Discover the land of Dracula. Join us and have fun on the best Transylvania Vacation Packages. Choose 1-Day City Breaks, 3-Days Short Breaks or the Awarded 7-Days Tours. Explore our country and have fun at unforgettable special events.
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3-Days Halloween Short Breaks
The 3-Days Halloween Short Breaks depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Regardless of the itinerary version, you will visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, explore the iconic Bran Castle and attend two unforgettable Halloween Parties.
Our special event in Sighisoara includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
In Bran, join our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party on the grounds till morning. On your last day, return to Bucharest or Cluj for the hotel or airport drop-off.
Transylvania Vacation Packages – Awarded 7-Days Halloween
This is without a doubt our flagship tour, a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ according to Fodor’s Travel Guide. Meet our guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest and then drive to Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Highlights also include Poienari Fortress or the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu.
During the Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour you will also visit Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, followed by the unique Turda Salt Mines. Meet our team in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel for the best Halloween Party. The program includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Transylvania Vacation Packages – Halloween Party at Bran Castle
After enjoying our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Visit impressive highlights such as the Black Church and then arrive in Bran Village. Accommodate at a cozy hotel, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then attend the amazing Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
The following day, discover Pelisor Castle in Sinaia and then return to Bucharest for your airport or hotel drop-off.
3-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
This itinerary departs throughout the year, on customer request. Meet our guide in Cluj-Napoca. From here, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and discover attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum. Your next destination is the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, a town filled with impressive touristic attractions.
On your second day, discover Corvinesti, an impressive Gothic style castle in Hunedoara, the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Next, drive to Turda, accommodate in a 4* hotel and then join us for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Help us free an unfortunate soul from the evil ‘strigoi’ and then attend a fun Evening Sitting.
The following morning, visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and have fun on a city tour of Cluj-Napoca before driving to the airport for your return flight.
7-Days Vampire Tour – Transylvania Vacation Packages
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Meet your experienced English speaking guide in Bucharest. Discover impressive highlights such as Snagov Monastery or Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s mountain refuge.
From Poienari, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and discover impressive attractions such as the popular Liars’ Bridge (make sure you tell the truth before crossing it). Accommodate in a 4* hotel and, in the morning, drive to Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style edifice near Hunedoara.
After visiting Corvinesti Castle, travel to Turda. You will attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, an impressive special event organized by our team. The Ritual is followed by a fun Evening Sitting. The next morning, visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and then go on a fun city tour of Cluj-Napoca.
Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and Bran Castle
No Dracula Tour would be complete without the main highlights – Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birtplace of Vlad the Impaler and the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. In Sighisoara, you will discover attractions such as The Clock Tower History Museum, the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection. In Bran, explore the famous castle and find out Vlad the Impaler’s real life connection to it.
From Bran Castle travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, discover attractions such as the Black Church and attend special events like ‘Dracula’s Wedding’. On your last day in Transylvania, visit the impressive Peles Palace in Sinaia, the former summer residence of the Royal Family. Next, discover the ruins of the old Royal Court in Targoviste before returning to Bucharest to conclude your itinerary.
Transylvania’s Undying Legend – Study Trip
Our catalog includes two Study Trips – special itineraries designed for large groups of students accompanied by a teacher. These tours last for 11-days, which means that you have more time to discover amazing cultural and historical places.
Your experienced guide collects you from Bucharest airport. On your first day, visit Snagov Monastery and go on a fun city tour of our capital. The next morning, drive to Targoviste and visit the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s old Royal Court. Next, travel to Peles Palace in Sinaia, followed by the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
While in the Bran region, visit Valley of the Citadel Cave and Bat’s Cave and admire Rasnov Fortress from the outside. Other highlights of this city break include Poienari Fortress, Curtea de Arges Monastery (where you will discover the legend of Master Manole) or the Village Museum in Sibiel.
Unique Caves and Special Events
On Day 6, visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Discover the Clock Tower History Museum, the Medieval Weapons Collection and the Torture Room. Travel to Turda and explore the unique Salt Mine. In the evening, join us for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Explore a series of impressive 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 in Garda de Sus and, on the next day, explore Huda lui Papara, one of the most spectacular caves in Apuseni Mountains.
Meet a unique woodcraftsman in Sacel and learn how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Optionally, visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, the only place in the world where graves are accompanied by crosses with funny epitaphs carved on them. On your penultimate day in Transylvania, go on an unforgettable Steam Train Ride on Vaser Valley (about 50 km of riding a slow-moving train through a stunning scenery). On your last day, travel to Cluj-Napoca for your airport drop-off.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to several databases, Romania is a generally safe country. For instance, the Global Terrorist Database ranks Romania on position 138/163. This essentially certifies that no terrorist attacks have taken place here.
Another important datase is the Global Peace Index. This particular metric ranks countries based on militarization, society and security, as well as domestic and interest conflict. Romania is on position 22 out of 163 in this index.
Crime rate is at a low level in Romania. However, you may still encounter pickpockets. Furthermore, corruption is still a major issue in our country. If authorities offer you a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution to a problem and it seems shady, you should refuse and seek legal justification.
Need to Know before traveling to Romania on Transylvania Vacation Packages
- 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.
If you choose our Transylvania Vacation Packages, you should know that we provide transfer between all the included attractions. Depending on the size of your group, you will travel either by car, minibus or coach. You will only need to rely on public transportation or drive yourself if you decide to wander off on your own, outside of the planned itinerary.
Inside cities, pay attention at drivers around you as some of them might break the law (speeding, crossing red lights, risky overtakes). It’s always best to avoid an unpleasant incident if possible. If you drive yourself to a certain attraction, we recommend planning ahead as parking spots can be really hard to find. You will most likely not be able to park in the immediate vicinity of your destination. This is why you should research and know in advance where you can find the nearest parking lot.
Outside cities, you will drive a lot on National Roads, which go across many villages. Around these villages, look out for carts or animals on the road. Due to poor infrastructure and the large number of villages on the way, National Roads usually get quite crowded.
Pickpockets are usually present in crowded places. They usually operate in buses or at the subway. The targets are people who are not paying attention at their belongings. They will cut open your bag or purse and disappear with your items before you can realize what happened. Our advice is to always keep the bag you are carrying within eyesight.
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 get travel insurance whenever you are going abroad. It will be very helpful in case of unexpected situations. For instance, travel insurance covers healthcare. If you find yourself in need of medical services, you should know that they can get quite expensive outside your own country and you may not receive free care or even subsidized costs. However, if you have a good travel insurance, your insurer will cover the necessary costs.
Transylvania Vacation Packages – Costs
One of the most important aspects when you decide to book a tour is it’s price. Knowing the exact costs can help you plan your budget accordingly. The price of an itinerary can vary depending on its length, inclusions and special events. It goes without saying that private tours have different costs than their regular counterparts.
Guaranteed itineraries depart on set dates, usually for a large group of tourists. Meanwhile, tailor made tours allow you to choose your own departure date and travel with your group of friends or family members only.
On average, a 7-Days Tour in Transylvania costs around €1200, while a 3-Days Short Break is priced at around €650. For the exact prices, please check each tour’s dedicated page.
Costs for 11-Days Study Trips
Our Study Trips are designed for large groups of students. These are the longest and most complex itineraries in our catalog. The students are accompanied by a tour leader – usually a teacher – who travels free of charge. For the others, the prices depend on which itinerary you choose:
- The ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ edition costs €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- The ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ edition costs €1557 or €1837 for single rooms
10-Days Halloween Tour from Budapest
Depart from the Hungarian capital and explore Transylvania, the land of Dracula. Discover the best tourist attractions and have fun at up to three parties, all for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Transylvania Vacation Packages
Throughout the year, we organize Vampire and Halloween editions of our 7-Days itinerary. Arguably the flagship of our catalog, the Halloween tour includes the best Transylvanian highlights and three fun parties. It costs €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the 7-Days Vampire Tour departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. It costs €1159. We also organize a special edition, ‘Best of Romania’, which includes 4 special dinners and a special show, all for €1181. In July, you can attend a discounted version of this tour, departing once every year. Enjoy the same itinerary for a special price of €999.
Prices for 3-Days Short Breaks
We organize two versions of our 3-Days Short Breaks. You can go on the Vampire edition, which departs throughout the year on customer request and costs €599 or €666 for single rooms.
Alternatively, you can choose the 3-Days Halloween Short Breaks which depart from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and include both our Halloween Party in Sighisoara and the special party at Dracula’s Castle. Book this itinerary for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
2-Days Halloween Tours – Transylvania Vacation Packages
Our 2-Days Halloween Tours are focused either on the Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel or on the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. The edition focusing on the event in Sighisoara departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Brasov or Cluj-Napoca. It includes transfers, accommodation, a dinner and a breakfast and access to our party. You can book this tour now for €439 or €479 for single rooms.
The 2-Days tour including the party at Bran Castle departs from Bucharest. We transfer you to Bran Village. You will accommodate in a cozy hotel within walking distance from the castle, enjoy a traditional dinner and have fun at the most popular party in Transylvania. This itinerary costs €369 or €399 for single rooms.
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
We organize 1-Day City Breaks designed for people who are only interested in attending a fun Halloween Party. These itineraries do not include transfers, so you will have to reach Sighisoara or Bran Village on your own.
1-Day experiences include accommodation, meals (dinner and breakfast) and access to one of the best Halloween Parties. The City Break in Sighisoara costs €249 while the one in Bran can be booked for €259 or €288 for single rooms.
How much does food cost in Romania?
Our Transylvania Vacation Packages include at least two meals per day – a breakfast and a dinner. On some days, when we have a window, you can enjoy lunch on your own account. Therefore, you should know that, according to Budget Your Trip, travelers spend about 104 lei/day on food in Romania.
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
Our itineraries include transfers between attractions. Depending on how many travelers we gather in a group, we can provide a car, minibus or even a coach. If you decide to extend your stay and explore our country outside the planned itinerary, we have a few helpful tips.
The most popular way to move around a city is the bus. This is also the cheapest option. However, buses are very crowded and there’s a chance you might encounter pickpockets. If you decide to take the bus or the subway train, make sure your belongings are always within eyesight.
You can also choose to move around by taxi, but, in this case, you should look out for drivers who are attempting to scam tourists. If you are under the impression that the taxi is circling around, you should check out the route on a GPS application. Some drivers take advantage of people who don’t know the city and extend the ride in order to increase in the sum on the meter. Furthermore, avoid taxi drivers who attempt to negotiate the fare in advance. They will usually propose a sum that’s significantly larger than what the ride is worth.
Alternatives include ridesharing services like Uber or Taxify, where you know the final cost of the ride in advance. If you have multiple destinations, you could be better off renting a car and driving yourself around.
Budget Your Trip reveals that travelers spend about 79 lei/day on local transportation. This is an average sum which will be different depending on whether you travel by bus or by taxi.
How many days do you need in Romania?
We organize itineraries ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Tours or even our 11-Days Study Trips. Choose your favorite experience based on how much time you can spend in Transylvania and on the attractions you intend to discover. Find out which tour suits you best and join us in the land of Dracula!
Transylvania Vacation Packages – 1-Day City Breaks
We organize two 1-Day City Breaks designed specifically for people who are interested in a fun Halloween Party. These only include accommodation, meals and access to a special event. Choose between the City Break in Sighisoara Citadel, focusing on our Halloween Party or the one in Bran Village which includes the party taking place at the iconic Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Halloween Tours
The 2-Days Halloween itineraries are also focused on the best parties in Transylvania. Unlike the City Breaks, they also include transfers.
We organize a 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle, departing from Bucharest. Arrive in Bran Village, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then join us at the iconic Dracula’s Castle and party till morning!
Furthermore, our catalog includes a 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. Depart from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu or Brasov. Accommodate in a 3* medieval hotel and, in the evening, join us in the dungeon for party you won’t forget!
3-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania
Our 3-Days Short Breaks are a good way to experience a portion of what the Awarded 7-Days Tours offer. These specific tours include the most important highlights and special events we have to offer.
The 3-Days Vampire Tour departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. You will visit impressive attractions such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Corvinesti Castle or Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions.
The main reason for choosing a 3-Days Halloween Short Break is to attend both our party in Sighisoara Citadel and the unforgettable event at Dracula’s Castle. This itinerary departs from Cluj-Napoca or from Bucharest.
7-Days Halloween Tour
Our Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour received several accolades in the press. Fodor’s Travel Guide placed it in their ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’ list and Tour Radar named it the ‘Tour of the year 2019’.
Discover impressive highlights such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Explore the popular Bran Castle, discover the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and visit attractions such as Corvinesti Castle, Turda Salt Mine or Peles Palace.
Halloween Parties in Transylvania
Attend three unforgettable Halloween Parties during this itinerary. One of them takes place in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend our unique schedule including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next day, join us in Bran Village. Accommodate in a cozy hotel, enjoy a traditional dinner and then arrive at the entrance to Dracula’s Castle. Join our organized group in order to take advantage of the skip the ticket office line service. Enjoy a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning on the grounds.
The third Halloween Party will be revealed soon.
7-Days Vampire Itinerary
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour departs once per week between May and October. Your guide collects you from Bucharest. Highlights include Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress (Dracula’s old mountain refuge), the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle.
In Turda, visit the unique Salt Mine and join us for the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions. Next, discover Sighisoara Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, followed by the Medival Saxon City of Brasov. Last, but not least, no tour of Transylvania would be complete without the iconic Bran Castle. Explore this symbol of Transylvania and discover Dracula’s real connection to it.