Welcome to Transylvania! Choose your favorite itinerary and discover the impressive land of Dracula! During your escorted tours to Romania, you will visit the best cultural and historical attractions and a series of amazing places related to the bloody Count. In addition, have fun at special events such as the Halloween Parties in Sighisoara Citadel and at the iconic Bran Castle.
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Best Escorted Tours to Romania
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
A ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ according to Fodor’s Travel Guide, the 7-Days Halloween tour includes the best highlights in Transylvania complemented by three parties you won’t forget.
Meet our experienced English speaking guide in Bucharest. Travel to a unique place – Snagov Monastery, located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and discover if Dracula was truly buried here. From Snagov, travel to Poienari Fortress. Climb over 1400 stairs and reach the Count’s mountain refuge. Explore the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, followed by Corvinesti Castle – an impressive Gothic style edifice, the former home of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara.
Your itinerary continues with the unique Turda Salt Mine and with Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions. The first Halloween Party included in your escorted tours to Romania takes place in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Accommodate in a 3* hotel and, in the evening, join us in the dungeon for a party you won’t forget! After a delicious festive dinner, attend unique events such as a breathtaking 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. Meet our organized group at the entrance to the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of the skip the ticket office line service and go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun party on the grounds of Bran Castle.
On your final day in Romania, visit Pelisor Castle, part of the Royal Residence complex of Peles Palace and then return to Bucharest to conclude your journey.
3-Days Halloween Short Break
Our 3-Days Halloween Short Break is the perfect experience if you want to discover the main Dracula attractions in our country. You can also book this tour if your interest lies mostly in having fun at Halloween Parties because you will attend not one, but two such amazing events.
This itinerary departs from Cluj-Napoca or from Bucharest. Regardless of your choice, travel to Sighisoara Citadel and have fun at our amazing Halloween Party. The next day, join us in Bran Village for the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. You will also have some time to explore the citadel where Vlad the Impaler was born and the party at Bran includes a unique night tour of the castle as well.
On your last day, return either to Cluj-Napoca or to Bucharest for your hotel or airport drop-off.
Escorted Tours to Romania – 7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
Throughout the year, we organize a 7-Days Vampire Tour. It departs on every Saturday, between May and October. Discover impressive Dracula related highlights and attend unforgettable special events.
Meet our guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery (Dracula’s alleged burial place), followed by Poienari Fortress, Vlad the Impaler’s mountain retreat. Get ready to climb over 1400 stairs to reach the top. It takes some physical effort, but the views are worth it. Other highlights include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
In Turda, our team performs the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, according to old customs and traditions. After this special event, you are invited to a fun Evening Sitting. Your itinerary will also take you to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler or Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family. Of course, no tour of Transylvania would be complete without the iconic Bran Caste, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
5-Days Transylvania’s Undying Legend – Private Tour
Tailor made itineraries in Transylvania depart based on customer request. Furthermore, you will travel with your group of friends or family only, making these more intimate experiences.
This specific itinerary departs from Bucharest. Our guide collects you from the airport. Drive to Sinaia and visit the Royal Peles Palace. From here, travel to Rasnov Citadel, visit the impressive fortification and then accommodate at a 3* hotel in Brasov.
On your second day, discover the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol and then travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Discover the Clock Tower History Museum, the Medieval Weapons Collection and the Torture Room. Your itinerary also includes the Fortified Church of Biertan, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s mountain retreat.
On your final day in Transylvania, travel to Snagov and discover the monastery built on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Find out if Dracula is really buried here and then return to Bucharest airport to conclude the itinerary.
Escorted Tours to Romania – 2-Days Halloween Party at Bran Castle
If you are looking for the best way to attend the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, our 2-Days itinerary is the perfect package. We collect you from Bucharest and drive you to Bran Village. Accommodate at a 3* hotel located in the vicinity of the castle and enjoy a traditional dinner.
Join our organized group at the entrance in order to take advantage of the skip the ticket office line service (only available one time, if you enter along with our group; otherwise, you will have to wait in line). Discover the iconic Dracula’s Castle on a unique tour and then party till morning on the grounds of the castle.
Once you recover, we drive you back to Bucharest for your hotel or airport drop off.
11-Days Study Trip – Transylvania’s Undying Legend – Escorted Tours to Romania
Study Trips in Transylvania are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a tour leader – their teacher. Our experienced guide collects you from Bucharest airport. Go on a tour of the city, visit Snagov Monastery and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner on your first day in Romania.
Other impressive highlights included in this itinerary are the ruins of the old Royal Court in Targoviste, Peles Palace or the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol. This specific Study Trip includes a series of breathtaking caves. In the Bran area, you will visit the Valley of the Citadel cave and Bat’s cave. Accommodate in a guesthouse and, the next day, discover Poienari – Dracula’s old fortress in the mountains and the legendary Curtea de Arges Monastery.
Another unique attraction is the Village Museum in Sibiel, where you can discover our old customs and traditions. Continue your journey in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, followed by the unique Turda Salt Mine. In Turda, attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Discover Apuseni Mountains
Travel to Apuseni Mountains and discover more unique caves such as Bear’s Cave, Meziad Cave or Scarisoara Cave (which hosts one of the largest underground glaciers in the world). Accommodate in a guest house and enjoy a delicious homemade dinner. On the next day, visit Huda lui Papara, one of the most spectaculare caves in Apuseni Mountains and then travel to Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass.
From Borgo Pass, drive to Sacel and meet a famous woodcraftsman who will teach you how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Optionally, you can also visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, a unique place in the world. On Day 10, go on a Steam Train Ride on Vaser Valley. During this special experience, you will travel 50 km in a steam train across a valley offering a breathtaking scenery. If you like taking photos, you will have plenty of opportunities as the train is moving at a very slow speed.
The following morning enjoy your breakfast and then return to Cluj-Napoca for the airport drop off.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Romania is a generally safe country. We rank 138/163 countries on the Global Terrorist Database, which means that no terrorist attacks have occurred here. Furthermore, we are on position 22/163 on the Global Peace Index, which considers militarization, society and security and domestic and interest conflict.
Crime rate in Romania is lower than the European average. However, you may encounter high levels of corruption while in our country. If you find yourself in a situation where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial solution’, you should refuse and seek legal justification. Usually, the solution they propose is not legal and can land you in a lot of trouble later.
Need to Know before traveling to Romania
- 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 travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
Our escorted tours to Romania include transfer to each of the attractions by car, minibus or even coach depending on group size. Some travelers, though, decide to wander off on their own when the schedule allows it or to extend their stay and explore more of Romania by themselves.
If you plan on visiting an attraction in one of the cities included in your itinerary, public transportation is the safest bet. Since time is limited, we recommend a taxi rather than the bus in this situation. However, if you decide to extend your stay and explore on your own, you should consider renting a car, especially if you have a lot of objectives on your list.
While driving in Romania, constantly pay attention at the road as many drivers tend to break the law and perform risky overtakes, cross red lights or u-turn in illegal places. Don’t get the wrong idea, our roads are not race tracks, but you should always put safety first. Also, a lot of roads are not in the best state, so look out for pot holes – some of them are unmarked.
In big cities, parking is always an issue. You should plan ahead and locate the closest parking lot to your destination. Sometimes it’s better to leave the car at a relatively short distance than to waste time looking for a parking spot near the entrance.
While you most likely won’t get mugged in Romania, you should look out for pickpockets. They can be very creative when it comes to finding ways to steal your belongings. Usually, these people operate in crowded places such as a bus or the subway. Always keep your belongings within eyesight. If you have the possibility, leave the most valuable items in the hotel safe and only carry essentials with you.
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 offences 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
Travel Insurance is one of the most important things you should arrange when leaving your country. It can prove itself very useful in unexpected situations and save you from potential financial problems.
One of the areas where travel insurance is very useful is healthcare. You should know that medical services are quite expensive when you are abroad and free care or subsidized costs are most likely not available. With a good travel insurance, your insurer will take care of these costs for you, allowing you to continue enjoying your vacation.
Escorted Tours to Romania – Costs
The prices for our tours depend on several factors. These include the length of your itinerary, the departure date (special editions and private tours which depart on customer request cost more) or accommodation type. Our tours include accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels, but some of the itineraries allow you to choose a 5* room for extra cost.
On average, the price of a 7-Days tour is about €1200/person while the 3-Days Short Breaks cost around €650/person. For specific prices, please check the dedicated pages of our tours.
Prices for 10 and 11-Days Itineraries
The longest trips in our catalog, Study Trips are 11-days experiences designed for large groups of students. Usually, they are accompanied by a tour leader – a teacher – who travels free of charge. Throughout the year, you can book one of the two Study Trips that we organize: ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ (€1287 / €1576 for single rooms) or ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ (€1557 / €1837 for single rooms).
Our 10-Days Halloween Tour departing from Budapest is an extended version of the Awarded 7-Days itinerary. It includes amazing highlights in Transylvania and Hungary and three fun Halloween Parties. Book it now for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Escorted Tours to Romania
Our Awarded 7-Days tour has several editions taking place throughout the year. Discover impressive highlights related to Vlad the Impaler and attend special events you won’t forget.
- 7-Days Vampire tour: departs on Saturdays, between May and October. We also organize a special edition in July which includes a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and a fun Masquerade Party. The price for these itineraries is €1159
- The ‘Best of Romania’ edition also departs every week and includes 4 special dinners and a show. Accommodate in unique places such as a castle style hotel. You can book this tour for €1181
- Arguably the best tour in our catalog, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary includes the best highlights as well as three fun parties. This tour costs €1299 or €1419 for single rooms
3-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania
We organize a 3-Days Vampire tour departing on customer request. This itinerary includes unforgettable highlights as well as our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. You can book this tour for €599 or €666 (for single rooms).
In addition, we organize two distinct 3-Days Halloween itineraries, one departing from Cluj-Napoca and the other one from Bucharest. Highlights include Sighisoara Citadel, Bran Castle and the Halloween Parties taking place at these locations. Book your short break now for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
1-Day City Breaks and 2-Days Tours in Transylvania
Our 1-Day City Breaks are perfect if you are only interested in attending an amazing Halloween Party in Transylvania. One of the itineraries includes access to our event in Sighisoara Citadel, along with dinner and accommodation, all for €249. Meanwhile, the 1-Day City Break with Halloween Party at Bran Castle has the same inclusions and costs €259 or €288 for a single room.
The difference between 1-Day City Breaks and 2-Days Tours is that the latter also include transfer. The trip to Sighisoara Citadel offers pick up from Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov or Bucharest and it costs €439 or €479 for single rooms. Meanwhile, the 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle only departs from Bucharest and costs €369 or €399 for a single room.
The cost of food in Romania
Our tours include breakfasts and dinners. Therefore, at least two meals are covered in the price. However, in some days, you can choose to enjoy lunch on your own account. According to Budget Your Trip, travelers spend about 104 lei / day on food in Romania. However, this sum is calculated based on three daily meals, so the amount you will have to pay if you decide to have lunch on your own is going to be quite lower. Of course, that depends on what you order as well.
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
During your itinerary, we arrange transfer by car, minibus or coach depending on the number of travelers. However, you may want to wander off on your own as well. In this case, you should know that, according to Budget Your Trip, travelers spend about 79 lei / day on local transportation. If you decide to visit something else on your own while your group enjoys free time, make sure you plan ahead and return by the time we reunite.
If you decide to explore on your own, we have some advice that may prove itself very useful. First of all, if you decide to travel by bus, pay attention at your surroundings. There are pickpockets who can’t wait to steal your belongings and disappear into the crowd. On the other hand, a taxi is more expensive, but you avoid the large crowds and you are transfered to your exact destination.
If you choose a taxi, beware of shady drivers who might try to scam you. Tactics include circling you around to increase the sum on the meter or negotiating the price of the ride before departing (do not fall for this, you will end up paying more than the ride is worth). A good alternative to taxis is a ridesharing app such as Uber or Taxify. The application shows you the amount you need to pay in advance, so the driver cannot overcharge you.
How many days do you need in Romania?
Throughout the year, we organize several impressive itineraries, ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Tours. Highlights include places related to Vlad the Impaler, the ruthless ruler also known as Dracula. You will also visit impressive cultural and historical attractions and attend the best Parties in Transylvania
1-Day City Breaks in Transylvania
If you are only looking for a fun Halloween Party, choose our 1-Day City Breaks. We organize two versions of these itineraries, one in Sighisoara Citadel and the other one in Bran Village. Accommodate at 3* hotels and join us at the best parties in Transylvania!
Escorted Tours to Romania – 2-Days Itineraries
2-Days itineraries are similar to the 1-Day City Breaks, except that they also include transfers to Sighisoara and Bran. Therefore, the tour including the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle includes transfer from Bucharest, a traditional dinner and the party ticket.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel includes transfer from Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest, as well as accommodation, a delicious festive dinner and a fun party program.
3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks in Transylvania
3-Days Short Breaks include the best attractions in Transylvania in a brief experience, shorter than our Awarded 7-Days experiences.
The Vampire edition of our short break departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request (except for Halloween season). Highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine. In Turda, our team organizes the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Our 3-Days Short Break taking place on Halloween is centered on the best Halloween Parties in Transylvania. Depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and attend both our party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
The 7-Days Halloween Tour is an awarded itinerary, considered a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ by Fodor’s Travel Guide. Furthermore, TourRadar named this itinerary the ‘Tour of the Year 2019’.
Highlights include Snagov Monastery, located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. According to the legend, this is where Vlad the Impaler was buried after his assassination. You will also visit Poienari Fortress, Corvinesti Castle or Turda Salt Mine.
One location you will remember is Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Discover places such as the Clock Tower History Museum and join us for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend special events such as a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Help us defeat the evil strigoi and party till morning!
There’s no place more iconic than Bran Castle. Thanks to Bram Stoker’s novel, this impressive attraction became the symbol of Transylvania. On Halloween, you are invited to a fun party taking place on the grounds. Arrive in Bran Village, accommodate at a 3* hotel and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. Thanks to the large interest in the event, there is usually a long line at the entrance. We offer a ‘skip the ticket office line’ service if you enter with our organized group. Go on a unique night tour of Bran Castle and then join us for the best party!
7-Days Vampire in Transylvania – Escorted tours to Romania
Besides the Halloween edition, we organize a 7-Days Vampire Tour departing once per week, between May and October. Discover places such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle, which used to be the home of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara.
Another unique highlight in our country is Turda Salt Mine. Explore the old galleries and find out their history. In Turda, you will also attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team.
Accommodate for one night at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, visit Dracula’s birthplace – Sighisoara Citadel and travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Since no tour of Transylvania is complete without the iconic Bran Castle, you will also visit this unforgettable attraction.