Transylvania Unearthed – Halloween Edition

Classic, Bucharest to Bucharest

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Is there a better time to explore Romania's most (in)famous region than during Halloween? We don't think so. Yeah, this is indeed the place that popularized the vampire myth, but there's so much more to this charming swath of Europe beyond the spooky stuff. Incredible Gothic architecture, lush forests, captivating little villages filled with friendly people, and gorgeous cities like Sighisoara and Brasov. And on Halloween itself, we'll even treat you to a costume party inside a genuine Transylvanian castle. Scared yet? Don't be. Your CEO is always there to hold your hand.

What’s included

  • Ruins of Dracula's Poenari Castle visit
  • Sibiu orientation walk
  • Halloween party at haunted Hunyad Castle
  • Sighisoara orientation walk and free time
  • Prejmer Fortress visit
  • Brasov orientation walk and free time
  • Bran Castle evening visit with wine tasting and show
  • Peles Castle visit
  • Bucharest orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Attend a special halloween costume party in an authentic gothic castle
  • Take a peek into the ruins of dracula’s castle
  • Explore medieval towns like brasov and sighisoara with a little extra time
  • Learn the true story of the infamous "vlad the impaler"

Itinerary

Day 1 Bucharest There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Bucharest/Sibiu (1B) With time, opt to head out of town and visit the open air museum of Traditional Folk Civilization. Included Activities: Poenari Castle Visit Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Sibiu/Hunedoara (1B) Come in costume to a party at Hunyad's Castle, rumoured to be one of the most haunted places in Europe. Watch Count Dracula's wedding at midnight and continue the festivities well into the night. Included Activities: Hunyad’s Castle Halloween Costume Party Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Hunedoara/Sighișoara (1B) Take a slow morning to rid yourself of all of the Halloween demons you may have picked up at the haunted Hunyad Castle. Then continue on to Sighisoara, a small town with a fortified medieval centre. 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Sighișoara (1B, 1D) Enjoy more of the city and the surrounding countryside before an exclusive event in the evening at Bran Castle. Enjoy a wine tasting and show in this creepy setting. Included Activities: Bran Castle Halloween Event
Day 6 Sighișoara/Braşov (1B) En route to the city of Brasov, stop off to visit the Prejmer Fortress, a fortified church from the 13th century. Get to know the city on an orientation walk and check out Bran Castle, impressively situated on a rock outcrop. Use some free time in Brasov to explore the baroque architecture and beautiful squares. Included Activities: Prejmer Fortress Visit Orientation Walk Bran Castle Visit Transport: Stop at the Prejmer Fortress en route. Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Braşov (1B) Enjoy a full free day to explore this quaint city.
Day 8 Braşov/Bucharest (1B) 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. Included Activities: Peleș Castle Visit Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Bucharest (1B) Depart at any time.
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