Discover the land of Dracula on our amazing Vampire and Halloween itineraries. Visit Transylvania, explore the best highlights related to Vlad the Impaler and attend unforgettable special events. On Halloween – depending on your tour – you can have fun at up to 3 parties.
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Best Itineraries in Romania
Visit Transylvania on our Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
Our 7-Days Halloween itinerary includes the best Dracula related highlights, as well as three unforgettable parties. This is a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ according to Fodor’s Travel Guide. Furthermore, Tour Radar named it the ‘Tour of the Year 2019’.
Your guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel, Bucharest. Discover highlights such as Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler, followed by Poienari Fortress. Next, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Accommodate in a 4* hotel and, on the next day, explore Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style edifice.
Other highlights include the unique Turda Salt Mines or Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. On the following day, arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Join us in the dungeon of a medieval hotel for the best Halloween Party. The program includes a festive dinner complemented by special events such as a breathtaking show and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Visit Transylvania – Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle
Once you recover from our party in Sighisoara, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Go on a city tour and then arrive in Bran Village. Accommodate in a 3* hotel and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. Join our organized group at the entrance to Bran Castle and take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Have fun on a unique night tour and then party on the grounds of Dracula’s Castle till morning.
The third Halloween Party included in this itinerary will be revealed soon. On the last day of your tour, visit Pelisor Castle, which is part of the Peles Palace complex in Sinaia. Drive to Bucharest for your airport or hotel drop off to conclude the tour.
7-Days Vampire in Transylvania
The 7-Days experiences in Transylvania are not limited to our Halloween tour. We also organize a Vampire edition which runs on a weekly basis between May and October.
Discover impressive Dracula related places such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Snagov Monastery or Poienari, the Count’s fortress in the mountains. You will also explore the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol.
This tour also includes important cultural and historical attractions such as Corvinesti Castle, the Medieval Saxon Cities of Brasov and Sibiu, Peles Palace in Sinaia and Turda Salt Mines. While in Turda, attend an unforgettable special event: the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed accoding to old customs and traditions. Once we defeat the evil spirit, you are invited to a fun Evening Sitting with our team.
3-Days Halloween Short Break
If you are looking for a shorter Halloween experience which includes the best parties in Transylvania, choose the 3-Days Short Break. This tour departs from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and it includes Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and Bran Castle.
Attend our fun Halloween Party in Sighisoara and visit attractions such as the Church on the Hill, the Covered Stairs or the Clock Tower History Museum. Next, arrive in Bran Village and get ready for the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle!
This itinerary also includes transfers. We collect you from Bucharest and, on the last day, we drive you back to our capital city.
Visit Transylvania – 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle
This itinerary is designed for people who are mostly interested in having fun at an amazing Halloween Party. Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. Drive to Bran Village and accommodate in a 3* hotel.
Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then join our group at the entrance to Bran Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line, go on a unique night tour of the castle and then have fun at the best Halloween Party.
On the second day of your tour, visit the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Go on a fun city tour and discover landmarks such as the famous Black Chuch. After that, return to Bucharest for your airport or hotel drop off.
Dracula Tours for Schools – 11-Days Study Trip
Study Trips are special tours designed for large groups of students. Visit Transylvania along with a group leader – usually a teacher – and discover the best historical and cultural places.
Our English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Drive to Snagov Monastery and find out if Dracula was really buried here. On the second day of your study trip, visit the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, followed by the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s old court in Targoviste. From here, travel to Transylvania’s symbol, the iconic Bran Castle. Accommodate in the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov.
Amazing cultural and historical highlights
Other highlights included in this study trip are the Fortified Saxon Church in Prejmer, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel (don’t miss the Clock Tower History Museum) or Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. Next, travel to Sacel and meet a famous woodcraftsman who will teach you how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Travel to Sapanta and visit the famous Merry Cemetery, a place unique in the world. The graves are accompanied by carved wooden crosses which depict the deceased as cartoons. The epitaphs carved on the crosses are short biographies of the deceased, written as funny poems.
After exploring the Merry Cemetery, travel to Cluj-Napoca and go on a fun city tour including highlights such as Saint Michael’s Cathedral. Travel to Turda, enjoy a vampire menu for dinner and join our team for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. The next day, visit the unique Salt Mine, go on a picnic in Turzii Gorges and then drive to Sibiel and visit the Icon on Glass Museum.
Other impressive highlights included in your itinerary are the Village Museum in Sibiel, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, Poienari – Dracula’s fortress in the mountains and Curtea de Arges Monastery. Discover the legend behind its construction and then travel to Bucharest. The following morning, we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Is it safe to visit Transylvania, Romania?
According to the Global Terrorist Database, Romania ranks at 138/163 countries. This certifies that essentially no terrorist attacks have occurred here. If we look further, at different rankings, we can also discover that we are on position 22/163 on the Global Peace Index (which is based on militarization, society, security, domestic and interest conflict).
In Romania, the crime rate is lower than the European average – at least according to various studies. You don’t have to worry about criminals pointing weapons at you in the streets; even muggings are very rare. One thing you will most likely encounter in our country is corruption. If you find yourself in a situation where authorities are offering a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution, you should refuse the agreement and seek legal justification.
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.
If you book a Vampire or Halloween itinerary, your transfer between attractions is included in the price. However, you might want to extend your stay on your own terms, in which case you will need to arrange transportation. If you plan on visiting several places, the best course of action is to rent a car instead of purchasing several bus tickets or paying a lot of money for taxi rides.
Inside cities, pay attention at the surrounding traffic. Many drivers lose their patience and break the law (illegal overtakes, crossing red lights), so you need to be extra careful to avoid an unwanted incident. If you intend to go on a drive, make sure you plan ahead and discover where parking lots are located. Otherwise, you might find yourself wasting a lot of time searching for a free parking spot.
As mentioned before, muggings are rare in our country. However, you may run into pickpockets. They usually operate in crowded areas – buses or the subway. Always keep your belongings withing eyesight. Otherwise, you might find your purse cut open and emptied. Experienced pickpockets are able to do this without you noticing until it’s too late.
Another valuable advice is to keep the most valuable items you bring along in the hotel safe when possible.
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
While a lot of people fail to understand the importance of travel insurance, you should know that it can save you from a lot of trouble. For instance, you may find yourself in need of medical services. Your own healthcare plan most likely does not cover other countries, so you will end up having to pay for the expensive services. However, a good travel insurance covers this cost for you, allowing yourself to keep enjoying your holiday.
Visit Transylvania – Prices for the best itineraries
If you are interested in one of our tours and you explore its page on our site, you will discover information such as the number of travelers required and its price. Costs are different based on tour size, inclusions and type of accommodation.
Discover our guaranteed itineraries, departing based on a fixed schedule. These tours reunite medium or even large sized groups, giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people. If you want to customize your experience, choose a private itinerary. These depart on customer request and we usually require a minimum number of travelers. Since we organize and provide the same high-quality services for your group only, private tours are more expensive than our regular itineraries.
On average, you will pay around €1200 for a 7-days tour or around €650 for a short break. For specific prices, browse to the pages dedicated to each itinerary.
Visit Transylvania – Prices for 11-Days Tours
These itineraries are the longest in our catalog. 11-Days Study Trips are designed for large groups of students (usually about 20-30). Among the highlights included are the most important cultural and historical landmarks, as well as the best Dracula related places in Transylvania. Each group of students is accompanied by a leader – usually a teacher – who travels free of charge.
We organize two distinct 11-Days Study Trips. ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’, which costs €1287 / €1586 for single rooms, and ‘Dracula tours for Schools’, priced at €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Vampire and Halloween Tours – Costs
Our 7-Days tours are arguably the highlights of our catalog. They include the best Dracula related places, as well as several fun special events.
- The 7-Days Vampire Tour departs once per week, between May and October. The price for this itinerary is €1159 (or €1299 for single rooms). The same price applies for the special edition departing in July, which also includes a fun Masquerade Party and a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle
- The ‘Best of Romania’ edition of our vampire tours includes 4 special dinners, a show and accommodation in a castle style hotel, all for €1181 or €1299 for single rooms
- Our ‘7-Days Halloween in Transylvania’ itinerary includes unforgettable Dracula related highlights as well as 3 amazing Halloween Parties. The cost is €1299 or €1419 for single rooms
Visit Transylvania – 3-Days Halloween Short Breaks
Our 3-Days Halloween Short Breaks are tours focusing on the best parties. Discover Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace and visit the iconic Bran Castle. Attend the Halloween Parties taking place at each location and have fun! Regardless if you depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest, the price for your itinerary is €599 or €666 for single rooms.
2-Days Tours in Transylvania
Our 2-Days itineraries take place around Halloween and are designed to provide access to a fun party. We organize a 2-Days tour including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara. It can depart from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca or Brasov. Our English speaking guide collects your from the airport. We transfer you to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, where you will accommodate in a 3* hotel. In the evening, join us for a Halloween Party you won’t forget. The cost of this specific itinerary is €439 or €479 for single rooms.
The 2-Days tour including the popular party at Bran Castle only departs from Bucharest. Arrive in Bran Village, accommodate and enjoy a traditional dinner. Meet our organized group at the entrance to Bran Castle and take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Experience a unique night tour of Dracula’s Castle and then party till morning on the grounds. You can book this tour for €369 or €399 for single rooms.
The Price of Food in Romania
If you visit Transylvania during our itineraries, you should know that the price includes one or two meals per day. Therefore, we provide breakfast (served at each hotel you will be staying at) and dinner. However, you may want to eat something other than the included menu or enjoy lunch on your own account. In these cases, you should know that the average price for meals in Romania is 104 lei/day according to Budget Your Trip. This website helps you discover the costs in foreign countries and plan a budget before departing.
The estimated average cost mentioned above is for 3 meals/day. However, your breakfasts and dinners will most likely be included in the price of the tour. This means that your food expenses 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
Visit Transylvania – Transportation Costs in Romania
Our tours include transfers between the included highlights. We provide either a car, a minibus or a coach depending on the size of your group.
If you want to set off on your own and explore the cities included in your itinerary or if you decide to extend your stay, you will need to either rent a car or use public transportation.
A rental car is perfect if you intend to visit several destinations. Using public transportation for this purpose can get quite expensive and you’d most likely have to constantly switch buses. Meanwhile, using taxis to travel between multiple places will result in an exorbitant sum on the meter at the end.
Buses and Taxis
You can use buses to move around the city as well. If you are interested in several objectives located around the city center, a bus might be a better solution than a rental car. This way, you won’t have to waste time looking for a parking spot and you won’t have to face the usually very crowded traffic. While on a bus, pay attention at the people surrounding you and keep your belongings within eyesight to avoid being robbed by pickpockets.
Taxis are more expensive, but they get you exactly where you have to go and you avoid the crowds usually present in buses. When choosing a taxi, keep in mind that, amongs the good drivers, you may encounter scammers who attempt one of two things:
- circle you around (since you are foreign, they rely on the fact that you don’t know the city) in order to increase the sum on the meter
- they negotiate the cost for the ride before you enter the car – avoid these kids of drivers as you will end up paying a lot more than the ride is worth. They usually try to convince you to let them keep the meter off. Our advice is to move on from drivers who behave like this
Besides taxis, you can also use a ride-sharing app like Uber or Taxify. These show you the cost for your ride in advance and the payment is done online. The drivers are therefore not allowed to charge you themselves.
How many days do you need in Romania?
Our catalog includes 1-Day City Breaks or 2-Days Tours focusing on either the Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel or the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. You can also attend a 3-days Short Break which includes the main Dracula attractions and, on Halloween, 2 amazing parties. The Awarded 7-Days Tours are the highlights of our calatog, including a lot of unforgettable attractions and special events.
If you are not satisfied by our regular itineraries, choose a private tour and we will customize the experience according to your needs.
1-Day City Breaks
Our 1-Day City Breaks include accommodation in Sighisoara or Bran Village. You will also enjoy a traditional dinner in Bran or a festive dinner in Sighisoara Citadel. Depending on your itinerary, you will attend the Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel or the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
Visit Transylvania – 2-Days Tours
Our 2-Days tours take place around Halloween. Just like the 1-Day City Breaks, they include accommodation, dinner and access to the best parties. However, these itineraries also include transfers. Our 2-days tour including the party at Bran Castle departs from Bucharest. Meanwhile, the same itinerary focusing on the party in Sighisoara Citadel can depart from Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Sibiu or Brasov.
3-Days Short Breaks
We organize two versions of our 3-days Short Breaks. Throughout the year, you can attend the Vampire edition, which departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Highlights include Sighisoara Citadel, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or Turda Salt Mine. In Turda, you will also attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, followed by a fun Evening Sitting.
On Halloween, our 3-days short break departs from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Visit Sighisoara Citadel and Bran Castle and attend the Halloween Parties taking place here.
7-Days Vampire and Halloween Itineraries
Our 7-Days tours include amazing cultural and historical places, as well as the most impressive landmarks related to Dracula. We organize Vampire and Halloween editions throughout the year.
7-Days Vampire Tour
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Discover impressive highlights such as the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and Brasov, Corvinesti Castle, Poienari Fortress or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.
Discover the unique Turda Salt Mine, Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass and the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. While in Turda, you will also attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
The 7-Days Halloween itinerary is the flagship of our catalog. It received several accolades. Fodor’s Travel Guide considers 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 Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery and find out if Dracula is really buried here. After that, travel to Poienari Fortress, Corvinesti Castle or Turda, where you will visit the unique Salt Mine.
This tour includes up to three fun parties. One of them takes place in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Enjoy an amazing program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next morning, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate at a 3* hotel, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then join us at the entrance to Bran Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line, explore the famous castle on a unique night tour and then party till morning.
On your last day in Transylvania, visit Pelisor Castle in Sinaia and then return to Bucharest.