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Night-Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour in Buda Castle District
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Night-Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour in Buda Castle District

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Ages 11-65, max of 40 per group
Duration: 1h 50m
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Professional actor in period outfit
What's not included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Transportation on the way back


Start:
  • Zero Kilometre Stone, Budapest, Clark Ádám tér, 1013 Hungary
    Meeting Point is at the Zero Kilometre Stone in Clark Adam Square. Buda side of the Chain Bridge, at the bottom of the castle hill, a few meters away from the funicular entrance. Look for your storyteller who will be wearing a period outfit and carrying an oil lantern
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
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    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for small children
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

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    • You'll start at
      Zero Kilometre Stone
      Budapest, Clark Ádám tér, 1013 Hungary
      Meeting Point is at the Zero Kilometre Stone in Clark Adam Square. Buda side of the Chain Bridge, at the bottom of the castle hill, a few meters away from the funicular entrance. Look for your storyteller who will be wearing a period outfit and carrying an oil lantern
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    • Pass by
      Buda Castle
      Matthias Church
      Fisherman's Bastion
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      Buda Castle
      Stop: 30 minutes
      Walking around the medieval walls and ruins of the ancient castle
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Mysterium Tours
      465
      Budapest, Hungary
      Joined in July 2015
    • J9531FY_
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience during our stay
      We took the tour with the guide named Philip. It was an amazing experience! Absolutely worth it. It was not only informative but also an excellent way to see the Buda Castle. Philip the guide was outstanding truly and kept us full of interest and excitement.Also, we took the tour around 8 pm and the view of the light lit city was breathtaking.Totally worth it.
      Written 22 October 2023
    • Bburrows78
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth it!
      A perfect way to discover the sights at night. The guide was witty, informative, enthusiastic and entertaining. You also get a great view of Pest from Buda.
      Written 15 April 2023
    • Kingdom45
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth it
      Tour in Budapest. Absolutely thrilled that I booked this tour. What a fantastic experience! Balínt, our guide, was informative, charming and humourous. He is an exceptional storyteller and had everyone’s full and rapt attention at all times. Would thoroughly recommend wrapping up warm and doing this tour!
      Written 4 March 2023
    • rebeccafH3917RU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trip highlight
      Incredible experience, a definite trip highlight. Wasn't sure what to expect but had been recommended by a friend. Balint is an amazing storyteller, really animated and knowledgeable whilst still being funny and relatable (the retreat of the Turkish being the words biggest nope 😂). 2 hour tour round the castle accompanied by vampire lore and creepy history whilst looking out on Budapest at night all lit up. Loved every minute, thank you!
      Written 1 March 2023
    • sarahpeskey
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour with in the Castle Walls
      We (family of 4 inc 2 teens) did the Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls on the 14th Feb. We all loved it. Our guide, Balint, was fantastic and kept us entertained throughout. We all agreed it was one of the best guided tours we have been on. Would highly recommend
      Written 16 February 2023
    • Donna A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience. Well worth the price.
      Joe is a fantastic narrator; his inflection and mannerisms are value added. Tour the castle district while hearing the lore of days gone bye.
      Written 22 December 2022
    • carliso
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spooktacular
      The tour was excellent. Our guide was very entertaining and funny! Also, what a great way to see the Castle District. Highly recommended.
      Written 17 November 2022
    • nicobotezatu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      FANTASTIC!
      Balint our guide was amazing! Starting with his costume(19th century) , his hat and umbrella, he took us with his storys in the history of the Buda Castle. He create a mysterious atmosphere around him and told us so much wonderful bloody stories. We really love it. I recommand this activity to everyone!
      Written 28 October 2022
    • 200tonys
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Boxing day 2019
      Took the Vampire tour around Buda castle very interesting the guide was very entertaining and full of information about the place and the people who have associated with the castle. Can get very cold as you walk around especially at night so dress up warm.
      Written 27 December 2019
    • RCY74
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      a fun, informative & enjoyable evening
      Booked as a surprise for my partners birthday - we had a lot of fun - the storyteller was great - he was funny & entertaining. We heard lots of weird and wonderful stories as we explored Budapest by night which I really enjoyed - it was thunder & lightening which added to the atmosphere
      Written 31 July 2019
    • joshc544
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well done tour!
      I had my tour with Fenny which is Hungarian but has an impeccable English accent. The group was probably about 20. She was an excellent storyteller immersing you in the past and the stories. I would recommended plus it’s s good way to become familiar with the Castle District. Beautiful at night...less crowds
      Written 6 June 2019
    • iow66
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour the guide was fun.
      Great way to spend a evening the guide was fun and very knowledgeable without being boring. Also helprd people on to right transport at the end of the evening, lovely guide Fanny.
      Written 31 March 2019
    • Sophie N
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant experience
      Me and my partner went on this we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, it was very informative, interesting, and there was some good stories. To top it off we had a brilliant guide who knew what she was talking about and gave us free bus passes to get back to the hotel and made sure we knew where we were going. Deffinitly worth the money.
      Written 21 March 2019
    • suitcasesally22
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun
      Fanni was my guide and I enjoyed her history tour as we walked up to the Castle around the winding slopes with stops along the way for more history snippets and fabulous views of Pest lit up. As we continued around the Castle different history tales were told and as we moved onto the Fisherman's Bastion, the history moved itself on to Dracula which was very interesting also. Once we made our way round the streets of Buda, the legends/myths stories started to come out and were also interesting folklore tales. The whole tour is a fun tour with amazing views from Buda. I enjoyed it and I even enjoyed the bus ride back down... bit like a rollercoaster to finish : )
      Written 7 March 2019
    • SkyppC
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great and different look Budapest with a fantastic storyteller to boot
      This tour does an incredibly good job at sharing the history, legends, and myths that aren't talked about in the run of the mill tours in Budapest - and I know this from experience having done 3 commercial tours prior to attending this Mysterium Tour. Special applause goes to Fanny for going above and beyond the night of our tour as she needed to navigate away from a local protest and march that was heading our way at the Presidential Palace in Buda where 200+ armed police in riot gear were waiting for the onslaught of protesters. All of that didn't sway her professionalism or her storytelling. Everything she did that night was incredibly perfect! After Fanny got us back to the Zero Marker where we started my friends and I walked back to our hotel. Fanny's storytelling stuck with me through that 15 minute walk and I couldn't help that spooky feeling all the way to my hotel room (which, in my book, means the amount of money I spent on this tour was well worth every Forint). TOUR TIP: There is a restroom (300 HUF or 1 EUR for entry) near the Zero KM Marker where you meet your tour guide. It's to the left and behind the funicular. Take note to use that restroom prior to going on tour as that may be the only one available at that time of night. Also take note of when it closes.
      Written 29 December 2018
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    Megan H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Couples
    Awesome. Just awesome. The tour guide was one of the best storytellers I’ve ever heard. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about Hungarian folklore and history. Budapest is a beautiful city and this is a remarkable way to experience it at night. Being a jacket, it can be chilly up there depending on what time of year you go.
    Written 23 September 2022
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    mesofuzzy
    San Francisco, CA94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family, including two teens, went on this tour of the beautiful and fascinating Buda Castle District while in Budapest.
    Our guide, Baliant, was very good at telling the many mysterious tales of both historical gore and gothic fantasy. Baliant was also very welcoming of questions about more recent history and current day culture. He had good narrator energy; not over-the-top but with just the right amount of subtle mystery.
    All while exploring around Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion & Matias Church. The views of Pest from across the river at sunset and lit up at night are crazy beautiful.
    I highly recommend this tour & experience.
    Written 14 April 2021
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    Van Anh K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    The tour was such a great experience! I went with my boyfriend and we both enjoyed it very much. The host had such a great sense of humor and his storytelling kept us intrigued even through the cold wind of Budapest. I definitely recommend this tour if you are all about the history of Budapest and if you are even just a little intrigued with the idea of vampires.
    Written 30 March 2022
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    casbridge
    Haslemere, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    What a fun first night in Budapest! We met our guide at the foot of the hill leading to Buda Castle and were swept back to spooky and grisly times as we strolled up to the castle. We paused along the way to hear the history and lore of the city, told with flare by our wonderful guide. He was a perfect storyteller who captivated the entire group. Such a unique way to see this gorgeous city at night!
    Written 17 March 2020
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    Maria S
    Harare, Zimbabwe19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    This night tour was a walking tour of the Castle district. The tales of the vampires and such other blood-loving creatures was amusing but it was not as spooky as I would have imagined. It was beautiful to take this route at night but there was nothing special to it than the stories... so, I basically paid for this costumed guide carrying an oil lamp.
    Written 10 March 2020
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    Rebecca S
    Sydney, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    This tour was really interesting, would highly recommend to people who love to hear gruesome and spooky historical tales of Hungary! The guide Joe was very engaging, his audience was extremely captivated and he had a good sense of humour, as well as trying to make the tour as spooky as possible. It was lovely to walk around the castle district, and I like that there were stories from all over Hungary, not just around the Budapest region.

    A warning for people who have low mobility, there are quite a few stairs leading up to the castle district at the start, however Joe was very good at trying to make it as easy for everyone as possible by encouraging people to let him know if we were walking too fast, and by stopping for a story on the stairway half way up to give everyone a break. He would also stop in places near spots where people could take a seat during the tour.
    Written 27 March 2023
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    James L
    Norwich, UK495 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In our relationship, I’m always the guy to pass on these type of “experiences” whilst the wife is always super keen. Thankfully, she’s usually right 😂 We had an absolutely brilliant evening walking around with around 20 odd people led by “Joe” dressed very much the part.

    He’s a great person for this type of thing… personable, accommodating, great at telling his tales and most importantly, hilarious.

    Wonderful selection of stories where I felt I learned more about local lore and history than from any of the standard tourist type things.

    You don’t have to like vampires to enjoy the lovely illuminated city or to take important information from the various stories and you’ll end up smiling and laughing on multiple occasions.

    Highly recommend.
    Written 29 October 2021
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    Andrew P
    Blackwood, UK46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    We booked this tour fairly last minute wanting something different to do on our last night in Budapest. I can highly recommend this walking tour if you like great views and want to hear some scary stories and history you may not get elsewhere on other tours. Our guide, Fred, who told us he was new to this tour, was very professional and kept the group entertained with great storytelling and interaction. The tour took in a fair bit of walking in the hilly castle district of Buda but we were given plenty of times to stop and rest. The views of the city were to die for. What we really came for however was the stories and history which were surprising to us if you thought you already knew your “Vampires”. This was carried out admirably by Fred our guide even though parts of the tour were in very busy and noisy parts of the area with a lot of other people passing by. All in all a good two hours well spent and recommended.
    Written 15 October 2023
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    Richard J
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    No where near enough effort made. Amateur night.
    30 odd people all paying around £20 so £600? For two hours.
    You get 1 guy with an old hat and a black velvet waistcoat telling stories from history about people being buried with their shoes and the odd weirdo being buried with a brick in his mouth.
    These stories might have been better if we could have heard him or if he had any sense of theatre or drama. Waving your hands and making loud pretend vampire laughs does not really cut it, in my opinion.
    The advert shows 3 vampy dressed actors leading you to believe it is an imersive event with surprises along the way. There was none. I truly hope my review helps people avoid this truly boring old clap trap as it really isn't anything like it promises to be.
    There's much better ways to spend your time and money in Budapest.
    Written 13 July 2023
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    jo_lo08
    Dublin, Ireland80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a superb activity if you're looking for something a bit different to do in Budapest. Our tour guide, Joe, was absolutely fantastic. He thrilled us with tales of Hungary's terrifying past whilst also providing historical details and fun facts about the castle district. Joe took his time to ensure that everyone felt welcome and was well looked after. You have the option to take the Funicular to the top of the hill if you'd prefer to skip climbing the steps (which were very manageable) and miss only one story. It was wonderful to see the castle district and the views of the Parliament building lit up at night and a great chance to take photos at a quieter time of the day. The only downside was that our group was quite large, it would have been easier with smaller numbers. A thoroughly fascinating, unique tour which we won't forget!
    Written 6 January 2024
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