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Dracula Tours – Join us on our Awarded Halloween itineraries in Transylvania! Discover the best Dracula related highlights and explore impressive historical and cultural places.

In addition, attend three fun parties taking place in Sighisoara Citadel, at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle and in a third venue which we will reveal soon.


Dracula Tours – 7-Days Halloween Itinerary Awards

This awarded 7-days tour was included in the Top 10 Must-Do Adventures by Fodor’s Travel Guide.

The tour was named 2019 Tour of the Year by Tourradar at Events section.


Dracula Tours – Highlights of the Awarded 7-Days Tour

Day 1
visit Snagov Island where, according to the legend, Vlad Tepes was buried after his assassination
welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top Romanian traditional restaurants

Day 2
visit of Poienari, to see the ruins of Vlad’s old and faithful Poenari fortress
traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu

Day 3
Corvinestilor Castle, one of the most beautiful Gothic castles in Eastern Europe
vampire menu for dinner in a Dracula Castle themed hotel to understand why it worth killing for a meal

Day 4
the Salt Mines of Turda,  a womb deep in the earth  transformed into a modern architectural wonder -complete with amusement park, recreational facilities and underground salt lake you  can sail on

Day 5
The best Halloween Party from Transylvania -in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s Birthplace. Enjoy an intimate “dinner party”. The Halloween party from Sighisoara was rated by our previous clients as being the best from the tour – discover the schedule.
Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore-as seen on Travel Channel – learn more.
“Witchery Moments” with Eduard & Bianca –  amazing magic show, performed by two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians.
Vampire Hunting – an impressive ballet performance of professional ballet dancers led by Emilia and Dorin Milea, who were rewarded for the medal of Excellency for their cultural activity.
Open bar available until 01.00 am. The best Halloween party in Romania, Sighisoara citadel

Day 6
Halloween Party at Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween party -the edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. You can expect a party with a nice clubbing atmosphere. You can order drinks from the bar.
Night visit of Bran Castle decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous witches as hostesses. VIP Entrance (skip the 3 hours line) is guaranteed if you depart from the hotel in the same time with your guide

Day 7
Pelisor Castle, part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle. Pelisor impress the viewers with its combination of Art Nouveau style, Byzantine and Celtic elements.


Dracula Tours – 7-Days Halloween Short description

Day 1

Meet our experienced guide in Bucharest, at the reception desk of a 4* hotel – Moxa Boutique. Your first destination is Snagov Monastery, a monastic building located in the middle of Snagov Lake. Snagov is considered to be Dracula’s final resting place.

Find out if the Count is really buried here and then return to our capital. Go on an impressive city tour of Bucharest, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then retire at a cozy, centrally-located 4* hotel.

Snagov monastery seen in your Dracula Tours
Snagov monastery seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour and Best of Romania tours

 

Day 2

Your Dracula Tours experience continues at Poienari, an impressive mountain fortress used by Vlad the Impaler to take refuge from the attacking Ottomans.

Climb the 1480 stairs and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top.

Poenari Citadel – the real Dracula Castle seen in our Dracula Tours

Next, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Serve a traditional dinner and the accommodate in a 4* hotel.

Sibiu-City center dracula-tours-sibiu
Sibiu-City center

 

Day 3

Visit Corvinesti Castle – an impresive Gothic style construction. The castle was home to important historical characters such as ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. From here, your Dracula Tours – Awarded Halloween itinerary takes you to Turda.

Corvinesti Castle
Corvinesti Castle

In Turda, enjoy a special vampire dinner with a unique menu. Accommodate in Dracula themed 4* hotel described by our customers as a medieval fantasy with beds.

 

Day 4

Begin the fourth day of your Dracula Tours with a unique highlight. Descend to the impressive Turda Salt Mines, visit the old galleries and then travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Turda Salt Mine - Dracula Tours

Go on an exciting city tour and admire the medieval buildings.

Next, follow into the footsteps of Jonathan Harker, the protagonist of Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. Arrive at Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, enjoy a delicious three course dinner and discover all the dark legends related to the Count.

 

Day 5
Get ready to discover the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler! Join us in Sighisoara Citadel, accommodate at a 3* medieval hotel and prepare for an unforgettable event!

Colorful streets of Sighisoara citadel

At 8 PM, you are invited to the basement of the hotel. This is where we organize our famous Halloween Party! Considered by many guests as the best from the tour!

tours-to-transylvania-Halloween party-sighisoara-dracula-tours

Enjoy a traditional festive dinner and strong Romanian beverages, accompanied by a special program.

Have fun attending a unique magic show!

The best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania -Australian tourists

During the party, the team performs the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, as seen on Travel Channel.

Sighisoara Halloween party-the best in Romania

Open bar is available until 01.00 -order what you want with no extra charges!

 

Day 6

The next morning, visit the main attractions in Sighisoara: the Clock Tower History Museum, the Church on the Hill or the unique Covered Stairs.

Admire this amazing citadel and then head to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov.
Drive through the city and admire unique buildings such as the Black Church.

After that, drive to Bran Village.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel situated next to Bran Castle and get your costume ready.

Bran Castle Decorated for Halloween

Join us at 7:00 PM and then take advantage of our skip-the-line service.
Attend a unique night tour of Bran Castle.

Halloween in Romania Halloween tours from Bucharest

After that, attend the amazing Bran Castle Halloween party in the grounds of the castle.

Bran Castle Halloween party aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween party in Transylvania

 

Day 7

On your last day in Transylvania, drive to Sinaia, the pearl of Romania’s mountain resorts.
Visit Pelisor Castle, which is part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle.

Peles Castle from Sinaia
Peles Castle from Sinaia

After that, arrive in Bucharest late in the evening. Our guide drops you off at the airport or Moxa Boutique Hotel hotel.

This is just an overview of your Dracula Tours.
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Dracula Tours Romania on Halloween – Departure dates

Departure dates for Dracula tours on HalloweenPrice per person (price based on 2 persons sharing a double room)Single travelerAvailability
7 day tour. Departure from Bucharest (10.00 GMT +02:00)

October 25, 2021

Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and then Halloween Party at Bran Castle included. 

€ 1299€ 1419Guaranteed departure

October 24, 2022

Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and then Halloween Party at Bran Castle included. 

€ 1299€ 1419Guaranteed departure

Departure Guaranteed

These tours are guaranteed to depart on the dates given, as we do not insist on a minimum number of bookings before departure.


Dracula Tours – Awarded Halloween 7-Days Trip – Itinerary map

map of the Halloween in Romania awarded Dracula tour


Book your 7 Days Halloween tour now!

We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.

  • MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
  • We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.

  • At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
  •  The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.

 


Available for free if:
You don’t have a reflection in the mirror,
You decompose when sunlight strikes you,
You’re over 200 years old,
Can use your wings to fly to Transylvania,
Well, this holiday is free for you! Come join your fellow vampires in Transylvania:-)
Blood treats not included!

 

Other mentions

Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.


Media Mentions

We’re pleased to say that Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts:
more details here

Halloween tours in Transylvania on the national news

Please activate Caption button to see the news with English subtitles.

Awarded 7-Days Halloween Tour Highlights:

 


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Find out what documents you need for your spouse, children or other relatives if they are not EU nationals.

When travelling to or from a non-Schengen country, like Romania, you must show a valid ID or passport. Before travelling, check what documents you must have to travel outside your home country and to enter the non-Schengen country you plan to visit.

 

Documents for minors travelling in the EU

In addition to their own valid travel document (passport or ID card), if Romanian minors are travelling accompanied only by an adult other than their parents/legal guardian(s), they must have written consent to travel signed by both parents and/or legal guardian(s) and certified by a notary.

This consent must state:

  • the itinerary
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The accompanying adult must present:

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If they are travelling with one of their parents, they must show written consent (certified by a notary) from the other parent allowing them to leave the country. This consent is not necessary if the accompanying parent can prove:

  • that custody of the minor was granted by a court
  • that the other parent is deceased
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Minors can leave Romania without presenting the declaration, even where there is no consent from either of the parents or the legal guardian, if:

  • the minor Romanian citizen moves to his / her residence to the country of destination
  • the accompanying adult justifies the need for the trip by the fact that the minor is to receive medical treatment which is not possible in Romania and without which his/her life or health would be in serious danger. This must be backed up by documentary evidence, either issued or endorsed by the Romanian medical authorities, stating the time period and state(s) where the treatment is to take place.
  • the accompanying adult justifies the need for the trip by the fact that the minor is travelling for educational purposes or to participate in an official competition. This must be backed up by documentary evidence stating the time period and the state(s) where the minor will study or compete.

Other than their own valid travel document, no particular extra official authorization is required for minors of other EU countries to enter Romania.

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What is package travel?
Your travel is considered as a package when:

1. You book travel services put together by or with the help of a trader, such as a tour operator or an online or offline travel agency under a single contract

or

2. You book travel services under separate contracts with individual providers and one of the following conditions is met:

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  • the services are sold to you at an inclusive or total price
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A combination of a travel service, such as accommodation, and another tourist service, such as a guided tour, admission to a concert or sports event, or rental of sports equipment, can only be classed as a package if the other tourist service accounts for 25% or more of the overall value of the trip, or if that service is an essential feature of the trip.

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  • travel destination (itinerary, dates and duration of the stay, details of any transfers, visits or excursions) and a list of services included
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Information on passport and visa requirements

Information on complaint-handling procedures, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms and, where appropriate, the ADR entity, and the online dispute resolution platform
You should also receive clear information on your rights, based on an EU standardised form, explaining that you have been offered a package and outlining your rights.

 

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Price increase: The organiser may increase the price of the package only if specific costs rise (for example, fuel prices). This must be clearly explained in the contract and cannot be applied any later than 20 days before the start of the package. If the price increase is more than 8% of the total price of the package, you have the right to end the package contract without a termination fee.

If you cannot travel you may:

  • Transfer the package to another person: under certain conditions, you can transfer your package to another person, although you can be charged a reasonable fee for this, up to the actual cost incurred by the organiser to transfer your package travel contract.
  • Terminate the contract: the organiser may however deduct a reasonable fee from your refund, depending, in particular, on the timing of your cancellation.

These rights are independent of any rights you may have under a cancellation insurance policy that you have taken out.

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If the trader you booked your holiday with goes bankrupt, you are protected by insolvency protection. This can be a fund, an insurance or any other mechanism in place in your EU country. This will refund any payments you may have made and will, if required, repatriate you if transport was included in your package

 

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Itineraries

Day 1

Bucharest - Snagov - Bucharest (about 1h driving)

Welcome to Romania ! 10:00 AM - Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. Be prepared to immerge into the legend. Drive to Snagov to visit Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination. The monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows the architectural pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece. Return to Bucharest and enjoy a city tour. Your first day in Romania ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top traditional restaurants. Your accommodation is in a great 4* hotel.

Day 2

Bucharest - Poienari - Sibiu (309 km, 5h 20 min driving)

Morning drive to Poienari. Enjoy a morning visit of Poienari, to see the ruins of Vlad’s old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains , on a canyon formed by Arges Rives is perched high on a cliff, in fact a steep precipice. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view from the top you’ll need to climb over 1400 stairs. Late afternoon arrival in Sibiu. Evening in Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital for 2007. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the center of Romania 's German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania’s most beautiful cities. The city contains the largest concentrations of tourist attractions in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu.

Day 3

Sibiu – Hunedoara - Turda (272 km, 3h 18 min driving)

We leave the impressive medieval town of Sibiu and head next to Hunedoara. Visit Corvinestilor Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Romania. From Hunedoara, drive to Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere, home to one of the oldest Salt Mine in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, often referred to as a medieval fantasy with beds. Delight yourself with a vampire menu for dinner, a delicious reason to travel to Transylvania !

Day 4

Turda - Cluj-Napoca - Tihuta/Borgo Pass (191 km, 3h driving)

Prepare to descent to the heart of one of the biggest saline in Romania , the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Drive next to the city of Cluj Napoca to enjoy a city tour revealing beautiful medieval buildings such as Saint Andrews Cathedral. Today you’ll enjoy a stunning scenery, following the steps of Jonathan Harker to Borgo Pass– Bram Stocker’s character from Dracula novel. And here we are at Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass , a 3* hotel which was built in accordance to Bram Stokers imagination. Enjoy a delicious three course dinner and then gather around a huge bone fire and discover all the dark legends.

Day 5

Borgo Pass - Sighisoara (198 km, 3h 29min driving) - Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel

You can’t miss the best party from Sighisoara, that’s why we scheduled a late departure from Borgo Pass. So take your time, admire the incredible view, drink just one coffee - maybe you have the chance to take a nap during today. Next stop the medieval citadel of Sighisoara a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe ’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. 20 : 00 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for Halloween Party. You’ll enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead (as seen on Travel Channel), professional ballet dancers and witchery moments with 2 incredible young magicians.

Day 6

Sighisoara – Brasov - Bran (145 km, 2h 20 min driving) - Halloween Party at Bran Castle

Stroll around the streets of the old citadel; admire the Clock Tower, concentrating Sighisoara‘s history, the beautiful Church on the Hill and the unique Covered Stairs. Late afternoon arrival in the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South-Eastern Europe. 7:30 pm / The Ultimate Halloween Party at the Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle! Enjoy an unforgettable night tour of Bran Castle, meet the Wicked Fairies and get lost in their euphoric dance along with a glass of local red wine. Watch a horror movie projection and feel amazing being part of a great and dynamic Halloween After Party in the courtyard of Bran Castle until 4:00 am. There will be installed a big heated tent. Admission on Bran Castle property is available from 07:00 pm, you will set up departure hour with your tour guide.

Day 7

Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest (174 km, 2h 50 min driving)

Your last Romanian morning. Drive to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania, explore Pelisor Castle, part of the royal residence complex of Peles Castle. Pelisor impress the viewers with its combination of Art Nouveau style, Byzantine and Celtic elements. “Golden room” was design by the Queen Mary herself. Late arrival in Bucharest. Please have in mind that on Sunday’s there’s a heavy traffic from Bran to Bucharest. Estimated time of arrival in Bucharest: 7PM

Tour leader

English speaking guide services.


Accommodation 

3 nights in 4* hotels, 3 nights in 3* hotels, all accommodation hotels are centrally located. 

Pick up: Moxa Boutique Hotel on first day of the tour, at 10:00 am Bucharest local time (GMT+2).

Drop off: Airport/ Moxa Boutique Hotel on the last day of the tour, around 7:00 pm Bucharest local time (GMT+2).


Transportation

All transfers inside the tour by coach, minibus or car – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.


Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 dinners (4 special dinners: dinner with vampire menu in Dracula themed Restaurant in Turda, candle lit dinner in Hotel Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, traditional dinner in Bran) and Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace – 3 course dinner, Open Bar from 20.00 – 01.00, dessert – Sweets Bar. 


Entry fees to

Snagov Monastery, Pelisor Castle, Bran Castle, Salt Mines in Turda, Spider Web Painter in Medias, Clock Tower in Sighisoara.


Special events – 3 Halloween Parties in Transylvania

Halloween Party in Sighisoara: The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead, Vampiresa Huntig and many dark surprises.

Halloween Party at the Bran Castle includes: VIP entrance to the castle (skip the 3 hours line), night tour of the Bran Castle decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous Wicked Fairies and the Halloween Party until 04:00 am. It is recommended to keep in touch with your assigned guide and depart together with the group from the hotel toward the castle in order to benefit from the VIP entrance; if you are not going together with the group chances are that you will have to stay in line with the other party attenders.
IMPORTANT: Please have in mind that Halloween Party at Bran Castle is organized by administration of Bran Castle. Transylvania Live is not responsible for the content of the program/ changing’s, organizing manner or even cancellation. Transylvania Live provides only with the admission logistic.

*Please be cautious if you suffer from claustrophobia, are sensitive to intermittent lights and loud noises! Also, please consider the low temperatures and the fact that the stairs and alleyways can be slippery. For your saftey, plese listen to the instructions of the Castle’s personnel.

Third Halloween Party in Transylvania – The location for the third Halloween Party will be announced soon.

– Plane ticket

– Airport fees

– Photo & video tax

– Accommodation for the last day of the tour

– other not mentioned

 

 

 

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  1. :

    We had a wonderful holiday in Romania thank you.
    The Itinerary was very full and we enjoyed the accommodation and all of the visits.
    We now have much better idea about the history, geography, politics and social aspects of your amazing country.
    The included meals gave us a taste of your local cuisine, and the hotels were all very good and central to each location.
    It was so enjoyable to meet you all at Turda.
    It was a very personal touch.
    We particularly liked the hotel there.
    We liked our stay in Sibiu and would like to go back there.
    Thank you so much for arranging such a memorable holiday and we will certainly recommend you to our friends.
    We enjoyed our 3 nights in Bucharest at the end of the tour, particularly the Free Walking Tour and the Tour of the Parliament building [unbelievably grandiose]
    Thank you again to all of the Transylvania Live team

  2. :

    My sister Adrienne and I would like to sum up our experience in Transylvania in a word: very “worthwhile.”
    Our guide Claudiu was knowledgeable, responsible, courteous, and a great driver throughout Transylvania.
    All the sights and sounds of Transylvania were very interesting, educational and descriptive of life in Romania.
    We had fun with the younger set of travelers during the two Halloween festivities, in Sighisoara and Bran.
    We were very happy with the courteous and friendly treatment at Boutique Hotel Moxa; keep on using it.
    Romania is a very interesting country with lots of history to entice others to visit.
    We will share our experiences with others, happily.

  3. :

    My husband and I did the 7 day Halloween Tour with the 2 day Add-on trip.
    The company was very helpful and timely in their email communications during the planning process and leading up to the trip. We received detailed itinerary information and found the trip to be a great value for everything included and very easy to plan.
    The experience itself was AMAZING!
    We had a wonderful small group with a great driver and knowledgeable tour guide.
    The parties were a ton of fun, but we also loved seeing the castles, churches, fortresses, villages, towns, cities, forests and countryside.
    Our hotels had lots of character. They all included breakfast, and we also enjoyed the meals included in the tour.
    Keep in mind, changing hotels every night and carrying luggage up and down stairs when you pack.
    We aren’t sure how we will ever top this experience!
    Thank you, Transylvania Live!

  4. :

    Excellent vacation!!!!
    The Halloween parties were amazing.
    Our guide Christian was so accommodating, and a literal walking encyclopedia of Romanian History, Architecture, Legends and Jokes!
    Our driver “Dan” was funny and so personable.
    The Hotels were beautiful.
    Highly recommend!!!!

  5. :

    AMAZING EXPERIENCE – This trip has to be on everyone’s bucket list!!!
    We booked the 7 day Halloween in Transylvania and added on the 2 day Halloween at Bran Castle.
    Our main reason for booking was the Halloween parties.
    We traveled with another couple and booked direct with Transylvania Live via the internet. Initially we were skeptical at doing this but Hertha and her team were so helpful and patiently answered all of our questions and emails promptly and our trip went smoothly and exactly to plan.
    Our small group of 16 was the perfect size – it gave us an intimate, personalized tour experience with some great memories and we made lots of new friends!
    Our guide was professional, very knowledgeable and always eager to answer our questions. We learned through him that there was so much more to Romania than Bram Stokers’ Dracula.
    We came away from our trip not only thoroughly enjoying the 3 Halloween parties we attended but also thoroughly enjoying visiting the beautiful towns and historical places related to Vlad the Impaler and learning about the history and culture of Romania and its people.
    I would highly recommend Transylvania Live and their tours to anyone.
    I don’t think this will be our only trip to Romania – we will be back!!

  6. :

    This was the best Halloween I’ve ever had!
    Romania is beautiful especially the views of Transylvania.
    We visited important places of Vlad Tepes history and our guide was very knowledgeable.
    During Halloween we had 3 different parties in 3 different locations across Transylvania and each was different from the other.
    Our group was under 20 people which made it easy to make new friends during the trip.
    I highly recommend this tour if you want to learn more about Dracula

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  • Price for 2 travelers sharing a room
    Monday
    October 26, 2020
    7 days
    Sunday
    November 1, 2020
    2 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 2 - 20 Pax ) 1,299.00 1,289.00 /Person

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  • Price for single traveler
    Monday
    October 26, 2020
    7 days
    Sunday
    November 1, 2020
    1 - 1 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 1

    Adult ( 1 - 1 Pax ) 1,419.00 0.00 /Person

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  • Price for 2 travelers sharing a room
    Monday
    October 25, 2021
    7 days
    Sunday
    October 31, 2021
    2 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 2 - 20 Pax ) 1,299.00 1,289.00 /Person

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  • Price for single traveler
    Monday
    October 25, 2021
    7 days
    Sunday
    October 31, 2021
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    Available Seats: 1

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Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US). You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice.

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions, please visit us on line at: https://visit-transylvania.eu/terms.html .

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Transylvania Live - Expert in Transylvania a cancellation charge as stipulated below: 89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee; 88–61 days, loss of deposit. 60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price; 30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

Please check with the airline company for limitations. Anyway is good to pack light, some of the hotels – historical buildings do not have elevators.

Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides. Other languages speaking guides are also available.

We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail.

Most of our tours operate with minimum 2 persons, especially private tours. Please check the information for every listed tour on our website for the minimum required number of persons.

The tour has a general audience as it targets people interested in history, culture, customs and beliefs. Group size can be between 4-26 people. Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-45.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.

A minimum age of 8 years is required on non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour page. A client under 18 years of age and travelling alone during the tour period shall provide Transylvania Live with written consent of his/her guardian. Clients under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We only accept VISA and MasterCard. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank at their rate. We accept USD and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group. Contact us!

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.

In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 723 565 255 or send an e-mail at office@visit-transylvania.us .

Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.

If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.

Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some of the local currency from USA or you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3 ; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $10 - $18, 3 course dinner: $15 - $ 20. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time, two hours ahead of GMT, seven hours ahead of New York and ten hours ahead of Los Angeles. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest

The dress code in Romania is the same as all over Europe (think France, Germany, UK or Italy). Wearing jeans, t-shirts/sweatshirts and athletic shoes is standard casual in Romanian. Plenty of designers’ shops are to be found in major cities: Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu, where people are more pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Champs Elysees in Paris when it comes to “fashionists” (costs are similar too). The malls are well supplied with designers’ clothes and with respect to the prices, a great deal of our clients found the Romanian costs to be more acceptable than the ones in US. With regards to the restaurants’ dress code, something casual is sufficient. You can wear whatever you would wear at home. To satisfy dress codes for churches and monasteries, men and women are requested to cover their arms and legs (no shorts above the knees or sleeveless garments).