Vajdahunyad Castle: E-ticket with Audio Tour on Your Phone

From $ 18,18 per person

  • Entrance e-ticket
    Use your phone or print the voucher
  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Vajdahunyad Castle: E-ticket with Audio Tour on Your Phone

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Overview

  • 2h 10min
  • 122 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 28 stops

Experience the Vajdahunyad Castle at your own pace with a pre-booked e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. 

Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of the Vajdahunyad Castle, one of the most romantic places in Budapest narrating Hungary’s agricultural past.

Put on your headphones and discover the Gatehouse tower, the Anonymous statue and the Skeleton of Kincsem through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the medieval times. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.

This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the Vajdahunyad Castle: the Castle celebrating the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian basin and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

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The innovator

Szilárd Zielinski, the man for whom the bridge was named, was an innovator who contributed to many of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as the Margit Island Water Tower. He was an enthusiastic fan of enhanced concrete construction. This bridge has a concrete base and carved limestone covered pillars, along with an iron structure that was manufactured at the Ganz Danubius steel factory. Like the Vajdahunyad Castle, the Zielinski Bridge was commissioned for the millennial celebrations of 1896 to commemorate the 1,000-year anniversary of the Hungarian tribes’ conquest of the Carpathian Basin. Although the bridge was not damaged during the WWII siege of Budapest, its candelabras were broken and later found along with those from the exploded Chain Bridge. Since it was first built, the bridge has been reconstructed twice.

Éva Kádár

As an English teacher, a journalist and a travel enthusiast, I enjoy combining the three by writing exciting and gripping tour stories. I love to share the treasures and fun facts of my country with fellow-tourists from all over the world.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Adult entry ticket to the Vajdahunyad Castle
  • Self-guided audio tour on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Budapest, Lake, Kós Károly stny., 1146 Hungary

Starting point

Budapest, Platán stny., 1146 Hungary

Important information

Opening hours

  • Courtyard, Vajdahunyad Castle
    • Monday – Sunday, from 00:00 to 24:00
  • Vajdahunyad Castle-Agricultural Museum
    • Low Season(1 November – 31 March):
      • Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
      • Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
    • High Season(April 1 – October 31)
      • Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Know before you book

  • This is a combination of a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app) and an entry ticket for the Vajdahunyad Castle.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the site. 
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB) 
  • Free and reduced admission tickets do not have to skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site. 
  • The Vajdahunyad Castle is wheelchair accessible.

Know before you go

  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit. Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s).
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Make sure you wear sunscreen and a hat during hot summer months.

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Image Credits:

Central: © Felix König Wikimedia

  1. © Dezidor Wikimedia
  2. © Derzsi Elekes Andor Wikimedia
  3. © xorge Wikimedia
  4. © Andrzej Otrębski Wikimedia
  5. © Derzsi Elekes Andor Wikimedia
  6. © Elekes Andor Wikimedia 
  7. © Pierre Bona Wikimedia 
  8. © Andrei Stroe Wikimedia
  9. © ato Wikimedia 

21. © Globetrotter19 Wikimedia

22.© Derzsi Elekes Andor Wikimedia

23. © Derzsi Elekes Andor Wikimedia

24. © Derzsi Elekes Andor Wikimedia

25. © Derzsi Elekes Andor Wikimedia

26. © Derzsi Elekes Andor Wikimedia

27. © Éva Kádár

28. © Éva Kádár

 

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

Reviews

nikos z Avatar
5 star rating Definitely worth it. Amazing place and view, definitely worth it. Took a while to warm up to the audio tour mechanics, but at the end it was definitely worth it. Informative, fun and unique experience. Keep a positive attitude and it can work!
nikos z 7/12/2023

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