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Join us on an amazing Dracula tour from Budapest! Visit the Hungarian capital, followed by Tokaj Winery. After that, travel to Transylvania and discover the best Dracula related highlights. Before returning to Budapest, visit Szeged City.

 


Dracula Tour from Budapest – Highlights

Day 1 Wine tasting in Tokay with Dracula’s favorite wines and welcome dinner

  • Wine Tasting in Tokaj – It was the Tokaj wine that Dracula used to serve his guests with. Also a favorite tipple of the Dumas’s musketeers.
  • Welcome dinner in Romanian traditional way

Day 2 The merriest cemetery in the world and Romanian Village Museum

  • The Marry Cemetery from Sapanta with wood-carved memorial crosses, not only decorated in vivid colors with funny epitaphs
  • The Magic World of Romanian Folklore – A live presentation offered by a famous Romanian ethnographer, your travel to Transylvania will enrich you’re universe with more fantastic creatures than you could ever have imagine.

Day 3 Learn to make a wooden  stake before arriving to Dracula Castle Hotel Halloween party

  •  meet a famous wood-craftsman. He’ll teach us how to make the perfect wooden stake so you can be prepared to meet the vampires
  • Halloween party and accommodation in Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Transylvania – Bram Stoker’s imagination placed Count’s castle in Borgo Pass; nowadays Stoker has a statue in front of this hotel

Day 4 Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Vlad the Impaler birthplace

  • Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel – Dracula’s birth place; lunch in the house where Vlad the Impaler was born and enjoy the best Halloween party ever. Check out the schedule here!
    • Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a vampire in this Dracula tour – find out more!
    • “Witchery Moments” magicians show –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
    • Vampires Hunting show – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers
    • costume contests and prizes

Day 5 Bran Castle Halloween party, aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween party from Transylvania

  • tour of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara and visit of Clock Tower and Medieval Weapon collection
  • Halloween Party at Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377
  • Night visit of Bran castle with VIP Entrance (skip the 3 hours line); the castle is decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous witches as hostesses.

Day 6 The Black Church from Brasov and Rasnov Fortress

  • Rasnov fortress, 15 kilometres away from Brasov was built in order to defend the peasants in the surroundings on a top of a mountain
  •  the famous Gothic Black Church; the edifice holds the largest organ in Europe

Day 7 The Bridge of Liars and the beautiful Fagaras Citadel 

  • Fagaras citadel surrounded by the water
  • medieval city of Sibiu (European Capital of Culture in 2007) with its wonderful Saxon buildings and the famous Bridge of Liars

Day 8 The greatest  Gothic style castle in Eastern Europe seen in this Dracula Tour from Budapest 

  • visit Corvinesti Castle is waiting for your visit; this is the greatest Gothic style castle in Eastern Europe

Day 9 The sun city and the capital of Hungary

  •  Szeged also called Sun City, enjoy a city tour

Brief itinerary of the 10-Days Dracula Tour from Budapest

Day 1

Budapest Parliament - Dracula tour from Budapest
Budapest Parliament

Go on an amazing Dracula tour from Budapest. Our guide collects you from Budapest Airport. Drive to Tokaj, Hungary and then enjoy the famous Tokaj Wine, used by Dracula to serve his guests.

From here, travel to Satu Mare, delight yourself during a special welcome dinner and then accommodate in a 3* hotel.

Day 2

Merry Cemetery from Maramures - Dracula tour from Budapest
Merry Cemetery from Maramures

The next morning, drive to Sapanta and then visit a place unique in the world: the Merry Cemetery. The cemetery is famous for its wood-carved crosses depicting the deceased in cartoonish fasion. Under the cartoon, each cross has a wooden plaque which contains a funny epitaph reciting biographies of the deceased.

Next, head to Sighetu Marmatiei and visit the Village Museum.

Accommodate in Viseul de Sus.

Day 3

Tours of Transylvania - Dracula tour from Budapest
Dracula Castle Hotel from Borgo Pass

On your next day, arrive in Sacel and then meet a famous wood-craftsman. In addition to making the acquaintance, learn how to make the perfect wooden stake.
From here, travel to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle hotel, built according to Bram Stoker’s imagination. This evening, enjoy a delicious three-course dinner and discover all the dark legends surrounding Dracula.

Day 4

Sighisoara, the best Halloween party in Transylvania-Dracula tour from Budapest
Ritual Killing of a Living Dead in Sighisoara Citadel, the best Halloween party in Transylvania

In the morning, drive to Sighisoara Citadel.
Accommodate at a 3* medieval hotel and, at 8 PM, join us for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania!

Magicians Show at the best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania
Magicians Show at the best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania

The schedule includes Vampire Hunting – a show performed by a professional ballet team, followed by Witchery Moments – an unforgettable magic show.

The highlight of this party is the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.

Day 5 Dracula Tour from Budapest – Halloween Party at Bran Castle-the biggest Halloween Party in Romania

Dracula's Castle Halloween party in Bran-Romania-tours-from-Budapest
Dracula’s Castle Halloween party in Bran

Recover from our party in Sighisoara and get ready for the second night of fun included in your tour.
Go on a tour of Sighisoara Citadel.

 

Bran Castle aka Dracula castle from Transylvania
Bran Castle seen in these Dracula Tour from Budapest 

Head to Bran Village. At 7:30 pm, join us for the ultimate Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
Enjoy a unique night tour of the castle, decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous witches.
After that, have fun at the Dracula’s Castle Halloween party in Bran.

 

Day 6

Brasov seen in Romania tours from Budapest
Brasov-medieval center

The next day, visit Rasnov fortress and then drive to the Saxon City of Brasov. Visit the historic center and then the famous Black Church.

Day 7

SIbiu-Romania Tours from Budapest
Sibiu-City center

On your 7th day, travel Fagaras Citadel and then to Sibiu.
Visit landmarks such as the Bridge of Liars and then accommodate in a 4* hotel.

Day 8

Corvinesti Castle seen in these Romania Tours from Budapest
Corvinesti Castle

From Sibiu, drive to Hunedoara and visit the legendary Corvinesti Castle, the greatest Gothic style castle in Romania. After that, drive to Arad and accommodate in a 4* hotel.

Day 9

Bran castle Halloween party visited in these Romania Tours from Budapest
Bran Castle Decorated for Halloween

You are near the end of your quest.
From Arad, our amazing Dracula tour from Budapest take you back to Hungary.
Go on a city tour of Szeged, also known as Sun City. After that, drive to Budapest and accommodate in a 3* hotel.
Join us for a farewell dinner and receive your Survivors’ Certificate.

Day 10

The next morning, our guide takes you to the airport for the return journey.

 

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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.

 


Departures:

Departure datePrice per person
(price based on 2 persons sharing a double room)
Single travelerAvailability

October 27, 2020

10 day tour. Departure from Budapest (10.00 GMT + 01:00)

Including 2 Halloween Parties: Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and Halloween Party at Bran Castle

€ 1790€ 1920Departs for groups of minimum 6 people

October 26, 2021

10 day tour. Departure from Budapest (10.00 GMT + 01:00)

Including 2 Halloween Parties: Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and Halloween Party at Bran Castle

€ 1790€ 1920Departs for groups of minimum 6 people

 


Halloween in Transylvania, Dracula Tour from Budapest – map

dracula tour from budapest map

 

 


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.

Media Mentions
• We’re pleased to say that Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
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Awarded Halloween Tours Transylvania – Highlights:

Advice for US citizens traveling in Romania

U.S.-Romania relations

The United States established diplomatic relations with Romania in 1880, following Romania’s independence. The two countries severed diplomatic ties after Romania declared war on the United States in 1941; and re-established them in 1947. Relations remained strained during the Cold War era while Romania was under communist leadership. After the 1989 revolution ended communist rule, however, Romania’s policies became unequivocally pro-Western.

Romania joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2004 and has established itself as a steadfast ally of both the United States and NATO.

U.S. Assistance to Romania

U.S. security assistance supports Romania in completing its military modernization, improving its interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces, and increasing its expeditionary deployment capabilities in support of NATO’s collective defense and coalition operations with the United States. Other programs include U.S. Department of Justice assistance to strengthen the rule of law, including combatting corruption and human trafficking, and strengthening intellectual property rights and cyber-security. The United States also assists in preserving Romania’s unique cultural heritage. For example, in 2019, Romania received the largest Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation grant in the world, $500,000, for the restoration of a 14th Century fortified Saxon church in the village of Alma Vii.

Entry and visa information. 

  • You must have a U.S. passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your departure date from Romania.
  • U.S. citizens may enter and remain in Romania without a visa for up to 90 days total in any 180-day period. Departing Romania and attempting to re-enter Romania does not “restart the clock”. U.S. citizens who depart Romania and return after spending less than 90 days in the 180-day period prior to their return will be admitted for the remainder of the 90 days. U.S. citizens attempting to re-enter Romania after having already spent 90 days in Romania in the 180-day period prior to return may be denied re-entry to Romania.
  • U.S. citizens who wish to stay longer than 90 days must obtain an extension from Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • U.S.-Romanian dual nationals should consult the Romanian Border Police website for information on exit requirements.
  • If you have a temporary or permanent Romanian residence permit, be ready to present it upon request from local competent authorities.

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Romania.

Safety

Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.

 

Tourism: The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules [with regards to best practices and safety inspections] are regularly enforced, though some tourism-related activities (such as rock climbing and extreme sports) are less regulated than in the U.S. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available in near major cities. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. Medical treatment in Romania is not up to western standards. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance.

Crime

Reported types of crime include:

  • Robbery, pick pocketing, internet scams, and credit card fraud are the most commonly reported crimes.
  • Organized groups of criminals, sometimes including minors, operate in train stations, trains, subways, and busses.
  • Money exchange schemes often involve individuals posing as plainclothes policemen who approach you, flash a badge, and ask for your passport and wallet. Insist on the presence of a uniformed police officer and request that any issues be resolved at the police station.
  • If traveling on an overnight train, travel with a companion and in the highest class available.
  • Do not leave your personal belongings unattended; stow them securely out of sight.
  • Use ATMs located inside banks. You should check ATM machines for any evidence of tampering before use.
  • Be extra cautious of your surroundings if using an internet café.
  • Use cash wherever possible in lieu of credit cards.

 

Victims of Crime: 

U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault should first contact the U.S. Embassy. Report crimes to the local police at 112 and contact the U.S. Embassy at (40) 21 200-3300.

Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.

U.S. Embassy can:

  • help you find appropriate medical care
  • assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • contact relatives or friends (with your written consent)
  • explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • provide a list of local attorneys
  • provide information on victim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
  • provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • help you find accommodation and help you arrange flights home
  • replace a stolen or lost passport

Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance.

Tourism: The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules are regularly enforced, though some tourism-related activities (such as rock climbing and extreme sports) are less regulated than in the United States.  Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available in major cities. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. Medical treatment in Romania does not meet U.S. standards. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance.

Local Laws

Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law.

Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.

Special Circumstances:

  • Romania is situated in a seismically active region and has a history of devastating earthquakes, with the greatest risk occurring in Bucharest.
  • Mountainous areas of the country can be subject to torrential rains and flash floods, especially in the spring and summer months.
  • Streets and sidewalks are often icy and hazardous during winter.
  • Avoid contact with stray dogs.
  • Travelers’ checks are of limited use, but ATMs (“bancomats” in Romanian) are widely available.

LGBT Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Romania. However, the annual gay pride parades in Bucharest have been the scene of violent protests in past years.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Romanian laws and regulations require public places, the outdoor environment, transportation, and housing to be accessible for persons with mobility issues. Although there has been progress, accessibility varies greatly. While large cultural institutions and supermarkets are generally properly equipped for persons with mobility issues, accessibility on sidewalks, hotels, and public transportation remains problematic.

  • Sidewalks and streets are uneven, even in major cities.
  • Small hotels and tourist sites often do not have elevators or ramps.
  • Access to public transportation is not adequately marked for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.
  • Platforms at subway stations may be narrow, steep and slippery.

Health

US Embassy  do not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.

Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our web page for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.

If traveling with prescription medication, check with the government of Romania and with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the medication is legal in Romania. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.

  • Basic medical supplies are limited in Romania, especially outside of major cities.
  • Hospitals often lack nursing care and assistance for the elderly.
  • Most prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are available in Romania but are often sold under different names.
  • Response times for emergency services vary widely depending on the region of the country and nature of emergency.

US Embassy strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

 

Before you begin your travels

Write down contact details for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to carry with you in case of emergency while traveling.

US Embassy in Romania
4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd.
District 1, Bucharest
015118 Romania
Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3300
https://ro.usembassy.gov/

Notify your bank and credit card companies of your travel, and check exchange rates.
Some banks are blocking your credit card payment when a transaction occurs from abroad.

Safeguard Your Documents!

Make two copies of all your travel documents in case of emergency. Leave one copy with a trusted friend or relative at home and carry the other separately from your original documents. To help prevent theft, do not carry your passport in your back pocket, and keep it separate from your money.

For more information https://travel.state.gov/

Please check your itinerary below:

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Tuesday, Budapest - Tokaj - Satu Mare (326 km, 3h 38 min driving)

Welcome to your Dracula Tour, a Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler! Our English speaking guide picks you up from Budapest Airport and prepares you for your travel to Transylvania. Stop for a glass of excellent wine in Tokaj, Hungary. It was the Tokaj wine that Dracula used to serve hisguests with! For a little Dutch-courage and, for sure, with higher spirits you’ll reach Romania and stop in Satu Mare for accommodation in a 3* hotel. Along with a welcome dinner, you’ll receive your talisman: a cross carved by a famous popular craftsman to keep your body safe and your spirit alive, as well as a survival certificate (which you’ll have stamped as you progress through the itinerary) to recognize your courage!

Day 2

Wednesday, Satu Mare - Sapinta - Sighetul Marmatiei –Viseul de Sus (154 km, 3h 6 min driving)

Your first morning in Romania! Drive to Sapanta, close to the Ukrainian border, home of the merriest cemetery in the world! Unique in the world: the Merry Cemetery owes its name to the wood-carved memorial crosses, not only decorated in vivid colors depicting the deceased in a cartoon like manner, the epitaphs candidly recite biographies of the deceased using limerick-style poetry. Next stop is Sighetul Marmatiei where a famous ethnographer, will take you into the magical world of Romanian folklore on your visit to the Village Museum. You’ll spend the evening in Viseul de Sus. Delight yourself with stories of the haunted houses of that area to better catch the spirit of this Halloween tour!

Day 3

Thursday, Viseul de Sus - Sacel – Borgo Pass ( Pasul Tihuta- Fantanele) (142 km, 2h33min driving)

Vampire tour show In Sacel you’ll make a truly necessary friend: Grigore Tulean, a famous wood-craftsman. He’ll teach us how to make the perfect wooden stake which, in Sighisoara, will be used in order to kill a vampire! Travel to Borgo Pass next and step into Jonathan Harker’s shoes. We’ll stay in Dracula’s Castle, a 3* hotel which was built in accordance to Bram Stokers imagination.

Day 4

Friday, Borgo Pass – Sighisoara (198km, 3h25min driving)

Aren’t you happy to see the light of the day again?! Drive to Sighisoara, the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe and a UNESCO heritage site, but probably most important for you it is Vlad Dracula's birth place! 20:00 It’s time for your Halloween party, put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Plenty of opportunities for you tonight: attend Vampiresa Hunting, enjoy Witchery Moments, performed by two famous magicians, witness the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old Transylvanian folklore and listen to your guide’s good advice, and you might just escape without being impaled! The best Halloween party idea, don’t you think? If you survive, you’ll find refuge in a 3* hotel.

Day 5

Saturday, Sighisoara – Bran (139 km, 2h 13 min driving)

Getting up in the morning after a party is always a hard thing to do! That’s why we will have a late departure to Bran. After a tour of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara and visit of Clock Tower and Medieval Weapon collection drive to Bran and prepare for the last Halloween Party, a true marathon! 19:30 Attend the ultimate Halloween Party at Bran Castle - also known as Dracula's Castle! 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. Feel amazing being part of a great and dynamic Halloween party in the courtyard of Bran Castle until 4:00 am. That is Dracula's Castle Halloween Party from Transylvania.

Day 6

Sunday, Bran – Rasnov – Brasov ( 40 minutes driving)

This peasant refuge, Rasnov fortress, 15 kilometres away from Brasov was built in order to defend the peasants in the surroundings. It has resisted a great number of sieges and only opened its gates to the invaders once, when the lack of water forced the defenders to give in. The 150 deep fountain inside the citadel tells a lot about this story of resistance. Drive to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov to visit the historic town center and its famous gothic Black Church, the best-known monument in the city. The edifice holds the largest organ in Europe, which was partially destroyed during the great fire of 1689. It was here, in the city of Brasov where Vlad led raids against the Saxon merchants.

Day 7

Monday, Brasov – Fagaras- Sibiu (145 km, 2h 19 min driving)

For a walk on the famous Bridge of Liars you’ll travel to Sibiu, a city with a wonderful medieval charm, excellent views of the surrounding landscape and great food. Accommodate in a 4* hotel. Enjoy a traditional dinner in one of the oldest restaurants in Sibiu.

Day 8

Tuesday, Sibiu - Deva - Hunedoara - Arad (339 km, 4h driving)

Today you’re invited to pay a visit to another legendary castle in Transylvania, Corvinesti Castle. Drive to Hunedoara where the legendary Corvinesti Castle is waiting for your visit. The greatest t Gothic style castle in Romania, Corvinesti was built in the 14th Century, and it was here that Vlad the Impaler, Dracula was brought up. Spend the evening in Arad, accommodation in a 4* hotel.

Day 9

Wednesday, Arad - Szeged - Budapest ( 274 km 3h driving)

Dracula Tour - Good bye party! The last day of your Halloween tour. Please allow yourself an extra 5 minutes in bed to think about your adventure in Dracula’s kingdom, wasn’t it soul captivating? Travel to Budapest, Hungary’s capital. On the way stop to Szeged also called Sun City, enjoy a city tour.. Accommodate in 3* hotel in Budapest, central located. During your farewell dinner your survivors’ certificate will be handed over, as well as the certificate proving that Transylvania does exist and it’s not quite the Utopia people imagine.

Day 10

Thursday, Airport

It’s time to take your soul back home ... hopefully. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Tour leader

English speaking guide services


Accommodation

7 nights in 3* hotels, 2 nights in 4* hotels


Transportation

All transfers inside the tour, by coach, minibus or car – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.


Meals

9 breakfasts, 9 dinners (3 special dinners: Candle lit dinner in Dracula’s Castle, Festive Halloween dinner in Sighisoara, Saxon dinner in Sibiu) and wine tasting in Tokaj.


Entry fees to

Merry Cemetery in Sapinta, Village Museum in Sighet, famous craftsman Grigore Tulean, Dracula’s Castle, Clock Tower, Medieval Weapon Collection and Torture Room in Sighisoara, Bran Castle, Corvinestilor Castle in Hunedoara.


Events

Halloween party in Sighisoara and special entertaining program, Halloween party at Bran Castle.

  • 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.

Not included:

  • plane ticket
  • airport fees
  • photo & video tax
  • other not mentioned
  1. :

    My father and I took a 10 day vacation to Transylvania that included a brewery tour, salt mines, motorcycle riding, biplane flight, dinner at Dracula’s castle and tons of other adventures.
    Transylvania Live customized the trip to our timing and travel preferences.
    We had a great guide, enjoyed amazing food, and loved the historic castle like cities.
    The best part of the trip was the medieval battle we that took place in our honor.
    Real sword fights and pure adrenaline.
    It was great to just sit outside and have a beer in a town square with my dad while people watching.
    I’d love to go back.
    Even the motorcycle ride was epic.
    On the last night the company had a feast and held a burial ceremony for killing a vampire which was awesome.
    Transylvania Live did a fantastic job coordinating the trip.
    I’d highly recommend them if you are planning a trip to Romania.

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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://dracula-tour.com/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).