Ghost, ghouls, and an unforgettable Halloween party await in the mysterious grounds of Bran Castle in Transylvania. We’ll start in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, so you can surround yourself with city life before heading to some spookier landmarks. Tour Dracula’s castle, then grab your costume for a massive outdoor tent bash. Together, celebrate Halloween at the Count’s home with 1,000 fearless, fun-seekers from around the globe. It’s a high-stakes challenge to find a party like this one.
Self-guided tour of Bran Castle. Exclusive access to the G Adventures Halloween tent party on the Bran’s Castle grounds. Visit to the medieval town of Brasov. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Self-Guided tour of Dracula’s castle, Bran Castle. Exclusive access to the G Adventures After Party on Bran’s Castle grounds. Free time to explore medieval town of Brasov.
Group Leader Description
This G Adventures group trip will have up to 40 Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout. One CEO will be assigned for every group of 40 people.
The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places. If you wish to take a guided city tour in any location our CEO will do their best to help you arrange this and pay locally.
Group Size Notes
G party with up to 1000 like minded G travellers.
It is important to note that accommodation in Europe tend to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and rooms are generally old and may not have been renovated or maintained to the highest standard. Downtown hotels in Europe were not build to be hotels but rich owners houses, which have been changed into hotels. Therefore unusual room sizes are common as large rooms have been partitioned in the past, resulting in rather “thin” walls. Reception areas, rooms and bathrooms tend to be very small as they were often added into an existing room, and may have a hand nozzle rather than a conventional shower head.
On this trip you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. You can expect to find clean, safe, simple accommodation in convenient locations.
Accommodations offered on this tour are on a twin/double share basis and triple/multi-share, on a single-sex basis.
Multi-share accommodations may involve 3-6 group members sharing or dormitory-style rooms for the whole group. The majority of accommodation will have shared bathroom facilities.
Please arrive at the joining hotel no later than 9 am
A taxi from the airport to the hotel will cost approximately EUR 20. The prices are based on current prices and most taxis in Romania drive by taximeter, so the prices may increase/decrease according to traffic and time of day. Upon arrival to the city on day 1 (or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation), please make your way to the joining hotel.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible. If you have a pre-booked transfer, and you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
G Adventures UK office (manned UK 8am – 8pm) +44 (0) 2072439878
If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you.
Toll-free, from calls within North America only: 1 888 800 4100
Calls from within UK: 0344 272 0000
Calls from within Germany: 0800 365 1000
Calls from within Australia: 1 300 796 618
Calls from within New Zealand: 0800 333 307
Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Halloween costume
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport (With photocopies)
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies)
• Reusable water bottle
• Small travel towel
• Sturdy walking shoes
• Sun hat/bandana
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket
Visas and Entry Requirements
Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.
All visitors to the EU (European Union) and EEC (European Economic Community) countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to visit the Schengen area (see below), however they may not stay longer than three months in any 6-month period.
For other nationalities, travelling in Europe has been simplified with the introduction of the Schengen visa. As a visitor to the Schengen area (Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland) you will enjoy the many advantages of this unified visa system. Generally speaking with a Schengen visa, you may enter one Schengen country and travel freely throughout the Schengen region during the validity of your visa. There are limited border controls at Schengen borders, if any at all.
Please note that the UK and Ireland are NOT part of the Schengen agreement.
A Schengen visa is applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country in which you will be spending the most nights on your trip to the Schengen space. If you are only visiting one country on your trip then you apply for your visa at the Consulate of this Schengen country.
A Couple of Rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.
Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.
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Day 1 Bucharest/Bran
Travel to Transylvania. Get costume ready before heading to the famous Bran’s Castle for a self- guided tour. Explore the dozens of tunnels and different rooms. Look out for the secret staircase!
Later on, celebrate the real scares of Halloween in the G Adventures party tent. Dance the night away at this exclusive party in Dracula’s very own backyard and experience an unforgettable, eerie night!
The adventure begins at 9am. Want more time to explore Bucharest? Consider booking a pre-night to get acquainted with Romania’s capital.
Arrival Day and Welcome Brief
Bran Castle Self-Guided Visit
G Adventures Halloween Tented Party
Day 2 Bran/Braşov (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore nearby Brasov. Opt to visit the Black Church, explore the Brasov History museum, or take a hike in one of the areas national parks. The day is yours to discover this charming town in the heart of the Carpathian mountains.
Day 3 Bran/Bucharest (1B)
Jump on a shuttle and head back to Bucharest. Tour ends on arrival.
Travellers should plan all onward travel after 4pm on this day.