Széchenyi Spa Full-Day Tour & Interactive Pálinka Tasting (Optional)

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Relax at Budapest's most famous spa, Széchenyi, and take a free interactive tour of the pálinka spirit to learn more about Hungary's history and culture, as well as some manufacturing secrets with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. Relish the endemic Hungarian spirit and enjoy the local atmosphere.
1 day
Group size up to 54 persons
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Take advantage of a complimentary tasting of Hungary's famous spirit "pálinka" on an optional guided tour inside the Pálinka Museum when you buy your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath in advance.

The largest thermal spring bath complex in Budapest and Europe is the Széchenyi Bath. It was constructed in the Neo-baroque style in 1913. Private steam baths for men and women, as well as separate public baths for men and women, were available when the facility first opened.

The spa complex was expanded in 1927, and it now has three outdoor and fifteen indoor pools. The thermal artesian was expanded, but it was no longer sufficient to supply the spa, so a new well was drilled. In 1938 the second thermal spring was built.

Swimsuits and towels can only be purchased, not rented. Please be aware that full-body swimsuits are not permitted.

Relax in the 1913-built pools of the Széchenyi Spa during your visit., which is Europe's largest healing spa, with 15 indoor and three enormous outdoor pools. The temperatures of the pools range from 18 to 38 °C (64 to 100 °F). Saunas and a steam bath are also part of the 6220 square meter (67000 square feet) complex.

After that, go to a hidden gem in the city center to try some Hungarian pálinka, which is a drink made of spirits; There are also non-alcoholic beverages available). Pálinka, in contrast to vodka or whiskey, is made solely from a variety of fruits and has an aromatic scent.

Inside the Pálinka Historical center's intelligent displays, you will find out about its introduction to the world, custom, and history. Because of this, the Pálinka Act of Parliament in Hungary regulates and safeguards palinka production and quality.

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

What to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimming cap

Know before you go

  • The facility closes at 7:00 PM though you must arrive before 5:00 PM and the ticket is valid only for one-time entry
  • Palinka Museum address — 1061 Budapest Király street 20
  • Palinka Museum opening hours — each day from 2 PM until 11 PM
  • Please note: it's possible to attend two programs on separate days as well
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What is included in activity

• 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 alcoholic drink

What is not included

• Massage and saunas (available at extra cost)
• Food
• Transport between venues

What places you will see

• Széchenyi Spa

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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
1379 reviews
Soós Z.
Easy to use ticket. Just exchanged it at the counter. Pools were nice and expansive. Went early in the morning as the pools fill up quickly. Once at the baths they also have beer baths upstairs that you can use for an extra 40-60 euros with free beer to drink. Also went to the Palinka museum afterwards. Short tour and a Glass of Palinka included. Enjoyable experience
2 days ago
Lukács H.
A fabulous day spent at the Spa, the sun was shining and 27 deg C. Busier than usual as it was the weekend. A nice welcome break from the city, I spent about 6 hours here using all the facilities including the Massage suite, Beautiful and friendly people. I forgot the Palinker tour but had tried a few during the week. Thank you.
7 days ago
Gál M.
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 oth...
8 days ago
Veres K.
We loved our trip. very relaxing once we were in. A little confusing with 'picking up the tickets' as it's the same desk that you buy normal tickets from. All of the private cabins were in use when we got there so they offered a locker instead which was fine. need to take your own towel and flipflops as advised on the ticket info.
12 days ago
Vászoly Z.
The spas are relaxing after a morning of sightseeing . We did have an issue with our voucher . The number was already used and my name showed as being used that day already. The clerk believed me and worked to resolve ( it did take a good 30 mins of our planned spa time though
13 days ago
Fülöp Z.
We stayed in Pest and got the metro to the baths which was really easy. When we arrived the instructions given were straight forward on how to get access. The baths did not disappoint, I was with a group of friends, 15 in total. It was a beautiful day, very relaxing and couldn’t believe how many baths there is inside. The time flew, we arrived at 11am and left a 4.30 pm. The sun was out and just enjoyed the whole day. Definitely a must do on your last day to relax after doing lots of walking ...
14 days ago
Egyed L.
We had such a fun day at the Thermal Baths, it’s definitely a must do if you have a full day, and want to sit and relax. There are lots of different baths to choose from, and they all vary in temperature. Favourite thing about our holiday, and good price for it!
15 days ago
Zobor S.
It was an enjoyable experience, there are many in-door pools of varying sizes to relax in. There are sauna's to detox the body an clean your skin, lovely architecture, food and drink is available at additional cost. The exterior pools are lovely and warm and relaxing with massaging jet streams of water and jacuzzi bubble functions. Great to experience days after sightseeing and just before returning home.
15 days ago
Balázs N.
We have visited the spa once before, however using definitely sped things along when we arrived. A fair price, and a great experience … didn’t have the time for the additional Palinka Tour, which would have been good, but maybe next time. Highly recommend
22 days ago
Somogyi L.
The thermal baths were amazing, our favourite was the outside ones but we wished both of them were hot as the one with the seating in the middle and the current was cooler and we would have wanted to sit in it longer if it was as lovely and hot as the other outdoor one. Don’t bother with the Palinka museum, we decided to go as it was only a few feet from our hotel and we had some time to kill before going to the airport. It was very underwhelming, the interactive stuff would have been good if...
22 days ago
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