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Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

1. Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

Explore a part of the network of underground tunnels under Castle Hill with your guide. Learn more about the history and role of the cave tunnels and their geology. Admire the natural limestone and the manpower that went into creating this labyrinth cave system. Meet your guide at the meeting point on Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér) and enter the Buda Castle underground cave system. After a short introduction, you will start your tour and learn about the history of the labyrinth-like of the cave system which once served as wine cellars, bomb shelters, and even a medieval prison. Admire the natural limestone caverns and the 800-year-old man-made cellars in one of the most unique caves of Hungary. The tour is a journey through time during which you will be able to learn a lot about not only the geology of the Buda Castle but also about the combined work of man and nature throughout many centuries.

Budapest: Underground Caving Adventure Tour

2. Budapest: Underground Caving Adventure Tour

Experience the natural splendors of the Danube-Ipoly National Park, and climb and crawl your way through Hungary’s longest cave system on a half-day caving expedition. No prior experience of caving is needed to get the most out of this adventure. Famous for its hot springs, Budapest is visited by many people who want to experience the thermal baths. But only a few know that the hot water rushing up from deep underground created something even more extraordinary. In the limestone mountains under Budapest, the heated water formed a huge cave system that is thought to be more than 200 kilometers long. The longest cave of Budapest is the 32 kilometers long Pál-völgyi-Mátyás-hegyi cave system in the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It’s a multi-level labyrinth system where most of the chambers lie under the residential districts of Budapest. The scheduled cave tours are guided by qualified caving guides. During the adventure, you will climb on walls and crawl through narrow passages. Marvel at the natural parts of the cave under the supervision of a professional caving guide (all guides are qualified members of the Hungarian Caving Association). Enjoy the perfect activity for groups, families, or solo travelers looking to make some new friends. Bond through an interactive adventure, where cooperation can definitely make your way easier.

Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

3. Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

Venture away from the city’s beaten path to the Szemlő-hegyi and Pál-völgyi caves. Follow guides from the Hungarian Caving Association and get access to some parts of the caves that most tourists can’t enter.  Go 500 meters into the two caves, which feature an unusual up-welling of warm, mineral-rich water. Learn why the Szemlő-hegyi Cave is referred to as the underground flower garden of Budapest and see its unique rock formations. Explore the interactive exhibition and educational trail.  Continue to the Pál-völgyi Cave and marvel at Hungary's longest cave system, around 32 kilometers. Find stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, and glittering calcite crystals.  Experience the famous Theater Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with impressive acoustics. Finish your tour with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves' many hidden exits.

Budapest’s Gellért Hill: Self-Guided Game and City Tour

4. Budapest’s Gellért Hill: Self-Guided Game and City Tour

Solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser – and discover Budapest's Gellért Hill in a whole new way with this unique interactive activity. The game involves solving 15 ingenious puzzles while learning secret stories on the side. Each riddle takes you from one undiscovered location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts – including facts some locals don't even know. Learn why Gellért Hill is a must-see for anyone visiting the Hungarian capital, with stunning views over the Danube and many historical buildings. Come across modern street art and classical masterpieces, and explore local parks, the Philosopher’s Garden, Liberty Statue, Cave Church, Gellért Hotel and Bath. This game is suitable for friends, couples, professional teams and families with kids. The tour is self-guided so you can enjoy it at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 153 reviews

The guide was really funny and made the tour interactive. We forgot to tip her and really regretted it after because she deserves it. The caves were interesting, I have been living in Budapest for a while so I enjoyed hearing all the information about places I knew. The person I was with was in Budapest for the first time and he also enjoyed it. It's something different to do in Budapest. Would recommend!

Must go to experience for anyone who is even slightly interested in history. The guide, had a very good knowledge of the Hungarian history and explained the caves in a very engaging way.

Excellent tour for the whole family! Our 9-year old daughter was asking many questions from the guide and was in general very interested.

Incredibly exciting! Without a doubt worth a visit. Competent and captivating guide. Remember warmer clothes.

Great to see below the surface and more about the Castle District