7-Day Trip to Transylvania | Halloween Midnight Tales from Bucharest

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7-day tour with departure from Bucharest

  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Holiday Type
    Cultural Multi-Day Tours
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    2/8


All about the 7-Day Trip to Transylvania | Halloween Midnight Tales from Bucharest.

How are you spending Halloween this year? Will your story be inspired by a low-budget film or you’d rather have a personal experience? Well, if you want the real thing, we invite you here, in Romania, to the very place that gave birth to the most frightening and awe-inspiring legends, many of them still unknown.

Highlights
  • The Olt Valley
  • Sibiu city tour
  • Corvin Castle
  • Turda Salt Mine
  • Biertan fortified church
  • Sighisoara, one of the last inhabited fortress in Europe
  • Bran Castle
  • Brasov city tour
  • Halloween party
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transfer in a modern car/minivan from arrival till departure;
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in clean and cozy rooms in a centrally located hotel; All rooms have vampire protection shields;
  • 6 Generous breakfast buffets with fresh local products;
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide that will give you a comprehensive tour to understand the Romanian culture, and also protect you from the vampires;
  • Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary;
  • One welcome and one goodbye dinner to experience the local tradition;
  • Entrance ticket for the Halloween party;
  • Campfire to banish all the evil spirits.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • 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 fee;
  • Halloween costume;
  • Garlic, silver bullets, holy objects.
  1. Day 1 | 24th of October Arrival – Bucharest City Tour

    If you arrive in Romania for the first time, the first city to greet you is Bucharest. The atmosphere will be quite similar to many other capitals: new buildings, historical monuments and the hustle-bustle of a restless city. It’s here that your journey to another world starts, one populated by vampires, mythical creatures and weird phenomena that failed to get an explanation on Discovery channel.

    Only a few kilometers away from Bucharest we’ll reach a charmed islet in the middle of a lake, with a small chapel inhabited by only one monk. The former church is now in the depths, covered by waters, and people say that on stormy days its sunken bell can be heard tolling.

    The evening is devoted to the old historical center; the narrow streets nowadays filled with stylish bistros and cafés used to be witnesses of public trials whose merciless judge was the Wallachian prince Vlad the Impaler (Romanian Vlad Ţepes), Dracula himself. Your Halloween in Transylvania begins with a dinner at the restaurant. Must. Not. Include. Garlic.

    Overnight in Bucharest.

  2. Day 2 | 25th of October Bucharest – Sibiu

    After breakfast, we head out to Sibiu following the former trade routes taken hundreds of years ago by armies, caravans or fugitives and visit the old town with its large and picturesque square, and learn the secrets guarded by the city walls and the catacombs underneath.

    This journey will take you through a place where nature has managed to stay wild and fascinating. The Olt Valley is one of the most beautiful and conserved places in Romania, offering spectacular views to everyone who passes through its gorges.

    The city tour in Sibiu will include the old town whose attraction is the Main Square sheltering the Brukenthal Museum and the Roman Catholic Cathedral, and it continues with Huet Square where we’ll visit the Evangelical Church.

    Afterward, we’ll go through the passage of stairs and cross the famous Bridge of Lies.

    Overnight in Sibiu.

  3. Day 3 | 26th of October Sibiu – Hunedoara – Turda

    After breakfast we continue our journey through the region of Transylvania which has yet secrets to reveal, making your Halloween quite unforgettable.
    Today’s attraction is Corvin Castle whose visitors never forget it. Several international publications have 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. It’s your first night in Transylvania!

    Our journey takes us to Turda where we will visit a spectacular and quite unique site, due to its strange form. The salt mine consist of a huge subterranean cave carved in salt with hundreds of meters of galleries which open into halls. The biggest one is 90 meters tall and it has a lake at the bottom. The sights inside are otherworldly, attracting artists in search of spectacular views.

    Overnight in Turda.

  4. Day 4 | 27th of October Turda - Biertan – Sighisoara – Bran

    Today we’ll visit Biertan where we visit the famous fortified church dating back to the Middle Ages, whose bleak image inspired many novelists. Around mid-day we’ll get to a place where history mingles with everyday life: Sighisoara is one of the few European fortresses still inhabited. You’ll climb in the old tower, going up the same stairs as the former prisoners on their way to cells where they wouldn’t see daylight again.

    Sighisoara is closely related to the origins of Prince Vlad, without whom Dracula’s legend would have never existed. We’ll pay a visit to the house where Vlad Dracul was born; nowadays turned into a pub and restaurant, the legend-filled house is very popular among a certain audience.

    Our next stop is Bran, the place where all the magic happens.

    Overnight in Bran.

  5. Day 5 | 28th of October Bran - Brasov City Tour – Dracula Castle (Halloween Party) – Bran

    After having a healthy breakfast, we begin our day driving to the beautiful Brasov, where the Middle Age atmosphere is captured by the famous Gothic cathedral, the largest in Southeastern Europe, also called The Black Church.

    After a nice walk in the city center, we will go to the restaurant, where you will have a traditional lunch.

    The most beautiful and yet the most unsettling stories that weren’t enclosed in the pages of any book are those whose characters are simple, ordinary people who come from unreal times.

    In the evening you have the unique chance to visit Bran Castle, the castle of Count Dracula, lit by candlelight. Ielele, a kind of evil fairies present in the Romanian folklore will certainly try to lure you into the world beyond.

    The red wine, black vodka, and the evil fairies, these are some of the ingredients that will make your Halloween night amazing.

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

    Overnight in Bran.

  6. Day 6 | 29th of October Bran – Campfire

    After the Halloween Party, today is the day when everyone will relax. We will all sleep late and rest, and you will have the day at your disposal. In the evening we will have a campfire and a tasty dinner with fresh local products, in a traditional atmosphere.

    Overnight in Bran.

  7. Day 7 | 30th of October Bucharest - Departure

    On our last day, we will drive through the Prahova Valley and reach Sinaia, where you will visit the remarkable Peles Castle, built in the 19th century, according to the specifications of King Carol I, with the purpose of being the royal family’s summer residence. This is the place where Ceausescu couple wanted to move to, but the two have been fooled that in the castle is a deadly fungus that could threaten their life. This is obviously not true, but they believed it.

    After a great tour and a party at the castle, your Halloween holidays has come to an end, but the story will be continued.

In what languages can the tour be organized?

The tour is organized by default in English, but it can be organized in French or German upon request.

What is the pick-up location?

We will pick you up from your location. If you’re flying in from abroad, we will pick you up from the airport.

At what time does the tour start?

The tour starts at 09:00.

Overall Rating
5/5
Jessica B
Reviewed On 10/11/2016
5/5

We just got back from an 8 day Dracula Tour over Halloween, & it was absolutely fantastic! Transylvania is such a beautiful area of Romania and we can’t wait to return there again. The castles of Hunyad, Bran and Peles were jaw-dropping. The medieval towns of Sighisoara, Alba Lulia, and Sibiu were so lovely that you really feel like you’re stepping back in time. Driving through Transylvania surrounded by the hills and mountains made the trip that much more scenic and awe-inspiring. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip particularly fun and interesting. All of the restaurants we were taken to by our tour guide were top-notch and very well priced (about 12euro pp for a 3-course meal & drinks). We’re also very grateful to the travel agent(s) at Rolandia who were so helpful with booking our trip, and their quick and friendly responses whenever we needed them. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves history, nature, and a little bit of a spooky endeavor…

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