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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

1. Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Book your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath in advance and avoid the long wait in the queue at the entrance. Additionally, take advantage of complimentary tasting of Hungary's famous spirit "pálinka" on an optional guided tour inside the Pálinka Museum. The Széchenyi Bath is the largest thermal spring bath complex not only in Budapest but in Europe as well. It was built in 1913 in a Neo-baroque style. At the time it opened its baths were private, having separate steam baths for men and women, as well as different public baths for men and women. In 1927, the spa complex was expanded and today it comprises 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools. After its expansion, the thermal artesian wasn’t adequate to supply the spa, so a new well was drilled. The second thermal spring dates from 1938. Towels and swimsuits are available for purchase only, no rental. Please note that swimsuits that cover the entire body are not permitted. During your visit, blow off some steam at the pools of Széchenyi Spa (built-in 1913.), which is Europe’s largest healing bath with its’ 15 indoor, and 3 grand outdoor pools. Pools are of varying temperatures, between 18 to 38 °C (64 to 100 °F), and complex covering 6220 square meters (67000 sq ft) also includes saunas and steam bath. Afterward, discover a hidden gem in the city center to taste some Hungarian pálinka (spirits; non-alcoholic drinks are also available). Differently from whiskey or vodka, pálinka is made exclusively from different sorts of fruits and has an aromatic smell. Inside the Pálinka Museum's interactive exhibits, you will learn about its birth, tradition, and history. That’s why Hungary's Pálinka Act of Parliament exists which regulates and protects the production and quality of palinka.

Budapest: Rudas Spa Wellness and Dining Experience

2. Budapest: Rudas Spa Wellness and Dining Experience

Spend a day at the 450-year-old Rudas Thermal Bath and relax in the warm thermal waters. Enjoy the spa facilities including the sauna area, a 42-degree thermal pool, an 11-degree plunge pool, as well as a panorama pool.   Then head over to the bistro and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal from the a la carte menu. Select the wine or champagne options to complete your meal with a drink.    Dine while admiring the stunning views over the Danube River and the cityscape. Enjoy this unique wellness adventure, in the heart of Budapest.

Budapest: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

3. Budapest: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

Pamper yourself at the prestigious Thermal Margaret Island for a day. The spa is the wellness center of the Ensana hotel which is located in the middle of the biggest island on the Danube. Enjoy the natural surroundings and take a break from the hubbub of the city. With your ticket, you will have access to the extensive spa facilities including multiple indoor and outdoor thermal pools, the sauna, and the solarium. Enjoy the warm sunshine and the natural beauty of Margaret Island. With a total of 7 different pools and twelve massage rooms, your relaxation is guaranteed.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 7,232 reviews

Definitely worth a day or half a day in this Spa! You have a variety of hot medium and cold baths you can relax in. Sauna and steam rooms in few places. The restaurant is open from 8am. Check in was easy and we were led straight to the spa. If you don’t have swimwear, towels and flip flops you can buy them at the shop there. When you buy the day pass you can stay 9am till it closes at 6pm. We did not get the tour of the museum or the welcome drink. We didn’t bother asking as well. We had a great time at the hot springs. It was amazing. Highly recommended.

We walked from the city centre which took around 30 minutes, we then showed our get your guide ticket and we then had access to the spa the full day. I would recommend getting a room to get changed as this isn’t much of an extra cost. Drinks and food inside are not overly expensive however it can be difficult to find a bed so I would recommend going early.

Very cool place! There are a bunch of health pools, including jacuzzi, heated pools, the usual large pool is also present. There is a shower, 2 towels and a key to the lockers are provided. I would recommend this place to visit, definitely better than the Széchenyi bath

We were so lucky to have lovely weather in early May and really enjoyed the experience. We also had a fantastic massage, go early if it’s a busy holiday season. We arrived at 10am and had our massage at 2pm. Highly recommended.

Really interesting place with lots of different baths. Very easy to get the tickets with the instructions provided. We went on a Monday and it was still very busy but it was beautiful