Are you brave enough to attend a special post-Halloween party in the historic building known as Dracula's Castle? This November, for one night only, you can do just that.
Launched by tour company Civitatis, the Dracula’s Castle Halloween Party is taking place for one night only on 2 November in the historic Bran Castle located near Transylvania, dubbed by many people around the world as “Dracula’s Castle”, given that it fits the description of the infamous Count’s abode outlined in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. Sitting high atop a hill in Bran, the castle also has ties to Vlad the Impaler, who is often cited as one of the inspirations behind the character. It is thought that the feared ruler was brought here at one point, and while historical evidence of Stoker using the castle as inspiration for his work is thin, its imposing figure makes it a particularly remarkable place to visit around Halloween.
The unique experience includes a stay at a three-star hotel and a Romanian banquet meal (where they will be served three local specialities), followed by a tour of the historic castle, and a horror movie screening, followed by an all-night party with a live DJ. Guests are encouraged to fully embrace the experience by attending in full Halloween costumes. The party will come to an end at 4am, where guests will be brought back to the hotel by a guide. The next morning will see them being treated to a breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant before checking out.
"Our brand new Dracula's party package is a thrilling way to enjoy Halloween in a truly spooky setting,” John Platt of Civitatis told Lonely Planet. The experience is priced at €249 (US$275) per person. More information on booking is available at the official Civitatis website.