• Overview
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Reviews
  • Booking
  • FAQ

Halloween Dracula Castle – Best tours in Transylvania, the land of Dracula. Discover the best highlights and immerse yourself in the dark legends surrounding the Count. Furthermore, have fun at two amazing parties.

One of the parties takes place in Sighisoara Citadel, where Vlad the Impaler was born. Attend our special events (including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed as seen on Travel Channel) and then get ready for the second party, taking place at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.


Halloween Dracula Castle – Best Tours Highlights:

Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel– a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program including:

  • Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a strigoi – 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

The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

night visit to Bran Castle with VIP entrance– also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377. Usually on Halloween there is a 3 hours cue which we  will skip

Halloween Party in the grounds of Bran Castle

The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe

 


Brief itinerary of the best Halloween Breaks in Europe

Day 1
This edition of our tour of Transylvania including the best Halloween Dracula Castle experience begins in Bucharest. Our guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel.
After that, drive to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace.

Halloween Dracula Castle, Romania - Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula's birthplace
Sighisora Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace seen in Dracula tours in Transylvania Romania

 

Accommodate at a 3* medieval hotel and then get ready for our Transylvania Halloween Party.
Join us in the basement of the hotel at 8 PM.

Open bar-Sighisoara Halloween Party-Dracula tour from Brasov-Halloween Dracula Castle
Open bar-Sighisoara Halloween Party

Drink a shot of Romanian ‘water of fire’ and then enjoy a delicious three-course dinner.
There is an Open Bar available until 00.30 where you can order as much as you need without extra charge.

Our specially prepared program includes the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.

Transylvania Holidays Dracula Tours, Halloween Dracula Castle
Ritual Killing of a Living Dead at the Halloween Party in Transylvania, Dracula Tour

The magicians will then be at your disposal and entertain you with funny magic tricks.

Magicians Show at the best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania, Halloween Dracula Castle
Magicians Show at the best Halloween party in Transylvania, Sighisoara Citadel Romania

After that you will enjoy a Vampire Hunting show performed by professionals.

There will be costume contests and Best Howling at the moon contests.

Find more information about this party here.

 

Day 2
The next morning, stroll around the streets of Sighisoara and then visit the main attractions, including the Clock Tower Museum.

After that, head for the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov and then admire the old buildings, such as the Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in South-Eastern Europe. The church got its name after a massive fire blackened its walls.

Black Church seen in Dracula tours from Bucharest, Halloween Dracula Castle
Black Church seen in Dracula tours from Bucharest

Halloween Dracula Castle – Bran Castle Halloween Party 

The best Halloween Dracula Castle short break continues in Bran Village.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel in the vicinity of Dracula’s Castle (in walking distance).

Enjoy a festive traditional Transylvanian dinner and participate to a costume contest. Introduce your character to the other participants.

Bran Castle Halloween Party aka Dracula's Castle Halloween Party in Halloween tours in Transylvania, Halloween Dracula castle
Bran Castle Halloween Party aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween Party in Halloween tours in Transylvania

At 7:30 PM, join us for the ultimate Transylvania Halloween Party.
You will benefit from your VIP entrance privilege and you will skip the 3 hours line usually formed on Halloween evening.
Enjoy a unique night tour of Bran Castle, decorated for Halloween and populated with glamorous witches as hostesses.

After that you are invited in the courtyard to attend the Halloween Party at Bran Castle.

Bran Castle Halloween Party aka Dracula's Castle Halloween Party, Halloween Breaks Europe
Bran Castle Halloween Party aka Dracula’s Castle Halloween Party

 

Day 3
On your third day, say Good Bye to Bran castle and drive to Bucharest airport for the return journey.

bran castle halloween party, halloween breaks europe
Bran Castle Decorated for Halloween

Note that, due to heavy traffic, arrival will be late in the evening, at about 5 or 6 PM.

 

This is an overview of your unforgettable tour with Halloween Dracula Castle.
For more information, including the complete itinerary, please scroll up and then use the product’s menu to navigate.

 


Book your short break in Transylvania now!

Book this tour now and then follow in Dracula’s footsteps! During your itinerary with Halloween Dracula Castle, visit Sighisoara Citadel, followed by Brasov and then Bran village. Attend two unforgettable Halloween Parties.

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.

 


Departures:

Departure date Price per person
(based on double occupancy for 2 people travelling together )
Price for Single traveller Availability
3 day tour. Departure from Hotel Moxa, 10.00 am (GMT +02:00)
October 30, 2020€ 599€ 666limited spaces
October 29, 2021€ 599€ 666limited spaces

 

 


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.


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.

Itinerary of the tour with Halloween Dracula Castle

Halloween short break in Transylvania with 2 Halloween parties included: Bran Castsle Halloween party and Sighisoara citadel Halloween party


Media Mentions

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

 

Halloween Dracula Castle tour on the national news

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

Highlights:


Advice for European people traveling abroad

Check what travel documents you’ll need to cross the border into another EU country.

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
  • the dates of the journey
  • the identification of the accompanying adult

The accompanying adult must present:

  • the above mentioned consent signed by both parents
  • an extract of their own judicial record
  • if applicable, the documents proving the quality of the person (e.g. a flight attendant) designated by the transport company

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
  • that the other parent has been declared as missing or their parental rights have been revoked

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.

Package travel and linked travel arrangements

As a holidaymaker booking a package holiday and/or linked travel arrangements, you benefit from a high level of consumer protection under EU rules. If you buy a package, you have well-defined rights before and throughout the booking process, and up until your holiday ends, for example the right to pre-contractual information, the organiser’s liability for the proper performance of travel services included in your package and insolvency protection. These rights apply to packages purchased online or face-to-face, from a tour operator, travel agent, or any other trader that is acting as the organiser of the package.

Package travel – different types of packages give you the same rights

When you book a package holiday, you buy a combination of two or more different types of travel services for the same trip or holiday. These services can include transport, accommodation, car hire, or under specific conditions any other tourist service. Your package may be pre-arranged – consisting of a number of services combined by a tour operator or travel agent – or you may have a more customised package by choosing the services yourself before the contract is concluded. In both cases, EU rules apply as long as your travel package was purchased in a certain way.

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:

you buy services at a single point of sale (such as a travel agency, a call centre or a website) and you select the services before agreeing to pay, i.e. before you conclude the first contract. This is the case, for example, where different travel services are put into a shopping basket or are otherwise selected before a contract is concluded.

  • the services are sold to you at an inclusive or total price
  • the services were advertised/sold as a “package” or similar
  • travel services are combined after the conclusion of a contract under which you are entitled to choose from a selection of different travel services, for example a travel package gift box

Click-through package: you buy services from separate travel companies through a linked online booking process where the first company transmits your name, email address and payment details to the second company and the second contract is concluded within 24 hours of the first contract

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.

Package travel – your right to clear and accurate information
Before you book a package, the point of sale (booking website or app for example) or your travel agent must give you all the standard information about the package, such as the:

  • travel destination (itinerary, dates and duration of the stay, details of any transfers, visits or excursions) and a list of services included
  • name and contact details of the organiser of the package and, where it is sold through a retailer, of the retailer
  • total price, inclusive of all taxes and where applicable all additional fees, and the payment arrangements
  • information on how to terminate the contract before the start of the package on payment of an appropriate termination fee

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.

 

Package travel – changes to or termination of the contract

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.

Cancellation by the organiser: Under normal conditions, if the organiser cancels the sale before the start of your package, you are entitled to a refund and compensation, where appropriate.

Cancellation in exceptional circumstances: If a natural disaster occurs or if there are serious security problems at your holiday destination that are likely to affect the package, the organiser may cancel the package. As a traveller, you are also free to cancel your package free of charge for the same reasons. In these cases, you are entitled to a full refund of any payments you’ve made but you are not entitled to additional compensation.

 

Package travel – liability for proper performance of travel services

The organiser is responsible for the proper performance of all travel services included in your package.

If a travel service can’t be provided as agreed, for example if a provider can’t carry out an agreed service or can’t do so in the agreed form (such as providing transport to or from your destination, providing the agreed type of accommodation, or carrying out a guided tour that you booked), the organiser has to resolve the problem at no extra cost to you.

If it is impossible to make alternative arrangements or you reject the arrangements offered to you on valid grounds, and the package includes your transport (such as air travel), the organiser must offer to repatriate you. If the travel services do not reach the agreed standards and this cannot be resolved on the spot, you may also be entitled to compensation.

Package travel – assistance to travellers
If you get into difficulty during your package holiday, for example if you have health problems or lose your passport, the organiser has to give you assistance, such as information on health services or on consular assistance, and should help you find alternative travel arrangements if necessary.

Liability for booking errors
These rules apply to packages and LTAs.

When you book a holiday, the responsible trader (the travel agent or online travel agency) is liable if any of the following occurs during the booking process:

  • technical defects in the booking system
  • errors made by the retailer if they are responsible for arranging the booking of a package or of travel services which are part of linked travel arrangements
  • Traders are not responsible for any booking errors made by you, or problems which are deemed unavoidable or are due to extraordinary circumstances.

Protection in case of bankruptcy
These rules apply to package travel and LTAs.

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

 

Learn more on the official European Union site

Please check your itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Bucharest – Sighisoara (287 km, 4h 30m driving) Your Plan

10:00 AM: Welcome to the Romania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Moxa Hotel, Bucharest.. Transfer to the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian ruler also know as Dracula was borne. 08:00 PM : Get ready then for the Halloween Party: 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, Vampiresa Hunting and many dark surprises. Find more details. If you survive you’ll find refugee in a 3* hotel located in the very heart of the medieval citadel.

Day 2

Sighisoara – Brasov – Bran (166 km, 2h 40 min driving)

Enjoy medieval charm at its best, visit Sighisoara's main tourist attractions: The Clock Tower, standing 60 meters tall on top of the citadel's hill, it hostst a museum and offers a great view over the citadel.Travel next to the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, home to the impressive Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe. Time for everybody to get rest before dinner and before exploring Bran Castle, Transylvania's iconic image. 19:30 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.

Day 3

Bran – Bucharest (172 km, 3h driving)

Transfer to Bucharest Airport for the return journey. Arrival in Bucharest around 5-6 PM, depending on traffic. *Please have in mind that accommodation for the last day of the tour is not included. **Airport/Hotel drop off included

Tour leader

The services of a professionally trained English speaking guide.


Accommodation

2 nights in 3* hotels, centrally located accommodation


Meals

  • 2 breakfasts
  •  One Festive Halloween dinner in Sighisoara including a 3 course meal plus dessert – Candy Bar and the alcoholic drinks – Open Bar between 20:00 – 01:00
  • One Traditional Transylvanian dinner in Bran including a 3 course meal plus dessert one shot of “tzuika” (Romanian plum brandy)

Transportation

Entire land transfers based on standard European car, microbus, coach, depending upon the number of travelers.

Pick up: Moxa Hotel Bucharest, centrally located,, on first day of the tour, at 10:00 am Bucharest local time (GMT+2). You will meet our tour guide at the reception desk. Later pick up is not available.

Drop off: Airport/ Moxa Boutique Hotel on the last day of the tour. Estimated arrival time: 05:00 – 06:00 pm Bucharest local time (GMT+2), based on normal traffic conditions.


Entry fees to the following tourist attractions

Clock Tower in Sighisoara


Special Events

  • Halloween Party in Sighisoara see details here 
  • 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.

 

  • Plane ticket
  • Airport fees
  • Photo & video tax
  • Accommodation on the last day of the tour
  • Other not mentioned

 

 

Add-on program with Transylvania Live

Choose activities you can perform before or after your tour and then visit our partners’ site. Available experiences include:

BUCHAREST

  1. :

    Terrific!
    What great fun!
    This group has its act together.
    Our guide was knowledgeable and kept it interesting.
    The parties at Sighisoara and Bran Castle were excellent.
    It was a real plus to be there on the final weekend before Halloween.
    From Bucharest, there is quite a bit of driving involved, but the countryside is interesting the vehicle was comfortable.

  2. :

    Thank you for your help with my trip; I had a really good time.
    I stayed a few extra days in Bucharest and got back last night.
    The hotels were excellent; Stefan was great as a guide and very helpful and informative in all areas.
    I had a really good time in Romania.
    Thanks again and please pass on my gratitude to everyone else.

  3. :

    It was lovely meeting Transylvania Live team at the party.
    I had a wonderful time during my three days with Transylvania Live.
    I would have no problems recommending it to my friends and I’ll get a TripAdvisor review done soon.
    I thought that the itinerary was good.
    It was a nice mix of parties and tourist/historical sites.
    I especially liked the fire show in Sighisoara.
    The accommodation was nice, especially the hotel in Sighisoara, hotel Wagner I think it was called.
    That was a wonderful hotel.
    Bogdan, the tour guide, was nice to deal with and he was able to answer any questions I had.
    Also he helped me book last minute accommodation in Bucharest.
    All in all I had a great time.
    The holiday gets a big thumbs up from me.
    Next Halloween I’m planning on going to Whitby in England as it also features in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
    But I would definitely do this trip again.

  4. :

    We had such a lovely time in Romania, it was great to see such a different place to the UK, and to see (it seemed) all aspects of the country.
    I felt like I had done and seen a lot in three days which is good, I particularly loved Sighisoara and the party you gave us on the 30th with the garlic necklaces!
    The mini van was a great form of transportation think, also there weren’t too many people so it felt more of a personal service. .
    We did spend a lot of time in it but to see all the places we saw it was necessary, and I wouldn’t have seen everything I saw otherwise.
    I was also very happy to have seen Bran Castle, and to be there on Halloween was very special.
    Once I was on the tour I saw so many things, and met some lovely people that once I came home I realized that the Dracula part was now maybe a quarter of my experience.
    The people and everything else made up the other great 75%.

Add a review

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 (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

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. 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.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide 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 or by fax.

Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
Due to socialization reasons our special tours for couples require a minimum of five couples.

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 10 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. On “for couples” tours a minimum age of 20 years is required.

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.

If you follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page. Our guide will expect you with a Transylvania Live sign. 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.

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.

A welcoming country house, not necessarily decorated in a peasant like style; you’ll stay under the same roof with your Romanian host! In most cases dinner and breakfast are included, and rates are based on two guests per room.
They offer one bathroom for two rooms; the bathroom can be situated on the hallway.
Staying at a “traditional Maramuresean country-inn” or “a typical Hungarian-Sekler country-inn” will prove to be an unique experience.

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.

American citizens do not require a visa for Romania (Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need)

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

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: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. 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.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport https://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp atm locator
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country https://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp

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 a bit too pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Chaps 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 then 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).