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Romania Group Tours – Awarded 7-Days Halloween
This itinerary is arguably the flagship of our catalog. The Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour includes the best attractions our country has to offer, complemented by three fun parties. Fodor’s Travel Guide considers our 7-Days Halloween experience a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’.
Our guide collects you from Bucharest. Travel to the place where Vlad the Impaler was allegedly buried – Snagov Monastery. Next, discover Poienari, the Count’s fortress in the mountains, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. Next, visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions.
Arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and accommodate at a cozy 3* hotel. In the evening, join us for our amazing party. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner complemented by a program you won’t forget: a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Recover from our event and get ready for another night of fun. Travel to Bran Village and accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of the iconic Bran Castle. Meet our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
On your last day, visit Pelisor Castle located in the Royal Residence complex of Peles Palace. Return to Bucharest for airport or hotel drop off.
3-Days Halloween Short Break
Our 3-Days Halloween Short Break departs from Cluj-Napoca or from Bucharest. Regardless of the starting point, you will arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, accommodate at a medieval 3* hotel and attend our amazing Halloween Party.
The next day, travel to Bran Village and have fun at the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. On your third and final day in Transylvania, return either to Cluj or to Bucharest to conclude the itinerary.
Romania Group Tours – 7-Days Vampire Itinerary
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary includes amazing attractions related to ruler Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. These are complemented by a series of special events. This tour is available on a weekly basis. It departs on Saturdays, between May and October.
Our experienced English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Discover impressive places such as Snagov Monastery (where Vlad the Impaler was allegedly buried after his assassination), Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle.
In Turda, attend a unique special event – the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Help us defeat the evil ‘srigoi’ and then join us for a fun Evening Sitting.
During the Awarded 7-Days Tour, you will also visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the iconic Bran Castle or Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family.
5-Days Transylvania’s Dark Legend
If our regular Romania Guided Tours are not enough for you, choose a tailor made experience. You can travel with your friends or family members only, therefore enjoying a more intimate experience and you can depart on a date which suits you best.
Depart from Cluj-Napoca. Our experienced guide collects you from the airport. Drive to Bistrita Citadel and enjoy a delicious meal at the Golden Crown restaurant, where Jonathan Harker dined before arriving at Dracula’s Castle in Bram Stoker’s novel. Next, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. On the way, stop in Targu Mures and admire the famous Teleki Palace. In Sighisoara, visit the Clock Tower History Museum, followed by the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection.
On your third day, visit the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle and find out how much was Vlad the Impaler actually involved in its history. Visit Rasnov Peasant Citadel and then enjoy a city tour of Brasov including the popular Black Church. The next morning travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and discover highlights such as the Bridge of Lies. Accommodate in the traditional village of Sibiel, where you can visit the Icons on Glass Museum. During this itinerary, you will also go on a city tour of Cluj-Napoca before your airport drop-off.
11-Days Dracula Tours for Schools
Study Trips are longer itineraries, designed for large groups of student accompanied by a group leader – usually a teacher.
Meet our experienced English speaking guide in 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.
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.
Merry Cemetery, Poienari Fortress, Turda Salt Mine
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.
Romania Group Tours – Costs
One of the most important aspects to consider when booking a tour is the price. This is an information you should know in order to be to plan your budget. We organize a wide range of tours from 1-Day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Itineraries, each with different costs. We set the prices for our tours based on several factors: length, included attractions, special events and quality of accommodation.
On average, a 3-Days Short Break costs around €650/person while an Awarded 7-Days itinerary can be booked for about €1200. You can find specific information on each tour page, along with single supplements and other extra costs that might be added based on your requirements.
11-Days Study Trips – Prices
Study Trips are the longest tours in our catalog and they include more attractions in comparison with any other itinerary. These experiences are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a teacher. The teacher travels free of charge, while the others need to pay the set price for the itinerary:
- ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ can be booked for €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ costs €1557 or €1837 for single rooms
10-Days Halloween Tour from Budapest
Our 10-Days Halloween itinerary departs from our neighbors’ capital, Budapest and it includes the attractions available on our 7-Days Halloween Tours, as well as several Hungarian highlights – Tokaj Winery and Szeged, also known as the Sun City. Book this tour for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Vampire and Halloween Tours – Costs
Throughout the year, we organize several 7-Days Vampire and Halloween Tours. Their price differs based on inclusions.
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary departs once per week, between May and October. Discover the most important attractions related to Vlad the Impaler and attend special events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. This tour can be booked for €1151. In July, we organize a special edition of the 7-Days Vampire experience, including the same itinerary at the special price of €999.
The ‘Best of Romania’ edition also departs on a weekly basis and includes 4 special dinners and an unforgettable show, all for €1181. Meanwhile, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary departs once per year, around the famous holiday, and it can be booked for €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
Romania Group Tours – Prices for 3-Days Short Breaks
3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks are great ways to discover the most important aspects of our 7-Days itineraries. We guarantee that, once you have attended one of these tours, you will want to return for the complete experience.
The Vampire edition departs on customer request from Cluj-Napoca, throughout the year (except for Halloween season) and it can be booked for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
On Halloween, the 3-Days itinerary can depart from Cluj-Napoca or from Bucharest. Regardless of the tour you choose, you will arrive in Sighisoara and at the iconic Bran Castle and attend the parties taking place here. The price of our 3-Days Halloween experience is €599 or €666 for single travelers.
2-Days Halloween Tours in Transylvania
We organize 2-Days Halloween Tours focusing on the best Halloween Parties in Transylvania. These itineraries include transfers, accommodation, meals and access to a fun party.
The 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu or Brasov. Accommodate in a medieval hotel and then join us for the best Halloween Party including events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. This itinerary can be booked for €439 or €479 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days experience focusing on the party at Dracula’s Castle departs from Bucharest only. It includes transfer to Bran Village and back, accommodation, a delicious traditional dinner and access to the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, all for €369 or €399 for single rooms.
Romania Group Tours – Halloween City Breaks
Besides the 2-Days short breaks, we also provide 1-Day experiences which are also centered on our parties in Transylvania.
There are two specific itineraries available. The first one takes place in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. You will have to arrange your transfer to the venue, 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 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.
Price for food in Romania
We provide two meals per day during your Romania Group Tours. However, you may want to enjoy lunch on your own account. In this case, you should consult websites such as Budget Your Trip, which provide useful average costs for food, drinks and even accommodations in Romania. According to this website, travelers spend, on average, 104 lei/day on food (based on three meals/day, but two of them are already covered in the tour price).
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
How much does transportation cost?
The exact amount of money you need to spend on transportation depends on whether you choose a bus, the subway or a taxi. If you don’t intend to explore our country outside the planned itinerary, you don’t have to worry about transportation, as we included it in the tour price.
The bus is the cheapest option, but since it’s a public means of transportation, it will almost always be crowded (the same applies to trams and subway trains). Crowded places attract pickpockets, so pay extra attention at your belongings while traveling this way.
Taxis are more expensive but you can enjoy some privacy. We recommend paying attention at the route and evening checking it out on a GPS application as some drivers take advantage of foreigners and will attempt to circle you around in order to increase the sum on the meter. Other drivers will negotiate the fare upfront and ask to keep the meter off (which is illegal). Don’t accept such offers as they will usually be a lot higher than what the ride is worth.
Last, but not least, if you plan on visiting multiple attractions, you might be better off renting a car. This way, you don’t have to switch buses or pay a lot of money on taxi rides.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to several reputable databases, Romania is safe for tourists. First of all, the Global Terrorist Database ranks us on 138/163 countries. This means that no terrorist attacks have occured here. Furthermore, the Global Peace Index, which is based on militarization, society and security, as well as domestic and interest conflict, places our country on position 22/163 which once again certifies that Romania is safe.
While crime rate is at a very low level in our country, not the same can be said about corruption. One situation you may find yourself in is where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial solution’, which doesn’t seem very legal. That’s because it most likely isn’t. In order to avoid getting into trouble down the line, you should refuse and seek legal justification.
Need to know while traveling on Romania Guided Tours
- 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 traveling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
Driving in Romania
Throughout our Romania Group Tours, we provide transfers between attractions. Depending on the size of your group you will travel in a car, minibus or even in a coach. If you intend to extend your stay and explore on your own, you should read the following advice.
Depending on how many attractions you want to visit and where they are located, you may not need to drive yourself. A taxi or a bus can take you where you need. However, if your plan includes multiple stops, you might want to consider renting a car. Buses are crowded and you have to keep waiting in stations for their arrival. Meanwhile, taxis are more intimate, but using them repeteadley is not cost effective.
If you drive inside the city, get ready to encounter heavy traffic especially during rush hours. We recommend being extra careful, as some drivers tend to break the rules in order to get to their destinations faster (dangerous overtakes, crossing red lines or performing risky U-turns are some of the things they do).
Another issue you will encounter, especially in big cities, is the lack of parking spots. You will most likely not find a free spot near your destination. We recommend planning ahead. One thing you can do is look up the closest parking lot on a Maps application and leave the car there. You’ll have to walk longer but it’s better than circling around and wasting time until a parking spot becomes available.
While muggings rarely happen in our country, you still need to look out for pickpockets. They are usually active in crowded places and they rely on stealth rather than on violence. A skilled pickpocket is able to steal your belongings and disappear before you notice what happened. To discourage potential thieves, you should keep your bag or purse within eyesight at all times. Furthermore, we recommend leaving your most valuable items in the hotel safe when this is 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
Always get a good travel insurance before leaving your country. We do our best to ensure you have an amazing experience, but sometimes the unexpected just happens. Travel Insurance makes sure you don’t land in financial trouble. For instance, your healthcare plan most likely does not apply outside your country and medical services tend to get quite expensive. This is where travel insurance comes in, as a good insurer will step in and cover all the costs.
How many days do you need for Romania Group Tours?
Our catalog includes itineraries ranging from 1-Day Halloween City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Vampire and Halloween experiences. Choose your favorite tour and have fun discovering the land of Dracula!
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
Our Halloween City Breaks are the best choice if you are only interested in attending a fun party and you are already in Sighisoara or Bran Village. These tours include accommodation, dinners and access to either our Halloween Party in Sighisoara or the popular party at Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Halloween Tours
In addition to accommodation, dinners and access to a fun Halloween Party, our 2-Days tours also include transfers. Therefore, the itinerary focusing on our Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Brasov or Cluj-Napoca and we return you to the city we picked you up from at the end of the tour. Meanwhile, the 2-Days itinerary with Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle only departs from Bucharest.
Romania Group Tours – 3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks
The 3-Days Short Breaks offer you a taste of what you can enjoy on our 7-Days Tours. The Vampire edition runs throughout the year, on customer request. Depart from Cluj-Napoca and discover highlights such as Sighisoara Citadel, the stunning Corvinesti Castle or the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. In Turda, visit the unique Salt Mine and join us for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
The Halloween edition of the 3-Days Short Break departs from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Regardless of the starting city, you will travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and to the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle and attend two unforgettable Halloween Parties!
7-Days Vampire Itinerary in Transylvania
Our Awarded 7-Days Vampire tour departs from Bucharest on a weekly basis between May and October. Highlights include Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu with attractions such as the Bridge or Lies or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara.
In Turda, visit the unique Salt Mine and attend or Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. Next, enjoy a fun city tour of Cluj-Napoca and visit Dracula related places such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel or the iconic Bran Castle.
Romania Group Tours – Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
This specific itinerary is, without a doubt, the flagship of our catalog. Besides the amazing highlights related to the ruthless Count Dracula, you will also attend up to 3 fun parties.
Meet our experienced English speaking guide in Bucharest. Discover attractions such as Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler, followed by the impressive Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
In Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, we provide accommodation at a 3* hotel located inside the historic citadel. In the evening, you are invited in the dungeon for an event you won’t forget! We welcome you with a glass of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend a special program headlined by the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next day, travel to Bran Village and accommodate in a cozy 3* hotel. After a tasty traditional dinner, arrive at the entrance to the iconic Dracula’s Castle. If you arrive on time, you can enter with our organized group and take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then attend an unforgettable party on the grounds.