Halloween tour in Transylvania with 2 Halloween parties, 3 days from Cluj-Napoca
Best selling short break departing from Transylvania in UK this tour allows you to participate to the main Halloween parties in Transylvania.
Sighisoara Halloween party, the best in Romania, and Bran Castle Halloween party, aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween Party from Transylvania, the biggest Halloween party in Romania
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Go on an amazing Transylvania Halloween tour. Meet our guide in Cluj-Napoca and then explore our country and discover the best landmarks related to Vlad the Impaler. This Transylvania Halloween tour includes two fun parties: one takes place in Sighisoara Citadel and includes the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed as seen on Travel Channel. Have fun with us and then travel to Bran for the popular Halloween Party at Dracula's Castle.
3-Days Transylvania Halloween tour - Highlights
Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel – a delicious traditional festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special programme including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, Vampire Hunting show, magicians show and many dark surprises – find out the complete programme.
The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara – Dracula’s birthplace, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Halloween Party on the grounds of Bran Castle* – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377
Night visit to Bran Castle - decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous witches
Festive dinner in Bran - including a costume contest
The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.
Brief itinerary - Dracula Halloween tour Transylvania
Day 1 - The best Halloween party in Transylvania Our experienced guide collects you from the centrally located Hotel Transilvania. Drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace.
Sighisora Citadel, Dracula's birthplace seen in Dracula tours in Transylvania Romania
Stroll around the streets of the old citadel and then, at 8 PM, join us for the best Transylvania Halloween event: our amazing party! Drink a shot of Romanian ‘water of fire’, delight yourself with a special three-course meal. Open bar available until 01.00 and you can order anything available without extra charge.
The highlight of this party is the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions according to Transylvanian mythology.
Magicians are here with their witchery moments.
Day 2 - Transylvania Halloween - the biggest party in Transylvania - at Dracula’s Castle In the morning, enjoy your breakfast and then depart for the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov. Enjoy a city tour and admire buildings such as the Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe.
After that, head for Bran Village. Accommodate in a cozy 3* hotel. Enjoy a 3 course meal and win a prize at the costume contest. At 7:30 PM, join us for an exclusive night tour of the castle, decorated for Halloween an populated with glamorous witches as hostesses.
After that, you are invited to the courtyard for the Bran Castle Halloween Party, aka Dracula's Castle Halloween Party from Transylvania.
Day 3 of this Halloween short break with Halloween party in Transylvania Your Dracula Halloween tour Transylvania continues with a stop in Alba Iulia for a short walk into the Vauban style citadel. There is a very good medieval themed restaurant inside the citadel in the room where thy use to keep the canon gun powder and it could be a good option to stop here and have lunch. After that, drive to Cluj-Napoca. Our guide drops you off at your hotel or at the airport for your return flight.
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Book our Transylvania Halloween short break including the best parties in Transylvania now and discover Dracula’s legend! Join us and then have fun during 2 parties: one in Sighisoara Citadel and one organized by Bran Castle! We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.
- MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
- We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.
- At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
- The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.
|Departure date||Price per person (2 persons to one double room)||Single traveler||Availability|
|3 day tour. Departure from Hotel Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca, 10.00 am (GMT +02:00)|
|October 27, 2023||€ 699||€ 799||limited spaces|
|November 1, 2024||€ 699||€ 799||limited spaces|
These tours are guaranteed to depart on the dates given, as we do not insist on a minimum number of bookings before departure.
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.
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5 hours programme, from €264 / couple
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The tours and are designed to show you the beautiful architecture and monuments of the so called “Little Paris”. The sidecar can carry two passengers, one in the sidecar and another riding pillion. We hope you’ll try the sidecar and pillion as they each offer a different perspective.
You will be chauffeured in a sightseeing tour of Bucharest with stops for pictures in the main points of attraction. This is a fabulously fun Dracula Tour from Bucharest viewed from the nostalgia of an original vintage sidecar.
Departures: from Monday to – Friday at 14.00; Saturday – Sunday at 10.30
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Cluj-Napoca – Sighisoara (150 km , 2h 30 min driving)
10:00 AM Welcome to Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Hotel Transilvania, centrally located in Cluj-Napoca. Continue your journey with Sighisoara Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born.
Optional 1: Visit one of the biggest saline in Romania , the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens.
Optional 2 : You can even enjoy lunch in the very house where Vlad the Impaler was born, turned today into a cosy restaurant – “Casa Vlad Dracul” Restaurant.
* Taking in consideration that your tour starts in the morning, extra nights available in Cluj Napoca at special prices ( 4* accommodation). Find more details at Add on program, after Price Includes section.
20:00 Get ready then for the Halloween Party: 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, Vampire Hunting, Romanian Folk Show and many dark surprises.
If you survive you’ll find refugee in a 3* hotel located in the very heart of the medieval citadel. Find more details.
Sighisoara - Brasov – Bran (145 km, 2h , 20 min driving)
Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, home to the impressive Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe.
Explore today Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. The impressive edifice dates back to 1377. Queen Maria of Romania, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Cheese tasting is strongly recommended as the village is renowned for the delicious homemade traditional cheese assortments produced here. The ones smoked in pine tree bark are particularly delicious.
19:30 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. Feel amazing being part of a great and dynamic Halloween Party in the courtyard of Bran Castle until 4:00 am.
Bran – Turda - Cluj-Napoca (293 km, 4h 50 min driving)
Drive to Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere where you can enjoy a dinner in Hunter Prince, a Dracula themed restaurant. Transfer next to Cluj Napoca for the return flight. The tour ends around 8:00 pm.
Airport / Hotel drop off included.
The services of a professionally trained English speaking guide.
2 nights in a 3* hotel
2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
- Festive Halloween dinnner in Sighisoara including : 3 course meal , Open Bar between 20:00-01:00 , dessert : Sweets Bar
- 3 course dinner in Bran
Entire land transfers based on standard European car, microbus, coach, depending upon the number of travellers.
- Pick up: Hotel Transilvania in Cluj -Napoca/your booked hotel in Cluj-Napoca, centrally located, on first day of the tour, at 10:00 am (GMT+2). You will meet our tour guide at the reception desk.
- Drop off: Hotel in Cluj Napoca on the last day of the tour. Estimated arrival time: 05:00 – 06:00 pm Bucharest local time (GMT+2), based on normal traffic conditions
Entry fees to the following tourist attractions
Bran Castle, Clock Tower in Sighisoara
Special Events: Halloween Party Programme in Sighisoara (Including: The Ritual of Killing of a living dead, Vampiresa Hunting)
Halloween Party at the Bran Castle includes: VIP entrance to the castle (skip the 3 hours ticket office 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 safety, please listen to the instructions of the Castle's personnel.
- Plane ticket
- Airport fees
- Photo & video tax
- Accommodation in the last day of the tour
- Other not mentioned.
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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).
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My work is unpredictable and I might be force to cancel my trip at some point. Can you briefly state your Cancelation Policy?
A. 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.
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Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us
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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
What clothes should we pack? Will we be OK with jeans for the tour? How should we plan to dress for dinner? What is the dress code? Could we shop for clothes?
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).
Julie Sweet -Southampton– :
We always do something for Halloween.
This year was my husbands 50th He had no idea where I was taking him.
So was pleasantly surprised to land in Romania.
We felt safe with our host.
Alin, the guide from Transylvania Live, was informative and humorous, looking after us extremely well.
Our travel companions turned out to be excellent company too.
The tour was planned well with lovely accommodation and great party’s.
We found Transylvania warm, friendly with a rustic charm.
Can’t wait to go back and ride the mountain roads for ourselves. (They do motorcycle trips too)
David Hamm, Hampshire– :
I’ve just got back from doing the three day Dracula tour, it was superb!
The tour and our guide, Alin, could not have been any better.
This will be highly recommend to my friends and hopefully one day I will be back to do it again.
Daniel Hanes / Morrison Travel, www.morrisontravel.com– :
The reason I missed the plane is because we were having too much fun, if you’re going to miss a plane that is the best reason ?
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip and look forward to recommending it to our clients.
The accommodation were very nice and in great locations.
Alin and Rocco were amazing, helpful and just really great guys to be with; the sights we went to were interesting and on top of that we lucked out with a great group, it couldn’t have been any better!
I hope to be I touch soon and you never know, I may be back next year.
Vicky V. – Essex– :
I wanted to say that I had a FANTASTIC time with your company!
I loved every minute!
It was so well organized; Alin and you are both lovely people.
I was surprised at how much I loved Romania (it was more beautiful than I imagined!)
Thank you so much!
Quin Marshal– :
Yes, I had a blast, and I thought everything you guys arranged was fantastic.
I really enjoyed it.
I would just liked to have had more time to get ready for the parties. But, other than that, I think everything was great!
Thanks so much for the experience of a lifetime!
Peter Fricker– :
In our three days with Transylvania Live we: saw the Carpathian Mountains and hours of absolutely stunning countryside scenery; made new friends; learned the history of places & people all around Transylvania from our incredibly knowledgeable & personable tour guide, Alin; and this was just what we did from the comfort of our lovely bus!
Other activities included visiting the Salt Mines at Turda which was fascinating; eating lunch surrounded by great theming at The Hunter Prince restaurant; seeing the famous Black Church in Brasov; visiting “Dracula’s” Castle at night & then partying in the grounds, investigated the markets & a haunted fun house there in Bran the next day; enjoying beautiful views of Rupea as we walked around the citadel towering above; walked through a huge cemetery & up a clock tower in another citadel, in Sighisoara; and attended a private Halloween party.
The Halloween party was the highlight of the tour for us. Not only was it fun dressing up and relaxing away from the bus, but there was plenty of entertainment & we were well fed. All of the entertainment was well suited to the occasion, the ritual killing was actually one of the weirdest things we’ve ever taken part in (and we can be quite weird), we loved it!
The tour staff at the party looked after us very well, including us & cheering us on while dancing, nobody was left out.
They took pictures with & for us and the competitions were great fun.
Getting print outs on the night from the selfie booth was a great way of making sure we all had at least one decent photo of ourselves.
We won’t ruin the surprise for future visitors, but there were a number of little touches that someone out there put a lot of work into and we really appreciated the time & effort afforded there, it really added to the fun atmosphere in an already amazing setting.
We didn’t have quite as much time as we’d hoped to get ready for the Friday night party (mainly due to traffic making us late), but we just about managed so it wasn’t a complete disaster and it certainly wasn’t something that would put us off booking this holiday again.
Though perhaps we might start our make-up on the bus next time!
In fact the only thing that could put us off is that no party will ever be able to live up to the standard we experienced here.
We all agreed the private Halloween party was the best night out we’ve ever had!
In terms of negatives, this is really all we have been able to come up with.
We thoroughly enjoyed this holiday.
Our daughter was the only child on the trip as it’s not really recommended as a “kids” holiday, but she is very mature 12 year old so coped with everything just fine & got on really well with everyone she chatted to.
Nobody talked down to her & she felt like she was being treated as another adult, which added to the experience for her.
This little 3 day tour was a great way to try out a more inclusive / package type of holiday that we’re not used to, we’ve never been part of a tour group before, but we had a such a great experience with Transylvania Live that we would definitely book again and for longer now that we know what to expect.
If you’re thinking of going to Romania then we highly recommend you book a tour with Transylvania Live, they made it so easy to enjoy.
Big “THANK YOU!” to everyone who made this holiday so special!