Ghosts and Vampires Tour


18 EUR

Welcome to the dark side of Bucharest. Close to the Old Town, but still away from it, there are strange things happening. Be aware, there might be some uninvited “locals” joining us for this tour.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Catalina

I am born and raised in Bucharest, so I love the city and know everything about it, good and bad, therefore being a guide suited me perfectely, also because I like to tell stories, legends and jokes. I am a former teacher and trainer and decided to change my professional life after becoming a divorced mother. I was travelling quite a lot in the past, but now, due to my son, it's a bit more difficult so listening to tourists telling stories about their countries or cities is my way of "mental travelling". I also started to run professional tours for Unbelievable Bucharest.

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  • Haunted houses on the outside
  • The real story of Dracula
  • Romanian creepy or weird folklore

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As this place was inhabited more than 2000 years ago, the city has witnessed many deaths, murders, mysteries and, if you pay attention, you will hear the voice of the underworld almost everywhere. The tour takes you to haunted houses and places and tells you the relevant stories from the history of Bucharest. Fear not, cause Bucharest has also positive stories with gods, good ghosts, and other mysteries. Oh…let’s not forget Dracula, he also seems to be present here, given his very strong connection with the city and its past. Not to mention that we had a real vampire in the 70s, so prepare to discover his amazing story.

The guide will meet you in front of the National Theatre in the garden, where you can find out the first haunting story in the city and other historical relevant information. Next, prepare to discover how some beautiful old houses are still inhabited by tormented spirits that refuse to leave the city, the most famous one being the House of the Devil. Along the road, the guide will explain different legends from the Romanian folklore, superstitions and mythical tales. The real story of Dracula? We have it! The story of the real “vampire of Bucharest”? We tell it!

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What’s included & not included

  • English speaking guide
  • Traditional souvenir
  • Amazing stories
  • Gratuities for the guide
  • Drinks

Meeting point

In front of the National Theater, in the garden next to the statues (Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu, Bucharest, Romania)

Reviews from travellers (1)


Interesting ghost stories and more historical information
for Catalina’s tour (Ghosts and Vampires Tour)
We made the tour with Catalina and 9 colleagues.
Catalina is a very good storyteller.
We learned a lot about old and still used customs in Romanian culture.
Catalina also explained a lot about the communist period and the difficult period afterwards.
This tour was very interesting and we highly recommend it.
Thank you Catalina!

This operator has 3 reviews for other tours


Excellent and personal Tour
Catalina gives an excellent and informative tour. She puts her passion into the journey through the dark communist times to the revolution and democracy. She is very personable and will answer any question about Rumania from past to the present. We thoroughly enjoyed the three hours “time travel”,
A very intimate and emotional tour
My girlfriend and I booked this tour, and we met Catalina in the meeting point in the Unirii Boulevard, just to see that we were the only ones on the tour! So, it became the most intimate walking tour we had ever had! Catalina was charming and interesting all the time, showing us al the pros and cons of the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaucescu. We learned a lot! We also tasted typical chocolate bars from that time, and even we took photos with the handkerchief that children wore at school as members of the Pioneers.

I f you have time to spend on Bucharest, and you are eager to know about the life under the Ceaucescu regime and the Revolution of 1989, do not hesitate and book this tour.
Excellent tour!
Very in depth and thorough tour. It was a great history lesson!
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