Halloween in Transylvania
with Vlad the Impaler
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, Vampiresa Hunting, Romanian Folk Show and many dark surprises.
The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara - Dracula's birthplace, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Halloween Party in the grounds of Bran Castle - also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377
The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov - one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.
Day by day itinerary
DAY 1, Cluj-Napoca – Sighisoara ( 150 km , 2h 30min driving)
10:00 AM Welcome to the Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. 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, Vampiresa 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.
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DAY 2, 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.
21:00 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.
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DAY 3, 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.
* Please have in mind that accommodation for the last day of the tour is not included.
**Airport / Hotel drop off included.
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"It is obvious that Transylvania Live goes to extraordinary lengths to make sure its clients are satisfied.
We are very thankful to our guide for being not only a well-informed guide but also for being courteous, dependable, friendly, and always doing his best make sure that the trip was a pleasant experience for us, which it was".
Steve and Karen from Beverly Hills, USA
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Sorin, group leader says: It’s a great satisfaction for me to guide this tour and share all my knowledge on Transylvania’s history and legends, and also create a special fairytale, funny atmosphere.
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Price & Departure
Price per person
(2 persons to one double room)
|3 day tour. Departure from Cluj-Napoca Airport, 10.00 am (GMT +02:00)
The services of a professionally trained English speaking guide.
Accommodation: 2 nights in a 3* hotel
Meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
- Festive Halloween dinnner in Sighisoara including : 3 course meal , Open Bar between 20:00-24:30 , dessert : Candy Bar
- 3 course dinner in Bran
Transportation: entire land transfers based on standard European car, microbus, coach, depending upon the number of travellers.
- Pick up : Airport / Hotel Agape on first day of the tour, between 10.00 -11:00, (GMT+2)
- Drop-off: Airport/your booked Hotel on the last day of the tour, around 8:00 pm, (GMT+2)
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 : night tour of the Bran Castle, Wicked Fairies Dance and at the end of the tour, in the Inner Courtyard, there will be an open bar with a glass of red wine and ambient Halloween music. From 19:30 classic horror movies projection and around 21:00 the Halloween After Party in the grounds of the Bran Castle ( a tent will be installed) until 04:00am. Admission in Bran Castle is possible starting from 7:00 pm.
*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 cancelation. Transylvania Live provides only with the admission logistic.
Not included: plane ticket, airport fees, photo & video tax and other not mentioned.
Extra nights can be booked at 4* hotel in the first day of the tour and on the last day of the tour at a special price of EUR 43 /double room /night and EUR 39/ single room /night. Breakfast is not included.
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa, JCB and Diners Club via fax and phone.
We also accept payments via PayPal (by credit card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or PayPal account), by Moneybookers, bank transfer and Western Union.
Click here to see our Reservations page for more details.
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!
Special notes & info
Please bring your own Halloween costume!
In Romania the weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 15-20 grades Celsius, and night time temperatures between 5-10 grades Celsius; but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain section. However the weather is very changeable, so you should expect big temperature changing.
The garlic, cross and the survival techniques are on us!
Extra nights can be booked at hotel in the last day of the tour.
- Once you realise the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
- Plenty of English is spoken and you will find the people are friendly and open.
- No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.
Transylvania Live specialises in travel to Romania and we are here to offer you a personal, flexible and highly efficient service. Therefore, if you have any other queries or you would like to adapt your Romanian package in any way, we will be pleased to offer you any assistance that you may require.
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