Welcome to Transylvania! Enjoy the best Bucharest vampire tours and Halloween itineraries. Depart from the Romanian capital and visit the best highlights related to Vlad the Impaler such as Sighisoara Citadel, Bran Castle, Poienari Fortress or Snagov Monastery. In addition to these, find out more about our customs and traditions.
Bucharest Vampire Tours – Visit the land of Dracula
Our Bucharest vampire tours depart between May and October. The most notable is our Awarded 7-Days Itinerary running on a weekly basis. Join us in the Romanian Capital. Our guide will collect you from Moxa Boutique Hotel and then you will drive to Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place.
On your next day, discover Poienari, Vlad the Impaler’s fortress in the mountains, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Explore unforgettable attractions in this city and then travel to Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic castle which used to be the residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Another unique highlight included in the Awarded 7-days Bucharest Vampire tour is the Salt Mine in Turda. In the evening, attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Your Buchareste Vampire Tour continues with Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, located where Bram Stoker placed the residence of his titular character. Next, discover the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, Sighisoara Citadel, folowed by Bran Castle and the impressive Saxon City of Brasov. From here, travel to Sinaia and explore the unique Peles Castle, former summer residence of the Royal Family. Return to Bucharest in the evening to conclude your itinerary.
Awarded Dracula tours
Bucharest Vampire Tours – Discover Transylvania
Escorted tour, from €599- Cluj Napoca, Transylvania, departure code: TR4.3RoHa
Halloween Party, in Sighisoara Citadel – Dracula’s birth place , plus Bran castle Halloween party!
The best Halloween Party from Sighisoara includes a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine. Open bar is availble untill 01.00 am.
You can be part of the special programme including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, Vampire Hunting, magicians shows, contests and many dark surprises.
Direct flights from London-Luton to Cluj Napoca available
Halloween party from Dracula Castle from Bran inlcudes a night visit to the castle decorated for Halloween with VIP entrance (skip the 3 hours line) and a 3 course dinner at the hotel situated in walking distance from the party
2 days tour.
Departure from Bucharest, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca Airport(tour code: Tr4.4RoHa)
Enjoy the best Halloween Party ever in the Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara, Dracula’s birth place!
A 2 day Transylvanian short break departing from the Romanian airport of your choice, be it Bucharest, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca.
You can decide for yourself the level of classification for accommodation in the citadel, from hostel style dormitories to an exquisite 5* intimate medieval hotel.
The main highlight is the Halloween Party including a delicious traditional dinner, open bar, an excellent magicians show, vampire hunting show and The Ritual Killing of a Living Dead, providing you with a truly memorable experience. more »
Unforgettable Dracula tour with dinner at Bran Castle and a joyfully masquerade party in Transylvania
Bucharest Vampire tour with Royal Dinner at Bran Castle
Escorted tour, with guaranteed departures from Bucharest, HB from € 1204
A Dracula Tour departing from Bucharest, intended to Dracula enthusiasts, culture and history fans, adventure seekers.
The tour includes the most important historical places related with Vlad the Impaler such as: Snagov Monastery where, Vlad was buried after his assassination; Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place, Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stocker’s imagination and the legendary Bran Castle.
These guarantee departure tours also include a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle, in Queen Marie’s Tea House. You will also attend an unforgettable Masquerade Party, including the Ritual Killing of a Living Dead performed according to old Transylvanian tradition (as was featured on Travel Channel)
Awarded Tour in Transylvania
7 days tour, HB, from € 1299 – Bucharest departure – code: RO7.BHADT
This awarded Halloween Seven Days Tour from Bucharest, is included by Fodor’s Travel Guide in Top 10 Must-Do Adventures and awarded “Tour of the Year” by TourRadar.
Includes the best Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Also happenings like The Ritual Killing of a Living Dead (featured on Travel Channel). Assist at a Vampire Hunting.
Visit the most important historical places related with Vlad the Impaler: Bran Castle and Poenari Fortress. Party at Bran castle Halloween party.
Bucharest Vampire – Awarded 7-Days Dracula Tour
summer tours with guaranteed departures from Bucharest, HB from € 1159
A Dracula Tour from Bucharest, Romania intended to Dracula and history fans.
Attend the Ritual Killing of a Livig Dead (as seen on Travel Channel).
These tours includes the most important historical places related with Vlad Tepes such as: Snagov Monastery where, Sighisoara citadel- Dracula’s birthplace.
Another highlight is Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stocker’s imagination and the legendary Bran Castle. more»
2-Days Tour with Party at Bran
2 days Short break, from € 369 – Bucharest departure, (tour code TRB.2RoHa)
Enjoy the biggest Halloween from Transylvania!
A 2 days short break with transfers from Buchaest.
Win a prize for your desguise at the dinner with traditional meals and costume contests. VIP entrance to the castle (skip the 3 hours line) and night visit to the castle decorated for Halloween.
Participate to the Halloween Party at Transylvania’s iconic image – Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. more»
3 days, escorted trip, from €599 – Bucharest departure
It’s time for the ultimate Halloween Parties in Transylvania: Sighisoara Halloween party and Bran castle Halloween party?
Which will be the best? Come to Sighisoara Citadel – Dracula’s birth place!
This short break includes a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. The Halloween Party from Sighisoara includes a delicious traditional Romanian festive diner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special programme including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, Vampiresa Hunting, magicians show and many dark surprises.
Also enjoy a night visit to Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle (decorated for Halloween) with its Halloween party, the biggest in Romania. more »
Transylvania’s Undying legend
Private Bucharest Vampire Tour
fom € 1299 – Bucharest departure code: Ro4.3RoVa
A private Dracula Tour in Transylvania departing from Bucharest. The tour includes historical and legendary places related with Dracula’s life and death. First of all Vlad Dracula’s birth place in the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Also the ruins of the Poienari Fortress, the real Dracula Castle, Dracula’s refugee place from Arefu village. Finally Dracula’s tomb in Snagov Monastery. Thus enjoy a mysterious trip in Dracula’s Realm! more »
Bucharest Vampire Short Break
Escorted tour Romania, guaranteed departures,
HB from € 569- Cluj-Napoca departure TR 4.3RoSh
Discover the best parts of Transylvania’s legendary landmarks in shorter time.
This short break in Transylvania includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Sighisoara, unique events which caught the attention of media world wide such as the live reenactment of the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, and Transylvania’s most beautiful castle – Corvinesti Castle.
The entertaining programme is complemented by the relaxing 4* accommodation, a medieval fantasy with beds and the mouth-watering vampire dinner! We bet our 9 lives you’ll love it. more»
1 Day accommodation and Halloween Party at Bran Castle,
starting from € 249 – TRB.1RoHa
Enjoy a night tour of Dracula’s Bran Castle! Meet the Wicked Fairies and get lost in their euphoric dance along with a glass of local red wine. Feel amazing being part of a dynamic Halloween Party in the grounds of Bran Castle until 4:00 am.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel near in walking distance from Bran Castle. Before visiting the castle enjoy a traditional 3 course dinner. Win a prize to the costume contest at this diner.
Immerse yourselves in the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. more »
escorted tour, departure from Bucharest
A private Dracula tour from Bucharest concentrating the most important places related to Vlad Dracul and his legend.
Snagov Monastery, Bran Castle, the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara. Finally visit the outstanding city of Brasov.
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