For an experience you won’t forget, discover our holidays to Transylvania. Choose a Vampire or a Halloween itinerary and decide whether you want to go on a Short Break or on an Awarded tour. Our catalog includes several tour types, ranging from 1-day itineraries to 11-days Study Trips. Regardless of your preferences, you will surely find the perfect tour, which fits the needs of your group.
On our holidays to Transylvania you will not only visit the best attractions in our country, but you will also attend special events. These include the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead on Vampire itineraries and our amazing Halloween Parties around this famous holiday.
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Holidays to Transylvania – 10 Unforgettable Itineraries
Holidays in Transylvania – Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
Our 7-Days Halloween itinerary is the flagship of our catalog. It departs from Bucharest and it includes all the best Dracula related attractions, as well as up to three unforgettable parties. Meet our guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel and then travel to Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place. Other highlights include Poienari Fortress, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Pelisor Castle. This itinerary is included on Fodor Travel Guide’s Top 10 Must-Do Adventures.
While on the Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour, you will attend our amazing Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel. Enjoy a delicious dinner and then attend our special program including 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 itinerary takes place at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of the castle and attend a fun party on the grounds.
10-Days Halloween Tour from Budapest
Another impressive Halloween itinerary apart from the Awarded 7-Days tour is the 10-days experience departing from Budapest. Meet our experienced English speaking guide in the Hungarian capital and then travel to Tokaj Winery and enjoy the famous wine Dracula used to serve to his guests. Arrive in Romania and stop in Satu Mare for your accommodation.
While in Transylvania, you will visit the unique Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, where graves are accompanied by funny epitaphs describing the lives of the deceased. Travel to Sighetu Marmatiei and visit the Village Museum and then arrive in Sacel and discover a famous woodcratsman who will teach you how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Other highlights included in this itinerary are Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, Rasnov Fortress, Brasov, Sibiu and Corvinesti Castle.
In Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, join us for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. The schedule includes a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. Have fun and party till morning!
You will also attend the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, enjoy a unique night tour of the castle and then have fun at the party organized on the grounds.
On the 9th day of your tour, return to Hungary. On the way to Budapest, stop in Szeged, also known as the ‘Sun City’ and enjoy a city tour. Enjoy a farewell dinner and accommodate in the Hungarian capital. The next morning, head to the airport for your return flight.
5-Days Transylvania’s Undying Legend – Halloween Holidays to Transylvania
Private tours in Transylvania allow you to depart on a date which suits you well and travel with your friends and family only. This specific tailor made experience, however, needs to depart on a set date in order to coincide with our Halloween Parties. Furthermore, we require at least 4 travelers for this tour to depart.
Meet our experienced guide in Bucharest and then travel to Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s old mountain refuge. From here, drive to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, explore this impressive city and discover its numerous attractions.
On the next day of your tour, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and attend our impressive Halloween Party, including events such as a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our unique Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead.
Recover from the night of partying and then travel to Brasov for a fun city tour. In the evening, join us in Bran Village for the most popular party of the year: the Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on an unforgettable night tour of the castle and attend a fun party in the courtyard.
On your last day in Transylvania, visit Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Afterwards, return to Bucharest to conclude your tour.
3-Days Halloween Short Break from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest
We organize 3-days short breaks on Halloween for people who are mostly interested in attending the best parties in Transylvania. Therefore, this tour type is known for including both our Party in Sighisoara and the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
Meet our English speaking guide in Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and travel to Sighisoara Citadel. In the evening, join us in the dungeon of a medieval hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a special program including our unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
On your second day, arrive in Bran Village, accommodate at a hotel located in the vicinity of Dracula’s Castle and get ready for the ultimate Halloween Party. In the evening, take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of the castle and then join us in the courtyard for a party you won’t forget! The next morning, drive back to Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. We will drop you off at the airport or at your booked hotel.
2-Days Tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle – Holidays to Transylvania
On Halloween, we have also designed short itineraries focused on either our Party in Sighisoara Citadel or on the Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
This particular tour departs from Bucharest. Our guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. Travel to Bran Village and accommodate in a 3* hotel in the vicinity of the castle. After enjoying a traditional dinner, join our organized group and arrive at Bran Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service (only available if you enter with the group, otherwise you will have to wait in line). Go on a unique night tour of the castle, followed by a fun party on the grounds.
On your second day, go on a tour of the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and admire attractions such as the Black Church. Return to Bucharest in the evening.
7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
The 7-days Vampire tour runs on a weekly basis, between May and October. This itinerary includes all the important Dracula related places, as well as a fun special event. Meet our guide in Bucharest and then visit impressive attractions such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or Turda Salt Mine.
In Turda, atttend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Help us free an innocent soul from the evil ‘strigoi’ and then have fun at an Evening Sitting. The next morning, continue your journey with a tour of Cluj-Napoca, followed by attractions such as Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Bran Castle, Peles Palace or the ruins of The Old Royal Court in Targoviste.
Best of Romania – 7-Days Vampire tour
This is a special edition of the regular 7-days Vampire Tour. It also departs on a weekly basis between May and October, but, for this specific tour, we require at least 2 people to depart. The itinerary is similar to the one in the original 7-days tour.
What makes this particular tour different than the 7-days Vampire itinerary are the four special dinners included (such as a Candle lit dinner at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass). Furthermore, in Brasov, you will attend “Dracula’s Wedding”, a non-verbal performance staged by a professional band of actors.
3-Days Vampire Holidays to Transylvania
Our 3-days Vampire tour in Transylvania departs on customer request for groups of at least 2 people. Meet our experienced guide in Cluj-Napoca and then drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum, the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection.
Other attractions include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or Turda Salt Mine. In Turda, attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, followed by an Evening Sitting. On your last day, go on a city tour of Cluj-Napoca before returning to the airport.
Study Trip – 11-Days Dracula Tours for Schools
This itinerary is designed for large groups of students. Ideally, groups should be of 10-40 travelers. Meet our guide in Bucharest and then travel to Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place, followed by the Royal Court in Targoviste or the iconic Bran Castle. You will also visit the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, the Fortified Church in Prejmer or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
During your Study Trip in Transylvania, you will sleep at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, meet a famous woodcraftsman in Sacel, visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta – a unique place in the world and attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead in Turda. While in Turda, visit the impressive Salt Mine and enjoy a picnic in Turda Gorges.
In Sibiel, you will visit the Icon on Glass Museum and accommodate in guest houses. Furthermore, discover Corvinesti Castle, a beautiful Gothic style construction, followed by Poienari, Dracula’s old fortress in the mountains or the famous Curtea de Arges Monastery.
4-Days Dracula The Bloody Truth Tour – Holidays to Transylvania
This private tour in Transylvania departs every Thursday, on customer request, for groups of at least 4 people.
Depart from Bucharest and visit Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place. The next day, travel to Sinaia and visit the impressive Peles Palace, a former Royal Residence. Another unforgettable attraction included in our itinerary is the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. From here, travel to Rasnov Fortress, visit the imposing fortification and accommode in a Medieval 4* hotel in Poiana Brasov.
On the third day of your itinerary, drive to the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov and visit the popular Black Church. This large Gothic edifice received its name after the great fire from 1689 blackened its walls. Your next destination is Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, where you can visit the Clock Tower Museum, the Weapons Collection and the Medieval Weapons Collection. Accommodate at a medieval hotel located inside the citadel and, the following morning, travel to Buchares to conclude your study trip.
How much do holidays to Transylvania cost?
There are many factors to consider when booking a vacation abroad. One of the most important is, of course, the price. Our itineraries have different prices depending on their length and their inclusions. In addition, holidays to Transylvania can cost more depending on your choice of accommodation (for instance, we generally offer 3 or 4 star accommodations, but, for an extra cost, you can also opt for 5 stars).
Our catalog includes regular Transylvania tours, with set departure dates and schedules and tailor made itineraries. The latter are trips that can be customized according to your needs; they depart on a date which suits you best and you will travel with your own group of friends or family only. Naturally, these itineraries are a bit more expensive because we offer you the same high quality services we provide for larger groups.
Before getting into specifics, you should know that, on average, you will spend around €1200 on a seven-day itinerary (provided you choose a double room, shared with a friend or a fellow traveler – if you prefer a single room, there is an extra ‘Single Supplement’ you will have to pay). Meanwhile, the 3-days short breaks cost around €650 per person.
Holidays to Transylvania – Price for 10 and 11-days itineraries
We have created a diverse catalog, including long itineraries such as 11-days Study Trips or the 10-days Halloween Tour from Budapest and shorter experiences designed around a specific party, such as the 1 or 2-days tours.
Study Trips are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a group leader, which is usually a teacher. While the group leader travels free of charge, the price for the rest of the travelers depends on which of the two tours is booked. Therefore, the “Transylvania’s Undying Legend” Study Trip costs €1287 / €1576 (for single rooms), while the ‘Dracula Tours for Schools” itinerary can be booked for €1557 or €1837 for single rooms.
Our 10-days Halloween tour departs from Budapest and includes up to 3 fun parties. Book this tour for €1790 or €1999 if you want accommodation in single rooms.
Price for the Awarded 7-Days Itineraries
Our 7-days itineraries are the flagships of our catalog. These tours include the best cultural and historical landmarks as well as several fun special events. The Awarded Halloween Tour with 3 unforgettable parties costs €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
Meanwhile, the 7-Days Vampire tour departs on a weekly basis between May and October. This itinerary (which includes our unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead), costs €1159. We also organize the ‘Best of Romania’ edition, which costs €1181 and includes 4 special dinners, a show and accommodation in a castle hotel. Furthermore, join us in July for a special edition of our 7-days tour including a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and a fun Masquerade Party, all for €1159.
3-Days Short Breaks – Vampire and Halloween editions
Besides the 7-days tours, we also organize 3-days short breaks focusing on the main attractions in the land of Dracula. We organize a Vampire itinerary departing from Cluj-Napoca on customer request, for groups of minimum 2 people. The price for this tour is €569 or €666 for single travelers.
Meanwhile, on Halloween, there are two options for the 3-days Short Break. One tour departs from Cluj-Napoca, while the other one departs from Bucharest. Each tour includes access to our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and to the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Book these tours now for €599 or €666 for single travelers.
1 and 2-days Halloween Holidays to Transylvania
On Halloween, our catalog also includes 1 and 2-days short breaks focusing either on our party in Sighisoara or on the party at Dracula’s Castle.
The 1-Day tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara includes access to our event, as well as accommodation and meals. Purchase this City Break now for €249. Meanwhile, the 1-day itinerary focused on the party at Bran Castle includes accommodation and a traditional dinner. For this tour, you will have to pay €259 or €288 for a single room.
Choose a 2-days tour if you also require transfer to Sighisoara or Bran Castle. First of all, the itinerary which takes you to Sighisoara Citadel departs from Bucharest, Sibiu, Cluj or Brasov. It also includes accommodation, dinner and access to our Halloween Party, all for €439 or €479 for single travelers.
The 2-days experience with Halloween Party at Bran Castle includes transfer from Bucharest to Bran and back, accommodation and access to the party. You can book this tour for €369 or €399 for a single room.
How much does food cost in Romania?
Usually, our tours include breakfasts and dinners and you can have lunch on your own account. You should know that the average cost of food in Romania is 104 lei/day – according to Budget Your Trip. Here is the exact explanation they offer for this:
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.
Travelers spend about 31 lei/day on average on alcoholic drinks in Romania.
What is the price for transportation in Romania?
According to Budget Your Trip, travelers spend around 79 lei/person on local transportation. This price can vary depending on whether you choose public transportation (such as buses or the subway) or a taxi ride. There are advantages and disadvantages for each means of transportation.
Buses are cheaper, but they are usually very crowded. There is a higher risk of running into petty thieves who can’t wait to empty your purse preferably without you noticing. Meanwhile, taxi rides are more expensive and you run the risk of encountering scammers. These are drives who will take advantage of the fact that you are foreign and therefore not acquainted with the city and circle you around. The result is an overly inflated sum on the meter. You can avoid these drivers by choosing ride sharing services such as Uber of Taxify instead. These are available in all the big cities.
For transport between cities, Budget Your Trip settled on an average cost of 128 lei/person:
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.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to statistics, Romania is a generally safe country for tourists. Our ranking in the Global Terrorist Database is 138 out of 163, which means that no terrorist attacks have occured here.
Meanwhile, the Global Peace Index (GPI) which aggregates factors like militarization, society and security, as well as domestic and interest conflict, places Romania on position 22 out of 163 countries. Romania is, therefore, one of the safest countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
In Romania, the crime rate is below the European average. However, corruption is high throughout the country. You may even encounter situations where authorities propose a solution outside the law. While this may seem like a ‘mutually beneficial’ way to solve a problem, it can land you in serious trouble down the line. The best course of action is to refuse such agreements and insist on legal justification.
Need to Know before your holidays to Transylvania
- 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
If you choose one of our guided tours, you will also take advantage of the transfer services included, so you won’t actually have to drive. Still, you might want to extend your stay past our itinerary, in which case you may use rental cars as opposed to public transportation.
You should pay attention especially inside cities, as traffic is usually quite crowded and drivers don’t always respect the law. Furthermore, plan ahead when you intend to stop somewhere in the city as parking spots are nearly impossible to find. Outside cities, you may encounter carts and animals on the road.
Because there are few highways in Romania (though we are working on it), the national roads are usually more crowded than they should be. You will most likely encounter examples of poor infrastructure and you will notice that the main roads pass through a lot of villages, slowing down the traffic.
Romania is generally a safe country for tourists. Muggings are very rare, but you may encounter petty thieves. These individuals have several operating ways. They may just grab your bag or purse and make a run for it – if they are amateurs. Otherwise, they will take advantage of a crowded bus or subway train and cut your purse open without anyone noticing. You will realize what happened only when you are getting ready to leave the bus or train and, by that time, the thieves will be long gone.
To protect yourself from these practices, you should leave your valuable belongings in the hotel’s safe. If you don’t have a choice and you must carry them around, always keep the bag in front of you, within eyesight.
Always exchange your currency at banks or exchange houses. If certain individuals approach you, offering to exchange your money on the street, it’s best to avoid them as they are only trying to scam you.
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
We always recommend tourists to get their travel insurance before visiting a foreign country. This way, they are prepared in case things take an unwanted turn. Travel insurance covers a lot of situations you may encounter and prevents you and your family from suffering financially if things go wrong.
One important instance where Travel Insurance plays a crucial part is if you need medical assistance. Healthcare outside your country can be quite expensive and you will most likely not receive free care or subsidized costs. With a good travel insurance, your insurer will cover the necessary payments.
How many days do you need in Romania?
Our holidays to Transylvania range from 1 and 2-days itineraries focused on the best Halloween Parties to 3-days short breaks or the Awarded 7-Days tours. You will visit impressive attractions and attend special events. Inclusions differ depending on the duration of the itinerary.
Discover what you can do in each tour type and decide whether you prefer a short break or the complete 7-days adventure.
1-Day Holidays to Transylvania
Our 1-day experiences are designed for travelers who want to attend a fun Halloween Party. Depending on your itinerary, you may attend our party in Sighisoara Citadel or the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle.
The experience in Sighisoara includes accommodation, meals and access to our Halloween Party. Join us for an unforgettable evening including a delicious dinner and a special program featuring our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Furthermore, we organize a similar experience including the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, as well as accommodation for one night in the vicinity of the castle and a delicious traditional dinner.
2-Days Itineraries with Halloween Party
Our 2-days holidays to Transylvania also focus on the unforgettable Halloween parties we organize. Therefore, the 2-days tour with Halloween Party at Bran includes transfer from Bucharest to Bran Village and back to our capital. In addition to this, you will accommodate in a 3* hotel, enjoy 2 meals: a breakfast and a traditional dinner and you will take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service at the entrance to Bran Castle. It goes without saying that access to the Halloween Party is also included.
The 2-days tour including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest and includes accommodation, breakfast and a dinner (served during our party). The Halloween Party also includes several special events such as a breathtaking Magic Show or the unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
3-Days Short Breaks in Romania
The 3-Days Short Breaks are a popular tour type as they only include the most important Dracula related places. These can be considered shorter versions of our Awarded Itineraries. We encourage tourists travelling on short breaks to also try out the 7-day editions when they get the chance.
Our 3-days Vampire itinerary departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Visit highlights such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or the unique Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, attend the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
On Halloween, we organize a 3-days short break departing from Cluj or Bucharest. Travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and attend our unforgettable Halloween Party. Have fun at our special events and, in the morning, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate here and get ready for the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. On the last day of your tour, return either to Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest for your flight home.
7-Days Vampire Tour – Holidays to Transylvania
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour departs on a weekly basis between May and October. Our experienced English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Visit impressive highlights such as Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler and then travel to Poienari to admire the Count’s fortress in the montains. Next, join us in the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, a wonderful place filled with special tourist attractions such as Liar’s Bridge. On the third day of your tour, travel to Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, followed by Turda. In Turda, attend or Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead and visit the amazing Salt Mine.
Other highlights include Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, followed by Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the iconic Bran Castle and the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. On the last day of the tour, visit the former Royal summer residence, Peles Palace, and then discover the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s old Royal Court in Targoviste. At the end of the day, we drop you off at your hotel in Bucharest or at the airport.
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour in Transylvania
Our Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour is the highlight of our catalog. It departs once every year, around the famous holiday and it includes up to three fun parties. This itinerary is a Top 10 Must-Do Adventure according to Fodor’s Travel Guide and it was named ‘Tour of the year 2019’ by TourRadar.
Your itinerary begins in Bucharest. Meet our guide and then travel to the impressive Snagov Monastery, located in an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. From here, travel to Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s mountain refuge before heading to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Furthermore, discover Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara and the unique Turda Salt Mine. Go on a city tour of Cluj-Napoca and then travel to Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass and accommodate here.
The next morning, drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and get ready for our amazing Halloween Party. Enjoy a delicious dinner and attend our impressive schedule including the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Recover from the first night of partying and then travel to Bran Village and have fun at the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. In the morning, travel to Sinaia and visit the impressive Peles Palace. Your itinerary concludes in Bucharest at about 7 PM.