The Halloween Party is without a doubt one of the most remarkable events anyone could experience in Romania. The flavour of the Romanian 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 guest’s 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!
The first event you’ll enjoy is performed by the Transylvanian Knights. The « Witch Trial » will reveal the medieval rituals of judgment for a witch testing the courage of the guests. Should anyone dare to handle the sword and fight along with the knights to save the damned woman, will be anointed as a knight.
There can be no Halloween Party without Dracula; the Count will simply not tolerate such a thing! His majesty will join you and even make a few confessions about his wedding. « Dracula’s Wedding » is a show set on stage by a professional band of actors. This is a non verbal performance. It’s very easy to understand that Dracula did not need words to charm a girl. The first time they met he appeared as a respectable noble, the second meeting revealed his true dark nature… Find out if the story has a happy ending.
Since we’re all very familiar with dramas, we’ll then focus on having a fabulous time, and water better way to do this than dancing! A band of folk singers performing live at traditional Romanian instruments 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!
Close to midnight will 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 neighbours’ cat won’t bother you anymore). A glass of champagne and the traditional Rest in Peace song will delight us afterwards.
The culinary event of the evening is the Halloween cake, shaped as a coffin and delicious as fresh blood. This might just be the first coffin you have tried and you will like it!
The Count’s witch will be at your disposal. She’ll open her office for you to be able to purchase After Life Insurances (something will know for sure you will use!)
The Master of Ceremony will reword 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!)
The 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 hang over.
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 holiday! To read a more detailed presentation please visit us on line at:
The prestigious Fodor’s travel guide placed Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler in Top ten must-do adventures.
Departing from Budapest on October the 27th 2008, Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler offers a 10 day trip back in time, following Jonathan Harker’s footsteps but revealing the genuine historical facts and places related to Vlad the Impaler.
The tour is intended to Halloween enthusiasts, Transylvanian lovers, culture and history fans or adventure seekers.
It includes the unique medieval citadel of Sighisoara – Vlad the Impaler‘s birth place, the Saxon city of Brasov, Bistrita Citadel, the royal Peles Castle, the mysterious BranCastle as well as Dracula’s Castle in BorgoPass, built according to Bram Stocker’s imagination. In addition, the special activities prepared, all along the itinerary, bring out the essence of the genuine Transylvanian Folklore.
Special events experienced in this Halloween tour:
· Killing of the Living Dead ritual – Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace
· Learn how to make a vampire killing stake from the Vampire Wooden Stake Specialist, a famous woodcraftsman from Maramures
· Visit legendary castles in Transylvania with plenty of good stories for a Halloween tour: Bran, Peles, Corvinesti and SavarsinCastles
· Halloween Party in Sighisoara – Dracula’s birth place
· Special accommodations, the finest selections of « Dracula Hotels » including Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania – Bram Stoker’s imaginary castle in Borgo Pass where, he placed the Bloody Count Dracula, accommodation and candlelit dinner,
· Discover Dracula’s descendents – pay a visit to Misiuga, Baron of Dracula in his windswept tower in Bistrita citadel
· Enjoy Jonathan Harker’s Menu – the same meal Bram Stoker’s hero served when in Bistrita citadel
· Vampire menu for dinner in Turda to find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!
· During farewell dinner a Survivor’s Certificate will be handed over (collect stamps all along the itinerary to prove your courage)
Being a very popular tour, Halloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler is often sold out well in advance; in fact the reservations for 2008 have already started so hurry up and join us!
To book the tour, call Transylvania Live US Toll Free at: 866 376 6183, United Kingdom free line at: 0808 101 6781 or Romanian office at: +40. 364.405.614 or contact your local travel agent.
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