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Have fun on an amazing 3-Days Short Break. Visit Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler and explore the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. To top it all, attend our fun Halloween Party in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.


Halloween Party Sighisoara - Highlights:

Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadela delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program including:

  • Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a strigoi – learn more
  • “Witchery Moments” –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
  • Vampiresa Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers who were rewarded for the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.

The Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara - Dracula’s birthplace, the best-preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov – one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe

Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.


3-Days Short Break with Halloween Party Sighisoara – Brief itinerary

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Day 1

Welcome to Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel.

Transfer to the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born.

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20:00 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for our amazing Halloween Party. You’ll enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program.

“Witchery moments” with Eduard & Bianca - two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians. They can make the impossible possible combining magic and illusions with dance, ballet, comedy and much more

Magicians show at the best Halloween Party in Transylvania Romania, sighisoara dracula

The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead – performed according to the old burring ritual in Transylvania meant to reveal who was dwelling the magic realms of Transylvania prior to vampires. You’ll attend the re-enacted killing of a vampire; you’ll be part of the crowd seeking to take the bloody creature to a special place where the ritual can begin. The event will familiarize the guests with the Romanian terminology associated with the living dead – the strigoi and moroi.

Day 2

On your second day, enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Visit Sighisoara's main tourist attractions: The Clock Tower, standing 60 meters tall on top of the citadel's hill, it hosts a museum and offers a great view over the citadel.

Today, you will also explore Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. The impressive edifice dates back to 1377.

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Next, travel to the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Discover the Black Church, Council Square, The White Tower, The Black Tower or Republicii Street.

Day 3

The last day of your itinerary includes transfer to Bucharest Airport or Moxa Boutique Hotel for the return journey. Keep in mind that, due to heavy traffic, we may arrive in Bucharest as late as 6-7 PM.

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Book your tour now!

Book this tour now and then follow in Dracula’s footsteps! During this short break, visit Sighisoara Citadel, followed by Brasov and then Bran village. Attend two unforgettable Halloween Parties.

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.

Departures:

Departure date Price per person
(Based on double occupancy for 2 people travelling together)
Price for Single traveller Availability
3-day tour. Departure from Hotel Moxa, 9.00 am (GMT +02:00)
October 31, 2023€ 569€ 666limited spaces
October 31, 2024€ 569€ 666limited spaces
October 31, 2025€ 569€ 666limited spaces

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.

Short Break with Halloween Party Sighisoara - 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

Halloween tours in Transylvania on the national news


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Sighisoara Dracula Tour - Party 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!

Please check your itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Bucharest – Sighisoara (287 km, 4h 30m driving)

09:00 AM - Welcome to Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel.
Transfer to the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born.

20:00 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for Halloween Party. You’ll enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel in the heart of the medieval citadel
Meals: Breakfast, Buffet Dinner plus Open Bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
between 20:00 – 00:00, dessert – Sweets Bar.
Entry Fee: Halloween Party

Day 2

Sighisoara – Bran - Brasov (147 km, 2h 30min driving)

9:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 Enjoy medieval charm at its best, visit Sighisoara's main tourist attractions: The Clock Tower, standing 60 meters tall on top of the citadel's hill, it hostst a museum and offers a great view over the citadel.
Explore today Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. The impressive edifice dates back to 1377.

Travel next to the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.
Discover the Black Church, Council Square, The White Tower, The Black Tower or Republicii Street.

Accommodation : 3* Hotel
Meals : Breakfast
Entry Fee : Clock Tower in Sighisoara, Bran Castle

Day 3

Brasov – Bucharest (186 km, 3h driving)

9:00 Breakfast

Transfer to Bucharest Airport for the return journey. Arrival in Bucharest around 6-7 PM, depending on traffic
*OPTIONAL – Depending on traffic conditions, a stop at Peles Castle is possible for a tour of Pelisor Castle. The entry fee is not included in the price.

*Please have in mind that accommodation for the last day of the tour is not included in the tour price.
**Airport/Moxa Boutique Hotel drop off included.
***This is the standard itinerary for 3-Day Halloween tour. If you have booked add-on programs or extraservices please refer to Travel Voucher for more details.

Tour Leader

Professionally trained English speaking guide


Accommodation

2 nights in 3* hotels, centrally located accommodation


Meals

2 breakfasts and 1 dinner

  • Festive Halloween dinner in Sighisoara including: 3 course meal, Open Bar between 20:00-00:00 , dessert : Sweets Bar

Transportation

Entire land transfers based on standard European car, microbus, coach, depending upon the number of travelers.


Pick up (October 31)

Moxa Boutique Hotel on first day of the tour, at 09:00 am Bucharest local time (GMT+2)

You will meet our tour guide at the reception desk. Later pick up is not available


Drop off (November 2)

Moxa Boutique Hotel on the last day of the tour. Estimated arrival time: 05:00 - 06:00 pm Bucharest local time (GMT+2), based on normal traffic conditions.


Entry fees to the following tourist attractions

Clock Tower in Sighisoara, Bran Castle


Special Events

- Halloween Party Program in the heart of the old citadel of Sighisoara (Including: The Ritual of Killing of a living dead), the place where Dracula was born.

*The party will take place in Casa Wagner’s dungeon.


Specials

We are glad to let you know that you will receive a t-shirt from Transylvania Live, as a souvenir. Please provide us with your size.

  • Plane ticket
  • Airport fees
  • Photo & video tax
  • Accommodation on the last day of the tour
  • Other not mentioned
    Add-on program with Transylvania Live Choose activities you can perform before or after your tour and then visit our partners’ site. Available experiences include: BUCHAREST

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).