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Have fun on an amazing 7-Days Halloween Tour Transylvania including the best Dracula related attractions and our unforgettable party in Sighisoara Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.


Halloween Tour Transylvania - Highlights

The most Joyfully Halloween Party from Transylvania - in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s Birthplace. Enjoy an intimate “dinner party”. The Halloween party from Sighisoara was rated by our previous clients as being the best from the tour – discover the schedule.

Bran Castle – The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula.

Sighisoara Medieval Citadel – the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe with a UNESCO World Heritage status, Vlad the Impaler’s birth place.

Snagov Monastery – where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination

The Medieval Saxon City of Brasov - it was here that Vlad led raids against the Saxon merchants


7-Days Halloween Tour Transylvania - Brief Itinerary

Day 1

Your 7-Days Tour begins in Bucharest, on October 28, at 7:00 PM. To have a complete picture of the Romanian capital you’re invited to enjoy a delicious traditional welcome dinner. Accommodate in a charming 4* boutique hotel.

Day 2

On your second day, visit Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. Drive to Snagov to explore Snagov Monastery. According to the legend, Vlad Dracul was buried here after his assassination. The architectural style of the monastery follows the architectural pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece. Enjoy a city tour and find out why Bucharest was once called “the little Paris”.

Day 3

The next morning, drive to Sinaia and explore the royal Peles Castle, extended tour. The edifice was built in 1873 and is an architectural mixture of the German School and neo-renaissance style. The castle has 160 rooms, all of them opulently decorated in leather and wood from the most valuable tree species. Peles Castle is one of the best preserved and the most beautiful royal residences in Europe.

Spend the night in the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South – Eastern Europe. Brasov is 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.

Halloween Tour Transylvania - Best Party in Sighisoara Citadel

Day 4

On October 31, travel to the medieval 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 and still inhabited fortified cities. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. Stroll around the streets of the old citadel; admire the Clock Tower, concentrating Sighisoara’s history, the beautiful Church on the Hill and the unique Covered Stairs.

We’ll make a stop at Teo’s dungeon, an old distillery, to find out how our TUICA/PALINCA ( the water of fire – Romanian brandy) is made. You deserve a tasting of four kinds of distilled spirits (plums gold medal, , pears silver, apples two silver medals, Vinars 1993 two gold medals), a berry liqueur and enjoy bread house with potatoes greased with lard and onions as we offered to tourists traveling on the Orient Express train.

19:50 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for the best Halloween Party. You’ll enjoy a special program complemented by a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits and excellent Romanian wine.

The schedule includes a traditional festive dinner and events such as Vampiresa Hunting (an impressive ballet show) and a unique magic show.

Magicians show at the best Halloween Party in Transylvania Romania

The highlight of this party is the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. Our team performs the ritual according to old customs and traditions.

Open bar is available until 01.00 -order what you want with no extra charges!

Halloween Tour Transylvania - Visit Dracula's Castle

Day 5

Once you recover from our amazing party, travel to Bran Village. 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 to 1377. A true fortress and once a fort guarding a commercial road, all its walls are made of stone and the rooms and narrow corridors form a labyrinth of hidden corners and secret chambers. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Close to the castle there is a shrine set in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered her heart.

Lunch on personal accounts.

Visit the Horror Castle, a special treat dedicated for the strong-hearted located in the vicinity of the castle.

Day 6

On Day 6, return to Bucharest and spend the rest of the day resting. Your accommodation covers this night as well, so we recommend either exploring the city on your own or enjoying the hotel facilities.

Day 7

On the last day, enjoy a delicious breakfast and then get ready for the journey home!

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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
(price based on 2 persons sharing a double room)
Single travelerAvailability
7 day tour. Departure from Bucharest (10.00 GMT +02:00)
October 28, 2023
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel included
€ 1199€ 1298Available
October 28, 2024
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel included
€ 1199€ 1298Available
October 28, 2025
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel included
€ 1199€ 1298Available

 

 

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.

7-Days Halloween Tour Transylvania - Itinerary Map


Media Mentions

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

19:00 – To have a complete picture of the Romanian capital you’re invited to enjoy a delicious traditional welcome dinner. Accommodate in a charming 4* boutique hotel.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: 3 course Dinner
Entry Fee: NA

Day 2

Bucharest – Snagov – Bucharest (1 hour driving)

8:30 -9.30 Breakfast
10:00 - 11.00 Visit Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.
Drive to Snagov to explore Snagov Monastery, according to the legend, Vlad Dracul was buried here after his assassination. The architectural style of the monastery follows the architectural pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece. You will discover why once Bucharest was named The little Paris – Enjoy a city tour and find out why Bucharest oance was called “the little Paris”.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Entry Fee: Snagov Monastery, Parliament Palace

Day 3

Bucharest – Sinaia - Brasov (183 km – 3hrs driving)

9.00 Breakfast
10:00 Morning drive to Sinaia and explore the royal Peles Castle, extended tour. The edifice was built in 1873 and is an architectural mixture of the German School and neo-renaissance style. The castle has 160 rooms, all of them opulently decorated in leather and wood from the most valuable tree species. Peles Castle is one of the best preserved and the most beautiful royal residences in Europe

We will spend the night in the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South – Eastern Europe. Brasov is 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.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Entry Fee: Peles Castle

Day 4

Brasov – Sighisoara (117km, 2hrs driving)

09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Good morning party people, tonight is the night! Travel next to the medieval 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 and still inhabited fortified cities. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. Stroll around the streets of the old citadel; admire the Clock Tower, concentrating Sighisoara’s history, the beautiful Church on the Hill and the unique Covered Stairs.

We’ll make a stop at Teo’s dungeon an old distillery to find out how our TUICA/PALINCA ( the water of fire – Romanian brandy) is made. You deserve a tasting of four kinds of distilled spirits (plums gold medal, , pears silver, apples two silver medals, Vinars 1993 two gold medals), a berry liqueur and enjoy bread house with potatoes greased with lard and onions as we offered to tourists traveling on the Orient Express train.

19:50 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for the best Halloween Party. You’ll enjoy a special program complemented by a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits and excellent Romanian wine.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel in the heart of the medieval citadel
Meals: Breakfast, 3-course Dinner plus Open Bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
between 20:00 – 00:00, dessert – Sweets Bar.
Entry Fee: Halloween Party, Clock Tower Museum in Sighisoara, Teo’s dungeon

Day 5

Sighisoara - Bran (141 km, 2hrs driving)

10:00 Breakfast
11:00 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 to 1377. A true fortress and once a fort guarding a commercial road, all its walls are made of stone and the rooms and narrow corridors form a labyrinth of hidden corners and secret chambers. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Close to the castle there is a shrine set in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered her heart. Lunch on personal accounts.
Visit the Horror Castle, a special treat dedicated for the strong-hearted located in the vicinity of the castle.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel , 300 meters far from Bran Castle
Meals: Breakfast
Entry Fee: Bran Castle, Horror Castle

Day 6

Bran – Bucharest (186 km -3hrs driving)

9:00 Breakfast and transfer back to Bucharest. Rest day.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Bucharest - Departure

Accommodation: NA
Meals: Breakfast

Tour leader

English speaking guide services.


Accommodation 

6 nights:

3 nights in 4* hotels, 3 nights in 3* hotels, all accommodation hotels are centrally located


Pick up

Moxa Boutique Hotel on first day of the tour, at 19:00, Bucharest local time (GMT+2)


Drop Off

Moxa Boutique Hotel on the last day of the tour


Transportation

All transfers inside the tour by coach - air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers


Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

1 Welcome dinner with folk show

Special dinner at Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula's birthplace – 3 course dinner, Open Bar from 20.00 – 00.00, dessert – Sweets Bar .

Distilled spirits tasting at Teo’s dungeon


Entry fees to

Snagov Monastery, Parliament Palace, Bran Castle, Clock Tower Sighisoara, Peles Castle


Special event - Halloween Party in Transylvania

Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel , including: The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead, Witchery moments, contests and so much fun

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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).