Add dates

Budapest Ghost & vampire tours

Our most recommended Budapest Ghost & vampire tours

Budapest: Buda Castle Vampires & Myths Evening Walking Tour

1. Budapest: Buda Castle Vampires & 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.

Budapest: Haunted City Exploration Game

2. Budapest: Haunted City Exploration Game

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.

Budapest: Heroes' Square and City Park Castle Tour

3. Budapest: Heroes' Square and City Park Castle Tour

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 see a statue of scary Dracula as well as the copy of the Transylvanian castle tower where the real Dracula (Vlad Dracul the Impaler) was born. The tour ends at an amazing modern building, the nearby House of the Hungarian Music, Budapest's newest attraction, e real gem of organic architecture. As an option you can walk back with your tour guide to the nearest metro station. It is just 5 minutes walk next to 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.

  • Guided tours
  • Other experiences
3 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about Budapest

What top attractions are a must-see in Budapest?

What are the best day trips and excursions from Budapest?

The best day trips and excursions from Budapest are:

Szentendre

Other Sightseeing Options in Budapest

Want to discover all there is to do in Budapest? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Without a doubt the greatest Budapest walking tour there is! Educational, fun, unique, and a great way to see the beautiful Castle Hill sites at night. This was my second time doing this tour and whenever back in Budapest I will be attending again!

Despite freezing conditions, this tour was absolutely incredible!! The most amazing guide, got to see some incredible locations, thoroughly entertaining, and the stories on marvellously, spooky!! This guy deserves a pay raise!!

Bálint was our Storyteller he was so good I forgot how cold it was, he was entertaining, funny and an excellent storyteller he really bought the stories to life. Definitely recommend.

It was a great experience, very educational and fascinating! Extremely knowledgeable guide, very passionate about the history and architecture.

Very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Learned a lot about the history of Hungary.