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Dracula Tour Romania – Best vampire tour in Transylvania. Choose our Awarded 7-Days itinerary and discover all the best Dracula related highlights. These tours take place once per week, between May and October. Have fun and attend events such as the Ritual of Killing of The Living Dead.

 

The 7-Days Vampire tour includes highlights such as Sighisoara Citadel, where Vlad the Impaler was born, Poienari Fortress or Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, famous thanks to Bram Stoker’s novel.

 

We also organize special editions of this tour. In July, attend the Unforgettable 7-days itinerary including a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and a Masquerade Party. Furthermore, for the complete experience, choose the Halloween edition, which includes three fun parties!

 


Dracula Tours Romania – Highlights

Day 1

  • Snagov Monastery – where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination
  • Welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top traditional restaurants.

Day 2

  • Poienari Fortress – Vlad’s old and faithful citadel perched high on a cliff, more than 1000 stairs to climb.
  • Traditional Saxon Dinner in Sibiu, the fortified town of Sibiu was European Cultural Capital for 2007

Day 3

  • Corvinestilor Castle – the greatest Gothic style castle in Romania, Corvinesti. The edifice was built in the 14th Century on the site of a former Roman camp.
  • Ritual Killing of the Living Dead – Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace – attend the ritual of killing a strigoi. Evening Sitting afterwards to celebrate the victory or recover from defeat – learn more.
  • Vampire Treats: indulge yourself with a Vampire dinner to find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!
  • stay in a Castle Dracula themed hotel

Day 4

  • Turda Salt Mine a womb deep in the earth  transformed into a modern architectural wonder -complete with amusement park, recreational facilities, concert hall, and underground salt lake you can sail on
  • candle lit dinner and accommodation in Dracula Castle Hotel from Borgo Pass, the place in which Bram Stoker placed the Dracula Castle in his famous novel, Dracula

Day 5

  • Sighisoara Medieval Citadel – the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe with a UNESCO World Heritage status, Vlad the Impaler’s birth place.

Day 6

  • Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.
  • the Saxon city of Brasov with its Black Church

Day 7

  •  visit Vlad Tepes old royal court from Targoviste

 

This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to depart.

 


Dracula Tours Romania from Bucharest – Brief itinerary

Day 1

Our experienced guide collects you from the reception desk of Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. From here, travel the the impressive Snagov Monastery, built on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake.

Find out if Dracula is actually buried here and then return to Bucharest for a delicious dinner.

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House of Parliament from Bucharest

Day 2

The best Dracula tours Romania continue with Dracula’s old mountain fortress, Poienari. Climb over 1400 stairs to the top and then admire the breathtaking views. From here, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu. Enjoy a city tour and accommodate in a cozy hotel.

Liar's bridge Sibiu - Dracula tour Romania
Liar’s bridge Sibiu

Day 3

Your next destination is Hunedoara. Visit Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic edifice. The most famous inhabitant of this castle was ruler Iancu de Hunedoara.

Travel to Turda. Accommodate in a 4* Dracula themed hotel and then enjoy a special Vampire Dinner. Furthermore, attend the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed by our team as seen on Travel Channel.

Ritual Killing of a Living dead in Vampire in Transylvania -the awarded Dracula tour Romania
Ritual Killing of a Living dead in Vampire in Transylvania -the awarded Dracula tour Romania

Day 4

In the morning, visit the spectacular Turda Salt Mine. Explore the old galleries and then travel to Cluj-Napoca for a city tour. Your Dracula tours in Romania continue with Dracula’s Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker’s description.

Turda spectacular Salt Mine-seen in this Transylvania Dracula tour Romania
Turda spectacular Salt Mine-seen in this Transylvania Dracula tour from Bucharest

Day 5

On the fifth day of your tour, travel to Dracula’s birthplace, Sighisoara Citadel. Discover the Clock Tower history museum, the Medieval Weapons Collection and the Torture Room.

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Sighisoara medieval citadel

 

Day 6

Dracula Tour Romania – Bran Castle, the symbol of Transylvania

Today, you will visit Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Although the real Vlad the Impaler had little to do with this castle, it became famous after Bram Stoker used its appearance to describe Dracula’s Castle in his novel.

Your next destination is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Accommodate in a 3* hotel. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and then attend Dracula’s Wedding, a non-verbal show, performed by a professional band.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle from Transylvania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7

On the last day of your Dracula tour Romania, travel to Sinaia and visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful royal resideces in Europe.

 

Peles castle seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour Romania

After that, drive to Targoviste and visit Vlad Tepes’ old royal court.

Targoviste Old Court -Dracula tour from Bucharest
Targoviste Old Court

Arrive in Bucharest in the evening. Your guide will drop you off at the airport or at your booked hotel.

 

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Book your tour now and discover Transylvania! Follow in Vlad the Impaler’s footsteps and then uncover his dark legend during this unforgettable Transylvania Dracula tour.

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 datePrice per person
(2 persons to one double room)
Price for single travelerAvailability
7 day tour. Departure from Bucharest (10.00 GMT +02:00)

This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to depart!

June 6, 2020
June 13, 2020
June 20, 2020
June 27, 2020

July 4, 2020
July 18, 2020
July 25, 2020

August 1, 2020
August 8, 2020
August 15, 2020
August 22, 2020
August 29, 2020

September 5, 2020
September 12, 2020
September 19, 2020
September 26, 2020
October 3, 2020

€ 1159€ 1299Free
July 11, 2020 Unforgettable tour with Royal Dinner at Bran Castle€ 1159€ 1299Limited space
October 26, 2020
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and then Halloween Party at Bran Castle included
€ 1289€ 1399Free

May 1, 2021
May 8, 2021
May 15, 2021
May 22, 2021
May 29, 2021

June 5, 2021
June 12, 2021
June 19, 2021
June 26, 2021

July 3, 2021
July 17, 2021
July 24, 2021
July 31, 2021

August 7, 2021
August 14, 2021
August 21, 2021
August 28, 2021

September 4, 2021
September 11, 2021
September 18, 2021
September 25, 2021
October 2, 2021

€ 1159€ 1299Free
July 10, 2021 Unforgettable tour with Royal Dinner at Bran Castle€ 1159€ 1299Limited space
October 25, 2021
Special Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel and then Halloween Party at Bran Castle included
€ 1289€ 1399Free

*The July edition does not include the Medieval Saxon Dinner in Sibiu and Dracula’s Wedding in Brasov. Instead, it includes a delicious Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and an unforgettable Masquerade Party.

 


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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.

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7-Days Dracula Tour Romania – Highlights:


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Itineraries

Day 1

Saturday, Bucharest

Welcome to Romania ! Our English speaking guide connects with you at Moxa Boutique Hotel. Accommodate into a 3* hotel, centrally located and then prepare 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 . Your first day in Romania ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest's top traditional restaurants.

Day 2

Sunday, 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 centre 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.

Day 3

Monday, Sibiu – Hunedoara – Alba Iulia - TURDA (272 km, 3h 27 min driving)

We leave the impressive medieval town of Sibiu and head next to Hunedoara. Visit the greatest Gothic style castle in Romania, Corvinesti. The ediffice was built in the 14th Century, on the site of a former Roman camp. It served as a fortress until the mid 1400's, when it became the residence of Transylvania's ruler, Iancu de Hunedoara. Iancu upgraded the fortress and it soon became the most beautiful castle in Transylvania. 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 ! Still, an evening to fear, you’ll attend the killing of a vampire; you’ll be part of the crowd seeking to take the bloody creature to a special place where the ritual can begin! The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead is followed by an Evening sitting, the Romanian term is Sezatoare. * The July edition includes a joyfully Masquerade party with a delicious dinner and Open Bar until midnight

Day 4

Tuesday, Turda - Cluj-Napoca - Borgo Pass (Pasul Bargaului) (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 (Bram Stoker 's character from Dracula novel) to Borgo Pass. And here we are at Dracula's Castle in Borgo Pass, a 3* hotel which was built in accordance to Bram Stoker's imagination. Enjoy a candle lit dinner at the castle followed by a bonefire nearby, with all the right stories for a night to remember.

Day 5

Wednesday, Borgo Pass - Sighisoara (198 km, 3h 29 min driving)Your Plan

Time to leave this wonderful area and head next to 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. Submerge yourself in the medieval atmosphere by visiting Sighisoara’s main attractions: The Clock Tower – built in 1360 and standing 60 meters tall on top of the citadel's hill, it hosts a museum and offers a great view over the citadel. The Torture Room –this small but interesting museum is housed at the foot of the Clock Tower in the same room where prisoners were tortured and confessions were extorted during the Middle Ages. Some of the amazing torture instruments and methods are on display. The Medieval Weapon Collection – very small but it contains an interesting selection of medieval weapons (swords, arrows, etc.). Church of the Dominican Monastery, known for its Transylvanian renaissance carved altarpiece, baroque pulpit, Oriental carpets and 17th century organ.

Day 6

Thursday, Sighisoara - Bran - Brasov (171 km, 2h 48 min driving)

Explore Transylvania's symbol, Bran Castle . The edifice owns its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Documentary evidence of the castle dates back as far as 1377. Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South-Eastern Europe . Accommodate in Brasov, 3* hotel, centrally located. Enjoy a local taste dinner and Attend Dracula’s Wedding - is a show set on stage by a professional band of actors. This is a non verbal performance. It’s very easy to understand that Dracula did not need words to charm a girl. The first time they met he appeared as a respectable noble, the second meeting revealed his true dark nature… Find out if the story has a happy ending. *The July edition does not include Dracula's wedding but you have the opportunity to enjoy an exquisite dinner at Bran Castle.

Day 7

Friday, Brasov - Sinaia - Targoviste - Bucharest (192 km, 3h 44 min driving)

Morning drive to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania . Explore the main point of attraction, the royal Peles Castle . The edifice was built in 1873 and is an architectural mixture of the German School and neo-renaissance style. The castle has 160 rooms, all of them opulently decorated in leather and wood from the most valuable tree species. Peles Castle is one of the best preserved and the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. Continue your journey with Targoviste, former capital of Walachia County situated on the right bank of Ialomita River , to visit the ruins of Vlad Tepes old court . Late arrival in Bucharest , past 7:00 pm (based on normal traffic conditions). Should you wish to, we can complete your staying with an add-on program in Bucharest.

Tour leader

English speaking guide services.


Accommodation

3 nights in 4* hotels, 3 nights in 3* hotels, centrally located.


Transportation

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

Pick up: Moxa Boutique Hotel, 129 Calea Victoriei, crossroads 4 Mihail Moxa Street, Sect. 1, Bucharest, on the first day of the tour at 10:00 am local time.

Drop off at Moxa Boutique Hotel included on the last day of the tour around 7:00 pm.


Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 dinners (3 special dinners: dinner with vampire menu in Hunter Prince Restaurant in Turda, candle lit dinner in Dracula’s Castle).

*The July edition also includes a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle


Entry fees to

Snagov Monastery, Tirgoviste Citadel, Peles Palace, Bran Castle, Horror Castle in Bran, Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, Salt Mines in Turda, Poienari Citadel, Corvinestilor Castle in Hunedoara.


Special Events

The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead in Turda, Dracula’s wedding in Brasov (not available in the July edition) , Sezatoare (Evening sitting)  in Turda.

The July edition includes a joyfully Masquerade party with a delicious dinner and Open Bar until midnight.

*    The Halloween edition of the tour, includes the Halloween Party in the Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara, Dracula’s birth place – 3 course dinner, Open Bar from 20.00 – 24.30, dessert – Candy Bar and the Halloween program and excludes the Sezatoare ( Evening sitting) in Turda. Also includes Halloween Party in the grounds of Bran Castle.

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

 

 

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  1. :

    We booked this tour online.
    The response from the company was excellent, they answered all of our questions before we ever got there and made it very easy.
    Our guide spoke great English and answered all of our many questions.
    The hotels we stayed at each night were unique and immersed us into the Romanian culture as did the food.
    Can’t say enough about the traditional dinners we ate.
    We learned so much history and enjoyed the fact that Bram Stoker chose that area for his Dracula story.
    Don’t hesitate to book this great tour.

  2. :

    Joined their week long tour the last week of October, culminating with a visit to Bran Castle / Ritual Killing of Living Dead.
    Good group size – 17 average age of early 40’s. No children.
    The tour was a good pace – changing hotels nightly.
    That being said, we did manage to hit the highlights of the relatively large area of Transylvania.
    Hotels were 3 and 4 star.
    Departure times in the mornings were reasonable (nothing before 830-900).
    Guide was knowledgeable and approachable.
    Company followed up a few days after the tour looking for feedback.
    Whenever I had a question, the company was quick to respond and helpful.

  3. :

    Super knowledgeable, friendly, and good sense of humor guide.
    Stefan, the driver got us there and back safely and without issue and it was a long day of driving up from Bucharest to Transylvania and another one back, so my hats off to him. There is a lot to do in 2 days so you don’t get a ton of time at each location but that is expected.
    They keep you on schedule in a professional way which is nice as it allows you to see it all in a short amount of time.
    Dracula’s Castle Halloween party was a blast.
    People at the party were open and friendly.
    Highly recommend this trip.
    Fun and worth the money.

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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 (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.

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.

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).

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

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.