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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

1. Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Book your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath in advance and 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). The complex covering 6220 square meters (67000 sq ft) also includes saunas and a 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.

Budapest: Full-Day Gellért Spa Ticket

2. Budapest: Full-Day Gellért Spa Ticket

Make your visit to Budapest complete by visiting one of its world-famous thermal spas. The Gellért Spa is popular with the locals, and overlooks the Danube River. The spa is famous for the Art Nouveau style of its main hall and gallery, and the spa's glass roof creates the most peaceful bath atmosphere in Budapest.

Budapest: Rudas Spa Wellness and Dining Experience

3. Budapest: Rudas Spa Wellness and Dining Experience

Spend a day at the 450-year-old Rudas Thermal Bath and relax in the warm thermal waters. Enjoy the spa facilities including the sauna area, a 42-degree thermal pool, an 11-degree plunge pool, as well as a panorama pool.   Then head over to the bistro and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal from the a la carte menu. Select the wine or champagne options to complete your meal with a drink.    Dine while admiring the stunning views over the Danube River and the cityscape. Enjoy this unique wellness adventure, in the heart of Budapest.

Budapest: The Ultimate Late-Night Spa Party Ticket

4. Budapest: The Ultimate Late-Night Spa Party Ticket

Party with the perfect merge of the traditional and modern spa culture of Budapest at The Széchenyi Spa. Find a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the bars. Choose spa ticket options that work the best for you, so you can party how you like. Enjoy a selection of tickets that provide different options of change rooms, and locker spaces. Then, change into your party outfit to dance or swim your night away. Come by for an evening that starts at 9:30 PM and discover the Budapest nightlife and bath culture in the most unique way. Wrap up your evening at 2 AM feeling exhilarated from a relaxing, yet energetic experience.

Budapest: Underground Cave Walking Tour

5. Budapest: Underground Cave Walking Tour

Venture away from the city’s beaten path to the Szemlő-hegyi and Pál-völgyi caves. Follow guides from the Hungarian Caving Association and get access to some parts of the caves that most tourists can’t enter.  Go 500 meters into the two caves, which feature an unusual up-welling of warm, mineral-rich water. Learn why the Szemlő-hegyi Cave is referred to as the underground flower garden of Budapest and see its unique rock formations. Explore the interactive exhibition and educational trail.  Continue to the Pál-völgyi Cave and marvel at Hungary's longest cave system, around 32 kilometers. 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.

Budapest: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

6. Budapest: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

Pamper yourself at the prestigious Thermal Margaret Island for a day. The spa is the wellness center of the Ensana hotel which is located in the middle of the biggest island on the Danube. Enjoy the natural surroundings and take a break from the hubbub of the city. With your ticket, you will have access to the extensive spa facilities including multiple indoor and outdoor thermal pools, the sauna. Enjoy the warm sunshine and the natural beauty of Margaret Island. With a total of 7 different pools and twelve massage rooms, your relaxation is guaranteed.

Budapest: Lukács Thermal Bath Full-Day Spa Ticket

7. Budapest: Lukács Thermal Bath Full-Day Spa Ticket

Experience the luxurious healing and relaxation of the Lukács Thermal Bath in Budapest. Named after its founder Dr. Miklos Lukacz, who discovered the therapeutical benefits of the thermal waters in the late 1800s, this historic spa provides you with traditional treatments and pampering for centuries. Enjoy the thermal waters, rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sulfur – known for their therapeutic properties. Choose from a range of saunas and steam rooms, each with its unique atmosphere and benefits. Swim in the outdoor pools heated to a comfortable temperature and featuring a series of jets and waterfalls. Indulge in traditional Hungarian treatments while you enjoy the grandeur of the historic building. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, or enjoy the therapeutic effects of the thermal pool. 

Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

8. Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

Famous for its gypsy music and turn of the century architecture, the twin towns of Buda and Pest that became the single city of Budapest, and capital of Hungary, is just 2 hours from Vienna, making it an easy and fascinating destination for an away day. On this 12-hour tour, you will cross the Hungarian border and drive through the lowlands. Upon arrival in Budapest, a local guide will take you on a comprehensive 3-hour city tour, covering the main sights. Visit Buda's medieval castle district, including Trinity Square, the Gothic Matyas Church and as well as Buda Castle. Enjoy unparalleled city views from Fisherman's Bastion, towering over the Danube. Crossing the chain bridge to Pest, see St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest's magnificent Opera House and Heroe's Square. Travel down elegant Andrassy Avenue and busy Vaci Street to reach the city center, and treat yourself to a typical Hungarian lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure shopping in Pest's lively center. Or bring your bathing suit and ask your driver to take you to one of Budapest's famous thermal baths, where you can soak the afternoon away. If you plan to stay in Budapest overnight, your driver will drop you off at your city hotel, making for a hassle-free transfer and tour option. Otherwise, they will drive you back to Vienna for your hotel drop off.

Budapest: Margaret Island Spa Day with Swedish Massage

9. Budapest: Margaret Island Spa Day with Swedish Massage

Combine the healing power of nature with innovative spa techniques at the Ensana Thermal Health Spa on Margaret Island. Experience the benefits of the city's thermal waters, relax with a 50-minute Swedish massage, and wash away your stresses with an aromatherapy bath. Kick off your self-care day with some free time to enjoy the spa's facilities. Make use of the swimming pools, thermal baths, adventure pool, sauna, aroma cabin, and steam room for some well-deserved relaxation. There is also a fitness room where you can blow off some steam. Next, soak away your stresses and strains with a 20-minute aromatherapy bath. Breathe in the calming scents of eucalyptus, lemon, wild rose, almond, and lavender as you wash away the struggles of daily life. Finally, enjoy a 50-minute full-body massage. Relax as the therapist uses Swedish massage techniques to enhance blood circulation and lymph flow, re-energizing the body with a special aromatic blend of aroma oils (almond, wild rose, or ylang-ylang).

Budapest: Palatinus Spa & Pools Full-Day Admission

10. Budapest: Palatinus Spa & Pools Full-Day Admission

The Palatinus Bath in Budapest, Hungary is a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city. With its stunning architecture, beautiful surroundings, and wide range of therapeutic treatments, it is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. The bath features multiple outdoor and indoor pools, including a thermal pool, a wave pool, and a children's pool. Whether you are looking to unwind after a long day of sightseeing or seeking a relaxing getaway, the Palatinus Bath has something for everyone. The complex also features a range of saunas, steam rooms, and spa treatments, as well as a gym and fitness center for those looking to stay active. Palatinus Bath is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike, and is a great way to experience the therapeutic benefits of Hungary's thermal waters.

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based on 7,315 reviews

Definitely worth a visit, we loved the outdoor pools and the sauna was lovely after being out in the cold. We booked a cabin which was handy but they are very small! I forgot my towel so ended up buying one there, cost about £19 but it’s good quality. I would definitely recommend getting there early, we arrived around 9:30 and the place was empty. By the time we were leaving it was packed. They also have hair dryers which is really handy.

This was a fun and interesting tour. I definitely recommend it for anyone looking to get a different view and history of Budapest. Peter is a great guide and mixes education and humor very nicely. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved. It’s also very damp in the caves so be prepared for that as well.

A really nice place! It’s huge and even there are many indoor pools, the pool outside is the best. You can drink and/or eat something inside and there’s also a smoking area. You should take sandals and towel with you and I really suggest to rent a private cabin to keep your stuff safe.

Lovely place to spend time on your own or as a couple. Restaurant is fantastic. Experience was more beyond my imagination!

Small and reserved spas, spotlessly clean and very comfortable