Want to see which are the best tours of Romania?

Touring Romania is an easy thing to do. The street signs are intelligible and there are a plethora of street indicators that points to the main touristic places.

Depending on your interest you can choose various landmarks and point of interest to reach. You can do it with your own vehicle or by renting one. Romanian drivers use to be renowned for their erratic way of driving.

In the recent communist  past in order for a Romanian to own a vehicle he should have all the money and make a deposit in the car factory’s bank account in order to receive the vehicle. Usually that vehicle a Dacia, the Romanian national car, produces under Renault license, will arrive to the client in about 5 years after the deposit is done. The factory will decide what color will be!!!

After the falling of communism and appearance of a flourishing market economy dozens of carr dealer offer on the Romanian market brand new cars that do not have to be paid on the spot. You take the car and pay in the next 3 or 5 years. So each Romanian after the revolution wanted a car, than a second car for his wife. And so the roads became to be very crowded and drivers very nervous as they could not conceive that having a car helped them be as fast as walking, especially in the big cities. To be mentioned there were only 100 km of highways in Romania until the falling of communism in 1989. In the last 30 years the authorities invested in highways. Nowadays with more and more highways driving in Romania is begging to be safer. As incidents on the road the safety is very similar with the one in USA.

So be it by your own car, a rented one the suggestions for a best of Romania tour will be extracted from the itineraries that the best tour operators has done for their Romania tours. If you are for more socialization in your tours you can take an organized tour with guaranteed departure from the bellow top.

 Here is our Top.

1  “Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler“ the awarded Dracula tour organized by Dracula Tours Ireland

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Dracula’s Castle

This tour is included in a Top 10 Must-Do Adventure realized by Fodor Travel Guide.

The tour was awarded “2019 Tour of the Year” by Tourradar at Events category

The itinerary of the tour include the most important Romanian landmarks and it is in fact a Best of Romania tour.

This has 7 days, it is half board and is a tour that includes 3 Halloween parties and.

Halloween party at Bran Castle, aka Dracula Castle from Transylvania-this party takes place in a tent on castle’s property and is a club style atmosphere. There is a bar were alcoholic and soft drinks can be ordered.

Hallowen party in Sighisoara citadel, Dracula’s birthplace – this party dubbed the best Halloween party in Europe takes place in a dungeon situated in the middle of the historic citadel and include
magicians shows,
Vampire hunting shows,
-the Ritual killing of a Living Dead performed according with old Transylvanian traditions (as was featured on Travel Channel)
-prizes for best Male and Female costumes
-contests like Howling at the Moon
There is an open bar and drinks are for free until midnight

Halloween party at Dracula Castle Hotel from Borgo Pass. This is a disco style party and include a 3 course meal. Drinks can be ordered at the waiters.
The itinerary of this coach holidays to Transylvania include the main landmarks related to Vlad the Impaler

Merchandising
There are several companies that bring Halloween tours on the market.

The Canadian based G Adventure sells a 7 day Halloween in Transylvania tour for 1099 euros.
The itinerary is shorter than that of the awarded Halloween tour and do not include some of the most important places related to Dracula.
Tour goers will miss Dracula Castle Hotel from Borgo Pass, built in the very same place Bram Stoker placed the Dracula Castle in his novel, Huniazilor Castle, the most beautiful Gothic castle in Romania and Dracula the Hunter Prince restaurant and hotel from Turda with its famous vampire menu.
Price inclusions for this tour means only breakfast and not half board like in the awarded Dracula tour on Halloween.
Also there is just one Halloween party compare to 3 Halloween parties the awarded tour has.
Worth to be mentioned the tour did not have a local guide but rather a Chief Experience Officer that is sent by the company. So instead tours in the visited cities people will receive the so called “orientation walk” here is that there is that then feel free to explore by yourself.
In order to reduce the cost it seems that some of the hotels from this tour are not a pleasant experience. One of the reviewers on G Adventure site, Thomas G. said: “the hotel in Bucharest and the hotel in Bran were not up to my expectations of where I should be staying on a tour. I would have gladly paid a little more to stay in a nicer hotel. At least two people in our group plus myself became very sick from what we think is the food from the hotel in Bran“.

The Australian company Intrepid offer a 7 day tour for 1390 euros.
The itinerary suffers the same issues with the already mentioned above tour+also missing Poenari Citadel considered the real Dracula Castle.
Not to mention that part of the itinerary have to be done by tour goers with trains.
As inclusions you have breakfast and 3 meals which is inferior compare with the awarded Halloween tour which is half board.
In order to reduce the cost accommodation were chosen in small villages; for this reason some of the tour goers reviewed “Be prepared there is a lot of free time on this trip in small towns. “

What makes this awarded Halloween tour different compare with competitors?

  • This is not a cheap tour but rather offers good value for the money.
  • Includes 3 Halloween parties, from which one has an open bar for drinks
  • Accommodation are centrally located 3 and 4 stars hotels
  • Special events like Ritual Killing of a Living Dead seen on Travel Channel
  • it is half board and cost 1299 euros
  • it has very good reviews on tripadvisor

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2 Best tours of Romania- Feel, taste, meet its people by TourRadar.

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Sunset Mountains

Highlights

  • Enjoy mouth-watering dinners and folk show
  • Be part of live events
  • Meet Romanians at “evening sitting”
  • Admire the most famous castlesin Romania: Corvinesti, Bran and Peles

This 7 days tour start and end in Bucharest! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Romania tour. Feel, taste, meet its people., you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Bucharest, Romania and 11 other destinations in Romania. Best of Romania tour.

Feel, taste, meet its people. includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

https://www.tourradar.com/t/187892

3 Vampire in Transylvania from Dracula Tours Canada-Best tours of Romania

7 day half-board including Ritual Killing of a Living Dead as seen on Travel Channel .
The itinerary of this coach holidays to Transylvania include the main landmarks related to Vlad the Impaler and a masquerade party.

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Corvinestilor Castle-seen in these Best of Romania tours

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4 Transylvania’s Undying Legend – Best tours of Romania from TourRadar

This is a private Best of Romania tour with 5 days and the price is starting at €746

Highlights

  • Discover unique citadels and fortified towns
  • Learn more about Transylvania’s legends
  • Stroll the streets designed for carriages and coaches, true live museums
  • Enjoy a picnic in Turzii’s Gorgeous Reservation

Itinerary start and end in Cluj-Napoca! With the discovery tour Transylvania’s Undying Legend – Best of Transylvania, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Cluj-Napoca, Romania and 5 other destinations in Romania. Transylvania’s Undying Legend – Best of Transylvania includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

https://www.tourradar.com/t/187628

5 The best cultural tour of Transylvania & Romania sold by Responsible Travel


Price: EUR 2397/person for a minimum 2 persons in order for the tour to depart • For a group of 4 the price is EUR 1989/person • For a group of 5 the price is EUR 1896/ person

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Sighisoara Citadel

These best tours of Romania explores some of Romania’s finest scenery and folklore. It’s carefully tailored to focus on real, rural Transylvania, via bear watching trips, monastery visits and Bucharest – the grand bookend of the trip.

The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina are a highlight, including Voronet Monastery (AKA the Sistine Chapel of the East). Then there’s the Merry Cemetery, where the grave markers have turned into folk art, meticulously decorated with details of the deceased’s life and death. A steam train journey on the Vaser Valley feels like a trip back in time, and you’ll get the chance to see bears outside Brasov, a castle city with a Saxon heart.

However, the real highlight is the people your guide will put you in touch with, from the skilled wood craftsman Grigore Tulean to the nuns who run a country inn on the Iza River.

https://www.responsibletravel.com/holiday/5037/cultural-tours-to-transylvania-romania

6 Halloween Weekend in Transylvania, Best tours of Romania from Activity Gift

Halloween party in Sighisoara-The best Halloween party in Europe

This is a  3 day short break including a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace, Transylvania’s iconic image, Bran Castle and one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov.

The itinerary is complimented by an excellent selection of medieval 3* hotels.The Halloween Party includes a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special programme including the Ritual of Killing of the Living DeadVampiresa Hunting and many dark surprises.

Highlights

Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel- a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special programme including:

Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a strigoi. The event was presented by Travel Channel in the Hunt for Dracula episode as we have assisted them on a documentary based on Transylvania’s darkest legends

Vampiresa Hunting, Romanian Folk Show and many dark surprises.

The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.

The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe

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7  Best tours of Romania – Motorcycle Tour

Sold by Romania Motorcycle Tours and Rentals, a BMW Motorrad official Travel Partner from €1,649.

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best of Romania Motorcycle tour

Departing from the city of Cluj Napoca in Transylvania this Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour is 11 days/10 nights.
Also the itinerary covers 1928 km of the most important regions of Romania: Transylvania, Moldavia and Valachia.


The tour takes you riding on some of the best motorcycle roads in Europe. Transfagarasan Road, Transalpina Highway, Transbucegi or Transrarau will all open their roads for you in an amazing Romanian motorbike experience.


The mountain roads will take you to N-E part of Romania, also known as Bucovina. Certainly this region is famous first of all for its painted medieval monasteries. However the black ceramic workshops add to the charm of the region. Furthermore the mountain area in this region offers great motorbike roads and amazing views.

The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation because the region offers charming hotels and cozy country inns.

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8 A 3-Day Halloween Tour in Transylvania-Best tours of Romania by Viator

These best tours of Romania sold by Viator are placed in the first position on THE TOP 10 Europe Halloween (w/Prices) – Viator

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Known for its legends and Gothic architecture, Transylvania offers a unique Halloween experience, but finding the best spots to explore its haunting history can be difficult on a self-led tour.
Discover the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, a castle associated with Dracula, and a night of frights and festivities in the Sighișoara citadel on a 3-day tour, while learning more about the famous region’s history and culture from your guide.

Be immersed in UNESCO-listed Sighișoara with included overnight stay Avoid hidden costs with meals and entrance fees included as per itinerary Explore Brașov and Sibiu while learning about their history from your guide Sample Transylvanian food, wine, and festivities at a Halloween party

 https://www.viator.com/tours/Cluj-Napoca/3-Day-Halloween-Tour-in-Transylvania-from-Cluj-Napoca/d22043-19466P2

9 Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler, 2 Halloween Parties Included, organized by Romanian Holidays Ireland

The price for this extravaganza start from €599.00

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2 Halloween parties

Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel– a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program including:

  • Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a strigoi – learn more
  • “Witchery Moments” with Eduard & Bianca –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
  • Vampiresa Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers led by Emilia and Dorin Milea, who were rewarded for the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.

The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.

Halloween Party in the grounds of Bran Castle

*Please have in mind that Halloween Party at Bran Castle is organized by administration of Bran Castle. Transylvania Live is not responsible for the content of the program/ changing’s, organizing manner or even cancelation. Transylvania Live provides only with the admission logistic.

**Please be cautious if you suffer from claustrophobia, are sensitive to intermittent lights and loud noises! Also, please consider the low temperatures and the fact that the stairs and alleyways can be slippery. For your safety, please listen to the instructions of the Castle’s personnel.

The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe

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10 Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania Bucharest departure, 2-Day tour by Halloween in Transylvania Ireland

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This Halloween experience includes an amazing Transylvania Halloween Party in 2020! Meet the guide in Bucharest and then drive to Brasov and visit the Medieval Saxon city. After that, travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a cozy 3* hotel and then join us at Bran Castle for the best Halloween Party!

The tour include skip the 3 hours line entrance to a night visit of the castle. Also included is a 3 course dinner with a costume contest.

Highlights

Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.

Halloween Party at Bran Castle – night tour of the Castle with Vlad The Impaler and  Halloween Party hosted by a famous Romanian DJ.

Brasov City tour – explore the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov with its outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe

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11 Halloween Party in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler – Sighisoara Citadel, Cluj-Napoca departure, 2-Day Tour organized by Dracula Tours UK.

Sighisoara Halloween party

Highlights:

Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore-as seen on Travel Channel

“Witchery Moments” with Eduard & Bianca –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.

Vampiresa Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers led by Emilia and Dorin Milea, who were rewarded for the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.

The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Best Female and Male Costumes and Howling to the moon contests

Vampire Treats: indulge yourself with a Vampire dinner and then join us for the Halloween Sweets bar, to find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!

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12 Best of Transylvania Guided Motorcycle tour

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This is a 7 day tour organized by Adventure Motorcycle Tours with price starting from € 989!

Departing from Cluj Napoca, one of Transylvania’s largest urban centres the itinerary ventures into the heart of the county offering rides trough picturesque villages, breathtaking scenery and important cultural centers.
In addition the itinerary of this motorcycle tour in Romania is complimented by
Transfagarasan – the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists
Transalpina – one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2 145m above sea level)
Transbucegi Road – the newest mountain road in Romania (1925m above sea level)
Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.
Rasnov Peasant Citadel – the largest peasant fortification ever built in Eastern Europe
Peles Palace – one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, home to most of Romania’s monarchs
Brasov City tour
 – explore the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov with its outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe
Sighisoara Medieval Citadel one of Europe’s most beautiful and inhabited fortified cities with a Unesco World Heritage status.

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Best Halloween Party in Romania

The most Joyfully Halloween Party from Transylvania -in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s Birthplace. Enjoy an intimate “dinner party”. Halloween party from Sighisoara was rated by our previous clients as being the best from the tour

  • Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore-as seen on Travel Channel –
  • “Witchery Moments” with Eduard & Bianca –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
  • Vampiresa Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers led by Emilia and Dorin Milea, who were rewarded for the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.

Halloween Party at Bran Castle – The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. You can expect a party with a nice clubbing atmosphere.

The medieval citadel of Sighisoara, Vlad the Impaler’s birth place, the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe

Snagov Monastery in Bucharest, where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination

Bran Castle, Peles Castle – Legendary castles in Transylvania with plenty of good stories for a Dracula tour.

Rasnov Peasant Citadel – the best preserved peasant fortification in Transylvania and the largest one in Eastern Europe, first documented in 13 century

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14 Halloween in Transylvania with Halloween Party at Bran Castle by Halloween in Transylvania UK

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Halloween at Bran Castle

These best tours of Romania includes the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Enjoy a unique night tour of the castle and then have fun at the After Party which takes place in the grounds.

The 1-day Halloween Transylvania tour is perfect if you only want to attend the Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Accommodate at a 3* hotel in Bran and enjoy a traditional dinner. After that, join us at the entrance to Bran Castle and take advantage of our skip the line service.

Highlights

Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377 -night tour with VIP entrance -skip the 3 hours line.

Halloween Party at Bran Castle – hosted by a famous Romanian DJ.

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15 The best Halloween Party in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler in Sighisoara by Halloween Tours US

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Halloween in Sighisoara

 Discover the land of Dracula and enjoy the best Halloween experience! This particular tour only includes the ticket for our Halloween Party in Transylvania – Sighisoara Citadel. This means that you have to arrive to the location on your own and arrange your accommodation. If you really need these services, choose one of the 2-days Halloween tours and we’ll take care of everything!

Once you accommodate in Sighisoara, join us for the best Halloween Party Transylvania. Our event takes place in the basement of a Medieval hotel. We greet you with a shot of ‘water of fire’ (or ‘tuica’ in our language) and then you will enjoy a delicious three course meal served throughout the evening. Attend special events such as ‘Vampiresa Hunting’ – a unique ballet choreography, followed by a breathtaking magic show. The highlight of this party is, without a doubt, our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. We also organize contests such as the Best Howl to the Moon or the best Male and Female Costume.

Highlights:

Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore-as seen on Travel Channel

“Witchery Moments” with Eduard & Bianca –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.

Vampiresa Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers led by Emilia and Dorin Milea, who were rewarded for the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.

The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Romanian Folk Show

Best Female and Male Costumes and Howling to the moon contests

Vampire Treats: indulge yourself with a Vampire dinner, followed by a Halloween Candy bar, to find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!

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