Throughout the year, we organize several impressive Romania tours from Bucharest. These can either be Vampire itineraries or the Awarded Halloween experiences with up to three fun parties included. Visit the unforgettable land of Dracula and have fun on our Romania Vacation Packages!
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Top 10 Romania Tours from Bucharest
1. The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
Our flagship tour, the 7-Days Halloween itinerary departs from Bucharest and includes impressive Dracula related places such as Snagov Monastery, Sighisoara Citadel or Poienari Fortress. Fodor’s Travel Guide placed this tour in its Top 10 Must-Do Adventures and Tour Radar awarded it the Tour of the year 2019 distinction.
Besides the impressive tourist attractions, you can have fun at up to three Halloween Parties. The popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle includes our skip the line service, a unique night tour of the castle and an unforgettable party in the courtyard tent.
Furthermore, you will attend our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, including a delicious dinner and a special program. Attend a breathtaking magic show, followed by an impressive ballet performance and by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. This itinerary also includes a third Halloween Party, taking place at a venue we will reveal soon.
2. Romania tours from Bucharest – 7-Days Dracula itinerary
Our Awarded 7-Days Romania tours from Bucharest include amazing highlights such as Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon Cities of Sibiu or Brasov, Corvinesti Castle, Turda Salt Mine, or the iconic Bran and Peles Castles.
Explore unforgettable tourist attractions and admire the stunning landscapes. Once you discover our beautiful country you won’t want to leave anymore! To top it all, you will also attend a special event in Turda. Join us for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions, followed by a fun Evening Sitting.
3. Unforgettable Dracula tour with Dinner at Bran Castle – Romania Tours from Bucharest
Apart from the regular 7-Days Dracula tour, we also organize a special edition of this itinerary. This unforgettable Vampire experience departs once every year, in July. The attractions are similar to the regular 7-days tour, but this itinerary also includes special events.
Enjoy a Royal Dinner at the iconic Bran Castle, in Queen Marie’s Tea House. In addition, have fun at an amazing Masquerade Party.
4. Halloween Short Break – Romania Tours from Bucharest
In addition to the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary, we also organize a 3-days short break. This tour includes two amazing parties: in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and at the iconic Bran Castle.
In Sighisoara, you can also visit the Clock Tower Museum or discover the house where Vlad the Impaler was born. Our Halloween Party takes place in the dungeon of a Medieval hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner, followed by special events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Meanwhile, the party at Bran Castle includes our skip the line service and a unique night tour of the castle, followed by a fun party in the courtyard.
5. Romania Tours from Bucharest – 2-Days Halloween Party in Sighisoara
This itinerary is designed for travelers who are only interested in having fun at the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. Transfer to Sighisoara from Bucharest and accommodation are also included in the price.
While there aren’t any attractions included in this tour, we guarantee you will have a lot of fun at our party. Attend a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
6. Study Trip – 11-Days Adventure Trip – Romania Tours from Bucharest
Besides the regular itineraries, we also organize Study Trips in Romania. This tour type is designed for large groups of students and lasts 11 days. Highlights include Dracula-related places such as Snagov Monastery, the ruins of the old Royal Court in Targoviste, Bran Castle, or Poienari Fortress.
Additionally, travelers will discover the Romanian village life, filled with old customs and traditions. This particular itinerary includes a series of impressive caves such as Bear’s Cave, Meziad Cave, or Scarisoara Cave which hosts the biggest underground glacier in our country. Besides the unique attractions, travelers will also enjoy an amazing special event: a Steam Train ride on Vaser Valley.
7. Transylvania’s Undying Legend 5-Days Halloween Tour- Romania Vacation Packages
Have fun on an amazing tailor-made tour! Depart on a date which suits you best and travel on your own terms. This itinerary includes the impressive Peles Palace, followed by Rasnov Citadel, the iconic Bran Castle, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Snagov Monastery, or the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu.
Since you are on a private tour, you will travel in the company of your friends or family only. If you are interested in traveling in a large group with like-minded strangers, we recommend one of our Vampire or Halloween itineraries.
8. Romania Tours from Bucharest – 2-Days Halloween with Party at Bran Castle
Similar to the 2-days itinerary with party in Sighisoara, this tour includes departure from Bucharest, accommodation in Bran Village, and access to the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
Despite not being on our larger itineraries, you can still take advantage of the skip-the-line service and enter with our organized group without having to wait several hours at the entrance. Go on a unique night tour of the castle, an event that only takes place once every year, on Halloween. After that, join us in the tent mounted in the castle grounds and have fun at the best party!
9. Transylvania’s Dark Legend – 4-Days Halloween – Romania Vacation Packages
This private itinerary is different from the previously mentioned 5-days Transylvania’s Undying Legend tour because it needs to depart on a set date in order to include the amazing Halloween Parties in Sighisoara Citadel and at the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
Your private tour begins in Bucharest. Meet our guide at the airport and then visit the impressive Snagov Monastery (the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler). Next, discover Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum, the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection. In the evening, attend our Halloween Party!
On your third day, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, enjoy a fun city tour and then arrive in Bran for the best Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. In the morning, once you recover, travel to Sinaia and visit Pelisor Castle, part of the complex of Peles Castle. Return to Bucharest to conclude your itinerary.
10. Dracula Tours from Schools – Study Trip – Romania Tours from Bucharest
This study trip includes attractions related to the infamous Count Dracula (Snagov Monastery, Bran Castle, Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass), as well as impressive cultural and traditional landmarks such as the unique Merry Cemetery in Sapanta. Admire the manually carved wooden crosses, each accompanied by a cartoon of the deceased and a funny epitaph describing their life. Explore the impressive Turda Salt Mine, Corvinesti Castle, or the Village Museum in Sibiel and attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
How much does a trip to Romania cost?
One of the most important things you should consider when booking our Romania vacation packages is the price. The cost of a Transylvanian itinerary depends on several factors:
- length of the tour
- attractions and special events included
- type of accommodation chosen by travelers
You should also note that private itineraries naturally cost more than regular tours because you travel alone, with your chosen companions only. This means that the same services we perform for larger groups are performed for you and your friends as well. We value quality, so you can rest assured you are getting the best experience.
On average, you will spend about €1200 for a seven-day itinerary and about €600 on 3-days itineraries. Prices differ based on accommodation: if you don’t want to share a room, you will have to pay a Single Supplement (the exact amount is specified for each tour). Furthermore, some tours allow you to choose between 3* and 5* accommodation.
Romania Tours from Bucharest – Price based on length of itineraries
Our Romania vacation packages range from 11-days Study Trips to 1-day Halloween itineraries focused either on our party in Sighisoara or on the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
Throughout the year, we organize two 11-days itineraries: ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’, which costs €1287 or €1576 if travelers opt for single rooms, and the ‘Dracula tours from Schools’ experience, priced at €1557 or €1837 for single travelers.
Next on the list, the 10-days Halloween tour departing from Budapest with 3 parties included costs €1790 (€1999 for single travelers). Meanwhile, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour is priced at €1299 or €1419 depending on room type.
Price for 7-Days Vampire Romania Vacation Packages
Throughout the year, we also organize a 7-days Vampire itinerary which includes special events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. The standard edition of this tour costs €1159, while the Best of Romania edition which includes 4 special dinners, a show, and accommodation in a castle hotel costs €1181. In July, travelers can attend another special edition of our vampire tour, including a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and a fun Masquerade Party. This itinerary costs €1159.
Prices for Short Breaks in Transylvania – Romania Vacation Packages
Short Breaks include 1 or 2-days Halloween itineraries and 3-day tours departing from Cluj or Bucharest. The shortest itinerary only includes our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. You can purchase your ticket for €249. For children, we have prepared a special price: €79 / child.
Our 1-day tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle includes accommodation, dinner, and access to the popular party at Dracula’s Castle. For 3* accommodation in a double room, the cost is €259, while single travelers will have to pay €288.
The two days Halloween tour with party in Sighisoara Citadel includes transfer from Sibiu, Cluj, Brasov, or Bucharest, accommodation, dinner, and access to our party. The price for this experience is €439 or €479 for a single room. Furthermore, we also organize a 2-days tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle. This itinerary includes transfer from our capital to Bran Village, accommodation, and the party at Dracula’s Castle. Book your tour now for €369 or €399 if you want a single room.
3-Days Short Break from Cluj or Bucharest – Vampire and Halloween Romania Vacation Packages
Our 3-Days Vampire Short Breaks depart throughout the year, on customer request. We require a group of minimum 2 persons and the prices are €569 for tourists sharing a room and €666 for single travelers. On Halloween, we organize a 3-days Short Break departing from Cluj-Napoca and a version of this tour starting in Bucharest. Both itineraries include 2 amazing parties: in Sighisoara and at Bran Castle and they cost €599 or €666 for a single room.
How much does food cost in Romania?
Not all tours include breakfasts and dinners every day. Besides, you might want to purchase food not included in the regular menu. Therefore, you might need to know the average costs for food in Romania. According to Budget Your Trip, the average cost of food in Romania is 104 lei/day. Here is what they have to say about this:
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.
Meanwhile, the same website states that the average person spends about 31 lei on alcoholic beverages in Romania per day.
How much do you have to spend for transportation in Romania?
Budget Your Trip tells us that, on average, travelers spend about 79 lei per person on local transportation. You should take into account that buses (or the subway where it is available) are cheaper than a taxi ride. However, you should expect buses and trains to be overly crowded especially around rush hours.
Taxi rides are more expensive and there is a chance you run into shady drivers. They will take you to your destination, but they will circle around in order to make you pay more. We recommend using services like Uber or Taxify or other similar apps, which are available in all the big cities.
As for the cost of transport between cities, Budget Your Trip claims it costs an average of 128 lei:
Transportation between cities and towns in Romania costs an average of lei128. Naturally, prices vary by the length of the route, the type of transportation used, and the date.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Overall, Romania is a safe country for tourists. Still, we recommend respecting the general travelling safety tips. As far as terrorism is concerned, the Global Terrorist Database ranks Romania at number 138 out of 163 countries, which indicates no terrorist attacks have occured here.
On the Global Peace Index (GPI), Romania ranks 22/163 countries. The factors which are taken into account by this index are militarisation, society and security, and domestic and interest conflict. According to the GPI, Romania is one of the safest countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
The crime rate in Romania ranks below the European average. Still, corruption is still high and you might encounter situations where authorities propose a solution outside the law, which, at first sight, seems ‘mutually beneficial’. You should refuse these kind of agreements and insist on legal justification all the time.
Need to Know before traveling to Romania
- 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
If you intend to drive in Romania, you should know that traffic tends to be quite crowded, specially in cities, where you will also encounter another issue: parking spots are nearly impossible to find. Outside cities, be wary of carts and animals on the road – mostly when you drive across a village.
On our Romania tours from Bucharest, you will notice that there’s always heavy traffic in the capital and not all drivers are disciplined and respect the law. If you drive through Bucharest, you should pay extra attention to drivers and pedestrians.
During our tours, you will travel in a private car or bus depending on the size of your group. When driving through the country, you will notice that the infrastructure is quite poor and the main roads linking the cities pass through a lot of villages, which affects traffic negatively. Lately, though, Romania has been slowly progressing with the construction of highways.
While Romania is a relatively safe country for tourists, you can also encounter people who intend to steal your belongings. We’re not talking muggings, since these are so rare in our country that they’re almost non existent. But someone could grab your purse and make a run for it or you might get off the crowded bus or subway train and realize that your purse was cut open and emptied. As a safety precaution, you should never walk around carrying all your valuable belongings with you, or if you do, make sure they are in a bag which you hold in front of you so you can see it at all times.
Also, there might be people offering to exchange your money on the street. You should never accept such an offer because you will most likely be scammed. You can find exchange houses and banks in every city where you can safely obtain Romanian currency. Consider carrying most of your money on a card since you can use it to pay almost everywhere.
According to the Romanian laws, you should always carry photo ID. Keep your passport and/or ID Card in a safe place and only carry photocopies with you.
In Romania, you are prohibited from taking photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.
Penalties for drug offences are severe. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, you can face up to 20 years in jail.
Sometimes holidays can take an unexpected turn. You should be prepared for any situation you encounter and the best way to do this is to get your travel insurance. Without one, you or your family can suffer financially if something goes wrong.
Travel Insurance is crucial if you find yourself in need of medical assistance. Healthcare outside your country can get quite expensive. You are unlikely to receive free care or for the cost to be subsidized. Therefore, travel insurance helps you because you can rely on your insurer to cover the necessary payments.
How many days do you need in Romania?
A trip to Romania usually lasts 1, 2, 3, or even 7 Days. Our itineraries make the most of your time spent in Romania. Furthermore, if you are not happy with the itineraries we have planned, you can always choose a private tour and customize your experience. Discover what you can do on your tour, depending on its length, and choose your favorite itinerary accordingly.
1-Day in Transylvania
One-day itineraries are actually designed for tourists who are only interested in a Halloween Party – either the one in Sighisoara Citadel or the popular party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. If you choose the 1-day experience in Sighisoara, you will receive a party ticket only which includes access to our event, as well as the dinner and the special program we have prepared. On the other hand, the similar experience at Bran Castle also includes accommodation for 1 night in Bran Village.
2-Days Halloween Romania Vacation Packages
Our 2-days Halloween itineraries are focused on our parties in Transylvania just like the 1-day tours. First of all, the 2-days tour with party at Bran Castle includes transfer from Bucharest to Bran and the other way around, as well as accommodation in a 3* hotel, a breakfast, a dinner, and access to the Halloween Party at Bran. Meanwhile, our 2-days tour including our special event in Sighisoara departs from Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest, accommodation, breakfast and a dinner (during our Halloween Party).
3-Days Short Breaks
Throughout the year, you can either attend our 3-Days Vampire tour which is a private itinerary departing on customer request or join us on the 3-Days Halloween Short Break, departing around the famous holiday.
The vampire tour departs from Cluj-Napoca. On your first day, you will visit Sighisoara Citadel and arrive in the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Day 2 includes Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, as well as the popular Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, taking place in Turda. On your last day in Transylvania, visit the unique Turda Salt Mines and then go on a city tour of Cluj-Napoca.
On Halloween, the 3-days tour departs from Cluj or Bucharest. Regardless of your tour, on the first day you will travel to Sighisoara Citadel and attend our amazing Halloween Party. On your second day, you can explore Sighisoara (Dracula’s birthplace) in the morning and then you will travel to Bran Village. Accommodate here and then attend the best Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. The last day of the tour is different for each version of the tour. The itinerary from Cluj-Napoca includes a stop in Turda, where you can, optionally, enjoy dinner in a Dracula themed restaurant before returning to Cluj. Meanwhile, the itinerary departing from Bucharest includes returning to the capital for your journey home.
Awarded 7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania – Romania Vacation Packages
Throughout the year, you can attend the 7-Days Vampire tour (along with its special editions), as well as the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary with 3 parties included.
The 7-Days Vampire tour begins in Bucharest. On Day 1, you will visit Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place. The next morning, drive to Poienari, Dracula’s fortress in the mountains, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Day 3 takes you to Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara and then you will travel to Turda and admire the unique Salt Mine. Attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, along with a fun Evening Sitting.
After a good night’s sleep, travel to Borgo Pass and spend the night at Dracula’s Castle Hotel. Day 5 includes driving to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Visit the Clock Tower history museum, The Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection. Your tour also includes the iconic Bran Castle and a tour of the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, available on your sixth day. On your last day, visit the impressive Peles Palace, and the ruins of the old Royal Court in Targoviste before returning to Bucharest to end your tour.
Romania Tours from Bucharest – 7-Days Halloween Itinerary
Our Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour was placed in the Top 10 Must-Do Adventures list by Fodor’s Travel Guide. This itinerary begins in Bucharest. On your first day, you will visit Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place and enjoy a traditional welcome dinner. Accommodate in our capital and, on the next morning, travel to Poienari Fortress, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. On your third day, discover the impressive Corvinesti Castle and then drive to Turda. Accommodate in a 4* Dracula themed hotel.
Day 4 begins with a unique attraction: Turda Salt Mine. Visit the old galleries and then go on a tour of Cluj-Napoca , where you can admire impressive landmarks such as St. Michael’s Cathedral. Your day concludes at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass where you will accommodate. The next morning, get ready for our amazing Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. Enjoy a delicious dinner and attend our amazing schedule including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
On Day 6, travel to Bran Village and get ready for the ultimate Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of our skip the line service, go on a night tour of the castle and then party till morning in the courtyard. On the last day of your tour, visit the impressive Peles Palace, a former Royal residence. Arrive in Bucharest in the evening to conclude your itinerary.