Guided tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Vampires & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mysterium Tours
Guided tour

Budapest: Buda Castle Vampires & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mysterium Tours
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From US$ 22.63 per person

Likely to sell out

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

4.7 /5

based on 323 reviews

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This was worth every penny and definitely the best thing we did whilst in Budapest. It was lovely seeing the castle at night with its fabulous views and the story telling was brilliant and eye opening. Make sure you check the weather before you go though. It was blooming freezing when we went but we were well wrapped up unlike some of the others.

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March 4, 2023

This was hands down the highlight of our vacation. The night walk in the castle district was very suggestive and gave us the chance to see the area with a different light. Our guide was absolutely amazing, top notch storytelling skills, very informative and entertaining. We really enjoy the horror stories and all the different fun facts that he threw in the narration.

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March 4, 2023

Great storyteller! Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting and shared eith flair and dram many different stiries with vampires and witches in the lively backdrop of Buda castle. Make sure you have comfy shoes and are dressed appropriately for the weather, as the two hour trek involves also a lot of standing about.

February 4, 2023

Product ID: 59444