Have fun on our unforgettable Holidays in Romania. Explore unique highlights related to Vlad the Impaler. Have fun attending the best special events, as well as our amazing Halloween Parties on tours taking place around the famous holiday.
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Best Holidays in Romania
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour – The Flagship of our catalog
On Halloween, the best experience you can attend is our Awarded 7-Days Tour. Fodor’s Travel Guide placed this itinerary in their ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’ list while Tour Radar named it ‘Tour of the year 2019’.
Our guide collects you from the centrally located Moxa Boutique Hotel, Bucharest. Your first destination is Snagov Monastery, an impressive religious building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Find out if Dracula really is buried here and then travel to Poienari Fortress, the Count’s mountain refuge. After admiring the breathtaking views from the top, drive to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Accommodate in a cozy 4* hotel.
Next, travel to Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style castle which used to be the residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. From here, travel to Turda and visit the unique Salt Mines. Accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions.
In the morning, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and get ready for our amazing party. Join us in the dungeon of a medieval 3* hotel, enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend a series of special events. These include a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Halloween Party at Bran Castle
When you recover from our party, visit the Clock Tower History Museum before heading for your next destination, the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Go on a fun city tour and admire highlights such as the popular Black Church. In the evening, accommodate in Bran Village and then join us at the entrance to the iconic Bran Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line, go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning in the courtyard.
On the last day of your tour, visit Pelisor Castle in Sinaia and then return to Bucharest to conclude your journey in the land of Dracula.
7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
Besides the Halloween edition, we also organize a 7-days Vampire itinerary departing on a weekly basis between May and October. Highlights include Dracula related places such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, Sighisoara Citadel or the iconic Bran Castle.
In addition to these, you will also visit the Medieval Saxon Cities of Sibiu and Brasov, Corvinesti Castle or Peles Palace in Sinaia. In Turda, discover the unique Salt Mines and attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions.
Holidays in Romania – 3-Days Halloween Short Breaks
If you don’t have enough time for the Awarded 7-Days tour or if you are looking for a more economic solution, choose a 3-days Short Break. On Halloween, these itineraries depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and include two amazing parties. Have fun at the best party in Sighisoara Citadel, including events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. From here, travel to Bran and attend the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
On the last day of your tour, we transfer you back either to Bucharest or to Cluj for your hotel or airport drop-off.
Dracula Tours for Schools – Study Trip
Our Study Trips are 11-days itineraries designed for large groups of students. They are accompanied by a tour conductor (a teacher most of the time), who attends the itinerary free of charge.
Meet our experienced guide at Bucharest airport. Your itinerary includes highlights such as Snagov Monastery (Dracula’s alleged burial place), the Parliament Palace in Bucharest or the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s Royal Court in Targoviste. No tour of Transylvania would be complete without the iconic Bran Castle, so your group will visit this impressive highlight. While you are in the area, you will also travel to the Fortified Church in Prejmer and to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov.
From Brasov, drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum and explore the old streets. Next, travel to Sacel and meet a famous woodcraftsman who is an expert in carving wooden stakes. Craft yourself the best weapon against vampires and then discover a unique place in the world, the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta. Accommodate in Sighetu Marmatiei. The next day, enjoy a tour of Cluj-Napoca and then attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead and visit the Salt Mine in Turda.
Your holidays in Romania also include the Icon Glass Museum and the Village Museum in Sibiel, Corvinesti Castle, Poienari Fortress or ‘Curtea de Arges’ Monastery. Return to Bucharest on your last day to conclude this unforgettable itinerary.
Holidays in Romania – 2-Days Tour with Party at Bran Castle
Our 2-days itineraries are designed for people who want to attend the best Halloween Parties in Transylvania. This specific tour includes access to the Party at Bran Castle.
Your experienced English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel, located in the central area of Bucharest. Travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a 3* hotel and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. Arrive at the entrance to Dracula’s Castle at the same time as our organized group and take advantage of the skip the ticket office line service. If you arrive after the group has entered, you will have to wait in line. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then arrive in the courtyard and attend a fun party.
The next day, enjoy a city tour of Brasov. Discover the best attractions this Medieval city has to offer and then return to Bucharest. Airport drop-off is included in your itinerary.
What are the costs for Holidays in Romania?
Pricing for holidays in Romania varies depending on the length of the tour and on whether it’s a private itinerary or not. We also take into account the highlights and special events included, as well as the quality of accommodation selected.
Our guaranteed itineraries have set departure dates and will take place as long as the minimum number of travelers is reached (usually the minimum for these tours is 2 people, but most of the time the groups end up being even larger). On the other hand, private tours depart on customer request, for individual groups composed of friends and families. Because we need to prepare the same high-quality services for a smaller group, the prices for tailor made itineraries are higher.
On average, travelers will have to pay around €1200 for a 7-days tour or €650 for 3-days short breaks. These prices are for one person sharing a double room. If you require accommodation in single rooms, you will also have to pay the ‘single supplement’.
Costs for 10 and 11-days Holidays in Romania
Our catalog includes several tours, ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to 7-Days Vampire and Halloween itineraries. However, the longest trip types are the 11-Days Study Trips and the 10-Days Halloween experience departing from Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
Study Trips are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a tour leader who travels free of charge. The other members of the group will have to pay €1287 (€1576 for single rooms) in order to book the ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ edition or €1557 (€1837 for single rooms) for the ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ edition.
Our 10-Days Halloween tour from Budapest includes a plethora of amazing tourist attractions as well as three fun parties: in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and at the iconic Bran Castle. The price for this itinerary is €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Holidays in Romania
We organize several versions of our Awarded 7-Days Itinerary. First of all, the vampire edition departs between May and October, on a weekly basis, and costs €1159. The ‘Best of Romania’ edition, which includes 4 special dinners, a show and accommodation in a castle hotel can be booked for €1181. Furthermore, our catalog includes a discounted edition of the 7-days Vampire Tour, departing once every year, in July. This specific itinerary can be booked for €999.
On Halloween, you are invited to the most popular tour in our catalog. The Awarded 7-Days Halloween experience includes three unforgettable parties and costs €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
How much do you need to spend on 3-days short breaks?
If you choose the Vampire edition, which departs throughout the year, on customer request, you should know that it costs €599 or €666 for single rooms. It includes special events such as our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
On Halloween, we organize a 3-days short break departing from Cluj or from Bucharest. On each version, you will attend both our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular party at Bran Castle. This tour can be booked for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
1-Day City Breaks and 2-Days Tours
The shortest itineraries in our catalog, the 1-day City Breaks and the 2-days Tours are designed for people who are only interested in having fun at an unforgettable party.
The 1-Day Tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara costs €249 and it includes accommodation and access to our amazing event. The city break in Bran Village costs €259 or €288 for a single room. It includes accommodation, as well as a traditional dinner and access to the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
The 2-days tour with party in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj or Brasov. We transfer you from either one of these cities to Sighisoara, where you will accommodate in a medieval hotel. This itinerary costs €439 or €479 for Single Travelers.
Meanwhile, the 2-days tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle includes transfer from Bucharest, accommodation and an unforgettable event taking place in the courtyard of the castle, all for €369 or €399 for a single room.
Food costs in Romania
If you book one of our holidays in Romania, you will be happy to know that meals are included. Usually, we include breakfasts and dinners on each day you are spending in our country. Still, you might want to enjoy lunch on your own accounts or to serve a meal by yourself. In this case, you should know that, according to Budget Your Trip, meals cost about 104 lei/day in Romania on average.
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
How much does traveling cost in Romania?
We include transfer between the places included in our tours via car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group. If you want to set off on your own, here are some tips you should consider:
- While bus rides are cheaper, you should also consider that these means of transport are usually very crowded and you may run into pickpockets
- A taxi is more expensive than a bus, but it offers a higher level of comfort. Still, beware of shady drivers who circle you around to increase the sum on the meter or those who are trying to negotiate a set sum for the ride and keep the meter off. In both cases you will end up paying a lot more than the ride is actually worth
- Choose a ridesharing app like Uber and Taxify – this way, you pay for the ride in advance and the drivers can’t attempt to trick you
According to Budget Your Trip, travelers spend around 79 lei / person / day on local transportation. This sum can be a lot lower if you choose the bus instead of a taxi. Before deciding, take into account that buses are very crowded especially around rush hours.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Romania is generally a safe country. There are several metrics, analyzed by specialists, which back up this claim. Two of these ranks are the most relevant:
- On the Global Terrorist Database, Romania ranks at 138/163 countries. In short, this means that no terrorist attacks have occurred here
- The Global Peace Index, which takes into account factors like militarization, society and security, as well as domestic and interest conflict, ranks Romania on position 22 out of 163 countries
While statistics show that crime rate in Romania is lower than the European average, you should still pay attention at your surroundings and at people who attempt to interact with you. Please have in mind that corruption is relatively high in Romania and, sometimes, authorities might offer ‘mutually beneficial’ solutions which are obviously illegal. Such arrangements can turn out to be troublesome for you in the long run, so our advice is to refuse them and seek legal justification.
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 tours include transfer from the pick up point to each objective included. This means that you don’t really have to worry about driving yourself around. But, just in case you decide to extend your stay and you need to rent a car, here are a few things you should consider.
First of all, you need to be very careful inside and outside cities. You will most likely encounter drivers who break the law (speeding, crossing red lights, turning on a double line) so you need to be very careful to avoid an unpleasant incident. Even if’s not your fault, you don’t want to spend your time here arguing with insurance companies.
Inside cities, finding a parking spot can be a real challenge. There are parkings available, but you might find these occupied as well or you can find a parking spot that’s quite far from your destination. The best course of action is to prevent. This means that you should plan ahead, preferably before heading out.
Outside the cities you may encounter carts and animals on the road around villages. Since we don’t have a lot of highways, National Roads can get quite crowded, so you might need to spend some time in traffic.
While muggings don’t usually happen on our streets, you may encounter pickpockets. Some of them are amateurs who will just grab your purse and run, but others are very skilled at what they do and they are able to steal your possessions before you can realize what happened.
The most valuable advice to protect yourself from this kind of people is to always keep your belongings within eyesight. If possible, leave any valuables in the hotel safe.
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
You should always get travel insurance when going abroad. It can prove extremely helpful should you find yourself in an unexpected situation. Furthermore, travel insurance covers issues such as healthcare. Note that medical services can be very expensive outside your own country and you are unlikely to receive free care or subsidized costs. With a good travel insurance, you can rest assured that your insurer takes care of the costs.
How many days do you need in Romania?
Depending on your budget and on what you intend to obtain from your holidays in Romania, you can choose between 1-Day, 2-Days, 3-Days or even 7-Days tours. Regardless of your choice, you will discover important Dracula related highlights, as well as impressive cultural and historical places. On Halloween, attend the best parties in Transylvania!
Discover our tours – based on their length – and choose the one that suits you best!
1-Day City Breaks in Romania
Our 1-Day City Breaks take place around Halloween and are designed for people who are looking for a fun party in the land of Dracula. We organize a Halloween City Break in Sighisoara Citadel which includes access to our fun party in Dracula’s birthplace and accommodation. At the same time, you can book a City Break in Bran Village which allows you to attend the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Holidays in Romania
Our 2-days Halloween itineraries differ from the 1-Day City Breaks because they also include transfer to Sighisoara or Bran Village.
You can book a 2-days tour including the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. It departs from Bucharest and it includes transfer to Bran and back, as well as accommodation, a traditional dinner and access to the Halloween Party.
Meanwhile, the same itinerary focusing on our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel can depart from Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest.
3-Days Short Breaks from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest
These itineraries are perfect if you want a tease of what you can experience on our 7-Days Tours. You will visit the most important attractions in Transylvania and enjoy the best Halloween Parties around this holiday.
Throughout the year, we organize a 3-days Vampire tour, departing from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle and the unique Turda Salt Mine. In Turda, you will also attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team.
On Halloween, our catalog includes two 3-days short breaks. One of them departs from Cluj-Napoca, while the other one begins in Bucharest. Regardless of your choice, you will visit Sighisoara Citadel and Bran Castle and attend the Halloween Parties taking place here.
7-Days Holidays in Romania
The Awarded Halloween Tour
This is arguably the flagship of our entire catalog. The 7-Days Halloween tour is a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ according to Fodor’s Travel Guide. Discover the best Dracula related highlights and attend up to 3 fun parties.
Highlights relatead to the Count include Snagov Monastery (his alleged burial place), followed by Poienari Fortress, Sighisoara Citadel or Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. You will also visit the iconic Bran Castle, an essential Transylvanian attractions. Your tour also includes important historical and cultural places such as the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle, Turda Salt Mine or Peles Palace.
This amazing itinerary also includes three fun parties. One of them is organized by our team in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Enjoy a shot of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’, followed by a delicious dinner. Attend a unique program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Once you recover from this event, join us in Bran Village for the ultimate Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Join our organized group at the entrance in order to take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning in the courtyard.
We will reveal the venue for the third Halloween Party soon.
7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary runs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Meet your experienced English-speaking guide in Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Lake and visit the famous monastery built on an island. From here, drive to Poienari, Dracula’s old mountain refuge, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
In Turda, you will also attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions. After the ritual, join us for a fun Evening Sitting.
You will also visit Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, followed by Dracula’s birthplace, Sighisoara Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.