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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

From US$ 29.79 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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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a whole day at the spa with your tickets
  • Experience Budapest’s largest thermal spring bath complex
  • Take advantage of the spa’s 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools
  • Partake in guided tour and tasting at the Palinka Experience
  • Get access to 2 venues with just one ticket
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Entry ticket to Széchenyi
  • Whole-day cabin/locker usage included in price
  • Free guided tour in the Pálinka
  • 1 shot of pálinka for tasting
  • Towels
  • Swimsuit
  • Food
  • Transport between venues
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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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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Important information

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 5:00 PM. Your ticket is valid only for one-time entry
  • Palinka Museum address - 1061 Budapest Király street 20
  • Palinka Museum opening hours - Every day from 2 PM until 11 PM
  • Please note that you can go to the 2 programs on separate days as well
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7821 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.1/5

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We had a lovely afternoon just chilling. The sauna was really hot but the steam room was just right. After flying and travelling on Friday afternoon and an early museum start on Saturday morning this was just the thing. Relax in warm waters and even have a drink if you like. I could have easily gone to sleep. We didn't book any treatments but they looked value for money.

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September 18, 2022

Lovely thermal spa, really beautiful building , was busy as weather was good. No loungers left only little seats at 11am, but this was fine. Customer service at desk number 3 was appalling woman was abrupt. Reccomend a cabin ticket. Palinka museum was shut and meant to be open so that was a waste of our time.

September 7, 2022

This was such a beautiful experience - got there early to secure a sun bed and i knew i wanted to keep dipping in and out of the water. It started to get packed 10/11am - i would advise to bring your own snacks and beverages - the inside pools were really cool - but they do get packed really quick and start to feel a little overwhelming - the building itself could do with a little refurb but it’s still so beautiful - i got a cabin which was useful - if i ever come back i would defo do it again:)

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September 7, 2022

Product ID: 4139