Welcome to the land of Dracula. Enjoy our amazing Transylvania tours and discover the best highlights related to Vlad the Impaler as well as a series of unforgettable historical and cultural attractions.
Our itineraries range from 1-Day City Breaks to Study Trips lasting 11-Days. Choose your favorite experience now and have fun!
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Awarded 7-Days Vampire Tour
Our 7-Days Vampire tour departs on every Saturday, between May and October. Highlights include Snagov Monastery – the Count’s alleged burial place – followed by Poienari Fortress, Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine. You will also discover special attractions such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel (where Vlad the Impaler was born) or the iconic Bran Castle, a symbol of Transylvania.
Special events include the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Our team performs this ritual in Turda. After defeating the evil ‘strigoi’, join us for a fun Evening Sitting.
Transylvania Tours – 3-Days Vampire Short Break
Our Vampire Short Break includes the main attractions of our complete Transylvanian experience. Depart on a date which suits you best and enjoy 3-Days you won’t forget! Keep in mind that this itinerary requirest at least 2 people to start, so you will need to invite a friend as well.
Discover the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, Sighisoara Citadel. Visit attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum and then travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. This impressive town is filled with amazing landmarks (such as the famous Liars’ Bridge). Visit Corvinesti Castle, a beautiful Gothic style edifice which used to serve as ruler Iancu de Hunedoara’s residence. In Turda, visit the unique Salt Mine and attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. On your last day, return to Cluj-Napoca and enjoy a fun city tour.
Study Trip – Transylvania’s Undying Legend
Besides our regular Vampire and Halloween itineraries, we also organize 11-Days Study Trips designed for large groups of students accompanied by a teacher.
Our guide collects you from Bucharest airport. Travel to Snagov Monastery and find out if Dracula is really buried there. After that, return to our capital and enjoy a fun city tour. On your second day, you will discover the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s court in Targoviste. Next, visit the impressive Peles Palace (former summer residence of the Royal Family) and the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
While in Bran Village, visit unique places located in its vicinity such as Rasnov Citadel and Bat’s Cave. Next, your tour continues with Poienari, Dracula’s fortress in the mountains, and the legendary Curtea de Arges Monastery (ask about the story of Master Manole). Other attractions include the Village Museum in Sibiel, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the unique Turda Salt Mine. Attend our special event, the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead and join us for a fun Evening Sitting.
The best caves in Transylvania and a unique Special Event
On your 7th day in Transylvania, visit a series of amazing caves: Bear’s Cave, Meziad Cave and Scarisoara Cave, which hosts one of the largest underground glaciers in the world. You will also explore Huda lui Papara, one of the most spectacular caves in Apuseni Mountains. In Sacel, meet a famous woodcraftsman and learn how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Optionally, you can visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, the only place in the world where gravestones are accompanied by funny epitaphs describing the lives of the deceased.
This Study Trip includes a special event not available during any other itinerary: a breathtaking Steam Train ride on Vaser Valley. Admire the amazing natural scenery and snap the best photos – there’s plenty of time since the train moves very slowly. On your last day in Transylvania, return to Cluj-Napoca to conclude your journey.
7-Days Halloween Itinerary – Best Transylvania Tours
The Halloween edition of our 7-Days Tour is, without a doubt, the flagship of our catalog. It was included in Fodor Travel Guide’s Top 10 Must-Do Adventures list and it was named ‘Tour of the Year 2019’ by Tour Radar.
Highlights include unforgettable Dracula related attractions such as Snagov Monastery, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Turda Salt Mine or Corvinesti Castle and attend up to three fun Halloween Parties.
Join us in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Accommodate in a 3* medieval hotel. In the evening, join us in the dungeon for a party you won’t forget! Enjoy a shot of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’, followed by a festive dinner. The program includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next day, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate within walking distance from Bran Castle. In the evening, join 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.
3-Days Halloween Short Break in Transylvania
On Halloween, our short break revolves around the best parties in Transylvania. Go on an amazing 3-Days experience, visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle and attend the Halloween Parties taking place here.
In Sighisoara, our event includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. In Bran, you will attend a unique night tour of Dracula’s Castle, followed by an unforgettable party on the grounds.
Transylvania’s Undying Legend – 5-Days Private Halloween Transylvania tours
Our catalog includes tailor made experiences running throughout the year. Usually, these tours allow travelers to choose their preferred departure date. However, this Halloween edition needs to start on a set date in order to coincide with our fun parties. We also require a group of at least 4 people to depart.
Meet our English speaking guide in Bucharest. Travel to attractions such as Poienari Citadel, Dracula’s mountain refuge. Climb over 1400 to the top and admire the breathtaking views. Accommodate in Arefu and, the next day, drive to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and admire attractions such as the Bridge of Liars.
On your third day, join us in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. In the evening, you are invited to the dungeon of a medieval hotel. Enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend our special program including a magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. The next day, visit the city of Brasov and then travel to Bran village. Accommodate in a hotel located within walking distance from Dracula’s Castle. In the evening, join our organized group at the entrance in order to skip the ticket office line (service available one time, for the organized group only – if you arrive later, you will have to wait in line). Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party on the grounds till morning.
When you recover from the unforgettable Halloween Party, travel to Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Visit the impressive monastic building and then travel to Otopeni Airport for your return flight.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Romania is generally a safe country. Metrics like the Global Terrorist Database place us on position 138/163, certifying that no terrorist attacts have occured here. Furthermore, on the Global Peace Index (GPI), Romania can be found on position 22/163. This particular metric focuses on militarization, society and security, domestic and interest conflict.
All of these metrics combined reveal that Romania is a safe country. In fact, the crime rate is below the European average. One area where we don’t excel is corruption. Unfortunately, in Romania, you can encounter a high level of corruption. As general advice, if you find yourself in a situation where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial solution’ which sounds too good to be true, you should not accept it 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
Our itineraries include transfer between the attractions you will visit. Depending on the size of your group, we provide either a car, microbus or coach. If you will depart after concluding your tour, the following information might not interest you. However, if you decide to extend your stay and set off on your own, here is some advice you may find useful:
- Choose your means of transportation based on your needs. If you do not intend to spend too much money, you can travel by bus. You will have to wait in stations and you should know that buses are generally very crowded. A taxi is more expensive, but it gets you exactly where you want to go and you travel with your friends only.
- If you have multiple destinations on your list, your best option might be to rent a car. Using taxis over and over again will result in a high cost. Switching buses is cheaper, but it makes you waste time waiting in stations.
- Inside cities, traffic is very crowded especially during rush hours. Some drivers break the law and perform risky maneuvers such as crossing red lines or overtaking on a double line. Also, finding a free parking spot can be quite the challenge.
- Outside cities, you will drive a lot on National Roads (we have highways, but they only cover portions of the route you need to complete). National Roads are crowded and pass through a lot of villages where you have to slow down and look out for carts and animals on the road.
While we pride ourselves with being a safe country and muggings rarely happen, we still have a serious problem with pickpockets. They prefer crowded places such as buses or the subway and they operate by cutting bags open and stealing the items inside. By the time victims realize what happened, they are long gone.
In order to protect yourself from pickpockets, you should always keep your bag or purse within eyesight. This usually discourages them as the risk is too high. Also, if you carry valuable items with you, the best course of action is to leave this items in the hotel’s safe if possible.
You should also avoid shady people who pretend that they can exchange your money in the street. They are scammers looking to make an easy profit. If you need to exchange currency, go to a bank or an exchange house (these offer better rates).
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
You should always get travel insurance before visiting a foreign country. This way, if something unforeseen happens, you will be covered and you will avoid financial problems. For instance, you or a family member might require healthcare while in Romania. You should know that healthcare services are very expensive outside your own country and you most likely won’t receive free care or subsidized costs. This is where travel insurance comes in, as your insurer will take care of all the costs.
Transylvania Tours – Costs
One of the most important things people consider when booking a tour is the cost. You need to know this information regardless if cost isn’t an issue for you or if you’re on a tight budget. The prices of our itineraries differ based on their length, inclusions or accommodation type. Furthermore, our catalog also includes private tours, which are more expensive because we provided the same high quality services for your group only.
The average price for a 7-Days itinerary revolves around €1200, while our 3-Days Short Break costs about €650 – €700. These average prices are based on double occupancy (sharing a room with another traveler). For single rooms, the costs are higher. Specific prices can be found on the dedicated pages for each tour.
Prices for Study Trips and the 10-Days Halloween Tour
Our Study Trips are special itineraries designed for large groups of students accompanied by a tour leader – a teacher who travels free of charge. The price for the other travelers depends on the edition of the Study Trip:
- For ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’, the price is €1287 or €1576 for single rooms
- ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ can be booked for €1557 or €1837 for single rooms
The 10-Days Halloween Tour departs from Budapest, the capital of Hungary. On the way to Transylvania, visit Tokaj Winery and discover Dracula’s favorite wine. Enjoy a series of amazing highlights in our country and attend three unforgettable parties. Before returning to Budapest, you will go on a tour of Szeged, also known as the Sun City. Book this tour for €1790 or €1999 for single rooms.
Costs for our Awarded 7-Days Transylvania Tours
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary departs once per week, between May and October. You can book it for €1159. We also organize ‘Best of Romania’, a edition of this tour which includes 4 special dinners and costs €1181. In July, we organize a discounted edition including the same itinerary from our Vampire tour, at the special price of €999.
The Halloween edition of this tour is, without a doubt, the highlight of our catalog. Discover the best cultural and historical attractions and attend three amazing parties. Book now for €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
3-Days Short Breaks in the land of Dracula
If you don’t have the time or the budget for a 7-Days tour, you can attend our 3-Days Short Breaks. The Vampire edition departs on customer request and costs €569 or €666 for single rooms.
On Halloween, we organize two distinct editions, one starting in Bucharest and the other in Cluj-Napoca. Each of these itineraries include access to both our Halloween Party in Sighisoara and the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Book the 3-Days Hallween Short Breaks for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
Prices for the 1-Day City Breaks and the 2-Days Transylvania Tours
Our catalog includes 1-Day City Breaks and 2-Days Halloween tours for people who are only looking for a fun party in the land of Dracula. These specific itineraries do not include any attractions.
The 1-Day City Breaks include accommodation, meals (dinner and breakfast) and access to either our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel (tour costs €249) or the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle (€259 / €288 for single rooms).
Meanwhile, our 2-Days itineraries are similar to the city breaks, except that they also include transfers. The Sighisoara edition can depart from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj or Brasov (€439 or €479 for single rooms). At the same time, the itinerary focusing on the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle departs from Bucharest only and costs €369 or €399 for single rooms.
Price of food in Romania
If you book one of our itineraries, your price will most likely include two meals per day: breakfast and dinner. On some days, our schedule allows for a short break during which you can have lunch on your own account.
According to Budget Your Trip, travelers spend around 104 lei/day on food. This is calculated based on three daily meals, so you should spend significantly less if you choose to only have lunch by yourself.
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
Price for transportation in Romania
Besides the price of food in our country, Budget Your Trip also reveals that travelers spend around 79 lei/person on local transportation. This, of course, depends on the means of transport selected. Buses are cheaper (unless you have a lot of destination and you have to keep switching them), while taxis cost significantly more depending on how much you use them.
If you take the bus, you will immediately notice that it is very crowded. Watch out for petty thieves and keep your belogings within eyesight. If you decide to take a taxi, make sure the driver is not trying to scam you by circling you around. Even if you don’t know the city, using a GPS application can help you realize if you are driven on the right route or not. You should also avoid taxi drivers who attempt to negotiate the fare cost in advance. The sum they require is most likely a lot larger than what the ride is actually worth.
A good alternative to taxis is a ridesharing app like Uber or Taxify. These let you see the cost of the ride upfront and the driver is not allowed to charge anything over what the application shows. The circling around also doesn’t work because the cost is already calculated by the app and will not be affected.
Transportation between cities and towns in Romania costs an average of lei128. Naturally, prices vary by the length of the route, the type of transportation used, and the date.Budget Your Trip
How many days do you need in Romania?
We organize Transylvania tours ranging from the 1-Day City Break to our Awarded 7-Days experiences. Itineraries include the best Dracula related attractions as well as several impressive cultural and historical landmarks.
Discover your favorite tour, find out their length and what they include and then join us on a journey you won’t forget!
1-Day City Break in Transylvania
One day City-Breaks include access to either our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel or the iconic party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Each itinerary includes accommodation, two meals (a special dinner and a breakfast) and access to a fun Halloween Party.
2-Days Transylvania Tours
In addition to accommodation, meals and access to the best Halloween Parties, our 2-Days itineraries also include transfers.
The 2-Days tour including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from either Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest. We return you to the city we picked you up from at the end. Meanwhile, the same itinerary focusing on the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle only departs from Bucharest.
3-Days Short Breaks in Transylvania
We conceived the 3-Days Short Breaks as a means to discover the amazing land of Dracula for people with limited time or budget. You will explore the main Vampire and Halloween attractions and attend a series of special events.
The Vampire edition departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Discover the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu (we dare you to cross the Bridge of Lies), followed by the amazing Corvinesti Castle, Sighisoara Citadel and the unique Turda Salt Mine. Special events include the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead complemented by a fun Evening Sitting with our team.
The 3-Days Halloween tour departs either from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. The main focus of this itinerary is on our amazing parties. Explore Sighisoara Citadel and Bran Castle and attend both Halloween Parties taking place here.
7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
This itinerary departs on every Saturday, between May and October. Highlights include Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress (Dracula’s mountain refuge), the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine. While in this city, you will also attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
No Dracula tour would be complete without the Count’s birthplace, Sighisoara Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol. Find out what was Vlad the Impaler’s real connection with this castle and then travel to Sinaia and visit Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
The 7-Days Halloween in Transylvania tours represent the highlight of our catalog, including all the best Dracula related attractions as well as three parties you won’t forget! A Top 10 Must-Do Adventure according to Fodor’s Travel Guide, the 7-Days Halloween tour is the best way to spend a week in Transylvania.
Meet our English speaking guide in Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place. Discover Poienari Fortress, Vlad the Impaler’s mountain retreat (get ready for quite the physical effort as you will have to climb over 1400 stairs). Other attractions include Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine.
Join us in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel for a party you won’t forget! You are welcomed with a shot of ‘tuica’, followed by a delicious festive dinner. Our program includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
The next day, attend the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Meet us at the entrance, skip the ticket office line and go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by an amazing party on the grounds. On your last day, visit Peles Palace in Sinaia and then return to Bucharest to conclude your journey.