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Join us on the best Dracula Tour Romania on Halloween. Discover the best highlights related to Vlad the Impaler on an unforgettable journey. This is the complete edition of our Transylvanian holidays, including 3 amazing parties!


Dracula Tour Romania on Halloween – Awards

  • This awarded 7-days tour was included in the Top 10 Must-Do Adventures by Fodor’s Travel Guide.
  • The tour was named 2019 Tour of the Year by Tourradar at Events section.

Highlights of the best Dracula Tour Romania

Day 1

  •  visit Snagov Island where, according to the legend, Vlad Tepes was buried after his assassination
  • welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top Romanian traditional restaurants

Day 2

  • visit of Poienari, to see the ruins of Vlad’s old and faithful Poenari fortress
  •  traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu

Day 3

  • Corvinestilor Castle, one of the most beautiful Gothic castles in Eastern Europe
  • vampire menu for dinner in a Dracula Castle themed hotel to understand why it worth killing for a meal

Day 4

  • the Salt Mines of Turda,  a womb deep in the earth  transformed into a modern architectural wonder -complete with amusement park, recreational facilities and underground salt lake you can sail on

Day 5

  • The best 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.
  • Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore-as seen on Travel Channellearn more.
  • “Witchery Moments” with Eduard & Bianca –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
  • Vampire Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers led by Emilia and Dorin Milea, who were rewarded for the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.
  • Open bar available until 01.00 am. The best Halloween party in Romania, Sighisoara citadel

Day 6

  • Halloween Party at Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween party –the edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. You can expect a party with a nice clubbing atmosphere. You can order drinks from the bar.
  • Night visit of Bran Castle decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous witches as hostesses. VIP Entrance (skip the 3 hours line) is guaranteed if you depart from the hotel in the same time with your guide

Day 7

  •  Pelisor Castle, part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle. Pelisor impress the viewers with its combination of Art Nouveau style, Byzantine and Celtic elements.

 

 


Dracula Tour Romania – Short description

Day 1

Our experienced English speaking guide collects you from the reception desk of Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. From here, travel to Vlad the Impaler’s alleged burial place: Snagov Monastery, an impressive monastic building in the middle of Snagov Lake.

Find out if the Count is really buried here and then return to our capital. Go on an impressive city tour of Bucharest, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then retire at a cozy, centrally-located 4* hotel.

Bucharest-Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021
Parliament building Bucharest seen in our Dracula Tours Romania

Day 2

Your Dracula Tour Romania continues at Poienari, an impressive mountain fortress used by Vlad the Impaler to take refuge from the attacking Ottomans.

Climb the 1480 stairs and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top.

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Poenari Citadel – the real Dracula Castle seen in our Dracula Tours Romania

Next, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Serve a traditional dinner and the accommodate in a 4* hotel.

Day 3

Visit Corvinesti Castle – an impresive Gothic style construction. The castle was home to important historical characters such as ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. From here, your Dracula tour Romania takes you to Turda.

Corvinesti Castle - Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021
Corvinesti Castle

In Turda, enjoy a special vampire dinner with a unique menu. Accommodate in Dracula themed 4* hotel described by our customers as a medieval fantasy with beds.

 

Day 4

Begin the fourth day of your Dracula tour Romania with a unique highlight. Descend to the impressive Turda Salt Mines, visit the old galleries and then travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Go on an exciting city tour and admire the medieval buildings.

Next, follow into the footsteps of Jonathan Harker, the protagonist of Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. Arrive at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, enjoy a delicious three course dinner and discover all the dark legends related to the Count.

 

Day 5
Get ready to discover the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler! Join us in Sighisoara Citadel, accommodate at a 3* medieval hotel and prepare for an unforgettable event!

Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel,  Dracula's birthplace Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021
 Colorful streets of Sighisoara citadel

At 8 PM, you are invited to the basement of the hotel. This is where we organize our famous Halloween Party! Considered by many guests as the best from the tour!

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After the Ritual – Halloween Party Sighisoara Citadel

Enjoy a traditional festive dinner and strong Romanian beverages, accompanied by a special program.

Have fun attending a unique magic show!

The best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania -Australian tourists
The best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania -Australian tourists

During the party, the team performs the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, as seen on Travel Channel.

dracula-tour-on-halloween-Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel,  Dracula's birthplace
Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel,  Dracula’s birthplace

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

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Open bar-Sighisoara Halloween Party

 

Day 6

The next morning, visit the main attractions in Sighisoara: the Clock Tower History Museum, the Church on the Hill or the unique Covered Stairs.

Admire this amazing citadel and then head to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov.
Drive through the city and admire unique buildings such as the Black Church.

After that, drive to Bran Village.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel situated next to Bran Castle and get your costume ready.

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Bran Castle Decorated for Halloween

Join us at 7:00 PM and then take advantage of our skip-the-line service.
Attend a unique night tour of Bran Castle.

After that, attend the amazing Bran Castle Halloween party in the grounds of the castle.

The best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania
Bran Castle Halloween party aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween party in Transylvania

Day 7

On your last day in Transylvania, drive to Sinaia, the pearl of Romania’s mountain resorts.
Visit Pelisor Castle, which is part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle.

Peles Castle from Sinaia on our Dracula tour Romania
Peles Castle from Sinaia

After that, arrive in Bucharest late in the evening. Our guide drops you off at the airport or Moxa Boutique Hotel hotel.

 

This is just an overview of your Dracula Tour Romania.
For more information, such as the complete itinerary or inclusions/exclusions, please scroll up and then use the menu above to navigate to your desired section.

 

 


Dracula Tour Romania on Halloween – Departure dates

Departure dates for Dracula  tour on HalloweenPrice 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 25, 2021
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and then Halloween Party at Bran Castle included. 
€ 1299€ 1419Guaranteed departure
October 24, 2022
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and then Halloween Party at Bran Castle included. 
€ 1299€ 1419Guaranteed departure

 

Departure Guaranteed

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


Dracula Tour Romania – Itinerary map

map of the Halloween in Romania awarded Dracula tour


Book your 7 Days Halloween tour now!

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.

 


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
more details here

 

Halloween tours in Transylvania on the national news

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Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour 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

Bucharest - Snagov - Bucharest (about 1h driving)

Welcome to Romania ! 10:00 AM - Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. Be prepared to immerge into the legend. Drive to Snagov to visit Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination. The monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows the architectural pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece. Return to Bucharest and enjoy a city tour. Your first day in Romania ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top traditional restaurants. Your accommodation is in a great 4* hotel.

Day 2

Bucharest - Poienari - Sibiu (309 km, 5h 20 min driving)

Morning drive to Poienari. Enjoy a morning visit of Poienari, to see the ruins of Vlad’s old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains , on a canyon formed by Arges Rives is perched high on a cliff, in fact a steep precipice. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view from the top you’ll need to climb over 1400 stairs. Late afternoon arrival in Sibiu. Evening in Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital for 2007. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the center of Romania 's German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania’s most beautiful cities. The city contains the largest concentrations of tourist attractions in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu.

Day 3

Sibiu – Hunedoara - TURDA (272 km, 3h 18 min driving)

We leave the impressive medieval town of Sibiu and head next to Hunedoara. Visit Corvinestilor Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Romania. From Hunedoara, drive to Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere, home to one of the oldest Salt Mine in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, often referred to as a medieval fantasy with beds. Delight yourself with a vampire menu for dinner, a delicious reason to travel to Transylvania !

Day 4

Turda - Cluj-Napoca - Tihuta/Borgo Pass (191 km, 3h driving)

Prepare to descent to the heart of one of the biggest saline in Romania , the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Drive next to the city of Cluj Napoca to enjoy a city tour revealing beautiful medieval buildings such as Saint Andrews Cathedral. Today you’ll enjoy a stunning scenery, following the steps of Jonathan Harker to Borgo Pass– Bram Stocker’s character from Dracula novel. And here we are at Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass , a 3* hotel which was built in accordance to Bram Stokers imagination. Enjoy a delicious three course dinner and then gather around a huge bone fire and discover all the dark legends.

Day 5

Borgo Pass - Sighisoara (198 km, 3h 29min driving) - Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel

You can’t miss the best party from Sighisoara, that’s why we scheduled a late departure from Borgo Pass. So take your time, admire the incredible view, drink just one coffee - maybe you have the chance to take a nap during today. Next stop 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, 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 including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead (as seen on Travel Channel), professional ballet dancers and witchery moments with 2 incredible young magicians.

Day 6

Sighisoara – Brasov - Bran (145 km, 2h 20 min driving) - Halloween Party at Bran Castle

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. Late afternoon arrival 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. 7:30 pm / The Ultimate Halloween Party at the 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. Watch a horror movie projection and feel amazing being part of a great and dynamic Halloween After Party in the courtyard of Bran Castle until 4:00 am. There will be installed a big heated tent. Admission on Bran Castle property is available from 07:00 pm, you will set up departure hour with your tour guide.

Day 7

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

Your last Romanian morning. Drive to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania, explore Pelisor Castle, part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle. Pelisor impress the viewers with its combination of Art Nouveau style, Byzantine and Celtic elements. “Golden room” was design by the Queen Mary herself. Late arrival in Bucharest. Please have in mind that on Sunday’s there’s a heavy traffic from Bran to Bucharest. Estimated time of arrival in Bucharest: 7PM

Tour leader

English speaking guide services.


Accommodation 

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 10:00 am Bucharest local time (GMT+2).

Drop off: Airport/ Moxa Boutique Hotel on the last day of the tour, around 7:00 pm Bucharest local time (GMT+2).


Transportation

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


Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 dinners (4 special dinners: dinner with vampire menu in Dracula themed Restaurant in Turda, candle lit dinner in Hotel Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, traditional dinner in Bran) and Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace – 3 course dinner, Open Bar from 20.00 – 01.00, dessert – Sweets Bar. 


Entry fees to

Snagov Monastery, Pelisor Castle, Bran Castle, Salt Mines in Turda, Spider Web Painter in Medias, Clock Tower in Sighisoara.


Special events – 3 Halloween Parties in Transylvania

Halloween Party in Sighisoara: The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead, Vampiresa Huntig and many dark surprises.

Halloween Party at the Bran Castle includes: VIP entrance to the castle (skip the 3 hours line), night tour of the Bran Castle decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous Wicked Fairies and the Halloween Party until 04:00 am. It is recommended to keep in touch with your assigned guide and depart together with the group from the hotel toward the castle in order to benefit from the VIP entrance; if you are not going together with the group chances are that you will have to stay in line with the other party attenders.
IMPORTANT: Please have in mind that Halloween Party at Bran Castle is organized by administration of Bran Castle. Transylvania Live is not responsible for the content of the program/ changing’s, organizing manner or even cancellation. Transylvania Live provides only with the admission logistic.

*Please be cautious if you suffer from claustrophobia, are sensitive to intermittent lights and loud noises! Also, please consider the low temperatures and the fact that the stairs and alleyways can be slippery. For your saftey, plese listen to the instructions of the Castle’s personnel.

Third Halloween Party in Transylvania – The location for the third Halloween Party will be announced soon.

 

– Plane ticket

– Airport fees

– Photo & video tax

– Accommodation for the last day of the tour

– other not mentioned.

 

 

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  1. :

    This was the best Halloween I’ve ever had!
    Romania is beautiful especially the views of Transylvania.
    We visited important places of Vlad Tepes history and our guide was very knowledgeable.
    During Halloween we had 3 different parties in 3 different locations across Transylvania and each was different from the other.
    Our group was under 20 people which made it easy to make new friends during the trip.
    I highly recommend this tour if you want to learn more about Dracula

  2. :

    AMAZING EXPERIENCE – This trip has to be on everyone’s bucket list!!!
    We booked the 7 day Halloween in Transylvania and added on the 2 day Halloween at Bran Castle.
    Our main reason for booking was the Halloween parties.
    We traveled with another couple and booked direct with Transylvania Live via the internet. Initially we were skeptical at doing this but Hertha and her team were so helpful and patiently answered all of our questions and emails promptly and our trip went smoothly and exactly to plan.
    Our small group of 16 was the perfect size – it gave us an intimate, personalized tour experience with some great memories and we made lots of new friends!
    Our guide was professional, very knowledgeable and always eager to answer our questions. We learned through him that there was so much more to Romania than Bram Stokers’ Dracula.
    We came away from our trip not only thoroughly enjoying the 3 Halloween parties we attended but also thoroughly enjoying visiting the beautiful towns and historical places related to Vlad the Impaler and learning about the history and culture of Romania and its people.
    I would highly recommend Transylvania Live and their tours to anyone.
    I don’t think this will be our only trip to Romania – we will be back!!

  3. :

    Excellent vacation!!!!
    The Halloween parties were amazing.
    Our guide Christian was so accommodating, and a literal walking encyclopedia of Romanian History, Architecture, Legends and Jokes!
    Our driver “Dan” was funny and so personable.
    The Hotels were beautiful.
    Highly recommend!!!!

  4. :

    My husband and I did the 7 day Halloween Tour with the 2 day Add-on trip.
    The company was very helpful and timely in their email communications during the planning process and leading up to the trip. We received detailed itinerary information and found the trip to be a great value for everything included and very easy to plan.
    The experience itself was AMAZING!
    We had a wonderful small group with a great driver and knowledgeable tour guide.
    The parties were a ton of fun, but we also loved seeing the castles, churches, fortresses, villages, towns, cities, forests and countryside.
    Our hotels had lots of character. They all included breakfast, and we also enjoyed the meals included in the tour.
    Keep in mind, changing hotels every night and carrying luggage up and down stairs when you pack.
    We aren’t sure how we will ever top this experience!
    Thank you, Transylvania Live!

  5. :

    My sister Adrienne and I would like to sum up our experience in Transylvania in a word: very “worthwhile.”
    Our guide Claudiu was knowledgeable, responsible, courteous, and a great driver throughout Transylvania.
    All the sights and sounds of Transylvania were very interesting, educational and descriptive of life in Romania.
    We had fun with the younger set of travelers during the two Halloween festivities, in Sighisoara and Bran.
    We were very happy with the courteous and friendly treatment at Boutique Hotel Moxa; keep on using it.
    Romania is a very interesting country with lots of history to entice others to visit.
    We will share our experiences with others, happily.

  6. :

    We had a wonderful holiday in Romania thank you.
    The Itinerary was very full and we enjoyed the accommodation and all of the visits.
    We now have much better idea about the history, geography, politics and social aspects of your amazing country.
    The included meals gave us a taste of your local cuisine, and the hotels were all very good and central to each location.
    It was so enjoyable to meet you all at Turda.
    It was a very personal touch.
    We particularly liked the hotel there.
    We liked our stay in Sibiu and would like to go back there.
    Thank you so much for arranging such a memorable holiday and we will certainly recommend you to our friends.
    We enjoyed our 3 nights in Bucharest at the end of the tour, particularly the Free Walking Tour and the Tour of the Parliament building [unbelievably grandiose]
    Thank you again to all of the Transylvania Live team

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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).