7-days tour included in the “Top 10 Must-Do Adventures” by Fodor’s Travel Guide and awarded “Tour of the Year” by Tourradar at Events section.
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Have fun on the best Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021 itinerary!
This is the complete Transylvanian experience, including all the dark legends related to Dracula as well as important historical and traditional highlights.
To top it all, join us and attend three unforgettable Halloween parties!
Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021 – Awards
This awarded 7-days tour was included in the Top 10 Must-Do Adventures by Fodor’s Travel Guide.
The tour was named 2019 Tour of the Year by Tourradar at Events section.
Highlights of the Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021 Tour
visit Snagov Island where, according to the legend, Vlad Tepes was buried after his assassination
welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top Romanian traditional restaurants
visit of Poienari, to see the ruins of Vlad’s old and faithful Poenari fortress
traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu
Corvinestilor Castle, one of the most beautiful Gothic castles in Eastern Europe
vampire menu for dinner in a Dracula Castle themed hotel to understand why it worth killing for a meal
the Salt Mines of Turda, a womb deep in the earth transformed into a modern architectural wonder -complete with amusement park, recreational facilities and underground salt lake you can sail on
The best Halloween Party from Transylvania -in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s Birthplace. Enjoy an intimate “dinner party”. The Halloween party from Sighisoara was rated by our previous clients as being the best from the tour – discover the schedule.
Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore-as seen on Travel Channel – learn more.
“Witchery Moments” with Eduard & Bianca – amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
Vampire Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers led by Emilia and Dorin Milea, who were rewarded for the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.
Open bar available until 01.00 am. The best Halloween party in Romania, Sighisoara citadel
Halloween Party at Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween party -the edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. You can expect a party with a nice clubbing atmosphere. You can order drinks from the bar.
Night visit of Bran Castle decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous witches as hostesses. VIP Entrance (skip the 3 hours line) is guaranteed if you depart from the hotel in the same time with your guide
Pelisor Castle, part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle. Pelisor impress the viewers with its combination of Art Nouveau style, Byzantine and Celtic elements.
Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021 – Short description
Our experienced English speaking guide collcts you from the reception desk of Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. From here, travel to Vlad the Impaler’s alleged burial place: Snagov Monastery, an impressive monastic building in the middle of Snagov Lake.
Find out if the Count is really buried here and then return to our capital. Go on an impressive city tour of Bucharest, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then retire at a cozy, centrally-located 4* hotel.
Your Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021 tour continues at Poienari, an impressive mountain fortress used by Vlad the Impaler to take refuge from the attacking Ottomans.
Climb the 1480 stairs and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top.
Poenari Citadel – the real Dracula Castle seen in this Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021
Next, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Serve a traditional dinner and the accommodate in a 4* hotel.
Visit Corvinesti Castle – an impresive Gothic style construction. The castle was home to important historical characters such as ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. From here, your Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021 tour takes you to Turda.
In Turda, enjoy a special vampire dinner with a unique menu. Accommodate in Dracula themed 4* hotel described by our customers as a medieval fantasy with beds.
Begin the fourth day of your Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021 tour with a unique highlight. Descend to the impressive Turda Salt Mines, visit the old galleries and then travel to Cluj-Napoca.
Go on an exciting city tour and admire the medieval buildings.
Next, follow into the footsteps of Jonathan Harker, the protagonist of Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. Arrive at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, enjoy a delicious three course dinner and discover all the dark legends related to the Count.
Get ready to discover the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler! Join us in Sighisoara Citadel, accommodate at a 3* medieval hotel and prepare for an unforgettable event!
Colorful streets of Sighisoara citadel
At 8 PM, you are invited to the basement of the hotel. This is where we organize our famous Halloween Party! Considered by many guests as the best from the tour!
Enjoy a traditional festive dinner and strong Romanian beverages, accompanied by a special program.
Have fun attending a unique magic show!
The best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania -Australian tourists
During the party, the team performs the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, as seen on Travel Channel.
Open bar is available until 01.00 -order what you want with no extra charges!
The next morning, visit the main attractions in Sighisoara: the Clock Tower History Museum, the Church on the Hill or the unique Covered Stairs.
Admire this amazing citadel and then head to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov.
Drive through the city and admire unique buildings such as the Black Church.
After that, drive to Bran Village.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel situated next to Bran Castle and get your costume ready.
Bran Castle Decorated for Halloween
Join us at 7:00 PM and then take advantage of our skip-the-line service.
Attend a unique night tour of Bran Castle.
After that, attend the amazing Bran Castle Halloween party in the grounds of the castle.
Bran Castle Halloween party aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween party in Transylvania
On your last day in Transylvania, drive to Sinaia, the pearl of Romania’s mountain resorts.
Visit Pelisor Castle, which is part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle.
After that, arrive in Bucharest late in the evening. Our guide drops you off at the airport or Moxa Boutique Hotel hotel.
This is just an overview of your Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021.
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Dracula Tour Romania on Halloween – Departure dates
|Departure dates for Dracula tour on Halloween||Price per person (price based on 2 persons sharing a double room)||Single traveler||Availability|
|7 day tour. Departure from Bucharest (10.00 GMT +02:00)|
|October 26, 2020 Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and then Halloween Party at Bran Castle included.||€ 1299||€ 1419||Guaranteed departure|
|October 25, 2021 Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and then Halloween Party at Bran Castle included.||€ 1299||€ 1419||Guaranteed departure|
These tours are guaranteed to depart on the dates given, as we do not insist on a minimum number of bookings before departure.
Halloween in Transylvania 2020-2021 – Itinerary map
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.
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!
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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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
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Safety and security 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 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. Or book a private tour in Romania with your own chauffeur.
Local laws and customs 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).
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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.
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Bucharest - Snagov - Bucharest (about 1h driving)Welcome to Romania ! 10:00 AM - Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. Be prepared to immerge into the legend. Drive to Snagov to visit Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination. The monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows the architectural pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece. Return to Bucharest and enjoy a city tour. Your first day in Romania ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top traditional restaurants. Your accommodation is in a great 4* hotel.
Bucharest - Poienari - Sibiu (309 km, 5h 20 min driving)Morning drive to Poienari. Enjoy a morning visit of Poienari, to see the ruins of Vlad’s old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains , on a canyon formed by Arges Rives is perched high on a cliff, in fact a steep precipice. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view from the top you’ll need to climb over 1400 stairs. Late afternoon arrival in Sibiu. Evening in Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital for 2007. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the center of Romania 's German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania’s most beautiful cities. The city contains the largest concentrations of tourist attractions in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu.
Sibiu – Hunedoara - Turda (272 km, 3h 18 min driving)We leave the impressive medieval town of Sibiu and head next to Hunedoara. Visit Corvinestilor Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Romania. From Hunedoara, drive to Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere, home to one of the oldest Salt Mine in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, often referred to as a medieval fantasy with beds. Delight yourself with a vampire menu for dinner, a delicious reason to travel to Transylvania !
Turda - Cluj-Napoca - Tihuta/Borgo Pass (191 km, 3h driving)Prepare to descent to the heart of one of the biggest saline in Romania , the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Drive next to the city of Cluj Napoca to enjoy a city tour revealing beautiful medieval buildings such as Saint Andrews Cathedral. Today you’ll enjoy a stunning scenery, following the steps of Jonathan Harker to Borgo Pass– Bram Stocker’s character from Dracula novel. And here we are at Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass , a 3* hotel which was built in accordance to Bram Stokers imagination. Enjoy a delicious three course dinner and then gather around a huge bone fire and discover all the dark legends.
Borgo Pass - Sighisoara (198 km, 3h 29min driving) - Halloween Party in Sighisoara CitadelYou can’t miss the best party from Sighisoara, that’s why we scheduled a late departure from Borgo Pass. So take your time, admire the incredible view, drink just one coffee - maybe you have the chance to take a nap during today. Next stop the medieval citadel of Sighisoara a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe ’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. 20 : 00 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for Halloween Party. You’ll enjoy 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 (as seen on Travel Channel), professional ballet dancers and witchery moments with 2 incredible young magicians.
Sighisoara – Brasov - Bran (145 km, 2h 20 min driving) - Halloween Party at Bran CastleStroll around the streets of the old citadel; admire the Clock Tower, concentrating Sighisoara‘s history, the beautiful Church on the Hill and the unique Covered Stairs. Late afternoon arrival in the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South-Eastern Europe. 7:30 pm / 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. There will be installed a big heated tent. Admission on Bran Castle property is available from 07:00 pm, you will set up departure hour with your tour guide.
Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest (174 km, 2h 50 min driving)Your last Romanian morning. Drive to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania, explore Pelisor Castle, part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle. Pelisor impress the viewers with its combination of Art Nouveau style, Byzantine and Celtic elements. “Golden room” was design by the Queen Mary herself. Late arrival in Bucharest. Please have in mind that on Sunday’s there’s a heavy traffic from Bran to Bucharest. Estimated time of arrival in Bucharest: 7PM
English speaking guide services.
3 nights in 4* hotels, 3 nights in 3* hotels, all accommodation hotels are centrally located.
Pick up: Moxa Boutique Hotel on first day of the tour, at 10:00 am Bucharest local time (GMT+2).
Drop off: Airport/ Moxa Boutique Hotel on the last day of the tour, around 7:00 pm Bucharest local time (GMT+2).
All transfers inside the tour by coach, minibus or car – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners (4 special dinners: dinner with vampire menu in Dracula themed Restaurant in Turda, candle lit dinner in Hotel Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, traditional dinner in Bran) and Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace – 3 course dinner, Open Bar from 20.00 – 01.00, dessert – Sweets Bar.
Entry fees to
Snagov Monastery, Pelisor Castle, Bran Castle, Salt Mines in Turda, Spider Web Painter in Medias, Clock Tower in Sighisoara.
Special events – 3 Halloween Parties in Transylvania
Halloween Party in Sighisoara: The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead, Vampiresa Huntig and many dark surprises.
Halloween Party at the Bran Castle includes: VIP entrance to the castle (skip the 3 hours 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 saftey, plese listen to the instructions of the Castle’s personnel.
Third Halloween Party in Transylvania – The location for the third Halloween Party will be announced soon.
– Plane ticket
– Airport fees
– Photo & video tax
– Accommodation for 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.
The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions, please visit us on line at: https://www.visit-transylvania.co.uk/terms.html .
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 for limitations. 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. Other languages speaking guides 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.
Most of our tours operate with minimum 2 persons, especially private tours. Please check the information for every listed tour on our website for the minimum required number of persons.
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.
We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.
A minimum age of 8 years is required on non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour page. A client under 18 years of age and travelling alone during the tour period shall provide Transylvania Live with written consent of his/her guardian. Clients under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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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.
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 or send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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.
To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035
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: $10 - $18, 3 course dinner: $15 - $ 20. 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.
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
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 more pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Champs 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 than 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).