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)


20 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


  • 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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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


Great storyteller in a beautiful setting of Prague
Great storyteller in a beautiful setting of Prague at night. Walking on narrow streets down to hidden squares to finally reach the Jewish Cemetery and the Great Clock Tower. Definitively a worth experience. The guide knows how to create the right atmosphere using voice, acting and music. Stories are a powerful mix of facts and legends, therefore giving you useful historical references then elaborated to gives you the creeps just at the right moment in the right place. Very enjoyable.

Very cool mystery tour
We took the tour with my teenage son. The guide was Liam. A very nice tour, Liam was dressed as 18th-century European gentleman. His stories were well told, he was spooky (as he should) but not scary.... His pace is good and you have time to take photos of the sites in the night. Each story is in the right length, tells all the spooky details but not too long. Prices are fair. Very good service for money. Overall, very recommended

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20 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