Halloween, Travel

Spend Halloween in Transylvania and Celebrate with a Halloween Party at Dracula’s Castle

If you’re looking for a different way to celebrate Halloween this year, G Adventures has a trip for you.  On May 26, Dracula Day, the adventure travel company announced a three-day and seven-day Halloween in Transylvania expedition.  And if touring Romania wasn’t enough to get you in the Halloween spirit, both trip’s include a Halloween party at Vlad the Impaler’s Bran Castle aka Dracula’s castle.

If you’re simply looking for a once in a lifetime Halloween bash, the three-day trip will likely satisfy your tastes.  The tour begins in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, before heading on a tour of “Dracula’s Castle.”  Afterward, attendees will partake in a massive outdoor tent bash where you’ll celebrate Halloween on the Bran Castle grounds.

After a night of partying you’ll have a day to explore nearby Brasov, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Black Church, explore the Brasov History museum, or take a hike in one of the areas national parks.  On day three you’ll return to Bucharest where your tour will conclude.

If you’re looking for a more extensive visit to Romania that includes all things “Dracula” as well as a private Halloween party in “Dracula’s Castle” you’ll definitely want to check out their seven-day option.  Like the three-day trip, the seven-day expedition starts in Bucharest, before heading on a weeklong tour of all things “Dracula.”

Halloween in Transylvania tour map
G Adventures

After spending your first day in Bucharest, you’ll depart on day two for Sibiu with stops at Poenari Castle, which was once one of Vlad the Impaler’s main fortresses and the Curtea de Arges Monastery.

On day three you’ll journey to Sighișoara, where you’ll get the opportunity to explore the birthplace of Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes and enjoy Romanian cuisine at Casa Dracula, the original home of Vlad turned restaurant. Here you’ll also have the option to visit the Museum of Medieval Weapons.

On the fourth day, you’ll stop for a visit at Rupea citadel, a 14th-century fortress, en route to Bran.  Upon arrival in Bran, you’ll have the opportunity to take a short taxi ride into nearby Braşov where you can explore the Black Church, Romania’s leading Gothic church and the largest church in the region.

On the fifth day of the trip, the real fun begins. After spending some free time in Bran you’ll be off to attend a Halloween party at “Dracula’s Castle.”  Come in costume and celebrate Halloween in this invite-only event.  Afterward, take a guided tour of the castle, which is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Europe.  The tour is lead by Dracula himself.

After a night of partying you’ll make your way back to Bucharest to wrap up your trip, stopping at Snagov Monastery, which is rumored to be the final resting place of Vlad the Impaler.  You’ll then be free to spend a final night out on the town before departing on day seven.

Both tours are for travelers eighteen years of age or older.  The Dracula’s Halloween Party in Transylvania three-day tour starts at $389 and departs on October 31, 2018.  You can learn more about the tour, view a full itinerary and book your trip here.  The seven-day tours start at $1499 and depart on October 27, 2018.  Full itenerary and further details on the tour as well as booking can be found here.

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