Treasures of Transylvania with Halloween Party

Treasures of Transylvania with Halloween Party

9 Days



Treasures of Transylvania with Halloween Party

9 Days Starting in Bucharest and ending in Sofia

Visiting: Bucharest, Sinaia, Bran, Brașov, Sighișoara, Cluj-Napoca, Salina Turda, Hunedoara, Sibiu, Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv, Sofia

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Travel Talk Tours

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Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 30

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Tour Overview

Halloween gets no better than this! Get into the spirit of Halloween at the famous party at Dracula’s Castle Bran! Starting off at the Romanian capital, Bucharest, soak in the unique culture reflected in the countless monuments of this magical city. Ride through the mystical forests, mountains and mists to reach the Dracula’s Castle and prepare for the Halloween party! Take transfers to and from the venue and enjoy VIP access including Halloween Tour by Night, Vampire Gourmet Dinner, and Magic Time Tunnel! Are you set to win the costume contest? Continue on your unforgettable journey through the lands of myths and legends that still continue to resonate today! Discover the timeless wonders and stories of Dracula as you explore Transylvania inside out, a most fascinating part of Romania. Travel back in time through gorgeous samples of gothic and baroque architecture from various eras of Romanian history. Uncover the hidden beauty of Bulgaria while discovering Plovdiv and Sofia.


  • Get into the spirit of Halloween at the famous party at Dracula’s Castle Bran!

  • Enjoy VIP access to Dracula's Castle including Halloween Tour by Night, Vampire Gourmet Dinner, and Magic Time Tunnel!

  • Explore Transylvania inside out, a most fascinating part of Romania


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Day 1: Bucharest
Location: Bucharest

Welcome to Bucharest! At the airport, keep an eye out for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel.

At the hotel around 7pm, have an informal welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers.

After you get all the critical information about the tour, head out for our optional group dinner around 8:15pm and walk the streets of Bucharest.

Hotel Inter Business - 4 Star or similar
Included Activities
Welcome Meeting
Optional Activities
Group Dinner

Day 2: Bucharest City Tour
Location: Bucharest
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After a hefty breakfast at the hotel, it's time to launch our discovery of the fascinating Romanian capital, Bucharest.

Follow your guide as we visit unmissable landmarks of the city starting with the Revolution Square, Arc of Triumph and Romania Athenaem.

Learn about the unique culture and vast history of the city as we continue to the famous Opera House, National Military Club, Dimitrie Gusti National Village and the Palace of Parliament, each building presents a different perspective to the Romanian culture and an artwork in itself.

After some personal leisure time for you to explore this gorgeous city on your own terms, return to the hotel following a long day of discovery.

Make sure to have your costume ready for the big Halloween party at Castle Bran tomorrow!

Hotel Inter Business - 4 Star or similar
Meals Included
Included Activities
Bucharest City Tour
Entrance Fees
National Village Museum - EUR 6

Day 3: Bucharest, Sinaia, Bran, Brasov
Location: Sinaia, Bran, Brașov
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today's the day we set course for the fascinating region of Transylvania for the infamous Halloween costume party at Castle Bran! Drive through misty forests of lush green towards our first stop at Peles Castle in Sinaia, a beautiful neo-renaissance castle in the Carpathian mountains (Please note that it is not possible to visit inside of the castle).

Just as we start to warm up to this unique atmosphere, goosebumps creep in.



Prepare for the legendary Bran Castle, also known as the Castle of Count Dracula! This iconic sight is where legend and reality blend together to create the timeless stories of the vampires.

Continue deep into Transylvania to Brasov, a fascinating town surrounded by medieval Saxon walls and embellished with gothic & baroque architecture.

Starting with the cobble-stone Piaţa Sfatului (Council Square), visit famous landmarks as the Black Church and Muresenilor House Museum before checking into our hotel to ready for the Halloween costume party!

Hop on the transfer to get to the Halloween party and have an unforgettable feast with fellow vampires and take your chances at the custome contest to win a prize!

Make sure to not miss the return transfer departing at 1am.

If the night is still young for you, you may continue the party at the Royal Park until later hours and return to the hotel on your own terms.

Hotel Cubix – 4 Star or similar
Meals Included
Breakfast, Dinner at Castle Bran
Included Activities
Visit to Peles Castle
Visit to Count Dracula Castle
Brasov Sightseeing
Entrance Fees
Dracula Castle Bran - EUR 8.


Day 4: Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj-Napoca
Location: Sighișoara, Cluj-Napoca
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Ready to follow the footsteps of Count Dracula? Our journey continues to Sighisoara after making a stop at the Clock Tower.

Soak in marvellous views of Sighisoara Citadel, the Dominican Monastery, The Church on the Hill (Biserica din Deal), and Dracula's House while listening to your guide about the colourful background of the town.

Our next stop will be the unofficial capital of the Transylvania region, Cluj-Napoca! Tag along your tour leader for a sightseeing tour of the colourful town, visiting the Union Square, St.

Mihail Church and Matthias Corvinus Monument.

Then make way to our 4-star hotel following a long day of discovery with spare time to scroll through your photo reel.

Hotel Premier – 4 Star or similar
Meals Included
Included Activities
Sighisoara Sightseeing
Cluj-Napoca Sightseeing

Day 5: Cluj-Napoca, Salina Turda, Hunedeoara, Sibiu
Location: Salina Turda, Hunedoara, Sibiu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for the salt mines of Turda.

This fascinating geologic wonder first produced salt for the region in antique times and has been active since the 11th century! Continuing to Hunedeoara Castle, also known as the Corvin Castle, learn all about the vibrant history of the Transylvanian citadel from your guide.

Our next stop will be the fairytale-like town of Sibiu.

Relax at our comfortable 4-star hotel following a day filled with cultural adventure or start exploring Sibiu as you wish.

Hotel Plaza 35 – 4 Star or similar
Meals Included
Included Activities
Visit to Salina Turda (Salt Mine)
Hunedeoara Sightseeing

Entrance Fees
Salina Turda - EUR 10
Corvin Castle - EUR 8

Day 6: Sibiu, Bucharest
Location: Bucharest
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

We start our day with a walking tour of charming Sibiu.

Presenting marvellous samples of Germanic architecture, Sibiu's legacy dates back to Saxxon settlers from the 12th century.

Tag along your tour leader to view landmarks such as Brukenthal Palace, Piata Mare (city square), Lutheran Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.

In the afternoon, we will be heading back to Bucharest for our overnight stay.

Hotel Inter Business - 4 Star or similar
Meals Included
Included Activities
Sibiu Sightseeing

Optional Activities
Group Dinner

Day 7: Bucharest, Veliko Tarnavo, Plovdiv
Location: Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

It's time to bid farewell to Romania as we embark our ride for Veliko Tarnavo, the City of the Tsars.

The historic capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire displays the unique Bulgarian architecture from the medieval age.

Uncover the vast history and gems including Tsareverts Fortress and the Holy Forty Martyrs Church before moving on to Plovdiv.

Grand Hotel Plovdiv – 4 Star or similar
Meals Included
Included Activities
Veliko Tarnavo Sightseeing

Entrance Fees
Tsarevets Fortress - EUR 5

Day 8: Plovdiv, Sofia
Location: Sofia
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Fill up at breakfast at the hotel as we prepare for a city tour of beautiful Plovdiv.

Launching our tour at Old Plovdiv in Nebet Hill, visit the Balabanov and Georgi Mavridi House, witness the impressive St.

Konstantin Church and Elena Church, and proceed to Roman Amphitheatre of Philippopolis and Stadium - some of the best-preserved samples of Roman architecture in the world.

Then we continue to visit the Citadel Door, Castle Streets and St.

Nedelya Church.

Having explored the marvels of Plovdiv, we embark for Sofia! Upon arrival, discover the Bulgarian capital on a panoramic city tour covering all the unmissable sights of the city and learn about its rooted history.

Hotel Vega – 4 Star
Meals Included
Included Activities
Plovdiv City Tour
Sofia Panoramic Tour

Day 9: Sofia
Location: Sofia
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a final breakfast and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00).

Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!

Meals Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 star hotels

  • Meals

    8 breakfasts. Dinner at Castle Bran Halloween Party.

  • Transportation

    Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus. Transfers to and from the Halloween Party at Castle Bran.

  • Airport Transfer(s)

    Arrival airport transfer from Bucharest Airport to the hotel on day 1.

  • Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

  • Halloween Party at Dracula's Castle Bran

    Halloween Custome Party with Dinner at Dracula's Bran Castle. Transfers to and from the venue, VIP access including Halloween Tour by Night, Vampire Gourmet Dinner, and Magic Time Tunnel.

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

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  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don't mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay a single supplement, however, this excludes all of our North American tours where the sharing option for a solo traveller is not available, and the single supplement must be applied if you are travelling alone. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: The single private option is not always available, especially for sailing tours and camping.

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  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

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