friendly and professional guideAll necessary equipment includedAll entrance fees included
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!
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
Maximum age: 5
|Booking Cut-off||No booking cut-off applies|
|Minimum||2 guests per booking|
|Maximum||6 guests per booking|
|Valid||From date booked|
|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 Cut-off:||24 hours|
|PRICING||RETAIL PRICE||NET RATE|
|Adult||18-55 years||€44.00||Available on request|
|Student||14-26 years||€42.00||Available on request|