1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Buda Castle

Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Product ID: 59444
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.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Free brochure including the characters of the tour
What’s Not Included
  • The tour does not include the interior of any buildings
  • Transportation (the tour ends in the Buda Castle district and takes the city bus back to downtown. It is necessary therefore that you purchase a transportation ticket before joining the tour. Tickets are sold at the blue vending machines at the meeting point, at metro station ticket offices, some news stands, and at tourist information centers)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

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
Not allowed
  • Pets
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
• Please note that this tour is not recommended for children
• 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.
• Please note that on group tours the minimum age allowed is +12 years old.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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I really enjoyed this tour. The Guide was brilliant! He told us brilliant stories in a very clear & mysterious way. The stories were very interesting; all about vampires, ghosts; blood-curdling events in history. An amazing way to see the castle, the spectacular views at night-time & different from the usual. Thank you!

March 6, 2020

Informative and enjoyable.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this tour which came in 2 parts. Firstly about the history f the castle and the people who ruled there. Secondly, about the cruel people considered to be vampires and what they did to their victims. At the end the guide even help everyone get back to the general vicinity of their hotels.

June 7, 2018

Good walking tour and saw more of the castle than I was expecting ….but a bit low on myths.

March 5, 2020

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Mysterium Tours

Product ID: 59444