Budapest Cave Walk #109579

Magpie ID: ZQBFEW
Reservation System: Bokun
API Provider: Bokun
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Location: Budapest
Category: Outdoor Adventure
Duration: 150.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 15
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Budapest
Highlights Small group tour with an expert caving guide
Explore Budapest's natural cave system and learn the geological history of the region
Visit to 2 caves: Szemlőhegyi and Pál-völgyi Caves
Explorer's routes where no other tour goes
Summary
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 Professional English speaking expert caving guide for the tour
Caving entry fee to 2 caves
Excluded Pick-up and drop-off
No food or drink is included but available
Know before you book This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years and 115 cm
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
You must be able to walk up and down several flights of steep stairs without difficulty
You 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.)
Please note that this is a small-group English speaking expert guided tour with special routes and assistance in both caves. The caves are also open to the public and organize regular visits in Hungarian
Know before you go 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
You 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.)
Additional Information

Minimum age: 5
Minimum height: 115 cm
Not recommended for: people with medical conditions
Dress Code: Wearing comfortable hiking or closed-toe sport shoes are recommended, flip flops, high heels are not suitable for the tour
Accessibility: Travellers easily arrive and depart on public transport
Health Items

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 17 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 6 guests per booking
Valid From date booked

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From To
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday 10:15
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 10:15

Availability Notes

From To Notes
No tours on: 24,25,26,31 December, 1 January

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 47.5284078, 19.0244195
Address: Szemlő-hegyi Cave, Budapest, 1025, HU
Directions: Directions from the city center by public transportation (travel time from the center to the caves is about 45 minutes) From Pest downtown: Catch bus nr. 9 towards 'Óbuda, Bogdáni út' (Bus nr. 9 has several stops in the central area of Budapest, you can catch it from the 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 on the Lajos street until you reach Szepvolgyi Street and turn to the right. Walk 100 meters until you reach the bus terminal. From Kolosy Square you should catch bus nr. 29 and get off at 'Szemlő-hegyi Barlang', 5 stops from Kolosy Square. Please note that the buses only stop if someone wants to get off - you can ask the bus driver remind you when you reach your destination.
Notes: https://goo.gl/maps/AvRy5eVKzDE2
Start Location Notes Szemlő-hegyi Cave, Budapest, 1025, HU
End Location Address Pál-völgyi Caves, Szépvölgyi str 162, Budapest, 1025, HU
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long:
Address: Pál-völgyi Caves, Szépvölgyi str 162, Budapest, 1025, HU
Directions: Bus nr 65 stops near the cave entrance and goes back to Kolosy Square.
Notes:
Start Location Notes Szemlő-hegyi Cave, Budapest, 1025, HU
End Location Address Pál-völgyi Caves, Szépvölgyi str 162, Budapest, 1025, HU

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: custom
Cancellation Cut-off: 48 hours
Cancellation Notes: As this is a special experience we apply unique cancellation conditions. Up to 48 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund. Less than 48 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

2020 RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 18-99 years €48.00 Available on request
Youth 5-26 years €46.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2020
Option Description All year round

Other Information

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 the tour we can not 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. 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

Please show up 15 minutes prior to tour time.
The temperature in the caves remains at a constant 12 °C (54 °F) all year, so please wear warm casual clothes. The caves are dry during the year. Wearing comfortable hiking or closed-toe sport shoes needed, flip flops, high heels are not suitable on this tour.
You must be able to walk up and down several flights of steep stairs without difficulty.
Organizer is not responsible for any accidents. We require our guests to sign a waiver form to participate on this tour.
Refreshments are not included but available.

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