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Small-Group Budapest Cave Walk

Magpie ID: ZQBFEW
Location: Budapest
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3 hours

Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Budapest
Highlights Budapest's natural cave system
Geological history of the region
Explorer's routes where no other tour goes
Summary
See the "Underground Flower Garden of Budapest" made of spectacular mineral formations. Experience breathing the dust and allergen free air, whilst hiking exclusive routes accessed only by our guides. 

Explore 2 amazing caves in the Budapest Hills with our professional English speaking guides who are all qualified members of the Hungarian Caving Association. Follow unique routes for between 2.5 - 3 hours in an intimate group of less than 10 people.

Description
Many people know that Hungary is a country blessed with an abundance of thermal springs. But few people are aware, that these same medicinal waters have carved a deep and intricate cave system under the city over the course of millions of years.

In Budapest there are two main caves with public access and both nestle within the beautiful Buda Hills. Your professional English speaking guides (who are all members of the Hungarian Caving Association) will take you hiking on routes unique to this tour, walking along comfortable concrete walkways and stairs.

You start with a visit to Szemlő-hegyi Cave known as "the under ground flower garden of Budapest", a tribute to the spectacular formations of pisolite and gypsum crystals. The mineral laden waters have created forms such as "popcorn", "pea stones" and "cauliflowers", with these covering the walls and made even more beautiful by the illuminations. Because the caves enjoy a steady temperature of 12 degrees Celsius, with dust and allergen free air, along with 100% humidity, at it lowest level there is a respiratory sanatorium.

From here you take a pleasant walk (about 1km) to the next site, Pál-völgyi Cave. It's the longest cave system in Hungary at around 31 km and is known for its lofty passageways and great level differences. Audiophiles take note as you will experience the famous Theatre Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with its impressive acoustics. The tour concludes with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves many hidden exits.

Commentary English: Guide
Included Caving entry fee to 2 caves
Excluded Transport to and from the meeting point
Know before you book This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years and 115 cm
Know before you go A minimum of 2 guests are required for this tour to run
The temperature in the caves remains at a constant 12 °C (54 °F) all year, so guests should wear warm casual clothes. The caves are dry during the year
Wearing comfortable hiking or closed-toe sport shoes are recommended, flip flops, high heels are not suitable for the tour
Guests must sign a waiver form to participate on this tour. (Parents/guardians must sign liability and waiver forms for any participants under the age of 18 years.)
Participants must be able to walk up and down several flights of steep stairs without difficulty
Additional Information Minimum age: 5
Minimum height: 115 cm

Operating Info:

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid From date booked

Location

Type: Ends location
Lat & Long:
Address: Pál-völgyi Caves - 1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi str 162, Budapest
Notes:
End Location Address Pál-völgyi Caves - 1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi str 162, Budapest

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
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Adult 18-99 years Available on request
Student 13-26 years Available on request

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