Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls (Kings, Vampires and Killers) - in Budapest - LikeALocal Guide

Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls (Kings, Vampires and Killers)

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18 EUR

This tour takes you to the charming and most intimate places of the city of Budapest: the Buda castle courts. A journey into the dark history of XV and XVII century, with stories of Battles, Vampires and Myths that lie between fantasy and chilling truth.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • 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

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Description

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. No “jump scare” actors; we rely on the professional storytelling skills of our guides.

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What’s included & not included

  • Storytelling
  • Legends
  • History
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation: 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.

Meeting point

At the Zero Kilometer Stone, a few meters away from the Chain Bridge (Buda side) (Budapest, Sikló utca, Ungheria)

This operator has 5 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

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Awesome experience
It was a wonderful experience, our guide with his talents as actresses succeeded in making us travel and feel this fascinating period of the time of the inquisition.
Great tour, very informative
Great tour guide, very informative. Very theatrical which made you feel you were actually back in the times of when the events happened and it added that extra spook appeal.
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Awesome after dark tour
We enjoyed it very much! We were three friends plus another couple. Our guide Liam was very interesting and very theatrical. Dressed from the past, he told us many stories and legends and took us through beautiful streets despite the cold and the snow. I totally recommend it for an after dark tour, giving you a chance to see the monuments without any tourists.

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18 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: Mysterium Tours