Transylvania vacation, Dracula tours in Romania

Suitably quirky, but steeped in Romanian culture and folklore, this Dracula-themed vacation is a fun and informative way to discover the historical truth behind the legend.
Bucharest Snagov Monastery Targoviste Sinaia Poiana Brasov Bran Castle Sighisoara Sighisoara Medieval Citadel Birth and death place of Vlad the Impaler Dracula's coffin Dracula's Castle in Borgo Pass Bistrita Bistrita Citadel Cluj Turda Sibiu
Price
1289 excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Small group
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3 days ( EUR 569) or 7 days ( EUR 1159) Dracula themed cultural tours with a fine selection of Dracula restaurants and hotels and creative happenings and Ritual Killing of a Living Dead as was seen on Travel Channel;
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Description of Transylvania vacation, Dracula tours in Romania

Price information

1289 excluding flights
3 days ( EUR 569) or 7 days ( EUR 1159) Dracula themed cultural tours with a fine selection of Dracula restaurants and hotels and creative happenings and Ritual Killing of a Living Dead as was seen on Travel Channel;
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2022: 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct

Travel guides

Transylvania
Follow a farm track past flower-filled meadows, fast-flowing rivers and steeply sloped primeval forests; in the distance you spy the turrets of a cast...
Romania
Rural Romania is perhaps the only place in Europe where a bicycle can often be the speediest form of transport, and where friendly locals offer free t...

Vacation information

Our top tip:
If you have no reflection in the mirror and are over 200 years old, you travel for free.
Trip type:
Small group tour, 4-16 people, plus tour leader.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
3 nights 3* hotel, 4 nights 4* hotel.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available for a surcharge.
Meals:
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, entry fees, English-speaking guide.

Reviews

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Reviewed on 06 Jan 2019 by

The most memorable must be staying at the Prince Hunter Hotel in Turda. It was a quirky hotel that certainly put us in a “Dracula” mood... It surpassed all my expectations! We had a lovely time and we loved Romania. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Nov 2018 by

We loved the way they handled the whole Dracula experience. We wanted to experience the full history of the real, larger-than-life, person on which Bram Stoker based his fictional antagonist as well as enjoy the Halloween ambiance. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2018 by

The highlights were certainly Bran Castle, Peles Castle and Dracula hotel Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2017 by

Sighisoara and Sibiu was the highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2017 by

Hard to choose! Romania has beautiful scenery, a very interesting history and some of the friendliest people I've ever come across. As a history fan, climbing the 1480 stairs to Poenari Castle (Vlad the Impaler's actual castle) was the highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Nov 2017 by

We visited beautiful churches and palaces. the scenery was spectacular and the locals were wonderful, friendly and honest. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2016 by

Thoroughly enjoyable and memorable! Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We encourage our guests do a little reading before coming to find out more about the environment problems in Transylvania: deforestation, pollution of waters, soils and atmosphere, soils degradation, soils erosion. We provide suggestions on how best to protect the surrounding environment. Guests will receive a pre-trip information pack via e-mail, to minimize the use of paper, which will inform them about issues relating to the place they will travel. Furthermore, our tour guides are well-educated multilingual people who can offer guests their advice about what each of our guest can do, during their trip, in order to minimize the impact for the environment and as an interpreter and offer insights on current regional issues.
When in a museum first ask if it is permitted to take photographs. Many museums or heritage sites also ask for a small fee if you use your camera or video-recorder.
Have a recyclable garbage bag and that the waste will be disposed only on the special arranged areas.
Learn a few Romanian words and phrases - included in our pre-trip information pack.

Being small group tours, these trips not only minimize the negative impact on the environment but also allow you to interact more easily with the locals, giving you the possibility to learn about culture and traditions straight from the source.

People

These tours offer you a well rounded Romanian experience, introducing you to Transylvania’s finest scenery and folklore and providing you with the possibility of getting in contact with the genuine peasant culture by exploring rural areas, the work shops of famous artists and craftsmen, visiting museums or landscapes made famous in the Romanian literature. Besides the economic aspect – we use only local suppliers - your visit is of great importance for the artist, craftsmen, museums, castles or the small rural communities you’ll visit as it provides them with the a motivation, a reason to carry on the traditions. You’ll be able to purchase locally goods starting with food and ending with souvenirs, handicrafts.

To give you a full taste of the local culture you’ll delight yourself with home cooked traditional meals, like in Ieud, in the Maramures region or shop for souvenirs in Madam Monica Cosma’s small but very interesting shop offering one of the finest selection of handicrafts in Romania.

To make sure the money stays where needed we only use local suppliers and where the itinerary allows us we also use small family run businesses, like in Ieud, a beautiful traditional village located in the magical Maramures, where you’ll accommodate in guest houses. This is actually an ideal opportunity to spend more time with the locals but also ensure that the financial benefits of your visit reach the people of the area and not some large companies based outside the region.

The entry fees will help maintain and even restore the precious tourist attractions visited throughout the tour. We’re also making financial contributions for every persons who books one of our tours, in the amount of £1 per person to support Saint Daniel’s Foundation programme entitled 'A grand father for a nephew – A nephew for a grandfather', helping elderly and orphans, people most in need.

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