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.
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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
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...
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Szabó J.
Great place to visit whilst visiting Budapest even in the cold of winter. While this is a day pass I believe you may have to stay within the baths to obtain this (I may be wrong) while leaving we had to hand our wrist bands back. A cafe is located in the baths. Outdoor baths were amazing but if you like to achieve cleanliness I wouldn’t recommend the indoor thermal suite as there was a let me say horrible smell. The sauna was also amazing to visit.
3 months ago
Fehér A.
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.
3 months 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...
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months ago
Székely G.
Overall the baths were very enjoyable and relaxing. We went in late September so it was not nearly as busy as some of the reviews mention in the summer however it was a little cooler and did rain for a bit. Definitely would recommend checking this out
3 months ago
Dudás D.
We had a lovely afternoon just chilling. The sauna was really hot but the steam room was just right. After flying and travelling on Friday afternoon and an early museum start on Saturday morning this was just the thing. Relax in warm waters and even have a drink if you like. I could have easily gone to sleep. We didn't book any treatments but they looked value for money.
3 months ago
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