Halloween in Transylvania: 7-Day Tour
- Visit Bran/Dracula's Castle
- Celebrate Halloween in Transylvania
- Witness many of Romania's spooky historical landmarks
- Enjoy a party on Halloween night
If you arrive in Romania for the first time, the first city to greet you is Bucharest. Experience an atmosphere that 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 a parallel world starts, one populated by vampires, mythical creatures and, weird phenomena. Only a few kilometers away from Bucharest you will 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 water. Legend has it 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 that used to be witnesses to public trials whose merciless judge was the Wallachian prince Vlad the Impaler (Romanian Vlad Ţepes), Dracula himself. Your Halloween in Transylvania begins with dinner at a traditional restaurant. Spend the evening in Bucharest.
Day 2: Bucharest – Sibiu
After breakfast, head out to Sibiu and follow 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. 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. This sightseeing trip continues with Huet Square where you will visit an Evangelical Church.
Afterward, you will go through the passage of stairs and cross the famous Bridge of Lies. Enjoy an evening of rest and spend the night in Sibiu.
Day 3: Sibiu – Hunedoara – Turda
After breakfast, continue on your journey through the region of Transylvania, a place with many secrets to reveal. This location will make your Halloween night unforgettable.
Today’s attraction is Corvin gothic castle. See why 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.
Your journey takes you to Turda where you will visit the salt mine, 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 has a lake at the bottom. The sights inside are otherworldly, attracting artists from around the world in search of spectacular views. After this, you will spend the evening in Bran.
Day 4: Turda - Biertan – Sighisoara – Bran
Today you will visit Biertan and witness a famous fortified church dating back to the Middle Ages, whose bleak image inspired many novelists. Around midday, you will experience Sighisoara, one of the few European fortresses still inhabited. Climb in the old tower, 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. Pay a visit to the house where Vlad Dracula was born; nowadays turned into a pub and restaurant, the legend-filled house is very popular amongst tourists. Your next stop is Bran, the place where all the magic happens.
Day 5: Bran - Brasov City Tour – Dracula Castle (Halloween Party) – Bran
After having a healthy breakfast, begin your day by driving to the beautiful Brasov, where the Middle Age atmosphere is captured by the famous Gothic cathedral (the Black Church), the largest in Southeastern Europe. After a nice stroll in the city center, you will visit a restaurant where you will enjoy a traditional lunch.
In the evening you will have the unique opportunity to visit Bran Castle, the castle of Count Dracula, lit by candlelight. Succumb to the powers of Ielele, an evil fairy present in Romanian folklore as you make your way through this eerie place. Enjoy red wine and black vodka and let loose on Halloween night. Count Dracula will be your host until past midnight, at which point he will invite you to his private party in a tent placed in the Royal Park. Spend the night in Bran.
Day 6: Bran – Pelisor Castle – Bucharest
After the Halloween Party, you will enjoy a day of much-needed relaxation. Feel free to have a sleep in and rest, and once you're ready to go, you kick off the day with a drive through Prahova Valley. Arrive at Sinaia where you will visit the remarkable Pelisor Castle, the younger brother of Peles Castle. The construction was commissioned by King Carol I, and it was built between 1899 and 1902. It was meant to be the residence of the Romanian royals, King Ferdinand and Queen Marie. Here you will get to witness the fascinating architecture of this historically important place. In the evening you will reach Bucharest and stay overnight.
Day 7: Departure
After 7-days of excitement and a party at the castle, your Halloween holiday will come to an end. Finish your tour with a transfer back to your accommodation or airport departure terminal.
- Transfer in a modern car/minivan from arrival till departure
- Accommodation for 6 nights in clean and cozy rooms in a centrally located hotel
- Six generous breakfast buffets with fresh local products
- An informative, friendly and professional guide that will give you a comprehensive tour
- Entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary
- One welcome and one goodbye dinner
- Entrance ticket for the Halloween party
- Airline tickets
- Travel insurance
- Meals, other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- 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
- Pregnant women
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
- Passport or ID card
- Comfortable shoes