Rest and relaxation, culture and entertainment. Different yet both are of the same importance when going abroad. Now you can get them on the same place in one package!
It is no wonder why Budapest is called the ‘City of Baths’, All together there are nearly 50 spas, baths and public pools in the Hungarian capital. We offer entry fast-track tickets to the two most prestigious baths of Budapest; you can visit either the elegant Turkish-style Gellert Spa or the Neo-Baroque Szechenyi, which is also the largest spa of Europe. Bathing culture in Hungary is higher than you would expect, Hungarians have their favourite spas which they visit regularly, so it is not only a touristic hotspot but also a form of relaxation the locals highly prefer. Both spas are open during the whole year, with thermal waters in a really large temperature range, in indoor and outdoor pools. Finish your evening with an authentic Folklore Performance or book the two programs for different days so that you can enjoy nighttime bathing, which is an amazing and romantic experience in the steaming waters.
Did you know?
Although the Celtic tribes had already discovered and used the healing waters in the first century Before Christ, Spa and bath culture was only developed significantly during the Turkish rule in the 16th-17th centuries.
The tickets are valid for a whole day and include cabin usage. Upon entering the spa you will recieve a proxy watch, which will be the key for your cabin. You can enter the spas between 9AM and 6PM and are able to stay until closing time. Just be careful not to miss the Folklore Performance if you book the two programs for the same date!
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We have 4 different price categories for the Budapest Folklore Show + Bath Entry, these categories are depending on the location of the seats in the theater.
Assigned seating. You will be assigned the best seats available in the chosen category at the time of purchase.
VIP category – pick up drop off service, seats with the best view of the stage according to the theatre hall, a glass of champagne during intermission and a professional photo of you and your companions
The performances are the mediators between the tradition of the nation and the guests; an opportunity to bring the Hungarian virtuose, the heritage and the love of art closer to visitors in 90 minutes.
The performers are the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (since 1951), the Danube Folk Ensemble (since 1957) and the Rajkó Folk Ensemble & Orchestra (since 1952), the three with the longest tradition. Through the performed dances the viewers gain broad insight into hungaran dance and music heritage with authentic costumes, also covering the traditions of former parts of the country.
The Szechenyi Bath is largest thermal spring bath complex not only in Budapest, but Europe as well. It’s also the first thermal bath of Pest.
Szechenyi Baths (built in 1913) is the most visited and much praised attraction in Budapest: relaxing, fun, affordable and, at night, romantic. In addition to the marvelous medicinal natural hot spring waters in the 18 pools, there are 10 saunas / steam cabins, several massage therapies, facial treatments, and more.
Its thermal spring is one of the deepest and warmest in the city. The bath is situated in the City park, opposite of the City Circus and it can be reached by subway line No. 1 (station of the same name: Szechenyi fürdő).
Gellert Spa is one of the most famous thermal spa baths in Europe, and one of the leading natural hot spring spa baths in Budapest, Hungary. Gellert thermal pools, swimming pool, wave pool and spa treatments offer a great relaxation and entertainment all year round.
The complex includes 13 baths as well as steam rooms, saunas and a Roman-style swimming pool.
The Romans had already discovered the healthy effects of the thermal springs on the locations now inside Budapest, however the culture of bath started to develop just in the Turkish times.
Gellert spa is famous for its main hall with gallery and glass roof, built in the Art-Nouveau style, sparkling bath and open-air pool with artificial waves. The bath is decorated with numerous Art-Nouveau furnishings, artistic mosaics and sculptures.
For the Széchenyi Spa we kindly ask our guests to use the entrance opposite of the City Circus, upon entering you can get your proxy watches at our exclusive Help-Desks, that way you can skin the queue. Our colleagues at the desk will be most happy to help you with any further requests like massage booking. It is recommended to bring your own towels and swim suits, however, do not worry if you forget to bring them, it is possible to rent at both spas.