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Join us on our amazing Dracula Tours in Transylvania. This Halloween edition of our 3-days short break departs in October and includes two Halloween Parties: one takes place in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace, and the other one is the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. The highlights include landmarks related to Vlad the Impaler, the ruthless ruler also known as Dracula.

 

Dracula Tours Highlights:

Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel– a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program including:

  • Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a strigoi – learn more
  • “Witchery Moments” with Eduard & Bianca –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
  • Vampiresa 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.

 

The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.

Halloween Party in the grounds of Bran Castle

*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 cancelation. 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 safety, please listen to the instructions of the Castle’s personnel.

The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe

 

 

Dracula tours in Transylvania – Halloween Short Break – Brief itinerary

dracula-tours-halloween-partyThis tour begins in Bucharest. Our guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. After that, drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Accommodate at a 3* medieval hotel and then get ready for our Transylvania Halloween Party 2019. Join us in the basement of the hotel at 8 PM. Drink a shot of Romanian ‘water of fire’ and then enjoy a delicious three-course dinner. Our specially prepared program includes the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Find more information about this party here.

The next morning, stroll around the streets of Sighisoara and then visit the main attractons, including the Clock Tower Museum.

After that, head for the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and then admire the old buildings, such as the Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in South-Eastern Europe. The church got its name after a massive fire blackened its walls.

Transylvania Halloween Party 2019 – Bran Castle

Continue your Dracula tours in Bran Village. Accommodate in a 3* hotel in the vicinity of Dracula’s Castle and then, at 7:30 PM, join us for the ultimate Transylvania Halloween Party 2019. Enjoy a unique night tour of Bran Castle, and, after that, a horror movie projection. After that, you are invited in the courtyard to attend the After Party.

On your third day, drive to Bucharest airport for the return journey. Note that, due to heavy traffic, arrival will be late in the evening, at about 5 or 6 PM.

This is an overview of your tour. For more information, including the complete itinerary, please scroll up and then use the product’s menu to navigate.

 

 

Book your cultural holidays europe now!

Book this tour now and then follow in Dracula’s footsteps! During this short break, visit Sighisoara Citadel, followed by Brasov and then Bran village. Attend two unforgettable Halloween Parties.

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.

 

Departures:

Departure date Price per person
(based on double occupancy for 2 people travelling together )
Price for Single traveller Availability
3 day tour. Departure from Hotel Moxa, 10.00 am (GMT +02:00)
October 30, 2020€ 599€ 666limited spaces
October 29, 2021€ 599€ 666limited spaces

 

 

Departure Guaranteed

These tours are guaranteed to depart on the dates given, as we do not insist on a minimum number of bookings before departure.

 

 

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!

Other mentions

  • 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.

Media Mentions
• We’re pleased to say that Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
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Please check your itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Bucharest – Sighisoara (287 km, 4h 30m driving) Your Plan

10:00 AM: Welcome to the Romania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Hotel, Bucharest.. Transfer to the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian ruler also know as Dracula was borne. 08:00 PM : Get ready then for the Halloween Party: 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, Vampiresa Hunting and many dark surprises. Find more details. If you survive you’ll find refugee in a 3* hotel located in the very heart of the medieval citadel.

Day 2

Sighisoara – Brasov – Bran (166 km, 2h 40 min driving)

Enjoy medieval charm at its best, visit Sighisoara's main tourist attractions: The Clock Tower, standing 60 meters tall on top of the citadel's hill, it hostst a museum and offers a great view over the citadel.Travel next to the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, home to the impressive Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe. Time for everybody to get rest before dinner and before exploring Bran Castle, Transylvania's iconic image. 19:30 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.

Day 3

Bran – Bucharest (172 km, 3h driving)

Transfer to Bucharest Airport for the return journey. Arrival in Bucharest around 5-6 PM, depending on traffic. *Please have in mind that accommodation for the last day of the tour is not included. **Airport/Hotel drop off included

The services of a professionally trained English speaking guide.

Accommodation: 2 nights in 3* hotels, centrally located accommodation

Meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners (3 course dinner) – 1 Festive Halloween Dinner in Sighisoara including a 3 course meal plus dessert – Candy Bar and the alcoholic drinks – Open Bar between 20:00 – 01:00.

Transportation: entire land transfers based on standard European car, microbus, coach, depending upon the number of travellers.

Pick up: Moxa Hotel Bucharest, centrally located,, on first day of the tour, at 10:00 am Bucharest local time (GMT+2). You will meet our tour guide at the reception desk. Later pick up is not available.

Drop off: Airport/Hotel on the last day of the tour. Estimated arrival time: 05:00 – 06:00 pm Bucharest local time (GMT+2), based on normal traffic conditions.

Entry fees to the following tourist attractions: Clock Tower in Sighisoara

Special Events: Halloween Party in Sighisoara see details here

Halloween Party at the Bran Castle includes : night tour of the Bran Castle, Wicked Fairies Dance and at the end of the tour, in the Inner Courtyard, there will be an open bar with a glass of red wine and ambient Halloween music. From 19:30 classic horror movies projection and around 21:00 the Halloween After Party in the grounds of Bran Castle, until 04:00am.

*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 cancelation. 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 safety, please listen to the instructions of the Castle’s personnel.

  • Plane ticket
  • Airport fees
  • Photo & video tax
  • Accommodation on the last day of the tour
  • Other not mentioned

 

 

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BUCHAREST

  1. :

    Terrific!
    What great fun!
    This group has its act together.
    Our guide was knowledgeable and kept it interesting.
    The parties at Sighisoara and Bran Castle were excellent.
    It was a real plus to be there on the final weekend before Halloween.
    From Bucharest, there is quite a bit of driving involved, but the countryside is interesting the vehicle was comfortable.

  2. :

    Thank you for your help with my trip; I had a really good time.
    I stayed a few extra days in Bucharest and got back last night.
    The hotels were excellent; Stefan was great as a guide and very helpful and informative in all areas.
    I had a really good time in Romania.
    Thanks again and please pass on my gratitude to everyone else.

  3. :

    It was lovely meeting Transylvania Live team at the party.
    I had a wonderful time during my three days with Transylvania Live.
    I would have no problems recommending it to my friends and I’ll get a TripAdvisor review done soon.
    I thought that the itinerary was good.
    It was a nice mix of parties and tourist/historical sites.
    I especially liked the fire show in Sighisoara.
    The accommodation was nice, especially the hotel in Sighisoara, hotel Wagner I think it was called.
    That was a wonderful hotel.
    Bogdan, the tour guide, was nice to deal with and he was able to answer any questions I had.
    Also he helped me book last minute accommodation in Bucharest.
    All in all I had a great time.
    The holiday gets a big thumbs up from me.
    Next Halloween I’m planning on going to Whitby in England as it also features in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
    But I would definitely do this trip again.

  4. :

    We had such a lovely time in Romania, it was great to see such a different place to the UK, and to see (it seemed) all aspects of the country.
    I felt like I had done and seen a lot in three days which is good, I particularly loved Sighisoara and the party you gave us on the 30th with the garlic necklaces!
    The mini van was a great form of transportation think, also there weren’t too many people so it felt more of a personal service. .
    We did spend a lot of time in it but to see all the places we saw it was necessary, and I wouldn’t have seen everything I saw otherwise.
    I was also very happy to have seen Bran Castle, and to be there on Halloween was very special.
    Once I was on the tour I saw so many things, and met some lovely people that once I came home I realized that the Dracula part was now maybe a quarter of my experience.
    The people and everything else made up the other great 75%.

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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).
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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 (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

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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. 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.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide 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 or by fax.

Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
Due to socialization reasons our special tours for couples require a minimum of five couples.

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 10 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. On “for couples” tours a minimum age of 20 years is required.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank at their rate.
We accept USD and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

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.

If you follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page. Our guide will expect you with a Transylvania Live sign. 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.

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.

A welcoming country house, not necessarily decorated in a peasant like style; you’ll stay under the same roof with your Romanian host! In most cases dinner and breakfast are included, and rates are based on two guests per room.
They offer one bathroom for two rooms; the bathroom can be situated on the hallway.
Staying at a “traditional Maramuresean country-inn” or “a typical Hungarian-Sekler country-inn” will prove to be an unique experience.

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.

American citizens do not require a visa for Romania (Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need)

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

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: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. 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.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport https://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp atm locator
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country https://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp

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 a bit too pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Chaps 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 then 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).