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Best Halloween Breaks in Transylvania
1-Day City Breaks
Our 1-Day City Breaks are designed for people looking for a fun Halloween Party. We organize two distinct such itineraries, one focusing on our event in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the other one on the amazing Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
These tours include accommodation, two meals (dinner and breakfast) and access to the amazing parties.
2-Days Halloween Tour
The 2-Days Halloween Tours are similar to our City Breaks. They also focus on our amazing parties, but they also include transfers.
Therefore, the itinerary including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel can depart from Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca. It includes accommodation, a festive dinner and access to our Halloween Party and its special events headlined by the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The 2-Days Tour focused on the Halloween Party at Bran Castle includes transfer from Bucharest, accommodation, meals and access to the popular party (with our ‘skip the ticket office line’ service).
Halloween Breaks – 3-Days Itineraries in Transylvania
On Halloween, we organize a 3-Days Short Break focusing on our amazing parties. In fact, there are two versions of this tour: one departing from Cluj-Napoca and the other one from Bucharest. Regardless of your itinerary, you will arrive in Sighisoara Citadel and accommodate at a cozy 3* medieval hotel. In the evening, join us for the amazing Halloween Party in Transylvania. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner complemented by a special program. Attend a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
The second Halloween Party included in this tour takes place at the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Meet 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 in Transylvania, return to Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest (depending on your tour) for the hotel or airport drop-off.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
The 7-Days Halloween itinerary is, without a doubt, the flagship event of the year. Tourists will discover impressive attractions related to Vlad the Impaler, as well as attend three unforgettable parties.
Your guide collects you from Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery, an impressive monastic building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Next, discover Poienari, Dracula’s fortress in the mountains, follwed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu.
From Sibiu, travel to Hunedoara, where you will visit Corvinesti, a beautiful Gothic-style Castle. Your itinerary continues with the unique Turda Salt Mine, followed by Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.
In Sighisoara, you will attend our amazing Halloween Party. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend events such as a breathtaking magic show or the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions.
Halloween Breaks – Best Party at Dracula’s Castle
Once you recover from our Halloween Party, visit the best attractions Sighisoara has to offer: the Clock Tower History Museum or The Medieval Weapons Collection. Travel to Brasov, go on a fun city tour and discover highlights such as the famous Black Church.
After touring Brasov, arrive in Bran Village and accommodate at a cozy hotel, located within walking distance from Dracula’s Castle. In the evening, join us at the castle entrance. We provide a ‘skip the ticket office line’ service – only once, for our organized group. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party on the grounds till morning.
We also organize a third Halloween Party at a venue we will reveal soon. On the last day of the tour, visit Pelisor Castle (which is part of the Peles Palace complex in Sinaia). Return to our capital to conclude your itinerary.
10-Days Halloween Tour departing from Budapest
Our catalog also includes a 10-Days Halloween itinerary departing from our neighbors’ capital, Budapest. Meet our experienced English speaking guide and travel to Tokaj Winery to enjoy the same brand of wine Dracula used to serve to his guests. From there, arrive in Romania. Accommodate in Satu Mare and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.
While in Transylvania, visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, a place unique in the world, followed by the Village Museum in Sighetu Marmatiei. Meet a famous woodcraftsman in Sacel and learn how to carve the perfect wooden stake.
On your next day, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and attend our unforgettable Halloween Party in Transylvania. Enjoy a breathtaking magic show, an impresive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
From Sighisoara, travel to the iconic Bran Castle, a symbol of Transylvania. Accommodate in Bran and then join us at the entrance to the castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line, go on a unique night tour of Dracula’s Castle and then party till morning in the courtyard.
The next day, visit Rasnov Fortress and go on a city tour of Brasov during which you can admire the popular Black Church. Other highlights include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. On your 9th day, return to Hungary. Go on a tour of Szeged, also known as the Sun City and then return to Budapest. Accommodate in the a 3* hotel and, in the morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Romania is a generally safe country, where no terrorist attacks have occured. Crime rate is at a level lower than the European average. There are several databases which back up this information.
Romania ranks 138/163 on the Global Terrorist Database, while the Global Peace Index places us on position 22/163. This index considers factors such as militarization, society and security as well as domestic and interest conflict.
While we are proud with the low crime rate, corruption is still at a high level. You may find yourself in situations where authorities propose ‘mutually beneficial’ solutions. If these seem dubious to you, they most likely are, so you should refuse 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.
We usually provide transfer between the included attractions, but, just in case you decide to set off on your own and drive yourself around, there are a few things you should know.
Inside cities, pay extra attention at your surroundings. There are several drivers who are ‘in a rush’ and decided to break the law (risky overtakes, crossing red lights). If you intend to drive to a certain location, always look up available parking lots in the vicinity. You most likely won’t find a free parking spot that’s close to your destination, so it’s best to plan in advance.
Outside cities, you will drive mostly on National Roads which usually pass through several villages. Therefore, traffic will sometimes be slow and crowded. In and around these villages, you may even encounter carts or animals on the road.
While muggings are not a common occurence in our country, petty thieves are still lurking around. You may encounter pickpockets who attempt to steal your belongings. They usually operate in buses or in subway trains because these places are very crowded.
One way pickpockets act is by cutting your bag or purse open and disappearing with your items before you can realize what happened. The most important advice we can offer is for you to keep your belongings within eyesight at all times. Furthermore, if you bring valuables with you, it might be a better idea to leave them in the hotel safe when possible.
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
Before visiting a foreign country, you should always get travel insurance. This way, you can make sure that you and your family don’t find yourselves in financial trouble. Unexpected situations can bring forth costs you are not prepared for, but a good insurer can cover you and let you enjoy the rest of your holiday.
One example where travel insurance comes in handy is for healthcare services. Facilities available in your health plan such as free care or subsidized costs most likely do not apply outside your country. If you find yourself in need of medical services, you should know that they can be quite expensive. A good insurance company solves this problem, as they will cover these costs for you.
Halloween Breaks and Vampire Tours – Costs
The first thing anyone looks up before deciding which tour to book is the price. We organize itineraries ranging between 1-Day City Breaks to our Awarded 7-Days itineraries. Their price can differ based on inclusions, accommodations and special events. Furthermore, private tours which depart on customer request are arranged for your group of friends or family only. You will have to pay a larger price for this kind of an experience, but we guarantee that it is worth it.
In general, a 7-Days tour costs around €1200 while a 3-Days Short Break is priced at about €650. Please check out each tour page to discover exact costs.
Costs for Study Trips in Romania
The longest itineraries in our catalog, Study Trips are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a tour leader who travels free of charge. For the rest of the group, the prices are, depending on the itinerary:
- For the ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ edition, the price is €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- The ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ version can be booked for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms
7-Days Vampire and Halloween itineraries
Our 7-Days tours include the best Dracula related highlights, as well as impressive cultural and historical landmarks. Furthermore, you will enjoy special events such as The Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead (in the summer) or up to three fun parties on Halloween.
- The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour departs once every year, around the famous holiday, and it includes 3 parties. Book now for €1299 or €1419 for single rooms!
- We also organize a 7-Days Vampire Tour, running throughout the year on a weekly basis. It costs €1159 or €1299 for a single room.
- The ‘Best of Romania’ edition includes 4 special dinners and an unforgettable show. You can book it for €1181 or €1299 for single rooms.
- In July, we organize a special, discounted edition of the 7-Days Tour. It only departs once per year and it includes the same itinerary at the special price of €999.
3-Days Tours in Transylvania
3-Days Short Breaks are designed for people looking for a shorter, yet still amazing Transylvanian experience. You can book one of these tours and get a taste of what you can discover on a full 7-Days Tour.
The Vampire edition departs throughout the year, on customer request, and costs €599 or €666 for single rooms. The same price applies for the Halloween itinerary which includes both our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular party at Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Halloween Breaks
Our 2-Days Halloween Breaks focus on the best parties in Transylvania. We organize two itineraries, one including our party in Sighisoara and the other one the event at Bran Castle.
The 2-Days tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara includes transfer from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca or Brasov), accommodation, meals (dinner and breakfast) and access to our amazing party. Book this itinerary now for €439 or €479 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days experience focusing on the Halloween Party at Bran Castle departs from Bucharest. Transfer to Bran Village and accommodate in a 3* hotel located within walking distance from the castle. In the evening, join us at the iconic castle and have fun at the most popular party. This tour costs €369 or €399 for single rooms.
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
On Halloween, our catalog also includes 1-Day City Breaks designed for people who only intend to have fun at an unforgettable party. Transfers are not included, so travelers have to find their own way to Sighisoara or Bran Village.
The City Break in Sighisoara includes accommodation, meals and access to our Halloween Party, all for €249. Meanwhile, the City Break in Bran Village offers the same inclusions, except that instead of attenting our party, you will have fun at the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. You can book this tour for €259.
The Price of Food in Transylvania
Regardless of the itinerary you are traveling on, we usually include two meals per day: dinner and breakfast. There are certain windows in the schedule when you can wander off and enjoy lunch on your own account. Or you might want to extend your stay and continue exploring Romania on your own. In these cases, you should know the price of food in our country.
Budget Your Trip, a website intended to help people plan their budget, claims that the average price for meals in our country is 104 lei/day (based on three meals/day).
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
For our escorted tours, we include transfer from Bucharest or Cluj-Napoca. You will travel in a car, minibus or even a coach depending on the size of your group.
If you want to extend your stay and discover more highlights on your own, you should know a few things about transportation in our country.
- First of all, if you intend to travel to multiple destination, it would probably be a better idea to rent a car. Ordering taxis all the time or switching several buses can lead to a large final cost.
- The bus or the subway are the cheapest ways to move around the city. However, these means of transportation are usually very crowded and you run the risk of encountering pickpockets.
- Taxis are more expensive, but they offer a higher level of intimacy as you travel with your friends or family members only. Watch out for drivers who attempt to circle you around – they take advantage of you being foreign and artificially increase the sum on the meter this way. Also, avoid taxi drivers who attempt to negotiate the cost of the ride upfront as their proposed price is most likely a lot higher than what the ride is worth.
- Ridesharing services like Uber or Taxify are better options than a conventional taxi because you are told how much the ride costs in advance (the fair price, not a random high cost that the driver just came up with).
How many days do you need in Romania?
Our catalog includes itineraries ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Vampire and Halloween tours. Based on the length of the itinerary, you can discover its inclusions and decided which is the best experience for you.
If you are not content with our escorted tours, choose a private itinerary and customize it to your needs.
1-Day City Breaks in Transylvania
Our 1-Day City Breaks take place around Halloween and are designed to include either our party in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel or the popular party taking place at the iconic Bran Castle.
Regardless of the city break you decide to attend, we include accommodation, a dinner and a breakfast and access to one of the fun parties in Transylvania.
2-Days Halloween Breaks
Our 2-Days Halloween itineraries are similar to the City Breaks. The only difference is that, while on a 1-Day tour you need to arrive in Sighisoara or in Bran Village on your own, these tours also include transfers.
The 2-Days itinerary including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Brasov or Sibiu. Meanwhile, the same tour focusing on the iconic party at Dracula’s Castle only includes transfer from Bucharest.
3-Days Vampire and Halloween Short Breaks
We organize two types of 3-Days Short Breaks throughout the year. The Vampire edition departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Corvinesti Castle or the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Next, arrive in Turda and attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. The following morning, visit the unique Salt Mine before returning to Cluj-Napoca for your drop-off.
*We require at least two people for this tour to depart
**The Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead takes place if the group includes at least 4 participants
On Halloween, our catalog includes two distinct itineraries, one departing from Cluj-Napoca and the other from Bucharest. Travel to Sighisoara Citadel and Bran Village, explore these amazing medieval attractions and attend both our Halloween Party in Sighisoara and the popular party at Dracula’s Castle.
7-Days Vampire and Halloween Breaks
Arguably the best tours in our catalog, the 7-Days itineraries represent the complete Transylvanian experience. Discover the best highlights related to the bloody Count Dracula and attend three parties you won’t forget!
7-Days Vampire in Transylvania
The Vampire edition of our 7-Days Transylvanian adventure departs once per week, between May and October. Meet our experienced guide in Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery and find out if Vlad the Impaler really is buried there. Discover Poienari, Dracula’s fortress in the mountains, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
In Turda, you will also attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Next, visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, go on city tour of Brasov and explore Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family. You will also visit the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Itinerary
Our 7-Days Halloween Tour is, without a doubt, our flagship itinerary. It has received several accolades throughout the years. For instance, Fodor’s Travel Guide placed it in their ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’ list.
You will meet our English speaking guide in Bucharest and then visit Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. The 7-Days Halloween tour also includes the unique Turda Salt Mine and a fun city tour of Cluj-Napoca.
Next, arrive in Sighisoara Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Accommodate in a medieval 3* hotel. In the evening, join us in the dungeon, enjoy a delicious festive dinner and then attend our special Halloween Party. The program includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Once you recover from our party, travel to Bran Village. Join our organized group at the entrance to Bran Castle and take advantage of the ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning on the grounds. The following morning, travel to Sinaia and visit Pelisor Castle before returning to Bucharest for your airport or hotel drop-off.