Book the best trips to Transylvania. Visit our country and discover impressive attractions related to our history and traditions. Find out if the legends behind the ruthless Count Dracula are real and attend the best special events and Halloween Parties. We have itineraries ready to fulfill any traveler’s wishes, from 1-Day City Breaks to Awarded 7-Days Tours.
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7-Days Halloween Tour in Transylvania
Choose the complete Dracula experience in Transylvania! This itinerary was named a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ by Fodor’s Travel Guide. Book now, discover the best highlights related to Vlad the Impaler and attend up to three amazing parties.
Meet our experienced English speaking guide in Bucharest. Discover highlights such as Snagov Monastery, where the Count was allegedly buried. From here, travel to Poienari, Vlad’s mountain refuge. You will have to climb about 1400 stairs to reach the top, but the views are worth it. Explore the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu which includes a large number of tourist attractions (such as the Liars’ Bridge). Other highlights include Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, an impressive Gothic style edifice which used to be the residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara, the unique Turda Salt Mine or Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass.
In Sighisoara Medieval Citadel (the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler), accommodate at a 3* hotel and get ready for a party you won’t forget! Enjoy a glass of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’ and a delicious festive dinner. Attend a special program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Once you recover, travel to Bran Village and get ready for the ultimate Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Meet our organized group at the entrance in order to take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by an amazing party on the grounds.
If you survive, you will return to Bucharest on your last day. On the way, stop in Sinaia and visit Pelisor Castle, part of the Royal Residence Complex of Peles Palace.
3-Days Halloween Short Break
On Halloween, we also organize a 3-Days Short Break – in fact two different versions. One of them departs from Cluj-Napoca while the other one begins in our capital, Bucharest. Regardless of your choice, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, explore some of the impressive attractions and then join us for our Halloween Party in Transylvania. Attend unforgettable special events such as our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next day, join us in Bran Village, accommodate at a 3* hotel located in the vicinity of Bran Castle and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. Afterwards, join us at Bran Castle for a unique night tour followed by the amazing Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
After you recover from these amazing parties, return to Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest to conclude your itinerary.
Trips to Transylvania – Awarded 7-Days Vampire Tour
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour departs on a weekly basis between May and October. Discover impressive highlights related to Vlad the Impaler and attend our unforgettable special events. Meet our guide in Bucharest and then travel to Snagov Monastery (where Vlad the Impaler was alleged buried after his assassination), followed by Poienari Fortress or Corvinesti Castle.
Highlights also include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol. In Turda, visit the unique Salt Mine and attend a fun special event: the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Dracula Tours for Schools – 11-Days Study Trip
Besides the Vampire and Halloween tours running throughout the year, our catalog also includes Study Trips – experiences designed for large groups of students (10 to 40 members). Discover amazing cultural and historical places and attend unique events, not available during other itineraries.
Your experienced guide collects you from Bucharest. Drive to Snagov Lake and visit the impressive Snagov Monastery, built on an island in the middle of the lake. Find out if Dracula was really buried here and then travel to the ruins of the Old Royal Court in Targoviste. Have fun on a city tour of Brasov, followed by the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol.
One of the nights you will spend in Transylvania you’ll accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions. Travel to Sacel and meet a famous wood-craftsman who will teach you – among other techniques – how to carve the perfect wooden stake. In Sapanta, visit the unique Merry Cemetery, where each cross is accompanied by a funny epitaph describing the life of the deceased.
In Turda, attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Help us defeat the evil strigoi and then join us for a fun Evening Sitting. You will also visit the popular Turda Salt Mine, followed by the Icon on Glass Museum in Sibiel, Corvinesti Castle or Poienari Fortress.
2-Days Tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle
If you are looking for a fun experience on Halloween, this is your best choice. We organize a short itinerary, which doesn’t include any attractions except for the iconic Bran Castle. We collect you from Bucharest and transfer you to Bran Village.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel in the vicinity of the castle, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then join our organized group at the entrance in order to take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then have fun at an amazing Halloween Party taking place on the grounds.
Costs for the best Trips to Transylvania
When booking a tour, you need to consider several aspects. First of all, choose the length of your tour based on how much time you have available and on what you intend to do in Transylvania. For example, if you want to explore the best Dracula related highlights and have fun at our parties, we recommend the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour. However, if you’re only interest in the best Halloween Parties in Transylvania, you can either book a 1-Day City Break or a 2-Days Short Break. Or, even better, choose a 3-Days Halloween Tour which includes both our party in Sighisoara Citadel and the one taking place at Bran Castle.
The departure date is also an important factor as you need to syncronize your vacation from work with the planned tour. Or, even better, you can choose a private itinerary and depart on a date which suits you best.
You should know that, on average, a 7-Days tour costs around €1200/person while a 3-Days itinerary costs about €650/person. For specific prices, please consult the pages related to each tour.
Cost for 10-Days Trips to Transylvania and 11-Days Study Trips
Study Trips, reunite large groups of students (minimum 10-15 and up to 40 or even more), accompanied by a tour leader – a teacher – who travels free of charge.
- ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ Study Trip costs €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ costs €1557 or €1837 for single rooms
The 10-Days Halloween Tour departing from Budapest includes amazing attractions located in Hungary and in the land of Dracula. Book this itinerary now for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Tours in Transylvania – Prices
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour running throughout the year costs €1159. This itinerary departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. We also organize a special edition, taking place in July, which includes a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and a fun Masquerade Party. The special edition costs €1159 just like the original tour.
Throughout the year, we also organize a third version of this tour, which departs weekly and includes 4 special dinners and accommodation in a castle-style hotel. Book this itinerary now for €1181. For the complete Transylvanian experience, we recommend the 7-Days Halloween Tour, which takes place around the famous holiday and includes up to three amazing parties. The price for this itinerary is €1299 or €1419 for Single Travelers.
Costs for 3-Days Short Breaks
Our 3-Days Vampire Short Breaks depart on customer request (except for Halloween season). We require at least 2 travelers for the tour to begin. You can book such an itinerary for €569 or €666 (for single rooms).
Besides the Vampire Short Break, we also organize a Halloween edition departing from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. This is the perfect itinerary for someone looking for a fun Halloween Party because it actually includes 2 parties. The price for either one of our 3-Days Halloween tours is €599 or €666 for single rooms.
Prices for 1-Day City Breaks and 2-Days Trips To Transylvania
These itineraries are conceived for people who want to attend a fun Halloween Party. The 1-Day City Breaks include accommodation, dinners and access to either our party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. The version including our special event in Sighisoara costs €249, while the experience in Bran Village is €259 or €288 for single rooms.
2-Days Tours are also centered on either the Halloween Party in Sighisoara or the event at Dracula’s Castle. The 2-Days Itinerary with Party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Sibiu, Cluj, Brasov or Bucharest. It includes accommodation, a festive dinner and access to our event, all for €439 or €479 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days Halloween Itinerary with Party at Bran Castle includes transfer from Bucharest, as well as accommodation, a delicious traditional dinner and access to the popular Halloween Party. You can books this tour for €369 or €399 for single travelers.
Price for food in Romania
We usually include a breakfast and a dinner on every day of your trips to Transylvania. Sometimes, there are small windows in our schedule during which travelers can enjoy lunch on their own account. For this reason – or if you want to eat something that is not included in the menu we offer – you should know how much food costs in Romania. Budget Your Trip – a website which offers price estimates for everything in a country you are about to visit – reveals that, on average, travelers spend about 104 lei / day on food. This refers to three meals / day, which is not our case, since breakfasts and dinners are included 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
Transport Costs in Romania
If you don’t intend to wander off on your own, this section might not be of too much interest. We provide transfers between the included attractions by car, minibus or coach depending on the number of travelers. You might be interested in transportation costs in Romania if you intend to extend your stay and travel more on your own.
You should know that transport costs can differ based on whether you choose a bus or a taxi. Buses are cheaper, but they are also very crowded and you risk running into pickpockets. Taxis, on the other hand, are more expensive, but they offer more intimacy. However, you may encounter drivers who will try to scam you by either circling you around or negotiating the price ahead of the ride.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Romania is, generally, a safe country. The Global Terrorist Database ranks us on 138/163 countries. This signifies that no terrorist attacks have occured here. Furthermore, we are on position 22/163 on the Global Peace Index, which analyses militarization, society and security and domestic and interest conflict.
You don’t need to worry about being mugged in the street, as crime rate is low in Romania – it ranks below the European average. One problem we are facing is with the high level of corruption. You might encounter situations in which authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution which seems outside the law. Do not accept such arrangements, as this will only cause you problems on the long run.
Need to Know before going on our Trips 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.
Driving in Romania
If you intend to visit a series of attractions on your own in Romania, the best option you have is to rent a car. When driving inside cities, pay extra attention to avoid an unwanted traffic incident. Some drivers don’t respect the law and may engage in risky overtakes (possibly in places where this maneuver is not allowed), make U-turns over a continuous line or cross red lights.
Furthermore, a major problem you will face inside cities is the limited number of parking spots. Finding a free spot can be quite a challenge. We recommend planning ahead – find the parking lot that is located closer to your destination and leave the car there. This helps you avoid wasting a lot of time searching for a parking spot.
If you choose public transportation or taxis, we have some advice for you:
- buses or the subway are usually very crowded and pickpockets may lurk here; in order to prevent them from stealing your belongings, always keep your bag or purse within eyesight
- taxis are more expensive than buses; they offer a different level of comfort though, but keep an eye out for shady drivers – their tactics include circling you around in order to increase the meter or negotiating the price before the ride (you usually end up being overcharged this way)
- ridesharing services like Uber or Taxify are safer than taxis; this way you know the cost of your ride in advance and you pay through the app
Pickpocketing is a common issue. Thieves are usually present in crowded places, which is why you should always keep your belongings within eyesight. One of the most common tactics they use is cutting your bag open and disappearing with your valuables before you can realize what happened. We recommend keeping your valuables in the hotel safe when possible and only carrying essential things with you.
If you encounter individuals who offer to exchange money on the street, you should avoid them as their intentions are to scam you. The best place to exchange your money is an exchange house. They usually offer better rates than banks.
In Romania, you can pay almost everywhere with a credit card. If you have a card which supports payments in our currency, we recommend not carrying a large amount of cash with you.
Romania laws require you to always carry photo ID. You should always have your ID Card or Passport on you. We recommend carrying copies around rather than originals.
Airports, military sites and other secure locations do not allow people to take photos on their premises.
You should also know that penalties for drug offences in our country are quite drastic. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, you can face up to 20 years in jail.
We do our best to make sure your trips to Transylvania go as planned and you have a great time in our country. Unfortunately, we can’t predict everything and, sometimes, unexpected and unwanted things can happen. Which is why we strongly recommend getting yourself good travel insurance before leaving your country.
Travel insurance can save you from suffering financially due to an unexpected event. It can also help you if you are in need of healthcare services. Outside your country, medical services can get quite expensive and you most likely won’t receive free care or even subsidized costs. However, a good travel insurance helps because, in this case, the insurer will cover the expenses.
How many days do you need in Romania?
Visit our country on the best trips to Transylvania. Discover impressive cultural and historical attractions and discover the dark legends surrounding Count Dracula. We organize itineraries ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Tours. If the regular tours are not enough for you, choose a private experience and contact us to arrange all the details.
1-Day City Breaks
Our 1-Day City Breaks take place on Halloween. We organize two distinct versions, each focusing on a fun party. The City Break in Sighisoara Citadel includes accommodation, a delicious festive dinner and access to our Halloween Party.
Meanwhile, the same itinerary in Bran Village includes accommodation, a traditional dinner and the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Halloween Trips to Transylvania
Just like the 1-Day City Breaks, 2-Days Short Breaks include the best Halloween Parties in Transylvania. We organize a 2-Days tour in Sighisoara Citadel, departing from Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest.
Our catalog also includes a 2-days itinerary with Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Depart from Bucharest, accommodate at a 3* hotel, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then join us for a party you won’t forget!
3-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania
We organize a 3-Days Vampire Short Break running throughout the year, on customer request. Our guide collects you from Cluj-Napoca. Visit impressive attractions such as the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, Sighisoara Citadel, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. Special events include our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team in Turda (we require at least 4 participants for this event to take place).
On Halloween, the 3-days Short Breaks depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and include the amazing Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular Party at Bran Castle. If you are looking for fun, this is the perfect tour for you as you get to party two days in a row.
7-Days Trips to Transylvania
Our 7-Days tours are, arguably, the best experiences in our catalog. Both the Vampire and Halloween editions include the best Dracula related places and several unforgettable special events.
Awarded Vampire Tour
We organize this amazing itinerary on a weekly basis, between May and October. Visit impressive medieval cities filled with unique attractions – Brasov and Sibiu. Explore Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style edifice formerly inhabited by ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Discover Peles Palace, Poienari Fortress or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, where ruler Vlad the Impaler was born.
Arrive in Turda where you will visit the unique Salt Mines and attend an unforgettable special event. Meet our team and enjoy the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Help us get rid of the evil ‘strigoi’ and then travel to Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. This itinerary would not be complete without Transylvania’s symbol, the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
7-Days Halloween Tour in Transylvania
Our 7-Days Halloween itinerary was placed by Fodor’s Travel Guide in their ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’ list. In addition, operator TourRadar awarded it the ‘Tour of the year 2019’ distinction.
Begin your journey in Bucharest. Our experienced guide collects you from a centrally located hotel. Visit Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place, followed by Poienari Fortress, Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
Join us in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Explore this impressive citadel and discover highlights such as the Clock Tower History Museum. In the evening, arrive in the dungeon of a medieval hotel for the best Halloween Party. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner complemented by a program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next morning, travel to Bran Village. Meet our organized group at the entrance to Bran Castle and take advantage of ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Have fun on a unique night tour of the castle and then attend a fun Halloween Party on the grounds of the castle. On your last day – once you recover from our fun parties – visit Pelisor Castle before your drop off in Bucharest.