Halloween in the land of Dracula

About Tour

Bram Stoker’s Dracula „The love never dies”. You will have the opportunity to discover where the legend of Dracula told by Bram Stoker comes from and go on the Prince’s footsteps in Romania.

For the first two monetary emissions, Vlad II used his emblem, the dragon, therefore, the Romanians whose word stock is mainly Latin, nicknamed him Dracul – Dracula (from Latin Draco – onis). In Romanian Drac means Devil. This nickname turned into surname for his descendants, Vlad III, his son being known as such. Vlad Tepes (the Impaller), being the son of Vlad Dracul, one of the most important landlords of Valachia, ruled Valachia from 1456 and nowadays he is known also as Price Dracula.

1 st Day

Arrival in Bucharest

Included highlights:

  • Arrival in Bucharest (capital of the country, established in 1459 by Prince Dracula)
  • Transfer to a 3* Hotel. Accommodation.
  • Depending on the time of arrival, a short tour of Bucharest could be organized.
  • Fancy dinner at Dracula’s Club.

Included meals:
  • Dinner
2 nd Day

First chance to meet Dracula

Included highlights:

  • Visit to the ruins of Dracula’s residency.
  • Departure through Pitesti to Sibiu.
  • Proceed to Arefu (it is said that the descendants of Dracula’s soldiers are there) and visit the ruins of one of Dracula’s fortresses (at Poienari).
  • Sightseeing Sibiu - a wonderful Saxon city.
  • Accommodation at an elegant 3* Hotel in the heart of the city.
  • Nice classic dinner.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
3 rd Day

Dear ladies, candidate for Miss Transylvania

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Sighisoara, a city from the middle of Transylvania and Romania. Sighisoara lies at an intersection of mythological, mythic and historic power-lines of dracularian roots. Sure, it is also the best - preserved 15 century-walled town in Europe, the birth-place of Prince Vlad the Impaler-Dracula, the site of many witch-trials, of the school attended by Herman Oberth, inventor of the first modern rockets and developer of the Apollo program.
  • Dare candidate for "Miss Transylvania", dear ladies, knowing you will be crowned "Countess Dracula" if you win, to be the pair of the Count for one year.

4 th Day

Surviving

Included highlights:

  • Sightseeing of Sighisoara, taking part to the cultural feasts,
  • Free time to prepare for the Halloween party. This year, The Little Shop from Hell will again offer those weird "After-Life Insurances" and "Indulgences" for 5 sins each, for just a few hours; a small counter of Count Dracula Treasures may have a few items to offer (snatched from Castle Dracula), and the rarer items will be auctioned.
  • The Event will be the Investiture of Miss Transylvania (at midnight) as Countess Dracula - to be the pair of the Count for one year.
  • The "Halloweenest" costume and mask will again be rewarded, and those who could guess who the Count was - under his disguise - will receive a full tour, free, at choice. See, the problem is to survive this night (highly unlikely) and enjoy the prizes.
  • Special Halloween dinner,
  • Accommodation in Sighisoara (3* hotel).

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
5 th Day

Exploring the village under the patronage of prince Charles of England

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Viscri,
  • Visit of the fortified church
  • Lunch in a peasant house. This village is under direct patronage of Charles, prince of England and it will be nice to discover why he has chosen this forgotten village to help the community.
  • City tour of medieval Brasov, the second important city of Transylvania
  • Dinner with floor-show at "The Citadel" in Brasov.
  • Check-in.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
6 th Day

Communism and Modern Dracula

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Bucharest and sightseeing the Romanian capital (the Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world, after the Pentagon, belonging to the Communist dictator Ceausescu – also called The Modern Dracula, for his cruel and abusive domination; and an walking tour in the old part of Bucharest: old court).
  • Special farewell dinner in a very fancy restaurant with music and dance show, in the spirit of the period of the 30’s in Bucharest, when our capital was called “The Little Paris”.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
7 th Day

Departure home

Included highlights:

  • Check out.
  • Transfer to the airport.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast

What People Say

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Cristina,

Thanks for providing a wonderful holiday. Your knowledge of your country and languages is incredible. I have enjoyed every minute! Best wishes to you and your family, Bob.

Dear Victoria,

Please accept the endosed as a token of my thanks and appreciation. I have been lucky enough, over the years, to have traveled to many destinations, and to have experienced every sort of guide. In my opinion you are right at the top, one of the select very few who manage to “get it just right”.

Like any skilled job, guiding is something that, when done well, it looks easy! You and I know that is not the case; it’s a tough, demanding profession that few individuals do adequately, and even fewer, well. Hardly any do such a great job that their clients feel cared for, safe, valued and special. You, in my view, are one of those rare tour leaders.

Please, accept my small token of gratitude. You have been kind, lightful, knowlageble (extremly), considerate, tolerant, efficient, reliable… I could go on, but to spare your blushes I will end by saying I cannot find a single criticism (this is a rare thing for me – I have very high standards!).

Your company depends for its success on your delivering what they promised. You have done professionaly this with a smile, a sense of humor, and grate dignity.

I wish you all the luck in the world for the future & thank you for leaving me with not only happy memories but with a positive impression of Moldova.

With very best wishes, Veronica.

The trip was really organized to the fullest. Facilities, vehicle, driver and above all the guide Cristina really good! Moldova is very pleasant, especially the monasteries. We have come back indeed from a gastronomic journey a little tipsy. The wines and cuisine really good!

Thanks again!