Halloween in Transylvania

7 days,Bucharest to Bucharest

Attend a special Halloween costume party in an authentic Gothic castle, take a peek into the ruins of Dracula’s castle, explore medieval towns including the Old World cities of Brasov and Bucharest, learn the true story of the infamous 'Vlad the Impaler'

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.

What's Included

  • Ruins of Dracula's Poenari Castle visit. Sibiu orientation walk. Halloween party at haunted Hunyad Castle. Sighisoara orientation walk. Prejmer Fortress visit. Brasov orientation walk. Bran Castle visit. Peles Castle visit. Bucharest orientation walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 1 lunch. (Allow EUR120-160 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (6 nts).
  • Train, public bus.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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Itinerary Notes

Please note that the October 28, 2014 departure will be run in reverse from the below itinerary. All inclusions and activities will still be provided.

Day 1 Bucharest

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Sibiu

Visit the ruins of Dracula's Poenari Castle en route and orientation walk in Sibiu upon arrival. Opt to visit the open air museum of Traditional Folk Civilization or the art-focused Brukenthal Museum.

Day 3 Hunedoara (1L)

Enjoy more time in Sibiu before attending a Halloween party at the haunted Hunyad Castle – don't forget your costume!

Day 4 Sighisoara

Orientation walk upon arrival, then free time to explore the birthplace of Vlad 'The Impaler' Tepes, also known to many as Dracula.

Day 5 Brasov

Visit the Prejmer Fortress en route. Orientation walk upon arrival to Brasov and visit the Bran Castle, sometimes called 'Dracula's Castle'.

Day 6 Bucharest

Visit the famous Neo-Renaissance Peles Castle en route, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival to the capital. Free time to explore Bucharest's many attractions, including one of its best museums, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant.

Day 7 Bucharest

Depart at any time.

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