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Halloween Trek

What better place to spend Halloween than in Dracula's Transylvania? There is a spooky, mysterious atmosphere in this part of the East. We follow Dracula's trail past castles, fortified churches, mountain chalets and quaint local villages. But it is our ultimate fancy dress Halloween party in a Transylvanian mountain retreat that is the crowning glory to this once in a lifetime adventure!


Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Festivals, Local Culture & Cuisine, History Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 159595
Starts: Budapest, Hungary Finishes: Budapest, Hungary
You will Visit
  • Budapest
  • Cluj
  • Brasov
  • Sighisoara

Itinerary

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Day 1: Budapest to Cluj

The Halloween party trek sets off east through the mighty Hungarian Pusta. The region is famous for its horsemen with a history dating back to the time of Genghis Khan. During our drive through the stunning Carpathian Mountains, we’ll set the tone for the rest of our trip with a chilling horror movie. On arrival to Cluj we will check out the cultural capital of Transylvania, grab a bite to eat and get acquainted with some local customs.

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Day 2: Cluj to Sibel

After breakfast it’s off to the fascinating Turda salt mine which was a bustling community in the past, but has now been expertly converted to one of Transylvania’s most famous sights. Afterwards we’ll drive the short distance to Sibiu one of the region’s most beautiful towns, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a walking tour before driving the short distance to our overnight stop in the small village of Sibiel. Tonight we’ll introduce you to some traditional music and food from the region. 

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Day 3: Sibel to Brasov

We’ll make a late start to the day and head east to Brasov, the main centre of Transylvania. It’s here you will be introduced to Vlad the Impaler and his castle. Vlad was the original Dracula and is notorious for his bloodthirsty love of torture and preferred method of execution in the 15th Century. We’ll concentrate on the city, taking a walk around the picture postcard centre with its blue stone churches. You can also take the cable car to the top of the city. Tonight is yours to explore the city nightlife and culinary delights.(B)

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Day 4: Brasov

After breakfast we’ll drive you out to Bran Castle, the impressive fortress that protected Transylvania from its many invaders. The castle is very well preserved and a real opportunity to learn the special tactics used by the locals to overcome their enemies. The rest of the day we’ll explore Brasov and pick up last minute costumes for the fancy dress party. Brasov produces some outstanding wine as well. 

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Day 5: Halloween - Brasov to Racatau Valley

Today we drive to Sighisoara, the birthplace of Dracula and a beautifully preserved UNESCO listed medieval fortified city with its famous citadel. You’ll have the time to tour the town and get some lunch before our final drive to our Halloween party. It’s a masked fancy dress party with a barbeque dinner and bonfire, but it’s the mountain location that makes this the best Halloween party you have ever experienced!

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Day 6: Racatau Valley to Budapest

After breakfast we head back to Budapest, driving across the Pusta and recollecting the events of this fantastic trip through Transylvania. On arrival into Budapest we’ll head out for a final supper. 

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Day 7: Budapest

Check out after breakfast. 

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 6 nights' accommodation
    • 6 breakfasts & 1 dinner
    • Turda salt mines
    • Bran Castle tour and entrance fee
    • Exclusive Halloween party location
    • Halloween BBQ at Racatau Valley
    • Orientation walks Brasov, Sighisoara and Cluj
    • Your fantastic Busabout crew
    Accommodation
    • 2 nights multi-share hostel, 1 night multi-share lodge, 2 nights twin-share hotel, 1 night multi-share villa
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Tour Highlights:
  • Turda Salt Mine
  • Gawk at the mountain village of Braslov
  • Go barmy in Budapest
  • The drive through the Carpathian mountains
  • Get spooked by Vlad the Impaler's Bran Castle
  • Suck up the medieval atmosphere of Sighisoara, Draculas birthplace
  • Do the monster mash at an exclusive Transylvanian Halloween party