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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.
Booked 61 times yesterday

From US$ 32.28 per person

Booked 61 times yesterday

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 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
  • Guided tour at the pálinka experience (separate venue)
  • 1 shot of pálinka after the guided tour
  • Towels
  • Swimsuit
  • Food
  • Transport between venues
Not suitable for
  • 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
  • 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 8078 reviews

Review summary

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

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This is the largest thermal pool in Budapest and so it gets the busiest. We booked and paid extra for a cabin which is a small individual changing room that you can leave your belongings in. You can use the lockers on the poolside but I didn't see how to lock or pay for those. I'd recommend paying bit extra for the changing rooms

November 19, 2022

A really good experience, the pools were so warm and when the sun was out - it was so nice to be outside in the fresh air! Great to have a cabin to change in and store clothes too. (it was only a few EUR more) The only negative thing was the queue to get the entrance wristband was huge and so it took about half an hour to get into the spa! It was a Sunday lunchtime, so maybe it was just a busy day? Would definitely recommend this though, so unique.

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November 16, 2022

The baths are iconic and are a must when you’re in Budapest. Took away a star because we purchased 4 day passes with private changing house. When I checked in the man said “you have 4 rooms, one family only needs one room”. So I took his advice, and despite paying for 4 rooms we got a key to only one changing room and we could not all fit. The rooms are designed for 1-2 people max. So we had to take turns going in and changing. So they have my money for the 4 rooms and got to resell the 3 other rooms I paid for that was suggested we not to take.

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November 13, 2022

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