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Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

1. 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.

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What people are saying about Szemlő Mountain Cave

The walk was good and well organised barring a small incident , after the first walk I had gone for a quick toilet break and unfortunately the group left for the second walk without checking if all members were there and I lost my way chasing after them. However the organisers were quite responsive and helpful, I was allowed to join another group for the second cave . even though it was in Hungarian the guide did try to explain bits in English, though it was not the same I enjoyed the time in caves. Overall I was happy with the tour. Note - only reason I have given lesser points for guide is because I felt the guide should have checked if all were there before going to next cave , ours was not a big group so it was doable - at the same time it was partly my mistake too because I should not have informed the guide I was going to the toilet. The guide was definitely knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed his work.

Overall a good experience

A little hard to find and get there, so remember to spend some extra time you are not familiar with the transport systems down there. Otherwise, super friendly and exciting tour of our guide. The 3-hour cave tour may sound like a lot, but our guide made sure to bring in a lot of humor so we never got bored. Remember, however, the caves are considerably colder than outside in the summer, so remember to take long pants and possibly. a jacket or long sleeve with;)

Good experience, not 3 hours long

The tour started a bit slow and boring got but got better and better. It was exactly 2 hours, not 3 hours, and for about 20 minutes of that we were walking from 1 cave to another cave. I think the price is too high for the experience, $25 would be a better price, however it was still a fun time. Knowledgeable, funny guide.

A very interesting look at 2 caves. I appreciated the contrast between the two. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

the guide did the tour very well. Very informative and also personable. We recommend.