Halloween in Transylvania

Transylvania. The name itself is enough to send an icy chill down the spine of even the most fearless adventurer. Now imagine being there, in person, when the clock clangs midnight on Halloween! At odds with its creeptacular reputation, Romania ranks as one of Europes most charming and underexplored regions, beguiling visitors with its stunning Gothic architecture, enveloping forests, and friendly people. But as idyllic as it is by day, the real fun happens at night particularly Halloween, when well treat you to a costume party in an authentic castle. Think youre not afraid of the dark? You will be.

Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Festivals, Local Culture & Cuisine, Photography, History, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 131231
Starts: Bucharest, Romania Finishes: Bucharest, Romania
You will visit
  • Bucharest
  • Bucharest



Day 1: Bucharest

There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Bucharest/Sibiu (1B)

With time, opt to head out of town and visit the open air museum of Traditional Folk Civilization.

Included Activities:
Poenari Castle Visit
Orientation Walk

Stop at Poenari Castle en route.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Sibiu/Braşov (1B)

Get to know the city on an orientation walk and check out Bran Castle, impressively situated on a rock outcrop.

Use some free time in Brasov to explore the baroque architecture and beautiful squares.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Bran Castle Visit

Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)


Day 4: Braşov/Sighișoara (1B)

Journey on to Sighisoara through a route that winds through beautiful old german villages. Stop for a visit at Rupea citadel, a 13th century fortress. After arriving in Sighisoara, take a tour of the old town, and learn about the birth story of Vlad "The Impaler".

Opt to sample some Romanian cuisine—the Casa Dracula (original home of Vlad) is now a restaurant specializing in hearty meat and game dishes of the region.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Sighișoara Old Town Visit

Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))


Day 5: Sighișoara/Hunedoara (1B, 1D)

Come in costume to a party at Hunyad's Castle, rumoured to be one of the most haunted places in Europe. Watch Count Dracula's wedding at midnight and continue the festivities well into the night.

Included Activities:
Hunyad's Castle Halloween Costume Party

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))


Day 6: Hunedoara/Bucharest (1B)

Enjoy free time to explore Bucharest's many attractions, including one of its best museums, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant.

Opt to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in the city's international cuisine.

Included Activities:
Snagov Monastery
Orientation Walk

Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))


Day 7: Bucharest (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • Ruins of Dracula's Poenari Castle visit
    • Sibiu orientation walk
    • Halloween party at haunted Hunyad Castle
    • Sighisoara orientation walk
    • Visit Rupea
    • Brasov orientation walk
    • Bran Castle visit
    • Bucharest orientation walk
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (6 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 6 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 1 dinner
    • Private bus
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Attend a special Halloween costume party in an authentic Gothic castle
  • Take a peek into the ruins of Draculas castle
  • Explore medieval towns including the Old World cities of Brasov and Bucharest
  • Learn the true story of the infamous "Vlad the Impaler"