Throughout the year, we organize several Vampire and Halloween itineraries. While most of them depart from Bucharest, the capital or Romania, you can choose a tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca. Join us, explore our amazing country and have fun at the best Halloween Parties!
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Find your favorite tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca
3-Days Halloween Tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca
Our 3-Days Halloween Short Break includes two amazing parties in Transylvania. Meet our experienced English speaking guide in Cluj-Napoca and drive to Sighisoara Citadel. Accommodate in a 3* medieval hotel and, in the evening, join us for our unforgettable Halloween Party. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend special events such as a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Your second Halloween Party takes place at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Meet our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of our ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by the popular Halloween Party taking place on the castle grounds.
The next day, return to Cluj-Napoca to conclude your itinerary. Optionally, you can enjoy a farewell dinner at a Dracula-themed restaurant in Turda.
2-Days Tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca
This 2-Days short break departs from Cluj-Napoca. Transfer to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, accommodate at a 3* hotel and then join us for our amazing Halloween Party. Don’t forget to bring a scary costume as we award the best one!
If you don’t want to depart from Cluj-Napoca, our 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara also offers departures from Bucharest, Sibiu or Brasov.
3-Days Vampire Short Break – Tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca
Our 3-Days Vampire tour departs throughout the year, on customer request. Highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel (the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler), followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. You will also visit Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style edifice.
Next, travel to Turda and attend a special event – our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. After that, join us for a fun Evening Sitting. The next day, visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and then return to Cluj-Napoca.
5-Days Private Tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca
If our regular itineraries are not enough for you, our catalog also includes tailor-made tours. One of them is ‘Transylvania’s Dark Legend’, an amazing 5-Days experience. It departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request, for a minimum of 2 people.
Depart from Cluj-Napoca and travel to Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. On the way, stop at the Golden Crown Restaurant in Bistrita and enjoy the same menu ordered by Jonathan Harker, the protagonist of Bram Stoker’s novel.
From Borgo Pass, travel to Targu Mures and admire impressive highlights such as Teleki Palace. Continue your itinerary in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum, the Medieval Weapons Collection and the Torture Room. From here, travel to the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol. Visit the castle, find out the history surrounding it and then drive to Rasnov Peasant Citadel. Continue your day in the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Go on a city tour and discover landmarks such as the Black Church. Accommodate in Poiana Brasov, one of our country’s best mountain resorts.
Other highlights include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Discover highlights such as the Evangelic Church or the Liars’ Bridge. In the evening, arrive in Sibiel Village and enjoy a delicious home cooked Saxon dinner. Admire the largest collection of painted glass icons in Europe at the museum located in this village.
On your last day, return to Cluj and go on a city tour including the imposing St. Michael’s Cathedral. We can drop you off at the airport or at your booked hotel at the end of the tour.
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
Although this itinerary departs from Bucharest, it is worth being included in this list. Our flagship tour, the 7-Days Halloween experience received several accolades throughout the year. Fodor’s Travel Guide named it a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ while Tour Radar awarded it the ‘Tour of the Year 2019’ distinction.
Our English-speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. Discover Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Travel to Poienari, the Count’s old fortress in the mountains. You will need to climb over 1400 stairs to reach the top, but the views are worth it. Visit the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, followed by Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine. Spend a night at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions.
Join us in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel for a party you won’t forget! Enjoy a delicious festive dinner, complemented by a special program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead.
Halloween Party at Bran Castle
From Sighisoara, travel to Bran Village and accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of the castle. In the evening, meet our organized group at the entrance to Bran Castle and take advantage of our ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. You can arrive on your own at a later hour as well, but you will have to wait in line. Go on a unique night tour of the castle, followed by a fun party on the grounds of Dracula’s Castle.
On the last day of the 7-Days Halloween Tour, visit Pelisor Castle, which is part of the Peles Palace complex in Sinaia. Return to Bucharest for your airport or hotel drop-off.
Besides the presented Halloween Parties, this awarded itinerary also includes a third special event. More details, as well as the venue for this party will be revealed soon.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Romania is a generally safe country. Fortunately, no terrorist attacks have occured here as the Global Terrorist Database attests (Romania ranks at 138/163 countries). Furthermore, another index – the Global Peace Index – which considers things such as militarization, society, security, as well as domestic and interest conflict, ranks our country on position 22/163.
Crime rate is relatively low in Romania. In fact, studies show that it is lower than the European average. What you might face, though, is corruption. In a situation where authorities offer a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution, you should not accept such an arrangement as this can cause you other problems down the line.
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.
During our tours, we transfer you from a set departure point to the included attractions. However, you might want to set off on your own in one of the cities you are visiting or maybe outside the itinerary. In this case, the best option is to rent a car. Public transport is, of course, a good alternative, but if you need to get to a lot of places, you will end paying a lot of money.
One thing to consider when driving inside cities is paying extra attention as some drivers tend to break the law. When you decide to go for a drive, plan ahead and find out where parkings are located. Free spots can be very hard to find especially in big cities. If you decide to drive between cities, you should know that there are few highways in our country and National Roads are usually overcrowded.
While walking on our streets, you shouldn’t worry about potential muggings – such things rarely happen. As long as you avoid shady alleyways, you should be OK. However, during your stay, you might encounter pickpockets. A lot of them are inexperienced and will not attempt to steal from you if you keep your belongings within eyesight. However, you may encounter professional pickpockets as well. These people usually operate in buses or trains, taking advantage of the large crowds present here. They are able to cut open your bag / purse and empty it before you can realize what happened.
As stated before, the best defense against pickpockets is keeping your belongings within eyesight. This discourages most of them. Another way to prevent losing your valuables is to lock them in the hotel safe and carry only essential things 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
You should get travel insurance before traveling abroad. This way, you are covered in case something unexpected happens and you don’t end up losing money. Among other things, travel insurance covers healthcare, which is useful because medical expenses can get quite high outside your own country. Furthermore, you most likely won’t receive free care or subsidized costs. Therefore, if you find yourself in a medical situation, your insurer can cover all the expenses.
Prices for a Tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest
Besides the fixed costs displayed on our website, the price of each tour can change based on the quality of accommodation and the add-ons you choose. Prices also differ depending on the length of the tour and on the highlights included.
Our catalog includes guaranteed itineraries which depart based on a set schedule, usually for a medium to large-sized groups. Alternatively, you can choose a private itinerary, departing on customer request. We usually require a minimum number of travelers for these tours. A tailor made experience is more expensive, but you travel with your friends or family only and you get to set your own departure date.
Average prices are around €1200 for 7-days tours and around €650 for short breaks. Check out each tour to discover the exact prices!
11-Days Study Trips
Our longest itineraries, the 11-Days Study Trips, are organized for large groups of students (20-30 usually), accompanied by a group leader – a teacher – who gets to travel free of charge.
Throughout the year, you can book one of the two Study Trips we organize: ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ (€1287 / €1576 for single rooms) or ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ (€1790 or €1999 for single rooms).
7-Days Tours of Transylvania
You can book one of the four different editions of this awarded tour. The regular 7-Days Vampire tour, which departs on a weekly basis between May and October, costs €1159 or €1299 for single travelers. A special edition departing in July can be booked for the same price. It includes a fun Masquerade Party and a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle.
Meanwhile, if you want to book the ‘Best of Romania’ edition with 4 special dinners, a show and accommodation in a castle style hotel, you will have to pay €1181 or €1299 for single rooms.
Our 7-Days Halloween tour is the flagship of our catalog, as it includes the best Dracula related highlights and 3 fun parties. The price for this itinerary is €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
3-Days Halloween Tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca
On Halloween, besides the Awarded 7-Days itinerary, we organize a 3-days short break focusing on the best parties in Transylvania. Join us at our event in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and then travel to the iconic Dracula’s Castle and attend the popular Halloween Party taking place there. The price for this tour is €599 or €666 for single rooms.
2-Days Tours in Transylvania – Prices
You can go on a 2-days tour focusing either on our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel or on the popular event at Dracula’s Castle.
The 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca or Brasov. We collect you from the airport and transfer you to Sighisoara, Dracula’s birthplace. Accommodate at a 3* hotel and join us for our unforgettable party. This tour costs €439 or €479 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the itinerary of the same length focusing on the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle departs from Bucharest. Accommodate in Bran Village and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning on the castle grounds. Book now for €369 or €399 for single rooms.
Halloween Tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca – The Price of Food in Romania
Our itineraries usually include two meals per day: a breakfast and a dinner. Specific information is available for each tour. During your stay, you may choose to eat something different than the included menu or to have lunch on your own account.
According to a website dedicated to helping you plan a trip budget and named accordingly – Budget Your Trip – the average price for meals in Romania is 104 lei / day. This average is based on three meals / day, but, on some of our tours, breakfast and dinner are already included in the price.
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
Costs for Transportation in Romania
If you book an Escorted Tour, we transfer you from a set departure point to each highlight included. Depending on the number of travelers, we can provide a car, a minibus or a coach.
You might want to explore one of the cities included in your itinerary on your own. Or you are planning to extend your stay and wander around by yourself. In either case, you can either rent a car or use public transportation or taxis.
Renting a car is the best option if you have several destinations in mind as public transport limits your options and using taxis all the time can cost quite a lot. Buses are a good option for moving around the city, especially considering that free parking spots are hard to find. The only disadvantage – if you don’t count having to walk further to your destination – is that buses are usually very crowded.
Taxis are a more expensive solution. You avoid crowded buses and trains this way, but you should be careful as drivers might attempt to scam you. There are two main ways a taxi driver can scam you:
- they take advantage of the fact that you are a foreigner and therefore not familiar with the city and they circle you around to increase the sum on the meter
- they attempt to negotiate a set cost for the ride before you enter the car and keep the meter off – in this case the negotiated cost is always a lot higher than the ride is actually worth
Ridesharing apps are a good alternative to taxis. By using a service such as Uber or Taxify, the app lets you know the price in advance. This way, the drivers can’t overcharge you.
How many days do you need in Romania?
We organize itineraries ranging from a 1-day City Break to the 3-Days or even the Awarded 7-Days Tours. Choose your itinerary based on length or pick the tour which includes the most interesting highlights. All you have to do is book a trip and we’ll do the rest – everything is planned and prepared for your arrival.
If you are not fully satisfied by the itineraries we have planned, you can also choose a tailor-made tour and we will help you customize your experience.
1-Day City Breaks in Transylvania
1-Day City Breaks include accommodation, a delicious festive dinner and access to a fun Halloween Party. We organize two such itineraries. One of them is centered around our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel while the other one includes the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Tour of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest
Our 2-Days Halloween tours are focused on a fun party just like the 1-day city breaks. We organize two versions of this itinerary. One of them includes the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Our experienced guide collects you from Bucharest. We transfer you to Bran Village, where you will accommodate at a 3* hotel. In the evening, join our group at the entrance to Bran Castle in order to take advantage of our skip the line service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning in the tent mounted on the grounds.
Meanwhile the 2-days tour including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel departs from Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Sibiu and Brasov. Accommodate in Sighisoara and then join us in the dungeon of a medieval hotel for a party you won’t forget!
3-Days Short Breaks
Throughout the year, you can attend our 3-Days Vampire Short Break, departing from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. In Turda, attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead and join us for a fun Evening Sitting. For this specific itinerary, we will only perform the Ritual if there are at least 4 participants.
On Halloween, our catalog includes two versions of the amazing 3-Days Short Break. One of them departs from Cluj-Napoca while the other one begins in the capital of our country, Bucharest. Travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and to Bran Castle and attend the fun parties taking place here.
7-Days Vampire and Halloween Tours
The highlights of our catalog, 7-Days itineraries include all the best Dracula related landmarks. You will also discover impressive cultural and historical places and attend a series of special events.
7-Days Vampire Tour
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour departs once per week, between May and October. Highlights include the Medieval Saxon Cities of Sibiu and Brasov, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, Peles Palace, Poienari Fortress or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
In Turda, visit the unique Salt Mine and attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. While on this itinerary, you will also discover Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s description. Last, but not least, you will visit the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour in Transylvania
The 7-Days Halloween experience is our flagship tour. Considered a Top 10 Must-Do Adventure by Fodor’s Travel Guide, this itinerary includes amazing Dracula related highlights and 3 fun parties.
Meet our guide in Bucharest and then travel to Snagov Monastery, where Vlad the Impaler was allegedly buried. Next, discover Poienari, Dracula’s fortress in the mountains, followed by Corvinesti Castle and the unique Turda Salt Mine.
In Sighisoara Citadel enjoy our unforgettable Halloween Party. The program includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Have fun and, the next morning, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate at a 3* hotel and enjoy a traditional dinner. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line and go on a unique night tour of Bran Castle followed by a fun party on the grounds.
On your last day in Transylvania, visit Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family, and then return to Bucharest.