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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.
Entry ticket

Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

From US$ 39.37 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 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 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). The complex covering 6220 square meters (67000 sq ft) also includes saunas and a 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.

  • Széchenyi Spa daily entry ticket
  • Full-day use of locker or cabin
  • Guided tour in the Palinka Museum (separate venue)
  • Tasting of a 2cl palinka or choice of non-alcoholic drink
  • Massage and saunas (available at extra cost)
  • Food
  • Transport between venues
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Public transportation: take the yellow subway line (M1) to the "cSzéchenyi fürdő" stop in the direction of "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
  • Towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimming cap

Not allowed

  • Pets

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
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4.3 /5

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A wonderful experience loved every minute it. Was beautifully clean & tidy more than I was expecting and less crowded than I have seen in pictures. We were there beginning of march. Would definitely recommend. We booked an all day ticket and spent approx 4 hours there but after we walked to the beautiful nearby park and castle like buildings and Heros Square before getting the bus back into town.

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March 3, 2023

Visited this spa in the late afternoon, it was busy but not problematic. We had a cabin changing room and I would highly recommend this. I didn’t feel like it was the cleanest of places but perhaps because we went later in the day and there had been a large number of people visiting before us. Beautiful building and the outdoor pools are great, we didn’t spend much time in the indoor ones as they were very busy. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Budapest!

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February 23, 2023

Loved this so much! This was the best value option I could find and it was our favourite day in Budapest - I was scared we’d be cold with it being Feb but the whole place is warm even outside from the thermal bath steam I guess? Although if you’re going in winter I’d definitely recommend buying a dressing gown there which is what we did - or bring one, but leave space in your case to bring it home because they are really lovely dressing gowns! My partner hates flip flops so used scuba shoes which were fine if you are in the same position, however, he still took them off before he got in the water Outside pools were much nicer than the inside pools personally just as a top tip! I bought flip flops there and they had the bath name which is a nice little momento The saunas and the steam rooms are nice too so recommend having a go in them! Recommendations: stuff to buy is nice good quality so leave space in your case, have a good explore around and don’t stay in one place, try it al

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February 22, 2023

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