Budapest Wellness & spas

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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: The Ultimate Late-Night Spa Party Ticket

2. 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: 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: Underground Cave Walking Tour

4. Budapest: 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: 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.

Budapest: Margaret Island Spa Day with Swedish Massage

7. Budapest: Margaret Island Spa Day with Swedish Massage

Combine the healing power of nature with innovative spa techniques at the Ensana Thermal Health Spa on Margaret Island. Experience the benefits of the city's thermal waters, relax with a 50-minute Swedish massage, and wash away your stresses with an aromatherapy bath. Kick off your self-care day with some free time to enjoy the spa's facilities. Make use of the swimming pools, thermal baths, adventure pool, sauna, aroma cabin, and steam room for some well-deserved relaxation. There is also a fitness room where you can blow off some steam. Next, soak away your stresses and strains with a 20-minute aromatherapy bath. Breathe in the calming scents of eucalyptus, lemon, wild rose, almond, and lavender as you wash away the struggles of daily life. Finally, enjoy a 50-minute full-body massage. Relax as the therapist uses Swedish massage techniques to enhance blood circulation and lymph flow, re-energizing the body with a special aromatic blend of aroma oils (almond, wild rose, or ylang-ylang).

Budapest: Full-Day Private Car Tour

8. Budapest: Full-Day Private Car Tour

Visit both the Pest and Buda sides of the city during an eight hour, full-day tour. With the added convenience of a private car that will transport you from place to place, you will have more than enough time to explore the city more deeply, and learn about Hungarian history, culture, arts, politics, gastronomy, and people. Avoid the tiring drudge of walking back and forth across the city and save your energy for exploring the sights themselves. Some highlights of the tour on the Pest side are the Millenium"s mamorial on the Heroes' Square, the Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad Castle, Andrássy Avenue, the State Opera House, the St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, the Dohany street Synagogue and the Houses of Parliament. You will also have the opportunity tocross the river and visit the main sights of the Buda side like the old historical town of the Castle District, the Gellert Hotel and Baths and enjoy the amazing view from the top of the Gellert Hill. Stretch your legs at a number of sights and hop back in the vehicle and proceed to the next unique sight of Budapest. 

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 7,315 reviews

We had such a fun day at the Thermal Baths, it’s definitely a must do if you have a full day, and want to sit and relax. There are lots of different baths to choose from, and they all vary in temperature. Favourite thing about our holiday, and good price for it!

Excellent experience . Nice staff . Clean !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!everything'’’’’’’ is amazing ……………….,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,’magical !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’

This spa is awesome, the circuits are well labelled and it’s a great experience to relax the muscles after walking so much. The food and service is also great, the staff is friendly.

Easy to redeem voucher at the counter. Didn’t do the tour and they never gave us the option at the desk so I don’t know what it’s about.

Brilliant Experience, well worth the money. Do bring your own towels as they are not the cheapest to buy.