Throughout the year, we organize several Vampire and Halloween Romania Guided Tours. Our catalog includes 1 or 2-days short breaks with Halloween Parties included. You can also choose a 3-days tour which, on Halloween, includes two parties. For the complete experience, we recommend the Awarded 7-Days Halloween itinerary which includes the best Dracula related highlights complemented by 3 fun parties.
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Romania Guided Tours – Vampire and Halloween Itineraries
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour is, arguably, the highlight of our catalog. Visit the most important Dracula related places and discover impressive cultural and historical attractions. Furthermore, you will attend up to 3 amazing parties. This itinerary is considered a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ by Fodor’s Travel Guide. Tour Radar named this the ‘Tour of the Year 2019’.
Meet our experienced English speaking guide in Bucharest. Highlights include Snagov Monastery, an impressive monastic building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. You will also visit Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s old mountain retreat. Other attractions include the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle, Turda Salt Mines or Sighisoara Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
In Sighisoara, join our team in the dungeon of a medieval hotel and attend an unforgettable Halloween Party. Special events include a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Romania Guided Tours – Halloween Party at Bran Castle
Have fun in Sighisoara and, the following day, travel to Bran Village. Accommodate in a 3* hotel and enjoy a traditional dinner. Arrive at the entrance of Bran Castle. Our organized group takes advantage of the skip the ticket office line service*. Go on a unique night tour and then party till morning on the grounds of the castle.
*This service is available one time, for the group gathered at the entrance. If you arrive late, you will have to wait in line before you can enter Dracula’s Castle.
On your last day in Transylvania, visit Pelisor Castle built in the vicinity of the more famous Peles Palace. Return to Bucharest to conclude your journey.
7-Days Vampire Itinerary
In addition to the 7-Days Halloween tour, we organize a Vampire edition of similar length. This tour departs once per week, between May and October.
Highlights include the iconic Bran Castle, as well as other Dracula related places such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel or Poienari Fortress. Besides the attractions related to the Count, you will also visit cultural and historical places such as Corvinesti Castle, Peles Palace in Sinaia or the unique Turda Salt Mines.
In Turda, you will also attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions. After this special event, enjoy a fun Evening Sitting.
Romania Guided Tours – Study Trip – Transylvania’s Undying Legend
Our 11-days Study Trips are perfect for large groups of students accompanied by their teacher. Since we have more time, these itineraries include more cultural and historical attractions. Visit the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta or Turda Salt Mine.
Dracula related places available during this tour are Snagov Monastery, Poienari Citadel or Dracula’s birthplace, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. You will also have the opportunity to admire the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle or the ruins of the old Royal Court in Targoviste.
Study Trips each include unique places available only during these specific tours. Discover a series of impressive caves such as Meziad, Scarisoara, Huda lui Papara or Bear’s Cave. Special events include meeting a unique woodcraftsman in Sacel, going on a Steam Train Ride on Vaser Valley and attending our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead in Turda.
10-Days Halloween Tour – Budapest Departure
Besides our Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour, our catalog includes another impressive itinerary departing from Budapest. This 10-days journey extends your experience with several highlights from our neighbours’ country.
Our English speaking guide collects you from Budapest Airport. Drive to Tokaj, explore the famous winery and taste a glass of the wine Dracula used to serve to his guests. From here, you will travel to Romania. Arrive in Satu Mare and accommodate at a 3* hotel.
In our country, discover unique cultural highlights such as the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta or the Village Museum in Sighetu Marmatiei. Accommodate in amazing Dracula related places such as Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. Discover the unforgettable Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and join us for the best Halloween Party including events such as a breathtaking magic show or the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Explore Sighisoara and discover special cultural landmarks such as the Clock Tower History Museum. After that, drive to Bran Village and attend the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. While in Romania, discover the Medieval Saxon Cities of Brasov and Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or the imposing Rasnov Fortress.
When you return to Hungary, go on a tour of Szeged, also known as the Sun City and then return to Budapest for a farewell dinner. The next morning, we drop you off at the airport for your return journey.
2-Days Halloween with Party in Sighisoara Citadel
Around the popular Halloween holidays, we designed a series of tours dedicated to people who are looking for a fun party. Our 1-Day and 2-Days itineraries are focused exclusively on these events and do not include any other highlights.
This particular tour departs from Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov or Bucharest. Our experienced guide collects you from the airport and drives you to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Accommodate in a 3* hotel, enjoy a delicious festive dinner and have fun at our Halloween Party. Discover the unique program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Romania Guided Tours – 3-Days Vampire Short Break
Our 3-Days Vampire Short Break departs on customer request. We can arrange 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.
Prices for the best Romania Guided Tours
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.
Short Breaks cost less than the complete 7-Days Vampire or Halloween Tour because they include less attractions and require less accommodation arrangements. However, you can still enjoy fun special events (such as our parties on Halloween). For some of our tours, we provide the option to accommodate in 3* or 5* hotels. The price will change according to your chosen quality of accommodation.
On average, 7-days tours cost around €1200, while 3-days short breaks are about €600. You can find specific information on the pages dedicated to each itinerary.
Prices for 11-Days Study Trips and 10-Days Halloween Itinerary
Study Trips are the longest and most detailed itineraries in our catalog. You can discover the best cultural and historical places in our country. Furthermore, you will attend unique events such as our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead or go on unforgettable adventures such as a Steam Train Ride on Vaser Valley.
Throughout the year, we organize two distinct versions of our Study Trip: ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend’, which costs €1790 or €1999 for accommodation in single rooms and ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’, which costs €1557 or €1837 for single rooms.
On Halloween, we organize a special 10-days itinerary departing from Budapest. Book it now for € 1790 (€1999 for single rooms).
7-Days Romania Guided Tours – Costs
Our 7-Days Vampire Tour which departs throughout the year, on a weekly basis, costs €1159.
The ‘Best of Romania’ edition of this tour which includes 4 special dinners and accommodation in a castle-style hotel costs €1181. Meanwhile, the Halloween edition departs around the famous holiday and allows you to attend 3 fun parties. You can book this itinerary for €1299 or €1419 for single rooms.
Prices for 1 and 2-Days Short Breaks in the Land of Dracula
On Halloween, we organize 1-Day City Breaks in Sighisoara Citadel (€249) or in Bran Village (€259 or €288 for single rooms). These itineraries include accommodation and access to our special Halloween Parties.
Alternatively, you can choose 2-Days Short Breaks which – besides accommodation and access to our parties – also include transfers.
- The 2-Days Tour with Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Sibiu, Cluj, Brasov or Bucharest and costs €439 / €479 for single rooms
- The 2-Days Halloween Party at Bran Castle only departs from Bucharest. Book it now for €369 or €399 for single rooms
How much do you need to pay for 3-Days Romania Guided Tours?
Join us on a 3-days Vampire Short Break departing on customer request (we require at least 2 travelers for the itinerary to begin). The price is €569 or €666 for single rooms.
The Halloween Edition of this tour departs from Cluj or Bucharest and includes two fun parties: in Sighisoara and at Bran Castle. Book it now for €599 or €666 for single rooms.
Price for food in Romania
If you want to enjoy lunch on your own account of if you decide to eat outside the provided breakfasts and dinners, you should know that the average cost for food in Romania is 104 lei/day. This cost is provided by aggregator Budget Your Trip based on how much travelers spend on three daily meals. This means that you will end up paying a lot less if you enjoy the meals included in your itinerary and only eat lunch on your own.
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
Transportation costs in Romania
From the previously mentioned website, we also find out that travelers spend around 79 lei / person on local transportation. The exact amount can be different depending on whether you travel by bus or by taxi. Also, don’t forget that our itineraries include transfer between the attractions you will visit. Therefore, this cost only applies to you if you decide to wander off on your own in the cities we stop in (we don’t recommend it as you might not be able to return to your group on time). Alternatively, you might want to extend your stay and explore more highlights in Bucharest or in another city. In this case, you will require transportation.
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
Is it safe to visit Romania?
Romania is a generally safe country. According to the Global Terrorist Database (138/163 countries), essentially no terrorist attacks have occured here. Another relevant leaderboard is the Global Peace Index, which ranks Romania on position 22/163 countries. The GPI considers factors such as militarization, society and security, as well as domestic and and interest conflict.
The most important thing you should keep in mind is that crime rate is low in Romania. In fact, it is below the European average. What you will encounter, most likely, is corruption. You might find yourself in a situation where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial solution’. In this case, the best course of action is to refuse and insist on legal justification.
Need to know while traveling on Romania Guided 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 traveling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
Driving in Romania
Our itineraries include transfers between the included highlights. This means that you won’t need to drive yourself during the journey. We can provide a car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group.
Destinations within cities can easily be reached by bus or taxi. If you are planning to visit multiple attractions, we recommend using a rental car. This way you won’t have to waste your time waiting for your bus or taxi to show up.
A few things you should consider when driving in Romania:
- inside cities, traffic is usually very crowded
- some drivers don’t respect the law; they perform maneuvers such as overtaking on a continuous line or doing an illegal u-turn the moment they realize they need to go back
- pay attention at the surrounding traffic; an accident is never pleasant, even if it’s not your fault
- do not respond if you are provoked by an aggressive driver
- plan ahead and know where the parking lots are in advance as free parking spots are hard to find inside cities
- outside cities, look out for carts an animals especially when you pass through villages
We are glad to let you know that muggings are very rare in Romania. You can walk safely through the streets of our cities (but make sure you avoid shady neighborhoods). However, you should look out for petty thieves – pickpockets. The inexperienced ones just grab your purse / bag and attempt to run away. Professional pickpockets take advantage of crowded places (buses, subway) and manage to cut your purse open and sneak away with your valuables before you can realize what happened.
The best course of action is to leave your valuables in the hotel safe when possible. Furthermore, you should only carry the essential items – that you know you will require – and leave everything else locked in your hotel room. You should always keep your bag / purse within eyesight since this discourages thieves.
One more thing you should be aware of are the sketchy individuals who offer to exchange your currency in the street. You should avoid these people because their only intent is to scam you. We recommend exchanging money either at a bank or at an exchange house (they usually have 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 when going abroad. This way, you are protected in case any unforeseen situations occur and you won’t have to suffer financially.
One example where travel insurance is extremely useful is healthcare. If you need to be treated in a Romanian hospital (or in any hospital outside your own country), you will most likely not receive free care or subsidized costs and the amount of money you need to pay for the medical services can get quite high. If you have a good travel insurance, your insurer will cover the costs for you.
How many days do you need in Romania?
Our catalog includes itineraries of all lengths, from 1-Day City Breaks on Halloween to the Awarded 7-Days tours or the 10-Days experience departing from Budapest. Discover which itinerary is the best for you based on how much time it takes. Book one of our amazing tours and discover Transylvania!
1-Day City Breaks on Halloween
Our 1-Day City Breaks focus on the best Halloween Parties in Transylvania. They include accommodation, a delicious dinner and access to our unique events.
The 1-Day City Break in Sighisoara Citadel allows you to attend the popular Halloween Party organized here by our team. Have fun at a breathtaking magic show and admire an impressive ballet performance. To top everything off, be part of our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
We also organize a similar city break including the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Accommodate at a 3* hotel located in the vicinity of the castle. Enjoy a traditional dinner and then meet our organized group at the entrance. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of Bran Castle and then party on the grounds till morning!
2-Days Halloween Tours including the best Parties in Transylvania
Our 2-Days itineraries include transfers, accommodation and access to either our Halloween Party in Sighisoara or the popular event at Bran Castle.
The itinerary taking place in Bran Village includes transfer from Bucharest, a delicious traditional dinner and access to the Halloween Party. Meet our organized group at the entrance, take advantage of our skip the ticket office line and then party till morning on the grounds of the castle.
Meanwhile, the 2-Days tour focusing on our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest. Enjoy accommodation in a 3* hotel, a delicious festive dinner served during our party and a program you won’t forget! Attend a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and, the highlight of the evening, our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
3-Days Romania Guided Tours – Vampire and Halloween Edition
Our 3-Days itineraries are shorter versions of our Awarded tours. Discover the most important Dracula related highlights and have fun at our special events.
The Vampire edition departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request. Highlights include Sighisoara Medieval Citadel – the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, 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 two 3-Days Short Breaks, departing from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest. Regardless of your itinerary, you will visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and Bran Castle and you will attend the unforgettable parties taking place here.
7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania
The vampire edition of our 7-days itinerary departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Our English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Visit Snagov Monastery and find out if Vlad the Impaler was really buried there. After that discover more highlights related to the Count, such as Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel or the iconic Bran Castle.
Besides these unforgettable Dracula related highlights, the 7-Days Vampire Tour also includes important cultural and historical landmarks. Discover the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, the impressive Gothic-style Corvinesti Castle or Peles Palace, which used to be the Royal Family’s summer residence. You will also visit the unique Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions.
7-Days Halloween Itinerary
On Halloween, the 7-Days Tour includes three unforgettable parties which complement the impressive attractions you will visit. Meet our guide in Bucharest and then travel to Snagov Monastery, a monastic building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Discover Dracula’s old fortress, Poienari, and then travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu.
From Sibiu, travel to Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. Visit Iancu de Hunedoara’s former residence and then drive to Turda. Visit the unique Salt Mine, followed by a city tour of Cluj-Napoca. This evening you will accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass.
Next, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Accommodate in a 3* hotel and get ready for our amazing party! Enjoy a shot of ‘tuica’, a strong drink also known as ‘water of fire’. After a delicious festive dinner, have fun at the special events included in the program: a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
When you recover, get ready for your second Halloween Party, which takes place at the iconic Bran Castle. Join our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service. Enjoy a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun party on the grounds.
This tour is considered a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ by Fodor’s Travel Guide. Tour Radar awarded it the ‘Tour of the Year 2019’ distinction.