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Halloween Party in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler!

Tour code: TR4.4RoHa
Departure: Bucharest, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca
Day by day itinerary
Flights
Price & Departure
Special notes & info

Short Break



Halloween in Transylvania Party

Highlights

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-as seen on Travel Channel.

The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara - Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Vampiresa Hunting - an impressive ballet performance by a professional troupe

Romanian Folk Show

Best Female and Male Costumes and Howling to the moon contests

Vampire Treats: indulge yourself with a Vampire dinner, followed by a Halloween Sweets bar, to find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!

 


Let's Party on Halloween in Transylvania!The Halloween Party is without a doubt one of the most remarkable events anyone could experience in Transylvania. The flavour of the Transylvanian cuisine mingled with the melodious folk songs, unique events and unexpected surprises will prove that every legend has a little bit of truth in it!

The guests are welcomed with a traditional Romanian drink prepared especially for the cold season – a shot of Romanian “water of fire” boiled with pepper will increase the interest in the delicious mouth-watering traditional dishes prepared for the Halloween party. The Master of Ceremony, one of Dracula’s many subjects, will introduce the guests to the programme of the evening making sure every one will meet his fate!

Halloween show in TransylvaniaThe first event you'll enjoy is performed by a professional ballet troupe. Vampiresa Hunting - Watch as the brave knights hunt down a woman who fell under Count Dracula's charms and was turned into a vampire.We’ll then focus on having a fabulous time, and what a better way to do this than dancing! We will introduce the guests to the gypsy rhythm as well as the melodious and cheerful Romanian songs. The traditional Scarf dance will bring everyone to the dancing floor!

Halloween in TransylvaniaStill, an evening to fear, you'll attend the killing of a vampire; you'll be part of the crowd seeking to take the bloody creature to a special place where the ritual can begin, The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead (as seen on Travel Channel). The event will familiarize the guests with the Romanian terminology associated with the living dead - the strigoi and moroi. The body of the supposed strigoi is laid to rest in a coffin and is surrounded by family and friends. You will hold a candle and follow the instructions. A priest conducts the ceremony meant to set free the captive soul.

Halloween in TransylvaniaAfter Life Insurance ceremony will be a great moment for you to present your Halloween Costume and to address a message (is not mandatory) to the honorable audience coming overseas. The Count's witch will be at your disposal giving you After Life Insurances (something we'll know for sure you will use!)

The Master of Ceremony will reward the ones who really did their best for the Halloween Costumes! The Best Female and Male Costumes will receive awards (Romanian genuine handcrafts to remember you of this incredible night). The Count has also a gift prepared for the Best Howl at the Moon (after a glass of strong red wine boiled with cinnamon you won’t lack courage or strength!)

Howlind at the moon contestClose to midnight we'll all step out to watch the moon and count down the minutes to 12 o’clock, a time of powerful magic when all bad wishes come true! (Let’s just say that your neighbors’ cat won’t bother you anymore). A glass of champagne will delight us afterwards. The culinary event of the evening is the Halloween Sweets Bar, delicious as fresh blood.


Sighisoara citadelThe DJ will then take over the party! Devilish dancing to the dawn. The last person standing will receive a bottle of wine courtesy of the house and Romanian tips on how to handle the hangover.

If you want to learn the truth, be charmed by the legend and enjoy the best Halloween party ever, join us along narrow winding roads, deep in the Carpathians, into the heart of Transylvania for a fascinating Halloween holiday!

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Testimonials

"It is obvious that Transylvania Live goes to extraordinary lengths to make sure its clients are satisfied. We are very thankful to your team for being not only a well-informed but also for being courteous, dependable, friendly, and always doing his best make sure that the trip was a pleasant experience for us, which it was".
Vampire in Transylvania - Dracula Tour
Steve and Karen from Beverly Hills, USA
referred to us by Let’s Travel agency, Santa Monica, California, www.letstravel-sm.com

 

Transylvania Live Team: It’s a great satisfaction for us to host this party, to create a special fairytale, funny atmosphere. We are really enjoy it.


Flights

Low Cost flights London to Cluj Napoca, Transylvania available with www.wizzair.com
Low cost flight from London to Bucharest available with germanwings.com or wizzair.com

Price & Departure

2 day Halloween Party in Sighisoara tour
Departure from Bucarest, Sibiu or Cluj Napoca Airport, 10.00 (GMT+02:00)

Level of hotel classification

Price per person
(2 persons to one double room)

Price for Single Traveler

Availability

2 day  tour. Departure on October 30, 2020 or October 29, 2021, from Bucharest, Cluj Napoca or Sibiu, 10.00 am (GMT +02:00).**Earlier departure is possible based on group members' consent.

 

5* Accomodation

 

519

599

Free

3* Accomodation

439

479

Free

Only Halloween Party
(whitout transfers and accommodation)

249 / adult

79/ children

Free

Available pick up from BRAN at 13:00 , meeting point Hanul Bran: Principala street no. 384 (DN 73, Km. 109), Latitude: 45.517135 | Longitude: 25.370996

Available pick up from Brasov at 14:00, meeting point Garden Club - Brasov - Bulevardul Grivitei A48, Brasov 500182 R , Latitude: 45.675741 | Longitude: 25.588556

Available pick up from Sibiu between 14:00-14:30, meeting point Thick Tower parking: Bulevardul Corneliu Coposu, Sibiu 550245,Latitude: 45.794117 | Longitude: 24.154035 

 

Price includes:

Transportation: transfer from/to Bucharest (Sibiu or Cluj Napoca) Airports
1 night accommodation in Sighisoara, 3* hotel

Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 Festive Halloween Party Dinner - 3 course meal, Open Bar from 20.00 - 24.30, dessert - Sweets Bar.

Special events: Halloween Party in Sighisoara Citadel

Not included: plane ticket, airport fees, photo & video tax, English speaking guide, lunches, entry fees to tourist attractions and other not mentioned.

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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

Halloween Party Atmosphere: Intimate, maximum 100 persons
Please bring your own costume for Halloween party!
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.

Timing information:

  • Transfer Bucharest - Sighisoara, 287 km, 4h 30 min driving
  • Transfer Cluj-Napoca - Sighisoara, 157 km, 2h 40 min driving
  • Transfer Sibiu - Sighisoara, 94 km, 1h 40 min driving

 

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Advice for US citizens traveling in Romania

Before you go write down contact details for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to carry with you in case of emergency while traveling.
US Embassy in Romania
4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd.
District 1, Bucharest
015118 Romania
Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3300
https://ro.usembassy.gov/

Notify your bank and credit card companies of your travel, and check exchange rates.
Some banks are blocking your credit card payment when a transaction occur from abroad.

Safeguard Your Documents!

Make two copies of all your travel documents in case of emergency. Leave one copy with a trusted friend or relative at home and carry the other separately from your original documents. To help prevent theft, do not carry your passport in your back pocket, and keep it separate from your money.

Passport Validity
Three months beyond departure date. We recommend a minimum of six months validity after entry date

• Children’s passports: Passports issued for children under age 16 are valid for only five years, not 10 years like adult passports. Check passport expiration dates carefully and renew early.

Visas
Not required for stays under 90 days

Consent for Travel with Minors
 If you are traveling alone with children, foreign border officials may require custody documents or notarized written consent from the other parent.
Health Insurance: Many foreign medical facilities and providers require cash payment up front and do not accept U.S. insurance plans. Medicare does not provide coverage outside of the United States. Check your U.S. health care policy to see if it will cover you overseas. If not, consider buying supplemental insurance. Make sure the insurance you purchase covers any special medical needs or risks you anticipate on your trip.

Currency restrictions
Entry: Amounts over 10,000 Euros or equivalent must be declared
For exit:  Amounts over 10,000 Euros or equivalent must be declared

 

Safety
There were no terrorist acts in Romania.
However credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.

The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules [with regards to best practices and safety inspections] are regularly enforced, though some tourism-related activities (such as rock climbing and extreme sports) are less regulated than in the U.S. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available in near major cities.

Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. Medical treatment in Romania is not up to western standards. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance

 

Crime

Reported types of crime include:
• Robbery, pick pocketing, internet scams, and credit card fraud are the most commonly reported crimes.
• Organized groups of criminals, sometimes including minors, operate in train stations, trains, subways, and busses.
• Money exchange schemes often involve individuals posing as plainclothes policemen who approach you, flash a badge, and ask for your passport and wallet. Insist on the presence of a uniformed police officer and request that any issues be resolved at the police station.
• If traveling on an overnight train, travel with a companion and in the highest class available.
• Do not leave your personal belongings unattended; stow them securely out of sight.
• Use ATMs located inside banks. You should check ATM machines for any evidence of tampering before use.
• Be extra cautious of your surroundings if using an internet café.
• Use cash wherever possible in lieu of credit cards.

 

Laws
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.
Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.
Special Circumstances:
• Romania is situated in a seismically active region and has a history of devastating earthquakes, with the greatest risk occurring in Bucharest.
• Mountainous areas of the country can be subject to torrential rains and flash floods, especially in the spring and summer months.
• Streets and sidewalks are often icy and hazardous during winter.
• Avoid contact with stray dogs.
• Travelers’ checks are of limited use, but ATMs (“bancomats” in Romanian) are widely available.

 

LGBT Travelers
 There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Romania. However, the annual gay pride parades in Bucharest have been the scene of violent protests in past years.

 

Health
Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.

 

Medical Insurance
 Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments.
Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.
• Basic medical supplies are limited in Romania, especially outside of major cities.
• Hospitals often lack nursing care and assistance for the elderly.
• Most prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are available in Romania but are often sold under different names.
• Response times for emergency services vary widely depending on the region of the country and nature of emergency.
It is strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

 

Road Conditions and Safety
 Though Romanian traffic laws are very strict, road accidents are a real and dangerous threat for U.S. citizens visiting Romania. According to the European Union Road Federation, Romania has the highest per-vehicle rate of road fatalities of any country in the EU, a rate similar with USA.

If you chose to drive in Romania, practice defensive driving techniques.
While major streets in larger cities and major inter-city roads are generally in fair to good condition, many secondary roads are in poor repair, unpaved, poorly lit, narrow, and lacking marked lanes.
• Mountain roads are particularly dangerous when wet or covered with snow or ice. Winter snow removal is intermittent.
• It is common for pedestrians, animals, cyclists, and horse-drawn carts to share a road with motor vehicles, especially in rural areas.
• Parked vehicles often block sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk in the streets.
• Cross only at crosswalks and exercise vigilance as crosswalks are generally poorly marked.
• Local drivers often ignore traffic lights and crosswalk signs.
Maintain vigilance when driving to avoid hitting pedestrians in the streets.
Traffic Laws: Romanian traffic laws are very strict.
• The traffic police can confiscate any form of a driver’s license or permit for 1-3 months and request payment of fines at the time of the infraction.
• Police are required to give all drivers involved in an accident a breathalyzer test on the scene.
• Refusal to take a breathalyzer test may result in criminal penalties regardless of whether or not alcohol was involved.
• Wearing a seat belt is mandatory.
• Children under 12 years of age may not be transported in the front seat.
• Use of mobile phones while driving is banned, with exception of hands free systems.

U.S. citizens arriving in Romania for stays up to 90 days may use their U.S. state drivers’ licenses (DL) along with an International Driving Permit. The U.S. Department of State has authorized two organizations to issue international permits to those who hold valid U.S. driver’s licenses: the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance.

If entering Romania by vehicle you need to purchase a road tax badge known as “rovinieta” at the border crossing point. Proof of insurance and a car registration document are required when purchasing the “rovinieta.” Drivers of vehicles registered abroad who are not in possession of a valid international insurance document must buy short-term insurance at the border.

Roadside help, vehicle assistance, towing services: Dial 9271
Ambulance, fire brigade, police: Dial 112.

For more information https://travel.state.gov/

 

 

 

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