About the Tour
Distance: 700 m
Duration: 45 minutes
The cave is accessible via an iron ore research station. The tour route takes you back and forth approximately 400 m an lasts about 45 minutes. Perhaps the region’s most spectacular cave in the Aggtelek karst, the Rákóczi Cave features a stunningly diverse and colourful number of formations. Remarkable pea-stones and dripstone runoff completely cover the walls. Snow white straw formations and calcite carnations offset the the reds, browns and yellows of the cave. The subterranean crystal clear lakes top off a memorable experience.
More information: About the Cave
01 April - 30 September
9h, 11h, 13h, 15h, 16h
01 January - 31 March and 01 October - 31 December
9h, 11h, 13h, 15h
Prices and Discounts
|Full price||Discount 1||Nursery School/
Chaperone Ticket 2
|3000 Ft/person||1800 Ft/person||200 Ft/person||2000 Ft/person||Adult: 2800 Ft/person|
|Student: 1100 Ft/person 4|
1 Conditions for discounted tickets:
- 6 - 14 year-old children,
- Students with valid student ID card, and
- retired person
2 Conditions for nursery school and chaperone tickets:
- 3 - 6 years children,
- Adults accompanying disabled visitors (1 person per disabled guest, 2 people for those in wheelchairs),
- Adult or student groups of more than 20, one discounted ticket. For nursery school groups, 1 discounted ticket for groups larger than 5 (for every 5 people in the group, the sixth person qualifies for a discount),
- Bus driver for groups of more than 20, maximum 1 discounted ticket,
- Translator for a non-Hungarian speaking tour group.
3 Families qualify for a Family Ticket if the group is comprised of two adults and at least one child. Families with three or more children qualify for the even cheaper "Discount Ticket".
4 Only with hungarian student (elementary- and high schcool) ID card.
The +1 Cave Discount: Those guests that join a Baradla Cave Long Tour, Radish Branch Tour, Béke Cave Tour, Kossuth Cave Tour or Meteor Cave Tour qualify for a 50% discount on either the Imre Vass or Rákoczi Cave Tours. This offer is only valid on standard adult or discounted tickets (class trip group, senior citizen) not for family, combination, or class trip tickets. Furthermore, the deal is only redeemable for two days following your Long Tour. Please present your used ticket stub at the Tourinform Office to qualify.
Tickets available at the Bódvarákó Ticket Office.
The tour is conducted along well-lit paths. Pay attention to how you step! The steepness of the iron stairways require your careful attention! Clothing may also become muddy as a result of the ascents and descents on the stairs.
The average temperature in the cave is +10°C/50°F, therefore appropriately warm clothing and footwear is recommended!
In order to protect the cave, the maximum number of participants is 10 people! If the number is exceeded, those interested can see the cave in several groups, scattered over multiple starting times.
Due to the limited capacity of the cave, it is advisable to inquire ahead of time about available tour times at either the Jósvafő or Esztramos ticket offices!
Furthermore, due to the steepness of the stairs, guests must be at least 10 years of age!
GPS coordinates: N48°31,2171' E020°44,7609'
Turn left just before the city limit sign for Bódvarákó, then go straight along the gravel road to the former mine building (1 km, red mark on the map).
Rákóczi Cave, Esztramos Ticket Office: (+36) 48-350-011
Baradla Cave, Jósvafő Ticket Office: (+36) 48-506-009
Tourinform Office, Aggtelek: (+36) 48-503- 000