The Birth of the Vampires

Bucharest, Romania

Mysterious Adventures Tours LLC
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29 reviews
Nov 7 - 16, 2022
Group size: 26 - 44
The Birth of the Vampires
Bucharest, Romania

Mysterious Adventures Tours LLC
  • Email address verified
29 reviews

Nov 7 - 16, 2022
Group size: 26 - 44

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, in celebrating the birth dates of two Vampiric Masters ... Bram Stoker and Vlad Tepes III (The Impaler), both born on November 8th! 

“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. 

On this tour, we dedicate our explorations and honor Bram Stoker (The Author) and Vlad Tepes III (The Impaler), both born on the same day of November 8th. 

James Annitto, whose demonology and paranormal investigation skill will take this experience to another level, will guide you through this magical trip! Our group will start in Transylvania and follow secret trails of Romania. Be introduced to Romania’s most historically haunted, many a significant part of Vlad's journey through his life. 

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Our Accomodations

Cismigiu Hotel in Bucharest

Hanul Bran Hotel in Bran

Hotel Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca

Hunter Prince Castle (Dracula's Hotel) in Turda

Hotel Bulevard in Hunedoara

Hotel Posada Vidraru

All these are not guaranteed (due to access, conditions, and availability).  If not available, they will be of "the like". 

Our Ambassador: James Annitto

About James Annitto

James is a Demonologist, Deacon, paranormal investigator, and researcher that provides his services free of charge to assist homeowners, business owners, and other paranormal teams that require his background in negative hauntings. 

James has worked alongside many other specialists in this field, a paranormal researcher and member of Duo Daemonologie, Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation (PPRI), Sanctuary Paranormal, and the former founder/owner of The Dominion Ministry. 

He has been in the paranormal field since the early age of 15, investigating graveyards and legendary surroundings in the New England area such as Mercy Brown, Ladd School, USS Salem, and Slater Mill. After being in the field for the last 16 years, James has gained a great deal of experience from working with many well-respected members of the paranormal field. He has appeared on many radio and local television shows. He has also given scores of lectures at libraries and expos. 

James began a new level of his paranormal life when he began his studies in demonology and the ministry. Dedicating himself to helping others in the field and those who are in need of cleansing or blessing, not limited to distance or affordability. James in March 2015 created The Dominion Ministry to change the landscape of the spiritual warfare field, bringing many spiritual warriors together. 

In early 2017, James stepped down from The Dominion Ministry to make time for his family, while continuing his studies in the paranormal. He further his proficiency by becoming a seminarian, later ordained as a Deacon. Currently, James works alongside Carl Johnson in the research/lecture group Duo Daemonologie, offering lecture series, and contributing to well-respected podcasts since 2019. In 2022, James started working with Criminologist Laura Brand, an expert on The Toolbox Killers on the project ‘True Evil’.

He is especially excited about joining our Romania tour, contributing his incredible skills, while expanding his horizons in places few have been able to explore! 

What's Included


>   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;

>   Psychic and Metaphysical ceremonies celebrating the birth dates of Bram Stoker and Vlad Tepes III. 

>   A Private Celebratory Farewell Dinner In Bucharest

>   Luxury Coach with Expert Romanian Drivers

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

>    Special Guest: Accompanied by James Annitto. Paranormal Investigations and witchcraft ceremonies, as led by our guests. 

>    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

Terms, Policies and Recommendations

Terms of Agreement, 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. 

These terms and conditions constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you, the trip participant (“traveler”) (“Traveler”), and Mysterious Adventures Tours LLC (“Mysterious Adventures Tours",” “we,” "our", or “us”) with respect to any and all bookings, tours or transactions made with Mysterious Adventures Tours LLC.  

Acceptance: By submitting a booking form and paying a deposit, and “checking off” the acceptance option on our check out payment page, for yourself or travel partner you are booking for you accept all of the terms in this agreement and direct us to perform services on your and any Travel Partner’s behalf.

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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!

Deposit: $265
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.

Deposit: $265

Available options

PRE-TOUR Hotel -SINGLE - Hotel Cismigiu

This is where we will stay the first night of our tour. The  Hotel Cismigiu  is a 4* ("Excellent") hotel and offers free breakfast. 

PRE-TOUR Hotel -SHARED - Hotel Cismigiu

This is where our 1st night of our tour. The  Hotel Cismigiu  is a 4* hotel rate is for 2 people and  offers free breakfasts.  


November 7, 2022

The Bucharest City Tour

Your first stop before we take on our incredible tour will be your lodging accommodations,  the incredible Hotel Cismigiu.   This iconic hotel was built before World War I and still has the charm of the "Belle Epoque".  It is also considered to be the most haunted hotels in the city! 

Be ready to be picked up and taken on exploration of this magical city!  We will discover why Bucharest was formerly known as “little Paris” as we stroll through the narrow streets, eclectic neighborhoods and take a look inside one of the most beautiful buildings of the "Belle Epoque".   the incredible Hotel Cismigiu.   This iconic hotel was built before World War I and still has the charm of the "Belle Epoque".  It is also considered to be the most haunted hotels in the city! 

We will start the tour of this spooky city in great style with the Cimitirul (Cemetery) Bellu! Being in use for almost 200 years, Bellu Cemetery is the largest and most famous one in Bucharest, and one of the most bizarre cultural attractions.   Subway ride will take us this, where we will do a quick intro about Romania, then we wonder through some of the most haunted graves and crypts for storytelling and investigations) 

May we suggest an incredible place to have your first proper lunch in Bucharet.  We will show you the way to Manuc's Inn, the oldes operating hotel building in Bucharest, hosting a popular restaurant, coffee house and bars! 

The rest of the day is all about Bucharest, where we discover why it was formerly known as “little Paris” as we stroll through the narrow streets, eclectic neighborhoods and take a look inside one of the most beautiful buildings.  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.

We then celebrate with our Welcome Dinner at the traditional Vatra Restaurant, a most delightful Romanian traditional spots in Bucharest.  No worries, this is only steps away from our hotel, where we take 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.

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Mysterious Adventures Tours LLC
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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!


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!
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!
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!
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