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to Rovis projects that support the sustainable
development of Romania.
All projects support the local communities
and ecosystems following the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
Ro-Vis
Romania for a
sustainable future
(ROVIS)
Joining this trip will redirect 10% of our profits
to Rovis projects that support the sustainable
development of Romania.
All projects support the local communities
and ecosystems following the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
Ro-Vis

Halloween in Transylvania

Celebrate Halloween ahead of time this year and make it count. Spend Halloween in Transylvania Romania, party in an authentic way, and enjoy a tour of Bran Castle during the night. We have prepared this Halloween tour for everyone that is interested in the most famous and frightening legend in the world - the legend of Count Dracula! Experience a Halloween party at Bran Castle - Transylvania's spookiest place and the castle of the famous vampire from Bram Stoker's novel. Through this Halloween tour, you will explore Dracula's country and some of the most important medieval castles in Romania, in a private vehicle with an assigned tour guide.

Trip Activities

castles

Explore the fairytale castles

churches

Admire the Gothic architecture of Biertan fortified church and the Black Church

count Dracula

Halloween party at Dracula's castle

local culture & cusine

Have a complete Romanian experience

museums

Find out interesting facts about Romania

Itinerary

Bucharest - Arrival

Upon arrival at Bucharest International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by the company staff that will transfer you to your hotel in Bucharest for overnight stay.

Accommodation in Bucharest

Arrival - Bucharest City Tour

Bucharest has the allure that many other capitals have: new buildings combined with historical monuments (such as the Palace of the Parliament) and the hustle of a restless city. Your journey in the country of supernatural and vampires will start from the capital city and it has so many included activities. This Dracula tour will let you explore all the places that are related to the mysterious phenomena and mythical creatures that failed to be explained.

 

In the evening you will visit Bucharest's Old Centre. The narrow streets from nowadays, which are filled with stylish bistros and cafes, are the place that public trials were held. The judge of these trials was the Wallachian prince Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes), the man that inspired the legend of Dracula. The day ends with a lovely dinner at a cozy restaurant.

 

Overnight in Bucharest.

Bucharest - Poenari Castle - Sibiu

After breakfast, you will begin your Halloween tour in Transylvania, and your destination for the day is the city of Sibiu. You will arrive there by following the former trade routes taken by armies, caravans, or fugitives hundreds of years ago, through the Carpathian Mountains. Once there, you will visit the beautiful historic city with its large and picturesque square and learn the secrets that have been guarded by the city's walls and the catacombs underneath.

On the way, if the weather allow us will have a stop at Poenari Castle. Built in 15th century by Vlad the Impaler is considered the real draculas castle. En route to the ruins of draculas poenari castle are 1480 steps to climb. 

This journey will take you to the Olt Valley, a place where nature remained in its pure and wild form. Olt Valley is a very well conserved and picturesque natural area in Romania. It offers a truly spectacular view to everyone that passes its gorges.

 

Sibiu city tour includes visiting some of the old town's heritage sites. Some of them are the Main Square, and the Roman Catholic Cathedral. You will also visit the Evangelical Church located in Huet Square. After passing the Stairs Passage, you will also get to cross the famous Bridge of Lies. If you have free time in Sibiu we have a list of things to do here. 

 

Overnight in Sibiu.

Sibiu - Hunedoara - Cluj-Napoca

After breakfast, your Halloween trip continues with exploring further the region and castles from Transylvania, that has yet more to reveal. It will make your trip unforgettable.

 

Today's main attraction is the medieval castle, Corvin Castle, whose visitors can never forget it. Several international publications included it among the most impressive castles in the world. To top it up, Corvin Castle might also feature in a top of awe-inspiring, haunted places.

 

Corvin Castle is definitely a place that you want to visit in Romania, a location taken out of a fairytale. Built-in more phases, starting from 1440, the castle is truly a Gothic work of art. The construction has three main areas of interest: the Knight's Hall, the Diet Hall, and the circular stairways. The castle was used both for defense and as a prison. It is said that the prison had a bear pit, where prisoners were thrown to be eaten by wild animals.

 

At the end of the day, you will reach Cluj-Napoca, the largest city in Transylvania and one of the largest student centers in Romania. After taking a walking tour through the Old City Center, you will have free time to explore the local cafes and bohemian restaurants near the hotel.

 

Overnight in Cluj-Napoca.

Cluj-Napoca - Biertan - Sighisoara - Bran

Your Halloween in Transylvania continues with a visit to Biertan Village. In there is located Biertan Fortified Church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back from the Middle Ages. It inspired many novelists with its cold appeal. The fortress was built somewhere in the 15th century and is one of the biggest fortified churches in Transylvania. The fort is a dominant landmark in the area as it has three defensive walls and eight towers.

Sighisoara Citadel is known to be the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the prince that is at the core of Dracula's legend. His name, Vlad Dracul, was inspired by his father's name, Vlad Dracul. Sighisoara is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Eastern Europe.

You will visit the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler at the house Casa Dracula (Dracula's house) and the Clock Tower. The house is situated next to a Dominican monastery, and today it hosts a pub and a restaurant. The legend-filled house is popular among the people that are interested in the famous vampire.

Your next stop is in Bran, next to Bran Castle - where all the magic is about to happen.

 

Overnight in Bran.

Bran - Brasov City Tour - Dracula Castle (Halloween Party) - Bran

After having breakfast, your first stop for the day is the city of Brasov. The town has a medieval ambiance given by the famous Gothic cathedral, The Black Church, the largest cathedral in Southeastern Europe. The edifice dates from the 14th century. However, due to many external factors, it was finalized only in the late 15th century. First known as Saint Mary's church, the edifice gained its actual name after a massive fire destroyed most of the construction. Its outside walls remained blackened as a repercussion. If you wander around the streets of Brasov, you cannot miss catching a glimpse of this iconic medieval church.

 

You will also take a city tour and get a glimpse of the most famous tourist landmarks. 

The evening is booked for your Halloween party at Dracula's Castle. You will have the chance to pick your Halloween costumes, get ready, and have a tour of Bran Castle in the most symbolic night of the year. The castle is going to be decorated for this special occasion. Even if you choose a fancy dress or only a cape will be impresed by the variety of costumes. Ielele, evil fairies from the Romanian folklore, will undoubtedly try to lure you into their world. If celebrating Halloween in Transylvanias spookiest medieval castle will make you feel uncomfortable, we recommend you to try the traditional Romanian food and the Romanian wine. These will definitely help.

 

*Be aware to party as hard as you can and not sit around as the living dead moroi will come and get you.

 

Count Dracula will be your host until past midnight, when he will invite you to his private party, in a tent placed in the Royal Park.


Overnight in Bran.

Bran – Peles Castle – Bucharest

The day after the Halloween party will start late so that everyone can sleep in and recharge. 

Your next stop is in Sinaia, where you will visit the the world's first castle fully powered by locally produced electricity. In its final form, Peles Castle stretches over a surface of 3200 square meters and it holds 160 rooms and over 30 bathrooms. The castle was home to one of the most important collections of paintings in Europe, and it is well-known for its large collection of over 4,000 European and Oriental weaponry.

 

Overnight in Bucharest

Bucharest - Departure

After a great Romania tour and a party at Bran Castle, your Halloween in Transylvania tour has come to an end and you will travel back to Bucharest, but the story will be continued…

What's included

  •   Transportation with a modern vehicle
  •   Accommodation for 7 nights in centrally located 4* hotels
  •   7 Generous breakfast buffets with fresh local products
  •  Professional English-speaking guide
  •   Entrance fees for the sites included in the itinerary
  •   One welcome and one goodbye dinner to experience the local tradition
  •   Entrance ticket for the Halloween party with Dracula theme
  •   Campfire to banish all the evil spirits

What's not included

  •   Airline tickets
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  •   Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs etc.
  •   Photography Fees
  •   Fees for procuring costumes for fancy-dress parties.
  •   Garlic, silver bullets, holy objects

Hotels

Concorde Old Bucharest Hotel
Location: Bucharest
Facilities: The hotel’s 38 stylish rooms offer ultra-modern comfort: solid wood furniture, various types of pillows with different degrees of comfort, spectacular views from the open windows, free Wi-Fi.
Description:

Concorde Hotel is located on the Franceză Street, one of the oldest streets in Bucharest. Coffee shops, parks, restaurants, shopping and business centers, public transport stations - everything within walking distance. A perfect start for your explorations!

Art Hotel
Location: Sibiu
Facilities: The hotel has 27 spacious and bright accommodation units. 22 rooms and 5 suites. They also have their own restaurant, Pablo, where they master the art of cooking
Description:
With a design specific to the boutique hotel concept, Art Hotel Sibiu is a "journey" among new and old textures and materials, preserved for hundreds of years, which now breathe at the same pace. Art Hotel is the newest 4-star hotel in the heart of Sibiu, situated on Centumvirilor Street, 200m from the Great Square, bordered by the fortification walls of medieval Sibiu.
Beyfin Hotel
Location: Cluj-Napoca
Facilities: Hotel Beyfin has 28 rooms and 3 suites, a spacious lobby, one fine dining restaurant, a belle view rooftop grill-bar and a well-equipped conference area.
Description:

The hotel is perfectly suited for both business and leisure accommodations and will inspire you with it's sumptuous interiors and modern facilities designed to suit all your business trip needs, while being close to the must-see corners of the city center.

Transylvania Inn
Location: Bran
Facilities: Wifi, Restaurant, 24/7 reception.
Description:

Transylvanian Inn is a family run hotel, in the heart of Transylvania. It is owned by the Addisons family (Alina and Phil based in London) and Alina’s family, based in Romania. It started with Phil’s dream to build an affordable, comfortable hotel in Romania, when he first visited the country in 1992.

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  • Special notes

    This is a tour available once a year.

    Single supplement is mandatory for solo travelers. 

We recommend

Although Romania has a unique beauty in each season, for this tour we recommend: