Guided tour

Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mysterium Tours

Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mysterium Tours
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From US$ 22.98 per person

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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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  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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 199 reviews

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Valentine was very enthusiastic, witty and fantastic overall! Great experience to walk through the Buda Hill area at night time and to hear of such dark historic stories. Definitely recommend this tour!! (note: wear comfortable shoes to walk in and we went in mid-May and got rather cold closer to 10pm - do take a light jersey/jacket)

May 16, 2022

Ηταν ένα πολύ ωραίο tour μέσα στο κάστρο της buda η θέα το βράδυ ήταν εκπληκτική αλλά και γενικότερα το κάστρο είναι μοναδικό. Ο ξεναγός μας ήταν ντυμένος μέσα στο πνεύμα του μυστηρίου όπως του άρμοζε. Μας είπε ιστορίες και παραδοσιακούς θρύλους της περιοχής για βαμπίρ και άλλα πολλά. Στα αρνητικά έχω να πω ότι το περίμενα πιο διαδραστικό με περισσότερους ξεναγούς από την εταιρία να είναι ντυμένοι βαμπίρ και να μας παρουσιάζουν τις ιστορίες πιο διαδραστικά γιατί έτσι φαινόταν από τις φωτογραφίες. Γενικότερα όμως ήταν μία πολύ ωραία εμπειρία.

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February 1, 2022

I really enjoyed my guided tour of Buda Castle and the Castle district. Joe, our guide told us some ghoulish stories and was entertaining throughout. I got some lovely night time pics of the Castle and the views of Budapest. I think it was really good value and would definitely recommend.

January 15, 2022

Product ID: 59444