Bran Castle aka Dracula Castle seen in Dracula tours and Best of Romania tours

Join us on our amazing Transylvania 2021 itineraries. Book a fun Vampire tour and explore our country on a 3-days short break departing on request or on the Awarded 7-Days itinerary. Discover the best highlights related to the bloody Count Dracula and attend unique events such as our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.

Furthermore, for the complete Transylvania 2021 experience, we recommend our unforgettable Halloween itineraries. This tour type is popular because each trip includes at least one fun party.

Transylvania 2021 – Vampire Tours

Our Vampire in Transylvania 2021 itineraries depart throughout the year. The 3-days itinerary departs on customer request. Meet our guide in Cluj-Napoca and travel to impressive places such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Turda, where you will explore the unique Salt Mine and attend our unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.

The Ritual is also available during the Awarded 7-Days Vampire itinerary which departs from Bucharest weekly, between May and October. This tour includes the best highlights related to Dracula, as well as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead performed according to old customs and traditions and a fun Masquerade Party.

Transylvania 2021 – Halloween Itineraries

On Halloween, we organize several itineraries ranging from our 1 or 2-days itineraries focused either on our party in Sighisoara Citadel or on the popular party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle to the 3-days short breaks from Cluj or Bucharest, which include both parties.

Arguably the best way to experience Transylvania, our Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour includes highlights such as Sighisoara Citadel, Bran Castle, Poienari Fortress (Dracula’s mountain retreat), the Royal Court in Targoviste or Snagov Monstery, where the ruler is allegedly buried. You will also attend three unforgettable parties: the two special events mentioned before and a third party, taking place at a venue we will reveal soon.

Best selling Transylvania 2021 Itineraries

Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler – the flagship Dracula Tour

Dracula tours Romania
Dracula tours Romania

Awarded 7-Days Transylvania 2021 Itinerary

7 days, escorted Dracula tour, HB, from € 1289 – Bucharest departure – code: RO7.BHADT

A literary Dracula Tour included by Fodor’s Travel Guide in Top 10 Must-Do Adventure, the tour includes the funniest Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace.

Attend happenings like The Ritual Killing of a Living Dead (as seen on Travel Channel),Vampiresa Hunting , sleeping in Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, and visit the most important historical places related with Vlad the Impaler, Bran Castle and Poenari Fortress. more»

Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler – 3 days Short Break

Transylvania 2021 – 3-Days Halloween Short Break from Cluj

from € 599 – Cluj Napoca, Transylvania, departure (tour code TR 4.3RoHa)

Halloween Party, in Sighisoara Citadel – Dracula’s birth place! A 3 day short break including a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace, Transylvania’s iconic image, Bran Castle and the Medieval city of Brasov.

The Halloween Party includes a delicious traditional Romanian 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.
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Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler – 3 days Short Break

The best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel
The best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel

3-Days Transylvania 2021 Halloween Short Break from Bucharest

3 days from € 599- Bucharest departure (tour code Bu4 .3RoHa)

It’s time for the ultimate Halloween Party, in Sighisoara Citadel – Dracula’s birth place! A 3 day short break including a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace.

Furthermore, visit Transylvania’s iconic image, Bran Castle and one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov.
The itinerary is complimented by an excellent selection of medieval 3* hotels.

The Halloween Party includes a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine.

Enjoy a special programme including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, Vampire Hunting, Romanian Folk Show and many dark surprises.
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Vampire in Transylvania – 3 days Short Break

HB from € 569- Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca departure ( code: TR 4.3RoSh)

Bran Castle Halloween Party aka Dracula's Castle Halloween Party in Halloween tours in Transylvania, Romania tours
Bran Castle Halloween Party aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween Party

3-Days Vampire in Transylvania 2021 Itinerary from Cluj-Napoca

Intended for those willing to discover the best parts of Transylvania’s legendary realms in a shorter period time, this 3 day break includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Sighisoara, unique events which caught the attention of media world wide such as the live reenactment of the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead.

In addition, visit Transylvania’s most beautiful castle – Corvinesti Castle. The entertaining programme is complemented by the relaxing 4* accommodation, a medieval fantasy with beds and the mouth-watering vampire dinner! We bet our 9 lives you’ll love it. Direct flights from London to Cluj Napoca available.
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Transylvania’s Undying legend

  • 5 day Private Dracula Tour from € 1299 -Bucharest departure (tour code: Ro4.3RoVa)
Sibiu Brukental museum seen in Dracula tours from Budapest or Bucharest
Sibiu, Brukental Palace

Private Vampire Tours in Transylvania 2021

A private Dracula Tour in Transylvania departing from Bucharest. The tour includes historical and legendary places related with Dracula’s life and death.

Visit Vlad Dracula’s birth place in the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, the ruins of the Poienari Fortress – Dracula’s refugee place, Arefu village and Dracula’s tomb in Snagov Monastery.
Enjoy a mysterious trip in Dracula’s Realm!
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Dracula weekend in Transylvania
-3 day private tour

HB from € 559 – Bucharest departure (code: TR 4.3RoBu)

Sighisoara medieval citadel-Dracula tour in Romania
Sighisoara-The Clock Tower

Dracula Weekend in Transylvania 2021

Intended for those who would like a weekend getaway, this private escorted break is also an ideal after business programme. You only need a weekend to discover the very essence of Transylvania: the legendary Bran Castle, Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birth place and the outstanding medieval city of Brasov. The trip is based on the low cost flights available from London to Bucharest, every Friday.
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Halloween Party in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler!

a party and 2 transfers from Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca

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

Enjoy the best Halloween ever in Dracula’s birth place – the Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara! A 2 day self guided break departing from the Romanian airport of your choice, be it Bucharest, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca.

You can decide for yourself the level of classification for accommodation in the citadel, from hostel style dormitories to an exquisite 5* intimate medieval hotel.

The main highlight is the Halloween Party including a delicious traditional dinner, an excellent show and providing you with a truly memorable experience.
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2 Days tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle

2 days Short break, HB, € 349 – Bucharest departure (tour code TRB.2RoHa)

Halloween party in Romania private Dracula tour, vampire tours, Transylvania 2021
Halloween party

Enjoy a relaxing break in Transylvania during Halloween ! A 2 days short break including a Halloween Party at Transylvania’s iconic image – Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
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1 Day Halloween in Transylvania with Halloween Party at Dracula Castle in Bran

1 Day accommodation and Halloween Party at Bran Castle, starting from € 249 (code TRB.1RoHa)

Bran Castle Halloween Party aka Dracula's Castle Halloween Party, vampire tours, Transylvania 2021
Bran Castle Halloween Party aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween Party

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 grounds of Bran Castle until 4:00 am.

Accommodate in a 3* hotel near Bran Castle. Enjoy a traditional dinner and then explore Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol. Experience the edifice’s unique charm and immerse yourselves in the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula.

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Testimonials

We had a wonderful time and are very happy that we chose Transylvania Live. I also wanted to let you know that it was really nice to meet the people from Transylvania Live during our party in Turda.

I will be sure to recommend you to any friends who might ask about Romania. Thank you again for all of your help, and most of all your patience with all of my many questions!!! Multumesc!!!!


Damon B, New York, USA

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Advice for British citizens traveling to Romania

According to British government most visits to Romania are trouble-free.

There were no cases of terrorism attacks in Romania but as the country is part of European Union terrorist attacks in Romania can’t be ruled out.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Romania call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact
the British embassy from Bucharest


24 Jules Michelet,  010463 Bucharest, Romania


General enquiries+40 (21) 201 7200


Consular enquiries+40 (21) 201 7351


British Embasy Bucharest website

Urgent assistance


If you’re in Romania and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +40 (21) 201 7200.
If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Romania, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document


You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

You can apply online for an emergency travel document.


If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

Safety and security for Transylvania travel


Crime


Maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. There is a risk of petty theft in large towns, especially Bucharest. Pickpockets and bag snatchers operate in crowded areas, particularly near exchange shops and hotels, on public transport (especially to the airport), in the main railway stations and inside airport terminals.

Organised attacks by groups can occur. The most common method by distracting victims while several people, often children, attempt to snatch watches and jewellery from pockets or from around the neck and wrist.


Valuables including passports have been stolen from hotel rooms. Use the hotel safe and carry a photocopy of the information pages of your passport as ID.


There have been reports of credit or debit cards being ‘copied’ when used for payment in some bars and restaurants.

Road travel


Licences and documents


If driving in Romania, make sure you have with you all documentation, including your full, valid driving licence, proof of insurance/green card (third party or above), proof of ID (passport) and proof of ownership (V5C Certificate).

If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, driving licence rules will stay the same until 31 December 2020.


If there’s no deal, you will need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be able to drive in some European countries as a visitor after the UK has left. Check this guidance page for full information. You should also check guidance on driving in the EU after Brexit for information on other additional documents you may need to carry.

If you’re living in Romania, check the Living in Guide for information on requirements for residents.

Driving regulations Transylvania travel


You’ll need to pay a road toll ‘Rovinieta’ to use the national roads. You can buy the vignette (sticker) at border points and at most petrol stations. The minimum cost is 3 euros for 7 days. Failure to display the sticker may lead to a heavy fine. You can find out more about prices by using the website Roviniete.ro.


Observe the speed limit at all times. Make sure your vehicle is roadworthy.


It’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. The drink drive limit is zero.

Carry the following equipment: first aid kit, fire extinguisher, red warning triangles and a fluorescent jacket.


If your vehicle is damaged before you arrive in Romania, ask a Romanian customs officer or police officer to write a report on the damage so that you have no problems when leaving. If any damage occurs inside the country, a report must be obtained at the scene of the accident.

Road safety

In 2018 there were 1,867 road deaths in Romania (source: Department for Transport). This equates to 9.6 road deaths per 100,000 of population, (witch is similar with USA) and compares to the UK average of 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2018.

Road conditions are variable and secondary roads can be in a bad state of repair. Driving standards can be poor. Look out for double parked cars, people suddenly braking to avoid a pothole, horse-drawn carts, livestock and stray dogs, particularly in rural areas, running in front of the vehicle. Equip your car for extreme conditions in winter.

Local laws and customs –Transylvania travel


It is illegal to change money on the streets. You should change money only in recognised exchange shops, banks and hotels.

The Romanian authorities treat all drug-related and sex offences very seriously. The age of consent is 18. If you are convicted, you can expect a prison sentence.

Homosexuality has been legal in Romania since 1996. The country has made significant progress in LGBT rights legislation since 2000 including wide–ranging anti-discriminatory laws, equalising the age of consent and laws against homophobic hate crimes.

Bucharest’s annual Pride, usually accompanied by a LGBT film and art festival, has grown in recent years and is gaining the support of more public figures. Since 2017, a Pride event has also been held in the city of Cluj. The country remains generally socially conservative resulting in the majority of LGBT people not being openly gay and there being very few gay bars or clubs in Bucharest or the other main cities. You can find local information on LGBT issues in Romania on the website of ACCEPT. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.

Most airports and military bases will have signs prohibiting photography. Ask permission before photographing anything potentially sensitive (eg official buildings, police cars).

Passport validity


Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your Transylvania travel; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Visas

If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Romania.

Parental consent when travelling with minors


Some British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship (irrespective of whether they hold citizenship of other countries) are prevented from leaving the country without notarised parental consent from the minor’s non-travelling parent/s. While enforcement of this may vary at borders, British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship should obtain notarised parental consent before departure from Romania.


A list of the public notaries can be found on the website of the National Union of Public Notaries from Romania.

Healthcare


You should still get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK.


The EHIC entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Romanian nationals. If you don’t have your EHIC with you or you’ve lost it, you can call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate.


The UK government has or is seeking agreements with countries on healthcare arrangements for UK nationals after the UK leaves the EU. The NHS website and this travel advice will be updated with further information on travelling to Romania as the circumstances change.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. If you are referred to a medical facility for treatment you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately.

Money


Romania is increasingly a card economy. While a growing number of businesses do accept credit cards, it may be safer to use cash due to the risk of credit card fraud. There is now a large network of ATMs that accept standard international credit and debit cards. Check with your card provider whether you will be able to use these machines.


US dollars and sterling are not always easy to exchange for local currency, especially outside Bucharest. You may have difficulties using travellers’ cheques. Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes may not be accepted in banks and bureaux de change.

Before you travel abroad in Transylvania travel

  • tell family and friends where you’re going and leave them your contact details, insurance policy details and itinerary. Store them securely online
  • ensure you have access to funds to cover emergencies and unexpected delays. Take more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit card, credit card)
  • find out if travellers cheques are appropriate for your destination and keep a separate record of their numbers
  • invest in a good travel guide to help you plan your trip and consider using online travel forums for more detail about your destination
  • check with your service provider to make sure your phone works abroad. Consider leaving your phone’s IMEI number with a friend or family member, to help block or locate the phone if there’s a problem
  • if you’re going to be driving abroad, make sure your licence is current and valid and be aware of the driving laws in the country you are visiting
  • if you’re travelling with children who are unaccompanied by one or both parents, check our guidance on permissions that you might need to get and check the policy of your airline or transport provider

When you’re abroad in Transylvania travel

  • think about what you are doing at all times and trust your instincts. Don’t take risks that you wouldn’t in the UK
  • don’t openly display valuables such as mobile phones or digital cameras and consider using a padlock on suitcases or backpacks
  • find out how to minimise your risk from terrorism and what to do if there’s a terrorist attack
  • find out about local customs and dress, behave accordingly and obey local laws. There may be serious penalties for breaking a law that might seem trivial at home
  • be careful when taking photographs, videos or using binoculars. These activities may be misunderstood by local authorities, especially near military installations.
  • store useful numbers on your phone such as the local police and the nearest British embassy or consulate
  • whether you’re living abroad or visiting, be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, just as you would in the UK; the ‘Be Alarmed’ campaign gives practical advice on how to stay safe and lists the symptoms to look out for
  • if you intend to take part in any adventure sports or water sports during your trip, only use properly licensed and insured operators. Before taking part, make sure you fully understand the operating instructions and satisfy yourself that adequate safety precautions are in place
  • check import regulations for food and plants before you attempt to bring them back to the UK

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