Guided tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Cave Walking Tour

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From US$ 7.10 per person

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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 which 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
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Littering
  • Baby carriages
  • Video recording
  • Bare feet

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 172 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Nice to learn about this part of the history of the castle district area and how it played a roll during the war. Unlike the tour name suggests, the caves are located underneath the streets and houses in the buda district rather than under the castle itself. Useful to know is that you don't leave the caves at the same spot you entered.

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September 20, 2022

The meeting point was well described and the guide met us in good time. Then a very short walk to the cave entrance. A very interesting tour with an excellent English speaking guide. Being from Scotland, the extra layer of clothing suggested for inside the cave was not required! For those worried about feeling claustrophobic, there is no tightness of space, you only have to duck your head occasionally.

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August 21, 2022

I highly recommend this activity - our tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly, we learned a lot on this experience! From the start of Budapest up until today. Did not at all feel like an hour and a half, time flew by. It was great to get a completely different perspective of the city. Plus the cool temperatures were a nice break from the 30 degree heat! (At least to us Scots!!)

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August 16, 2022

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