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

Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Product ID: 59444
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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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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

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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
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.
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Mysterium Tours

Product ID: 59444