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Best Vampire and Halloween Trips
7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary departs on every Saturday, between May and October. Meet our English speaking guide in Bucharest and then travel to Dracula’s alleged burial place, Snagov Monastery. From here, drive to Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or the impressive Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. Explore Iancu de Hunedoara’s former residence and then travel 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 Vampire Tour
This itinerary departs throughout the year, on customer request. Meet our guide in Cluj-Napoca. From here, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and discover attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum. Your next destination is the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, where you can visit highlights such as the Bridge of Lies.
On your second day, explore Corvinesti, an impressive Gothic style castle in Hunedoara, the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Next, drive to Turda, accommodate in a 4* hotel and then join us for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Help us free an unfortunate soul from the evil ‘strigoi’ and then attend a fun Evening Sitting.
The following morning, visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and go on an amazing city tour of Cluj-Napoca before driving to the airport for your return flight.
Halloween Trips – Awarded 7-Days Itinerary
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary is, without a doubt, the highlight of our catalog. A ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ according to Fodor’s Travel Guide, this tour includes impressive Dracula related highlights, as well as three fun parties.
Our English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery, built on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Next, travel to Poienari Fortress and admire breathtaking views from the top. From here, drive to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and go on a city tour including the famous Bridge of Lies. Explore Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, followed by the unique Turda Salt Mine.
Arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and get ready to attend the best Halloween Party. Accommodate in a medieval 3* hotel. In the evening, join us in the dungeon for an event you won’t forget. Enjoy a shot of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’ and attend a delicious festive dinner complemented by a fun program headlined by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next morning, visit attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum in Sighisoara and then travel to Bran Village. Accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of Dracula’s Castle. Enjoy a traditional dinner and then meet us at the entrance of the castle. Our organized group will take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service, available only once. If you arrive after the group has already entered, you will have to wait in line. Go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun party on the grounds.
On your last day in Transylvania, visit Pelisor Castle, located in Sinaia, next to the more famous Peles Palace. Return to Bucharest for your hotel or airport drop-off.
3-Days Halloween Trips
Our 3-Days Halloween Trips depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. These itineraries include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, as well as the Halloween Parties taking place here.
Regardless of your itinerary, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, accommodate in a medieval hotel and attend our amazing Halloween Party including special events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. The next day, travel to Bran Village. Enjoy a traditional dinner and then join our organized group at the entrance to the iconic Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of our ‘skip the ticket office line’ service and then party till morning on the grounds.
Transylvania’s Undying Legend – 5-Days Private Tour
This tailor made experience begins in Bucharest. Meet our English speaking guide at the airport and then travel to Peles Palace in Sinaia. Explore the Royal Family’s former summer residence, followed by Rasnov Peasant Citadel, the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
From Sighisoara, drive to the Fortified Church in Biertan and then spend the night in Sibiu. The following morning, travel to Poienari Citadel, Dracula’s mountain refuge. You’ll have to climb over 1400 stairs to the top, but the views are worth it. Return to Bucharest and accommodate in a 4* hotel. On your last day in Transylvania, visit Snagov Monastery (Dracula’s alleged burial place) and then return to the airport for your flight home.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Based on several rankings, Romania is generally a safe country. The Global Peace Index, for instance, places us on position 22/163. This particular database is based on domestic and interest conflict, militarization, as well as society and security.
Meanwhile, we are on position 138/163 on the Global Terrorist Database, which certifies that no terrorist attacks have occured here.
Crime rate in Romania is lower than the European average. You can walk on our streets without worrying about potential muggings. Besides, carrying any kind of weapons is forbidden. Except for law enforcement, nobody is allowed to use weapons outside dedicated shooting ranges.
Corruption is, unfortunately, still at a high level. You may encounter situations where authorities propose a “compromise” which would make everyone happy. No matter how good this option may seem, you should refuse and seek legal justification to avoid any problems in the long run.
Need to Know before going on our Vampire and Halloween Trips
- 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 wander off on your own and visit Transylvanian highlights outside of the planned itinerary, you might want to get a rental car. It will help you reach your destinations faster and – if you are lucky – you will find a free parking spot in the vicinity and not have to walk too far.
Pay attention at your surroundings while driving in Romania. Many drivers (especially during rush hours, when traffic is very slow) break the law in order to bypass long lines. Illegal maneuvers they might do include crossing red lights, performing U-turns over continuous lines or engaging in risky overtakes.
In order to avoid the previously mentioned parking problems, you should plan ahead and note the location of the nearest parking lot. This way, you have a backup option in case you don’t find a parking spot next to your destination.
Taxis or Public Transportation?
If you don’t want to rent a car, you have two options to travel around inside our cities. You can either take a taxi or a bus / tram. In Bucharest, we also have a subway system which helps you reach your destinations much faster.
Buses or the subway are usually crowded. Among the people aboard, there might be pickpockets who are waiting for the opportunity to steal your belongings. Always keep your bag or purse within eyesight as this usually discourages them.
Taxis cost more, but they also offer extra privacy. Watch out for drivers who attempt to scam you. Their tactics include circling you around in order to artificially increase the sum on the meter or negotiating the fare upfront and asking for a price larger than what the ride is actually worth.
You can walk on our streets without having to fear potential muggers. Carrying weapons is illegal in our country for anyone except law enforcement. While you most likely won’t get mugged, you should still look out for pickpockets. These people are using stealth rather than violence and attempt to steal your belongings without you noticing. Their favorite places are buses, trams or the subway, which all have one thing in common: large crowds.
We recommend keeping your belongings within eyesight while you are in crowded places. Furthermore, if you have the possibility, leave the most valuable items in the hotel safe.
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 offenses 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. This way, you make sure that you are financially safe even if something unexpected occurs during your travel. We do our best to make sure you have a great journey, free of unpleasant events, but nobody can plan for everything.
For instance, you might require healthcare services. In this case, your medical plan is most likely not valid in our country and you are unlikely to receive free care or subsidized costs. This is where a good insurance company comes in, as they will cover these expenses, allowing you to enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Vampire and Halloween Trips – Prices
One of the most important aspects when booking a Vampire or Halloween itinerary is the price. You should know the costs in our country so you can plan a budget and avoid any financial problems down the line.
The price of a tour depends on its length and the attractions and special events included. If you choose a higher level of accommodation (on some tours, we provide 5* rooms on request), you will have to pay an extra cost.
On average, 7-Days itineraries cost around €1200, while 3-Days Short Breaks can be booked for about €650/person. The exact prices can be found on our website, on each tour page.
Prices for 11-Days Study Trips
Our 11-Days Study Trips are perfect for large groups of students. The longer itinerary means that you can visit more cultural and historical landmarks than in a Vampire or Halloween Tour.
Each group of students must be accompanied by a teacher who acts as the tour leader. This person travels free of charge, while the others will have to pay for their ticket.
- The ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ Study Trip costs €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- The ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ itinerary can be booked for €1557 or €1837 for single rooms
How much do 10-Days Halloween trips cost?
Our 10-Days Halloween Tour departs from our neighbors’ capital, Budapest. Discover impressive attractions in Hungary, such as the Tokaj Winery or Szeged City and enjoy the same Transylvanian attractions available in our 7-Days Halloween Tours. Book now for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Vampire and Halloween Trips
Throughout the year, we organize several 7-Days itineraries, ranging from our Vampire Tour to the Awarded Halloween experience.
- Our Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour includes up to 3 amazing parties. It departs from Bucharest and it can be booked for €1299 or €1419 for single rooms
- If you want to book our 7-Days Vampire Tour, you should know that it departs on weekly basis, between May and October and it costs €1159
- In July, we organize a discounted edition of our 7-Days tour, departing once per year. Attend the same unique experience at a the special price of €999
- The ‘Best of Romania’ edition of our Vampire tour includes the same itinerary as the original 7-Days tour, complemented by four special dinners and a special show. Book this itinerary for €1181
3-Days Short Breaks
Throughout the year, we organize a 3-Days Vampire Short Break, departing from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Book it now for €569 or €599 for single rooms and attend special events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
On Halloween, we organize two versions of our 3-Days Short Break. One departs from Cluj-Napoca while the other one begins in Bucharest. Both itineraries include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Bran Castle and the parties taking place here and can be booked for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
2-Days Halloween Trips – Prices
The 2-Days Halloween itineraries are designed for people looking for a fun Halloween Party. There are no attractions included. Instead, we trasnfer you to Sighisoara or Bran Village, where you will attend a fun party. Which one depends on the tour of your choice.
- The 2-Days Tour including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Brasov or Bucharest. You can book it now for €439 or €479 for single rooms.
- The itinerary of the same length focusing on the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle departs only from Bucharest and it costs €369 or €399 for single rooms.
Halloween Trips – City Breaks in Transylvania
Our Halloween City Breaks are similar to the 2-Days Halloween Tours. They also focus on either our party in Sighisoara Citadel or the iconic Halloween Party at Bran Castle. The difference between City Breaks and 2-Days Itineraries is that the former do not include transfers. For a City Break you have to arrive in Sighisoara or Bran Village on your own account.
The City Break with Halloween Party in Sighisoara can be booked for €249, while the City Break with Party at Dracula’s Castle costs €259 or €288 for single rooms.
The price of food in Romania
We provide two meals per day: a dinner and a breakfast on our Vampire Tours and Halloween Trips. On some days, the itinerary includes a small window during which you can enjoy lunch on your own account.
For this reason – and if you are not happy with the menu included in the price and decide to order something else, you should know how much meals cost in our country. For that purpose, we refer you to Budget Your Trip, a platform containing a lot of interesting statistics about how much travelers spend in Romania and in several other countries.
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
The costs for transportation in our country depends on the means of transport (bus, subway, taxi). Our itineraries provide transfers between the included attractions by car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group.
Buses and Subway Trains are usually very crowded and you might encounter pickpockets aboard. Keep your belongings within eyesight to avoid unpleasant ‘surprises’. Meanwhile, taxis provide a more intimate atmosphere and they take you to the exact destination rather than to the nearest station. However, you may encounter drivers who attempt to scam foreign customers. They might circle you around to increase the sum on the meter or they will negotiate the fare upfront (usually asking for a sum much larger than what the ride is really worth).
If you need to travel outside cities, you can take the train (but the conditions are not the best and, due to the poor infrastructure, it might be a lot slower than the alternative) or rent a car and drive yourself. It may seem like taking the train is cheaper, but, sometimes, the price difference between the fuel cost and the train tickets makes the car the obvious choice.
How many days do you need in Romania?
We organize several Vampire Tours and Halloween Trips throughout the year, ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to awarded 7-Days Tours or even 11-Days Study Trips. Tour length is important because you will choose your favorite experience based on your time and budget. If you only have a few days available to spend in our country, go on a 3-Days Short Break. We guarantee that you will like the experience so much you will want to come back and go on the complete 7-Days itinerary.
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
The shortest itineraries in our catalog, the 1-Day Halloween City Breaks are designed for people who are already in Sighisoara or Bran Village and wish to attend one of our amazing Halloween Parties.
Our City Break in Sighisoara Citadel includes accommodation at a 3* medieval hotel. In the evening, join us in the dungeon for the best party in Transylvania. We welcome you with a shot of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and then attend our special program including the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
If you want to attend the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle, choose the Halloween City Break in Bran. Accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of the castle, enjoy a traditional dinner and then join our group at the entrance to the castle. We provide our ‘skip the ticket office line’.
2-Days Halloween Itineraries in Transylvania
The 2-Days Halloween Tours are similar to 1-Day City Breaks. The only difference is that, on these specific experiences, we also include transfers to Sighisoara or to Bran Village and back. If you want to attend a fun Halloween Party, but you are unable to reach these locations on your own, a 2-Days itinerary is a better idea than a City Break.
Our 2-Days Halloween Tour with Party in Sighisoara departs from Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Sibiu or Brasov. Arrive in Sighisoara, accommodate in a 3* hotel and, in the evening, attend the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. The next morning, we transfer you back to the city you departed from.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days Halloween Tour with party at Bran Castle only departs from Bucharest. Accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of the castle, go on a unique night tour of the iconic edifice and then party till morning on the grounds.
3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks
Our catalog includes 3-Days Short Breaks which offer a glimpse of the complete 7-Days itineraries.
The 3-Days Vampire Short Break departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, followed by a city tour of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle (former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara) or the unique Turda Salt Mine. Before we drop you off to at the airport, you will also explore the city of Cluj-Napoca.
On Halloween, the 3-Days Short Breaks depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Regardless of your itinerary, you will travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and to the iconic Bran Castle and attend the Halloween Parties taking place here.
7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
Our Awarded 7-Days Vampire Tour includes the most important cultural and historical attractions in our country, as well as several Dracula related places. All of these are complemented by unique special events.
Meet our guide in Bucharest and travel to Snagov Monastery, where Dracula was allegedly buried, followed by Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel or the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
In Turda, visit the unique Salt Mine and attend our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. Help us free an unfortunate soul from the evil ‘strigoi’ and then attend a fun Evening Sitting. This itinerary also includes highlights such as the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the Royal Peles Palace in Sinaia.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween in Transylvania
Arguably the flagship of our catalog, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour departs from Bucharest and includes amazing attractions complemented by 3 fun parties. This itinerary is considered a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ by Fodor’s Travel Guide and it has received the title of ‘Tour of the Year 2019’ from TourRadar.
Depart from our capital, Bucharest. Travel to an impressive place – Snagov Monastery, located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Find out if Dracula was really buried here and then travel to Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or the amazing Corvinesti Castle, a beautiful Gothic-style edifice in Hunedoara. Next, arrive in Turda and visit the unique Salt Mine.
In Sighisoara Citadel, accommodate at a medieval 3* hotel. In the evening, join us for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner complemented by a special program including a stunning magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
The next day, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate at a hotel located in the vicinity of Bran Castle and enjoy a traditional dinner. After that, join our organized group at the entrance to the castle in order to take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on a unique night tour of Dracula’s Castle and then party till morning on the grounds.
More information, including the venue for the third Halloween Party will be revealed soon.