This Halloween, G Adventures will lead travelers down a path of myth and mystery with an epic halloween party for hundreds in the shadow of Bran Castle.
The adventure operator has secured exclusive access to the castle for the night of Oct. 31 and built its costume party event into a 3-day Romanian travel experience.
With a team of G Adventures Chief Experience Officers (CEO) guiding the group, travelers will journey from the capital of Bucharest to the heart of Transylvania where Bran Castle perches high atop cliffs overlooking the valleys below. Upon arrival, travelers can wander the castle’s hidden tunnels and secret staircases as they tour the creaking corridors of the 14th century landmark, which is rumored to have been home to the legendary Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes—inspiration for Bram Stoker’s “Count Dracula.”
That same evening, All Hallows’ Eve, costumed party-goers will dance well into the night under a huge G Adventures party tent, set in the shadows of Bran Castle. Drinks, food trucks and adrenaline-pumping music will be served. The next day, travelers can explore nearby Brasov, visiting the Black Church and the Brasov History Museum, or clear their heads hiking in one of the nearby national parks.
“Romania is one of Europe’s most enchanting and underexplored regions,” explains G Adventures’ v.p. of product Yves Marceau in press materials. “Its stunning, Gothic architecture, ancient forests, and friendly people make it as idyllic by day, as it is exhilarating after dark. This is surely a Halloween costume party location to beat all others.”
Available now, this 3-day trip is part of G Adventures’ Limited Edition Collection of special event tours and priced from $389 pp, airfare separate (the tour operator is also able to help travelers book flights).
For Halloween revelers who would like extra time to experience more of this storied land and its Eastern European culture, G Adventures also offers a 7-day exploration of Romania that starts and ends in Bucharest. Priced from $1,499 pp (flights separate), the Halloween in Transylvania tour includes the Halloween party at Bran Castle and adds a visit to the ruins of Poenari Castle, one of Vlad the Impaler’s main fortresses. You’ll also wander around the Curtea de Arges Monastery, an elaborate Byzantine-style cathedral decorated with frescoes and elaborate inscriptions, then explore the old town of Sighisoara, where it’s said that Vlad the Impaler was born in 1431. For a true medieval immersion, a tour through Rupea Fortress is also included. It is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Romania, and nestled on a hilltop near the Carpathian Mountains, boasting some of the best-preserved remains of a medieval city found in Europe.
“Romania is definitely a destination worth watching and considering for adventure travel,” says Peter Worthing, the company’s U.S. v.p. of sales in press materials. “We quadrupled the number of American travelers who booked Romania with us since 2016, and increased our sales some 125 percent. It’s a fascinating place that’s showing no signs of slowing down.”