Halloween Tours & Trips
If you love Halloween you owe it to yourself to attend the spookiest events set against the most hauntingly beautiful backdrops, and really the only way to do it right is by going on tour!
Things to do on Halloween
Attend a Halloween Party in Dracula's CastleOne of the most coveted party spots for Halloween is Dracula’s Castle! Located in Transylvania, Bran Castle is the rumoured inspiration for the setting of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. If you’re lucky, you can attend a Halloween party in this hallowed - and possibly haunted! - castle. Several companies, such as G Adventures, host tours that culminate in a Halloween bash at Dracula’s Castle.
Visit spooky towns in the United StatesThere are several towns across the United States that seem to celebrate Halloween year-round! Visit a real-life ghost town in Montana, explore the Stanley Hotel from Stephen King’s The Shining, or take a history lesson from the site of the Salem Witch Trials. There are also a number of towns whose culture and history make them perfect Halloween destinations; the Spanish moss covering the trees in Savannah, the creepy underground tunnels in Seattle, the Halloween celebrations in Sleepy Hollow - the possibilities are endless!
Head to Haiti for Fet GedeFet Gede, or the Feast of the Dead, is a Day of the Dead-esque celebration in Haiti. The festival is held annually to honour the Gede, Vodou spirits of the dead. Locals dress up and dance through the streets to the graveyards where their ancestors are buried, where they serve them with gifts of food from their table. Rituals take place over the course of November, but most of the celebrations occur at the beginning of the month.
Popular Halloween tours & trips
Halloween in Transylvania
7 days from $1,499 $1,274
- Discover the old town of Sighisoara
- Explore the baroque architecture of Brasov
- Come in costume to a party at the Bran Castle
- indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine
Halloween in America
7 days from $2,005 $1,704
Halloween in Transylvania 2019 | 7-day tour and Halloween party at Dracula Castle (6 destinations)
7 days from $1,029 $868
- Spend the Halloween night in Transylvania, where once Dracula lived
- Visit the Olt Valley and its spectacular gorges
- Taste the authentic local cuisine in a traditional atmosphere
- Discover Turda salt mine and its hundreds of meters of galleries
7-Day Halloween in Transylvania including 3 Halloween parties
7 days from $1,579 $1,378
How to get to Dracula's Castle
International flights are available to Bucharest from European cities such as London, Paris, and Rome, as well as more distant destinations like New York. Flying to Dracula’s Castle means taking a flight to Bucharest and then travelling the remaining distance (roughly 180 kilometres) via other transportation, such as the train route.
The only way to access Dracula’s Castle (Bran Castle) by train is via a route which begins in Bucharest Nord. The Brasov train will take you to the castle in about three and a half hours, for approximately 10 euros. Trains run hourly, and you’ll have to factor in any other transportation (to Bucharest Nord) before making the decision to travel to Dracula’s Castle by train.
Board a train in Bucharest at Gara de Nord station that departs to Brasov. In Brasov, go inside the train station and ask to go to Bran Castle by bus. As the routes sometimes change, it’s best to ask at the info desk upon arrival. But generally bus terminal No. 2 Brasov provides regular rides between Brasov and Bran - Moeciu and return trips. The entire journey takes several hours (approximately 3.5).
Renting a car is the optimal choice for getting yourself to Bran. From Bucharest, head north on DN1/E60, pass by Ploiesti, continue to follow DN1/E60, after Azuga turn left on DN73A, at Rasnov turn left onto DN73/E574, drive 10KMs and Bran Castle will be on the left. If you’re driving to Bran Castle from Brasov, head northwest to Rasnov on DN73/E574, continue straight to Bran, castle will be on the left.
A ride to Bran Castle from Bucharest, takes about 2.5hrs drive. At Otopeni-Bucharest Airport there is a taxi station right in front of the international arrivals. This trip cost can vary so check beforhand.
Travellers have said that there isn't much to do in Bran so, despite the longer commute, it's suggested that you stay in and around Brasov. Bran is a village with less than 6,000 people while Basov is a city with over 200,000 residents. There are many guest houses to choose from along the way but as long as you stay near the main train station in Brasov.