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Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

1. Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

Away from the crowds of Pest, this informative and educational tour takes you to some of the charming, magical places of the city where Hungarian rulers once toiled deep into the night at the Buda Castle. Hear stories of cruelty and learn the despicable actions of Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody countess. You will also learn how the Romanian prince, Vlad Dracula ended up in the prison of Buda Castle. Join your Gothic-attired guide as they take you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city by night. Learn the history of Old Hungary where, according to legend, "vampires" were born and roamed the streets during this dark period of European history.

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Budapest: Haunted Budapest Exploration Game & Tour

2. Budapest: Haunted Budapest Exploration Game & Tour

Follow the clues in the app and discover Dracula’s Castle, the House of Terror, the Haunted House, and many other haunted landmarks around Budapest. Read fascinating stories about the different destinations you are led to and uncover events that took place in them, as well as the people who used to live or work there. The quest can be played at any hour but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It will take between 1 and 2 hours to complete but there is no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace.  Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you will not need a map or GPS. When you get the correct answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You will not need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and you are ready to go on a haunted adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Budapest: Kings and Dracula Tour with Vajdahunyad Castle

3. Budapest: Kings and Dracula Tour with Vajdahunyad Castle

Meet your English-speaking tour guide at the impressive Heroes' Square, the largest square in Budapest. Visit the Millennium Monument, commemorating 1000 years of Hungarian history. In front of the monument you will find the grave of the unknown soldier, and on the two sides of the square you will see the Arts Hall and the Fine Arts Museum. Next, head to City Park, the oldest public park in the world. Walk over a bridge to reach an island on the lake, home to the romantic Vajdahunyad Castle. In the inner courtyard of the castle you will discover some interesting public statues including that of Anonymus, the first history writer of Hungary. All around the courtyard there are copies of buildings representing different periods and styles of Hungarian architecture. You will also hear the scariest story of the tour, and see a statue of Dracula as well as the copy of the Transylvanian castle tower where the real Dracula (Vlad Dracul the Impaler) was born. The last stop of the tour will be the main building of the famous Szechenyi Baths, the largest thermal bath of Europe. After the tour you can enter the baths to try their magic effect, or you can take the subway from the station next to the baths to return directly to the city center.

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Budapest: Legends and Mysteries Tour in Spanish

4. Budapest: Legends and Mysteries Tour in Spanish

Meet your Spanish-speaking tour guide in one of the most popular squares in Budapest, The Heroe's Square. Surrounded by numerous statues, learn the stories of the founders of Budapest. When night falls, this beautiful city is transformed into something darker, where the illuminated buildings draw sinister lights and shadows, like at the Vajdahunyad Castle. Hear about the city's witches, murders, popular myths, as well as the darker rituals that have taken place in Budapest. Visit City Park and Bagni Szécehnyi. Learn the origins of Danube River, the mysteries of Attila, the secret of Countess Elizabeth Báthory's youth, and the stories behind the Hungarian Pauline Order.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Fun, a bit scary and super interesting tour :-) It was a great way to learn more about the darker and more mystical parts of the Hungarian history and our guide, Balint, did such a great job at telling us all about vampires, ghosts and the history surrounding the castle. Balint was super kind as well and offered all of us to take photos with us or of us, and also left us time to look at the buildings and enjoy the area. This is a great and different way of getting to know Budapest. I'd definitely recommend it to everyone!

Joe our guide was fantastic! It started with his outfit. He was dressed up as a real English (or Hungarian?) gentlemen from the 19th century. A high hat, a long black coat and a lantern in his hand. He had this mysterious atmosphere around him. The Buda castle is gorgeous and a bit ghostly. Joe told so many wonderful stories. Bloody, mysterious and awkward tales. We really loved it! I certainly recommend this activity!

Very original experience! The guide immediately plunges us into the atmosphere with his clothing and his lantern! In addition, the stories told were very interesting! To recommend without hesitation!

Excellent! The guide, the outfit, atmosphere and all the information provided were on spot! Definitely recommend it!

Very interesting and entertaining tour, highly recommended.