Discover Budapest on a Halloween Vampire Hunt! Ride around the famous sights of Buda and Pest in the footsteps of Dracula. View the famous landmarks in Pest: the St.Stephen's Cathedral, the magnificent Parliament building, the world heritage Andrassy Avenue with the Opera House, the impressive Heroes Square with the Millennium Monument. Take a tour in the City Park and and the spooky Vajdahunyad Castle. Cross the Chain Bridge to Buda and enjoy the ride on the winding roads of the historic Buda Castle the oldest neigbourhood of the city. View the iconic Matthias Church, the Royal Palace and admire the great view from the Fisherman's Bastion. Go on a Vampire Hunt in the underground Labyrinth beneath the castle. Visit the Dracula’s chamber where Vlad the Impaler, alias Count Dracula was imprisoned as King Matthias’s captive. Try your courage in the Maze of Darkness where your only help is a thread to provide you a small handhold. When the lights turned down inside the cave hurry up to find your path back to the ground before the Vampires awake and start their mysterious masquerade ball... Finally let yourself be amazed by the stunning view of the city from Citadel & the Liberty Statue on the top of Gellert Hill.
Who was the notorious Vlad the Impaler and what did he do in the caves of the Buda Castle? Was he the first vampire of the world? Do Vampires really exist or they are just humans who suffer from a rare illness called Porphyria? Why Vampires should drink blood and cant resist daylight? Why garlic and silver helps against the vampires? Get to know all this and listen to more stories on this tour.
- World Heritage Andrassy Avenue with Opera House
- Heroes square with the Millenium Monument (stop)
- City Park & Vajdahunyad Castle (stop)
- St. Stephens Basilica (stop)
- Parliament (stop)
- The Historic Buda Castle with Matthias Church and Fishermen Bastion (stop)
- Gellert Hill with the Citadel and Liberty Statue (stop)
- Vampire Hunt in Buda Castle Labyrinth and Draculas's chamber (entrace ticket is included)
Tour duration: 5 hours
Driving distance: 25 km
Difficulty level: easy
Tour type: public
Saturday 27 October 2.30 pm. Check in start at 2 pm. Please show up at least 15 min prior to departure time
Budapest Scooter Tour office 1053 Budapest Vámház korut 10 (the office is inside the house courtyard )
Buda Castle Labyrinth & Dracula's Chamber
Are you brave enough for Vampire Hunt in a Labyrinth? Go after the souls of the dead, in the footsteps of vampires.
The amazing 1000 metres long Labyrinth is located in the underground caves of Buda Castle hill. The natural caves - formed 350 thousand years ago - used to provide shelter during raids, and storage place for food and wine but not merely. It is best known for the Dracula’s chamber where its 15th century underground “guest” Vlad Tepes, the famous Count Dracula was imprisoned as King Matthias’s captive. The Wax Museum features a Masked Ball with lifesize figures where you are told the story of the Black Count. You can try your courage in the compeletly dark Maze of Darkness where your only help is a thread to provide you a small handhold. The Cave Exhibition features special photographs and reports by photographers and adventurers about the most beautiful caves of the world.The Stone Exhibition features 40 valuable stone monuments including limestone and red marble relics, column fragments, linked to the history of Buda.
Budapest Scooter Tour
All our tours start and finnish at Budapest Scooter Tour office at 1053 Budapest Vámház korut 10. The office is inside the courtyard of the building.
Great Market Hall
The spectacular Great Market Hall is a good source of Hungarian products. You can also make it a pit-stop for a quick bite of traditional Hungarian food when touring the city. Shop with the locals for sausages, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and pastries. Fancy bottles of Tokaji, a variety of paprika and handicrafts are also available.
Originally named after Emperor Franz Joseph today called Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd) was built between 1894 and 1896. Opened in the year of the Millennium and was officially completed when Emperor Franz Joseph inserted the last silver rivet into its iron structure. The top of each of the bridge’s pillars is decorated with a 'Turul' bird, the mythical bird of Hungary.
The Parlament, a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture, is just over 100 years old. It's the third largest Parliament building in the world, and is also home to the Hungarian Crown Jewels. Guided tours are available in different languages.
St. Stephen's Basilica
It took more than 50 years to build the Basilica, the largest church in Budapest. Building commenced in 1851 and the inauguration ceremony took place in 1906. The patron saint of the church is St. Stephen, the first king of Hungary. Visit the dome's observation deck for a beautiful panoramic view of Budapest.
Heroes’ Square is the largest and most impressive square of the city. The Millennium Monument standing in the middle of the square was erected in 1896 to commemorate the 1000-year-old history of Magyars. The Museum of Fine Arts is located at the north side of the square. The Kunsthalle (Hall of Art), an exhibition hall for the contemporary arts, is at the south side.
City Park & Vajdahunyad Castle
City Park provides a great escape from the bustle of the city. The 1896 Millennium Celebrations took place here, leaving many attractions behind.
The castle was built to show the various architectural styles of Hungary, and has Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque parts. There is a boating lake next to the castle, which is turned into an ice skating rink in the winter.
Although it may look like a Baroque palace, Széchenyi Baths (Széchenyi fürdő) is the largest medicinal bath and one of the largest public baths in Europe. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the healing waters, or to take a few laps in the swimming pool. The Széchenyi is a favorite for both locals and tourists alike.
Andrassy Avenue & The Millenium Underground
This elegant avenue, recognized as a World Heritage Site, is often referred to as Budapest's Champs-Elysées. It is also called cultural avenue, as the Opera House, Pest's best theaters, the Academy of Music, and many museums are either on the avenue or just off of it. Andrássy Avenue is great for walks alongside the beautiful turn-of-the-century buildings or people watching in one of the many cafés.
The first subway line in mainland Europe, the Millennium Underground in Budapest, opened in 1896. The line is still in use and it runs along Andrássy Avenue. In 2002 the Millennium Underground was added to he World Heritage Sites.
Hungarian State Opera House
The State Opera House, considered to be among the best in the world. Built in the 1880s and stands as one of the most prestigious musical institutions in Europe.
The Chain Bridge was the first bridge to permanently connect Buda and Pest. At the time of its completion, Chain Bridge was considered to be one of the wonders of the world. Chief engineer Adam Clark completed the span in 1849. Crossing the bridge is just a short walk and no matter which direction you go, the view is beautiful.
This World Heritage Site is the oldest neighbourhood of the city. It's unique atmosphere with beautiful ancient buidings such as the Mathias Church, The Fishermen's Bastion, The Royal Palceis, silent courtyards, twisted, narrow cobblestone streets and superb views make it the most important architectual heritage and a top destination of Budapest.
The 700-year-old Matthias Church was the scene of several coronations, including that of Charles IV in 1916, the last Habsburg king. It was also the site for the great Hungarian King Matthias' two weddings, hence its name. The eastern gate of the church was built in the 13th century. Today, Matthias Church remains one of the city's most prominent buildings.
Fishermen's Bastion is one of the most fascinating sights on Castle Hill. Although fishermen from Watertown (Víziváros) reputedly defended this part of the city during the Middle Ages, Fishermen’s Bastion was built in the 1890s and it’s purely decorative. Today, it's a favorite lookout.
The Royal Palace
The first royal residence on Castle Hill was built in the 13th century, after the Mongolian invasion. Construction continued in the 15th century, following the marriage of King Matthias Corvinus and Beatrix of Naples in 1476. Many Italian artists and craftsmen accompanied the new queen, bringing the Renaissance style to Buda. The palace was completely destroyed when liberating Buda from the Turks. In the 18th century, a Baroque palace was built, which is identical with the core structure of the present-day palace. During the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the palace gave home to lavish ceremonies symbolizing peace between the dynasty and the nation.
Located at the foot of Gellért Hill, this Art Nouveau style hotel has been an important landmark in Budapest for more than 80 years. The building also houses the world-famous Gellért Baths, offering indoor and outdoor bathing. Built between 1912 and 1918 and inspired by the Vienna Secession, the German Jugendstil, Art Nouveau from Belgium and France and traditional Hungarian designs like Zsolnay mosaics, the Gellért is the most photographed spa in Hungary.
Gellert Hill (Gellért-hegy) offers some of the best panoramic views of Budapest. The hill was named after bishop Gellért (Gerald), who was thrown to death from the hill by pagans in the fight against Christianity in 1046.
At the top of the hill is the Citadel (Citadella), a fortress built by the Habsburgs after defeating Hungary's War of Independence in 1849. It was a prime, strategic site for shelling both Buda and Pest in the event of a future rebellion.
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty (Szabadság Szobor) - Budapest's Statue of Liberty stands on top of the hill, and she can be seen from all parts of the city. The statue was erected in 1947 during the Communist era. As Liberty had already become a symbol of the city, she was not removed unlike other Communist icons, such as the Red Army soldier who used to stand at her feet, allowing us to see her in her original surroundings.
Probably the most elegant bridge in Budapest was named in honor of Queen Elisabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph. The original suspension bridge was built at the end of the 19th century, but the damage sustained in World War II left the bridge beyond repair. Using the old pillars, a new bridge was built in the 1960s.
The Hungarian National Museum
The Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) is the oldest public museum in Hungary. The museum's present building was built between 1837 and 1847, and it stands as a great example of Neo-Classicist architecture. Founded 200 years ago, the museum is dedicated to the history of Hungary and today it remains a symbol of Hungary's national identity. The permanent exhibition includes furniture, textiles, weapons, metalwork and ceramics. One of the most valuable items is the Coronation Mantle (the Crown Jewels are on display in Budapest's Parlament).
- 50 or 125 cc automatic scooter , helmet, Fuel, 3-rd party liability insurrance, radio with a headset
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fee to Buda Castle Labyrinth & Dracula's Chamber.
- Snacks and refreshments before the tour.
Valid driver's licence
50cc: Car licence "B" or Moped licence "AM"
125cc: Motorbike licence min EU category A1 or international equivalent.
50 cc scooters are only for 1 person, it is forbidden to carry a passenger
The tour participant drives the scooter at his/her own risk. The driver is liable for damages caused to the scooter at his/her fault up to maxiumum HUF 150.000/ EUR 500. Damage is calculated according to the price list available at the office.