Transylvania. The name itself is enough to send an icy chill down the spine of even the most fearless adventurer. Now imagine being there, in person, when the clock clangs midnight… on Halloween! At odds with its creeptacular reputation, Romania ranks as one of Europe’s most charming and underexplored regions, beguiling visitors with its stunning Gothic architecture, enveloping forests, and friendly people. But as idyllic as it is by day, the real fun happens at night — particularly Halloween, when we’ll treat you to a costume party in an authentic castle. Think you’re not afraid of the dark? You will be.
Day 1 Bucharest
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Bucharest/Sibiu (1B)
Visit the ruins of Dracula’s Poenari Castle, and stunning Curtea de Arges Monastery en route to Sibiu. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival. Opt to visit the art-focused Brukenthal Museum.
Day 3 Sibiu/Sighișoara (1B)
Continue on to Sighisoara with an orientation walk upon arrival. Enjoy some free time to explore the birthplace of Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes, also known as Dracula.
Day 4 Sighișoara/Bran (1B)
Stop for a visit at Rupea citadel, a 14th century fortress, en route to Bran. Get to the know the city on an orientation walk. Afterwards, opt to take a short taxi ride into nearby Braşov and explore this quaint town’s baroque architecture and beautiful squares.
Day 5 Bran (1B, 1D)
Enjoy time in Bran before attending a Halloween party at “Dracula’s Castle” – don’t forget your costume!
Day 6 Bran/Bucharest (1B)
Travel back to Bucharest via Snagov Monastery, then enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival. Opt for a final night out on the town.
Day 7 Bucharest (1B)
Depart at any time.
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