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Vampire in Transylvania
Dracula tour Transylvania

Tour code: Ro4.4RoVa
Departure: Bucharest

Vlad Dracul-Dracula tour Transylvania

Highlights

Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania - a must see in a Dracula tour Transylvania, built in accordance to Bram Stoker’s imagination, on Borgo Pass where the Irish writer placed the castle of Count Dracula,accommodation, candle lit dinner and a camp fire with all the right stories.

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 

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.

Bran Castle - also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377. 

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.

Snagov Monastery - where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination 

Poienari Fortress - Vlad’s old and faithful citadel perched high on a cliff, more than 1000 stairs to climb.

Vampire Treats: indulge yourself with a Vampire dinner to find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!

 

 

Day by day itinerary

 

DAY 1, Sunday, Bucharest 
Dracula tour Transylvania Welcome to Dracula tour Transylvania, Romania ! Our 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, Monday, Bucharest – Poienari – Sibiu (309 km, 5h 20 min driving)

Dracula tour TransylvaniaMorning 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, in this Dracula tour Transylvania, 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. In the evening, accommodate in a 4* hotel.

 

 

 

Day 3, Tuesday, Sibiu – Hunedoara – Alba Iulia - Turda (272 km, 3h 27 min driving)


Dracula tour TransylvaniaWe leave the impressive medieval town of Sibiu and head next to Hunedoara.
Visit, in this Dracula tour Transylvania, 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, Wednesday, Turda - Cluj-Napoca - Borgo Pass (Pasul Bargaului)
(191 km, 3h driving)

Dracula tour TransylvaniaPrepare 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, Thursday, Borgo Pass - Sighisoara (198 km, 3h 29 min driving)


Dracula tour TransylvaniaTime 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. One of the best day of this Dracula tour Transylvania.

 

 



DAY 6, Friday, Sighisoara - Bran - Brasov (171 km, 2h 48 min driving)


Dracula Castle Dracula tour TransylvaniaExplore Transylvania's symbol, Bran Castle . The edifice owns its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker createdaround 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, Saturday, Brasov - Sinaia - Targoviste - Bucharest (192 km, 3h 44 min driving)

Dracula tour TransylvaniaMorning 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 theGerman 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 after the end of Dracula tour Transylvania.

 

 



Testimonials
I just wanted to let you know that we all enjoyed the trip very much. Our guide, Sorin, was very knowledgable with a great sense of humor, and our driver, Stephan, was very skilled, and also very personable. As I mentioned, all in all, we had a wonderful time and are very happy that we chose Transylvania Live. I also wanted to let you know that it was really nice to meet the people from Transylvania Live during our party in Turda. I will be sure to recommend you to any friends who might ask about Romania. Thank you again for all of your help, and most of all your patience with all of my many questions!!! Multumesc!!!!
Damon B, New York, NY, USA

 
Guide Dracula tour Transylvania

Sorin, group leader says: It’s a great satisfaction for me to guide this tour and share all my knowledge on Transylvania’s history and legends, and also create a special fairytale, funny atmosphere.

 

 

Price & Departure to Vampire Dracula Tours in Transylvania Romania

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

May 2, 2020
May 9, 2020
May 16, 2020
May 23, 2020
May 30, 2020


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 € 1299 Free
July 11, 2020 Unforgettable tour with Royal Dinner at Bran Castle € 1159 € 1299 Limited space
October 26, 2020
2 Halloween Parties included!
€ 1289 € 1399 Free

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

 

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Price includes:

Guide

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

Transportation: All transfers inside the tour by coach, minibus or car depending on the number of travelers in the group.

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 (special dinners: dinner in Dracula’s Castle, dinner with vampire menu in Hunter Prince Restaurant in Turda) .

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

 

Special Events: The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead in Turda, Dracula’s wedding in Brasov, Sezatoare (Evening sitting)  in Turda.

 

*    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.

 

 

Not included:

 plane ticket, airport fees, photo & video tax and other not mentioned.

 

 Available for free if:

You don’t have a reflection in the mirror,
You decompose when sun light 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 :-)


Special notes & info

Add-on program:
Extra nights can be booked at hotel in Bucharest in the last day of the tour.




Other mentions

  • Once you realise the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • Bucharest is well known city for the night life oportunity.
  • Plenty of English is spoken and you will find the people are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

 

Private tours

Here is an itinerary to your taste but the departure dates are not suitable or you don’t like to travel with big groups. Don’t worry! You can take it as a private journey, with the preferred departure dates and your chosen travel companions, whether it is for a family vacation or a fun relaxing holiday with a small group of friends. For any question or inquiries about the tour please contact us!

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Advice for British citizens traveling to Romania

According to British government most visits to Romania are trouble-free.

There were no cases of terrorism attacks in Romania but as the country is part of European Union terrorist attacks in Romania can’t be ruled out.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Romania call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact
the British embassy from Bucharest
24 Jules Michelet,  010463 Bucharest, Romania
General enquiries+40 (21) 201 7200
Consular enquiries+40 (21) 201 7351
British Embasy Bucharest website

 

Urgent assistance
If you’re in Romania and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +40 (21) 201 7200.
If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Romania, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
You can apply online for an emergency travel document.
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

 

Safety and security
Crime
Maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. There is a risk of petty theft in large towns, especially Bucharest. Pickpockets and bag snatchers operate in crowded areas, particularly near exchange shops and hotels, on public transport (especially to the airport), in the main railway stations and inside airport terminals.
Organised attacks by groups can occur. The most common method by distracting victims while several people, often children, attempt to snatch watches and jewellery from pockets or from around the neck and wrist.
Valuables including passports have been stolen from hotel rooms. Use the hotel safe and carry a photocopy of the information pages of your passport as ID.
There have been reports of credit or debit cards being ‘copied’ when used for payment in some bars and restaurants.

 

Road travel
Licences and documents
If driving in Romania, make sure you have with you all documentation, including your full, valid driving licence, proof of insurance/green card (third party or above), proof of ID (passport) and proof of ownership (V5C Certificate).
If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, driving licence rules will stay the same until 31 December 2020.
If there’s no deal, you will need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be able to drive in some European countries as a visitor after the UK has left. Check this guidance page for full information. You should also check guidance on driving in the EU after Brexit for information on other additional documents you may need to carry.
If you’re living in Romania, check the Living in Guide for information on requirements for residents.

Driving regulations
You’ll need to pay a road toll ‘Rovinieta’ to use the national roads. You can buy the vignette (sticker) at border points and at most petrol stations. The minimum cost is 3 euros for 7 days. Failure to display the sticker may lead to a heavy fine. You can find out more about prices by using the website Roviniete.ro.
Observe the speed limit at all times. Make sure your vehicle is roadworthy.
It’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. The drink drive limit is zero.
Carry the following equipment: first aid kit, fire extinguisher, red warning triangles and a fluorescent jacket.
If your vehicle is damaged before you arrive in Romania, ask a Romanian customs officer or police officer to write a report on the damage so that you have no problems when leaving. If any damage occurs inside the country, a report must be obtained at the scene of the accident.

Road safety
In 2018 there were 1,867 road deaths in Romania (source: Department for Transport). This equates to 9.6 road deaths per 100,000 of population, (witch is similar with USA) and compares to the UK average of 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2018.
Road conditions are variable and secondary roads can be in a bad state of repair. Driving standards can be poor. Look out for double parked cars, people suddenly braking to avoid a pothole, horse-drawn carts, livestock and stray dogs, particularly in rural areas, running in front of the vehicle. Equip your car for extreme conditions in winter.

Local laws and customs
It is illegal to change money on the streets. You should change money only in recognised exchange shops, banks and hotels.

The Romanian authorities treat all drug-related and sex offences very seriously. The age of consent is 18. If you are convicted, you can expect a prison sentence.

Homosexuality has been legal in Romania since 1996. The country has made significant progress in LGBT rights legislation since 2000 including wide–ranging anti-discriminatory laws, equalising the age of consent and laws against homophobic hate crimes. Bucharest’s annual Pride, usually accompanied by a LGBT film and art festival, has grown in recent years and is gaining the support of more public figures. Since 2017, a Pride event has also been held in the city of Cluj. The country remains generally socially conservative resulting in the majority of LGBT people not being openly gay and there being very few gay bars or clubs in Bucharest or the other main cities. You can find local information on LGBT issues in Romania on the website of ACCEPT. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.

Most airports and military bases will have signs prohibiting photography. Ask permission before photographing anything potentially sensitive (eg official buildings, police cars).

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Visas
If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Romania.

Parental consent when travelling with minors
Some British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship (irrespective of whether they hold citizenship of other countries) are prevented from leaving the country without notarised parental consent from the minor’s non-travelling parent/s. While enforcement of this may vary at borders, British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship should obtain notarised parental consent before departure from Romania.
A list of the public notaries can be found on the website of the National Union of Public Notaries from Romania.

Healthcare
You should still get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK.
The EHIC entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Romanian nationals. If you don’t have your EHIC with you or you’ve lost it, you can call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate.
The UK government has or is seeking agreements with countries on healthcare arrangements for UK nationals after the UK leaves the EU. The NHS website and this travel advice will be updated with further information on travelling to Romania as the circumstances change.
If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. If you are referred to a medical facility for treatment you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately.

Money
Romania is increasingly a card economy. While a growing number of businesses do accept credit cards, it may be safer to use cash due to the risk of credit card fraud. There is now a large network of ATMs that accept standard international credit and debit cards. Check with your card provider whether you will be able to use these machines.
US dollars and sterling are not always easy to exchange for local currency, especially outside Bucharest. You may have difficulties using travellers’ cheques. Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes may not be accepted in banks and bureaux de change.

 

Before you travel abroad
• tell family and friends where you’re going and leave them your contact details, insurance policy details and itinerary. Store them securely online
• ensure you have access to funds to cover emergencies and unexpected delays. Take more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit card, credit card)
• find out if travellers cheques are appropriate for your destination and keep a separate record of their numbers
• invest in a good travel guide to help you plan your trip and consider using online travel forums for more detail about your destination
• check with your service provider to make sure your phone works abroad. Consider leaving your phone’s IMEI number with a friend or family member, to help block or locate the phone if there’s a problem
• if you’re going to be driving abroad, make sure your licence is current and valid and be aware of the driving laws in the country you are visiting
• if you’re travelling with children who are unaccompanied by one or both parents, check our guidance on permissions that you might need to get and check the policy of your airline or transport provider

When you’re abroad
• think about what you are doing at all times and trust your instincts. Don’t take risks that you wouldn’t in the UK
• don’t openly display valuables such as mobile phones or digital cameras and consider using a padlock on suitcases or backpacks
• find out how to minimise your risk from terrorism and what to do if there’s a terrorist attack
• find out about local customs and dress, behave accordingly and obey local laws. There may be serious penalties for breaking a law that might seem trivial at home
• be careful when taking photographs, videos or using binoculars. These activities may be misunderstood by local authorities, especially near military installations.
• store useful numbers on your phone such as the local police and the nearest British embassy or consulate
• whether you’re living abroad or visiting, be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, just as you would in the UK; the ‘Be Alarmed’ campaign gives practical advice on how to stay safe and lists the symptoms to look out for
• if you intend to take part in any adventure sports or water sports during your trip, only use properly licensed and insured operators. Before taking part, make sure you fully understand the operating instructions and satisfy yourself that adequate safety precautions are in place
• check import regulations for food and plants before you attempt to bring them back to the UK

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