Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls(Kings, Vampires and Killers)
ABOUT THIS TOUR
Away from the hustle and bustle of Pest, this Vampire Tour, takes you to the most charming, magical and intimate places of the city of Budapest: the Buda Castle District, where you will be amazed by the wonderful nightly panorama from top of the hill to the “Pearl of Danube”. We’ll go back in time, to a dark and hostile time, between 15th and 17th century when Hungarian rulers faced invading armies and reveal the despicable actions of two mad figures: Vlad Dracula, “the impaler” and Elizabeth Báthory, “the blood countess”. At Buda castle, the ancient seat of the Hungarian lords, the lantern will guide our way along silent streets and around sinister corners where your narrator will tell legends and lore, besides cases of vampirism in the old Hungary, which gave birth to myths that lie between fantasy and chilling truth during the darkest periods of the history of Eastern Europe.
A professional Storyteller in period costume
A perfect mix of history and folklore combined in a special and unique experience
Stunning and magical atmosphere of Buda's Castle district after dark
Fisherman's Bastion and the Matthias Church after dark
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Languages available: ENG
Starting Time: 20:15 / 20:30
Duration: 2 hours
Prices: Adult €20 | Student €17 | Child (5-11 y.o.) €12
Meeting / Starting Point: at the Zero Kilometre Stone in Clark Ádám Square; a few meters away from the Chain Bridge (Buda side), at the bottom of the castle funicular – SEE MAP
NOTE: The tour ends at the Buda Castle District; then we take the bus to go back in downtown; it is necessary to purchase a 350 HUF (1 €) transportation ticket before joining the tour. We kindly ask you to purchase it in advance to ensure that the tour runs smoothly – tickets are sold through blue vending machines at the meeting point, at metro stations or at some news stands.
The tour starts from the meeting point and include a long slope (5% incline grade) leading up to the castle starting from the bottom, with several story-time stops along the way; it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and participation for people without any serious mobility issues.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
The ticket includes a brochure.
This tour does NOT include access to the interiors of sites visited and no “jump scares”.
The tour does NOT include snacks and drinks.
The tour does NOT include transportation.
Dedicated to corporate events, team buildings, school groups, families or simply group of friends; for all those that would like to enjoy flexibility, comfort, intimacy and convenience. Suitable for any kind of groups as we can customized the tour with starting time, endpoint of the tour. Please let us know in order to make your participation unforgettable!
ADDITIONAL INFO & TIPS
Seats: pre-booking with online payment is essential to reserve the seat; therefore it is recommended to book early. The tour runs with 4 people min.
Mysterium Tours does NOT craft typical guided tours for tourists; these are immersive storytelling experiences about history, local legends and tales not always associated with the building we stand in front of.
A few tips on how to properly enjoy the tour: put aside your phone and the modern way of seeing things; let yourself be carried away by the stories of war and honour that will be told and follow each step carefully. Open your mind and play with your imagination; this will provide you with a glimpse of the past, a glance into the ancient history and stories, born from the superstition of the old times gone by.