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Buda Hills & Caves

Type Private tour
Destination Budapest
Category Budapest Tours
Duration 8 hours
Dates & Prices
Depart date

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city and discover Budapest natural wonders and hidden in the Buda Hills and its caves.

Enjoy a ride on the winding roads of the Buda Hills to Zugliget - a fascinating neighborhood of the city famous for beautiful villas. Take a spectacular journey to Janos hill on the chairlift, visit Elisabeth lookout tower located on the peak 529 m high above the city and enjoy a breathtaking view of Budapest. In clear weather, you can even see the Tatra mountains in Slovakia! Return to the valley with the chairlift and drive to Harmashatar hill for another stunning view of the city. Take a guided tour in Palvölgyi Cave remarkable for its beautiful stalactite formations. Drive back to the city and enjoy a scenic ride along the spectacular Danube riverbank, with the views of the Parliament and nearly all famous landmarks of Budapest.

 Tour highlights

  • Enjoy the ride on the winding roads of the Buda Hills
  • View Zugliget a fascinating neighborhood of the city with beautiful villas
  • Take a spectacular journey on the chair lift to Janos Hill
  • Visit Elisabeth lookout tower and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Budapest
  • Visit Harmashatar hill and enjoy the stunning view of the city
  • Take a guided tour in Palvölgyi Cave famous for its stalactite formations
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the spectacular Danube riverbank

Admission tickets are not included in the tour price
Pálvölgyi Cave admission HUF 2200 / EUR 7
Chairlift return ticket HUF 1600 /EUR 5

Tour Specs
Tour duration: 8 hours
Driving distance: 30 km
Difficulty level: advanced
Tour type: private tour
Guide: live English speaking guide

Schedule:
APR-OCT Tuesday-Sunday at 10 AM
Check-in 15 min before departure time

Meeting Point
Budapest Scooter Tour 1053 Budapest Vamhaz körút 10. The office is located inside the house courtyard. Hotline: +36 309845100

Tour map

 

Fairy rock
Fairy rock

A beautiful rock formation stands above Zugliget close to the lower station of the chairlift.

Chairlift
Chairlift

The Chairlift ("Libegő" in Hungarian) is a popular alternative means of transport in the Buda Hills. The nearly 1-km-long, cable-suspended conveyance is found in district XII and takes riders up the side of János Hill in about 15 minutes. Near the upper station stands the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, providing an amazing view of Budapest

Janos Hill –Elisabeth lookout tower
Janos Hill –Elisabeth lookout tower

János Hill (János-hegy) is the highest point of Budapest located on an altitude of 529 m high above the city. Elisabeth Lookout Tower standing on the top of Janos Hill was built in 1910 to commemorate the visit of the royal couple Austrian Emperor and Hungarian King Franz Joseph and his wife Queen Elisabeth nicknamed Sissi who was the most beloved queen of Hungary. Here you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city. The visibility is amazing , in clear weather you can see as far as 80 kilometers away, and locals claim that in certain atmospheric conditions even the peaks of the High Tatra Mountains are visible in the distance.

Harmashatar hill-Karoly Gückler lookout
Harmashatar hill-Karoly Gückler lookout

The new Karoly Gückler lookout tower was built on the top of Harmashatar hill at an elevation approximately 500 m high.The lofty structure is perfectly positioned to overlook the city from a whole new point of view – when the weather is clear, this vantage point provides views far beyond the Budapest city limits, including the hills beyond Szentendre and Gödöllő, with the Megyeri Bridge

Palvolgyi Cave
Palvolgyi Cave

This 29km-long cave discovered in 1904 is the longest cave of Hungary including the connecting Matyashegyi and Szemlohegyi caves and it is noted for its spectacular stalactites and rock formations. The tour lasts 45 minutes and it is 500 m long taking you through narrow passages and up several hundred steps. Highlights include John's Lookout in the largest of chambers, as well as Radium Hall, reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. The temperature is a constant 11°C so wear a jacket or jumper.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday tours are on every hour starting at 10.15. The last tour is at 16.15. Admission HUF 1400 ( EUR 5)

What's included:
50 or 125 cc automatic scooter
Safety helmet
Fuel
Compulsory 3-rd party liability insurrance
English speaking tour guide
Services indicated in the tour programme

Exclusions
Meals, drinks, admission tickets are not included only if explicitly specified in the tour programme

Requirements
Valid Photo ID (EU citizens only) or passport (Non EU citizens)
Valid driver's licence
50cc: Car or Moped licence
125cc: Motorcycle licence EU A1 or international equivalent
50 cc scooters are only for 1 person, it is forbidden to carry a passenger

Liability
The tour participant drives the scooter at his/her own risk. The driver is liable for damages caused to the scooter at his/her fault up to maxiumum HUF 150.000/ EUR 500. Damage is calculated according to the price list available at the office.