*Please read the description, for additional details and services, such as extra locations, lunch options and more*
+This tour is part of the "Budapest through a Witcher's lens" package, a great way to discover the beautiful city of Budapest, and "The Witcher" filming locations".+
On this expertly crafted thematic tour dedicated to the highly successful Netflix series, The Witcher, you will visit the most prominent filming locations all around Hungary. Apart from Poland and the Canary Islands, many important scenes of this beloved series were shot not far from the capital of Hungary, Budapest.
Your guide and bus will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. After the transfer, you will start your tour in the village of Szentendre, in the open-air museum called the Skanzen, where Hungarian folk architecture and culture is presented through 8 regional units. One of these units was used as the birthplace of Yennefer, where her stepfather sold her to Tissaia. Some parts of the museum also appear in episode 7, as the village where Ciri steals a horse. (Please note that this part of the tour needs to be added on! See options below).
Next, you will travel to Komarom, to see the 19th century Fort Monostor, a filming location for the royal castle of Cintra. Though less impressive than in the series, it is easy to imagine yourself as one of the Nilfgaard soldiers, trying to break through the gate.
The next stop is Tata and its Medieval castle on the shore of the Old Lake. The castle was one of the most important locations of episode 5, where it poses as the impressive house of Yennefer.
After a lunch break in Tata, the next stop is Tatabanya, and most importantly the so-called Szelim Cave, a small cave with a huge interior, which was used as the dragon’s lair in episode 6.
After Tatabanya, you will go back to Budapest and visit the Kiscelli Museum, a history museum that was established in a former baroque monastery and church. The bare interior of the church was used as a background for the ballroom scene of Aretuza.
The "A Witcher Tale" filming locations tour price includes
- 10 hours of a guided tour with English-speaking guide and a private bus around the filming locations
- 1 x 3-course lunch in Tata without drinks
- Entrance to Fort Monostor and the Kiscelli Museum
Approximate Tour Schedule (can be supplemented with extra locations, see below):
8:00-9:30: Budapest – Komarom
9:30-10:30: Fort Monostor
11:00-12:00: Tata castle
12:00-13:00: lunch in Tata (See below - Option available)
13:30-14:15: Szelim cave
15:30-16:00: Kiscelli Museum
16:00-16:30: transfer back to the hotel
This itinerary does not include the Skanzen Museum - Yennefer's Parental Home (This location can be added on upon request, please see below) in Szentendre, which is only open between 14 March and 16 December and is closed on Mondays.
Sample The Witcher inspired lunch Menu (Included in the price):
The medieval menu at the Pikant restaurant
-Temerian Ox-Jaw Goulash soup with Noodles - Goulash soup made of ox-jaw with noodles, from under the kerchief of the Lady
-Redanian Crispy Pig Knuckle with farmers Cottage Cheese pasta- Knuckle of pig fried crispy with bacon hidden in cottage cheese pasta
-Kingly Koviri stove cooked Pancakes - Pancakes from the cooking-stove as the Lord likes it
Option Deluxe Witcher lunch (replaces lunch at the Pikant restaurant) +9 EUR per Person:
The Witcher inspired menu at the Tata Grill restaurant
Prior reservation is needed. (Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org)
I.Golden Dragon Egg (Scottish egg, potato puree with horse-radish, Lyon leeks)
II.Redanian Engagement feast (duck rillette in fat, duck lier terrine, smoked duck breast ham, greaves, fresh bread)
I.Three way Novigrad Duck - Medieval feast 1 - Duck Trio (Rosé duck breast, duck leg confit, fried duck liver, pasta with cabbage)
II.Oxenfurt Pork Ribs paired with country roots - Medieval feast 2 – (Pork ribs confit, Jerusalem artichoke chips, roasted beetroot, black root puree)
Dessert – On the road of desires
I.Triple Chocolate with Vicovarian Figs and Hazenuts - White chocolate, dark chocolate, ganache mousse, fresh fig, hazelnut
II.Cintran White Chocolate Cheesecake with Temerian Ginger Strawberry Ragout - White chocolate cheesecake with gingery strawberry ragout
III.Nazarian Mango and Caramel Bonbon - Filled bonbon, mango, caramel
The Price for the menu is an extra 9 EUR/person.
Starters, main courses, and desserts need to be chosen beforehand.
The restaurant is closed on Mondays.
Option: Extra Tour Filming Locations
To add these locations please contact us at email@example.com referencing your booking number.
Csákberény – Battle between Cintra and Nilfgaard
Geological Park of Bauxite of Gánt – Nazairi mine
These filming locations are not included in the proposed itineraries, as they are quite far from Budapest and all other locations, and not easily accessible by car. However, if requested, we can build them into the tour.
Please note that including these locations in the tour might change the duration and thus the price of the bus and guide services.
Option: The Witcher tour extended to the Skanzen Museum (Yennefer's parental Home): +55 EUR per group
+9 EUR per person
Entrance to the Tata castle 3,3 EUR per person
Entrance is optional as the castle houses a museum. Its gardens can be visited without a fee.
The Tour Schedule changes as follows:
11:30-12:30: Fort Monostor
13:00-14:00: lunch in Tata
13:45-14:35: Tata castle
15:10-15:40: Szelim cave
16:55-17:25: Kiscelli Museum
17:25-17:55: transfer back to hotel
Option: In your own time (Highly Recommended):
Vajdahunyad castle / Jáki Chapel – Stregobor's Tower
This filming location is next to the impressive Vajdahunyad Castle, in the Romanesque-style Jaki Chapel. The cloister of the Chapel appeared as the home of Stregobor, the wizard. There were no computer effects used to alter the scene, it was only completed with numerous plants to look even more magical.
We suggest visiting the Chapel individually, outside of the tour.
Prior reservation is needed. (Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org)
- for individuals: 5,5 EUR/person
- for groups: 25 EUR/group (maximum 30 pax)
Available between 1 April and 31 October, during “History walk of Vajdahunyad castle” program.
Closed on Mondays.
Option: Lunch/Dinner in Budapest:
-3-course meal for lunch/dinner in Budapest without drinks from 33 EUR per person
-Drink package at lunch/dinner from 6 EUR per person
Please note that the bus prices do not apply to the following excluded periods when they are predicted to be much higher:
- Eucharistic Congress 13-20 September
- UEFA matches: 15-16, 19-20, 23-24, 27-28 of June
- European swimming Championship: 4-17 May
- The meal is included only on The Witcher filming locations tour.
- There were no fix reservations made. Services are subject to availability.
Tour price per person:
for groups of 2-4 - € 420
for groups of 5-10 - € 250
for groups of 10-12 - € 140