Run by: Transylvania Live expert in Transylvania
Reference number: TR 4.3RoSh
Ritual Killing of the Living Dead - Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace - attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore.
Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.
The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara - Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Vampire Treats: enjoy a Vampire dinner to find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!
Turda Salt Mine - descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in Transylvania, you’ll then know you still have a soul to worry about
Spider Web Artist - the only artist in the world who uses spider web for his paintings
Day by day itinerary
DAY 1, Tuesday, Cluj - Alba - Sibiu - Brasov (324 km, 5h 10min driving)
Welcome to the Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Drive to Sibiu. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the centre of Romania’s German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania’s most beautiful cities. The city contains the largest concentrations of famous sites in Romania. Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, home to the impressive Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe. Accommodation is in a 3* hotel.
DAY 2,Wednesday, Brasov - Bran - Sighisoara- Turda (288 km, 4h 40 min driving)
Explore Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Drive next to Sighisoara Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born.
Late in the afternoon you’ll reach the town of Medias with its beautiful medieval centre where you’ll make the acquaintance of a unique artist, the only one who uses spider web for his paintings. You’ll spend the evening in the town of Turda. Delight yourself with a vampire dinner, to see why it’s worth killing for a meal! You’ll attend the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. Performed according to the old rituals of burying in Transylvania, the event is meant to reveal the fact that Transylvania, and in fact entire Romania, had no knowledge of vampires until Bram Stocker created his famous novel Dracula.
DAY 3, Thursday, Turda – Cluj-Napoca Airport (40 km, 40 min driving)
In the morning you’ll descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines. Drive to Cluj Napoca. A city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, Cluj will surely impress you with its beautiful old buildings, Saint Michael’s Cathedral is a must see. Transfer to Cluj Airport for the return flight.
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Low Cost flights London - Transylvania available with www.wizzair.com
The services of a professionally trained English speaking guide.
Accommodations: 1 night in a 4* hotel and 1 night in a 3* hotel.
Meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners (out of which a Saxon Dinner and a Vampire Dinner).
Transportation: entire land transfers by microbus
Entry fees to the following tourist attractions: Bran Castle, Clock Tower & Medieval Weapon Collection & Torture Room in Sighisoara Citadel, Turda Salt Mines, Spider Web Artist.
Special events: The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead.
Not included: plane ticket
Available for free if:
You don’t have a reflection in the mirror,
You decompose when sunlight strikes you,
You’re over 200 years old,
Can use your wings to fly to Transylvania,
Well, this holiday is free for you! Come join your fellow vampires in Transylvania:-)
Blood treats not included!
Special notes & info
The garlic, cross and the survival techniques are on us!
Once you realise the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
Plenty of English is spoken and you will find the people are friendly and open.
No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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