Transylvania. The name itself is enough to send an icy chill down the spine of even the most fearless adventurer. Now imagine being there, in person, when the clock clangs midnight… on Halloween! At odds with its creeptacular reputation, Romania ranks as one of Europe’s most charming and underexplored regions, beguiling visitors with its stunning Gothic architecture, enveloping forests, and friendly people. But as idyllic as it is by day, the real fun happens at night – particularly Halloween, when we’ll treat you to a costume party in an authentic castle. Think you’re not afraid of the dark? You will be.
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There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.
Visit the ruins of Dracula's Poenari Castle, and stunning Curtea de Arges Monastery en route to Sibiu. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival. Opt to visit the art-focused Brukenthal Museum.
With time, opt to head out of town and visit the open air museum of Traditional Folk Civilization.
Continue on to Sighisoara with an orientation walk upon arrival. Enjoy some free time to explore the birthplace of Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes, also known as Dracula.
Journey on to Sighisoara through a route that winds through beautiful old german villages. After arriving in Sighisoara, take a tour of the old town, and learn about the birth story of Vlad "The Impaler".
Opt to sample some Romanian cuisine—the Casa Dracula (original home of Vlad) is now a restaurant specializing in hearty meat and game dishes of the region.
Stop for a visit at Rupea citadel, a 14th century fortress, en route to Bran. Get to the know the city on an orientation walk. Afterwards, opt to take a short taxi ride into nearby Braşov and explore this quaint town's baroque architecture and beautiful squares.
Enjoy time in Bran before attending a Halloween party at “Dracula's Castle” – don't forget your costume!
Come in costume to a party at Bran Castle, rumoured to be a one of the most haunted places in Europe. We have the castle to ourselves as this is an invite only event. After a guided tour of the castle by Dracula himself, party well into the night…if you dare!
Travel back to Bucharest via Snagov Monastery, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival. Opt for a final night out on the town.
Enjoy free time to explore Bucharest's many attractions, including one of its best museums, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant.
Opt to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in the city's international cuisine.
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Trip Name: Halloween in Transylvania
Duration: 7 Days
From Price: $1,499
Supplier Tour ID: EQHT/131231
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