Welcome to Transylvania! Throughout the year, we organize several package holidays Romania designed to help you discover the best cultural and historical attractions in our country. From 11-days Study Trips addressed to large groups of students to 1 or 2-days short breaks, each of our tours has something special to offer. Regardless of your itinerary, you will enjoy a memorable experience in the land of Dracula!
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Besides the regular Halloween itineraries, we organize an extended experience, 10-days long, which departs from Budapest. You will meet our experienced English speaking guide at Budapest Airport. From the Hungarian capital, head for Tokaj and enjoy a glass of Dracula’s favorite wine. After that, cross the border in Romania. Accommodate at a 3* hotel in Satu Mare and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.
In Romania, our 10-days Halloween tour includes cultural highlights such as the unique Merry Cemetery in Sapanta or the Village Museum in Sighetul Marmatiei. You will meet interesting people such as a famous wood-craftsman who will teach you how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s descriptions. On your fourth day, arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, and attend our Halloween Party in Transylvania. Have fun at our special events (such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead) and party till morning.
After getting some rest, visit the Clock Tower History Museum and the Medieval Weapons Collection before driving to Bran Village. This evening, attend the unique Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Other highlights included in this itinerary are Rasnov Fortress, the Medieval Saxon cities of Brasov and Sibiu or Corvinesti Castle. On Day 9, return to Hungary. Visit Szeged, also known as the Sun City and then travel to Budapest. Enjoy a farewell dinner and, the next morning, head to the airport for your return flight.
The flagship tour in our catalog, the 7-Days Halloween itinerary received a lot of praise in the media. Fodor’s Travel guide included this trip in their Top 10 Must-Do Adventures. Furthermore, Tour Radar named the Awarded 7-Days Halloween tour the ‘Tour Of The Year 2019’.
Meet our experienced English speaking guide in Bucharest. Visit Snagov Monastery, Dracula’s alleged burial place, followed by Poienari Fortress or the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Next, travel to Hunedoara and visit Corvinesti Castle before driving to Turda to discover the unique Salt Mine. On your fourth day, accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. The next day, arrive in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler and attend our amazing Halloween Party. Special events include a breathtaking magic show, followed by an impressive ballet performance and by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.
The next morning, travel to Bran Village and get ready for the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service and enjoy a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun party. Your final day in Transylvania includes visiting Pelisor Castle, which is part of the Royal Residence complex of Peles Palace. In the evening, arrive in Bucharest to conclude your tour.
Our private package holidays Romania usually depart on customer request. However, this particular tour needs to depart on a set date in order to coincide with the Halloween Parties included. First of all, we require a group of minimum 4 people to begin this itinerary.
Your guide collects you from Bucharest. Visit Poienari Citadel – Dracula’s fortress in the mountains, followed by the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Attend our Halloween Party in Sighisoara and, the following morning, travel to Bran Village for the popular Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of the castle and then party till morning. On your last day, visit Snagov Monastery before returning to Bucharest airport.
This 5-days private tour offers two major advantages over regular itineraries: you get to travel with your friends and family only and you can set your own departure date.
Our English speaking guide collects you from Cluj-Napoca airport. Your first destination is Bistrita Citadel, where you can discover the Jonathan Harker saloon at the Golden Crown Restaurant. This is where Bram Stoker’s character enjoyed one last meal before meeting Count Dracula. Accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass. The next day, discover Targu Mures and Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
The next morning, travel to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Explore this impressive attraction and then visit Rasnov Peasant Citadel. Conclude your day in the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. On Day 4, travel to Sibiu, an impressive city filled with amazing tourist attractions. On the way there, visit Fagaras Citadel. Enjoy a traditional evening in the village of Sibiel, where you will accommodate in guesthouses. In the morning, return to Cluj-Napoca. Enjoy a tour of the city before driving to the airport for your flight home.
We organize two versions of this itinerary, one departing from Bucharest and the other from Cluj-Napoca. Meet our experienced English speaking guide and travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Enjoy our fun Halloween Party and attend special events such as our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
On your second day, drive to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and go on a brief city tour. Afterwards, arrive in Bran Village. Accommodate at your hotel and then join us for the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. Party till morning and then return to Bucharest or Cluj-Napoca depending on your tour.
Around Halloween, we organize 2-days itineraries focused on our party in Sighisoara Citadel. These itineraries depart from Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov or Bucharest. Our English speaking guide collects you from one of these cities and drives you to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.
The price includes transfer to Sighisoara and back, as well as accommodation for one night and access to our Halloween Party with all its benefits. During our party, enjoy a delicious festive dinner and attend special events such as an unforgettable magic show, an impressive ballet performance and our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. The next morning, we transfer you back to the starting point.
Besides the 2-days Halloween tour with Party in Sighisoara Citadel, we also organize a similar experience which includes the popular party at Bran Castle.
This itinerary departs from Bucharest and includes transfers from Bucharest to Bran and the other way around, one breakfast and one traditional dinner, accommodation for 1 night and access to the Halloween Party at Bran Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service, go on a unique night tour of Dracula’s Castle and then party till morning.
This 7-days itinerary departs on a weekly basis, between May and October. Depart from Bucharest and visit Snagov Monastery, Vlad the Impaler’s alleged burial place, followed by Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s mountain refuge. From here, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, where you can admire a large number of attractions such as the Bridge of Lies.
On your third day, travel to Hunedoara and visit the impressive Corvinesti Castle, one of the most beautiful Gothic style castles in Transylvania. In the evening, arrive in Turda and attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. Have fun at an Evening Sitting and, after a good night’s sleep, visit the unique Salt Mine, followed by a city tour of Cluj-Napoca.
Other attractions included in our 7-days Vampire tour are Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov or the iconic Bran Castle. On the last day of the tour, visit Peles Palace, a former Royal residence now turned into a museum. After that, travel to Targoviste and discover the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s old court. In the evening, return to Bucharest.
Besides the 7-days Vampire itinerary, we also organize a 3-days short break departing throughout the year, on customer request. Depart from Cluj-Napoca and visit impressive highlights such as Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or Turda Salt Mine. Attend our special event, the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead and join us at a fun Evening Sitting.
Our 11-days Study Trips are designed for large groups of students. Ideally, you should book this itinerary for a group of 10 – 15 people or more. Bring your students to Transylvania and let them discover the land of Dracula!
Highlights include Snagov Monastery, The Old Royal Court in Targoviste, Peles Palace or the iconic Bran Castle. In the Bran region, discover impressive caves such as Valley of The Citadel or Bat’s Cave and visit Rasnov Citadel. From here, travel to Poienari Citadel. Climb over 1400 stairs to Dracula’s old mountain refuge and then visit the famous Curtea de Arges Monastery.
Your study trip continues with the Village Museum in Sibiel, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and Turda, where you will attend the unique Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead. From Turda, head to the Apuseni Mountains and discover impressive places such as Bear’s Cave, Meziad Cave or Scarisoara Cave (which hosts one of the largest underground glaciers in the world). The next day, discover Huda lui Papara Cave before traveling to Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, where you will accommodate.
On the 9th day of your tour, meet a famous woodcraftsman in Sacel and learn how to carve the perfect wooden stake. Optionally, you can visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, a truly unique place in the world, where the graves are accompanied by wooden crosses. Each cross contains a caricature of the deceased along with a funny epitaph about their lives.
Next, get ready for a memorable experience! Go on a Steam Train Ride on Vaser Valley and discover the natural scenery of Maramures in a valley devoid of human population. On the last day of your tour, return to Cluj-Napoca and get ready for your trip home.
If you are looking for the perfect vacation, the first criteria you have in mind is most likely the price. Even if you are not limited by the budget, you need to know the costs so you can plan ahead. The prices of our tours differ depending on several factors:
- Is it a regular tour or a private itinerary?
- Is it a Short Break or a 7-days tour?
- What does the tour include?
- What type of accommodation do the travelers choose?
First of all, you should know that private itineraries cost more than their regular counterparts because they are organized for your group only and they take place at a date which suits you best. This means that you will benefit from the same services as larger groups, but they will be performed just for you, at the same high quality standards.
Short Breaks are obviously cheaper than 7-days or 11-days itineraries because they involve less accommodations, dinners and tourist attractions. If you take a look at our catalog, you will notice that longer tours which include more special events and more attractions naturally cost more. Regardless of your choice, we guarantee you that the experience is worth it!
Some tours allow you to choose between different types of accommodation, usually either 3* or 5* hotels. The 3 or 4 stars accommodations included in our itineraries are carefully selected by us and provide great services during your stay. Still, if you’d rather choose a 5* accommodation, we can arrange that as well. Just let us know so we can book the hotel and adjust your price accordingly.
On average, expect our 7-days itineraries to cost around €1200, while short breaks revolve around €600-700. Read on for more specific information.
11-Days Study Trips and the 10-Days Halloween from Budapest itinerary
The longest itineraries in our catalog are the 11-days Study Trips. These tours include a large number of cultural and historical attractions and offer you the chance to go on unique experiences such as the Steam Train Ride on Vaser Valley. We organize two distinct Study Trips, titled “Transylvania’s Undying Legend” (€1790/1999 for single travelers) and “Dracula Tours for Schools” (€1557/1837 for single travelers*)
*Since these tours depart for groups only, take note that by “Single Travelers” we refer to people who prefer to accommodate alone rather than share a room.
Our 10-days Halloween tour departing from Budapest, on the other hand, costs €1790 or €1999 for single travelers.
Prices for 7-days Package holidays Romania
Throughout the year, we organize the 7-Days Dracula tour in Transylvania which costs €1159. Furthermore, you can choose our Best of Romania edition, including 4 special dinners and accommodation in a castle style hotel, all for €1181. In July, we organize a special edition of the 7-days tour, including a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and a fun Masquerade Party, for the same price of €1159.
The Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour, which includes up to three unforgettable parties, costs €1299 or €1419 for Single Travelers.
How much do Short Breaks in Transylvania cost?
Our shortest tours take place on Halloween. We organize a 1-day Halloween City Break in Sighisoara which includes accommodation, meals and access to our Halloween Party. This costs €249. Meanwhile, the 1-day tour with Halloween Party at Bran Castle includes accommodation, dinner and the popular party at Dracula’s Castle for the price of €259 or €288 for single travelers.
Furthermore, we organize 2-days tours including our Halloween Party in Sighisoara. These itineraries depart from Sibiu, Cluj, Brasov or Bucharest and include accommodation for one night and access to our party and all the benefits that come with it (dinner and special events) for the price of €439/€479 for a single room.
Additionally, the 2-days Halloween Party at Bran includes transfer from Bucharest to Bran and back, accommodation and access to the popular Party at Dracula’s Castle. The price for this itinerary is €369 or €399 for single travelers.
Prices for 3-days Short Breaks – Package Holidays Romania
Throughout the year, we organize a 3-days Vampire Short Break departing on customer request. This itinerary departs for groups of at least 2 persons and it costs €569 or €666 for Single Travelers. Additionally, our catalog includes Halloween editions of this tour, departing from Cluj and Bucharest. These include our Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and the popular party at Bran Castle.
Prices for food and transportation in Romania
Our tours usually include breakfasts and dinners. If you want to have lunch, you will have to purchase it yourself. For this reason, you should know the average cost of food in Romania. This way, you can prepare your budget for the journey. According to Budget Your Trip, the average cost of food in Romania is about 104 lei/day, but it can vary depending on what you eat and the type of restaurant you choose.
Meanwhile, according to the same source, travelers spend around 79 lei/person on local transportation. This sum can be different depending on whether you choose a taxi or public transportation. Here are a couple of quotes from Budget Your Trip, related to food and transportation costs:
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.
Romania is, in general, a safe country and statistics are backing this claim up. For instance, the Global Terrorist Database ranks our country at 138/163, which means that no terrorist attacks have occurred here. Furthermore, the Global Peace Index ranks Romania on position 22/163 countries. This index analyses militarization, society and security and domestic and interest conflict.
The crime rate in Romania is low, ranking below the European average. However, corruption is still at a high level. If you encounter situations where authorities propose a solution which seems like it’s outside the law, you should refuse such an agreement. Sometimes they claim that their proposal is ‘mutually beneficial’, but accepting to take part in these schemes can land you in trouble on the long run. The best course of action is to always insist on legal justification.
Need to Know before traveling on Package Holidays Romania
- 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
We provide transfer between attractions during our itineraries, so chances are you might not need to drive in Romania at all. Just in case, though, you should know that traffic is generally very crowded in cities and parking spots are hard to find. Outside cities, you may encounter carts and animals on the road.
If you intend to use public transportation within a city, take into account that buses or the subway are much cheaper than a taxi ride. The compromise, though, is that they can also be overly crowded.
On taxi rides you may run into shady drivers who will take advantage of you being foreign and drive you around in circles to increase the amount on the meter. You should always have cash on you because taxi drivers don’t usually carry card readers. An alternative to regular taxis are ridesharing services like Uber and Taxify, which are available in all the big cities.
While muggings rarely happen in our country, pickpocketing is, unfortunately, very common. Pay attention to your surroundings and keep your belongings within eyesight. This way, you can avoid thieves who take advantage of crowded places and cut your purse open in order to steal your money. The best way to protect your valuables is to leave them at the hotel’s safe rather than carry them around with you.
Do not accept offers from people who exchange money on the street. These are scammers and their offers are never beneficial to you. Our advice is to look for exchange houses or banks, which are available in every city. Usually exchange houses offer better rates than banks. Also, since this is a frequently asked question, you can pay almost everywhere with a credit card, so you don’t need to carry large amounts of cash with you.
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.
Sometimes holidays can take an unexpected turn. You should be prepared for any situation you encounter and the best way to do this is to get your travel insurance. Without one, you or your family can suffer financially if something goes wrong.
Travel Insurance is crucial if you find yourself in need of medical assistance. Healthcare outside your country can get quite expensive. You are unlikely to receive free care or for the cost to be subsidized. Therefore, travel insurance helps you because you can rely on your insurer to cover the necessary payments.
Throughout the year, we organize 1, 2, 3 or even 7-days itineraries. We cover the most important Dracula related places as well as important cultural and historical attractions. If the presented itineraries do not satisfy you, you we can arrange a private tour as well.
Find out what each tour includes and what is the perfect length for you. Choose your favorite itinerary and get ready for an experience you won’t forget!
1-Day Itineraries in Transylvania
We organize two 1-day itineraries in Transylvania, both revolving around a fun Halloween Party. The first tour takes place in Sighisoara Citadel and includes accommodation, meals and our fun Halloween Party. Meanwhile, the other experience is designed for people who want to attend the Halloween Party at Bran Castle. It includes accommodation in Bran and access to the event.
2-Days Halloween Package Holidays Romania
Our 2-days short breaks are also designed with the best parties in Transylvania in mind. One of these itineraries focuses on our Halloween Party at Bran Castle. It includes transfer to Bran Castle and back, accommodation in a 3* hotel, a breakfast, a dinner and access to the popular party at Dracula’s Castle.
Meanwhile, the 2-days Halloween tour including our party in Sighisoara includes departure from Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu or Bucharest, as well as accommodation, breakfast and a dinner.
3-Days Short Breaks in the land of Dracula
Have fun on shorter versions of our Awarded 7-Days tour, discover the most important Transylvanian highlights and enjoy special events. Our catalog includes a 3-Days Vampire Tour departing from Cluj-Napoca. Visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle and Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions. This itinerary departs on customer request.
In addition to the Vampire Short Break, you can also attend 3-days Halloween itineraries departing from Cluj or Bucharest. Attractions for both tours include Sighisoara Citadel – where you can attend our amazing Halloween Party – and Bran, where you are invited to the popular Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle. On the last day of your tour, return to Cluj or Bucharest to conclude your itinerary.
7-Days Package Holidays Romania
Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour
The flagship tour in our catalog, the Awarded 7-Days Halloween, includes up to three fun parties. Fodor’s Travel Guide placed this itinerary in their Top 10 Must-Do Adventures list.
Throughout your 7 days in Transylvania, you will visit impressive Dracula related places such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass or the iconic Bran Castle. Other important attractions included in this tour are the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle, Turda Salt Mine, Cluj-Napoca or the Royal Peles Palace.
In Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, attend our amazing Halloween Party in Transylvania. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by an entertaining program. Enjoy a breathtaking magic show, followed by an impressive ballet performance and by our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
The second Halloween Party included in the Awarded 7-Days tour takes place at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Take advantage of our skip the ticket office line service and go on a unique night tour of the castle followed by a fun party on the grounds.
Package Holidays Romania – 7-Days Vampire Tour
Besides the Halloween edition, we organize a 7-days Vampire itinerary in Transylvania which runs throughout the year, between May and October.
Your itinerary departs from Bucharest. Meet our English speaking guide and go on an unforgettable tour. Discover highlights such as Snagov Monastery, Poienari Fortress, the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu, Corvinesti Castle or Turda Salt Mine. While in Turda, attend our Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead and joins us for a fun Evening Sitting. The 7-days Vampire tour continues with Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Bran Castle, Brasov, Peles Palace and the ruins of the old Royal Court in Targoviste.