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Caving Under Budapest

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Address: Szepvoelgyi ut 162., Budapest 1025, Hungary
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is famous for its hot springs all over the...

Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is famous for its hot springs all over the world. 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 Hungary is the more than 30 km (20 miles) long Pál-völgyi-cave system located in the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It is a real multi-level labyrinth system with most of its chambers under the residental 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. You will be supplied with overalls, helmets, and lights.

You don’t need to have any previous experience in caving.

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I would recommend this to anyone who is a bit adventurous and visiting Budapest. Very different from what you normally do in a city and the guides are great!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend this to anyone who is a bit adventurous and visiting Budapest. Very different from what you normally do in a city and the guides are great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far the best thing we did in Budapest! We were only in Budapest for 3 days but having read the reviews of this place we decided to book and we weren't disappointed! We were a group of 6 and none of us had been caving before. Several members of the group were pretty nervous about going so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

If this is the underground beneath the church and castle, then it is fairly spooky. We walked through and it can really creep you out depending.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend this was extremely fun and great value for money. Felt in safe hands the whole time and will definitely remember this in 20 years time !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The guide was so knowledgeable and has been guiding for 16 years. Its very intense but luckily the tour can be tailored to the difficulty level of the group. At one point we had to army crawl and tilt our heads to the side to fit through the space. Definitely not for anyone with a remote fear of small spaces.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing experience, it was difficult enough that you felt as if you accomplished something. The guide was awesome and it was a good group of people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We had one rainy day, and decided to visit some caves on the Buda side. We had some trouble finding the right busses to get there. When we arrived we put signed ourselves up for the two caves. The first cave was an tour in hungarian. They gave us a paper where some english information told us about the different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Good and fun experience with good guides. We did a moderate challenging tour with plenty of crawling through narrow passes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Awesome and informative guide. We really enjoyed the experience, though I did not find it to be a challenging as others had suggested. Would be great if gum boots/wellies were provided as your shoes are very dirty by the end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely worthwhile thing to visit! It might seem to be a bit expensive, but it's worth that money! We were crawling, we were singing and what even more interesting we felt fear and overcame it. Our guide was brilliant and made no efforts to turn caving into real adventure!

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