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Best Romania Short Breaks – Vampire and Halloween Itineraries
Romania Short Breaks – 3-Days Vampire Tour
Our 3-Days Vampire Short Break departs on customer request. We can organize this itinerary whenever it suits you best, except for Halloween season. Meet our guide in Cluj-Napoca and visit impressive Dracula related highlights such as his birthplace, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Discover unique cultural and historical landmarks such as Corvinesti Castle or Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, join us for a special event you won’t forget: the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
3-Days Halloween Romania Short Breaks
On Halloween, we organize two amazing 3-Days Short Breaks. One of them departs from Cluj-Napoca, while the other one begins in our capital, Bucharest.
Regardless of your itinerary, you will arrive in Sighisoara Citadel and attend our Halloween Party in Transylvania. We welcome you with a glass of ‘tuica’, also known as water of fire. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and then attend our special events.
On the next day, travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a cozy 3* hotel and then join our organized group at the entrance to the iconic Dracula’s Castle. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party in the courtyard till morning. Once you recover, return to Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest for your drop-off.
2-Days Halloween Romania Short Breaks
Our 2-Days Halloween Tours are centered around our amazing Parties in Transylvania. One of these itineraries departs from Bucharest. Travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of the iconic Bran Castle and, in the evening, join us for the popular Halloween Party!
We also organize a 2-Days short break departing from Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Sibiu or Brasov. Transfer to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, accommodate at a 3* hotel and then join us for our amazing Halloween Party. Don’t forget to bring a scary costume as we award the best one!
1-Day City Breaks in Transylvania
If you are already in Sighisoara Citadel or in Bran Village on Halloween, we recommend a fun City Break. These itineraries include accommodation, meals and access to our fun parties. In Sighisoara, enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend a program headlined by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Meanwhile, in Bran Village, enjoy a traditional dinner and then meet us at the entrance to the castle and take advantage of our ‘skip the ticket office line’. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning on the grounds.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour in Transylvania
Our 7-Days Halloween Tour is, without a doubt, the flagship of our catalog. Discover the best highlights related to Vlad the Impaler, complemented by three fun Halloween Parties on an itinerary included in Fodor Travel Guide’s ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventures’.
Arrive in Bucharest and meet your experienced guide. Discover impressive highlights such as Snagov Monastery – the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler, followed by Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu (where you can cross the Bridge of Lies) or Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style edifice located in Hunedoara.
Next, travel to Turda and visit the unique Salt Mine before driving to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Accommodate in a medieval hotel and, in the evening, join us in the dungeon for the best Halloween Party. Attend an unforgettable schedule headlined by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The following morning, explore Sighisoara and discover attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum. Travel to Bran Village, accommodate in a cozy hotel and enjoy a traditional dinner. Join our organized group at the entrance to Bran Castle at the planned hour 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 last day of the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour includes Pelisor Castle, located in the Royal Residence complex of Peles Palace. After exploring this amazing attractions, return to Bucharest for your hotel or airport drop-off.
Romania Short Breaks and Awarded 7-Days Tours – Costs
Before booking your favorite holiday, you need to consider several factors such as duration, departure date, inclusions, accommodation type and – the most important – costs.
The price for each tour is determined by these factors. First of all, the trip type – a private itinerary will always cost more than a regular itinerary because we offer the same high quality services for your group only.
Tailor made experiences depart on customer request while the itineraries with guaranteed departure run according to the schedule available on each tour page.
Average prices are of about €1200/person for a 7-Days tour and around €650/person for 3-Days itineraries. The exact amounts can be found on the dedicated pages for each tour.
Costs for 11-Days Study Trips
Our 11-Days Study Trips are intended for large groups of students, accompanied by a tour leader – a teacher- who travels free of charge. For the other members of the group, the prices depend on which of the two Study Trips they choose:
- The ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’ edition costs €1790 or €1999 for single rooms
- The ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ edition can be booked for €1557 or €1837 for single rooms
10-Days Halloween Tour – Prices
The 10-Days Halloween Tour departing from Budapest includes the itinerary available during the Awarded 7-Days experience, as well as a few important highlights in Hungary. It can be booked for €1790 or €1999 if you want to accommodate in a single room.
Prices for our 7-Days Itineraries
Throughout the year, we organize several editions of our 7-Days itineraries. Regardless if you go on the Vampire edition or on the Awarded Halloween Tour, you will be able to enjoy the complete Dracula experience.
- The 7-Days Vampire tour runs on a weekly basis, between May and October and costs €1159
- In July, we organize a special, discounted edition, departing once every year. You can enjoy the same itinerary as in the regular tour, at a special price: only €999
- Our catalog also includes a ‘Best of Romania’ edition of this tour, including 4 special dinners and a show. It can be booked for €1181
- The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour, which includes three unforgettable parties, costs €1299 or €1419 for single rooms
Costs for 3-Days Romania Short Breaks
Our 3-Days Romania Short Breaks offer a taste of the amazing 7-Days experience. We organize a Vampire edition, departing on customer request. You can book it now for €569 or €666 for single rooms. Meanwhile, the Halloween Edition starts in Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Join us and have fun at two amazing Halloween Parties: in Sighisoara and at Bran Castle, all for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
2-Days Halloween Tours in Transylvania
We organize 2-days itineraries focusing on our Halloween Parties in Transylvania. The 2-Days tour with party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov or Bucharest. It can be booked for €439 or €479 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the same tour including the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle departs from Bucharest and costs €369 or €399 for single rooms.
1-Day City Breaks in the land of Dracula – Costs
Our Halloween City Breaks are designed for people who are only interested in attending a fun party in Transylvania. These do not include transfers, only accommodation, meals and either the Halloween Party in Sighisoara (can be booked for €249) or the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle (€259 or €288 for single rooms).
Price of food in Romania
Our itineraries include at least two meals per day. You can find the exact details on each tour page, but you will most likely enjoy daily dinners and breakfasts included in the price. There are two distinct situations in which you might need to arrange your own meals: if you take advantage of the windows we provide on some days and enjoy lunch on your own account or if you decide to extend your stay after our itinerary concludes.
Budget Your Trip reveals that travelers spend around 104 lei/day on three meals:
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
Romania Short Breaks – Transportation costs
Budget Your Trip reveals that travelers spend about 79 lei/person on transportation. This price can differ based on the means of transportation, the number of destinations or the level of comfort.
Buses are the least costly option, but they are usually very crowded and you may encounter pickpockets aboard. Keep your items within eyesight at all times to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Taxis are more expensive, but they also provide a more private environment. We don’t recommend this means of transport if you have a lot of destinations to get to, as you will end up paying a lot of money. Furthermore, some drivers employ shady techniques such as circling you around to increase the fare artificially or even negotiating the cost of the ride in advance (they will ask for a lot more than the ride is actually worth, so do not accept such an arrangement).
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to several studies, Romania is a safe country. For example, we hold a great position, 22/163 countries, on the Global Peace Index, which is built depending on militarization, society and security, as well as domestic and interest conflict. Furthermore, we are on position 138/163 on the Global Terrorist Database, which certifies that there were no terrorist attacks in our country.
While crime rate is at a low level in our country, one of the main problems we are facing is corruption. You may encounters examples of corruption during your stay in Romania. For example, there are situations where authorities propose an unethical but ‘mutually beneficial’ solution. You should refuse such as an arrangement and seek legal justification.
Need to Know before your Transylvania tours
- 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.
Driving in Romania
We provide transfers between each included attractions via car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group. If you don’t plan on extending your stay and visit more attractions on your own, you won’t have to worry about driving or using public transportation. Otherwise, we came up with some advice you may find useful.
First of all, think about the number of destinations you intend to reach. If you need to get to a lot of places, taking a bus or a taxi might not be the best idea. If you choose the bus, you will find yourself having to wait in stations every time you switch destinations. On the other hand, using taxis so much will result in a high overall sum of money spent on transportation. In this situation, we reccommend renting a car.
Inside cities, you will most likely encounter heavy traffic especially around rush hours. Look out for drivers performing illegal maneuvers such as dangerous u-turns, crossing red lights or overtaking multiple cars. Before departing, look up your destination and find out where is the nearest parking lot. This will help you later, as free parking spots are hard to find and leaving the car in a dedicated parking lot might be your best option.
Pickpockets are active especially in crowded placessuch as buses, trams or the subway. They take advantage of the large crowds to cut bags or purses and steal people’s items. After that, they disappear before anyone realizes what happened. You should always keep your bag within eyesight as this usually discourages these petty thieves. Furthermore, if you have the possibility, we recommend leaving your most valuable items in the hotel safe.
Sometimes, you may encounter people who offer to exchange money on the street. You should walk away, as these are scammers. The best place to exchange currency is at an exchange house, as you get better rates here than at a bank.
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
Getting a good travel insurance before leaving your country is one of the most important aspects you need to consider. While we do our best to ensure your tour runs smoothly and without any issues, we can’t plan for everything. Unforeseen things can occur when you least expect them to. If you don’t have travel insurance, they may result in financial trouble for you or your family members.
For instance, healthcare is quite expensive outside your own country. Furthermore, your health plan most likely doesn’t apply in Romania, so you won’t receive free care or subsidized costs. However, if you have a good travel insurance, your insurer will cover the costs, allowing you to carry on with your itinerary.
How many days do you need for Romania Short Breaks and Awarded Itineraries?
One important aspect you need to consider before booking an unforgettable tour in Transylvania is how many days it takes. We organize itineraries ranging from 1-Day Halloween City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days Tours. Find out what each tour includes and choose your favorite experience!
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
We organize Halloween City Breaks focused on one of the Halloween Parties in Transylvania, taking place in Sighisoara Citadel and at the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
Keep in mind that City Breaks assume that you are already in Sighisoara or in Bran Village. We do not include transfers for this specific itineraries. What you can enjoy is accommodation, dinner and breakfast and access to a fun Halloween Party (which one depends on the City Break of your choice).
2-Days Tours in Romania around Halloween
Our 2-Days Halloween Tours are similar to the City Breaks in Transylvania because they are also intended for people who are only looking for a fun Halloween Party.
We organize two distinct such itineraries. One of them departs from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov or Sibiu. Arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and accommodate in a 3* medieval hotel. In the evening, join us in the dungeon for a Halloween Party you won’t forget. The program includes a series of special events headlined by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The second 2-Days Halloween itinerary in our catalog takes place in Bran Village. Depart from Bucharest, accommodate in a hotel located in the vicinity of Dracula’s Castle and enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. In the evening, join our organized group at the entrance to the castle and take advantage of our ‘skip the ticket office line’ service. Go on our unique night tour of the castle and then party on the grounds till morning.
3-Days Vampire and Halloween Romania Short Breaks
Our 3-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania provide a taste of what you can enjoy if you attend one of our Awarded Tours. These experiences are perfect if your time or budget does not allow you to attend the longer itineraries.
The Vampire Short Break departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request (except for Halloween season). Highlights include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. From here, travel to Turda, explore the unique Salt Mine and, in the evening, join us for our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
On Halloween, our 3-Days Short Breaks depart either from Cluj-Napoca or from Bucharest. Regardless of your itinerary, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and to Bran Village and enjoy our amazing Halloween Parties.
7-Days Vampire Itineraries in Transylvania
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour departs from Bucharest on weekly basis, between May and October. Your group is accompanied by an experienced English speaking guide. Highlights include Dracula’s alleged burial place, Snagov Monastery, followed by Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon Cities of Sibiu and Brasov or Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara.
The itinerary also includes Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, the Royal Peles Palace in Sinaia and the unique Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, attend our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
The 7-Days Halloween itinerary is, without a doubt, the flagship of our catalog. Discover the best Transylvanian attractions and attend three amazing Halloween Parties on a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ (according to Fodor’s Travel Guide).
Meet your guide in Bucharest. Discover amazing attractions such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
In Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, attend our unforgettable Halloween Party. Drink a shot of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’ and then enjoy a delicious festive dinner. Have fun at special events such as a stunning magic show, an impressive ballet choreography and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Once you recover from our party, travel to Bran Village and accommodate in a cozy hotel located in the vicinity of the famous Dracula’s Castle. In the evening, join our organized group at the entrance, take advantage of our ‘skip the ticket office line’ and go on a unique night tour of the castle. After that, party on the grounds till morning.