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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

From £20.03 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
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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
  • Swimming cap
  • Flip-flops

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Pets

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
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 7008 reviews

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Very well, on the other hand, he was given a visit to the museum of the palinka. But not at all in the same place. So above on the lack of information. On the other hand for the bath very well. A person was waiting for us to give us our pass

12 December 2021

Experience absolutely to do !! I would say one of the funniest things in Budapest. The outdoor pool for me the best .. the indoor ones leave something to be desired honestly. For me there was little hygiene. There were a lot of people and in any case they didn't offer me the Palinka !!

6 December 2021

It's worth buying this ticket if you don't want to leave our belongings and have a spacious place to change clothes. However, the entire entry process is very confusing, poorly signposted and we ended up wasting time until we realized that the entrance was at the back. Even here it was difficult to find the place.

5 December 2021

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