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Caving Under Budapest

Szepvoelgyi ut 162., Budapest 1025, Hungary
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Szepvoelgyi ut 162., Budapest 1025, Hungary

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I booked tickets to go adventure caving, mainly because it was supposed to rain and we wanted to do something where we wouldn't be affected by the weather. As it happens, it didn't rain at all, but we weren't complaining because going...More

Thank Josh M M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time out in the caves. I wasn't sure at first as I thought it would be a watered down tourist event, but me and my friend who are both physically fit young adults struggled every now and again. It really is worth...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I weren't sure if we wanted to do this or not, but wanted to take the plunge. This ended up being one of the coolest and most fun things we did ever. The tour was long and hard. There were many spots...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We did the adventure caving and really enjoyed the experience. Definitely moves you out of your comfort zone a few times as you crawl through the caves, but a fun experience. The guide was excellent-attentive, informative and very funny. We recommend it.

Thank L O
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I didn't know caving was a thing, but apparently is a well-known sport, practiced by a lot of people, especially in Hungary. It is really cool and it was giving me the same kind of thrill like climbing does. Plus, you are learning about earth...More

Thank Martina C
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We did not have a chance to visit caves as the girl form the office said that she mistaken the hour and the guide already left. This is obvious not rule as we were there 45 minutes before time and no one were there. I...More

Thank Wojciech H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you're in Budapest, don't miss this experience! We were in Budapest only for a few days and decided on a whim to do this after reading some reviews and we are so happy we did. It's certainly a unique experience and if you're on...More

Thank jajahoff
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Loved caving! Edita (hope that's how you spell her name) was our guide and she was funny, knowledgeable and really made the experience enjoyable. It's not something I would recommend if you're claustrophobic and be prepared to work up a bit of a sweat as...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Buda hills are hiding few well exploited and more not so accessible cave experience. You can have a great weekend day with Palvolgyi and Szemlöhegyi well built out nice caves but if you have time, the publicly not accessible but beautyful caves nearby with...More

Thank andrass40
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank Jack B
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Hiya, me and my boyfriend are visiting in December... I am trying to decide, would it be best to go to the caves in the morning or the afternoon because of how warm it is down there and it being a workout?
11 May 2017|
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Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon in March. You wear overalls and engage in a fair bit of physical exertion so whether you go morning or afternoon you will get a bit hot. In December it will be super cold so I imagine it won't be a... More
Do the tight gaps you have to crawl through open up into big spaces? I love adrenaline things but also quite claustrophobic.
20 August 2016|
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Response from Alice_Mia0021 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. You have stairs. Some of them are quite tights and not fitted for a larger person but nothing too claustrophobic. I am one myself.
Is this tour open for all age group. My girls are 8 and 11. They are used to hiking and trekking and are fit. Will they be allowed. Also what is the site to book the tour. The victor link says only 13 and above. So wanted to clarified. Would like to book directly rather than an agent.
18 May 2016|
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Response from Nadav M | Reviewed this property |
you should write them a mail and ask them because i dont know whats the age limit we booked directly its a lot of fun for all ages