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Discover your favorite Family Holidays Romania
Throughout the year, we organize several Family Holidays Romania, ranging from 2-Days Halloween tours to 3-Days Short Breaks or even the Awarded 7-Days itineraries. Discover which is the perfect experience for you and join us in the land of Dracula!
2-Days Halloween Tour with Party at Bran Castle
Our 2-Days Halloween itinerary departs from Bucharest. Meet our experienced guide and travel to Bran Village. Accommodate at a 3* hotel located in the vicinity of Dracula’s Castle. In the evening, join our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Note that this service is only available once. If you arrive at the castle too late, you will have to wait in line.
Go on a unique night tour of Bran Castle and then party on the grounds till morning. Once you recover, return to Bucharest to conclude your journey.
7-Days Vampire Tour
Throughout the year, we organize an amazing 7-Days Vampire Tour, departing on a weekly basis. Our experienced English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Discover unforgettable highlights such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. You will also visit the iconic Bran Castle, a symbol of Transylvania.
Besides the Dracula related attractions, this itinerary also allows you to discover impressive cultural and traditional places. These include Corvinesti Castle, the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara, the Medieval Saxon Cities of Sibiu and Brasov or the Royal Peles Palace. In Turda, visit the unique Salt Mine and attend an unforgettable special event – the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Help us defeat the evil ‘strigoi’ and then join our team for a fun Evening Sitting.
3-Days Halloween Short Breaks
Our 3-Days Halloween Short Breaks are centered around the best parties in Transylvania. We organize two distinct itineraries, departing from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest.
Regardless of your departure place, arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, visit impressive highlights such as the Clock Tower History Museum and accommodate in a 3* hotel. In the evening, join us in the dungeon of a medieval hotel and get ready for the best party in Transylvania. Enjoy a delicius festive dinner, complemented by a special program. Attend an unforgettable magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next day, arrive in Bran Village and join us at the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then have fun on the grounds till morning. On your last day, return to Bucharest or Cluj-Napoca to conclude your journey.
5-Days Private Tour – Family Holidays Romania
If a regular escorted tour is not enough for you, check out our private itineraries. These specific experiences depart on date which suits you well for your group of friends or family members only.
This itinerary departs from Cluj-Napoca for at least 2 travelers. Your experienced English speaking guide collects you from the airport. Highlights include Bistrita Citadel, where you can enjoy a delicious meal at the Golden Crown restaurant, a city tour of Targu Mures where you can discover locations such as Teleki Palace or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the ruthless ruler also known as Dracula. Discover highlights such as the Clock Tower History Museum, the Torture Room or the Medieval Weapons Collection. Optionally, you can have dinner in a restaurant built where Vlad the Impaler’s birth house used to stand.
From Sighisoara, travel to the iconic Bran Castle, a symbol of Transylvania, followed by Rasnov Peasant Citadel. Tour the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov where you can discover highlights such as the famous Black Church. You will also explore the city of Sibiu and Fagaras Citadel before arriving in the traditional village of Sibiel. Visit the Icons on Glass Museum and accommodate in a guesthouse.
On your last day, return to Cluj-Napoca and enjoy a fun city tour before returning to the airport for your flight home.
7-Days Halloween Itinerary
The 7-Days Halloween tour is, without a doubt, the highlight of our catalog. It includes unforgettable cultural and historical attractions, as well as up to three amazing Halloween Parties. This itinerary has received international praise. For instance, the prestigious Fodor’s Travel Guide placed it in their ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’ list.
Your itinerary begins in Bucharest. Meet our experienced guide and travel to Snagov Monastery, an impressive monastic building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Find out if Dracula is really buried here and then drive to Poienari Fortress, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Other highlights include Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
The first special event available on this Awarded Tour is the Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and a shot of ‘water of fire’ (a strong drink known in Romania as ‘tuica’). Attend an amazing schedule including a stunning magic show, an amazing ballet choreography and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle
The morning after our Halloween Party, explore Sighisoara Citadel. Discover the Clock Tower History Museum, the Church on the Hill or the Covered Stairs. From here, travel to Bran Village, enjoy a traditional dinner and then join us at the entrance to Bran Castle.
We provide a special ‘skip the ticket office line’ service only once. This means that you have to arrive on time (at the hour set for the organized group) in order to avoid waiting at the entrance. You can also arrive late if you are unable to make it on time, but this service will not be available anymore.
Go on a unique night tour of the castle, followed by an unforgettable party on the grounds. The following day, visit Pelisor Castle, located in the Peles Palace complex in Sinaia. After that, return to Bucharest for your airport or hotel drop-off.
Family Holidays Romania – Costs
If you intend to visit Transylvania on one of our tours, the first aspect you will consider is the price. You can find the exact costs for each itinerary on their dedicated pages. There are several factors that can determine these prices: the length of the tour, the included attractions or the accommodation type. For large groups, we might even provide attractive discounts! Contact us and receive the best offer depending on your needs!
Our guaranteed departure tours usually manage to reunite a significant group, filled with like-minded people passionate about Halloween, dark myths, Transylvania and Dracula. We also organize tailor made experiences, which allow you to choose your departure date and travel with your group of friends or family members only. Naturally, these specific itineraries are more expensive.
On average, a 7-Days tour costs around €1200, while a 3-Days Short Break can be booked for about €650. You can find the exact prices and inclusions on each tour page.
Prices for 11-Days Study Trips
Our Study Trips are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a group leader – a teacher – who will travel for free. The other members of the group will have to acquire the tour.
- The ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ edition costs €1287 or €1586 for single rooms
- The ‘Dracula tours for Schools’ edition is priced at €1790 or €1999 for single rooms
Prices for 7-Days Vampire and Halloween Tours
We organize several 7-Days itineraries throughout the year. The Vampire edition departs on a weekly basis, between May and October and costs €1159 or €1299 for single rooms.
We also organize a ‘Best of Romania’ edition, which includes 4 special dinners and a special show and can be booked for €1181 or €1299 for single rooms. In July, you can attend a special discounted edition of the 7-Days Vampire tour, including the same itinerary for €999.
On Halloween, we organize our Awarded 7-Days Tour including a series of unforgettable attractions and up to 3 fun Halloween Parties, all for €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
3-Days Halloween Family Holidays Romania
Besides the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour, we organize a 3-Days Short Break departing from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest, which includes both our party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. You can book this short break now for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
Prices for 2-Days Halloween Tours
Our 2-Days Halloween itineraries are intended for travelers who are only interested in attending a fun Halloween Party. Our catalog includes two such tours:
- The 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca or Brașov and can be booked for €439 or €479 for single rooms. The price covers transfer, accommodation and two meals (a festive dinner, served during our party, and a breakfast)
- We also organize an itinerary of the same length focusing on our Halloween Party at Bran Castle. This specific experience departs from Bucharest. It includes transfers, accommodation, two meals and access to the popular Halloween Party. Book your experience for €369 or €399 for single rooms.
1-Day City Breaks in Romania
Besides the 2-Days tours, we also provide 1-Day experiences centered on our parties in Transylvania. There are two specific itineraries available: one of them takes place in Sighisoara Citadel – you will have to arrive on your own account, as we only include accommodation, meals and access to our special event, all for €249.
In addition to the itinerary centered on our party in Sighisoara, we organize another City Break in Bran Village, which has includes accommodation, dinner, breakfast and access to the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. You can book this tour for €259 or €288 for single rooms.
How Much Does Food Cost in Romania
Our itineraries usually include two meals per day: dinners and breakfasts. On some days, the schedule allows for a short window during which you can enjoy lunch on your own account. For this reason, we provide you with the average food costs to help you plan your budget.
We recommend Budget Your Trip, a website which provides average costs in various countries based on how much travelers spend on food, drinks or accommodation. According to this site, the average price of food in Romania is 104 lei/day. This is based on three meals per day, so you will most likely spend a lot less if you only have lunch outside the meals we provide.
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
Transport costs for Family Holidays Romania
While visiting Transylvania on a Vampire or Halloween Tour organized by our team, you don’t need to worry about transfer costs. We include a car, minibus or coach (depending on group size), which will take you to each of the included attractions.
If you intend to extend your stay and visit attractions not included in the itinerary on your own, you have several options for transportation: rent a car, use taxis or travel via bus or subway.
Buses are the cheapest option. Keep in mind that you might need to switch them on route and you have to wait for each bus in a designated station. Furthermore, public transportation – buses, trams or the subway – is usually very crowded and attracts shady individuals such as pickpockets.
A taxi is more expensive than a bus and the cost can get quite high depending on how many destinations you have in mind. While it’s more comfortable and private than a crowded bus, a taxi comes with risks as well. Some drivers will attempt to make extra money off of you by circling you around and artificially increase the sum on the meter. Others will attempt to negotiate a fare upfront and keep the meter off. Note that the price they propose is usually a lot larger than what the ride is legally worth.
Alternatively, you can choose a ridesharing app like Uber or Taxify. These display the cost of the ride the moment you request it. Therefore, the drivers have no control over the price.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Several databases rank Romania on positions which confirm that our country is safe for tourists. For instance, the Global Peace Index, which accounts for militarization, society, security, as well as domestic and interest conflict, ranks us on position 22/163. Meanwhile, Romania is on position 138/163 on the Global Terrorist Database, which means that no terrorist attacks have occured here.
Crime rate is at a low level in Romania and the streets are safe for tourists. Muggings rarely occur and people are not allowed to carry weapons on themselves. However, you may encounter corruption, which, unfortunately is still wide spread in our country. In a situation where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution which seems out of place, you should refuse such agreements and seek legal justification.
Need to Know before traveling on Family Holidays 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.
We include transfers between all the attractions available on our tours. Therefore, if you choose to explore Transylania during the planned itinerary only, you should be covered. However, if you choose to extend your stay and drive yourself around, we have some advice you should consider.
- Inside cities, you will most likely encounter heavy traffic especially at rush hours. Some drivers are impatient and break the law by performing illegal overtakes or crossing red lights. Pay extra attention to your surroundings and you should not have any problems.
- Parking spots can be very hard to find inside cities. You should plan in advance and find out where is the nearest parking lot to your destination. In case you can’t find a free parking spot in the area, you will be able to reach the most convenient parking lot and leave the car there.
- Outside cities, we rely mostly on National Roads (DN) because we have few highways and they only cover a portion of our country. National Roads usually pass through a lot of villages where you can encounter carts or animals on the road.
While in Romania, the risk of getting mugged is almost non-existent. However, there are pickpockets lurking in crowded areas such as buses, trams of the subway. The best advice we can give you is to always keep your belongings within eyesight. This tactic usually discourages pickpockets from trying anything.
A skilled pickpocket can cut your bag open and disappear with your belongings before you can understand what happened. Some of them are also capable of stealing directly from your pocket without alerting you. The safest thing you can do is leave your most valuable items in the hotel safe and carry around essential items only.
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 always get travel insurance before leaving your country. Having a good insurance can save you from a lot of trouble should something unexpected happen during your travels. For instance, medical services can get quite expensive outside your own country and your health plan might not apply internationally. In this case, the expenses will be covered by your insurer, saving you from having to pay a large bill on the spot.
How many days do you need in Romania?
The length of a tour is an important factor when you are making your choice. We organize several itineraries, some of them long – such as our 7-Days Vampire and Halloween itineraries and some of them shorter. These include 3-Days Short Breaks, 2-Days Halloween Itineraries or 1-Day Halloween City Breaks focusing on a fun Halloween Party.
If a regular escorted tour is not enough for you, we also organize tailor made experiences which allow you to depart on a date which suits you well and to travel with friends or family only.
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
Our 1-Day Halloween City Breaks are organized for people who want to attend a fun Halloween Party. Ideally, you should already be in Sighisoara or in Bran Village, otherwise you will have to get there on your own. Our City Breaks include accommodation, meals and access to either our Halloween Party in Sighisoara or the amazing Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle depending on your itinerary.
2-Days Halloween Tours
Besides the Halloween City Breaks, we organize 2-Days itineraries which include transfers, accommodation, meals and access to a fun Halloween Party.
The 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Brasov or Cluj-Napoca. Arrive in Sighisoara Citadel, accommodate in a 3* medieval hotel and then join us for an unforgettable party. You will serve a delicious festive dinner and attend a series of special events such as an stunning magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Our catalog also includes a 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle, which departs from Bucharest. Accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of the castle, enjoy a traditional dinner and then arrive at Bran Castle for a party you won’t forget!
3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks – Family Holidays Romania
Throughout the year, we organize 3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks. This itineraries offer you a taste of what you can experience on the full 7-Days tours.
Our Vampire Short Break departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. You will visit Dracula’s birthplace, Sighisoara Citadel, followed by Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the unique Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, join us for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions and for a fun Evening Sitting.
The Halloween editions depart from Cluj-Napoca or from Bucharest. Regardless of your itinerary, you will visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle and attend both parties taking place at these venues.
7-Days Family Holidays Romania
Our 7-Days itineraries are, without a doubt, the highlights of our catalog. They include a series of amazing cultural and traditional attractions, complemented by the best Dracula related places. On Halloween, join us and attend three parties you won’t forget!
7-Days Vampire Edition
The 7-Days Vampire Itinerary departs once a week, between May and October. You will discover amazing attractions such as Corvinesti Castle, the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara or Poienari, Dracula’s old fortress in the mountains. Explore the unique Saxon cities of Brasov and Sibiu and then arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum and other stunning attractions.
Next, travel To Turda and visit the unique Salt Mine. Attend a special event you won’t forget: the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Last. but not least, you will explore the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Itinerary
Our 7-Days Halloween Itinerary is the best possible Transylvanian experience. A ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ according to Fodor’s Travel Guide, this tour includes three fun parties and a series of amazing attractions.
Meet your experienced guide in Bucharest. Highlights include Snagov Monastery, Vlad the Impaler’s alleged burial place, followed by the Count’s fortress in the mountains, Poienari. Visit the impressive Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara and then join us in Turda where you will explore the unique Salt Mine.
The next day, arrive in Sighisoara Citadel. Accommodate at a medieval 3* hotel and, in the evening, join us in the dungeon for a Halloween Party you won’t forget. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner, complemented by a special program which includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Once you recover, head for Bran Village. Accommodate in a 3* hotel and enjoy a traditional dinner. After that, arrive at the entrance to Dracula’s Castle and 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.
On your last day, discover Pelisor Castle in Sinaia, built in the Royal Peles Complex. Return to Bucharest for your airport or hotel drop-off.