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Browse our catalog and discover our amazing itineraries. Among them, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary is, without a doubt, the highlight of our services. According to Fodor’s Travel Guide, this tour is Top 10 Must-Do Adventure.
Highlights include Dracula related attractions such as the Count’s fortress in the mountains, Poienari Fortress or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the ruler’s birthplace. You will also discover other impressive places not necessarily related to Vlad the Impaler. These include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Turda Salt Mine or Pelisor Castle.
Besides the impressive landmarks, this itinerary also includes three fun parties. Join our team at the best Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and attend special events such as the unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next day, you are invited to Bran Village for the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. We provide our skip the ticket office line service which allows you to avoid the 3-hours long waiting time at the entrance. Once you are inside, go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun Halloween Party in the tent mounted in the courtyard.
Besides our tours departing from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest, we organize an impressive itinerary which lasts for 10 days and departs from the Hungarian capital, Budapest. Meet our experienced guide and travel to Tokaj Winery, where you will taste the brand of wine served by Dracula to his guests.
From Tokaj, travel to Transylvania. Your first stop is in Satu Mare, where you will accommodate on your first night. During your time in our country, discover impressive cultural and historical places such as the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta. This attraction is unique in the world. Each grave includes a wooden cross, manually carved, along with a cartoon depicting the deceased and a funny epitapth about his or her life.
Other impressive highlights include the Village Museum in Sacel, Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, Rasnov Fortress, the Medieval Saxon Cities of Brasov and Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle.
The best Halloween Parties included in your tour take place in Sighisoara Citadel and at the iconic Bran Castle. In Sighisoara, enjoy a delicious dinner, followed by a fun schedule including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. At Bran Castle, take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a night tour of the castle and then attend a fun party in the courtyard.
On Day 9, before returning to Budapest, stop in Szeged, also known as ‘The Sun City’. Go on a city tour and then travel to the Hungarian capital where you will accommodate and enjoy a farewell dinner. After a good night’s sleep, head or the airport for your return flight.
This is a tailor made experience in Transylvania. This means that, unlike on the regular editions of our tours, you can actually choose your departure date and travel with friends or family only. However, since this is a Halloween itinerary, it requires you to depart on a set date in order to coincide with the Halloween Parties.
Our English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Travel to Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s refuge in the mountains and climb over 1400 stairs to the top. It’s quite the effort, but the views are worth it. The next place on your itinerary is the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, an impressive town full of tourist attactions (such as the Bridge of Lies).
On your next day, join us in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel for a Halloween Party you won’t forget! Attend a breathtaking magic show, followed by an impressive ballet performance and by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed as seen on Travel Channel.
After recovering from our party, visit the city of Brasov and, in the evening, travel to Bran Village and attend the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. The schedule includes a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun party in the courtyard.
Party all night and, the next day, travel to Snagov Monastery where Vlad the Impaler was allegedly buried. Find out if the legends are true and then return to Bucharest. We drop you off at your booked hotel or at the airport as your tour ends.
Our 3-Days short breaks are the best holidays for people looking for amazing parties in Transylvania, the land of Dracula. Discover the most important attractions related to the Count and attend 2 parties you won’t forget: in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and at the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
Our experienced guide collects you from either Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. On your first day, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a special program presented during the Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. Attend a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next morning, visit the Clock Tower History Museum in Sighisoara Citadel and then travel to Bran Village. Accommodate in a 3* hotel in the vicinity of the castle, enjoy a traditional dinner and then join us at the iconic Bran Castle for the most popular Halloween Party in Transylvania. The next morning, return to Cluj or Bucharest to conclude your journey.
If you are looking for the best way to experience the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, choose our 2-days tour. Our experienced guide collects you from Bucharest and then you will travel to Bran Village.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel located in the vicinity of Bran Castle, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then have fun at the most popular Halloween Party. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of the castle and then have fun in the courtyard till morning.
Throughout the year, we organize our Awarded 7-Days itinerary departing from Bucharest. You can choose from several dates since this tour takes place on a weekly basis between May and October. Highlights include Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler, Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle.
One place you will remember is Turda. Here, you will attend our unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead and then have fun at an Evening Sitting with our team. In the morning, visit Turda Salt Mine. Your 7-days tour continues with Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass or Sighisoara Citadel – the Count’s birthplace. Of course, no Dracula tour would be complete without the iconic Bran Castle or the impressive Peles Palace.
Besides the regular edition of the 7-days itinerary, we organize a ‘Best of Romania’ special edition. It also departs once per week between May and October, but it requirest at least 2 people to begin.
While the itinerary is similar to the one presented for the regular 7-days Vampire tour, this specific itinerary also includes four special dinners and “Dracula’s Wedding”, a non-verbal performance staged by a professional band of actors in Brasov.
This itinerary departs throughout the year, on customer request. Our guide collects you from Cluj-Napoca and then you will travel to Dracula’s birthplace, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Visit impressive attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum and then travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, a town filled with unique landmarks such as the Bridge of Lies.
Your 3-days tour continues in Turda, where you will attend our unique event – the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead – performed according to old customs and traditions. After we defeat the evil strigoi, you are invited to an Evening Sitting. Your trip concludes the following day with a city tour of Cluj-Napoca.
This is a special itinerary including amazing cultural and historical places, along with impressive Dracula related highlights. We conceived this 11-days experience for groups of 10 to 40 travelers, making it a great opportunity for students to discover our country.
Our experienced English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery, where Vlad the Impaler was allegedly buried and then discover the ruins of the Royal Court in Targoviste. Go on a tour of the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and visit the Fortified Church in Prejmer. Next, discover Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, Transylvania’s symbol.
Enjoy unique experiences such as sleeping at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. Meet special people such as a famous woodcrafstman in Sacel who will teach you how to carve the perfect wooden stake and visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta – a truly unique place where each grave is complemented by carved wooden crosses. The crosses include a cartoon depiction of the deceased and a funny epitaph describing his or her life.
In Turda, attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and Traditions. Visit the amazing Salt Mine and enjoy a special picnic in Turda Gorges. Furthermore, discover the Icon on Glass Museum in Sibiel, Corvinesti Castle or Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s mountain retreat.
When you are planning your vacation, one of the most important things to consider is the price. Our catalog includes several itineraries ranging from 1 or 2-days short breaks to the 11-days study trips. Each tour has a different price depending on inclusions and accommodation type (some of tours allow you to choose higher-quality accommodation for an extra cost).
There are two major trip types in our catalog: the regular itineraries, which usually reunite larger groups of people and depart on set dates and our private tours. The main advantage of a tailor made experience is the ability to depart on a date which suits you best and travel with your friends and family only. This exclusivity means that private tours cost a little more than regular editions, but if you are looking for a more intimate experience, it’s completely worth it.
On average, you will spend about €1200 on a 7-days tour (with double occupancy, if you require a Single room, you will have to pay the ‘Single Supplement’ cost). Our 3-days itineraries cost around €650 per person.
Prices for 10 and 11-days Romania Holidays 2023
Our 11-days Study Trips are intended for large groups of students, while the 10-days Halloween itinerary is an extended edition of the Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour, which departs from Budapest, the Hungarian capital.
On Study Trips, large groups of students have the possibility to discover impressive Transylvanian landmarks – both cultural and historical, as well several unforgettable highlights related to Dracula. We organize two distinct Study trips: ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’, which costs €1287 or €1576 for single rooms and ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’, which is €1557 or €1837 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the 10-days Halloween Tour from Budapest includes three fun parties and several highlights located both in Transylvania and in Hungary. This itinerary can be booked for €1790 or €1999 for single travelers.
Awarded 7-Days Itineraries
Our Awarded 7-Days Romania Holidays 2023 are, arguably, the best tours in our catalog. Itineraries include amazing highlights which show travelers more about our culture and traditions, as well as Dracula related places. Furthermore, these tours also include special events.
The 7-Days Halloween tour includes three fun parties in Transylvania and costs €1299 or €1419 for single rooms. Meanwhile, the 7-Days Vampire tour – which departs on a weekly basis between May and October – costs €1159. We also organize two special editions: a ‘Best of Romania’ version including 4 special dinners, a show and accommodation in a castle hotel costs €1181. Additionally, we organize a special edition of this itinerary departing once every year in July, which includes a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and a fun Masquerade Party – the price for this tour is €1159.
Prices of 3-Days Romania Holidays 2023
Our 3-days short breaks are designed for people who want to experience Transylvania, but do not have the time and/or budget for a complete 7-days itinerary. The Vampire edition departs from Cluj-Napoca on request for minimum 2 travelers for the price of €569 or €666 for single rooms.
The Halloween edition of this tour departs either from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. It includes visiting Sighisoara Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle and travelers also get to attend two unforgettable Halloween parties at these locations. This tour can be booked for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
1 and 2-days Romania Holidays 2023
Besides the 3-days Romania Holidays 2023, we organize 1 and 2-days Halloween experiences designed for people looking for a fun party. Around this famous holiday, we organize our unforgettable party in Sighisoara Citadel and we invite you to the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
First of all, our catalog includes a 1-day City Break including the Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, organized by our team. Book this itinerary (including accommodation, meals and access to our party) for €249/person.
Alternatively, we organize a 1-day City Break with Halloween Party at Bran Castle. This experience also includes accommodation and a traditional dinner, all for €259 or €288 (single room).
Our 2-days itineraries are also focused on the Halloween Parties in Sighisoara and at Bran Castle. These tours also offer transfer to the respective locations. Therefore, if you choose the 2-days experience including the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle, we will transfer you to Bran Village from Bucharest. The price for this tour is €369 or €399 for a single room.
Meanwhile, for the Halloween Party in Sighisoara, we offer transfer from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca or Brasov. The price of €439 / €479 for single travelers covers accommodation, dinner and access to our party.
What is the price of food in Romania?
Our Dracula and Halloween tours provide you with one or two meals per day: a breakfast and a dinner (the exact inclusions are specified for each tour). Still, you may find yourself enjoying lunch on your own account. In this situation, you should know that the average cost of food in our country is 104 lei / day according to Budget Your Trip. The same website claims that travelers spend an average of 31 lei / day on alcoholic drinks.
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
How much does transportation cost in Romania?
Budget Your Trip reveals that travelers spend an average of 79 lei/person on local transportation. Needless to say, if you book a tour which includes transfer, you won’t have to worry about this since we provide a bus or a car depending on the number of travelers in the group.
If, however, you find yourself in need of using local transportation means, take into account that public transport (bus or subway) is cheaper than a taxi ride. However, there are a couple of disadvantages. First of all, buses and trains are usually very crowded especially around rush hours. In addition, you may encounter petty thieves on public transportation. They operate by cutting your bag and stealing your wallet without you noticing. You can avoid something like this happening to you by keeping your bag or purse within eyesight the entire time.
Taxis are more expensive, but they are also a more private way to move around. Still, you should be aware of drivers who are trying to scam you by circling around in order to inflate the sum on the meter. They might also try to negotiate with you and propose to keep the meter off and pay them a pre-established sum. Although they will not circle you around if you accept, you should know that this practice is illegal and that you might still pay a lot more than the ride is actually worth. We recommend using ride sharing apps like Uber or Taxify, which are available in all the big cities.
Romania is considered a safe country for tourists. On the Global Terrorist Database, our country ranks 138/163, meaning that no terrorist attacks have occured here. Another statistic, this time the Global Peace Index, which analyzes militarization, society and security ranks Romania on position 22/163, making it one of the safest countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
While the crime rate is low in Romania – below the European average – corruption is still very high. If you find yourself in a situation where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution which stretches the boundaries of the law or is blatantly outside the law, you should refuse the agreement and insist on legal justification.
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 escorted tours usually offer transfer between your destinations either via bus or via minibus or car, depending on the size of the group. If you intend to extend your stay or explore a city on your own terms outside our itinerary, you might find yourself having to drive.
While inside a city, you can use a bus or a taxi to move around, but we recommend getting a rental car if you have multiple destinations. This saves you the time you would otherwise have to spend waiting for a bus or a taxi and it helps you avoid the usual problems with public transportation: pickpockets and shady taxi drivers.
Inside cities, traffic is usually very crowded, even more so around rush hours. Furthermore, you may encounter drivers who blatantly disregard the law. You should pay attention to your surroundings and do not respond if an aggresive driver provokes you for any reason. Always plan ahead if you want to stop inside the city because free parking spots are hard to find.
Outside cities, National Roads pass through several villages where you may encounter carts and animals on the road. Currently, there are few highways in Romania, so the roads are more crowded than they should be.
In Romania, you can walk safely through cities, not worrying that you might be mugged – there are a few cases, but very rare. However, you might encounter petty thieves. They usually grab your purse and make a run for it. More advanced thieves prefer the silent approach – they cut your purse open while you are in a crowded bus or train and sneak away with your belongings before you even notice what happened.
A few tips you should follow in order to make sure your valuables are not stolen:
- Leave your valuable belongings in the hotel safe whenever possible
- If you need to carry your belongings around, keep your bag/purse in front of you, within eyesight – this usually discourages thieves
- Do not exchange money on the street – avoid individuals who offer such services because they are most likely scammers; instead look for a bank or, even better, an exchange house
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
Getting a travel insurance is the best way to protect yourself in case unwanted situations occur. Having an insurance prevents you and your family from suffering financially if anything doesn’t go as planned.
For instance, you should know that healthcare in a foreign country can be very expensive. You will not receive free care or subsidized costs either. This is where a travel insurance comes in handy. If you choose a good insurance, you can count on your insurer to cover the costs.
We organize itineraries ranging from 1 or 2-days experiences focused on a Halloween Party to our Awarded 7-Days tours or even the 10-days itinerary departing from Budapest. Find out which itinerary is your favorite and have fun exploring the land of Dracula!
1-Day Romania Holidays 2023
We organize 1-day experiences for travelers interested in attending one of our Halloween Parties. There are no visits included (except for the night tour of Bran Castle which is part of the party program) and you have to arrive to the venues on your own.
Our 1-day City Break in Sighisoara includes accommodation and access to the Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, organized by our team. Enjoy a delicious dinner complemented by an unforgettable program headlined by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The similar experience taking place at the iconic Bran Castle also includes accommodation for one night in the vicinity of the castle. Your can take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Attend the unique night tour at Dracula’s Castle, as well as the fun party on the grounds.
2-Days Itineraries with Halloween Parties in Transylvania
Our catalog includes 2-days itineraries designed for travelers who wish to attend our Halloween Parties in Transylvania. First of all, you can choose the 2-days tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle. It includes transfer from Bucharest to Bran Village and back once the itinerary ends. Once you arrive in Bran, you will accommodate in a 3* hotel and attend the unforgettable Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Your ticket includes our skip the ticket office line service which helps you avoid the long line at the castle’s entrance. You will then go on a night tour of Bran Castle and then join us in the courtyard and party till morning.
For our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, we provide transfer from several cities: Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest. The itinerary also includes accommodation, one breakfast and one dinner. Our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel has a fun program. Attend a breathtaking magic show, followed by an impressive ballet performance and the unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks
Besides the full 7-days itineraries, we organize 3-days short breaks which include the main Dracula related highlights. You can consider these tours teasers for the complete experience which we highly recommend.
The 3-days Vampire tour departs from Cluj-Napoca throughout the year, based on customer request. Discover Dracula’s birthplace, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Explore an impressive Gothic style castle – Corvinesti and visit the unique Turda Salt Mine. In Turda we also organize our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Our catalog also includes a Halloween edition of this itinerary – in fact two distinct tours. One of them departs from Bucharest, while the other experience begins in Cluj-Napoca. You will visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle and attend the best Halloween Parties taking place at these locations.
7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
We organize a 7-Days Vampire Tour departing once per week, between May and October. Meet our English speaking guide in Bucharest and then travel to Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Other highlights include Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle. You will also arrive in Turda, where you can visit the unique Salt Mine and attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Another iconic highlight included in our 7-days tour is Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions. Furthermore, you will discover Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Bran Castle or the impressive Peles Palace, a former summer residence for the Royal Family.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
Arguably the highlight of our catalog, this amazing 7-Days Halloween Tour departs from Bucharest and includes the best cultural and historical highlights in our country as well as 3 fun parties. Fodor’s Travel Guide named this itinerary a “Top 10 Must-Do Adventure”, while Tour Radar awarded it the distinction “Tour of the Year 2019”.
Our guide collects you from Bucharest. Visit impressive highlights such as Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler, followed by Poienari Fortress or the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. You will also visit the impressive Corvinesti Castle, a Gothic style edifice located near Hunedoara. Your next destination is Turda, where you will visit the unique Salt Mine. Go on a city tour of Cluj-Napoca and then travel to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions.
In Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace, attend our Halloween Party in Transylvania. Our team welcomes you with ‘tuica’, a strong Romanian alcoholic beverage also known as ‘water of fire’. Attend an unforgettable program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The following morning, travel to Bran Village. In the evening, join us at Bran Castle for the popular Halloween Party taking place here. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service and then party till morning on the grounds.
Once you recover, visit the impressive Peles Palace in Sinaia before traveling back to Bucharest to conclude your itinerary.