• Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Explore Budapest’s underground labyrinth on this 3-hour caving adventure. Your guide will lead you on a small-group tour through the multilevel Palvolgyi-Matyashegyi system, chambers that lie under the residential district of Budapest. You’ll be provided with expert instruction and all necessary equipment as you learn the secrets of the city’s underworld. With a group limit of 20 people, your caving experience will be as intimate as it is unique.

Highlights

  • Budapest’s natural cave system
  • Unique and fun tour experience
  • Geological history of the region

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Budapest Caving Adventure

Small group Budapest Caving tour

This Budapest caving tour requires no previous experience and is a great thrill for first-timers or novices alike! Led by your professional guide, this 3- to 4-hour excursion builds your skills crawling and climbing as you navigate through Budapest’s subterranean cave system. Narrow passages abound, so be ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

Your guide will give you thorough instructions on the equipment provided along with helpful techniques for making your way through the caves. After you are geared up and ready to go, you’ll begin your 12-mile (20-km) journey underground through the multilevel Palvolgyi-Matyashegyi labyrinth system.

Though you'll have to crawl, climb, scramble or creep throughout the journey, no caving experience is necessary, and ages 13 through 50 are welcome.

Customer Reviews

Hannah M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

What a fun adventure in Budapest!! Our caving group was very small, just five of us total. Our guide, Edith was very friendly, and super well informed about the cave system she is actually a geologist. When we arrived, she offered helped us get our gear, which includes the caving suit and a helmet. WEAR OLD SNEAKERS! Your shoes will get muddy and smelly from the cave system, and even with two washes they are still a little funky. Bring shoes you can just throw out afterwards. You spend about 2 hours inside the actual cave, climbing and sliding and exploring. Edith has facts about every room and lets you spend enough time to take as many photos and videos as you want. If you are claustrophobic, I wouldn't recommend this tour as there are a lot of spaces that are small that you have to go through in some locations, there are alternative ways to get around, but not everywhere. Our group had great energy, and we were all laughing and joking along the way, and helping each other if we ever needed it. It is a unique thing to do in Budapest, and I would 100 do it again!

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

A lot of fun.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

A lot of fun.

JULIE S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Although quite physically demanding, my family and I loved this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and took great care with our safety. I highly recommend this if you want to do something different in Budapest.

William L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Outstanding, really enjoyed the tour. Learned a bit about geology, this history of the caves, even movies filmed in Budapest a surprising list that I hadn't suspected! The guides were charming, helpful, experienced and extremely competent.

Colin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was fantastic! Never would have imagined that caving would be so much fun or popular in Budapest. Our guide in the caves was a lot of fun, exceptionally knowledgeable about the caves and geology in general, and made the experience nearly painless. Besides all of the cool 'rooms' and formations, one of the strangest and neatest experiences is when they have everyone turn out their headlamps and become still/silent. Woah. The caves are quite extensive and I would happily come back for another tour!

Only 2 minor comments:
- Meeting up in the city center/ train station makes sense if you are near that, but it was out of our way compared to where you actually start the caving. Would be nice for them to just give instructions of how to meet at their offices
- This is a long experience! Would be nice to have a small snack or beverage choice at some point along the tour in or out of the caves

Rebekah P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was a treat to go caving in Budapest. Many parts were tight and required some physical work to get through making the experience more fun. I completely recommend the experience to anyone.

Ginger Spice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a really fun and interesting thing to do. We had a wonderful guide who told us all about the caves we were in. This was the first time I'd ever done something like this and wondered at times how I was going to fit through the gaps in the rocks. I didn't need to worry though, the guide was super helpful. I'd recommend this trip to anyone as long as you're able to get down on your hands and knees, and sometimes your stomach, to get through the caving system. Have a go. You might surprise yourself!!

Darcy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was great. I had been caving in the past and this was one of the best ones I've crawled around in. The female tour guide made it fun. She had a fun sense of humor. I would defiantly recommend this.

Eric

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was a great break from sightseeing and doing the usual touristy stuff. A must do if you want to try out caving but didn't know anyone to go with.

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