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Join us for the best Halloween Romania tours! This is our flagship tour, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary. Fodor's Travel guide placed this journey in the Top 10 Must-Do Adventures list. Discover our country and then have fun at up to three amazing parties. Visit highlights related to Dracula, as well as important historical landmarks. Find out all the myths and legends surrounding Vlad the Impaler and then get acquainted with our culture and traditions.
Halloween Romania Highlights
The most Joyfully Halloween in Transylvania Party - in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s Birthplace. Enjoy an intimate “dinner party”. The Halloween party from Sighisoara was rated by our previous clients as being the best from the tour – discover the schedule.
- Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore-as seen on Travel Channel – learn more.
- “Witchery Moments” – amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
- Vampiresa Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers, awarded with the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.
Halloween Party at Bran Castle – The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. You can expect a party with a nice clubbing atmosphere.
Halloween Dinner Party in Arefu Village – the village where Vlad the Impaler rested after defeating his enemies in bloody battles
Corvinestilor Castle – the greatest Gothic style castle in Romania, Corvinesti. The edifice was built in the 14th Century on the site of a former roman camp.
Sighisoara Medieval Citadel – the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe with a UNESCO World Heritage status, Vlad the Impaler’s birth place.
Snagov Monastery – where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination
Vampire Treats: indulge yourself with a Vampire dinner and then find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!
Halloween Romania - Awarded 7-Days Tour Brief itinerary
Begin your Halloween Romania tour in Bucharest, our capital city. Meet our guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel and then travel to Snagov Monastery, an impressive construction situated on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. The monastery was founded by Dracula and, allegedly, serves as his final resting place. Return to Bucharest and then go on a city tour before accommodating at a cozy 4* hotel.
On your second day, arrive in Arefu, the village where bloody stories about Vlad the Impaler are still told, and enjoy a wonderful Halloween Dinner Party. Accommodate in a cozy 4* hotel where the favorite cottage of Nicu Ceausescu, son of the Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, used to be located.
The following day, travel to Sibiu and accommodate in a 4* hotel. Next, you will drive to Hunedoara county in order to visit Corvinesti, one of the most beautiful castles in Transylvania. After that, your Halloween Romania experience continues in Cluj-Napoca and Turda. Delight yourself with a vampire menu for dinner.
Halloween in Transylvania - 3 Amazing Parties included
On your next day, visit the impressive Turda Salt Mines. After that, drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula's birthplace. Accommodate in a 3* hotel, centrally located. Then, at 8 PM, put on your costume and join us for the best Halloween Party in Transylvania. The schedule includes a traditional festive dinner and events such as Vampiresa Hunting (an impressive ballet show) and a unique magic show. The highlight of this party is the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions.
Halloween Party at Bran Castle
Your Halloween Romania tours continue with the main attractions in Sighisoara Citadel. Visit the Clock Tower museum, followed by the Church on the Hill and the Covered Stairs.
After that, drive to the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov. Admire landmarks such as the Black Church and then head for Bran Village. Here, you will accommodate in a 3* hotel. At 7 PM, join us at Bran Castle.
Meet us at the entrance and then take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service and avoid the long lines. After that, go on a unique night tour of the castle, followed by an unforgettable party on the grounds of the castle.
Next, explore Sinaia, the most famous Romanian mountain resort. Visit Peles Palace and then return to Bucharest. Because of traffic conditions, you will reach our capital late in the evening (our estimate is about 7 PM based on last year's statistics). Our guide drops you off at the airport or at Moxa Boutique hotel.
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|7 day tour. Departure from Bucharest (10.00 GMT +02:00)|
October 23, 2023
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Halloween Dinner Party in Arefu and Halloween Party at Bran Castle included.
October 28, 2024
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Halloween Dinner Party in Arefu and Halloween Party at Bran Castle included.
These tours are guaranteed to depart on the dates given, as we do not insist on a minimum number of bookings before departure.
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.
- MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
- We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.
- At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
- The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.
Available for free if: You don’t have a reflection in the mirror, You decompose when sunlight strikes you, You’re over 200 years old, Can use your wings to fly to Transylvania, Well, this holiday is free for you! Come join your fellow vampires in Transylvania:-) Blood treats not included!
- Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
- People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
- No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.
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Before you go write down contact details for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to carry with you in case of emergency while traveling.
US Embassy in Romania 4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd. District 1, Bucharest 015118 Romania Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3300 https://ro.usembassy.gov/
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• Children’s passports: Passports issued for children under age 16 are valid for only five years, not 10 years like adult passports. Check passport expiration dates carefully and renew early.
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If you are traveling alone with children, foreign border officials may require custody documents or notarized written consent from the other parent.
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There were no terrorist acts in Romania. However credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.
The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules [with regards to best practices and safety inspections] are regularly enforced, though some tourism-related activities (such as rock climbing and extreme sports) are less regulated than in the U.S. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available in near major cities. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance.
Medical treatment in Romania is not up to western standards. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance
Reported types of crime include:
• Robbery, pick pocketing, internet scams, and credit card fraud are the most commonly reported crimes.
• Organized groups of criminals, sometimes including minors, operate in train stations, trains, subways, and busses.
• Money exchange schemes often involve individuals posing as plainclothes policemen who approach you, flash a badge, and ask for your passport and wallet. Insist on the presence of a uniformed police officer and request that any issues be resolved at the police station.
• If traveling on an overnight train, travel with a companion and in the highest class available.
• Do not leave your personal belongings unattended; stow them securely out of sight.
• Use ATMs located inside banks. You should check ATM machines for any evidence of tampering before use.
• Be extra cautious of your surroundings if using an internet café.
• Use cash wherever possible in lieu of credit cards.
You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law.
If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.
• Romania is situated in a seismically active region and has a history of devastating earthquakes, with the greatest risk occurring in Bucharest.
• Mountainous areas of the country can be subject to torrential rains and flash floods, especially in the spring and summer months.
• Streets and sidewalks are often icy and hazardous during winter.
• Avoid contact with stray dogs.
• Travelers’ checks are of limited use, but ATMs (“bancomats” in Romanian) are widely available.
There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Romania. However, the annual gay pride parades in Bucharest have been the scene of violent protests in past years.
Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.
Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.
• Basic medical supplies are limited in Romania, especially outside of major cities. • Hospitals often lack nursing care and assistance for the elderly.
• Most prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are available in Romania but are often sold under different names.
• Response times for emergency services vary widely depending on the region of the country and nature of emergency. It is strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.
Road Conditions and Safety
Though Romanian traffic laws are very strict, road accidents are a real and dangerous threat for U.S. citizens visiting Romania. According to the European Union Road Federation, Romania has the highest per-vehicle rate of road fatalities of any country in the EU, a rate similar with USA. If you chose to drive in Romania, practice defensive driving techniques. While major streets in larger cities and major inter-city roads are generally in fair to good condition, many secondary roads are in poor repair, unpaved, poorly lit, narrow, and lacking marked lanes.
• Mountain roads are particularly dangerous when wet or covered with snow or ice. Winter snow removal is intermittent.
• It is common for pedestrians, animals, cyclists, and horse-drawn carts to share a road with motor vehicles, especially in rural areas.
• Parked vehicles often block sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk in the streets.
• Cross only at crosswalks and exercise vigilance as crosswalks are generally poorly marked.
• Local drivers often ignore traffic lights and crosswalk signs. Maintain vigilance when driving to avoid hitting pedestrians in the streets.
Romanian traffic laws are very strict.
• The traffic police can confiscate any form of a driver's license or permit for 1-3 months and request payment of fines at the time of the infraction.
• Police are required to give all drivers involved in an accident a breathalyzer test on the scene.
• Refusal to take a breathalyzer test may result in criminal penalties regardless of whether or not alcohol was involved.
• Wearing a seat belt is mandatory.
• Children under 12 years of age may not be transported in the front seat.
• Use of mobile phones while driving is banned, with exception of hands free systems.
U.S. citizens arriving in Romania for stays up to 90 days may use their U.S. state drivers’ licenses (DL) along with an International Driving Permit. The U.S. Department of State has authorized two organizations to issue international permits to those who hold valid U.S. driver’s licenses: the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance.
If entering Romania by vehicle you need to purchase a road tax badge known as “rovinieta” at the border crossing point. Proof of insurance and a car registration document are required when purchasing the "rovinieta." Drivers of vehicles registered abroad who are not in possession of a valid international insurance document must buy short-term insurance at the border.
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Halloween Romania - Best Itineraries
Escorted tour, from €599- Cluj Napoca, Transylvania, departure code: TR4.3RoHa
Halloween Party, in Sighisoara Citadel – Dracula’s birth place , plus Bran castle Halloween party! The best Halloween Party from Sighisoara includes a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine. Open bar is availble untill 01.00 am. You can be part of the special programme including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, Vampire Hunting, magicians shows, contests and many dark surprises. Direct flights from London-Luton to Cluj Napoca available.
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2 days tour. Departure from Bucharest, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca Airport(tour code: Tr4.4RoHa)
Halloween Romania - Best Party in Sighisoara
Enjoy the best Halloween Party ever in the Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara, Dracula’s birth place! A 2 day Transylvanian short break departing from the Romanian airport of your choice, be it Bucharest, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca. You can decide for yourself the level of classification for accommodation in the citadel, from hostel style dormitories to an exquisite 5* intimate medieval hotel. The main highlight is the Halloween Party including a delicious traditional dinner, open bar, an excellent magicians show, vampire hunting show and The Ritual Killing of a Living Dead, providing you with a truly memorable experience. more »
Unforgettable Dracula tour with dinner at Bran Castle and a joyfully masquerade party in Transylvania
Escorted tour, with guaranteed departures from Bucharest, HB from € 1204
A Dracula Tour departing from Bucharest, intended to Dracula enthusiasts, culture and history fans, adventure seekers. The tour includes the most important historical places related with Vlad the Impaler such as: Snagov Monastery where, Vlad was buried after his assassination; Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place, Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stocker’s imagination and the legendary Bran Castle. These guarantee departure tours also include a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle, in Queen Marie’s Tea House. You will also attend an unforgettable Masquerade Party, including the Ritual Killing of a Living Dead performed according to old Transylvanian tradition (as was featured on Travel Channel) more»
7 days tour, HB, from € 1299 – Bucharest departure – code: RO7.BHADT
This awarded Dracula Tour from Bucharest, is included by Fodor’s Travel Guide in Top 10 Must-Do Adventures and awarded “Tour of the Year” by TourRadar.
Includes the best Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Also happenings like The Ritual Killing of a Living Dead (featured on Travel Channel). Assist at a Vampire Hunting.
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summer tours with guaranteed departures from Bucharest, HB from € 1159 code: Ro4.4RoVa
A Dracula Tour from Bucharest, Romania intended to Dracula and history fans. Attend the Ritual Killing of a Livig Dead (as seen on Travel Channel). These tours includes the most important historical places related with Vlad Tepes such as: Snagov Monastery where, Sighisoara citadel- Dracula’s birthplace. Another highlight is Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stocker’s imagination and the legendary Bran Castle. more»
2 days Short break, from € 369 – Bucharest departure, (tour code TRB.2RoHa)
Enjoy the biggest Halloween from Transylvania! A 2 days short break with transfers from Buchaest.
Win a prize for your disguise at the dinner with traditional meals and costume contests. Skip the 3 hours ticket office line service; night visit to the castle decorated for Halloween.
Participate to the Halloween Party at Transylvania’s iconic image – Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. more»
3 days, escorted trip, from €599 – Bucharest departure Bu 4.3RoHa
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Escorted tour Romania, guaranteed departures, HB from € 569- Cluj-Napoca departure TR 4.3RoSh
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Halloween Tour 2022 - Party in Transylvania
1 Day accommodation and Halloween Party at Bran Castle, starting from € 249 – TRB.1RoHa
Enjoy a night tour of Dracula’s Bran Castle! Meet the Wicked Fairies and get lost in their euphoric dance along with a glass of local red wine. Feel amazing being part of a dynamic Halloween Party on the grounds of Bran Castle until 4:00 am.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel near in walking distance from Bran Castle. Before visiting the castle enjoy a traditional 3 course dinner. Win a prize to the costume contest at this diner. Immerse yourselves in the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. more »
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Please check your itinerary below:
Bucharest - Snagov - Bucharest (about 1h driving)
Welcome to Romania !
10:00 AM - Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. Be prepared to immerge into the legend. Drive to Snagov to visit Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination. The monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows the architectural pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece. Return to Bucharest and enjoy a city tour. Your first day in Romania ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top traditional restaurants. Your accommodation is in a great 4* hotel.
Bucharest – Arefu (179 km, 2h 50min driving) - Halloween Dinner Party in Arefu
10:00 Morning drive to Arefu, the village Vlad the Impaler retired to after defeating his enemies in bloody battles. A popular destination for those interested in the history of Vlad Tepes and Dracula, Arefu is a reminder of the dark and bloody past of this region. Have fun at a Halloween Dinner Party and accommodate at Valea cu Pesti hotel, built in the place where the favourite cottage of Nicu Ceausescu, the son of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, used to be located.
Arefu – Sibiu (143 km, 3h driving)
Say goodbye to Arefu and head next to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. the European Cultural Capital for 2007. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the centre of Romania 's German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania’s most beautiful cities. The city contains the largest concentrations of tourist attractions in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu.
Sibiu – Cluj-Napoca (177km, 2h 10 min driving)
We leave the impressive medieval town of Sibiu and head next to Hunedoara. Visit the greatest Gothic style castle in Romania, Corvinesti. The edifice was built in the 14th Century, on the site of a former Roman camp. It served as a fortress until the mid-1400's, when it became the residence of Transylvania's ruler, Iancu de Hunedoara. Iancu upgraded the fortress and it soon became the most beautiful castle in Transylvania. From Hunedoara, drive to Cluj-Napoca and enjoy a city tour revealing beautiful medieval buildings such as Saint Michael’s Cathedral.
Cluj-Napoca – Sighisoara Citadel (155 km, 2h 29 min driving)
Travel to Turda. Prepare to descent to the heart of one of the biggest salines in Romania, the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. After visiting the spectacular Salt Mine, travel to the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. Stroll around the streets of the old citadel; admire the Clock Tower, concentrating Sighisoara’s history, the beautiful Church on the Hill and the unique Covered Stairs.
20:00 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for the best Halloween Party. You’ll enjoy a special program complemented by a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits and excellent Romanian wine.
Sighisoara – Brasov – Bran (145 km, 2h, 20 min driving)
Travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South – Eastern Europe. Brasov is a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe.
We head next to Bran Castle. The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula.
Time for everybody to get rest before dinner – at 18:00 - and before exploring Bran Castle, Transylvania's iconic image.
7:30 pm / The Ultimate Halloween Party at the Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle! Enjoy an unforgettable night tour of Bran Castle, decorated for Halloween and populated with wicked fairies and nice witches. Around 21:00, attend the Halloween Party, until 04:00 am, on the grounds of Bran Castle. There will be installed a big heated tent. Admission on Bran Castle property is available from 07:00 pm, you will set up departure hour with your tour guide.
Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest (174 km, 2h 50 min driving)
Your last Romanian morning. Drive to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania, explore the ground floor of Peles Palace.
Late arrival in Bucharest. Please have in mind that on Sunday’s there’s a heavy traffic from Bran to Bucharest. Estimated time of arrival in Bucharest: 7PM
English speaking guide services
3 nights in 4* hotels, 3 nights in 3* hotels, all accommodation hotels are centrally located
Moxa Boutique Hotel on first day of the tour, at 10:00 am Bucharest local time (GMT+2)
Airport/ Moxa Boutique Hotel on the last day of the tour, around 7:00 pm Bucharest local time (GMT+2)
All transfers inside the tour by coach, minibus or car - air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners (3 special dinners: dinner with vampire menu in Dracula themed Restaurant in Turda, traditional dinner in Bran) and Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace – 3 course dinner, Open Bar from 20.00 – 01.00, dessert – Sweets Bar
Entry fees to
Snagov Monastery, Peles Palace, Bran Castle, Salt Mines in Turda, Clock Tower in Sighisoara
Special events - 3 Halloween Parties in Transylvania
Halloween Party in Sighisoara: The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead, Vampiresa Hunting and many dark surprises.
Halloween Party at the Bran Castle includes : night tour of Bran Castle decorated for Halloween and populated with wicked ferries and nice witches. Around 21:00, attend the Halloween Party, until 04:00 am, on the grounds of Bran Castle
*Please have in mind that Halloween Party at Bran Castle is organized by administration of Bran Castle. Transylvania Live is not responsible for the content of the program/ changing’s, organizing manner or even cancelation.
**Please be cautious if you suffer from claustrophobia, are sensitive to intermittent lights and loud noises! Also, please consider the low temperatures and the fact that the stairs and alleyways can be slippery. For your saftey, plese listen to the instructions of the Castle's personnel.
Halloween Dinner Party in Arefu Village – the village where Vlad the Impaler rested after defeating his enemies in bloody battles
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Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.
If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.
A welcoming country house, not necessarily decorated in a peasant like style; you’ll stay under the same roof with your Romanian host! In most cases dinner and breakfast are included, and rates are based on two guests per room. They offer one bathroom for two rooms; the bathroom can be situated on the hallway. Staying at a “traditional Maramuresean country-inn” or “a typical Hungarian-Sekler country-inn” will prove to be an unique experience.
Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.
American citizens do not require a visa for Romania (Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need)
To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.
Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some of the local currency from USA or you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.
Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.
ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations. MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport https://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp atm locator Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country https://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp
In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.
Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.
Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time, two hours ahead of GMT, seven hours ahead of New York and ten hours ahead of Los Angeles. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest
The dress code in Romania is the same as all over Europe (think France, Germany, UK or Italy). Wearing jeans, t-shirts/sweatshirts and athletic shoes is standard casual in Romanian. Plenty of designers’ shops are to be found in major cities: Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu, where people are a bit too pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Chaps Elysees in Paris when it comes to “fashionists” (costs are similar too). The malls are well supplied with designers’ clothes and with respect to the prices, a great deal of our clients found the Romanian costs to be more acceptable then the ones in US. With regards to the restaurants’ dress code, something casual is sufficient. You can wear whatever you would wear at home. To satisfy dress codes for churches and monasteries, men and women are requested to cover their arms and legs (no shorts above the knees or sleeveless garments).