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Budapest: Underground Caving Adventure Tour

1. Budapest: Underground Caving Adventure Tour

Experience the natural splendors of the Danube-Ipoly National Park, and climb and crawl your way through Hungary’s longest cave system on a half-day caving expedition. No prior experience of caving is needed to get the most out of this adventure. Famous for its hot springs, Budapest is visited by many people who want to experience the thermal baths. But only a few know that the hot water rushing up from deep underground created something even more extraordinary. In the limestone mountains under Budapest, the heated water formed a huge cave system that is thought to be more than 200 kilometers long. The longest cave of Budapest is the 32 kilometers long Pál-völgyi-Mátyás-hegyi cave system in the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It’s a multi-level labyrinth system where most of the chambers lie under the residential districts of Budapest. The scheduled cave tours are guided by qualified caving guides. During the adventure, you will climb on walls and crawl through narrow passages. Marvel at the natural parts of the cave under the supervision of a professional caving guide (all guides are qualified members of the Hungarian Caving Association). Enjoy the perfect activity for groups, families, or solo travelers looking to make some new friends. Bond through an interactive adventure, where cooperation can definitely make your way easier.

Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

2. Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

Explore a part of the network of underground tunnels under Castle Hill with your guide. Learn more about the history and role of the cave tunnels and their geology. Admire the natural limestone and the manpower that went into creating this labyrinth cave system. Meet for the cave tour either at Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér) or for the shorter tour option at Dárda Street, where you enter the Buda Castle underground cave system. After a short introduction, you will start your tour and learn about the history of the labyrinth-like of the cave system which once served as wine cellars, bomb shelters, and even a medieval prison. Admire the natural limestone caverns and the 800-year-old man-made cellars in one of the most unique caves of Hungary. The tour is a journey through time during which you will be able to learn a lot about not only the geology of the Buda Castle but also about the combined work of man and nature throughout many centuries.

Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

3. Budapest: 2.5-Hour 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: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

4. Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

Start at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you walk around the magnificent Matthias Church. Admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building.  Head to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes and walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace.  Walk back from the Royal Palace, and explore the other side of the castle. From the medieval walls, you have an excellent view towards the Buda Hills - the western part of the city with its forests and nature parks.  After the guided walking tour enjoy a few minutes break in the entrance hall of the Hospital in the Rock Museum. Receive a skip-the-line ticket from your tour guide and who will help you to join your scheduled visit to the museum. This will be the most exciting part of your tour. Have a 1-hour guided tour in the "Hospital in the Rock" WW2 underground bunker museum. This place used to be a secret military hospital hidden deep down below the Buda Castle. The hospital is part of a system of natural caves and tunnels, that stretches over nearly six miles. The museum that is located in the old rooms of the hospital was established to preserve its rich history.  See many rooms exhibiting hundreds of lifelike wax figures and showing you the story of the underground hospital, that was then turned into an atomic bunker during World War 2. Follow your guide through the tunnels of this place and get a feeling of what life during these times, especially as a wounded soldier must have looked like.

Budapest’s Gellért Hill: Self-Guided Game and City Tour

5. Budapest’s Gellért Hill: Self-Guided Game and City Tour

Solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser – and discover Budapest's Gellért Hill in a whole new way with this unique interactive activity. The game involves solving 15 ingenious puzzles while learning secret stories on the side. Each riddle takes you from one undiscovered location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts – including facts some locals don't even know. Learn why Gellért Hill is a must-see for anyone visiting the Hungarian capital, with stunning views over the Danube and many historical buildings. Come across modern street art and classical masterpieces, and explore local parks, the Philosopher’s Garden, Liberty Statue, Cave Church, Gellért Hotel and Bath. This game is suitable for friends, couples, professional teams and families with kids. The tour is self-guided so you can enjoy it at your own pace.

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Amazing experience! Definitely worth the money, I had the best time! The guide was so friendly & personable. She made everyone feel comfortable & joked throughout, making the experience that much more fun. The actual caving was great, you had to squeeze through small crevices & climb up rocks. Much more exciting than a traditional cave walking tour!

Really enjoyed this tour! I can be somewhat claustrophobic, and I didn’t have any issues. I felt the tunnels were well ventilated and very large. There wasn’t any time where I felt suffocated or anxious in the size of them.

An amazing tour with a fantastic tour guide. Just be careful of what footware you choose at its can be muddy.

The tour was very interesting and the guide was absolutely fantastic. It's a must!

Worth it, it's nice and cool down there, ideal for hot summer days