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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: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

2. Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

Venture away from the city’s beaten path to the Szemlő-hegyi and Pál-völgyi caves. Follow guides from the Hungarian Caving Association and get access to some parts of the caves that most tourists can’t enter.  Go 500 meters into the two caves, which feature an unusual up-welling of warm, mineral-rich water. Learn why the Szemlő-hegyi Cave is referred to as the underground flower garden of Budapest and see its unique rock formations. Explore the interactive exhibition and educational trail.  Continue to the Pál-völgyi Cave and marvel at Hungary's longest cave system, around 32 kilometers. Find stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, and glittering calcite crystals.  Experience the famous Theater Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with impressive acoustics. Finish your tour with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves' many hidden exits.

Budapest: Rudas Spa Wellness and Dining Experience

3. 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: The Ultimate Late-Night Spa Party Ticket

4. Budapest: The Ultimate Late-Night Spa Party Ticket

Party with the perfect merge of the traditional and modern spa culture of Budapest at The Széchenyi Spa. Find a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the bars. Choose spa ticket options that work the best for you, so you can party how you like. Enjoy a selection of tickets that provide different options of change rooms, and locker spaces. Then, change into your party outfit to dance or swim your night away. Come by for an evening that starts at 9:30 PM and discover the Budapest nightlife and bath culture in the most unique way. Wrap up your evening at 2 AM feeling exhilarated from a relaxing, yet energetic experience.

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.

Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

6. Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

Famous for its gypsy music and turn of the century architecture, the twin towns of Buda and Pest that became the single city of Budapest, and capital of Hungary, is just 2 hours from Vienna, making it an easy and fascinating destination for an away day. On this 12-hour tour, you will cross the Hungarian border and drive through the lowlands. Upon arrival in Budapest, a local guide will take you on a comprehensive 3-hour city tour, covering the main sights. Visit Buda's medieval castle district, including Trinity Square, the Gothic Matyas Church and as well as Buda Castle. Enjoy unparalleled city views from Fisherman's Bastion, towering over the Danube. Crossing the chain bridge to Pest, see St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest's magnificent Opera House and Heroe's Square. Travel down elegant Andrassy Avenue and busy Vaci Street to reach the city center, and treat yourself to a typical Hungarian lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure shopping in Pest's lively center. Or bring your bathing suit and ask your driver to take you to one of Budapest's famous thermal baths, where you can soak the afternoon away. If you plan to stay in Budapest overnight, your driver will drop you off at your city hotel, making for a hassle-free transfer and tour option. Otherwise, they will drive you back to Vienna for your hotel drop off.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 7,315 reviews

We had a great time. It is great value for money, using the spa facilities and a three course meal with a drink. As others mentioned in previous reviews it isn’t easy getting around but if you expect it then it isn’t too bad. It was a little busy in the top terrace tub but once you’re in and see the amazing views you will love it. Take flip flops and your own towel. Lockers are provided for all your items in the changing area. I did take my phone with me to take pictures but was so scared I was going drop it in the water so maybe have a waterproof case for your phone. The staff in the restaurant were so friendly and very helpful.

I would recommend this experience. Everything went well. Not issues to claim the vouchers. The staff members from both services were really polite and helpful.

Beautiful island must see! Spa is fabulous! Staff lovely good value for money! Lovely food in hotel!

It was so relaxing! Staff were lovely. The cabin to change was a great idea! Food and drink lovely!

Fabulous experience. Total relaxation in the heart of the city