Budapest: Adventure Caving Tour with Guide

Budapest: Adventure Caving Tour with Guide

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Climb and crawl through Budapest’s longest cave system on a caving experience in the Danube-Ipoly National Park. Discover the source of Budapest’s hot springs, and marvel at the limestone rock formations left behind by geological activity.

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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the longest cave of Hungary, the Pál-völgyi-Mátyás-hegyi cave system
  • Scramble over rocks and crawl through passages in a nature-made playground
  • Take on an adventurous tour for those who are ready to go off the beaten track
  • Travel alongside guides who are members of the Hungarian Caving Association
  • Learn about the geology of Budapest's thermal springs and hydrothermal caves
Full description

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.

  • Cave entry fee
  • Caving guide
  • Helmet and lamp
  • Protective overalls
  • Transfers
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 9 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People over 60 years
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Pal-volgyi Caves - 1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi str 162. Directions from the city center by public transport: catch bus number 9 towards 'Óbuda, Bogdáni út'. Get off at Kolosy Square. From Kolosy Square you should catch bus number 65 or 65A. Get off at 'Pál-völgyi cseppkőbarlang', 5 stops from Kolosy Square. Please note that buses only stop if someone pushes the get-off signal. You can ask the bus driver to remind you when you reach your destination. The travel time from the center to the caves is about 45 minutes by public transport.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Breathable clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for those over the age of 55
  • You must be physically fit and able to climb and crawl for 2.5 hours
  • If needed, you can change clothes in the changing room
  • This is not an outdoor experience; it doesn't depend on the weather. The temperature is permanently 10°C (50°F) in the cave
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 254 reviews

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The pictures on the website are not at all what the cave looks like. Tour was suppose to be 3.5 hours but was only 2.5 hours. This was not worth the price I paid. Guide was fun though. I do not recommend this tour for people who know anything at all about caves.

October 25, 2022

Very nice experience but not suitable for everyone. As written by others, it is a full-fledged speleological excursion that requires a certain physical effort and is not suitable for everyone (especially if overweight I would say that it is prohibitive). Beyond this, it is worthwhile if you want to experience some emotion with an original and adventurous experience.

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September 13, 2022

Amazing experience! Definitely worth the money, I had the best time! The guide was so friendly & personable. She made everyone feel comfortable & joked throughout, making the experience that much more fun. The actual caving was great, you had to squeeze through small crevices & climb up rocks. Much more exciting than a traditional cave walking tour!

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September 11, 2022

Product ID: 65806