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Budapest: Underground Caving Adventure Tour

1. 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.

Danube Bend: Full-Day Hiking Tour from Budapest

2. Danube Bend: Full-Day Hiking Tour from Budapest

Embark on a full-day, guided hike just outside of Budapest through the Danube Bend, including hotel pickup and drop-off via an air conditioned and comfortable van. A memorable day for lovers of nature and the outdoors awaits. Spend the day in the volcanic Visegradi Hills, where the memory of the old volcano still pervades. The volcano is no longer active, so there remains no danger. The starting point of the hike is at a tiny, romantic village on the coast of the Danube, called Dömös. Begin with the steepest climb of the day while you're still feeling fresh. After the climb, you'll find yourself on a ridge that offers beautiful panoramic views over the river and surrounding mountains. As you look around, check out the huge volcanic rocks that were left behind after the ancient eruption. After a few hundred yards more, climb to Predikaloszek, the summit with some of the best views in Hungary. This place is very famous among locals and visited the whole year through by nature-lovers. Stop for a snack at the lookout and take in the amazing scenery. After refueling, a nice and long downhill trek is waiting for you through a wild and untouched valley. During the descent, observe the power of water; see how it created ravines in the soil of the forest. Before starting your climb in the canyon, refill your bottles with clear spring water from water reservoirs. The Ram Canyon is a great adventure for all ages, boasting a nice cool climate, great depth, and waterfalls to climb with the help of ladders and rails. Head back toward the starting point filled with positive energy and unforgettable experiences. The whole hike is just over 11 miles; the trip is recommended for experienced hikes, but manageable for anyone who is in good physical condition.

Budapest: The Official Luna E-Scooter Rental

3. Budapest: The Official Luna E-Scooter Rental

See the highlights of Budapest at your own pace on a memorable e-scooter ride through the city, while you absorb medieval streets and vibrant avenues. Cruise around to sightseeing spots like the Castle District and the Parliament, and marvel at the panoramic views of the city from the top of Gellért-Hill. Experience the thrill as you absorb the sights and sounds of Budapest at speed, and enjoy the convenience of driving the scooters after minimal practice. Relax in the knowledge that Luna scooters are clean and green, being zero-emission e-bikes.

From Budapest: Danube Bend Hiking and Kayaking Adventure

4. From Budapest: Danube Bend Hiking and Kayaking Adventure

Start your day in Budapest, where your guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned van and your adventure will begin. First, stop at a romantic little town in the Danube Bend called Nagymaros. Climb up to the scenic Julianus Lookout Tower, where you can admire the stunning panoramic view of the river. Look for traces of animals, learn about the tree species that inhabit the mountain, and ask your guide any questions you might have about Hungary. Enjoy a 5-mile hike in the calm and green forest before arriving at the riverside. Stop to enjoy a local hamburger or vegetarian lunch before setting out on the rest of your adventure. After a short lesson about safety, technique, and rules on the river, jump into your canoe or kayak and glide down the lovely and calm Danube River. Admire the beautiful mountains and see the famous Visegrád Castle from the river. If the weather is nice, stop at a nice, sandy beach and take a refreshing dip in the water. Finish your day with a beer or a refreshing soft drink at a hippie bar on the river bank before returning to Budapest.

Budapest: Hiking Tour in the Buda Hills

5. Budapest: Hiking Tour in the Buda Hills

Get off the beaten path and relax in nature on a hiking tour of the Buda Hills. Meet your guide in front of Széll Kálmán tér metro station. After taking public transport from the meeting point, the hike starts on the slopes of Normafa, where you’ll get the first amazing views of Budapest from above.  Follow trails through the woods and ascend gradually through the hills to the famous viewpoint, the Elizabeth Lookout Tower. Admire the splendid views, then continue to a small cave that is safe to explore. After passing an abandoned limestone quarry, you’ll reach the extraordinary Tündér-szikla (Fairy-rock). Descend the hills and take a bus back to the city, where your tour will end.

Budapest Adventure Sightseeing Bike Tour

6. Budapest Adventure Sightseeing Bike Tour

Start this unique tour with quality KTM cross bikes in the heart of Budapest's Jewish District. Ride past the Basilica and Parliament to Margarete Bridge. There you cross to Buda, follow the Danube and turn to the residential areas at Városmajor. You will find the legendary Cograilway, which will carry you up on the Buda Hills. A 20 minutes ride on the train. From the train station you ride on the bicycle to Normafa, which offers skiing possibilities in wintertime! Taste a local pastry, the "Retes" or strudel before climbing up a few meters to Elisabeth Lookout Tower. Don't be affraid, we take it easy and it is also possible to walk up. You will be rewarded with a stunning view of 70-100km across Budapest and surrounding area. After that you ride on a road closed for cars downhill and a final part also on a trail in the forest. Be prepared to take it easy and wait for those who will take more time for it. Safety first! You return to the residential areas of Budapest and follow some bicycle way to the heart of Buda and the Buda Castle, which you will see from the western side. At the Elisabeth Bridge you will return to the Danube, cross the river and head back to our office. Relax with a beer in one of the bars next to Bike & Relax ! A nice tour especially in summer, when the air is fresh on the hills.

Budapest: Danube River Rafting Experience and Drink

7. Budapest: Danube River Rafting Experience and Drink

The extraordinary sightseeing experience on river Danube! Spend an unforgettable afternoon on the Danube river with sightseeing from a super stable raft boat. See the city from a special point of view, without the crowdedness of the most popular places. We start our ride from the Northern section of Budapest and as we paddle down along the twist of the river, we pass by all the main attractions, which are perfectly visible from the river. Among other notable buildings, you will see the magnificent Parliament, paddle under all the historical bridges, admire the ridges of the Buda hills as they rise above the city. At the end of our trip we arrive at an intimate bar on the river bank, surrounded by a natural reserve and calm waters. You are our guest for a refreshing beer or a soft drink at the bar! This is a fully guided tour so I will tell stories about the sights and their role in the history of Budapest. Before we set sail I teach you the basics of paddling and how to behave on the river. I provide safety vests and dry bags in which you can carry your most important belongings. The boat we use is made for white water adventures, so super stable and almost impossible to tip over. The trip includes the drive from the meeting point to the starting point of the adventure. From the finish point you can easily get back to the city center either by public transport or by taxi.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Rather intense caving. Don't go if you don't like tight spaces. Very fun group with a great guide who was exceptional at keeping the group calm and excited, while also acting as a source of information about the cave's history and surrounding landmarks.

We had so much fun on this hike and our guide was great. It was an enjoyable day with great views just outside the city. It was a wonderful way to spend out last day in Budapest!

Amazing experience! Didn’t know much about caving beforehand, but the guides knew the place perfectly and explained everything very well. Definitely not my last caving adventure!

Great fun. Really fun and good guide. Definitely an experience worth the money! If you have problems with anxiety and cramped spaces, however, I do not recommend it.

It was the best experience of my life. 3 hours and i didn't want to leave the caves. I soo get it now!!!!