Visit our country on Halloween and enjoy the best itineraries in our catalog. Besides the plethora of Dracula related attractions, you will also attend up to three unforgettable Halloween Parties, depending on your itinerary. Choose our Halloween City Breaks or join us on the Awarded 7-Days Tours and have fun!
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Discover the best Halloween City Breaks and Awarded Tours
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
Our 1-Day Halloween City Breaks are designed for people who are only interested in attending a fun party, without visiting any attractions. We organize two such itineraries.
The Halloween City Break in Sighisoara Citadel includes accommodation in a hotel located inside the old citadel. Join us in the dungeon for a Halloween Party you won’t forget! Enjoy a glass of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’ and discover our delicious festive dinner. Special events include a breathtaking magic show, followed by an impressive ballet performance and by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Meanwhile, the same itinerary taking place in Bran Village includes accommodation in a hotel located in the vicinity of the iconic Bran Castle, a traditional dinner and access to the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Halloween Tours
The 2-Days Halloween itineraries are similar to the City Breaks, but they also include transfers. The edition including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel can depart from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu or Brasov. Our driver collects you and transfers you to Sighisoara. Accommodate in a 3* medieval hotel and have fun at the best Halloween Party in Transylvania.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days Halloween Tour with Party at Bran Castle only departs from Bucharest. It includes transfers, accommodation, meals and access to the popular event.
3-Days Halloween Short Breaks
The 3-Days Short Breaks on Halloween depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Book your favorite itinerary and meet our experienced English guide in the city of your choice. Travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, discover highlights such as the Clock Tower History Museum and then join us for a Halloween Party you won’t forget.
Once you recover, travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a cozy hotel located in the vicinity of the iconic Bran Castle. In the evening, have fun at the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
The following morning, we drive you back to Bucharest or Cluj-Napoca to conclude your itinerary.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
Our 7-Days Halloween Tour is, without a doubt, the flagship of our catalog. Discover the best highlights related to Vlad the Impaler, complemented by three fun Halloween Parties on an itinerary included in Fodor Travel Guide’s ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’.
Arrive in Bucharest and meet your experienced guide. Discover impressive highlights such as Snagov Monastery – the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler, followed by Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu (where you can cross the Bridge of Lies) or Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style edifice located in Hunedoara.
Next, travel to Turda and visit the unique Salt Mine before driving to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Accommodate in a medieval hotel and, in the evening, join us in the dungeon for the best Halloween Party. Attend an unforgettable schedule headlined by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The following morning, explore Sighisoara and discover attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum. Travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a cozy hotel and enjoy a traditional dinner. Join our organized group at the entrance to Bran Castle at the planned hour and take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning on the grounds.
The last day of the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour includes Pelisor Castle, located in the Royal Residence complex of Peles Palace. After exploring this amazing attractions, return to Bucharest for your hotel or airport drop-off.
10-Days Halloween Tour, Budapest Departure
Besides the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour, we also organize a special itinerary departing from Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Drive to Tokaj and taste the wine Dracula used to serve to his guests. From here, travel to Transylvania. Arrive in Satu Mare and accommodate in a 3* hotel.
The next day, visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, a unique place. This is the only cemetery where each grave is accompanied by a funny epitaph carved on a decorated wooden cross. Other attractions include the Village Museum in Sighetu Marmatiei, Sacel (where you will meet a famous wood-craftsman) or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.
In Sighisoara, attend our fun Halloween Party including special events such as a stunning magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. The next day, travel to Bran Village and attend the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
Other attractions include Rasnov Fortress, the Medieval Saxon Cities of Brasov and Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. On Day 9, you will return to Hungary and go on a tour of Szeged, also known as the Sun City. From here, travel to Budapest, accommodate in a 3* hotel and, the following morning, drive to the airport for your return journey.
Costs for Halloween City Breaks and Awarded Tours
One of the most important factors that determine which tour people decide to travel on is the price. When we decide how much each itinerary should cost, we consider the length of the tour, as well as the included attractions and special events and the accommodation type.
Average prices are of about €1200/person for a 7-Days tour and around €650/person for 3-Days itineraries. The exact amounts can be found on the dedicated pages for each tour.
Prices for 11-Days Study Trips
Our 11-Days Study Trips are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a tour leader – a teacher – who travels free of charge. We organize two different Study Trips which cost, as follows:
- The ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ edition is €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- The ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ Study Trip is €1557 or €1837 for single rooms
Costs for our 10-Days Halloween Tour
The 10-Days Halloween Tour departing from Budapest includes the itinerary available during the Awarded 7-Days experience, as well as a few important highlights in Hungary. It can be booked for €1790 or €1999 if you want to accommodate in a single room.
Prices for our 7-Days Vampire and Halloween Tours
Throughout the year, we organize several editions of our 7-Days itineraries. Regardless if you go on the Vampire edition or on the Awarded Halloween Tour, you will be able to enjoy the complete Dracula experience.
- The 7-Days Vampire tour runs on a weekly basis, between May and October and costs €1159
- In July, we organize a special, discounted edition, departing once every year. You can enjoy the same itinerary as in the regular tour, at a special price: only €999
- Our catalog also includes a ‘Best of Romania’ edition of this tour, including 4 special dinners and a show. It can be booked for €1181
- The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour, which includes three unforgettable parties, costs €1299 or €1419 for single rooms
Prices for 3-Days Vampire and Halloween Tours
Our 3-Days itineraries provide a shorter experience, a teaser of the complete 7-Days experience. The Vampire edition includes impressive highlights such as Sighisoara Citadel or the unique Turda Salt Mine, as well as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team in Turda. Book this tour now for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
The 3-Days Halloween edition departs from Cluj or Bucharest. It includes our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. This tour can be booked for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
2-Days Halloween Tours – Costs
We organize 2-days itineraries focusing on our Halloween Parties in Transylvania. The 2-Days tour with party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov or Bucharest. It can be booked for €439 or €479 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the same tour including the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle departs from Bucharest and costs €369 or €399 for single rooms.
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
Our 1-Day Halloween City Breaks are similar to the 2-Days itineraries. However, these tours do not include transfers. You need to arrive in Sighisoara or in Bran Village on your own. We provide accommodation, meals and access to one of our parties.
The City Break in Sighisoara Citadel costs €249, while the itinerary focusing on our Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle can be booked for €259 or €288 for single rooms.
Meal costs in Romania on Halloween City Breaks
We provide at least one dinner and a one breakfast per day during each itinerary. These meals are included in the tour price and have a set menu. In some days, we are able to leave a small window in the schedule so you can enjoy lunch on your own account.
Aggregator Budget Your Trip reveals that the average price for food in Romania (based on what travelers spent in the past) is about 104 lei / day. This is the total price for three meals. The exact price for one lunch depends on where you decide to eat and what you order.
While meal prices in Romania can vary, the average cost of food in Romania is lei104 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Romania should cost around lei41 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Romania is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.Budget Your Trip
Travel Costs in Romania
While on a Vampire or Halloween tour, we transfer you between attractions. Depending on the size of the group, we can provide a car, a minibus or even a coach. If you plan on returning home after the itinerary concludes, this section might not interest you. However, if you decide to extend your stay and explore our country further on your own, you should know that travelers spend around 79 lei / day on local transportation.
To move around cities, you can choose a bus (or the subway if you are in Bucharest), a taxi or a rental car. If you intend to visit several attractions, your best option might be to rent a car since the cost of public transportation will add up to a quite large amount.
If you travel by bus, find out which number goes on the route you need to take and wait for the respective bus in the station. You should know that buses are usually very crowded and there might be pickpockets lurking around.
Taxis are more comfortable and private means of transportation. Some drivers attempt to scam their passengers, especially if they are foreign. You should check the route on a GPS application to make sure the driver is not circling around in order to increase the sum on the meter. Furthermore, avoid taxi drivers who negotiate the fare upfront. If you accept, they will ask for a sum larger than what the ride is worth.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to several databases, our country is safe four tourists. Crime rate is lower than the European average, so you can walk our streets without worrying.
The Global Terrorist Database analyzes the terrorist activity in various countries. Romania is placed on position 138/163, which means that there were no terrorist attacks in our country.
Meanwhile, the Global Peace Index ranks countries based on militarization, society and security and domestic and interest conflict. In this index, Romania is on position 22/163, which once again certifies that we have a safe country.
While the low crime rate is something we can take pride in, we still have a large issue with corruption in Romania. You might find yourself in a situation where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution to a problem. If the solution doesn’t seem right, it most likely isn’t. In such a case, you should refuse and seek legal justification.
Need to Know before traveling to Romania on Halloween City Breaks
- Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
- Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
- Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
- See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
- Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
- Tell your bank you’re traveling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
We include transfer between each included attraction via car, minibus or even a coach if the group is large enough. However, you may decide to extend your stay and visit highlights outside our itinerary. In this case, you will most likely need to drive yourself around.
If you don’t mind waiting in stations and switching buses, you should choose this means of transportation. They can get quite crowded, but it costs less to travel this way and it saves you from having to find a parking spot later on. We already mentioned the benefits and risks encountered when riding a taxi. Alternatively, you can choose a ride-sharing service such as Uber. These services are popular because you have an application on your smartphone and you can see the cost of the ride before you enter the car.
In case you still decide to get a rental car and drive yourself around, we can provide some helpful advice:
- Pay attention at your surroundings all the time; take note that there are drivers who tend to break the law (perform risky overtakes, cross red lights, etc)
- Inside cities, one of the major issues is finding a free parking spot. You should plan ahead and locate the nearest parking lot to your destination just in case
- Since we don’t have a lot of highways, you will mostly drive on National Roads, which are not always in the best state
- Outside cities, you will pass through a lot of villages where you can encounter animals and carts on the road
Pickpockets operate in crowded areas, usually on buses, trams or on the subway. Their purpose is to steal your belongings, preferably without you noticing until it’s too late. So, while the risk of getting mugged in Romania is slim to none, you can still lose your items if you are not careful.
You can protect your belongings by always keeping your bag or purse within eyesight. Furthermore, we recommend leaving your most valuable items in the hotel safe when possible.
According to Romanian laws:
- Always carry photo ID – you should keep the original passport or ID card somewhere safe and carry photocopies with you
- You are prohibited from taking photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations (this includes drones – be careful, as you might have a non-pleasant surprise if you accidentally fly a drone in military airspace)
- Penalties for drug offenses are severe. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, you can face up to 20 years in jail. Authorities are focusing more on finding the dealers rather than the users, but it’s always best to avoid getting in trouble
Before leaving your country, you should get travel insurance. We always do our best to ensure that everything goes as planned and you get to enjoy an amazing experience. However, you never know when something unexpected can occur. In this case, a good travel insurance helps you avoid getting into financial trouble.
For instance, you or a family member might require medical services at some point. Healthcare is quite expensive when you are outside your country and you are unlikely to receive free care or subsidized costs. This is where your travel insurance comes in. The insurer will take care of the unexpected costs, saving you from having to deal with a serious problem while on vacation.
How many days do you need in Romania?
The length of an itinerary is important as it helps you plan your holiday properly. Besides, the price varies depending on the number of days the tour includes. We organize a wide range of experiences, ranging from 1-Day Halloween City Breaks to our 7-Days Vampire and Halloween Itineraries.
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
Our 1-Day Halloween City Breaks are designed for people looking for a fun Halloween Party. These itineraries do not include transfers, so you will have to arrive in Sighisoara or in Bran Village on your own terms. Once here, you will accommodate in a cozy hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner. In Sighisoara, attend the unforgettable party organized by our team. Meanwhile, during the City Break in Bran Village, join us at the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Halloween Tours
Just like the 1-Day City Breaks, these itineraries are focusing on one of the amazing Halloween Parties in Transylvania.
The 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Brasov or Cluj-Napoca. We transfer you to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, where you will accommodate in a 3* hotel. In the evening, join us for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend an impressive program headlined by the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
We also organize a 2-Days Tour including the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. This itinerary includes transfer from Bucharest, accommodation, a traditional dinner and access to the popular Halloween Party.
3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks
Our 3-Days Short Breaks are perfect if you want a glimpse of Transylvania. You will discover the most important highlights in the land of Dracula. We guarantee that after going on one of these short breaks, you will want to return for the full 7-Days experience.
We organize a 3-Days Vampire tour which departs throughout the year, on customer request. Our experienced guide collects you from Cluj-Napoca. You will visit Sighisoara Citadel (the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler), followed by Corvinesti Castle or Turda Salt Mine. Attend special events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Help us save an unfortunate soul from the evil ‘strigoi’ and then join us for a fun Evening Sitting.
The 3-Days Halloween Short Breaks depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Choose one of these two experiences, visit Sighisoara Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle and attend the Halloween Parties taking place here.
7-Days Vampire Tour
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Meet your English speaking guide in Bucharest and then travel to Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Find out if the Count is really buried here and then travel to Poienari Fortress. You will need to climb over 1400 stairs to reach the top, but the views are worth it.
Other highlights include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the unique Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, you will also enjoy a Vampire menu for dinner and join us for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Help us defeat the evil ‘strigoi’ and then attend a fun Evening Sitting.
No tour of Transylvania would be complete without Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, or the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Visit these impressive attractions and, on your last day, explore the Royal Peles Palace before returning to Bucharest.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween in Transylvania
This is, without a doubt, the flagship tour of our catalog. It departs once per year, around the popular holiday and it includes three fun parties. Among the most important accolades this itinerary has received, Fodor’s Travel Guide placed it in their ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’ list.
Discover Snagov Monastery, followed by Poienari Fortress, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the unique Turda Salt Mine. Explore the old galleries and then travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum, the Medieval Weapons Collection and the Torture Room. In the evening, join us in the dungeon of a medieval hotel for the best Halloween Party. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner followed by a schedule including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Once you recover, travel to Bran Village and accommodate in a cozy hotel located in the vicinity of the popular Dracula’s Castle. In the evening, join our organized group at the entrance to the castle. We provide a ‘skip the ticket office line’ service, available only once. If you arrive after the group has entered the castle, you will have to wait in line. Go on a unique night tour of Bran Castle, followed by a fun party on the grounds.
We will reveal more information about the third Halloween Party soon!