Have fun on the best tours of Transylvania from Bucharest. Throughout the year, we organize several itineraries ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Vampire and Halloween itineraries. Discover the most impressive highlights related to Vlad the Impaler and have fun at our Halloween Parties.
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The most impressive tours of Transylvania from Bucharest
7-Days Halloween Tour
Arguably the flagship of our catalog, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour includes all the important Dracula related highlights. In addition, you will enjoy three unforgettable parties. This itinerary has received a few accolades over the years. For instance, Fodor’s Travel Guide placed it on their ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’ list.
Meet our experienced English-speaking guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. Visit amazing highlights such as Snagov Monastery or Dracula’s old fortress – Poienari. It takes some physical effort to climb over 1400 stairs to the top, but the views are worth it. From here, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and accommodate in a 4* hotel.
Another impressive attraction is Corvinesti Castle, the former home of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Visit the popular Turda Salt Mines and then accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. The next day, discover Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and join us for a unique Halloween Party. Your evening includes a delicious festive dinner complemented by a program you won’t forget. Events include a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Tours of Transylvania from Bucharest – Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle
Our Halloween Party in Sighisoara is only the beginning. The following morning, explore the medieval citadel and visit places such as the Clock Tower History Museum. From here, travel to Brasov and enjoy a fun city tour before travelling to Bran Village. In the evening, join our organized group at the entrance to Dracula’s Castle and take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
Your itinerary also includes a third party. We will announce the venue and schedule for this event soon.
On your last day in Transylvania, discover Pelisor Castle (part of the larger Peles Palace complex in Sinaia) and then travel to Bucharest and conclude your trip.
3-Days Halloween tours of Transylvania from Bucharest
Besides the 7-days Halloween itinerary, you can choose a fun short break. Our 3-days tour departing from Bucharest around this popular holiday is perfect if your interest lies mostly in having fun as it includes two Halloween Parties.
Depart from Bucharest, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and have fun at our amazing party. The next morning, visit the Church on the Hill, the Covered Stairs or the Clock Tower History Museum. After that, drive to Bran Village and attend the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
On your last day, return to Bucharest for your hotel or airport drop-off.
7-Days Vampire Tour
Our 7-Days Vampire Itinerary departs throughout the year, on a weekly basis. The available dates range between the beginning of May and the middle of October, when we start getting ready for Halloween.
Highlights include Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Corvinesti Castle, Snagov Monastery or Poienari Fortress. Of course, no tour of Transylvania would be complete without the iconic Bran Castle.
Explore two amazing cities, Brasov and Sibiu. Travel to Turda, discover the unique Salt Mines and attend our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead followed by an Evening Sitting with our team. You will also visit the impressive Peles Palace in Sinaia before concluding your itinerary.
2-Days Halloween Party at Bran, Bucharest Departure
Our 2-days tours focus on the best Halloween Parties in Transylvania. This specific itinerary includes pick up from Bucharest and transfer to Bran Village. Here, you will accommodate at a 3* hotel located in the vicinity of Bran Castle and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner.
There are two ways to reach the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. You can either join our organized group and take advantage of the skip the ticket-office line service or arrive individually and wait at the long entrance line. Go on a unique night tour of the castle, followed by a party you won’t forget, which takes place on the grounds.
On the second day, go on a city tour of Brasov and then return to Bucharest.
Tours of Transylvania from Bucharest – Unforgettable 7-Days Dracula Tour
This Vampire itinerary departs from Bucharest and includes mostly the same highlights as the regular 7-Days tour. However, we are talking about a special edition, departing once every year, in July. By ‘special edition’, we really mean special.
Besides the regular highlights, you will have the privilege to enjoy a delicious Royal Dinner at Bran Castle. Furthermore, during this tour, we also organize a fun Masquerade Party.
2-Days Halloween Party in Sighisoara, Bucharest Departure
This itinerary is centered around our amazing Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. Meet our experienced English speaking guide in Bucharest. Drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Accommodate at your hotel (you can choose between 3* and 5* accommodation during the booking process).
In the evening, put on your Halloween costume and join us in the dungeon of a medieval hotel for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania . Enjoy special events such as a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Tours of Transylvania from Bucharest – Costs
While our tours have a fixed price displayed on our website, the total cost of your experience can differ depending on the quality of accommodation. Costs are higher for longer tours because they include more attractions and more accommodation nights.
We organize guaranteed itineraries, which usually reunite larger groups and depart so long as a minimum number of people (usually 2) is reached. Our catalog also includes private tours, which depart on customer request. These include the same high-quality services performed for your private group only. The prices are higher, but you get to attend a tour tailored to your liking.
On average, you will pay around €1200 for a 7-days tour or €650 for short breaks. The exact prices are displayed for each service, along with the ‘Single Supplement’ cost if you prefer not to share a room.
11-Days Study Trips in Romania
Study Trips are intended for large groups. Usually, such a group is composed from a teacher and 20-30 (or more) students. The teacher, or the group leader, travels free of charge.
We organize two distinct Study Trips. ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ costs €1287 or €1576 for single rooms. Meanwhile, the ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ edition costs €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
7-Days Tours of Transylvania from Bucharest
Throughout the year, we organize several editions of our Vampire Tour and the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary. The prices differ depending on which tour you are booking.
- The regular edition of our 7-Days Vampire tour departs on a weekly basis between May and October and costs €1159 or €1299 for single rooms
- The ‘Best of Romania’ edition includes 4 special dinners, a show and accommodation in a castle style hotel. It can be booked for €1181 or €1299 for single rooms
- There is a special discounted edition of our Vampire Tour departing in July, which includes the same itinerary available on the regular tour, but for only €999.
- For the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour with 3 parties, the cost is €1299 or €1419 for single rooms
3-Days Halloween Short Break from Bucharest
Our 3-Days Halloween Short Break includes the best Dracula related highlights, as well as two fun parties: our event in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Book this itinerary for €599 (or €666 for single rooms).
Costs for 2-Days Tours in Transylvania
Our 2-days tours are designed for people who are only looking for a fun party. You can choose the itinerary including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel (departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj or Brasov). We transfer you to Sighisoara, where you will accommodate at a 3* hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner and join us at the best Halloween Party. The price for this tour is €439 or €479 for single travelers.
Furthermore, we also organize another 2-days experience including the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. We collect you from Bucharest and we transfer you to Bran Village. Accommodate in a 3* hotel and then join us at Bran Castle for the best party. The price for this itinerary is €369 or €399 for single rooms.
The Price of Food in Romania
Our itineraries include meals – usually a breakfast and a dinner every day. However, you might have lunch on your own account or serve a meal by yourself. In this case, knowing the price of food in our country can be very useful.
According to the Budget Your Trip website, the average price for meals in Romania is 104 lei/day. This cost applies to one tourist enjoying three meals during the analyzed day. If you only eat lunch on your own account, you will pay less than this, based on what you decide to order.
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 do you need to pay for traveling in Romania?
Most of our tours include transfer from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca or another set departure location to the included attractions. We can provide a car, a minibus or a coach depending on the number of travelers.
If you intend to explore one of the cities on your own and you decide to use public transportation, consider a few things first.
If you want a cheap solution, choose a bus or subway ride. You will pay less than for a taxi ride, but you should take into account that buses and trains are usually very crowded.
A taxi is more expensive, but, at least, you travel alone or with your friends only. You should pay attention at the route as some drivers take advantage of foreigners and circle them around to increase the sum on the meter. Or, worse, other drivers attempt to negotiate a set cost for the ride and keep the meter off. You should not accept this arrangement, as you will end up paying more than the ride is actually worth.
Avoid taxi scams by using ridesharing apps such as Uber of Taxify, where you pay for the ride in advance and the drivers can’t overcharge you.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to several rankings, Romania is a generally safe country. On the Global Terrorist Database, our country ranks at 138/163 countries. This certifies that no terrorist attacks have occured here.
The Global Peace Index, another important ranking system, considers several factors. These include militarization, society, security, as well as domestic and interest conflict. On these index, we rank on 22/163 countries.
Crime rate in Romania is lower than the European average. However – and unfortunately – corruption is relatively high in our country. If you find yourself in a situation where authorities offer you a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution, you should refuse such arrangements 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.
In case you decide to rent a car and drive yourself around, here are a few pointers that ensure you will have a safe journey. Pay attention inside cities, as many drivers tend to break the law (speeding or crossing red lights). Better safe than sorry! Also, plan ahead when you drive somewhere as parking spots inside cities are very hard to find.
Outside cities, carts and animals on the road are a common occurence around villages. Besides, National Roads tend to get overcrowded due to the lack of highways, so you should get ready to spend some time in traffic.
Muggings are not a common occurrence on our streets. However, you may encounter pickpockets – especially in buses or the subway, where the large crowds work in their advantage. Some pickpockets are inexperienced and they just attempt to grab your bag and run. Others, however, manage to steal your belongings and disappear before you even notice.
Our advice is to always keep your purse/bag within eyesight. This discourages thieves, as the risk is too high. If you have any high-value items with you, the best course of action would be to leave these 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
Always get travel insurance before visiting a foreign country. This way, if something unexpected happens, you and your family will not experience financial loss. Travel Insurance covers a wide range of issues. One of these is healthcare.
While in your country, you may receive free care or take advantage of subsidized costs, these facilities do not apply abroad. Furthermore, medical expenses can be quite high, but a good insurance company can cover these expenses.
How many days do you need in Romania?
Our itineraries range from 1 or 2-Days short breaks to 3-Days tours or the Awarded 7-Days itineraries. One of the major criteria for choosing the best experience in Transylvania is the length. Our itineraries are well-planned, so you don’t have to do any scheduling yourself. Just check out our tours, how long they are and what they include and choose the one that suits you best.
If none of the presented itineraries convinces you, choose a tailor-made experience and customize your tour according to your preferences.
1-Day Short Breaks in Transylvania
Our catalog includes 1-Day Short Breaks designed for travelers who are looking for a fun party. We organize two distinct 1-Day itineraries. One of them takes place in Sighisoara Citadel. Accommodate at a 3* hotel and join us at the best Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel.
We also organize a 1-Day Short Break which includes accommodation in Bran Village and access to the unique Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
2-Days Tours of Transylvania from Bucharest
On Halloween, we organize 2-days tours which, just like the 1-Day Short Breaks, are intended for people who want to have fun at an unforgettable party.
Our 2-days tour including the Halloween Party at Bran Castle includes transfer from Bucharest, 3* accommodation, a traditional dinner and access to the popular party.
If you are more interested in our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, choose a 2-days itinerary which includes this special event. Depart from Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest. These tours include accommodation, 1 breakfast and 1 special dinner served during our party.
3-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania
Our 3-Days Short Breaks include the most important Dracula-related highlights. On Halloween, you will also attend two fun parties.
The 3-Days Vampire itinerary departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. You can book this tour throughout the year, except during Halloween season. We require at least 2 travelers to depart. Highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel (the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler), followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. Arrive in Turda and attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead*, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions. In Turda, you will also visit the unique Salt Mine.
*Note that, in order for the Ritual to take place, we require at least 4 participants
On Halloween, we organize two amazing 3-days Short Breaks. One of them departs from Cluj-Napoca while the other begins in Bucharest. Regardless of your choice, attend the best Halloween Parties in Sighisoara and at Bran Castle and then return to the city you departed from to conclude the itinerary.
7-Days Vampire Tours in Transylvania from Bucharest
Our 7-Days tours in Transylvania from Bucharest are the complete journeys in the land of Dracula, including all the important landmarks related to the Count. Furthermore, you will discover a series of impressive cultural and historical places and attend unforgettable special events.
The 7-Days Vampire itinerary
Our 7-Days Vampire tour runs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Discover Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Visit impressive highlights such as Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. Visit the unique Salt Mine in Turda and attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
From Turda, travel to Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built where Bram Stoker placed Dracula’s residence in his novel. Accommodate here and, the following morning, drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, where Vlad the Impaler was born. Your itinerary also includes attractions such as the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov or Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family. No tour of Transylvania would be complete without the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, Transylvania’s symbol.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween in Transylvania
A Top 10 Must-Do Adventure according to Fodor’s Travel Guide, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour is, without a doubt, the flagship of our catalog. Our experienced English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. Discover impressive highlights such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress or Corvinesti Castle. Visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and go on a city tour of Cluj-Napoca.
Travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and enjoy our fun Halloween Party. After a delicious dinner, attend events such as a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. The next morning, travel to Bran Village and get ready for the second party included in your tour, taking place at the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. On your last day in Transylvania, visit Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family, and then return to Bucharest to conclude this itinerary.