Halloween, Romania, Transylvania, Dracula how magic these words sounds.
Join the best Halloween trips, a Top 10 Must-Do Adventure according to Fodor‘s Travel guide! Visit Transylvania and discover important Dracula related highlights. Choose our Vampire tours and attend the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead as seen on Travel Channel or go on a Halloween tour and have fun at up to three amazing parties!

Halloween Trips – Short Breaks in Transylvania’s Dracula

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Halloween Party in Transylvania

Our Halloween trips range from our Awarded 7-Days tour to 3-days short breaks and 1 or 2-days experiences. Our 3-days short breaks depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and include two amazing parties. Thest take place in Sighisoara Citadel and at Bran Castle. Meanwhile, the 7-Days tour – in 2019 only – includes three amazing parties. If only want to have fun, join our 1-day experiences which include one Halloween Party only.

The 2-days Halloween trips are designed to include accommodation, meals and one Halloween Party. We organize a 2-days tour to Sighisoara departing from Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest or Cluj-Napoca. In addition to this, our catalog includes a 2-days tour with Halloween Party at Bran, departing from Bucharest.

3-Days Halloween Trips in Transylvania – Short Breaks

Choose our 3-Days Halloween trips and have fun at two unforgettable parties. You will also visit the most important highligths from our 7-Days Halloween tour. Get a taste of Transylvania and then you might decide to book the complete experience. Discover all the dark legends surrounding Dracula as you explore his land. Depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and visit Sighisoara Citadel – Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace – and Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol.

Awarded 7-Days Dracula Tour

For the complete Transylvanian experience choose our Awarded 7-Days tour. This experience is a Top 10-Must do Adventure according to Fodor‘s Travel Guide.

Choose the flagship among the Halloween Trips! Meet the guide in Bucharest and then travel to Dracula’s alleged burial place, Snagov Monastery.
You will also visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s castle thanks to Bram Stoker’s novel. Other highlights, not related to Dracula, include Corvinesti Castle or the Turda Salt Mine.

The 2020 edition of the 7 day Halloween in Transylvania the awarded Dracula tour only includes three Halloween parties: the one in Sighisoara dubbed the best Halloween party in Europe, the popular party at Bran Castle and the amazing Halloween Party in Borgo Pass.

Other Halloween Trips in Romania

Throughout the year, the travel companies organize itineraries different from the tours we already presented in this article.

On Halloween there is alos a 10-days Halloween in Transylvania tour departing from Budapest. You will visit Tokaj Winery and taste the famous beverage Dracula used to serve to his guests. Once you arrive in Transylvania, you will visit several Dracula highlights, also included in the 7-Days tour.
In addition to these, you will travel to unique places such as the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta. This is the only cemetery which includes funny epitaphs carved in the wooden crosses.
Your itinerary also includes the Village Museum in Sighetu Marmatiei. Explore the museum and discover our traditions.

Like the other Halloween trips, this itinerary also includes several fun parties. You will attend every events included in the Awarded 7-Days Tour like Ritual Killing of a Living Dead (featured on Travel Channel).
After visiting Transylvania, you will return to Hungary and visit Szeged, ‘The Sun City’ before returning to Budapest airport for your flight home.

Tailor made Halloween in Romania, Dracula tours

If you are looking for a more intimate experience, choose our Private Halloween tours. Unlike regular private trips, the Halloween editions need to depart on a certain date in order to coincide with the amazing parties included.

Choose the best Halloween Trips

After this article, you should be able to decide which Halloween tours is the the best option for you. Bring a set of warm clothes and some light clothing. It never hurts to be prepared since the weather in Romania can be quite unpredictable.

In conclusion, regardless of the Halloween trip you end up booking, we guarantee you will have a lot of fun. Please check out each tour’s specific information before booking in order to avoid any misunderstandings. Join us and enjoy the best Halloween experience in Transylvania! Dracula is waiting for you!

Book your tour now!

Have you decided on a Halloween tour? If so, book your Transylvanian experience now and explore the land of Dracula! Please check out our entire list of departures here.

We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.

  • MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
  • We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.
  • At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
  •  The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.

Available for free if:
You don’t have a reflection in the mirror,
You decompose when sunlight strikes you,
You’re over 200 years old, 
Can use your wings to fly to Transylvania,
Well, this holiday is free for you! Come join your fellow vampires in Transylvania:-) 
Blood treats not included!

Other mentions

  • Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

Media Mentions
We’re pleased to say that Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
more details here

Halloween in Transylvania with Transylvania Live in the news

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Awarded 7-Days Halloween in Transylvania – Highlights

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
015118 Romania
Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3300
https://ro.usembassy.gov/

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.

Passport Validity
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.

Visas
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.

Currency restrictions
Entry: Amounts over 10,000 Euros or equivalent must be declared
For exit:  Amounts over 10,000 Euros or equivalent must be declared

Safety
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

Crime

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.

Laws
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.
Special Circumstances:
• 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.

LGBT Travelers
 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.

Health
Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.

Medical Insurance
 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/