Choose the best holidays in Romania! Have fun during a Vampire tour or join a Halloween tour and enjoy the complete Transylvanian experience!
Vampire tours usually run throughout the summer. The 7-Days Vampire experience also includes our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead.
On the other hand, Halloween tours take place around the popular holiday. In addition to the amazing highlights included in the Vampire tours, our Halloween holidays in Romania also include up to three fun Halloween Parties! These include our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, followed by the popular party at Bran Castle.
In 2020 only, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour (a Top 10 Must-Do Adventure according to Fodor’s Travel Guide), includes a third party.
This event takes place at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass.
Not happy with these tour types? We also organize private holidays in Romania!
These tours allow you to choose your departure date. Book now and travel with 4 or more friends or family members.
Holidays in Romania – Best Halloween and Vampire tours
Our Halloween and Vampire holidays in Romania are great for medium sized groups. We gather several people sharing the same passion: vampires, mythology and, in particular, Dracula.
Therefore, our tours are a great way to socialize and make new friends who are sharing your interests.
On the other hand, if you prefer a more intimate experience, we recommend a tailor made tour. These holidays in Romania depart on request , for groups of minimum 4 people. You will travel with your friends or family only.
Our holidays in Romania include access to three amazing Halloween Parties. One of these is our amazingly fun Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and then have fun during our special events. These include the Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions (this event was featured on Travel Channel).
Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle
Next, head to Bran village and then have fun at the Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Enjoy a unique night tour of the castle, followed by a horror movie projection and an unforgettable After Party in the courtyard.
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour includes access to a third party, at Dracula’s Castle hotel in Borgo Pass. Have fun during ‘Draculestilor Ball’ and then gather around a huge bonefire, enjoy the traditional music show and discover all the dark legends!
Book your tour now and enjoy the best Halloween Party at Bran Castle and many other amazing events! You can also click here to discover what you should consider before booking your tour!
Halloween party in Romania is celebrated in Sighisoara citadel, Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace.
This is a private party organized by a Transylvania Live a tour operator specialized in Halloween tours in Transylvania for Americans, Brits, Canadian and Australian tourists. The party includes magicians shows, contests, and The Ritual Killing of a Living Dead, a happening for tourists that was featured on Travel Channel.
Halloween Party the biggest in Europe is celebrated in Romania at Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle from Transylvania.
There is night tour of the castle and everything is Halloween themed and decorated in the castle and after that there is a big party in a tent situated on the castle’s property
The music is club style with a DJ.
Halloween party in Borgo Pass at Dracula Castle Hotel
And there is another big party at Dracula Castle hotel from Borgo Pass, the very same place in which Bram Stoker placed Dracula Castle in his novel Dracula:
Halloween in Transylvania with Transylvania Live in the news
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Advice for US citizens traveling in Romania
Before you go write down contact details for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to carry with you in case of emergency while traveling.
US Embassy in Romania
4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd.
District 1, Bucharest
Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3300
Notify your bank and credit card companies of your travel, and check exchange rates.
Some banks are blocking your credit card payment when a transaction occur from abroad.
Safeguard Your Documents!
Make two copies of all your travel documents in case of emergency. Leave one copy with a trusted friend or relative at home and carry the other separately from your original documents. To help prevent theft, do not carry your passport in your back pocket, and keep it separate from your money.
Three months beyond departure date. We recommend a minimum of six months validity after entry date
• Children’s passports: Passports issued for children under age 16 are valid for only five years, not 10 years like adult passports. Check passport expiration dates carefully and renew early.
Not required for stays under 90 days
Consent for Travel with Minors
If you are traveling alone with children, foreign border officials may require custody documents or notarized written consent from the other parent.
Health Insurance: Many foreign medical facilities and providers require cash payment up front and do not accept U.S. insurance plans. Medicare does not provide coverage outside of the United States. Check your U.S. health care policy to see if it will cover you overseas. If not, consider buying supplemental insurance. Make sure the insurance you purchase covers any special medical needs or risks you anticipate on your trip.
Entry: Amounts over 10,000 Euros or equivalent must be declared
For exit: Amounts over 10,000 Euros or equivalent must be declared
There were no terrorist acts in Romania.
However credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.
The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules [with regards to best practices and safety inspections] are regularly enforced, though some tourism-related activities (such as rock climbing and extreme sports) are less regulated than in the U.S. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available in near major cities.
Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. Medical treatment in Romania is not up to western standards. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance
Reported types of crime include:
• Robbery, pick pocketing, internet scams, and credit card fraud are the most commonly reported crimes.
• Organized groups of criminals, sometimes including minors, operate in train stations, trains, subways, and busses.
• Money exchange schemes often involve individuals posing as plainclothes policemen who approach you, flash a badge, and ask for your passport and wallet. Insist on the presence of a uniformed police officer and request that any issues be resolved at the police station.
• If traveling on an overnight train, travel with a companion and in the highest class available.
• Do not leave your personal belongings unattended; stow them securely out of sight.
• Use ATMs located inside banks. You should check ATM machines for any evidence of tampering before use.
• Be extra cautious of your surroundings if using an internet café.
• Use cash wherever possible in lieu of credit cards.
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.
Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.
• Romania is situated in a seismically active region and has a history of devastating earthquakes, with the greatest risk occurring in Bucharest.
• Mountainous areas of the country can be subject to torrential rains and flash floods, especially in the spring and summer months.
• Streets and sidewalks are often icy and hazardous during winter.
• Avoid contact with stray dogs.
• Travelers’ checks are of limited use, but ATMs (“bancomats” in Romanian) are widely available.
There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Romania. However, the annual gay pride parades in Bucharest have been the scene of violent protests in past years.
Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.
Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments.
Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.
• Basic medical supplies are limited in Romania, especially outside of major cities.
• Hospitals often lack nursing care and assistance for the elderly.
• Most prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are available in Romania but are often sold under different names.
• Response times for emergency services vary widely depending on the region of the country and nature of emergency.
It is strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.
Road Conditions and Safety
Though Romanian traffic laws are very strict, road accidents are a real and dangerous threat for U.S. citizens visiting Romania. According to the European Union Road Federation, Romania has the highest per-vehicle rate of road fatalities of any country in the EU, a rate similar with USA.
If you chose to drive in Romania, practice defensive driving techniques.
While major streets in larger cities and major inter-city roads are generally in fair to good condition, many secondary roads are in poor repair, unpaved, poorly lit, narrow, and lacking marked lanes.
• Mountain roads are particularly dangerous when wet or covered with snow or ice. Winter snow removal is intermittent.
• It is common for pedestrians, animals, cyclists, and horse-drawn carts to share a road with motor vehicles, especially in rural areas.
• Parked vehicles often block sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk in the streets.
• Cross only at crosswalks and exercise vigilance as crosswalks are generally poorly marked.
• Local drivers often ignore traffic lights and crosswalk signs.
Maintain vigilance when driving to avoid hitting pedestrians in the streets.
Traffic Laws: Romanian traffic laws are very strict.
• The traffic police can confiscate any form of a driver’s license or permit for 1-3 months and request payment of fines at the time of the infraction.
• Police are required to give all drivers involved in an accident a breathalyzer test on the scene.
• Refusal to take a breathalyzer test may result in criminal penalties regardless of whether or not alcohol was involved.
• Wearing a seat belt is mandatory.
• Children under 12 years of age may not be transported in the front seat.
• Use of mobile phones while driving is banned, with exception of hands free systems.
U.S. citizens arriving in Romania for stays up to 90 days may use their U.S. state drivers’ licenses (DL) along with an International Driving Permit. The U.S. Department of State has authorized two organizations to issue international permits to those who hold valid U.S. driver’s licenses: the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance.
If entering Romania by vehicle you need to purchase a road tax badge known as “rovinieta” at the border crossing point. Proof of insurance and a car registration document are required when purchasing the “rovinieta.” Drivers of vehicles registered abroad who are not in possession of a valid international insurance document must buy short-term insurance at the border.
Roadside help, vehicle assistance, towing services: Dial 9271
Ambulance, fire brigade, police: Dial 112.
For more information https://travel.state.gov/