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Small-Group Budapest Caving Adventure

Magpie ID: OCQZWK
Location: Budapest
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: minutes

Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Budapest
Highlights Informative
friendly and professional guideAll necessary equipment includedAll entrance fees included
Summary
While in Budapest, don't miss the unique opportunity to visit the city’s caves with this small-group caving tour. With expert instruction and technical equipment provided, this is a great introduction to the exhilarating sport of caving. Accompanied by your professional guide, you’ll crawl and climb across the multilevel Palvolgyi-Matyashegyi labyrinth system, most of whose chambers lie under the residential district of Budapest. With no more than 20 people on this small-group tour, you are sure to have a superlative and personal experience.
Crawling, climbing, extreme fun in a unique setting!
 Budapest’s hot springs have left a huge underground caving system which can be explored through climbing and crawling!

Description
Our regularly scheduled cave tour lasts for around 2.5 – 3 hours and is overseen by qualified caving guides. You'll often have to climb walls and crawl through narrow passages, and all deep underground, so be prepared for unique experience. This caving adventure in Budapest is probably not the best tour for the claustrophobic!

Under the supervision of professional caving guides, you'll travel through natural parts of the caves. All caving equipment is provided, including overalls, helmets and lamps and you can change clothes in changing rooms. Even though you might have to crawl, climb, scramble or creep a great deal, no previous caving experience required.

All tour guides are members of the Hungarian Caving Association.

Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is famous for its hot springs. 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 Budapest is the 20.1 km long Pál-völgyi-Mátyás-hegyi cave system located in the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It is a real multi-level labyrinth system with most of its chambers under the residential 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.
 
 The tours lead though natural parts of the cave, with the supervision of professional caving guides. All the necessary equipment - overall, helmet, light - is provided. You can change your clothes in changing rooms. Though one has to crawl, climb, scramble or creep many times during the tour, no previous experience in caving is needed.
 
 Tour guides are qualified members of the Hungarian Caving Association.

Included Caving entry fee
Professional caving guide for the tour
Use of helmet and lamp
Use of overall suit
Excluded Transport to and from the meeting point
No food or drink is included but available
Know before you book We do not allow pregnant women to participate
Know before you go must wear suitable, closed-toe sports shoes for this tour
Guests must sign a waiver form to participate on this tour
Guest should dress for 16-18°C and have a warm pullover
Participants must be physically fit for climbing and crawl for 2 hours
Additional Information


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

  • Due to insurance reasons this tour is not suitable for guests under the age of 14 and over the age of 55. Guests under or over this age limit will be refused to participate on the tour with no refunds. 

  • Each participant must wear suitable, closed-toe sports shoes for this tour - flip flops, high heels and sandals are not suitable and guests will forfeit their participations without refund

  • Guests must sign a waiver form to participate on this tour

  • Guest should dress for 16-18°C and have a warm pullover

  • Caving overalls are provided on this tour

  • Not responsible for accidents on the tour. Tour guides are qualified members of the Hungarian caving association

  • Participants must be physically fit for climbing and crawl for 2 hours

  • For the safety of the mother and baby, we do not allow pregnant women to participate

Minimum age: 14
Maximum age: 5

Operating Info:

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 6 guests per booking
Valid From date booked

Location

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: At the Pál-völgyi Caves - 1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi str 162.
Directions: Directions from the city center by public transportation: Catch bus number 9 towards 'Óbuda, Bogdáni út' Bus number 9 has several stops in the central area of Budapest, you can catch it from Kalvin Square, Astoria, Deak Ferenc Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, Arany Janos Street, Nyugati Railway Station etc. You need to get off from the bus at Kolosy Square. Walk down Lajos Street until you reach Szepvolgyi Street and turn to the right. Walk 100 m until you reach the bus terminal. From Kolosy Square you should catch bus number 65 or 65A. Get off at 'Pál-völgyi cseppkőbarlang', 5 stops from Kolosy Square.
Notes: (The travel time from the center to the caves is about 45 minutes by public transport.) Please make sure you have valid transport pass or public transport tickets with you! Please, note that the buses only stop if someone gets off the vehicle, you can ask the bus driver remind you when you reach your destination. Public transport tickets: please buy them in advance. 1 single ticket is valid for 1 journey. If you change busses, you need to validate a new ticket.
Start Location Notes At the Pál-völgyi Caves - 1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi str 162.

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes:

Pricing

PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 18-55 years €44.00 Available on request
Student 14-26 years €42.00 Available on request

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