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Caving Under Budapest

Budapest, Hungary
About Caving Under Budapest
Take a trip into the magical world of caves! Explore the longest cave of Hungary in its unperturbed state! You’ll enter a labyrinthine world of natural corridors and chambers. During the 2.5-3 hrs long tour no pavement or floodlight helps your way, only your headlamp will give some light, and you will often have to climb across rocks and crawl through narrow passages. Be ready for the adventure! You can join us without prior experience of caving. Trained guides lead the tours, and you'll be supplied with the necessary equipment (overalls, helmets, and lights). Background information on the area: Budapest is the capital of the caves. More than 200 caves are known under the residential Buda side of the town. The caves in the limestone mountains of Budapest were created by hot water rushing up from deep underground - the same thermal springs that supply our famous spas. The area is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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While touring the urban sights of Budapest above ground, it can be hard to imagine that the extensive Palvolgyi-Matyashegyi cave system extends underground. See it for yourself on this caving adventure. You don't need to have caving experience, although a good level of fitness is required for crawling, squeezing, and scrambling through the chambers and tunnels. You'll be provided with all necessary safety equipment, and be accompanied by an experienced guide.
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2.5 – 3 hrs long adventurous climbing-crawling tour into a 30 km long multi-level labyrinth system (the longest cave of Hungary). During the caving tour you will often have to climb on walls and crawl through narrow passages.

Age limit: 8-55 yrs. It is strongly not recommended for very overweight people.
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Cave Walk – a less adventurous tour, fine even for those who suffer from claustrophobia, no upper age limit 2.5-3 hrs private Cave Walk into two caves, both paved and equipped with artificial lighting. The first cave is the ”underground flower garden” of Budapest because of its charasteristic mineral concretions (cave corals, calcite plates) and gypsum crystals. The other cave has calcite and barite crystals and calcite plate deposits originating from former hot-water lakes. Stalactites and stalagmites can also be found there.

Please note: this is a private tour for small groups with English guiding. The caves can be also visited on a lower price by joining the regular Hungarian guided tours (usually school groups or families) that starts hourly.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are an adventurous person who loves the outdoors or a casual tourist who prefers off-the-beaten-path experiences, you will love Caving Under Budepest! This experience was the highlight of my three days in Hungary. Our guide Eva was extremely knowledgeable about the caves and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cave tour in Budapest required us to wear miners gear and crawl through narrow tunnels. At one spot we stopped, turned off our lamps and listened to the guide sing us a folk song! The tour was challenging but wonderful. Though, you have to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awsome experience - not the usual touristic cave visit. The whole trip took about 2h through the cave system which is not one of the usual touristic ones (with lights and all) and it was done according to the group's level of skill (reviewed by...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Fab way to experience the underground of Budapest. Great idea to do as something different. We had so much fun.

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Reviewed July 31, 2019
Review of: Cave Walk Tour

We took the English speaking tour and the guide was an expert caver so had a good deal of knowledge about caves and spoke good English. The caves were user-friendly with good pavement and handrails almost everywhere. Going from one cave to the next involved...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We decided to go caving underground and weren’t sure what to expect. We loved it! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, experienced and helpful throughout. He shared his personal & professional experiences, gave clear directions and answered any questions that we had. We appreciated this experience,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

I arrived at meet up and was greeted by our friendly guide, he was super funny and I can't remember his name (Szilard?). We got suited up, gave us a brief and off we went. There is a level of fitness needed and you'll crawl...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

Local tram & bus service will get you there easily, but last bus runs only every 20 minutes. We aimed to be there 30 minutes early, and arrived with 20 minutes to spare. A 10km taxi trip from town is reasonable (4000 Huf). The guide...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

A friend and I attended the caving during mid April, and both really enjoyed the experience. It's a bit out of the way of public transport, so we had to take a taxi to get there, but it's a cheap trip given that it isn't...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DrinkAllTheBeer
CavingBudapest, Public Relations Manager at Caving Under Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Dear DrinkAllTheBeer, Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the caving experience!

Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

We did the adventure caving and it was a very cool experience that changes from the classic visits we would do in Budapest. It takes around 45 min from the center to go there, just be careful with the bus 65 or 65a because only...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Cécile V
CavingBudapest, Public Relations Manager at Caving Under Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Dear Cécile V, Thank you for your review! We will pass your compliments to our guide Dalma, we are pleased that you enjoyed the tour.

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May 13, 2019|
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Response from Anjo8622 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I’m 50 and fairly fit. You should be fine. Wear grippy footwear. It’s a brilliant experience!!
May 27, 2018|
Response from Stare528 | Reviewed this property |
Good to hear you'll be checking the caves out! They do not offer a shuttle but the city bus system picks up literally steps away from the caves. Check out some maps for the correct bus number and you are good to go. We... More
May 13, 2018|
Response from Nikki A | Reviewed this property |
Hey Lily, not sure which specific tour you’re looking at but the one I did which was at Palvolgyi Caves, I just sent them an email to secure my place (no credit card details required) then it was a cash only payment at the... More