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Go on our unforgettable Dracula tours in Romania. Visit the Saxon city of Brasov and then have fun at the Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Our itinerary blends myths and legends surrounding Dracula with historical facts and popular traditions.


Dracula tours in Romania – 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 After 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


Dracula tours in Romania – 2 Days Halloween Party at Bran Castle – Brief itinerary

dracula-tours-in-romania-bran-castleChoose the best Dracula tours in Romania. Join us on an amazing itinerary and discover the best of our country. Follow into the footsteps of Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula and then admire important historical places and landmarks.

We conceived this 2-Days tour with the Halloween Party at Bran Castle as its main focus. This is the perfect tour for you if this event is what interests you the most. We pick you up from Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. Admire unique views during your trip from our capital to Bran Village.

Arrive in Bran and accommodate at a 3* hotel. Enjoy a traditional dinner and then meet us at Bran Castle and get ready for an amazing party. Take advantage of our skip the line service and avoid waiting at the entrance for a long time. Enjoy a unique night tour of the castle and then have fun at the After Party, which takes place in a tent mounted in the castle grounds.

Recover from your night of partying and then drive to Brasov. Enjoy a city tour and visit the main highlights of this city: the Black Church. The largest Gothic edifice in Southern Europe, the Black Church got its name after a massive fire blackened its walls. Your Dracula tours in Romania conclude after we drive you back to Bucharest for your return flight.

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Book your Dracula Tour now!

Book your tour now! Enjoy an amazing Halloween Party at Bran Castle and then discover part of Dracula’s legend! Alternatively, you can choose the 3-Days Short Break and attend our Halloween Party in Sighisoara as well! Or, if you are brave enough, choose the full 7-Days Halloween Tour with 3 Halloween Parties included! We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.

  • MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
  • We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer

  • At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
  •  The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.

 

Departure dates:

Departure datePrice per person (2 persons to one double room)Single travelerAvailability
2 day tour. Departure from Bucharest (10:00 am Bucharest local time)
October 30, 2021 – Special Halloween Party at Bran Castle€ 369€ 399Guaranteed departure
October 29, 2022 – Special Halloween Party at Bran Castle€ 369€ 399Guaranteed departure

 

Departure Guaranteed

These tours are guaranteed to depart on the dates given, as we do not insist on a minimum number of bookings before departure.  

 

Available for free if: You don’t have a reflection in the mirror, You decompose when sunlight strikes you, You’re over 200 years old, Can use your wings to fly to Transylvania, Well, this holiday is free for you! Come join your fellow vampires in Transylvania:-) Blood treats not included! Other mentions

  • Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

2-Days Halloween Tour with Party at Bran Castle – Itinerary Map


Media Mentions

• We’re pleased to say that Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts more details here

Dracula tours in Romania on national television

 

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Halloween Party at Bran Castle – Highlights:


Advice for Australians traveling abroad

According with Australian government the following advice are to be followed: Before you go

  • 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’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your Australian driver’s licence.
  • Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport

  Travel insurance Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance. Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidise the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.  

Travel Advice for Australians visiting Romania

Safety

Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside. Drink spiking is an issue, especially in Bucharest’s Old Town. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met. Dating and marriage scams occur. Only use ATMs in banks, shops and shopping centres, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.  

Local laws

Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years. By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy. It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations. It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18. Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.  

Local contacts

The Australian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance. You can get full consular help from the Australian Embassy in Athens. Read more advice for Australian traveling abroad!


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Please check your itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Saturday, Bucharest - Bran (174 km, 2h 50 min driving)

10:00 AM Welcome to Romania ! Our guide connects with you at Moxa Boutique Hotel. Drive to Bran and accommodate in a 3* hotel near Bran Castle. After dinner explore Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Documentary evidence of the castle dates back as far as 1377. 19:30 - Legend emerging begins! Enjoy an unforgettable night tour of Bran Castle, meet the Wicked Fairies and get lost in their euphoric dance along with a glass of local red wine. Watch a horror movie projection and feel amazing being part of a great and dynamic Halloween After Party in the grounds of Bran Castle until 4:00 am.

Day 2

Sunday, Bran - Brasov - Bucharest (197 km, 3h 20 min driving)

Morning drive to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Visit the most famous landmark of Brasov, the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in southern Europe dating back to 14th century. Initially called St. Virgin Mary the church was renamed after the great fire in 1689 that blackened its walls. It hosts the largest bell in the country as well as a collection of oriental carpets dating from the 15th and the 18th centuries. Transfer back to the airport for your returning flight back home. *Estimated time of arrival in Bucharest: 7 PM (this is based on normal traffic conditions)

Tour leader

English speaking guide services.


Accommodation

1 night in 3* hotel


Transportation

All transfers inside the tour by coach, minibus or car – air conditioned, Pick up: 10:00 AM, Moxa Boutique Hotel, 129 Calea Victoriei, crossroads 4 Mihail Moxa Street, Sector 1, Bucharest Drop off: Airport/ Moxa Boutique Hotel, around 7 PM


Meals

1 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Entry fees to

Bran Castle


Special event

Halloween Party in Bran Castle: night tour of Bran Castle with Vlad the Impaler, horror movie projection and Halloween After Party in Bran Castle courtyard *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, plese listen to the instructions of the Castle’s personnel.

  • Plane ticket
  • Airport fees
  • Photo & video tax
  • Other not mentioned.

 

Add-on program with Transylvania Live

Choose activities and complete them before or after your tour. Available experiences include:

Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://www.visit-transylvania.co.uk/terms.html .

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Transylvania Live - Expert in Transylvania a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

Please check with the airline company. Anyway is good to pack light, some of the hotels – historical buildings do not have elevators.

Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available.

We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.

Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
Due to socialization reasons our special tours for couples require a minimum of five couples.

The tour has a general audience as it targets people interested in history, culture, customs and beliefs. Group size can be between 4-26 people. Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-45.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.

A minimum age of 10 years is required on non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour page. A client under 18 years of age and travelling alone during the tour period shall provide Transylvania Live with written consent of his/her guardian. Clients under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. On “for couples” tours a minimum age of 20 years is required.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate.
We accept USD and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.

If you follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page. Our guide will expect you with a Transylvania Live sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 723 565 255.

Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.

If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.

A welcoming country house, not necessarily decorated in a peasant like style; you’ll stay under the same roof with your Romanian host! In most cases dinner and breakfast are included, and rates are based on two guests per room.
They offer one bathroom for two rooms; the bathroom can be situated on the hallway.
Staying at a “traditional Maramuresean country-inn” or “a typical Hungarian-Sekler country-inn” will prove to be an unique experience.

Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.

American citizens do not require a visa for Romania (Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need)

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some of the local currency from USA or you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport https://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp atm locator
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country https://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time, two hours ahead of GMT, seven hours ahead of New York and ten hours ahead of Los Angeles. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest

The dress code in Romania is the same as all over Europe (think France, Germany, UK or Italy). Wearing jeans, t-shirts/sweatshirts and athletic shoes is standard casual in Romanian. Plenty of designers’ shops are to be found in major cities: Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu, where people are a bit too pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Chaps Elysees in Paris when it comes to “fashionists” (costs are similar too). The malls are well supplied with designers’ clothes and with respect to the prices, a great deal of our clients found the Romanian costs to be more acceptable then the ones in US.
With regards to the restaurants’ dress code, something casual is sufficient. You can wear whatever you would wear at home.
To satisfy dress codes for churches and monasteries, men and women are requested to cover their arms and legs (no shorts above the knees or sleeveless garments).