Go on an experience you won’t forget! Choose an impressive tour of Romania, discover the best Dracula related highlights and have fun at unforgettable special events. On Halloween, each itinerary allows you to attend at least one amazing party.
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7-Days Halloween Itinerary
Without a doubt, the flagship of our catalog is the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary. This specific tour was placed in the ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’ list by Fodor’s Travel Guide and has received several other accolades as well throughout the years.
Meet your guide in Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery and find out if Vlad the Impaler is really buried here. Next, discover Poienari, the ruler’s old mountain refuge. Some physical effort is required to reach the top, but the breathtaking views are a great reward. Furthermore, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara and the unique Turda Salt Mine.
Arrive in Sighisoara Citadel, accommodate in 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 the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle
The next day, once you recover from our party, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate in a cozy 3* hotel and enjoy a traditional dinner. Afterwards, join our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service that we provide. This is only available once, for the group gathered there at the set hour. If you arrive late, you will have to wait in line. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party on the grounds till morning.
On your last day in Transylvania, travel to Sinaia and visit Pelisor Castle, built in the vicinity of the iconic Peles Palace. Return to Bucharest to conclude your journey.
7-Days Vampire Tour of Romania
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Meet our English speaking guide in Bucharest and then travel to Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or the impressive Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. From here, drive to Turda and visit the unique Salt Mine. In the evening, join us for our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Go on a fun city tour of Cluj-Napoca and then join us in Sighisoara Citadel. Discover amazing attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum, the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection. In the evening, travel to Brasov and go on a fun city tour including the popular Black Church. Drive to Bran Village and visit the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, a symbol of Transylvania.
On your last day, visit Peles Palace in Sinaia, the former summer residence of the Royal Family, followed by the ruins of Vlad The Impaler’s old Court in Targoviste. Return to Bucharest for your airport or hotel drop-off.
3-Days Halloween Short Breaks
On Halloween, we organize two amazing 3-Days Short Breaks. One of them departs from Cluj-Napoca, while the other one begins in our capital, Bucharest.
Regardless of your itinerary, you will arrive in Sighisoara Citadel and attend our Halloween Party in Transylvania. We welcome you with a glass of ‘tuica’, also known as water of fire. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and then attend our special events.
On the next day, travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a cozy 3* hotel and then join our organized group at the entrance to the iconic Dracula’s Castle. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party in the courtyard till morning. Once you recover, return to Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest for your drop-off.
Our 2-Days Halloween Tours are designed for people who are only interested in attending one of our fun parties. We organize two distinct itineraries, each focusing on one of the special events.
The 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu or Brasov. We transfer you to Sighisoara, where you will accommodate at a 3* medieval hotel. In the evening, join us in the dungeon for a party you won’t forget. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner complemented by an unforgettable schedule. Events include a stunning magic show, a unique ballet choreography and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days itinerary focusing on the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle departs from Bucharest. Travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of the castle and enjoy a traditional dinner. After that, arrive at the iconic Bran Castle and go on a unique night tour followed by a fun party on the grounds. The next morning, return to Bucharest to conclude your itinerary.
3-Days Vampire Tour of Romania
Besides the Halloween Short Break, our catalog also includes a 3-Days Vampire itinerary. Discover impressive highlights such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu where you can discover attractions such as the Bridge of Lies.
Your itinerary continues in Turda, where you will attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. The following morning, visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and then return to Cluj-Napoca for a brief city tour.
4-Days Private Tour of Romania
If you are not satisfied by the regular escorted itineraries, choose a tailor made experience. You will travel with your group of friends or family members only. Furthermore, you can depart on a date which suits you best.
This specific itinerary departs from Bucharest. Meet our experienced guide at the airport. Accommodate in a centrally located hotel. Visit highlights such as Snagov Monastery, Peles Palace in Sinaia, the iconic Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov or Sighisoara Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. On your last day, return to Bucharest airport to conclude the itinerary.
11-Days Study Trip
Our 11-Days Study Trips are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a teacher. These are the longest tours in our catalog and feature impressive cultural and traditional highlights in addition to the Dracula related attractions.
Meet our experienced guide in Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Find out if the Count is really buried there and then return to Bucharest. Accommodate in a 3* hotel and, the next morning, visit the Parliament Palace. From here, travel to Targoviste, where you can discover the ruins of Dracula’s old Royal Court. Next, explore the amazing Bran Castle, a symbol of Transylvania.
While in the area, visit the Fortified Church in Prejmer and discover the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Next, travel to Sighisoara Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler and visit attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum.
Unique Transylvanian Attractions
The second part of your journey takes you to the Northern area of our country. Meet a famous woodcraftsman in Sacel and visit the unique Merry Cemetery in Sapanta. On the next day, return to Cluj-Napoca for a fun city tour and then travel to Turda. Attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. The next morning, visit the popular Turda Salt Mine, enjoy a picnic lunch in Turzii Gorges and then travel to Sibiel where you will visit the Icon on Glass Museum.
Another impressive attraction in Sibiel is the Village Museum. Discover how people used to live in old Transylvanian villages and then travel to Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. Explore ruler Iancu de Hunedoara’s old residence and then travel to Poienari Fortress. Climb over 1400 stairs to the top, admire the breathtaking views and then drive to Curtea de Arges Monastery and find out the famous legend behind its construction. On your last day in Transylvania, we transfer you to Bucharest airport for you return journey.
Best Tour of Romania – Costs
The most important factor when choosing a tour of Romania is the price. Travelers need to know how much each itinerary costs and how much they need to pay for food and transportation. Your final cost can be influenced by the length of the tour, by the special events included or by the type of accommodation required. Standard prices are calculated based on double occupancy. If you don’t want to share a room, you will also have to pay the ‘Single Supplement’ fee.
Furthermore, a Private Itinerary costs more than a regular escorted tour because we provide the same high-quality services for a smaller group. In addition, we have to organize everything outside the regular schedules since these specific itineraries allow you to depart on a date of your choice.
On average, you will pay around €1200 for a 7-Days tour and about €650 for a short break. The exact amounts are displayed on each tour page.
Costs for 11-Days Study Trips in Romania
We organize two distinct Study Trips, each intended for a large group of students accompanied by a teacher. While the teacher travels free of charge, the rest of the travelers will have pay for their itinerary.
- The ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ version costs €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- The ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ itinerary can be booked for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms
Prices for 7-Days Itineraries
Our catalog includes several editions of the Awarded 7-Days itinerary. One of them is the unforgettable Halloween Tour, while the others are running throughout the year.
- The 7-Days Halloween Tour of Romania includes the best highlights related to Vlad the Impaler, as well as 3 unforgettable parties. Book it now for €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
- The 7-Days Vampire Itinerary departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. It costs €1159 or €1299 for single rooms.
- In July, we organize a special discounted edition of our Vampire tour, including the same itinerary for a special price of only €999.
- We also organize a special, ‘Best of Romania’ itinerary including 4 special dinners and an unforgettable show. It departs on a weekly basis between May and October and it costs €1181 or €1299 for single rooms.
Costs for 3-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania
We organize a 3-Days Vampire Short Break departing throughout the year on customer request. This itinerary can be booked for €569 or €666 for single rooms. Meanwhile, the Halloween edition of this tour departs around the famous holiday and includes both our party in Sighisoara and the popular party at Dracula’s Castle, all for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
2-Days Halloween Tours
We organize 2-Days Halloween itineraries focusing on the best parties in Transylvania. The 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca or Brasov and costs €439 or €479 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days itinerary with Halloween Party at Bran Castle begins in Bucharest. Highlights include accommodation, meals and access to the popular party, all for €369 or €399 for single rooms.
Prices for 1-Day City Breaks in Transylvania
Our 1-Day City Breaks include accommodation, meals and access to a fun Halloween Party. We organize two such itineraries, one focusing on our party in Sighisoara Citadel (€249) or on the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle (€259 / €288 for single rooms).
How much does food cost in Romania?
If you plan on visiting Transylvania during our itineraries and do not intend to wander off on your own, then your meals are covered. We provide dinner and breakfast on almost every day of the tour, so you don’t have to worry about this aspect. If you intend to extend your stay or have lunch on your account in the windows we provide for this reason, you should have an idea about the prices.
According to Budget Your Trip, travelers spend about 104 lei / day on meals. This is based on three meals / day. If you travel with us, you will only have to spend money on one daily meal, so the sum will be significantly lower.
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 Romania
During our tours, we provide transfers between the included attractions. Depending on the size of the group, you will travel in a car, minibus or even in a coach. The following information applies if you decide to wander off on your own and visit attractions which are not included in our itinerary.
The most common means of transportation are buses and the subway (where available – at the moment we only have a subway system in Bucharest). If you choose either the bus or the train, you should know that they are generally very crowded. Watch out for pickpockets as they like to take advantage of large crowds and steal people’s belongings.
A taxi might seem like a better option, but keep in mind that the fares can get quite expensive depending on how many destinations you intend to reach this way. Furthermore, some drivers may attempt to scam you. A common tactic they employ with foreigners who don’t know the city is to circle you around in order to increase the amount on the meter. Tracking the ride on a GPS app can save you from paying an artificially increased price. Furthermore, some drivers will attempt to negotiate the fare upfront. Avoid them, as the amount of money they require is always higher than what the real cost of the ride.
Ridesharing apps are the best alternative to taxis as you can see the price of the ride in the app before your car arrives. If you have multiple destinations on your list, it might even be better to rent a car. This way, you don’t depend on public transportation and you avoid the risks that come with using buses or taxis entirely.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to several country rankings, Romania is generally safe.
- The Global Terrorist Database places our country on position 138/163, which means that no terrorist attacks have occured here
- The Global Peace Index, which accounts for factors such as militarization, society, security or domestic and interest conflict ranks Romania on position 22/163. This also supports the fact that our country is safe for tourists
Crime rate in Romania is lower than the European average. You can walk on our streets knowing that it’s safe for you. On the other hand, corruption in our country is, unfortunately, at a high level. You may find yourself in a situation where authorities propose a solution which they claim is ‘mutually beneficial’. If it doesn’t sound right to you, it most likely isn’t, so you should refuse and seek legal justification.
Need to Know before traveling on an amazing tour of 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.
As we mentioned before, we include transfers to each of the include attractions. This information is, once again, important if you intend to extend your stay on your account. If you have multiple destinations, you will most likely have to rent a car as it is the most comfortable option.
If you drive inside cities, pay extra attention at your surroundings. Some drivers break the law by performing risky overtakes or crossing red lights. However, if you are careful and respect the law, you shouldn’t have any trouble. Also inside cities, finding a parking spot can be quite the challenge. Instead of trying to park as close as possible to your destination, you should look for a dedicated parking lot nearby.
Outside cities, you will have to drive a lot on National Roads. We have highways as well, but they don’t cover a large distance, so you will inevitably end up on a ‘DN’ (National Road). You may encounter situations when, on a one lane per direction area, drivers will overtake one or more slow cars ahead of them through the opposite lane. Also, National Roads pass through a lot of villages, where you may encounter carts and animals on the road.
Pickpockets are, unfortunately, active on our streets. They usually operate in crowded areas or in the public transport (buses, trams or the subway). Their tactics involve cutting your bag or purse open and disappearing with your belongings before you can realize what happened. You should always keep the items you are carrying within eyesight as this discourages pickpockets.
If you have the possibility, we recommend leaving your most valuable belongings in the hotel safe and carry only the essentials with you.
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
Always get travel insurance before leaving your country. It can save you from getting into financial trouble in case of an unexpected situation. For instance, you might require medical services while abroad. Your healthcare plan will most likely not apply outside your country. This means that free care or subsidized costs are not available. However, a good insurer will cover all the expenses.
How many days do you need for a tour of Romania?
An important criteria when choosing the itinerary which suits you best is its length. Our catalog includes tours ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to 3-Days Short Breaks or even the Awarded 7-Days experiences in the land of Dracula. If the escorted tours we provide are not enough, go on a tailor made itinerary which allows you to set your own departure date and travel with your friends or family only.
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
Our Halloween City Breaks are designed to include accommodation, meals and access to the best parties in Transylvania. One of the itineraries focuses on the Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel while the other one is centered around the popular party at the iconic Bran Castle.
2-Days Tour of Romania
Our 2-Days tours are similar to the 1-Day City Breaks since they also focus on a fun Halloween Party. The difference is that, on a 2-Days tour, we also provide transfers.
Therefore, the 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca or Sibiu. Arrive in Sighisoara, accommodate at a 3*hotel, enjoy a delicious festive dinner and have fun at our amazing party!
In addition to the 2-Days itinerary in Sighisoara, we organize a similar experience focusing on the Halloween Party at Bran Castle. This tour departs from Bucharest. Arrive in Bran Village and accommodate at a cozy hotel located in the vicinity of the castle. Enjoy a traditional dinner and then arrive at Dracula’s Castle for a fun party on the grounds!
3-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania
Throughout the year, we organize 3-Days Vampire and Halloween itineraries which serve as a taste of what you can discover on the complete 7-Days journeys.
The Vampire short break departs* from Cluj-Napoca, on customer request. Highlights include Dracula’s birthplace, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle, the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Next, arrive in Turda and attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead**, performed according to old customs and traditions.
*we require at leat 2 travelers for this tour to start
**the Ritual only takes place if the group includes at least 4 travelers
Meanwhile, the 3-Days Halloween tour of Romania can depart from Cluj-Napoca or from Bucharest. Highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and Bran Castle and the Halloween Parties taking place at each venue.
7-Days Vampire and Halloween Tours
Our 7-Days itineraries are, without a doubt, the highlights of our catalog. These include amazing Dracula related places, as well as unique cultural and historical attractions. Furthermore, if you book a 7-Days tour you will attend special events or, on Halloween, up to three fun parties.
7-Days Vampire Tour of Romania
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary departs on every Saturday, between May and October. Depart from Bucharest and discover impressive highlights such as the Black Church in Brasov, the Bridge of Lies in Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle, the Royal Peles Palace or Poienari Fortress.
Discover two of the most iconic highlights related to Vlad the Impaler: the ruler’s birthplace, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. In Turda, you will explore the unique Salt Mine and attend the Ritual of Killing of THe Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Itinerary – Best Tour of Romania
Arguably our flagship tour, the Awarded 7-Days experience was placed in the ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures List’ by Fodor’s Travel Guide. It departs from Bucharest and it includes highlights such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or Turda Salt Mine.
Arrive in Sighisoara Citadel, accommodate in a 3* medieval hotel and, in the evening, join us in the dungeon for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and then attend a special program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
The next morning, visit Sighisoara and discover attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum. After that, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate in a 3* hotel within walking distance from Bran Castle. Take advantage of our ‘skip the ticket office line’ service, go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party on the grounds till morning.
We also organize a third Halloween Party during this tour. More information on this event will be revealed soon. On your last day, visit Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family and then return to Bucharest for your hotel or airport drop-off.