Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

Bucharest, Bucuresti Romania

In the Steps of Dracula – Transylvania's Halloween Adventure

Bucharest, BucurestiRomania

6 Days / 5 Nights
for Member Pricing

In the Steps of Dracula – Transylvania's Halloween Adventure

Standard DreamTrip
Embark on an exhilarating journey through Transylvania, where ancient mysteries come to life! Explore castles, monasteries, and legendary tales that will captivate your imagination. Get ready to unravel the secrets of history with every step. Book by August 12.

About Your Trip

On this DreamTrip for guests ages 8 years and older, be ready for a spellbinding 6-day journey through the heart of Transylvania, where each day unfolds with a tapestry of history and mystique. From the ancient Snagov Monastery and the UNESCO-listed Prejmer Fortified Church to the cobblestone streets of Brasov's Historic Town, you'll be immersed in captivating tales. Brace yourself for an exclusive Halloween Party at Bran Castle, guided by Vlad himself, and indulge in a regal Halloween dinner within its walls. Traverse to Sighisoara, Vlad Dracula's birthplace, and savor local spirits in a family cellar. The adventure crescendos with a visit to the majestic Peles Castle and a panoramic tour of Bucharest's landmarks. As you bid farewell, these extraordinary moments will become timeless memories etched in your heart—create stories that endure a lifetime.

What we love:

  • In Latin, Transylvania translates to "land beyond the forest," renowned for abundant flora.
  • Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle, features a museum curated by Queen Marie in the late 19th to early 20th century, showcasing art and furniture. Additionally, it houses several rooms dedicated to Vlad Dracula's history and mystic beliefs in vampires and other malevolent spirits, along with a chilling torture chamber.
  • Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the formidable Prince of Romania who inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 6 days and 5 nights touring* the Transylvania region of Romania, as well as:

  • Welcome reception and dinner in Bucharest; drinks included. 
  • Visit to Snagov monastery and Prejmer Fortified Church on the way to Brasov; includes transportation and English-speaking guide included.
  • Walking tour of Brasov’s Historic Town; guided by an English-speaking expert.
  • Exclusive Halloween party at Bran Castle, offering private access for a limited number of guests with 5 hours of castle availability. Includes transportation, a 3-course meal with Bran Castle wine and plum brandy. All events take place within the castle.
  • Visit to Sighisoara (the birthplace of Vlad Dracula) with a walking tour of the historic centre; includes transportation and English-speaking guide.
  • Special Halloween party at Sighisoara in a local, historic restaurant; includes transportation, tasting of local plum/pear brandy and fruit liqueurs, and dinner with local beer and wine.
  • Visit to Peles Castle on the return journey to Bucharest and a panoramic tour of Bucharest's highlights; includes transportation and an English-speaking guide.
  • Afternoon short walking tour of Bucharest in the pedestrian-only area.
  • 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners as described above.
  • Return shared airport transportation (Bucharest Airport – Hotel in Bucharest - Bucharest Airport), with the submission of flight details. 
  • A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)
  • A convenient “Know Before You Go” guide, with details of your trip and other helpful travel information; will be emailed to you within a week of your travel start date.

*This DreamTrip features a tour-intensive itinerary which may not be suitable for all guests. See Itinerary for tour details. 

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for post-night stay! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.


 

Transportation

The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP), approximately 1.30 miles (2.1 kilometers) away from Rin Airport Hotel, and 10.5 miles (16.8 kilometers) away from Capitol Hotel.

Shared round-trip airport transfers are included (with submission of flight details) only for the following airport, dates, and times:
Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) to the hotel on October 28 between 10 AM – 6 PM.
The hotel to Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) on November 2 timing based on flight details provided.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by September 6.

Please note:

  • Airfare is not included in the trip price.
  • Transfers are included for the above listed dates only.
  • The arrival transfer from the Airport to the hotel will be provided by the hotel shuttle bus, which runs once each hour (from 10 AM – 6 PM).

 
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Itinerary

Please note: This DreamTrip features a tour-intensive itinerary which may not be suitable for all guests.

Day 1: Bucharest

Upon arrival at the airport, meet our representative who will warmly welcome you and guide you to the hotel airport shuttle for your transportation to the hotel.
Check into the hotel at any time after 2 PM
2-6 PM: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7:30-9:30 PM: Welcome reception and dinner at the hotel restaurant; includes 3-course dinner and drinks.
Overnight in Rin Airport Hotel**** (or similar).

Day 2: BucharestSnagovPrejmerBrasov — approximately 124 miles (201 kilometers);
 includes transportation, entrance fees and an English-speaking guide.

7-9 AM: Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
Check out of the hotel by 9:15 AM.
9:15 AM: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and board transportation.
9:30 AM: Depart from the hotel.
Embark on your journey with a visit to Snagov Monastery, situated on a serene lake. This former fortress, tied to the legend of Vlad Dracula, is believed to house his tomb.
Continue your exploration across the Carpathian Mountains, tracing the beauty of the Prahova River Valley.
On the other side of the mountains, in Transylvania, visit the UNESCO-listed Prejmer Fortified Church. Dating back to the 13th century, it's a remarkable example of a religious and defensive system, serving as a refuge for local villagers in the Middle Ages.
End your day in Brasov.
Check-in and overnight at Bella Muzica Hotel***, a boutique hotel in the heart of Brasov’s Historic Center (or similar).
The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.

Day 3: Brasov

7-9:30 AM: Buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
9:45 AM: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.
10 AM – 1 PM: Embark on a walking tour of Brasov’s Historic Town. Explore iconic landmarks like the Council Square, Black Church, Ecaterina’s Gate, Weaver’s Bastion, White and Black towers, and St. Nicholas Church. Uncover the lesser-known tale of Vlad Dracula, who spent a few years in Brasov, engaging in trades and a love affair with the enchanting Katharina.
1-4:30 PM: Enjoy free time at your leisure. Lunch is at your own expense.
5 PM: Depart from the hotel for Bran Castle. Attend a Private Halloween Party within the castle, limited to approximately 80-90 people. Begin with a nighttime tour guided by Vlad himself, granting access to exclusive rooms not featured in standard tours.
Indulge in a Halloween dinner featuring a 3-course meal, Bran castle wine, and plum brandy. Join the Halloween party in the castle’s living room, complete with music and dance. Halloween costumes are highly recommended.
Around midnight, return to the hotel for an overnight stay at the same hotel; Bella Muzica Hotel*** (or similar).

Day 4: Brasov—Rupea—Sighisoara — approximately 75 miles (120 kilometers)

7-10 AM: Buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
10:15 AM: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.
10 AM: Depart from the hotel on the route to Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Dracula.
On the way, pause to explore Rupea Fortress (14th century), an impressive example of the Transylvanian defensive system.
1:30 PM: Arrive at Sighisoara, one of Transylvania's best-preserved medieval towns. Take a leisurely walking tour of Sighisoara’s historic center, where iconic sites like The Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Scholar’s Stairs, The Monastery Church, and the towers of the citadel await your discovery.
3–5:30 PM: Enjoy leisure time for lunch and souvenir shopping (at your own expense).
6 PM: Continue to a small family cellar, where you'll savor local plum/pear brandy and fruit liqueurs crafted from an old traditional family recipe.
7-10 PM: Delight in a Halloween Special Dinner at an ancient restaurant in Dracula’s birthplace, complete with local beer and wine.
11 PM: Return to Brasov for an overnight stay at the same hotel; Bella Muzica Hotel*** (or similar).

Day 5: Brasov—Sinaia Bucharest — approximately 114 miles (185 kilometers)

7-9:30 AM: Buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
Check out of the hotel by 9:45 AM.
9:45 AM: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and board transportation.
10 AM: Depart from the hotel on the route to Bucharest.
Stop at Sinaia, a picturesque mountain town, to explore Peles Castle, a former royal residence of the Romanian kings—an absolute "must-visit" in Romania.Continue your journey to Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, arriving around 3 PM. 
Embark on a panoramic tour of Bucharest, witnessing iconic landmarks such as the Triumph Arch, Victoriei Square and Boulevard, Athenaeum, Royal Palace, and Revolution Square.
Check-in at Capitol Hotel**** (or similar), located in the Historic Center of Bucharest.
In the afternoon, enjoy a brief walking tour in the pedestrian-only area: Lipscani street, Stavropoleos Church, National Bank, CEC Bank, Manuc Inn, and Constitution Square. From there, admire the monumental Parliament Palace, formerly known as the House of the People—the second-largest administrative building in the world.
Rest of the evening at your leisure. You can enjoy the vibrant shops, restaurants, and pubs are just outside your hotel.
Overnight at Capitol Hotel**** (or similar). Lunch and Dinner are at your own expense.

 
Day 6

6:30-10 AM: Buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Please note: To-go breakfast is available upon request for guests checking out early.
Check out of the hotel by 11 AM.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport according to your flight departure time. Pick-up from the hotel will be with approx. 3hr30min before your scheduled take-off.

*The minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Age is determined at the time of travel.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Details

While traveling the mysterious Transylvania countryside, you’ll enjoy the historic and remote aspects of your destinations. During your multi-city tour, you’ll stay at 4-star and 3-star hotels. These handpicked lodgings provide some of the best experiences, and most importantly, welcome respite after full days of touring.

(Please note: The specific names will be announced and will be confirmed no later than 30 days prior to departure.)

Standard Room accommodations with:

  • 1 king bed, 1 matrimonial bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child age 8-14 years.
  • Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
  • Air conditioning or heating.
  • Safe deposit box.
  • Television.
  • Telephone.
  • Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi



Pricing for children for this resort may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements:
  • By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card.
  • I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.

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Additional Information

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your travel investment in case of unexpected cancellation. Travel can be unpredictable and country restrictions change regularly. Please understand that the cancellation policies listed in the Terms and Conditions will apply, and you are highly encouraged to purchase travel protection for your trip.

  • To get the best possible coverage, check out travel insurance soon after booking your trip. Some coverage plans may be time sensitive.  Reminder: If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other travel documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Please note:

  • The minimum age to attend this trip is 8 years. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID. 
  • At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
  • This DreamTrip experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If this DreamTrip is canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you will be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

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Terms and Conditions

Must be an Active Member in Good Standing to Travel: 

You understand and acknowledge that participating in DreamTrips is a benefit of DreamTrips Membership; therefore, your monthly membership fees must be current and paid in full at the time of travel. If you book a DreamTrips package and cancel your membership, or your membership is in inactive status at the time of travel, you understand and acknowledge that your trip will be cancelled and subject to refund as outlined in the cancellation policy for your particular trip.

Travel is unpredictable and country restrictions due to COVID-19 change regularly; please understand that the policies below apply and you are encouraged to purchase travel protection.

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 80 days or more before the start date of your trip, you will get a refund less a fee of up to US$100. If you cancel within 79 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. In the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the more restrictive of the two terms will prevail.

Name Change Policies:
 Name changes are not permitted for the DreamTrips Member(s) who booked this trip and are only allowed for people who are traveling with said booking member. Name changes must be done no later than August 19 and are subject to a fee of up to US$100. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Transfer Policies:
 Booking transfers from one member to another member are not allowed on this trip.

Please note:

  • The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.
  • Pricing shown is for each person and is based on 2 adults per room.
  • Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
  • In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
  • Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up to date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
  • Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
  • Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
  • Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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