Guided tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

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Explore the labyrinth cave system under the Buda Castle District as you learn about the history and unique geology of the caverns.

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Duration 40 minutes - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the mystical cave system underneath the Buda Castle
  • Learn about the geology and the unique history of the area
  • Marvel at the natural limestone caverns and 800-year-old man-made cellars
  • Participate in a true time travel in one of the most extraordinary caves of Hungary
Full description

Explore a part of the network of underground tunnels under Castle Hill with your guide. Learn more about the history and role of the cave tunnels and their geology.

Admire the natural limestone and the manpower that went into creating this labyrinth cave system. Meet for the cave tour either at Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér) or for the shorter tour option at Dárda Street, where you enter the Buda Castle underground cave system.

After a short introduction, you will start your tour and learn about the history of the labyrinth-like of the cave system which once served as wine cellars, bomb shelters, and even a medieval prison.

Admire the natural limestone caverns and the 800-year-old man-made cellars in one of the most unique caves of Hungary.

The tour is a journey through time during where you will be able to learn a lot about not only the geology of the Buda Castle but also about the combined work of man and nature throughout many centuries.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Littering
  • Baby carriages
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • The tour starts on time
  • The temperature inside the cave is 12°C (54° Fahrenheit) - appropriate clothing is recommended
  • The regular walking tour route is roughly 1.5km long (1 mile). The tours take place in a cave environment on paved roads with lighting
  • Caves do not have cell phone service
  • This cave visit is not suitable for children under the age of 5
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 413 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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This tour was truly amazing. Our guide Vicky, was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of insight about the caves and how they were formed. I absolutely LOVED how she incorporated the past with the present to give us an overall understanding of the caves and their importance to Budapest. I would highly recommend this tour!

December 25, 2022

An experience to do without a doubt: the system of underground caves that wind under the old city of Buda is truly fascinating, on this tour there is the possibility of visiting it privately with a guide and a small group of people, this way of understand and understand this system through the ages and makes the history and the city of Budapest even more fascinating.

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January 8, 2023

What a fantastic experience from start to finish!!! An enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide, who obviously loved to share her knowledge, made this tour so interesting. The caves with their very long and fascinating history are so worth visiting. I'd love to do the trip again next time I visit Budapest and wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone!!!

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December 12, 2022

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