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Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket

Budapest, Hungary

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Skip the line at Széchenyi Spa, the largest public bath Budapest with 18 indoor and outdoor pools. Under neo-baroque domes, enjoy full-day access to a handful of steam rooms, saunas, and springs-fed baths. Dip in the impressive outdoor pool or soak up the sauna in the city that is famous for its relaxing baths. This ticket includes your own locker or changing cabin and the option to upgrade your experience with a massage.
  • Skip-the-line private entry to Széchenyi Baths in Budapest
  • Indulge in 18 warm pools, plus steam rooms, saunas, and outdoor amusement pool
  • Pamper yourself with an optional massage
  • Enjoy the luxury of a private changing cabin

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This comes with multiple visiting options, including fast-track private entry with your own cabin, and entry only.

What's Included

  • Entrance to Széchenyi Spa
  • Whole-day cabin/locker usage included in price
  • Free guided tour in the Pálinka Experience
  • 1 shot of pálinka for tasting (In the Palinka Experience venue!)
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Towels and swimsuit

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Állatkerti krt. 11, Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 11, 1146 Hungary

    Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the main entrance CASHIER 5 at Széchenyi Spa. Please state your name and say "Hungaria Concert." Public transportation: take the yellow subway line (M1) from Vörösmarty tér to Széchenyi fürdő, direction „Mexikói út”.

Departure Time

Entrance with Cabin + Palinka
6/18/2021 - 6/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Entrance with Locker + Palinka
6/18/2021 - 6/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Located in Budapest’s City Park, the Széchenyi Baths were built in 1913 and completed in 1927. Locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the city’s largest and warmest thermal spa, with a plethora of indoor and outdoor pools, including spring-fed baths.

Begin your day by skipping the long lines of the main entrance and heading to the rear, where an English-speaking host greets you. You’re led to your own locker or changing cabin so you can prepare for a full day of relaxation. Under the stunning interior domes, make your way from pools to saunas and steam rooms at your own pace. The temperature varies for each of the 18 pools, with the large outdoor swimming pool at a temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) or the steaming pool at 106 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius), a fine place to sit back and treat your muscles. Don’t worry about the time while you pool hop; this ticket provides full-day access.

If you’re in the mood to top off the day with a little more luxury, upgrade to include a relaxing massage, which includes a spa gift bag.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Pool, sauna and steam cabins at the spa are coeducated
  • The thermal water in the spa is not recommended for infants
  • Your ticket is valid only for one-time entry.
  • It is forbidden to wear swimsuits covering the full body.
  • Spa is not recommended and massage is not available for pregnant women
  • You must have flip flops to enter the spa (street flip flops are not allowed). It is possible to buy them at the venue for 10EUR/pair. Please note that the shop only accepts cash in local currency.
  • The outdoor swimming pool can only be used in swimming cap which is possible to purchase at the venue for 7EUR. Please note that the shop only accepts cash in local currency.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • IMPORTANT - Széchenyi Spa and Palinka Museum are two different venues. You will not recieve the gratis spirit drink in the spa. You will recieve it in the center where the Palinka Museum is located (Király street 20.)
  • Palinka Experience address - 1061 Budapest Király street 20. (opposite of Gozsdu Udvar)
  • Palinka Experience opening hours - Monday: Closed/Tuesday: 17-23/Wednesday: Closed/Thursday: 17-23/Friday: 17-24/Saturday: 17-24/Sunday: 17-23
  • Pálinka Experience guided tours start at every hour past 30 minutes (first tour: 17:30, second tour: 18:30..., last tour starts 90 minutes before closing time)
  • Your booking date is the entry date for the Széchenyi Spa. Pálinka Experince can be visited on different days as well, your ticket is valid for 5 days after your entry date to the Széchenyi Spa.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vaccination card is mandatory for entering the spa!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the meeting time?

A:Please notice, that you should be in the spa 40 minutes prior to your appointment time. It is recommended in order to change your clothes and get to the massage room in no hurry.

Jul 2019

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Make sure you wear your plastic wristband at all times as you need it to clock in when you go for your massage and to lock or unlock your changing cabin.
Great indoor and outdoor pools.. bring your own towels and flip flops to avoid the huge hiring costs!
1,082 reviews
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MetalJukebox, Jun 2022
I want to give it 5 but when you do people will then be over judgemental. The spa was great especially in 30 c heat. Outdoor pools with streams of water pouring on you to cool you down and loads of indoor pools at various temperatures. A great day to unwind and actually fine in winter as heated. The palinka tour was intersting a unique drink to hungary the museum though small is intersting the staff and tour guide were very freindly and for a beutifal setting the drinks at the bar were cheap. Both fully worth doing especially the spa for me i was solo but made lots of conversations with others
Decent experience that is a must try
La_J, Jun 2022
This experience was ok. Keep in mind the guided palinka experience is not located near the baths so you will have to make your own way there. The spa is amazing and if you are only concerned about the spa I recommend purchasing a single ticket for that. I bought the combo ticket thinking it was together and ended up not going to the palinka tour as we had to go to another location.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear, you can visit the Palinka Experience any other day during your stay, please contact us directly so we can reschedule your visit! Hope you are still in town
Baths and PALINKAS experie
JULIE_C, Jun 2022
The spa was nice but the experience was not what we expected. The staff really are not helpful or friendly but the pools and sauna themselves were nice. We happened to be staying next to the PALINKAS experience so that worked out as it was in a different location…. Otherwise we would not have been able to do it
Amazing experience both...
Rain_R, Jun 2022
Amazing experience both inside and out. Very relaxing, and friendly environment! Would 100% come again!
Awful customer service
Ben_R, May 2022
I was not allowed into the baths on the day I booked because there had been a BOMB threat! And I was not given any refund whatsoever. Any emails asking for a refund were ignored. Awful customer service!
Weekend in Buda
Harvey_W, May 2022
I would highly recommend staging in this apartment, looking great in photos and better in real life. Great location and easy walk into town
Frustrating day!
Moira_D, May 2022
It was chaotic, queues everywhere and different information from staff. Visitors all around us were feeling frustrated at lack of communication and coordination from staff. The pools did not appear to be very clean, especially the inside pools.
1 traveler found this review helpful
annette_K, May 2022
Brilliant experience, I would suggest just paying on the door when you get there as its cheaper then pre booking there's a significant difference pre booking.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great place to relax
acemate, May 2022
Great place to visit especially on a day we visited were we had high temperatures, we quickly sampled the indoor pools which were not as busy as the main outdoor pools but the indoor pools did have a odd smell sometimes off putting. Main pools we’re great but get there early to get a seat, arrive before 9am or as soon as they open
1 traveler found this review helpful
Felt wonderful relaxing...
Carol_S, May 2022
Felt wonderful relaxing and therapeutic. Would have enjoyed a nap s d descriptions of all pools. Done done done find
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great water experience staff are appalling
David_H, May 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the baths, getting there on public transport was very easy. Although i have rated this a 5 this is for the actual water experience, the staff were appalling, totally indifferent, not willing to help at all & very very rude to say the least. Yes i would recommend the baths only for the travelling to get there & the water experience. I would rate the staff minus zero as a score
Buy tickets directly at the spa, don't fall for the Palinka add on, never received this tour
Natasha_L, May 2022
The spa was a definite must see, but the added Palinka tour was a complete waste of money. No one who worked at the spa even mentioned that part of the package to us and honestly when I booked it I just assumed it was for the locker rental. If we would have just walked in and bought tickets it would have been only $18 euro, so this extra money we paid for a tour we did not receive was definitely a disaappointment.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Relaxing break to a city break visit
Denise_N, May 2022
The indoor spas were so relaxing although you must try the 20 degree pool too. Could spend so many hours there, what a relaxing way to spend some hours on a city break! Highly recommended
Great day out when weather good especially
Jackie_D, May 2022
Being outside , the weather was glorious which helps , plenty sunbeds available , arrive early as gets busy , recommend taking own towel and flip flops . Also having a private change cubicle .
Go with your ships spa tour!
Clara_s, May 2022
Rude staff, not helpful at all! No one explained anything to us just gestured to us where to go without any information about the many smaller pools saunas etc which we did not even see until the end as we just happened to walk by. Not well organized and very crowded!
Must try
Millicent_M, May 2022
Got your own locker which was helpful . Entrance is ok and the experience is amazing . Highly recommended . No hazzle at all . Glad I pre book it ❤️❤️
Poor information and no...
Daniel_C, Apr 2022
Poor information and no friendly vibes when you are a first time visitor. I think I would choose one of the smaller bath houses next time.
Great, relaxing afternoon! recommended.
Kathryn_A, Apr 2022
Great, relaxing afternoon! recommended. Plenty of space to enjoy all the facilities and the little changing booths were very quaint!
Up to you
Suneshkumar_B, Apr 2022
Overrated, in my view. Overall it's a heated pool.and fee thermal pools It's up to you to take a visit but in case you miss it; not a big deal in my view
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for taking time to write a review, we understand that the spa isn't for everyone. We hope you still enjoyed your time!
You must visit if you are in Budapest!
sharonashworth, Apr 2022
Fantastic place to visit. I would definitely recommend a trip here if you are visiting Budapest. A fantastic set up with the cabins to store your belongings, where you just scan a watch you're given to lock and unlock it. 18 different pools to go in, but the two outdoor ones are great, in a wonderful setting and like getting into a lovely hot bath. Thoroughly enjoyed the day there. Paid the extra charge for a great massage too.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you, glad to hear you had a good time!


Product code: 5808SZECHENYI