Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls(Kings, Vampires and Killers)
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.
This tour does NOT include access to the interior of sites visited and “jump scare” actors; it is guided by a single narrator in period outfit.
Note that Mysterium Tours does NOT craft typical guided tours for tourists, these are immersive storytelling experiences about legends, histories and tales not always associated with the building we stand in front of.
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
(subject of availability – we often have other professional commitments)
Starting time: 20:30
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Adults 20 € | Students 17 € | Children 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
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.
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.
The ticket includes a brochure and bus ticket for ride back to the starting point.
This tour is also available in GPS Audio Tour with the voice of our narrator, that will tell you where to go…
Dedicated to corporate events, team buildings, educational activities, school groups or simply group of friends. For all those that would like to enjoy flexibility, comfort, intimacy and convenience. Suitable for any kind of groups. Contact us in order to organize and make your participation unforgettable!
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.