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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 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). The complex covering 6220 square meters (67000 sq ft) also includes saunas and a 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: Full-Day Gellért Spa Ticket

2. Budapest: Full-Day Gellért Spa Ticket

Make your visit to Budapest complete by visiting one of its world-famous thermal spas. The Gellért Spa is popular with the locals, and overlooks the Danube River. The spa is famous for the Art Nouveau style of its main hall and gallery, and the spa's glass roof creates the most peaceful bath atmosphere in Budapest.

Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

3. Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

Explore, visit, and taste the best of Budapest with the official city pass. Enjoy unlimited public transportation and free entry to more than 30 attractions included. Take a guided sightseeing tour of Buda and Pest, freshen up at St. Lukacs Thermal Bath, and enjoy discounts of up to 50 percent at attractions, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Museums that can be visited free of charge with the Budapest Card: • Hungarian National Gallery • Hungarian National Museum • Museum of Fine Arts • Budapest History Museum – Castle Museum • Memento Park – Statue Park Museum • Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center • House of Hungarian Photographers – Mai Manó House • Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art • Budapest History Museum – Aquincum Museum • Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts • Vasarely Museum • Budapest History Museum – Kiscell Museum • Csopa Science Center Other attractions included in the Budapest Card: • Free visit at Budatower • Free visit at Pálvölgyi Cave • Free Official Budapest Castle Bus • Free Pest and Buda guided walking tours • Free admission to St. Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool • Free ride on Zugliget Chairlift Discounted experiences with the Budapest Card: • 50% discount off the guided tours at Liszt Music Academy • 50% discount at St. Stephen's Hall - Buda Castle • 25% discount on Legenda city cruises • 25% discount at Hospital in the Rock - nuclear bunker museum • 20% discount at City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off • 20% discount at the Széchenyi Bath, Rudas Bath, Aquaworld Resort, Lupa Beach • 15% discount on door-to-door airport transfer by miniBUD • 10% discount at Dohany Street Synagogue • 10-20% discount at Molnár's Kürtőskalács, Halaszbastya Restaurant, Zsolnay Café, Parisi Passage Cafe, Cafe Astoria, Hard Rock Café Budapest Card 72 Plus With the Budapest Card 72 Plus, you’ll get access to the 100+ services included in the Budapest Card and: • Door-to-door airport transfers by MiniBUD airport shuttle • Danube river cruise with Legenda Duna Bella • Return ride on the Buda Castle Funicular • Admission to Matthias Church • Hungarian dessert (Molnár’s kürtőskalács)

Budapest: Rudas Spa Wellness and Dining Experience

4. 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

5. 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. 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.

Budapest: Széchényi Thermal Bath Palm House Pass

6. Budapest: Széchényi Thermal Bath Palm House Pass

Experience the best of Hungarian wellness culture on a dayspalm ticket to Szechenyi Bath, one of the most iconic and historic thermal baths located in the heart of Budapest. Access the Bath's different facilities such private pool while you drink and snack. Avail the facilities of the luxurious VIP day spa area such as private pool, sauna, and steam room. Access the main pools and take a hot dip in one of the thermal pools. Relax in style with comfortable lounge chairs and personalized service. Sip on a cocktail (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) and munch on fresh fruits while you enjoy the spa services.

Budapest: Lukács Thermal Bath Full-Day Spa Ticket

7. Budapest: Lukács Thermal Bath Full-Day Spa Ticket

Experience the luxurious healing and relaxation of the Lukács Thermal Bath in Budapest. Named after its founder Dr. Miklos Lukacz, who discovered the therapeutical benefits of the thermal waters in the late 1800s, this historic spa provides you with traditional treatments and pampering for centuries. Enjoy the thermal waters, rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sulfur – known for their therapeutic properties. Choose from a range of saunas and steam rooms, each with its unique atmosphere and benefits. Swim in the outdoor pools heated to a comfortable temperature and featuring a series of jets and waterfalls. Indulge in traditional Hungarian treatments while you enjoy the grandeur of the historic building. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, or enjoy the therapeutic effects of the thermal pool. 

Guided Jewish Heritage Grand Tour and Szechenyi Spa Entry

8. Guided Jewish Heritage Grand Tour and Szechenyi Spa Entry

The first part of the Grand Tour (starting from 10 am) includes Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes’ Temple, and Jewish Center. After a short break, you continue our walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, where synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops can be found. While your guide tells you important facts and local stories from this area, you also get to know more about Budapest. During your journey you visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, then you pass by the famous Gozsdu Passage. The third station of the Synagogue Triangle is the Kazinczy Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. At the end of the tour, you will have the chance to enjoy a cake in a glatt kosher confectionery. Szechenyi bath's thermal spring is one of the deepest and warmest in the city. In the Szechenyi there are 15 indoor pools that vary in size and range of temperature from 20°C to 40°C and 3 outdoor pools. The outdoor activity bath includes a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence production, neck shower, and a water beam back massage installed in the sitting banks. Get to know the true meaning of relaxation within the walls of the Szechenyi Spa! Guests may enter via the fast track entrance lane, which means, you don't need to waste time waiting on your holiday. Hot thermal water temperature enables you to enjoy the outdoor view even when its cold outside. Steam baths, wave and swimming pools are all open for visitors. Take the Jewish tour from 10 am then relax in the spa until even 10 pm. You may also attend the two programs on different days, however, please let the supplier know of the exact days beforehand. Please note that swimsuits which cover the entire body are not permitted.

Budapest: Dandar Thermal Bath Full-Day Admission

9. Budapest: Dandar Thermal Bath Full-Day Admission

Located in a beautifully restored Art Nouveau building, the bath features a range of indoor and outdoor pools filled with thermal water that is rich in minerals and trace elements. In addition to the pools, the bath also offers saunas, steam rooms, and a range of massage and beauty treatments. With your tickets, you'll have access to all of these facilities and can spend the day relaxing and rejuvenating in this luxurious oasis. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the ancient tradition of thermal baths in modern luxury. Get your tickets to the Dandar Thermal Bath today!

Budapest: Margaret Island Spa Day with Swedish Massage

10. Budapest: Margaret Island Spa Day with Swedish Massage

Combine the healing power of nature with innovative spa techniques at the Ensana Thermal Health Spa on Margaret Island. Experience the benefits of the city's thermal waters, relax with a 50-minute Swedish massage, and wash away your stresses with an aromatherapy bath. Kick off your self-care day with some free time to enjoy the spa's facilities. Make use of the swimming pools, thermal baths, adventure pool, sauna, aroma cabin, and steam room for some well-deserved relaxation. There is also a fitness room where you can blow off some steam. Next, soak away your stresses and strains with a 20-minute aromatherapy bath. Breathe in the calming scents of eucalyptus, lemon, wild rose, almond, and lavender as you wash away the struggles of daily life. Finally, enjoy a 50-minute full-body massage. Relax as the therapist uses Swedish massage techniques to enhance blood circulation and lymph flow, re-energizing the body with a special aromatic blend of aroma oils (almond, wild rose, or ylang-ylang).

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 7,232 reviews

A great experience. The baths, pools and saunas are really clean and a great way to spend a few hours. The outdoor hot tub is situated with great views of the city and river. The 3 course meal afterwards was absolutely fantastic. Great value even at the weekend when it's slightly more expensive. We'll worth the visit.

Great experience! We opted for the private cabin too which I would recommend if you can as you can use it for storing all your clothes & bags etc for the duration of your time at the spa. We absolutely loved the baths, felt so relaxing.

the spa and the panoramic pool was incredible, fun and worm but the dinner at the restaurant was disappointing , the staff didn't gave good service do us faces , besides this everything was good in the bath

Benjamin was our tour guide, he is extremely interesting to listen, he makes the tour dynamic and explain everything with passion. Excellent, thank you very much for this time with you Benjamin. Lionel T

The pools we’re very good,injoyed the different aspects off the pools,changing areas were private and quite spacious.