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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

From US$ 27.10 per person

Relax at Széchenyi, the most famous spa in Budapest, and enjoy an optional free interactive pálinka spirits-tasting tour where you will discover more of the history and culture of Hungary.

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  • Enjoy fast entrance into the Széchenyi Spa at a separate cashier
  • Experience Budapest’s largest thermal spring bath complex
  • Take advantage of the spa’s 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools
  • Join a free guided tour to learn about Hungary's famous spirit "pálinka"
  • Taste 1 shot of pálinka spirit drink (alcohol free beverages also available)
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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 rent or purchase. 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.

  • Entry ticket to Széchenyi
  • Whole-day cabin/locker usage included in price
  • Free guided tour in the Pálinka Museum
  • 1 shot of pálinka for tasting
  • Towels
  • Swimsuit
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the main entrance CASHIER 3 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. After the spa, visit the Palinka Museum, located at 1061 Budapest Király street 20.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimming cap

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The facility closes at 7:00 PM but you must arrive before 6:00 PM. Your ticket is valid only for one-time entry.
  • Christmas opening hours: Christmas eve 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (spa closes at 2:00 PM); Christmas day 10:00 AM-5:00 PM (spa closes at 6:00 PM), New Year's Eve 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (spa closes at 6:00 PM) and January 1st - opens from 10:00 AM.
  • Palinka Museum address - 1061 Budapest Király street 20.
  • Palinka Museum opening hours - Monday: Closed/Tuesday: 17-23/Wednesday: Closed/Thursday: 17-23/Friday: 17-24/Saturday: 17-24/Sunday: 17-23
  • Please note that you can go to the 2 programs on separate days as well in case the Palinka museum is closed
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I arrived at the wellness center as early as possible, so at 9 am. Then it was super quiet en relaxt. Later it became more crowded, but not too crowded. I didn't enjoy the inside swimming pools, because in my opinion it wasn't really clean. But the outside swimmingpool is super stunning, and I loved the sauna.

November 25, 2021

The baths were undoubtedly one of my favourite things I’ve ever done. The only care in my mind was finding the right temperature by going from pool to pool. I recommend going in the 40°c pool and then a cool plunge pool before going in a sauna or steam room. The hottest sauna for sure takes your breath (literally away) but try to stick it out for 5 minutes. I think your skin will thank you for it!

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November 15, 2021

As read in the previous comments, it is not easy to immediately find the entry point with the pass, so it is not the entrance on the park side but the opposite! with the cabin pass, you have to badge your bracelet in front of one of the boxes present in the corridors, which assigns a cabin number. Once you understand how everything works, a very pleasant moment! lockers are present everywhere, practical to store your cell phone once the photos have been taken or your change without having to return to your cabin!

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November 12, 2021

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