you will often have to climb on walls and crawl through narrow passages so you have to be prepared for adventure. You will be supplied with overalls, helmets, and lights.

You don’t need to have any previous experience in caving.

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If you're in Budapest, don't miss this experience! We were in Budapest only for a few days and decided on a whim to do this after reading some reviews and we are so happy we did... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Budapest, don't miss this experience! We were in Budapest only for a few days and decided on a whim to do this after reading some reviews and we are so happy we did. It's certainly a unique experience and if you're on a whirlwind European trip, it adds in something different to the many historical monuments and... More 

Thank jajahoff
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved caving! Edita (hope that's how you spell her name) was our guide and she was funny, knowledgeable and really made the experience enjoyable. It's not something I would recommend if you're claustrophobic and be prepared to work up a bit of a sweat as it's hard going in some parts. If you have the time beyond the typical sightseeing... More 

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buda hills are hiding few well exploited and more not so accessible cave experience. You can have a great weekend day with Palvolgyi and Szemlöhegyi well built out nice caves but if you have time, the publicly not accessible but beautyful caves nearby with personal guide are exceptional and affordable. Full day programme but cave lovers will not be... More 

Thank andrass40
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great and fascinating experience. The tour guide was very knowledgable and a very good guide. It can get warm in the caves, because it can be handwork. You get given overalls so wear something light and unrestraining underneath. The caving is really cool - you climb, jump, crawl and squeeze through small crawl spaces. If you are claustrophobic... More 

Thank Jack B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

My daughter and I went on the 4 hour caving experience, one of our highlights while visiting Budapest. Agnes Polyak was our guide, she was excellent. My daughter is a Geology major in college and Agnes pointed out many interesting fossils and rock formations. She was knowledgeable and fun and even sang our group a couple of Hungarian folk songs... More 

Thank Cathy F
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Cave labyrinth are a nice place to spend a short maze of caves that were built many years ago and have been used for many things including shelter and protection, populated Beige

Thank אילן מ
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This caving trip is cheap off the bat, only about $23! It is 100% worth it, I would have even paid double for it looking back! You get to go caving for 3 hours and the guide we had was great! If you are claustrophobic like me, you will be able to face your fears and nothing is really too... More 

Thank Anthony R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I booked this tour simply because I am a great best friend and decided to try and overcome my fear of small spaces to satisfy my friend as she has been eager to do this for years. I did not over come my fear and It certainly reminded me of all the reasons I hate small spaces... HOWEVER, Our tour... More 

Thank Ella L
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Be ready for a workout. The tour is around 3 hours and involves lots of crawling, climbing, and fitting through tight spaces. I learned a lot of the techniques though, and exploring the cave was really incredible. Our guide was amazing, a long haired rugged Hungarian dude who had a talent for making people laugh. He navigated the caves as... More 

Thank Jim F
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

My family (husband and teen-aged daughter) took this tour - it was so much fun!!! I was hesitant at first, but our tour guide, who was PHENOMENAL (and also hilarious), did such a great job guiding us, explaining the geology, and encouraging us every step of the way. It was hard work (we were very sore the next day) but... More 

Thank Maggie C

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