The Legendary Vampires of the Castle Courts(War at the Gates)
Away from the hustle and bustle of Pest, this tour takes you to the charming, magical and most intimate places of the city of Budapest: the Buda Castle Courts, 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 and Elizabeth Báthory. 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 real cases of vampires in history. Be prepared to travel toward the history and gothic fiction of the old Hungary, which gave birth to myths that lie between fantasy and chilling truth during one of the darkest periods of the history of Eastern Europe.
This tour does NOT include access to the interior of sites visited. No “jump scare” actors; we rely on the professional storytelling skills of our guides.
A professional Storyteller in accurate medieval gothic attire
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 at night
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
(subject of availability – As actors, we often have other professional commitments)
Starting time: 20:30
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Adults 20 € | Students 17 €
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 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.
Children: on open schedule tours minimum age allowed is 10 years old.
The ticket includes a brochure and bus 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.