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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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Small-Group Budapest Caving Tour
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Exhilarating and unique experience

What a great and fascinating experience. The tour guide was very knowledgable and a very good guide. It can get warm in the caves, because it can be handwork. You get given... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Winchester, United Kingdom

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great and fascinating experience. The tour guide was very knowledgable and a very good guide. It can get warm in the caves, because it can be handwork. You get given overalls so wear something light and unrestraining underneath. The caving is really cool - you climb, jump, crawl and squeeze through small crawl spaces. If you are claustrophobic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter and I went on the 4 hour caving experience, one of our highlights while visiting Budapest. Agnes Polyak was our guide, she was excellent. My daughter is a Geology major in college and Agnes pointed out many interesting fossils and rock formations. She was knowledgeable and fun and even sang our group a couple of Hungarian folk songs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cave labyrinth are a nice place to spend a short maze of caves that were built many years ago and have been used for many things including shelter and protection, populated Beige

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This caving trip is cheap off the bat, only about $23! It is 100% worth it, I would have even paid double for it looking back! You get to go caving for 3 hours and the guide we had was great! If you are claustrophobic like me, you will be able to face your fears and nothing is really too... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this tour simply because I am a great best friend and decided to try and overcome my fear of small spaces to satisfy my friend as she has been eager to do this for years. I did not over come my fear and It certainly reminded me of all the reasons I hate small spaces... HOWEVER, Our tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be ready for a workout. The tour is around 3 hours and involves lots of crawling, climbing, and fitting through tight spaces. I learned a lot of the techniques though, and exploring the cave was really incredible. Our guide was amazing, a long haired rugged Hungarian dude who had a talent for making people laugh. He navigated the caves as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family (husband and teen-aged daughter) took this tour - it was so much fun!!! I was hesitant at first, but our tour guide, who was PHENOMENAL (and also hilarious), did such a great job guiding us, explaining the geology, and encouraging us every step of the way. It was hard work (we were very sore the next day) but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very special attraction, because it is underground. Interesting to see, although some parts are in complete darkness. Really something different

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is only for people who are looking to try something different, that challenges you and pushes beyond what you would normally do. I'm 6,4 and I found it very challenging to squeeze through the gaps, I went the wrong way at the sandwich and got stuck but didn't panic and found it a very thrilling experience. It's very involving,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

As someone who had been dreaming of an "actual" caving experience for a very long time, I can say that I wasn't disappointed. Our guide was outstanding: knowledgeable, funny, encouraging. The tour itself was a lot of fun and involved crawling, climbing and squeezing through very tight spaces - it sounds and looks a bit scary at first, but is... More 

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