Halloween is the ideal period for a tour in Transylvania. What better way to spend this holiday than to explore Dracula’s home land? Join us on the Awarded 7-Days Itinerary or on the best Halloween Weekend Breaks and attend the best Halloween Parties!
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Halloween Weekend Breaks and Awarded Itineraries
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
The 7-Days Halloween Tour is, without a doubt, our flagship itinerary. Discover impressive Dracula related attractions such as Snagov Monastery, located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake, followed by Poienari, the Count’s mountain retreat. Explore Pelisor Castle, part of the Royal Complex of Peles Palace in Sinaia and go on a tour of the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu.
In Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, accommodate in a medieval hotel and, in the evening, join us in the dungeon for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. Attend a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead.
Your amazing Hallowen Tour also includes the popular Party at Dracula’s Castle. Meet our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning on the grounds!
Halloween Weekend Breaks – 3-Days Short Break
The best Halloween Weekend Breaks are, without a doubt, the 3-Days Short Breaks departing around this famous holiday. Regardless of your itinerary (from Cluj-Napoca or from Bucharest), travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and join us for our amazing Halloween Party. Attend a series of amazing special events headlined by the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead and dance with us till morning.
The next day, travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a hotel located within walking distance from the castle and then attend the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Once you recover, drive to Bucharest to conclude your itinerary.
2-Days Halloween Tour
Our 2-Days Halloween itineraries are designed to accommodate travelers who are only interested in attending a fun party.
We organize a 2-Days itinerary focusing on our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, which departs from Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Brasov or Sibiu. Transfer to Sighisoara, accommodate in a 3* Medieval hotel and attend our fun Halloween Party. This tour also includes 2 meals: a festive dinner served during our party and a breakfast for the following morning.
Besides the 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara, we also organize an itinerary focusing on the popular party at Dracula’s Castle. Accommodate in Bran Village. In the evening, join our organized group at the entrance in order to skip the ticket office line. Service is available one time, with the scheduled group. If you arrive later, you will have to wait in line. Go on a unique night tour of Bran Castle and then join us on the grounds and party all night!
Halloween Weekend Breaks in Ireland – 3-Days Tour
Besides our Halloween in Transylvania experiences, we also organize an amazing 3-Days Short Break in Ireland. Meet our English speaking guide in Dublin and then travel to Belfast and visit the Titanic Museum. Next, drive to Crumlin Road Gaol, the most haunted prison in Ireland.
On your second day, go on a city tour of Londonderry and visit Bishop Higgins’ Grave. Make sure you don’t disturb the dead! Highlights in Londonderry also include the Bridge to Ebrington Square, the Walled City Brewery and The Guidhall. In the evening, attend the ‘Return of the Ancients’ Halloween Parade in the city center, followed by a fun Halloween Party.
The next morning, return to Dublin. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city including Trinity College or the Georgian Houses. In the evening, go on a thrilling tour of Castle Dracula and visit the only ‘Bram Stoker Dracula Vampire Museum’ in the world.
10-Days Halloween from Budapest
Our 10-Days Halloween tour departs from the capital of Hungary, Budapest. On the way to Transylvania, you will visit Tokaj Winery and discover Dracula’s favorite wine. In Transylvania, discover unique attractions such as the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, which stands out because of the funny epitaphs accompanying each grave. Visit the Village Museum in Sighetu Marmatiei and then meet a famous woodcratsman in Sacel and learn how to carve the perfect wooden stake.
While in Transylvania, you will also visit Rasnov Fortress, the Medieval Saxon Cities of Brasov and Sibiu and Corvinesti, an impressive Gothic-style castle. Attend the best Halloween Parties, taking place in Sighisoara Citadel and at the iconic Bran Castle and then return to Hungary. Stop in Szeged, also known as the ‘Sun City’ and enjoy a fun city tour. After that, travel to Budapest and enjoy the farewell dinner. The next day, we transfer you to the airport for your return flight.
Halloween Weekend Breaks – 4-Days Private Tour
Usually, tailor made itineraries allow travelers to choose their own departure date. The Halloween editions, however, need to depart on a set date in order to coincide with the Halloween Parties.
Our 4-Days private experience on Halloween begins in Bucharest. Meet our guide at the airport and then travel to Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. The next day, join us in Sighisoara Citadel. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum, the Medieval Weapons Collection and the Torture Room. In the evening, attend our amazing Halloween Party.
On your third day, go on a tour of the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and discover attractions such as the popular Black Church. In the evening, arrive in Bran Village and attend the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Once you recover, visit Pelisor Castle in Sinaia and then travel to Otopeni Airport to conclude your itinerary.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to several ranking systems, Romania is a safe country for tourists. The Global Terrorist Database places our country on position 138/163. This essentially means that no terrorist attacks have taken place here.
Another relevant index is the GPI (Global Peace Index). This ranking system takes into account militarization, society and security, as well as domestic and interest conflict. Romania is on position 22/163 in the GPI and is considered one of the safest countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
While crime rate is at a very low level, we still have a serious problem with corruption. If you encounter a situation where authorities propose a shady solution which – they claim – is ‘mutually beneficial’, you should refuse and seek legal justification. While accepting what they propose might seem good for now, it could land you in trouble on the long run.
Need to Know before your holidays to Transylvania
- Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
- Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
- Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
- See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
- Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
- Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
Driving in Romania
Our itineraries include transfers between attractions. We provide a car, minibus or even a coach depending on the number of travelers. If you plan on going on the planned tour only, you will not need to drive yourself. However, if you intend to wander off on your own or extend your stay, you will need to either use public transportation or rent a car.
If you plan on visiting multiple attractions, the best option is a rental car. This way, you don’t have to worry about switching buses or getting overcharged by a shady taxi driver.
While driving yourself around, pay attention as traffic is very crowded and many drivers break the law and perform risky overtakes (sometimes on the tram line) or cross red lights. Plan ahead and determine where is the closest parking lot to your destination. Don’t count on finding a spot near the entrance, because that’s nearly impossible.
Outside the city, you will travel on National Roads most of the time. We have few highways (although we’re constantly building more) and they don’t usually connect the attractions you will visit. National Roads can get quite crowded because they cross several villages.
While in Romania, watch out for pickpockets who are trying to get their hands on your belongings. They are not everywhere, but you do need to pay attention especially in crowded places. They operate, for instance, in buses, where they usually cut people’s bags or purses open, steal the contents and disappear before anyone realizes what happened.
You can protect your valuables by leaving them in the hotel safe when this is possible. We recommend carrying only essential things with you. Also, make sure you always keep these items within eyesight.
If you encounter people who offer to exchange money on the street, you should not accept. These are usually scammers who are trying to make a profit off of you. Always exchange currency at banks or exchange houses (these offer better rates).
According to Romanian laws:
- Always carry photo ID – you should keep the original passport or ID card somewhere safe and carry photocopies with you
- You are prohibited from taking photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations (this includes drones – be careful, as you might have a non-pleasant surprise if you accidentally fly a drone in military airspace)
- Penalties for drug offences are severe. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, you can face up to 20 years in jail. Authorities are focusing more on finding the dealers rather than the users, but it’s always best to avoid getting in trouble
Travel Insurance protects yourself against unexpected problems and prevents you from suffering financially in such situations. For instance, you might require healthcare services. Outside the country, these can get very expensive and you are unlikely to receive free care or even subsidized costs. A good Travel Insurance will step in and cover these unexpected costs, allowing you to continue your holiday.
Halloween Weekend Breaks – Costs in Romania
The most important aspect people consider when searching for the best holiday is the price. Knowing the exact cost of the itinerary, as well as prices for food and drink is important so you can plan a budget. While we include meals and transfers in our itineraries, knowing how much these cost in Romania can still be helpful.
Throughout the year, you can attend tours ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days experiences. Discover how much each itinerary costs and what it includes. Besides the length of the tour, the price can also be influenced by factors such as the type of accommodation selected.
Our catalog includes guaranteed departure tours, which reunite large groups of travelers and depart on set dates. However, we also organize private itineraries which you can customize to your linking. Choose your departure date and travel with your group of friends or family members only. These are more intimate experiences, but, since we provide the same high quality services for a smaller number of people, the prices are, naturally, higher.
Average prices for our tours revolve around €1200 for a 7-Days experience and around €650 for a 3-Days Short Break. For specific costs, please refer to the dedicated pages for each tour.
Prices for 11-Days Study Trips and 10-Days Halloween Tour
The 11-Days Study Trips are special itineraries dedicated for large groups of students, accompanied by a tour leader – a teacher – who travels free of charge. We organize two Study Trips, each with a different itinerary:
- ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ costs €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ costs €1557 or €1837 for single rooms
Meanwhile, our 10-Days Halloween Tour departs from Bucharest and includes a few impressive attractions in Hungary as well. Book this itinerary for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tours
We organize several 7-Days itineraries throughout the year. First of all, you can choose the 7-Days Vampire tour, which departs once per week between May and October and costs €1159. We also organize a ‘Best of Romania’ edition of this tour, including 4 special dinners, for €1181. In July, departing once every year, our catalog includes a discounted edition of the 7-Days tour, including the same itinerary at a special price – only €999.
On Halloween, enjoy an unforgettable 7-Days experience including amazing Dracula related attractions and access to 3 fun parties, all for €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
3-Days Short Breaks
If you are not convinced to embark on our 7-Days experiences, we recommend a 3-Days Short Break. The Vampire edition departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. It costs €569 or €666 for single rooms. We require at least 2 people to depart.
Our 3-Days Halloween Short Breaks depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Regardless of your itinerary, you will attend both our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel or the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Book now for €599 or €666 for single rooms!
2-Days Halloween Weekend Breaks
Our 2-Days Halloween itineraries are your best choice if you are only interested in attending our Halloween Parties. We organize two such tours: one of them departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca or Brasov and includes our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. Book now for €439 or €479 for a single room. Alternatively, the second version of this itinerary departs from Bucharest and focuses on the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. This tour costs €369 or €399 for single rooms.
1-Day City Break in Transylvania
Our 1-Day City Breaks do not include transfers. You will have to arrive either in Sighisoara Citadel or in Bran Village. The price includes accommodation, meals (festive dinners and breakfast) and access to our special events. The itinerary in Sighisoara Citadel, costs €249 while the one including the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle can be booked for €259 or €288 for single rooms.
The price of food in Romania
While we include at least two meals/day in our itineraries, knowing how much it would cost for you to eat at a restaurant can be useful as well. If you decide to have lunch on your own account or if you extend your stay, you will need this information. According to Budget Your Trip (a useful website if you are in the process of planning your budget for an upcoming trip), travelers spend about 104 lei/day on meals (based on 3 meals/day). Meanwhile, the budget for alcoholic drinks is – on average – 31 lei/day.
While meal prices in Romania can vary, the average cost of food in Romania is lei104 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Romania should cost around lei41 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Romania is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.Budget Your Trip
Transportation costs in Transylvania
Our itineraries transfer you between attractions, so, unless you decide to set off on your own, you will not have to worry about these costs. Still, knowing them helps you when you plan your budget. According to Budget Your Trip, travelers spend around 79 lei/person on local transportation.
If you decide to extend your stay and set off on your own, you have several options:
- Take the bus: useful if you don’t have many objectives on your list. You will have to wait for a bus to arrive in the station and, when it arrives it may be very crowded. Watch out for pickpockets as this is one of their favorite operating places.
- Call a taxi: more confortable than a bus and takes you exactly where you need to arrive; however it costs a lot more and you may encounter drivers who will attempt to scam you by circling you around and increasing the sum on the meter or by negotiating the fare in advance. Do not accept such negotiations as you will end up paying a lot more than what you would usually pay for the ride. As an alternative, use ridesharing services such as Uber or Taxify. Their applications show you the price and the route in advance, so these practices don’t work anymore.
- If you need to visit a lot of places, your best option may be to rent a car. In this case, you should refer to the advice presented in the ‘Is it safe to visit Romania?’ section. Be calm and plan in advance in order to avoid unwanted situations.
How many days do you need in Romania?
Throughout the year, we organize itineraries ranging from our 1-Day City Break to the popular 7-Days Halloween Tour. Discover what our catalog has to offer, choose your favorite tour and visit our country!
1-Day Halloween Weekend Breaks
Our 1-Day City Breaks are designed for people who are looking for a fun Halloween Party. We organize two such itineraries, each focusing on a different event.
The 1-Day City Break in Sighisoara Citadel includes accommodation, meals (festive dinner and breakfast), as well as access to our Halloween Party and the special events included in the program.
Meanwhile, the City Break at Bran Village includes accommodation in a hotel located within walking distance from the iconic Dracula’s Castle, a traditional dinner, a breakfast and access to the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
2-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania
Our 2-Days Short Breaks are similar to the 1-Day City Breaks. The difference is that these itineraries also include transfers. Therefore, the 2-Days tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle departs from Bucharest and we return you to our capital at the end of the journey.
The 2-Days Tour including our party in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel includes transfer from either Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest. We return you to the departure point when the tour concludes.
3-Days Vampire Tours and Halloween Weekend Breaks
Our 3-Days Short Breaks include the most important attractions available on the 7-Days experiences. These itineraries are perfect if you are constrained by time or budget. Catch a glimpse of Transylvania, the land of Dracula, and then return to enjoy the complete adventure.
The Vampire edition departs from Cluj-Napoca, on customer request. Our English speaking guide collects you from here and drives you to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Other attractions include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle and the unique Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, attend a special event: our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
On Halloween, we organize two versions of our 3-days Short Break. One departs from Cluj-Napoca while the other one’s starting point is Bucharest. Visit Sighisoara Citadel and then travel to Bran Castle. Attend the Halloween Parties taking place at these locations and then return to the pick-up location to conlude your itinerary.
7-Days Vampire Tour in Romania
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary runs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Our guide collects you from Bucharest. Visit the impressive Snagov Monastery, built on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. From here, travel to Poienari Fortres, Dracula’s old mountain retreat, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle.
In Turda, discover the unique Turda Salt Mine and attend our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. No tour of Transylvania could be complete without the next attraction – the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Other highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler or Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Itinerary
The highlight of our catalog, our Awarded 7-Days Halloween experience begins in the capital city, Bucharest. Join us on a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ (according to Fodor’s Travel Guide) and discover the best cultural and historical attractions our country has to offer.
Visit Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place, Poienari Fortress, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the spectacular Turda Salt Mine. In Sighisoara, accommodate at a medieval hotel and, in the evening, join us in the dungeon for a party you won’t forget! The program includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next day, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate at a cozy hotel, enjoy a traditional dinner and then arrive at the entrance to the iconic Bran Castle. Join our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service (only available once, for the large group, if you arrive later, you will have to wait in line). Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning on the grounds.
On Day 7, visit Pelisor Castle, part of the Royal Complex of Peles Castle in Sinaia and then return to Bucharest to conclude your itinerary.