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Imre Vass Cave


The Cave Tour | Tour Times | Prices and Discounts | Directions
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The Cave Tour

Distance: 6.5 km (approx 4.5 miles)
Duration: 3 hours

The tour departs from the Baradla Cave Jósvafő Ticket Office. The walking tour between the ticket office and the cave entrance is about 6 km. Inside the cave, visitors will go about 500 m (total) into the cave and back. The entire tour takes about 3 hours, 45-50 minutes of which is spent inside the cave. Along the way, visitors will learn about the most extraordinary fauna in both the surface and underground worlds. By springs and streams the tour takes you through characteristic karst topography. While inside the Imre Vass Cave, stalagmites and an endless richness of colours mesmerise visitors. The most spectacular formation is the 8-meter high Orange Torrent, flanked by flag stalactites, straws, stalactite runoffs, and gravity defying curved stalactites makes for an unforgettably ethereal experience.

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About the Cave...

The Tour Route

 Tour Times

Can we visit the cave today?

Yes, the Imre Vass Cave Tour is leaving today at the following times:

01st April - 30th September
10:00, 15:00

01st January - 31th March and 01st October - 31th December

 Prices and Discounts

Discount tickets*
Chaperone Ticket**
Family ticket***
Class Trip Group Ticket****
Combination ticket*****
2500 HUF
1250 HUF
200 HUF
1700 HUF
800 HUF
1900 HUF
 *Conditions for discounted tickets:
  • 6 - 14 years old children,
  • Hungarian and foreign students with valid student ID card, and,
  • retired person

* * 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.

* * * Families qualify for a Family Discount 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 Class Trip Group Ticket**** (800 HUF).

* * * * Class Trip tickets may be redeemed any time during the year by Hungarian primary and middle schools and their chaperones.

+Combination Ticket Discount!

Guests visiting the two different sections of the Baradla Cave over two consecutive days are eligible for the following specially discounted Combination Tickets:

Rákóczi Cave Tour + Imre Vass Cave Tour: 4700 Ft/2350 Ft*

*Regular price/Discounted price. Please see Discount Tickets section above for more information.

* * * * * Combination ticket discount! Guests visiting more than one cave or more than one cave section on the same day, or on two consecutive days, qualify for a special discount. In order to redeem this discount, it is necessary to bring your ticket from the first cave or cave section you visited to the show at the ticket office when you purchase your second tour. Appropriate cave tours include: Baradla Aggtelek Cave Tour, Baradla Intermediate Tour from Red Lake, Baradla Short Tour from Jósvafő, Imre Vass Cave Tour and the Rákóczi Cave Tour.
Only standard Adult and Discount tickets qualify for this special. Preschool, Chaperone, Family and Class Trip Group tickets are ineligible.

  Directions to the Rákóczi Cave entrance

 The ticket office GPS coordinates: N48.290670    E20.323878

The Imre Vass Cave Tour departs from the Baradla Cave Jósvafő Ticket Office, about 800 m from the village of Jósvafő, beside the Tengerszem Hotel. After passing through the village, follow the road about 400 m and bear right at the fork. Park in the lot and take the steps up to the ticket office.

Cave entrance GPS coordinates: N48.298883    E20.322370


Imre Vass Cave and Ticket Office Click the map to enlarge

The tour departs from the Baradla Cave Jósvafő Ticket Office, and also returns there. The guide will meet you and accompany you there and back.

Important Information

Tickets can be purchased at the Baradla Cave Jósvafő Ticket Office.

The average temperature in the cave is +10°C.

During times of flooding, only certain parts of the cave may be visited, or not at all.

The maximum of number per tour group is 10. If this number is exceeded, smaller groups will be formed and guided through the cave separately. In this case, the duration of the tour also increases.

No reservations are necessary, but please inquire ahead of time regarding tour availability.


Imre Vass Cave Ticket Office: (+36) 48-506-009

Tourinform Office, Aggtelek: (+36) 48-503- 000


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