Knight Tournament With Medieval Feast At Sumeg Castle - Budapest

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Departure Time :
    12.00pm
  • Departure Details :
    Your own Budapest accommodation
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

With this, all inclusivetour, our aim is to introduce you to our history through visiting one of Hungary's most well-preserved fortress castles built in the 13th century. You will take part in the castle tournament followed by medieval feast while showing you the countryside.Tour available all year from Budapest, during winter Wednesdays and Saturdays during Summer every day.First you will be able to explore the magnificent castle itself then admire the skills of Knights and their horses with graceful movements during the castle games followed by a medieval feast. This generally means dining without knives and a forks.The menu consists of delicious broth, roast goose legs served with all the trimmings, salad, dessert, and unlimited consumption of wine accompanied by Gypsy music. In the price, transport to and from your hotel with English speaking driver, castle entrance ticket, knight tournament with medieval dinner is included.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Dinner included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Relive our medieval traditions with this historical tournament. This great event is organised every day in summer season (between 15th July and 20th August) and from autumn to spring every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

This unique event, which is a tribute to the border castle heroes is held at the foot of Castle Smeg either in the Knights Arena (capacity: 1000 people) or in the indoor Historical Event Hall (capacity:1000 people) depending on the weather.

Event schedule:

The entertainment programs starts with a Spanish Carousel Show. The effortless moves of the Constables Andalusian horses in harmony with the music offer unmatchable sight and experience to our guests. Excellent horsemen surprise us with a performance introducing a wide repertoire of the Spanish Riding School.

The Spanish Carousel Show is followed by the Tournament. Major elements of the show were taken from medieval tournaments, such as agility weapon show archery, battle star-, battle axe throwing and jousting , single combat on the ground and on horseback (using swords, shields, maces, etc.). Participants are dressed in medieval costumes during the entire performance and the atmosphere and quality of the performance is enhanced by a narrator and appropriate background music.

After the program is the medieval feast. Guests will enjoy gypsy music during the entire meal, while warriors and mistresses of the castle in medieval dresses serve culinary delicacies. No cutlery is used during the medieval feasts according to the traditions of the era.

The Castle of Sumeg is considered to be Hungary's most well-preserved fortress. Built in the mid or late 13th century by Bla IV of Hungary, where he lived during the Mongolian invasion between 1241-1242.

Later, it was presented as a gift to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Veszprm by Stephen V of Hungary. Sumeg Castle is situated atop of a mountain called "Castle Hill", 20 miles north of Lake balaton in Veszprem county. During its existence, it has been expanded several times. In the 15th century, it was fortified, and the second of two towers was built. It has been under siege several times, and has experienced two fires.

In 1552, in response to the capture of Veszprem by the Turks, the castles was rebuilt and fortified to serve as a frontier fortress.

In 1713, after the Austrian occupation during Rakoczy's War for Independence, troops set the castle on fire.

During the 20th century, parts of the castle were restored.

Since 1989, it has been privately held and restored on a large scale, providing events and tournaments every week.

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • Castle entrance
  • Tournament
  • Medieval feast (dinner)
  • Hotel pickup

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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