Welcome to Romania! Choose our amazing package holidays to Transylvania and discover the land of Dracula! Have fun exploring the best highlights related to the Count and attend unforgettable Halloween Parties.
Top 7 Most Exciting Package Holidays to Transylvania
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
Arguably the highlight of our catalog, this itinerary departs from Bucharest. Meet our experienced English speaking guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel. From here, travel to Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place. On the second day of your tour, visit Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s old mountain refuge, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner and accommodate in a 4* hotel in Sibu.
Your tour continues with impressive attractions such as Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the unique Turda Salt Mines. From Turda, drive to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel. On the fifth day of this unforgettable itinerary, arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Get ready and, in the evening, join us for our fun Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. 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.
The next day, visit the Clock Tower History Museum and then travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, where you can admire the Black Church. After exploring Brasov, drive to Bran Village. Enjoy a traditional dinner and then join our group at the entrance of Bran Castle in order to attend the popular Halloween Party taking place here. The next morning, drive to Sinaia and visit Pelisor Castle before returning to Bucharest for drop off at the airport or hotel.
10-Days Halloween Tour, Budapest Departure
Besides the 7-days Halloween itinerary, we organize an impressive 10-days tour which also includes the best Parties in Transylvania. This tour departs from the capital of Hungary, Budapest. Our guide collects you from the airport and then you will travel to Tokaj and enjoy a glass of Dracula’s favorite wine. After that, arrive in Transylvania and accommodate in Satu Mare.
While in our country, visit unique places such as the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta or the Village Museum in Sighetul Marmatiei. Meet a famous woodcraftsman in Sacel, Grigore Tulean, who will teach you how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions. The next day, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and attend our fun Halloween Party including special events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
From Sighisoara, drive to Bran Village, where you will attend the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Next, visit Rasnov fortress, the Medieval Saxon Cities of Brasov and Sibiu or the impressive Gothic style Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. On Day 9, it’s time to return to Hungary. On your way to Budapest, stop in Szeged, also known as The Sun City. Enjoy a farewell dinner and accommodate in Budapest. The next day, drive to the airport for your return journey.
Unforgettable Dracula Tour with Dinner and Masquerade Party
This itinerary is actually a special edition of our Awarded 7-Days Vampire Tour. It departs once per year, in July, and it includes a few special events only available during this specific itinerary.
Meet our experienced English speaking guide in Bucharest and then travel to Snagov Monastery. On your next day, drive to Poienari Fortress, the Count’s mountain refuge, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle and Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, attend the first special event: a Masquerade Party including our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
From Turda, travel to Cluj-Napoca and attend a fun city tour. Next, visit and accommodate in Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. On Day 5, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Visit impressive attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum. The following day, visit the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and then drive to Bran Village for a unique Royal Dinner at Dracula’s Castle. On the last day of your tour, visit the royal Peles Castle in Sinaia and the ruins of the old Royal Court in Targoviste before returning to Bucharest.
3-Days Halloween Short Break from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest
On Halloween, we also organize our 3-days short break departing from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. In both cases, you will visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel – the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, followed by Bran Village and the iconic Bran Castle. In addition, you will also attend the fun Halloween Parties taking place here.
On Day 3, return to Bucharest or to Cluj-Napoca, depending on your itinerary. We offer drop-off at the airport or at your hotel.
Awarded 7-Days Vampire Tour
Our Awarded 7-Days Vampire itinerary departs from Bucharest once per week between May and October. Visit Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
In Turda, attend our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. Help us free an unfortunate soul from the evil ‘strigoi’ and then join us for a fun Evening Sitting. On the next day, go on a city tour of Cluj-Napoca and then accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. Other highlights included in your itinerary are Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the iconic Bran Castle, the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, Peles Castle in Sinaia and the ruins of the old Royal Court in Targoviste.
Dracula Tours for Schools – Study Trip
Study Trips are special editions of our Vampire package holidays to Transylvania. These take 11-days and are conceived for large groups of students (10-40 people). The tour conductor – usually a teacher – gets to experience this journey free of charge.
Our English speaking guide welcomes everyone at Bucharest Airport. Visit the impressive Snagov Monastery and find out if the legends about Vlad the Impaler’s burial are real. Return to Bucharest and visit the Parliament Palace before traveling to Targoviste in order to discover the ruins of Dracula’s old Royal Court. Your next destination is the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, followed by the Fortified Church in Prejmer and the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov.
Next on your study trip visit Sighisoara Citadel and all its impressive attractions (such as the Clock Tower History Museum). From Sighisoara, travel to Sacel and meet a renowed woodcrasftsman who will teach you how to carve the perfect wooden stake. In Sapanta, visit the unique Merry Cemetery, famous for the funny epitaphs accompanying the graves. Accommodate in Sighetu Marmatiei and, the following morning, travel to Cluj-Napoca. Go on a fun city tour and then join us in Turda for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. While in Turda, visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and then enjoy a picnic lunch in Turzii Gorges.
Other highlights available in this 11-days Study Trip include the Icon on the Glass Museum and the Village Museum in Sibiel, followed by Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, Poienari Fortress and the legendary Curtea de Arges Monastery where you will find out the legend of Master Manole. On your last day, arrive in Bucharest for your return trip.
2-Days Halloween Tour with Party at Bran Castle
This is a short itinerary designed for people who are specifically looking for the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
Meet our guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. Transfer to Bran Village, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then join our organized group at the entrance to Bran Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party in the courtyard till morning.
On Day 2, go on a tour of the Medieval City of Brasov and discover highlights such as the popular Black Church. Arrive in Bucharest in the evening and transfer to the airport for your return flight.
How much do you need to pay for package holidays to Transylvania?
Our unforgettable Halloween and Vampire itineraries are priced depending on length and inclusions. Factors like the quality of accommodation (3-4 or 5 stars) also affect the final price of your tour.
Choose our guaranteed Transylvania tours, with set departure dates and schedules. These itineraries depart as long as the minimum number of travelers is reached. On the other hand, our catalog also includes private tours, departing on customer request. You will travel with your group of friends / family members only, making this a more intimate experience. Since we offer the same high-quality services for your group only, these itineraries are a bit more expensive, but well worth the price!
On average, a 7-days itinerary costs around €1200 – if you choose to share a double room with a fellow traveler. If you prefer accommodation in a single room, you will have to acquire the ‘Single Supplement’ as well. For a 3-days short break, you will have to pay – on average – around €650/person.
Package Holidays to Transylvania – Costs for 10 and 11-days Tours
This category includes arguably the longest itineraries in our catalog: 11-days Study Trips and the popular 10-days Halloween tour from Budapest.
Our Study Trips are designed for large groups of students. They are longer than our usual itineraries and include more traditional and cultural highlights. The group leader, which is the accompanying teacher, gets to travel free of charge. For the other members, the price depends on the Study Trip. We have two versions of the 11-days journey: “Transylvania’s Undying Legend’, which costs €1287 or €1576 for single rooms and “Dracula Tours for Schools” (€1557 or €1837 for single rooms).
Meanwhile, the 10-days itinerary from Budapest includes 3 fun parties – our amazing event in Sighisoara Citadel, the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle and a third party which takes place at a location we will reveal soon. This tour costs €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Package Holidays to Transylvania – Costs
On a 7-days tour, you can admire all the important Dracula related highlights, as well as several cultural and historical places in our country. Join us on Halloween (€1299 or €1419 for single travelers) and have fun at 3 amazing parties.
The Vampire edition of this tour departs throughout the year, on a weekly basis. It includes the unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Book now for €1159 or choose the ‘Best of Romania’ edition, including 4 special dinners, a show and accommodation in a castle hotel, all for €1181. We also organize a special edition of this tour in July including a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and a fun Masquerade Party. The price for this itinerary is €1159.
Costs for 3-Days Short Break in Transylvania
Our 3-days tours include the main attractions in our country. Even though you have less time and you will not see as much as you would on a 7-days trip, we guarantee you will have a lot of fun. The Vampire edition departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request, for groups of at least 2 people. Book now for €599 or €666 for a single room.
On Halloween, the 3-days short break also includes two fun Halloween Parties (in Sighisoara and at the iconic Bran Castle). Book now for € 599 (€666 for single room) and depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest.
1 and 2-Days Package Holidays to Transylvania
Our 1 and 2-days itineraries are conceived for travelers who are only interested in attending a fun Halloween Party. Booking one of these tours grants you access either at our party in Sighisoara or at the popular event at Dracula’s Castle.
The 1-Day City Break with Halloween Party in Sighisoara costs €249 and it includes accommodation and access to our amazing event. The similar itinerary taking place in Bran Village costs €259 or €288 for single room and it also includes accommodation, as well as a traditional dinner and access to the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
The 2-days tour with party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj or Brasov. We transfer you from either one of these cities to Sighisoara, where you will accommodate in a medieval hotel. This itinerary costs €439 or €479 for Single Travelers.
Meanwhile, the 2-days tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle includes transfer from Bucharest, accommodation and an unforgettable event taking place in the courtyard of the castle, all for €369 or €399 for a single room.
The Cost of Food in Romania
During our amazing package holidays to Transylvania, we include meals such as breakfasts and dinners, so you most likely won’t feel the need to buy food on your own. Still, on some days, we provide the option to enjoy lunch on your own account. In this case, statistics from websites such as Budget Your Trip reveal that the average cost of food in Romania is 104 lei/day. Take into account, though, that this calculation is based on three meals / day, but we already offer breakfast and dinner, so the price for lunch alone should be much 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
Price for Transportation in Romania
Budget Your Trip also gives us valuable information about transportation costs. Apparently, travelers spend about 79 lei / person on local transportation.
While our tours include transfer by bus from a set meeting point to each objective included, you might need to use the bus, the subway or even a taxi during your stay in Romania.
For starters, the cheapest option is to travel by bus or subway. You should know that these means of transportation are usually very crowded. Watch out for petty thieves who are able to empty your purse before you can realize what happened.
Taxi rides are more expensive, but this way you avoid spending time in a crowded place and you avoid pickpockets and petty thieves. However, taxi rides carry their own risks – such as shady drivers who are trying to take advantage of foreigners and circle them around in order to increase the sum on the meter. Some drivers try to negotiate the cost upfront and keep the meter off. You should not accept such an ‘offer’ because most of the time you end up paying a lot more than the ride is worth this way. You can avoid all of these if you choose ride sharing services like Uber or Taxify instead as they are both available in big cities.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Romania is a generally safe country. The Global Terrorist Database places us on 138 out of 163 countries. This certifies that no terrorist attacks have occured here. If you want further proof that our country is safe, check out the Global Peace Index (GPI). This index takes into account militarization, society and security, as well as domestic and interest conflict. Romania is on position 22 out of 163 countries. This means that Romania is one of the safest Eastern European countries.
Crime rate in Romania is below the European average. You don’t need to worry about getting mugged in the streets and usage of weapons is strictly regulated. Still, corruption is at a high level. Beware of situations where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution which may seem outside the law. Always refuse such proposals and insist on legal justification.
Need to Know before your package holidays to Transylvania
- 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.
As we previously mentioned, we offer transfer during our tours, so you won’t have to drive yourself around. Still, you may wish to extend your stay – for instance in our Capital. If you want to visit some attractions on your own or if you simply need a means of transportation, you may want to get a rental car.
A few pointers if you intend to drive in Romania
- beware of crowded traffic inside cities; drivers don’t always respect the law so you should be extra careful to avoid getting into an upleasant traffic incident
- plan ahead when you have to stop somewhere in the city; free parking spots are usually hard to find
- outside cities you may encounter carts and animals on the road
- because there aren’t many highways in Romania, National Roads are usually more crowded than they should be
Our streets are safe from muggings – the chances of something like this happening are slim to none. However, you should watch out for pickpockets. These people are very skilled at what they do, so we recommend not carrying your valuables with you unless it’s really necessary. Otherwise, you should leave them – for instance – in the hotel safe.
While an inexperienced pickpocket will just grab your purse and run, professionals take advantage of their surroundings. Be alert on buses or subways, as these are the perfect places for them to cut your purse open and empty it without you even noticing. Always keep your bag or purse within eyesight to avoid such ‘surprises’.
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
We strongly recommend getting travel insurance every time you visit a foreign country. You may not understand its benefits at start, but, should something unexpected happen, you will be glad that you have insurance.
Travel Insurance covers all kinds of situations – such as healthcare. If you find yourself in need of medical assistance, you should know that these services can be quite expensive outside your country. Also, you are unlikely to receive free care or subsidized costs. This is where a good insurance comes in and covers all the costs.
How many days do you need for the best Package Holidays to Transylvania?
In our catalog, you will discover several impressive itineraries ranging from 1-day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Tours or even the 11-days Study Trips. Find out more about each trip type and choose the one that’s best for you.
1-Day City Breaks in Romania
Our 1-Day City Breaks are perfect if you are only looking for a fun Halloween Party. You will not visit any touristic attractions, but you are guaranteed at least one party you’ll never forget.
One of the City Breaks takes place in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and includes the amazing party organized by our team, as well as meals and accommodation. Join us in the basement of a medieval hotel and attend special events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The second city break in our catalog takes place at Bran Castle. Arrive at the popular Dracula’s Castle, skip the ticket office line and have fun at the most popular Party in Transylvania.
2-Days Tours in Transylvania
Our 2-days itineraries – just like the 1-Day City Breaks – focus on the best Halloween Parties in Transylvania.
Our 2-days tour including the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle departs from Bucharest. Transfer to Bran Village, accommodate at a 3* hotel and get ready for a night of fun. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of Bran Castle and then party till morning in the courtyard.
Meanwhile, the same itinerary in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest. Depart from one of these cities, arrive in Sighisoara – Dracula’s birthplace. Accommodate in a medieval hotel and then join us for our amazing Halloween Party.
Package Holidays to Transylvania – 3-Days Short Breaks
Go on a 3-days short break and enjoy a teaser of what you can discover during an Awarded 7-Days tour.
The Vampire edition of our short breaks departs on customer request from Cluj-Napoca. Discover Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and the unique Corvinesti Castle. Arrive in Turda and attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead and a fun Evening Sitting. On your last day, visit the impressive Turda Salt Mine and then return to Cluj-Napoca.
On Halloween, we organize two short breaks, each including two fun parties: in Sighisoara Citadel or at the iconic Bran Castle. The difference between these tours is that one departs from Cluj-Napoca while the other one starts in Bucharest.
Awarded 7-Days Vampire Tour
Our Awarded 7-Days Vampire itinerary begins in Bucharest. Meet our experienced English speaking guide and travel to Snagov Monastery. Discover if the legends surrounding Vlad the Impaler’s burial are real and then travel to Poienari Fortress. You will need to climb over 1400 stairs to reach the Count’s mountain refuge, but the effort is completely worth it. The next destination is the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, an impressive city filled with tourist attractions.
From Sibiu, travel to Corvinesti, a beautiful Gothic-style castle and then continue your itinerary in Turda, where you can visit the unique Salt Mine and attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Your next destination is Cluj-Napoca. Enjoy a city tour of the ‘capital of Transylvania’ and discover how the old architecture meets the new, modern style. Continue your tour on the trail of Jonathan Harker, Bram Stoker’s character, and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, a hotel built based on the Irish author’s descriptions. Enjoy a good night’s sleep and then travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum, the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection.
Visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle
The iconic Bran Castle is included in almost every tour of Transylvania. Visit this popular edifice and find out its true history. Throughout this itinerary, you will also discover another imposing palace, Peles, which used to be the Royal Family’s summer residence. Furthermore, visit the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s Royal Court in Targoviste before concluding your tour in Bucharest.
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Itinerary
Arguably the flagship of our catalog, the 7-Days Halloween Tour departs from Bucharest and includes the best highlights in Transylvania, complemented by three fun parties. Fodor’s Travel Guide placed this itinerary in their “Top 10 Must-Do Adventures” list, while Tour Radar named it the ‘Tour of the Year 2019’.
Highlights included in this amazing itinerary are Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress or Corvinesti Castle, the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. You will also visit the unique Turda Salt Mine, enjoy a city tour of Cluj-Napoca and spend the night at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass.
Package Holidays to Transylvania – Best Halloween Parties
This itinerary includes 3 special events. One of these is our amazing Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. Join us in the dungeon of a medieval hotel, enjoy a shot of ‘tuica’ (better known as ‘water of fire’) and then get ready for a fun program. Attend a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next day, travel to Bran Village and accommodate at a 3* hotel located in the vicinity of the popular castle. In the evening, join us at the entrance of Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service and go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun party in the courtyard.
We will reveal the venue for the third Halloween Party soon.
On the last day of your tour, visit Peles Palace in Sinaia and then return to Bucharest. Drop off is possible at your hotel or at the airport.