Have fun on the best vacations to Transylvania. Visit impressive Dracula related places, find out more about our history and traditions and attend unforgettable special events. Discover the tours we organize, ranging from 11-Days Study Trips to 1-Day Halloween City Breaks. We guarantee you will have a lot of fun on all of the itineraries in our catalog.
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Best Vacations to Transylvania
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
Our Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour departs from Bucharest around the famous holiday. This itinerary is, without a doubt, the highlight of our catalog, considered a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ by Fodor’s Travel Guide.
Depart from Bucharest. Travel to Snagov Monastery, an impressive monastic building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. Find out if the legends surrounding Dracula’s burial are real and then drive to Poienari, Vlad the Impaler’s mountain refuge. Visit the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and discover Corvinesti Castle – a beautiful Gothic style edifice in Hunedoara.
Arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Visit the Clock Tower History Museum, the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection. In the evening, join us in the basement of a medieval hotel for a Halloween Party you won’t forget! Attend a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
Your tour continues in Bran Village. Accommodate in a cozy hotel located within walking distance from Bran Castle. In the evening, join us at the entrance and take advantage of our skip the ticket office line. Go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning on the grounds!
On the last day of the tour, visit Pelisor Castle built in the Royal Residence Complex of Peles Palace in Sinaia. Return to Bucharest for your hotel or airport drop off.
3-Days Halloween Short Break from Bucharest – Vacations to Transylvania
Besides the Awarded 7-Days Tour, our Halloween itineraries also include shorter experiences, designed for people interested in attending the best parties in Transylvania. The 3-Days Short Break departing from Bucharest includes both our party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle.
Depart from Bucharest, accommodate in Sighisoara Citadel and visit impressive attractions such as the Clock Tower History Museum. In the evening, attend our amazing party and have fun at events such as The Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
In Bran, take advantage of our skip the ticket office line and enjoy a night tour of the castle only available on Halloween. After that, arrive on the grounds of the castle for a party you won’t forget! On your third day, return to Bucharest to conclude the itinerary.
1-Day Halloween City Breaks
Our 1-Day City Breaks on Halloween do not include transfers to either Sighisoara or Bran Castle. We organize two distinct itineraries, one focusing on our Halloween Party in Sighisoara and the other one including the popular event at Dracula’s Castle.
A Halloween city break includes accommodation, meals (one dinner and one breakfast) and access to a fun Halloween Party and its special events.
11-Days Dracula Tours for Schools – Vacations to Transylvania
Our Study Trips are intended for large groups of students accompanied by a teacher. Since these tours are longer, you have the opportunity to visit a lot more impressive cultural and historical places.
Meet our English speaking guide in Bucharest. Visit Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place and then return to our capital for a delicious traditional dinner. On your second day, discover the impressive Parliament Palace and then travel to Targoviste and visit the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s old Royal Court.
No tour of Transylvania would be complete without the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Discover the real history behind this symbol of Transylvania and, in the evening, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner.
Travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Visit the Fortified Saxon Church in Prejmer and then go on a unique tour of Brasov and discover attractions such as the famous Black Church. Next, visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Discover the Clock Tower History Museum, the Medieval Weapons Collection and the Torture Room.
Meet unique people and visit unique places
Our ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’ Study Trip also takes you to the north side of our country. Meet a famous woodcraftsman in Sacel and learn how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, a unique place in the world where gravestones are accompanied by funny epitaphs describing the lives of the deceased. Next, travel to Cluj-Napoca. Go on a city tour and discover landmarks such as St. Michael’s Cathedral. A short drive later, arrive in Turda and attend the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
In Turda, your will also visit the impressive Salt Mine and enjoy a picnic in Turzii Gorges, one of the most important natural reservations of Apuseni Mountains. In the afternoon, travel to Sibiel and visit the Icon on Glass Museum. On Day 9, visit the Village Museum in Sibiel and then travel to Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara. During your Study Trip, you will also visit Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s mountain retreat and the famous Curtea de Arges Monastery where you can discover the legend of Master Manole. On the final day of the tour, return to Bucharest for your airport drop-off.
7-Days Vampire Tour
Our 7-Days Vampire itinerary departs on every Saturday, between May and October. Meet your guide in Bucharest and visit impressive highlights such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress or the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. From here, travel to Hunedoara and visit Corvinesti Castle.
Arrive in Turda and attend a unique special event: The Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team. Helps us free an unfortunate soul from the evil ‘strigoi’. On the next morning, discover the unique Turda Salt Mine.
During this amazing itinerary you will also visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. On your lasty day in Transylvania, discover Peles Palace, the former summer residence of the Royal Family. Visit the old Royal Court in Targoviste (or what’s left of it) and then return to Bucharest.
4-Days Dracula the Bloody Truth – Private Vacations to Transylvania
If our regular itineraries are not enough for you, check out our Tailor Made Experiences. You can choose one of our private tours and take advantage of a few perks. First of all, you are not constrained by a set departure date as you get to choose when you want your tour to begin based on your own schedule. Another advantage a private tour offers is the ability to travel with your own group of friends or family members only.
Our 4-Days private tour departs from Bucharest. Highlights include Snagov Monastery, Peles Palace in Sinaia or the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. From Bran, travel to Rasnov Medieval Citadel, a fotress that withstood several sieges in its history. Next, visit the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and discover attractions such as the Black Church. From here, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. The next morning, return to Bucharest and transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Is it safe to visit Romania?
According to statistics, Romania is a safe country. We rank 138/163 countries on the Global Terrorist Database. This basically certifies that no terrorist attacks have occurred here. Another ranking system – the GPI (Global Peace Index), which analyses militarization, society and security and domestic and interest conflict places us on position 22/163.
You should rest assured that crime rate is relatively low in our country (below European average). However, corruption is at a high level. You might find yourself in situations where authorities propose a ‘mutually beneficial’ solution. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely isn’t. You should not accept such a solution and insist on legal justification.
Need to know before your Vacations 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.
Our itineraries include transfers from a designated pick-up point (hotel or airport) to every attraction included. Therefore, if you don’t plan to extend your stay and wander off on your own, you most likely won’t have to drive yourself around.
If you decide to spend a little more time in our country after the itinerary concludes, we have some helpful advice:
- Traffic is generally crowded within cities and you might have trouble finding a free parking spot
- Outside cities, you should watch out for carts and animals on the road
- Public transportation (buses or the subway) is usually very crowded, but it is cheaper than a taxi ride
- Taxi rides are more expensive; we don’t recommend these if you intend to visit multiple attractions in one day, as the fare is going to end up quite high; in this case renting a car would be a better idea
- You may encounter shady taxi drivers who are trying to scam you by circling you around in order to increase the sum on the meter or by negotiating the fare (usually a sum a lot larger than what the ride is worth) in advance
Pickpocketing is common in crowded places. Thieves may just snatch your bag or purse and run away with it or they might get creative. Either way, our recommendation is that you leave your valuable belongings in the hotel safe if possible and only carry around the items that you really need. Pickpockets usually operate in crowded places like on a bus or a subway train. They take advantage of the large number of people and they cut your bag open in order to steal your belongings. By the time you realize what happened, they are long gone. This is why you should always keep your belongings within eyesight.
Some people might offer to exchange currency on the street. Do not accept their offers as they are most likely trying to scam you. You should exchange money only at banks or at exchange houses (these offer better rates).
Romania laws require you to always carry photo ID. You should always have your ID Card or Passport on you. We recommend carrying copies around rather than originals.
Airports, military sites and other secure locations do not allow people to take photos on their premises.
You should also know that penalties for drug offences in our country are quite drastic. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, you can face up to 20 years in jail.
Before traveling anywhere, you should always get insurance. While some people do not understand its usefulness, travel insurance can be extremely helpful in case something unexpected happens. For instance, if you require healthcare services in a foreign country, the prices can be quite high and you most likely won’t receive free care or subsidized costs. This is where your travel insurance comes in. The insurer will cover the necessary payments so you can focus on continuing your holiday.
Vacations to Transylvania – Costs
The first thing people want to know about their vacations to Transylvania is how much they cost. Some people have a limited budget and need to decide what tour they will attend based on the amount of money they can spend. Others don’t worry about the budget, but they want to know how much everything costs in order to plan ahead.
Tours have different prices based on their length, inclusions, accommodation types and whether they are regular or tailor made itineraries.
A private tour costs more than a regular edition because it is organized for a single, smaller group. You and your friends / family members will benefit from the same high-quality services we provide for larger groups of people.
When it comes to length, it’s just natural for shorter tours to cost less than the longer itineraries. In a 3-days Short Break we include less highlights than in our Awarded 7-Days tours and you will accommodate at less hotels. Speaking of hotels, for some itineraries we provide the possibility to choose between 3* and 5* accommodation. The price of your tour is adjusted based on your choice.
For a 7-Days tour, the average price is about €1200, while a 3-days Short Break can be booked for around €600-700. Specific prices can be found on each tour page.
Prices for 11-Days Study Trips
Our Study Trips are the longer itineraries we provide. These particular tours include impressive cultural and historical places. They are designed for large groups of students accompanied by a teacher. While the teacher travels free of charge, the prices for the other members are:
- €1790 or €1999 (single rooms) for the ‘Transylvania’s Undying Legend tour
- € 1557 or €1837 (single rooms) for ‘Dracula Tours for Schools’
10-Days Halloween Vacations to Transylvania
Besides the short breaks and the Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour, we also organize a 10-days itinerary departing from Budapest. Travelers will visit the famous Tokaj Winery and Szeged, also known as the Sun City in our neighbors’ country. In Romania, highlights are similar to the ones available in our 7-Days tour.
Book your 10-Days Halloween Tour now for €1790 or €1999 (single rooms).
7-Days Tours in Transylvania
We organize several editions of our 7-Days Itinerary. The regular version departs on a weekly basis between May and October and costs €1159. The ‘Best of Romania’ edition, which includes 4 special dinners, costs €1181. Furthermore, in July, we organize a discounted edition of our 7-Days Vampire Tour. Travelers can enjoy the same itinerary for a special price of only €999.
Meanwhile, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour which includes the best Dracula related highlights complemented by three fun parties costs €1299 or €1419 for single travelers.
3-Days Vacations to Transylvania
Our 3-Days Short Breaks include the most important attractions available during the 7-Days tours. The Vampire edition departs on customer request (for at least 2 travelers) and costs €569 or €666 for single rooms. Meanwhile, the Halloween short break departs from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest, includes both our parties – in Sighisoara Citadel and at Bran Castle – and can be booked for €599 or €666.
2-Days Tours in Transylvania
On Halloween, we organize 2-Days itineraries centered around our parties in Sighisoara Citadel and at Dracula’s Castle.
The 2-Days Tour including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel departs from Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov or Bucharest and includes transfer to Sighisoara, accommodation, two meals (festive dinner and breakfast) and access to our party, all for €439 or €479 for single rooms.
If you want to book the same itinerary focusing on our Halloween Party at Bran Castle, you will depart from Bucharest and enjoy the same inclusions as in the other 2-days itinerary: transfers, accommodation, dinner and breakfast and access to the party. The price for this tour is €369 or €399 if you want to accommodate in a single room.
Prices for 1-Day City Breaks
Our 1-Day City Breaks include accommodation, meals and access to one of our Halloween Parties. These itineraries do not include transfers, so you will have to arrive in Sighisoara or Bran on your own.
For the Sighisoara Citadel Halloween City Break, you will have to pay €249. Meanwhile, the same itinerary focused on the Halloween Party at Bran Castle costs €259 or €288 for single rooms.
Food and Transportation Costs in Romania
Before we talk specifics, you should already know that our tours include transfers between attractions (car, minibus or coach depending on group size). We also include meals (usually a dinner and a breakfast every day). This means that – unless you decide to wander off on your own – you won’t have to worry about food and transfers in our country.
Still, if you decide to have lunch on your own terms or if you wish to extend your stay and explore on your own, you should at least have a general idea of the prices in Romania.
Budget Your Trip is a very useful website for people who are planning their budget. According to them, travelers spend – on average – 104 lei/day on food in Romania (this is calculated based on three meals/day). Costs can differ based on your menu and the restaurant of your choice.
For transportation, the same site reveals that travelers spend about 79 lei/person in Romania. Take into account that the exact amount depends on how much you use public transportation and whether you travel by bus or taxi. If you have to reach a lot of places, you might be better off renting a car and driving 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.
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 for your vacations to Transylvania?
Our catalog includes itineraries ranging from 1-Day City Breaks to the Awarded 7-Days experiences. While in Transylvania, you will discover the best places related to Count Dracula, as well as the most important cultural and historical attractions.
Discover our itineraries and find out which is the best one for you based on the time you intend to spend in Romania.
1-Day City Breaks in Romania
Our City Breaks take place around Halloween and are centered either on our party in Sighisoara Citadel or on the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. These itineraries include accommodation, meals (dinner and breakfast) and access to a party you won’t forget!
2-Days Halloween Tours
Besides the 1-Day City Breaks, we also organize 2-days short breaks. These itineraries include transfers to Sighisoara or Bran, accommodation, meals and access to the best parties in Transylvania.
The 2-Days tour featuring our Halloween Party in Sighisoara departs from Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest. On the other hand, the same itinerary including the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle only includes transfer from Bucharest.
3-Days Vacations to Transylvania
Our 3-Days Short Breaks include the most important attractions available on the Awarded 7-Days Tours. If your schedule or your budget prevents you from attending the complete Transylvanian experience, a 3-Days tour is the perfect way to get a sample of our full itinerary.
The Vampire edition departs from Cluj-Napoca on customer request and includes Sighisoara Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Turda Salt Mine. Special events include the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed by our team according to old customs and traditions.
On Halloween, the 3-Days Short Break departs from Cluj-Napoca or Bucharest and it includes Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Bran Castle and the fun Halloween Parties taking place here.
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
This itinerary is, without a doubt, the flagship of our catalog. Accolades received throughout the years include being named a ‘Top 10 Must-Do Adventure’ by Fodor’s Travel Guide and ‘Tour of the Year 2019’ by Tour Radar.
Highlights include Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place, followed by Poienari Fortress, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel or the iconic Bran Castle, considered a symbol of Transylvania. Explore the Medieval Saxon Cities of Sibiu and Brasov, visit the unique Turda Salt Mine and discover Peles Palace, the former residence of the Royal Family.
In Sighisoara, join us in the dungeon of a medieval hotel for the best Halloween Party. Enjoy a shot of ‘tuica’, also known as ‘water of fire’, followed by a delicious festive dinner. Attend an unforgettable program including a breathtaking magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
Once you recover from our amazing party, travel to Bran Village. Join our organized group at the entrance and take advantage of our ‘skip the ticket office line’. Go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun party on the grounds.
7-Days Vampire Itinerary – Best Vacations to Transylvania
The Vampire edition of our 7-Days tour departs on every Saturday between May and October. Our English speaking guide collects you from Bucharest. Visit Snagov Monastery and then travel to Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s old mountain retreat. Explore the impressive Corvinesti Castle – the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel or the iconic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
Special events include our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions, followed by a fun Evening Sitting in Turda.