Guided tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Vampires & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mysterium Tours

Budapest: Buda Castle Vampires & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mysterium Tours
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Enjoy a 2-hour historical-ridden walking tour by night at Buda Castle. Let your Gothic-adorned narrator tell you stories of war, battles of medieval Budapest, vampires and folk stories from Hungary.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Discover the bloody side of Hungarian history
  • See the faces of two of the most famous figures believed to be vampires in the kingdom of Hungary, Vlad Dracula and Elizabeth Báthory
  • Experience the stunning dark and magical atmosphere of Buda Castle at night
  • Enjoy one of the most intimate night walks you might experience
Full description
Away from the crowds of Pest, this informative and educational tour takes you to some of the charming, magical places of the city where Hungarian rulers once toiled deep into the night at the Buda Castle. Hear stories of cruelty and learn the despicable actions of Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody countess. You will also learn how the Romanian prince, Vlad Dracula ended up in the prison of Buda Castle. Join your Gothic-attired guide as they take you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city by night. Learn the history of Old Hungary where, according to legend, "vampires" were born and roamed the streets during this dark period of European history.
  • Guide
  • The tour does not include the interior of any buildings
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

At the Zero Kilometer Stone located by the funicular below Buda Castle.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • During the walking tour you are able to take photos only. Video and audio recordings are prohibited during the walking tour
  • The tour starts from the meeting point and includes a long slope leading up to the castle starting from the bottom, with several story-time stops along the way; it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 268 reviews

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It was a really fun and interesting experience, which developed for a couple of hours between the walls of the Castle and the Fishermen's Bastions. However, Balint is the real keystone: he is an exceptional narrator, he tells seven stories with empathy and a fascinating involvement, time has literally flown by. Also, he speaks perfect, clear and easily understandable English. A highly recommended experience and one that I would honestly do again immediately!

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January 4, 2023

Die Tour war nicht nur sehr informativ, sondern auch spannend und zum Teil recht witzig. Durch die sehr angenehme erzählweise des Guides, war es sehr kurzweilig und viel Spaß gemacht. Ich kann die Tour jedem empfehlen, der sich für Mythen und Legenden interessiert und die Stadt mal aus einer anderen Perspektive sehen möchte. Leider besichtigt man nicht das Labyrinth unterhalb der Stadt.

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October 10, 2022

I wholeheartedly recommend this tour, it was amazing. If you are interested in history and story telling it is a must see. Our guide (you can call me Joe) was excellent. Fun and informative and he knew his history! He made the time fly by, and I learned so much about the history of Hungary and the city of Budapest ... and of course, the Dracula myth.

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September 18, 2022

Product ID: 59444