125th Anniversary of Stoker's Dracula in Romania

Bucharest, Romania

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Mysterious Adventures Tours LLC
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May 24 - Jun 2, 2022
Group size: 12 - 26
125th Anniversary of Stoker's Dracula in Romania
Bucharest, Romania

Mysterious Adventures Tours LLC
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29 reviews

May 24 - Jun 2, 2022
Group size: 12 - 26

About this trip

  

Divinely selected places have secrets and mysteries within them that cannot be explained. They are found around the world in the most obscure corners. Hand-picked extraordinary places have been curated so that you can divulge into their wonder. With awe, we will then explore them … together. 


Mysterious Adventures Tours is proud to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Romania, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker's publication of Dracula. 


“I am Dracula, and I bid you welcome …  to my house.
Come in, the night air is chill, and you must need to eat and rest.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula


Almost entirely due to Dracula, Romania has long been associated with horror and darkness. Just the name Transylvania conjures up an image of romantic darkness. Deep valleys, beautiful mountains, and a legacy of death. If any country is haunted, Romania is. Imagine tracing the steps of Vlad Tepes III Drăculea, The Impaler. First introduced into the world on May 26, 1897, Bram Stoker's unearthed the Impaler's morbid legends into his horror masterpiece of Dracula. On May 25, 2022, be one of the brave 36 souls to follow the passages of Vlad III, better known as Count Dracula, took almost six centuries ago. 


Our group will start in Transylvania and follow secret trails within Romania, which brings to life the life of Vlad Tepes III and the legacy that Bram Stoker left behind Dracula. Be introduced to Romania’s most historically haunted, many a significant part of Vlad's journey through his life. Be introduced to Romania’s most historically haunted, many a significant part of Vlad's journey through his life.


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Our Accommodations

Cismigiu Hotel in Bucharest

Hotel Palace Sinaia

Casa din Bran

Drachenhaus (Dragon's) House

Casa Saseasca

Vila Siago

Vila Corviniana

La Cetate Guesthouse


Package Inclusions / Exclusions

 >>> PACKAGE INCLUDES <<<

>   Airport Transfers from Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest on dates of arrival and departure. An off-site location may be offered as an alternative to the Airport.  

>   Accommodations for 9-Nights in 3/4-Star hotels throughout Romania  

>   Eight Breakfasts;  One Welcome Lunch;

>   A Private Celebratory Farewell Dinner In Bucharest

>   A celebratory event for the 125th Anniversary of Dracula's Publication at the Bran Castle; 

>    Luxury Coach with Expert Romanian Drivers

>    Expert Romanian local Tour Guide (speaks fluent English) with several Guides from Mysterious Adventures Tours.

>    Led by that which is haunted and related to Vlad the Impaler, you will experience the following: 9 castles, 9 fortified monasteries/churches, 2 magical forests, a fortress, a catacomb, a salt mine, and tours of the spectral cities of Bucharest, Bran, Brasov, and Sighisarro.

 >    Fees into all venues and activities listed on the final itinerary

 >    Use of Paranormal Investigation tools (You may bring your own gear and protection tools)

 >    Snacks and water/soft drinks on the bus

 >    Information on each location’s information, history, and supernatural stories. 

 >    Our Mysterious Adventures whimsical bag of gifts 

 >    Our signature “Secret” tour addition surprise

 >    24-Hour Emergency Customer Service while in Scotland

 >    Hotel Porterage of one suitcase per person (when offered)

 >    All taxes and charges associated with hotel accommodations

 >    Souvenir eBook upon returning home


>>> PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS <<<

 >    Round Trip Airfare to Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest, Romania  (We will assist you to capture the best route and rates.)

 >    Afternoon/Evening Meals (except our Welcome Lunch and Farewell Dinner); No alcoholic beverages

 >    Entry Fee’s into venues not on the final itinerary

 >   Tips or Gratuities

>    Trip Insurance

 

Our Terms, Policies and Recommendations

Terms, Policies, and Recommendations are offered for the purpose of assuring a safe, viable, and quality tour package. There are limitations, obligations, and responsibilities that we must make as Tour Operators to assure a most incredible experience at the most affordable package price. 

~  Limitations:  Tours are expected to include walking (city and rural) among steep rough pathways, hills, steps, and historic mansions & castles with no/limited handicap access accommodations. To enjoy this tour safely, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please be sure to bring apparel/footwear to accommodate these circumstances. 

~  Limitations:  Tours will occur during scheduled day/evening hours. Some areas are not well lit. Although flashlights will be available, you may wish to bring your own equipment. 

~  Limitations:  Please note that our tours may not be suitable for travelers under 18 years and may be included at the discretion of the parent/guardian and must be accompanied by their parent/guardian. There are, at times, difficult paths that may be problematic with persons with physical limitations. 

~  Availability:  All packages and tours are subject to availability of venues, celebrity escorts, tours, accommodations, tour leads, roads, and weather conditions at the time of travel. We cannot be held responsible for changes beyond our control. Extreme conditions & unscheduled situations may warrant changes in itineraries or dates. With these conditions, we will not be able to refund any deposits or payments applied towards the tour. This is why we encourage using Travel Insurance to protect you in these situations. 

~  Travel Insurance is highly recommended. If you use our sponsored service, Travelex Insurance Services, it will facilitate transactions since they are aware of our trips and the integrity of our work. Certainly, you may choose a vendor outside of this resource. If you choose to not purchase travel insurance you will need to sign an “Exclusion Waiver”.

~  Luggage on a motorcoach is limited to one baggage piece and small carry-ons. Porterage is included for stays in larger Castle Hotels. They are not available for smaller inns. 

~  Punctuality:  It is the responsibility of the traveler to arrive at a tour start meeting point as established in the specific trip itinerary. If there are meet-up issues, we will attempt to be of assistance, but cannot take the obligation of the cost for your personalized transfers to/from the airport.

~  Pricing:  Primary quoted Package Prices are based on Double Occupancy (Shared). Each standard tour of 24 traveler capacities will be limited to three single travelers There is a Supplementary Fee charged for single travelers. There is no discount for Triple rooms. Single/triple rooms are on a request basis and subject to availability. They may not be available at all properties. 

~   Payment Policies:  To secure a tour package, a deposit must be received.   Deposits are not refundable. 

   ***  “Soft Reservations” (reservation without deposit) may be canceled due to limited inventory and high demand. Advanced notification will be given. 

   *** Interest-Free Payment Plans are offered but must meet the following requirements. The deposit payment is counted towards reaching these thresholds.

   ***  Within 4 months (120 days) of Tour Start Date: 30% of the complete tour package must be paid

   ***   Within 3 months (90 days) of Tour Start Date: 60% of the complete tour package must be paid.

   ***   Within 2 months (60 days) of Tour Start Date: 100% of the complete tour package must be paid.

~  Event Cancellation is considered upon meeting the following standards:

   ***   Deposits are not refundable at any time, but do contribute to the following penalties:

***   Within 94-60 days prior to Tour Start Date: 30% of the complete tour package

***   Within 61-31 days prior to Tour Start Date: 50% of the complete tour package

***   Within 30-0 days prior to Tour Start Date: 100% of the complete tour package

~  Gratuities and Service Charges: All local service charges are included on confirmed final itinerary items. Tips to your drive/chauffer/guides/special guests are not included and are at your discretion. 

~  Government-issued Travel Documentation (Passport, VISAs, etc.) are the responsibility of the traveler and not of Mysterious Adventures Tours. Failure to obtain these in a timely manner before the travel start date may lead to cancellation of the trip with all fines to be paid by the traveler. 

~  Right to Refuse:  Mysterious Adventures Tours, and its partners and associated ambassadors, have the right to refuse to receive a purchase agreement from any person/persons that is/are deemed not appropriate or fitting for the tour and its guests. 

~  Tour Expelation:  If a traveler’s behavior during the tour becomes incompatible with the safety, comfort, or convenience of the other travelers/hosts, the Mysterious Adventures Tours has the exclusive right and discretion to expel from the tour at any time. 

~  Smoking is not permitted in the hotel, its rooms, the buses, venues, or other public spaces. 

~  Responsibility/Liability: Payment of the trip itinerary constitutes consent of all Legal policies and terms and conditions described here. Neither the Operator nor any mentioned or unmentioned subagents/affiliates shall be held responsible for any personal injury, property damage or other loss a passenger incurs on any tour arising from acts or omissions by any air carrier, public transport company, hotel, car rental company, subcontractor or other person or organization, whether or not such company is rendering any services supplied on the tour. 

~  All tickets and vouchers are issued and supplied subject to the foregoing and to any and all terms and conditions under which transportation and services are provided. 

~  The tour Operator accepts no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, flight cancellations, or misconnections due to mechanical problems, sickness, quarantine, weather, acts of God, strikes, government actions, war, terrorism pandemic activity or other circumstances beyond its control. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses. 

~ Any devaluation or revaluation of currencies may affect published prices

~  Although these policies and recommendations offer conventional guidelines, they are not complete. They will be further governed by the location, hosts, and current international conditions. Please refer to contracts & supplements that you will receive upon booking and inquiries.

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Please contact us at mysteriousadventurestours@gmail.com for more information, questions, and/or clarification. 

Available Packages

Double Occupancy

Includes the entire itinerary! This is a shared room, but everything else you can do as a single. Great rate for friends or spouses or for folks not wanting to be alone!

$2,225
Deposit: $250
Single Occupancy

Includes the entire itinerary.  This is a single occupancy (private room) rate when you do not wish to have a roomie with you. 

$2,725
Deposit: $250

Available options



Itinerary

DAY 1
May 24, 2022

The Bucharest City Tour

Around 9 AM you will be met at the Henri Coanda Airport in Bucharest Romania by your Patti Negri, Father Sebastiaan, Mysterious Adventures Tours representatives, and the incredible tour guides (Georgiana and Vlad) from Romanian Thrills. 

We will escort you to our first stop before we introduce your hotel accommodations,  the incredible Hotel Cismigiu.   This iconic hotel was built before World War I and still has the charm of the "Belle Epoque". 


Today we discover why Bucharest was formerly known as “little Paris” as we stroll through the narrow streets, and eclectic neighborhoods and take a look inside one of the most beautiful buildings of the "Belle Epoque". 


The charming Old Town hides some well-hidden ghost stories and we will discover the story of the haunted orphanage, the hospital known for organ harvesting, or the casino which is still visited by the ghosts of former players.

Prepared to be wowed! We return to the hotel to rest, for tomorrow we will have a full day of wonder!
 

PLEASE NOTE: Itineraries are subject to slight change depending on availability or weather & travel conditions.

Your Organizer


MA
Mysterious Adventures Tours LLC
29 reviews
Divinely selected places have a mystery within them that cannot be explained. They are found around the world in the most obscure corners. We hope, with Mysterious Adventures, we can introduce them to you. Mysterious adventures Tours is a woman-owned tour company. Our mission is to give you the opportunity to experience the mysterious, sacred, spiritual, chilling, breath-taking, haunted, and stunning places around the world. Come with us and make memories of a lifetime!

Reviews

Honestly, I don't think there are enough words to describe the joy I felt on this trip. This trip has set the standard high for the rest of the trips to come. I definitely would have wanted to spend more time in Transylvania, especially in Bran, and more than one night in the Hoia Baciu forest and Corvin castle. Maybe even spend the night in the forest. :) Seeing Nevermore was an awesome treat for our first time in the Carpathians. I am hoping that the next time this trip comes up that Vlad Tepes' castle is open for us to investigate. I would have loved to have gone higher and further into the Carpathian mountains - further near the summit. The bed and breakfast in Bran - Villa Siana - was the chef's kiss. I wish we could have spent more time there just to sit by the fireside and share more stories. What can I say about Katrina and Vlad? Again, I'm an articulate person, but I can't think of what to say that would encompass their passion and generosity they shared this entire trip. I REALLY WANT TO SEE KATRINA BE OUR TOUR GUIDE AGAIN IN IRELAND NEXT YEAR. (hint, hint, wink, wink) She was so sweet, and had to put up with those of us (namely, ME) who wanted to linger a little longer to soak in the experience. Vlad was phenomenal, intelligent, knowledgeable, fun, exciting, encouraging... I wish he could go to Ireland with us, too. I think the only disappointment I had was the experience at Bran castle. It felt too much like we were being shoved through an attraction at Disneyland. I know that it is a popular attraction around Halloween, especially with the party going on. I was under the impression that the dinner and party would be in the castle and not outside of it. At least that's the impression I got from the description. The food was phenomenal. I didn't bring back enough chocolate or palinka! Thank you all for this memorable trip and the new travel family I have. Heather PS. Our bus driver had some mad ninja driving skills for the places he took that bus and how he could turn it around. And I do miss having Alle in our faces with the his camera. IT felt like having a personal photographer around. It would be nice if he came to Ireland as well.
By Heather R for SOLD OUT! Spooktacular Halloween in Romania with Grant Wilson! on Nov 18, 2023
The trip to Romania was perfect!! It was everything that was expected and more. The entire trip went very smooth and easy.. There wasn't any problems even though we had such a large group of people. We all got along, all 38 of us. Kayla and Vlad made the trip and us very special. Both of them did an exceptional job, the entire trip. There were no fears when we were with them. Anywhere we went we knew Vlad and Kayla had our back.. Kayla ran the trip without any issues and problem free. She is such a sweet person and a great tour organizer. Vlad our guide knew his stuff. I would take any trip that either one of them offered, even if it wasn't something I was looking for. I'd take the trip, it's guaranteed fun and a wealth of knowledge. Grant and Reanna were very kind and normal. You had no issues to approach them, the were very willing to help anyone out, or answer any questions that you may have. You felt like they were your friend, not someone from a tv show. I felt that Grant poured his heart out to the entire group, it felt very authentic and special. The two of them, Grant and Reanna exposed me to things and thoughts that I've never would have anywhere else. I'd take their next trip if I could, but it's sold out!! Most of our tour group booked it once they were done with the Halloween experience in Romania.. Bottom line, I cannot say enough good things about my trip. I still think about it almost everyday, It's been a little over a week since we've been back home. I'm miss it often and cannot wait for our next adventure. Thank you Maria for putting together such a special trip for all of us.
By Diana B for SOLD OUT! Spooktacular Halloween in Romania with Grant Wilson! on Nov 15, 2023
First time with this company. The itinerary was fascinating, which is why we booked! Had a few hiccups along the way, but they were handled quickly and professionally! Our tour guide Vlad was incredible! Knowledgeable, funny, compassionate and just amazing! And the cherry on top was having Grant and Reanna Wilson along! They are truly wonderful people! Had the best time with them! Looking forward to booking another trip in the near future!
By Evelyn D for SOLD OUT! Spooktacular Halloween in Romania with Grant Wilson! on Nov 14, 2023
We are so grateful for your patricipation on our Halloween Adventure in beautiful Romania. You had a stellar group of travelers and support team (Fantastic Four)! Hiccups ALWAYS happen, for that is life. We are not in a prepared Disney landscape, so things always come in that we are not expecting. What thrills me is that is was handled well and with care. We do hope you will be able to join us on another adventure! Be well and happy!
MA
Fantastic, my fellow travelers, Kayla, Vlad, Grant and Reanna, the Tours the accommodations and the food and drink. Everything was great. Would recommend to anyone.
By Mark L for SOLD OUT! Spooktacular Halloween in Romania with Grant Wilson! on Nov 13, 2023
Thank you so very much for your kind review, Realizing that we have made that incredible dream happen for the Halloween in Romania experience thrills us. You were a big part of this, Mark, and we appreciate all you did to become part of our roaming Romanian Family! Keep well and happy!
MA
This was the best trip I have ever been on!! The guides were beyond amazing and the experiences truly were once in a lifetime. Kayla was an incredible trip organizer, Vlad was the best tour guide I have ever seen and together they made the trip unforgettable for everyone! I will absolutely be traveling with Mysterious Adventure Tours in the future and will be bringing many friends along.
By Russell C for SOLD OUT! Spooktacular Halloween in Romania with Grant Wilson! on Nov 06, 2023
Such a wonderful and beautiful review! It thrills us to know that we did not let you down! I know the Fantastic Four were amazing, but more so were all of our fellow travelers ... a new family, that you were a significant part of, Russell. Thank you so very much! We look forward in helping realize more mysterious explorations around the world, Russell. You're the best!
MA
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