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Budapest is very often named City of Waters because of the 123 hot springs feeding our stunning bathhouses with  medical waters ranging from 21 °C to 76 °C. During the Budapest Baths walking tour I’d like to show you around our thermal-heated baths. Their history dating back to hundreds of years keeps Budapest bathing traditions alive even nowadays.

The Romans have been living here recognized the importance of the local hot springs as early as 2000 years ago and built impressive baths so that they could utilize and enjoy the thermal springs. During the Ottoman rule authentic Turkish baths were built further increasing the importance and diversity of bathing.

Bathing really is a key element of local culture, and I want to show you around the most famous and lesser-known spas. Budapest’s hot springs provide 70 million liters of thermal water every day. In addition to being popular tourist attractions, our 20 baths also offer a very pleasant experience at the end of a busy and tiring day.

Let’s walk around the 450-year-old Turkish baths, the most popular Széchenyi Baths, one of the largest bathing complexes in all Europe. That’s where locals play chess in the warm water pool even today.

You’ll also get to know the Gellért Bath, which inspired the authors of the Grand Budapest Hotel as well.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel pick-up
INCLUDED
Tour guiding in English
Public transportation tickets
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees

All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 4 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.

Would you please contact me if you experience problems with your booking or if you’d like to book a tour on a day when I’m not available.

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I’ll meet you in the hotel lobby.
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We’ll visit the Széchenyi bathhouse, the largest and the most popular of the Budapest baths.
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I’ll show you the nicely reconstructed Turkish Veli Bei baths which was constructed 400 years ago.
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We’ll continue in an other Turkis bath, the Rudas, which also offers a stunning view over the Pest side from the roof terrace pool.
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Our last stop is the Gellért bathhouse with amazing Art Nouveau architecture and the most elegant swimming pool of Europe inspiring many movie makers.
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We’ll return to your hotel.

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