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Highlights of Halloween in Ireland short break

Day 1

  • visit to the Titanic Museum awarded as World’s leading tourist attraction.
  • visit to the most  haunted prison Crumlin Road Gaol, the jail of horror, considered a 5 star visitor attraction

Day 2

  • walking tour in Londonderry with a visit to a grave, one of the most haunted place in Ireland
  • The Return of the Ancients Halloween Parade in the city center
  • Halloween Party in Londonderry

Day 3

  • walking tour in Dublin with a visit to Dublin Castle with its ghost stories
  • Castle Dracula experience in Dublin with a Show where they promise not to bite, unless…

 

 

Itinerary of the Halloween in Ireland short break

Day 1  October 30 Dublin Belfast Londonderry

halloween in Ireland 3 day short break
Dublin

Morning departure from Dublin at 09.30 am.

Arrive in Belfast and pay a visit to the Titanic Museum awarded as World’s leading tourist attraction.
Walk in the footsteps of the men who built RMS Titanic, one of the world’s most famous ship, in Belfast’s historic shipyard.

Visit to the most  haunted prison Crumlin Road Gaol, the jail of horror. Considered a 5 star visitor attraction this ex-prison witnessed the execution of 17 men over its 150 year history.
Drive to Londonderry accommodation 2 nights in a centrally located hotel

Day 2 October 31, Londonderry

9.30 City tour walking including one of the most haunted place in Ireland: Bishop Higgins’ Grave.
You aren’t supposed to disturb the dead – unless you want to be haunted.
Such was the case at St Columb’s Cathedral when renovations in 1867 disturbed the grave of former bishop William Higgins.
His tomb was moved inside the cathedral and that’s when things started to get weird.
Workers began hearing footsteps in the locked gallery, apparitions appeared in photographs and the organ would sound without a soul near it.

Halloween short break in Ireland
Londonderry cathedral

Londonderry is the only completely walled city in Ireland.
And it is one of the finest in Europe.
Take a walking tour and hear the fascinating stories about brutal 17th century sieges, starving citizens and fearsome roaring cannons.
Then finish off by crossing the Peace Bridge to Ebrington Square and the Walled City Brewery, where you can raise a glass to this unique city.
The Guildhall is a red-brick, neo-Gothic wonder, on the edge of a picturesque square that’s perfect for a stroll or a snack.
Enter these red-brick walls, and if you’re really lucky, you might catch someone playing on the massive organ; let the music move through you as you admire the iconic building’s stunning stained-glass windows.
To get a look at the city from the water  see the iconic Peace Bridge!
Since it opened in 2011, this bridge has won a number of awards and is a vital link between the two sides of the River Foyle.

19.15 The Return of the Ancients-Halloween Parade in the city center

Halloween festival in Londonderry in Halloween in Ireland short break
Halloween festival in Londonderry

21.30 Halloween party –all tour goers have to participate in disguise.
A bottle of wine will be the prize for the best costume.

 

Day 3  November 01 Londonderry -Dublin

halloween in ireland short break
Castle Dracula experience with a horror show

Departure 11.00 from Londonderry toward Dublin.
The beautiful Irish scenery will unfold in front of your eyes.  Arriving in Dublin.

Panoramic tour of Dublin. Trinity College, the Georgian houses, the financial center, Dublin castle.

19.30 Castle Dracula Experience  In the evening have a heart beating tour of Castle Dracula, meeting the incredible Dracula Characters and then an opportunity to visit the only ‘Bram Stoker Dracula Vampire Museum’ in the World!
Journey through Castle Tunnels, over Spinning Bridges to the Vampire Courtyard, up to Dracula’s Lair and down to the ‘World’s Only Graveyard Theatre’ for a Show where they promise not to bite, unless…
Don’t miss this Unique Irish Experience! (Strictly 14+) Strobe Lighting & Smoke Effects are used extensively in Castle Dracula, Not suitable for Pregnant Women, those with Heart or Breathing conditions, Claustrophobia or a Fear of Fun!

End of the short break

Map of the Halloween short break in Ireland

3 day halloween tour in Ireland with halloween party -map of the itinerary

 

Departure dates:

Departure datePrice per person
(price based on 2 persons sharing a double room)
Single supplement travelerAvailability
3 day tour. Departure from Dublin 09:30 AM local time
October 30, 2020€ 799*

€ 1099**

+ € 89

+ € 109

Guaranteed departure

*accommodation in twin rooms, with 2 single beds, in a 3 rooms chalet with a shared bathroom

**accommodation in twin rooms, with en-suite bathroom, in  a 4 star hotel with breakfast included

 

Meeting point

Dublin, Hotel Belvedere, in front of the reception desk

Departure Guaranteed

These tours are guaranteed to depart on the dates given, as we do not insist on a minimum number of bookings before departure.

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Book your  3 Days Halloween in Ireland tour now!

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.

 

 

Other mentions

  • Once you realize the quality of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • all the Irish people speak English and you will find the locals  are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required

 

 

Media Mentions
We’re pleased to say that Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
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Please check out your itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : October 30, 2020

Dublin - Belfast - Londonderry

Morning departure from Dublin at 09.30 am. Arrive in Belfast and pay a visit to the Titanic Museum awarded as World’s leading tourist attraction. Walk in the footsteps of the men who built RMS Titanic, one of the world’s most famous ship, in Belfast's historic shipyard. Visit to the most  haunted prison Crumlin Road Gaol, the jail of horror. Considered a 5 star visitor attraction this ex-prison witnessed the execution of 17 men over its 150 year history. Drive to Londonderry accommodation 2 nights in a centrally located hotel

Day 2

Date : October 31, 2020

Londonderry

9.30 City tour walking including one of the most haunted place in Ireland: Bishop Higgins’ Grave. You aren't supposed to disturb the dead – unless you want to be haunted. Such was the case at St Columb’s Cathedral when renovations in 1867 disturbed the grave of former bishop William Higgins. His tomb was moved inside the cathedral and that’s when things started to get weird. Workers began hearing footsteps in the locked gallery, apparitions appeared in photographs and the organ would sound without a soul near it. Londonderry is the only completely walled city in Ireland. And it is one of the finest in Europe. Take a walking tour and hear the fascinating stories about brutal 17th century sieges, starving citizens and fearsome roaring cannons. Then finish off by crossing the Peace Bridge to Ebrington Square and the Walled City Brewery, where you can raise a glass to this unique city. The Guildhall is a red-brick, neo-Gothic wonder, on the edge of a picturesque square that’s perfect for a stroll or a snack. Enter these red-brick walls, and if you’re really lucky, you might catch someone playing on the massive organ; let the music move through you as you admire the iconic building’s stunning stained-glass windows. To get a look at the city from the water  see the iconic Peace Bridge! Since it opened in 2011, this bridge has won a number of awards and is a vital link between the two sides of the River Foyle. 19.15 The Return of the Ancients-Halloween Parade in the city center 21.30 Halloween party –all tour goers have to participate in disguise. A bottle of wine will be the prize for the best costume.

Day 3

Date : November 1, 2020

Londonderry - Dublin

Departure 11.00 from Londonderry toward Dublin. The beautiful Irish scenery will unfold in front of your eyes.  Arriving in Dublin. Panoramic tour of Dublin. Trinity College, the Georgian houses, the financial center, Dublin castle. 19.30 Castle Dracula Experience  In the evening have a heart beating tour of Castle Dracula, meeting the incredible Dracula Characters and then an opportunity to visit the only ‘Bram Stoker Dracula Vampire Museum’ in the World! Journey through Castle Tunnels, over Spinning Bridges to the Vampire Courtyard, up to Dracula’s Lair and down to the ‘World’s Only Graveyard Theatre’ for a Show where they promise not to bite, unless... Don’t miss this Unique Irish Experience! (Strictly 14+) Strobe Lighting & Smoke Effects are used extensively in Castle Dracula, Not suitable for Pregnant Women, those with Heart or Breathing conditions, Claustrophobia or a Fear of Fun!
  • Halloween party in Londonderry, Ireland, voted number one spot to spend Halloween by USA Today readers
  • visit to the most  haunted prison Crumlin Road Gaol
  • visit the Titanic Museum in Belfast
  • Visit Dublin Castle with its ghost legends
  • Dracula Experience in Dublin with a show where we promise there will be no bits unless…

Flights to / from Dublin

 

  1. :

    We loved this tour. It was a great blend of experiences and parties for all of us.
    The hotels were all very nice and friendly. Sites visited were interesting and varied.
    The guide provided interesting insights to the country and answered all the questions we all shot at him.
    We had fun with the younger set of travelers during the Halloween festivities, in Derry, the Irish party in Dublin and the Medieval Banquet.
    We had a great group of 11 on the tour who really enjoyed each other’s company.
    It was a trip we will never forget

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Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: http://www.visit-transylvania.co.uk/terms.html .

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Transylvania Live - Expert in Transylvania a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

Please check with the airline company. Anyway is good to pack light, some of the hotels – historical buildings do not have elevators.

Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available.

We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.

Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
Due to socialization reasons our special tours for couples require a minimum of five couples.

The tour has a general audience as it targets people interested in history, culture, customs and beliefs. Group size can be between 4-26 people. Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-45.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.

A minimum age of 10 years is required on non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour page. A client under 18 years of age and travelling alone during the tour period shall provide Transylvania Live with written consent of his/her guardian. Clients under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. On “for couples” tours a minimum age of 20 years is required.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank at their rates.
We accept USD and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.

If you follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page. Our guide will expect you with a Transylvania Live sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 723 565 255.

Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.

If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.

A welcoming country house, not necessarily decorated in a peasant like style; you’ll stay under the same roof with your Romanian host! In most cases dinner and breakfast are included, and rates are based on two guests per room.
They offer one bathroom for two rooms; the bathroom can be situated on the hallway.
Staying at a “traditional Maramuresean country-inn” or “a typical Hungarian-Sekler country-inn” will prove to be an unique experience.

Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.

American citizens do not require a visa for Romania (Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need)

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some of the local currency from USA or you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport https://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp atm locator
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country https://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time, two hours ahead of GMT, seven hours ahead of New York and ten hours ahead of Los Angeles. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest

The dress code in Romania is the same as all over Europe (think France, Germany, UK or Italy). Wearing jeans, t-shirts/sweatshirts and athletic shoes is standard casual in Romanian. Plenty of designers’ shops are to be found in major cities: Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu, where people are a bit too pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Chaps Elysees in Paris when it comes to “fashionists” (costs are similar too). The malls are well supplied with designers’ clothes and with respect to the prices, a great deal of our clients found the Romanian costs to be more acceptable then the ones in US.
With regards to the restaurants’ dress code, something casual is sufficient. You can wear whatever you would wear at home.
To satisfy dress codes for churches and monasteries, men and women are requested to cover their arms and legs (no shorts above the knees or sleeveless garments).