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Dracula Tour – Unforgettable Vampire itinerary in Transylvania. Discover all the dark legends surrounding the Count as you explore places such as Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. This tour also includes special events such as a Masquerade Party and the privilege of enjoying a Royal Dinner at Bran Castle.


Dracula Tour in Transylvania – 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.
  • Joyfully Masquerade Party – Open bar, delicious dinner and our Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead learn more
  • 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.
  • Royal Dinner at Bran Castle – at Queen Marie’s Tea House
  • the Saxon city of Brasov with its Black Church

Day 7

  •  visit Vlad Tepes old royal court from Targoviste

 


Unforgettable Dracula Tour Transylvania – Brief itinerary

Day 1 Welcome dinner in the Little Paris during our Transylvania Dracula Tour

Our guide collects you from Moxa Boutique Hotel in Bucharest. After that, drive to Snagov, visit the famous monastery and then return to the capital city and enjoy a traditional welcome dinner.

Bucharest Atheneum seen in our Dracula tour
Bucharest iconic Athenaeum seen in these Vampire tours Romania

Day 2 Transylvania Dracula Tour – Dracula’s real castle and the European Capital of culture

The next destination included in your Dracula Tour is Poienari Citadel. In order to reach Vlad’s faithful fortress, you will have to climb over 1400 stairs. It’s an endurance challenge, but once you arrive at the top and discover the amazing view, you’ll realize that it’s completely worth the trouble.

After that, head to the fortified city of Sibiu and then explore its amazing touristic objectives.

Sibiu seen in our dracula tour
Sibiu, Brukental Palace

Day 3  Gothic Castles, Dracula Hotel and a party

On your third day, drive to Hunedoara and then visit Corvinesti Castle, the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Because of renovations requested by the ruler, Corvinesti became the most beautiful castle in Transylvania.

Next, head to Turda. Accommodate in a Dracula Castle -themed 4* hotel and enjoy a unique vampire menu for dinner. After dinner, attend a Masquerade Party including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead.

Dracula-themed 4* hotel and enjoy a unique vampire menu for dinner in this Dracula Tour
Dracula Castle -themed hotel – enjoy a unique vampire menu for dinner in Dracula saloon

Day 4 An  underground marvel and Dracula Castle Hotel

Next, descend into Turda Salt Mine and explore its amazing galleries. After that, drive to Cluj-Napoca, explore the city and admire the medieval buildings.
From here, follow into Jonathan Harker’s footsteps and drive to Borgo Pass for a candle lit dinner in Dracula Castle Hotel.

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Dracula Castle Hotel from Borgo Pass, where Bram Stoker’s imaginations has placed it

 

Day 5 Unforgettable Dracula tour – The most charming medieval citadel from Transylvania

Your Dracula tour continues with Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Visit the Clock Tower Museum, the Medieval Weapons Collection and then explore the Torture Room.

Do not miss Vlad Dracul house in which Vlad the Impaler was born.

Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula's birthplace - Dracula tour
Colorful street in Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace

 

Day 6 – Transylvania Holidays Dracula Tour – Bran Castle, the symbol of Transylvania

From Sighisoara, head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle thanks to Bram Stoker’s novel. Visit the castle and then drive to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov.

Accommodate in a 3* hotel. After that, return to Bran and enjoy a special event: Royal Dinner at Bran Castle, in Queen Marie’s Tea House.

Dracula's Castle from Bran, Transylvania, Vampire tours Romania
Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle from Transylvania

Day 7 A royal palace and a Princely court

Your Dracula tour continues in Sinaia, the most famous mountain resort in Romania. Visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful royal residencies in Europe.

Peles Castle from Sinaia
Peles Castle from Sinaia

After that, drive to Targoviste and visit Vlad Tepes’ old court.
You will arrive in Bucharest in the evening. Our guide drops you off at the airport or at your booked hotel.

 

This is an overview of  your Transylvania Holidays Dracula tour. For more information, please scroll up and then use the menu below the photos to navigate this tour’s details.


 

Book your tour now!

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)

Including Royal Dinner at Bran Castle and Masquerade Party

July 11, 2020€ 1159€ 1299Free
July 10, 2021€ 1159€ 1299Free

 

 


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.

 


Unforgettable Dracula tour – Awarded Dracula itinerary – map

dracula tour from bucharest itinerary

 


Media Mentions
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7-Days Vampire Tour in Transylvania – 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 a Masquerade Party including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. Help us save an unfortunate soul from the bloody 'strigoi'!

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.

Day 5

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

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. Accommodation: a charming 3* hotel, located in the heart of the citadel. Meals: Breakfast. Entry fees: Clock Tower, The Torture Room, The Medieval Weapons Collection. Tip: you can serve dinner on personal account in Vlad Dracul house turned today into a cozy restaurant.

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. Return to Bran in the evening for the Royal Dinner at Bran Castle. Accommodation: 3* hotel centrally located. Meals: Breakfast and Royal dinner at Bran Castle. The exquisite dinner will be served at Queen Marie' Tea House. Entry fees: 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.

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


Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 dinners (Welcome traditional dinner with folk show, Royal dinner at Bran Castle – at Queen Marie’s Tea House, dinner with vampire menu in Hunter Prince Restaurant in Turda, candle lit dinner in Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass).


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

An absolute joyfully masquerade party with Open Bar and delicious dinner. The program includes the Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead.

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

 

 

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  1. :

    Trip of a Lifetime. I really enjoyed this tour. There were only 10 of us, which made it much more intimate and friendly. If you are interested in Dracula (historical or fictional) this is the trip for you. It takes in all the sites associated with the legend, it’s very well organized, and the guide is friendly and knowledgeable. It’s really eye-opening when you go to see something first hand. I had no idea Transylvania was so beautiful. Highly recommended.

  2. :

    Everything was fantastic and I had a really good time.
    I’m not normally a ‘tour’ person, but the small group made the whole experience very enjoyable.
    I hope you don’t mind me tagging the team in photos on Facebook – I thought it may help future tour-goers wanting to know what to expect.
    It was lovely meeting your team in Turda.
    That is a great idea.
    Learning about Romanian history and culture from the perspective of locals is something you can’t read in a book and I found invaluable.

  3. :

    The tour was better than we expected.
    Our tour guide, Codrin, was very knowledgeable and passionate about Romania’s history.
    He made the tour very interesting and kept our attention from the very beginning.
    Would highly recommend this tour!
    Thanks!

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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.

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

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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

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).

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.