Halloween In Transylvania: Midnight Tales

How are you spending Halloween this year? Will your story be inspired by a low-budget film or you’d rather have a personal experience? Well, if you want the real thing we invite you here in Romania, to the very place that gave birth to the most frightening and awe-inspiring legends, many of them still unknown.

What's Included?

*Transfer: Airport-Hotel-Airport
*Accommodation in a double room
*Half-board (breakfast and dinner)
*Entrance fees and filming/photography fee (where permitted)
*Specialized tour guide (fluent in English, French, German) available on the entire tour
*Informative materials
*Transport by car (air conditioning), minibus or coach/bus.

Duration

7 days

Destination Covered

Romania

Best Suited

Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Arrival – Bucharest City Tour – Restaurant Count Dracula

If you arrive in Romania for the first time, the first city to greet you is Bucharest. The atmosphere will be quite similar to many other capitals: new buildings, historical monuments and the hustle-bustle of a restless city. It’s here that your journey to a parallel world starts, one populated by vampires, mythical creatures and weird phenomena that failed to get an explanation on Discovery channel. Only a few kilometers away from Bucharest we’ll reach a charmed islet in the middle of a lake, with a small chapel inhabited by only one monk. The former church is now in the depths, covered by waters, and people say that on stormy days its sunken bell can be heard tolling. The evening is devoted to the old historical center; the narrow streets nowadays filled with stylish bistros and cafés used to be witnesses of public trials whose merciless judge was the Wallachian prince Vlad the Impailer (Romanian Vlad Ţepes ), Dracula himself. The Halloween Party starts in a themed restaurant dedicated to Count Dracula.
Overnigt in Bucharest:accommodation 4* Hotel

Day 2: People’s House – Brasov – Black Church

Bucharest hides numerous well-kept secrets and The People’s House, the largest functional building in Europe, seems to gather more enigmas and mysteries than any other place: bunkers, secret tunnels and passage-ways but above all the fear of staff wearing military uniforms who allegedly see a mysterious young woman wandering through the marble halls of this huge palace.
Next in our itinerary is Brasov, an old medieval city at the foot of the Carpathians, surrounded by thick defense walls. It’s your first night in Transylvania! In beautiful Braşov the Middle Age atmosphere is captured by the famous Gothic cathedral, the largest in Southeastern Europe, also called the Black Church.
Overnight in Brasov: accommodation 4* Hotel

Day 3: Brasov – Cistercian Abbey – Corvin Castle

After breakfast we head out to Sibiu following the former trade routes taken hundreds of years ago by armies, caravans or fugitives. Among Transylvanian specific houses, the half-ruined tower of the Cistercian Abbey can hardly co unnoticed. We’ll go up the 800 year old stairs, crouched, in order to reach the tower and find out its amazing story. Next, we stop in Sibiu to visit the old town with its large and picturesque square, and learn the secrets guarded by the city walls and the catacombs underneath.
The evening’s attraction is Corvin gothic castle whose visitors never forget it. Several international publications have included it among the most impressive castles in the world. To top it up, Corvin Castle might also feature in a top of awe-inspiring, haunted places.
Overnight in Hunedoara: accommodation 4* Hotel

Day 4: Alba Carolina Fortress – Biertan Fortified Chirch- Sighisoara Citadel

After breakfast we continue our journey through the region of Transylvania which has yet secrets to reveal, making your Halloween quite unforgettable.
Alba Iulia, our first stop, shelters the largest fortress in Romania and it’s a known fact that 25,000 slaves toiled to build it.
Later on we’ll reach Biertan where we visit the famous fortified church dating back to the Middle Ages, whose bleak image inspired many novelists. Around mid-day we’ll get to a place where history mingles with everyday life: Sighisoara is one of the few European fortresses still inhabited. You’ll climb in the old tower, going up the same stairs as the former prisoners on their way to cells where they wouldn’t see daylight again. Sighisoara is closely related to the origins of prince Vlad, without whom Dracula’s legend would have never existed. We’ll pay a visit to the house where Vlad Dracul was born; nowadays turned into a pub and restaurant, the legend-filled house is very popular among a certain audience.
Overnight in Sighisoara: accommodation 4* Hotel

Day 5: Sighisoara Citadel-Viscri-Bran Castle-Halloween Party

The most beautiful and yet the most unsettling stories that weren’t enclosed in the pages of any book are those whose characters are simple, ordinary people who come from unreal times.
Viscri is a small Transylvanian village near the Carpathian mountains where you’ll meet wonderful people. After a traditional Romanian lunch In the evening you have the unique chance to visit Bran Castle, the castle of count Dracula, lit by candlelight. Ielele, a kind of evil fairies present in the Romanian folklore will certainly try to lure you into the world beyond…
Overnight in Brasov: accommodation 4* Hotel

Day 6: Bran Castle -Peles Castle – Iulia Hasdeu Castle-Bucharest

On our return trip, we’ll delve into the enigmas of an even more mysterious palace: a somber castle whose chambers have strange symbols that many consider a gate to the world of the spirits. A breathtaking, gloomy story that can competes with the most imaginative movie scripts: a genius teenager, a grieving father mourning the premature death of his child prodigy and their unique connection that death or separation could not destroy.
Time at your disposal in Bucharest
Overnight in Bucharest: accommodation in 4* Hotel

Day 7:Departure

Your Halloween holidays come to an end but to story will be continued.
> The cost doesn’t include: fees for procuring costumes for fancy-dress parties.
>Don’t forget! The most interesting and creative costumes will be rewarded with prizes.
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