8 days / 7 nights

Halloween in Transylvania

Tour ID: I 10101

Day 1
Bucharest - Arrival
Upon arrival at Bucharest International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by the company staff that will transfer you to your hotel in Bucharest for overnight stay.
Accommodation in Bucharest

Day 02
Bucharest City Tour
Brekfast: At the hotel
Departure: 09:00 AM
Bucharest has the allure that many other capitals have: new buildings combined with historical monuments (such as the Palace of the Parliament) and the hustle of a restless city. Your journey in the country of supernatural and vampires will start from the capital city and it has so many included activities. This Dracula tour will let you explore all the places that are related to the mysterious phenomenon and mythical creatures that failed to be explained.

Lunch: At your expense
In the evening you will visit Bucharest's Old Centre. The narrow streets from nowadays, which are filled with stylish bistros and cafes, are the place that public trials were held. The judge of these trials was the Wallachian prince Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes), the man that inspired the legend of Dracula. The day ends with a lovely dinner at a cozy restaurant.
Dinner: Included
Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 03
Bucharest - Poenari Castle - Sibiu
Breakfast: At the hotel
Departure: 09:00 AM
After breakfast, you will begin your Halloween tour in Transylvania, and your destination for the day is the city of Sibiu. You will arrive there by following the former trade routes taken by armies, caravans, or fugitives hundreds of years ago, through the Carpathian Mountains. Once there, you will visit the beautiful historic city with its large and picturesque square and learn the secrets that have been guarded by the city's walls and the catacombs underneath.
On the way, if the weather allow us will have a stop at Poenari Castle. Built in 15th century by Vlad the Impaler is considered the real draculas castle. En route to the ruins of draculas poenari castle are 1480 steps to climb.
This journey will take you to the Olt Valley, a place where nature remained in its pure and wild form. Olt Valley is a very well conserved and picturesque natural area in Romania. It offers a truly spectacular view to everyone that passes its gorges.

Lunch: At your expense
Sibiu city tour includes visiting some of the old town's heritage sites. Some of them are the Main Square, and the Roman Catholic Cathedral. You will also visit the Evangelical Church located in Huet Square. After passing the Stairs Passage, you will also get to cross the famous Bridge of Lies. If you have free time in Sibiu we have a list of things to do here.
Dinner: At your expense
Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish
Overnight in Sibiu

Day 04
Sibiu - Hunedoara - Cluj-Napoca
Breakfast: At the hotel
After breakfast, your Halloween trip continues with exploring further the region and castles from Transylvania, that has yet more to reveal. It will make your trip unforgettable.
Today's main attraction is the medieval castle, Corvin Castle, whose visitors can never forget it. Several international publications included it among the most impressive castles in the world. To top it up, Corvin Castle might also feature in a top of awe-inspiring, haunted places.
Corvin Castle is definitely a place that you want to visit in Romania, a location taken out of a fairytale. Built-in more phases, starting from 1440, the castle is truly a Gothic work of art. The construction has three main areas of interest: the Knight's Hall, the Diet Hall, and the circular stairways. The castle was used both for defense and as a prison. It is said that the prison had a bear pit, where prisoners were thrown to be eaten by wild animals.

Lunch: At your expense
At the end of the day, you will reach Cluj-Napoca, the largest city in Transylvania and one of the largest student centers in Romania. After taking a walking tour through the Old City Center, you will have free time to explore the local cafes and bohemian restaurants near the hotel.
Dinner: At your expense
Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish
Overnight in Cluj-Napoca

Day 05
Cluj-Napoca - Biertan - Sighisoara - Bran - Halloween Party
Breakfast: At the hotel
Depature: 09:00 AM
Your Halloween in Transylvania continues with a visit to Biertan Village. In there is located Biertan Fortified Church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back from the Middle Ages. It inspired many novelists with its cold appeal. The fortress was built somewhere in the 15th century and is one of the biggest fortified churches in Transylvania. The fort is a dominant landmark in the area as it has three defensive walls and eight towers.
Sighisoara Citadel is known to be the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the prince that is at the core of Dracula's legend. His name, Vlad Dracul, was inspired by his father's name, Vlad Dracul. Sighisoara is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Eastern Europe.

Lunch: At your expense
You will visit the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler at the house Casa Dracula (Dracula's house) and the Clock Tower. The house is situated next to a Dominican monastery, and today it hosts a pub and a restaurant. The legend-filled house is popular among the people that are interested in the famous vampire.
Your next stop is in Bran, next to Bran Castle - where all the magic is about to happen.
The evening is booked for your Halloween party at Dracula's Castle. After arrival and check-in, the Halloween costumes will come in handy, because at 09:00 PM we will attend the castle tour and the party.
Dinner: At the hotel (included)
Evening: Halloween Party
Overnight in Bran

Day 06
Bran - Brasov City Tour - Bran Castle tour - Bran
Breakfasts: At the hotel
The day after the Halloween party will start late so that everyone can sleep in and recharge their batteries.
After having breakfast, your first stop for the day is the city of Brasov. The town has a medieval ambiance given by the famous Gothic cathedral, The Black Church, the largest cathedral in Southeastern Europe. The edifice dates from the 14th century. However, due to many external factors, it was finalized only in the late 15th century. First known as Saint Mary's church, the edifice gained its actual name after a massive fire destroyed most of the construction. Its outside walls remained blackened as a repercussion. If you wander around the streets of Brasov, you cannot miss catching a glimpse of this iconic medieval church.
You will also take a city tour and get a glimpse of the most famous tourist landmarks.

Lunch: At your expense
After visiting Brasov and the lunch in the city, we will head back to Bran Castle, for a proper tour of the castle, where you will learn about its history, and connection with the Halloween event.
Dinner: At the hotel (included)
Overnight in Bran

Day 07
Bran – Peles Castle – Snagov Monastery - Bucharest
Breakfast: At the hotel
Departure: 09:00 AM
Your next stop is in Sinaia, where you will visit the the world's first castle fully powered by locally produced electricity. In its final form, Peles Castle stretches over a surface of 3200 square meters and it holds 160 rooms and over 30 bathrooms. The castle was home to one of the most important collections of paintings in Europe, and it is well-known for its large collection of over 4,000 European and Oriental weaponry.

Lunch: At your expense
The last monument of the tour is Snagov Monastery, a historic and religious site located on an island in the Snagov Lake. It is most famously known as the alleged final resting place of Vlad the Impaler. Although there is no solid evidence that Vlad is buried in the monastery, it remains a symbol of Romanian cultural heritage.
Dinner: At your expense
Overnight in Bucharest

Day 08
Bucharest - Departure
Breakfast: At the hotel
Departure: According to your flight schedule
After a great Romania tour and a party at Bran Castle, your Halloween in Transylvania tour has come to an end. We hope you enjoyed the experience and maybe see you next year!

Halloween in Transylvania:
~ Private tour for a more personal and intimate experience
~ Funny, Friendly, Experienced Guide: Feel welcome, relaxed, and able to enjoy the tour to its fullest. Ask your burning questions and learn from your knowledgeable guide
~ Enjoy the mountain landscape of the place, where the Poienari castle is located
~ Visit the city of Sibiu - considered the most beautiful town in Romania
~ Discover the most beautiful Gothic castle in the country - Corvin castle
~ Enjoy a waking tour through the capital of Transylvania - the city of Cluj
~ Visit the impressive fortified church of Biertan, UNESCO Heritage
~ Discover the medieval city of Sighisoara, UNESCO Heritage and one of the most well-preserved inhabited citadel in Europe
~ Explore the famous Bran Castle - known today as Dracula Castle and spend the Halloween night near this one
~ Discover the beautiful city of Brasov
~ Visit Peles Castle - one of the most beautiful castles in Europe

Know before you book
~ The tour includes accommodation in a 4-star hotel, a good standard within the Romanian hotel rating system. 
~ Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from September to March. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. 
~ Please note that the visits' order during the trip can vary depending on the weather, traffic conditions, and the visiting program switch from summer to winter


Halloween in Transylvania

2023 Departure dates:
on set dates by mutual agreement 

Tour Cost
~ from 1099.00 Euros/ person sharing a double room, 
~ 1399.00 Euros/ person in single room (single room supplement: 300 Euros).
About price :
~ the price is valid for minimum 2 pax

Reservation and Cancellation:
The amount of 200 euros is required to secure your hotel room.
Balance is due 31 days before tour departure.
Free cancellation: 30 days or more before tour departure.
Cancellations 29 -20 days before tour departure: 25% of tour cost.
Cancellations 19 -10 days before tour departure: 50% of tour cost.
Cancellations 9 days or less before tour departure: 100% of tour cost.

~ Transportation with a modern vehicle
~ Accommodation for 7 nights in centrally located 4* hotels
~ Seven generous breakfast buffets with fresh local products
~ Professional English-speaking guide
~ Entrance fees for the sites included in the itinerary
~ One welcome and one goodbye dinner to experience the local tradition
~ Entrance ticket for the Halloween party with Dracula theme
~ Campfire to banish all the evil spirits
Not included:
~ Airline tickets
~ Travel insurance
~ Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
~ Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
~ Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs etc.
~ Photography Fees
~ Fees for procuring costumes for fancy-dress parties.
~ Garlic, silver bullets, holy objects


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