Small-Group Budapest Caving Tour

Magpie ID: QLKOTZ
Location: Budapest
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 180.0 - 210.0 minutes
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Max Group Size:
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. 

Description
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!
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.

Commentary English: Guide
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 onfirmation 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
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
Know before you go Guest should dress for 16-18°C and have a warm pullover
Caving overalls are provided on this tour
Additional Information


Not recommended for: pregnant women
Health Items

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
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Fixed Times

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Sunday
Monday 15:30
Tuesday 10:30
Wednesday 15:30
Thursday 10:30
Friday 15:30
Saturday 14:30

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Locations

Type: Starts location
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Address: Pál-völgyi Caves - 1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi str 162., Budapest, HU
Directions: 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. Note: 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.
Notes:
Start Location Notes Pál-völgyi Caves - 1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi str 162., Budapest, HU

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 18-64 years €44.00 Available on request
Youth 14-26 years €42.00 Available on request

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Terms and Conditions

1. We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
2. Failure to show up on time to the stated meeting point for the program is considered a no show and the fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
3. As supplier we are not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents, loss of money, loss of any personal items or objects during tours. Tour guests are advised to have their own personal travel insurance.
4. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our walking, bike and Segway tours, it's not possible for us to accommodate people with limited mobility.
5. Supplier reserves the right to refuse service from guests in extreme circumstances (i.e. improper conduct, disturbance of other guests, disruptive behavior, suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol/narcotics) without refund.
6. Only stated person(s) on ticket may use the ticket. Guests need to present a valid ID card or e-voucher as a supporting document should they be asked to by staff.
7. Student rate requires valid student card at the time of the service and has to be displayed to the staff at arrival.
8. Segway, e-bike and caving has special terms and conditions, age, height or weight restrictions, security precautions. Please make it visible for your customers before booking the services as we can not offer refund on the spot. (details are at the tour information)

Voucher Info

You must present a paper voucher for this tour.

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption