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Bucharest Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended Bucharest Seasonal & holiday activities

Bucharest: Haunted City Exploration Game

1. Bucharest: Haunted City Exploration Game

After purchasing your quest, you will receive a code which grants you access to the quest in the app (the app is free to download). Along the way, you'll pass by the House of the Devil, you'll find out about the organ traffickers at the Bucharest Post Office, and you'll discover many other strange places and stories of the city. The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night for the authentic haunted experience. It will take you between 1 -2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit which means you can finish it at your own pace. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, providing you with exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you get the correct answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked, making you your own guide for this adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Transylvania Bran Castle 2–Day Halloween Party

2. Transylvania Bran Castle 2–Day Halloween Party

Saturday: Bucharest - Bran  Drive to Bran and stay over in a 3* hotel (or best available at equal classification). Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then go on a night tour of the iconic Dracula's Castle. Afterward, join the party in a tent mounted in the courtyard. Sunday: Bran - Brasov - Bucharest Take a morning drive to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov - a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. Visit the most famous landmark of Brasov, the Black Church - the largest gothic edifice in southern Europe dating back to 14th century. Initially called St. Virgin Mary, the church was renamed after the great fire in 1689 that blackened its walls. It hosts the largest bell in the country as well as a collection of oriental carpets dating from the 15th and the 18th centuries. 

Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Halloween Tour

3. Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Halloween Tour

Day 1: Bucharest, Sighisoara Begin your trip at 9 AM with pickup from Moxa Boutique Hotel via your guide. From here, transfer to the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara, founded by Saxons during the 12th century. Explore the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. In the evening, enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits and Romanian wine. During dinner, enjoy a special program including the Killing of the Living Dead ritual. Spend the night in a 3-star hotel located in the heart of the Medieval citadel. Day 2: Sighisoara, Brasov, and Bran First, stop at the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov -- one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, and home to the impressive Black Church. Next, explore Transylvania’s famous symbol, Bran Castle, which owes its fame to both its unique charm, and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Explore the edifice that dates back to 1377 to Queen Maria of Romania who turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Next, a cheese tasting here is strongly recommended, as the village is renowned for its delicious homemade traditional cheeses. Then, prepare for a party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Take a night tour of the castle, meet wicked fairies, and get lost in dance along with a glass of local red wine. Later on in the night, there will be an after-party in the castle's courtyard until 4 AM. Day 3: Bran and Bucharest Transfer to Bucharest Airport for your journey home, arriving in Bucharest after 5 PM (depending on traffic).

Walking guided Christmas tour in Bucharest

4. Walking guided Christmas tour in Bucharest

One of the most elegant Christmas capitals in Europe will appear before you! You will walk along the sparkling lights of Pobedy Avenue in the old part of the city, wrapped in the aromas of national cuisine. An experienced guide will tell you about the customs of Romanian Christmas. You will learn how Romanians celebrate the winter holidays, what traditions are honored in each of the regions of the country, and on what day the illumination is lit every year in Bucharest. Bucharest fairs are a special kind of magic. You will find yourself in a labyrinth of bright malls with hand-made gifts, Christmas tree decorations, souvenirs, and traditional delicacies. Santa Claus will meet you in one of the houses of the Christmas market, and creative workshops will be held in others. In order not to freeze, we can taste fragrant mulled wine, palinka, which will warm you in any frost, or delicious cappuccino with cinnamon.

Bucharest: 2-Day Tour of Transylvania & Halloween Party

5. Bucharest: 2-Day Tour of Transylvania & Halloween Party

Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov - Bran Get picked up directly from your hotel in Bucharest and travel around Transylvania with your guide. First, travel to Sinaia, a mountain resort nestled in the historical region of Muntenia. Visit the exquisite Peles Castle, surrounded by forest and situated at the foot of the breathtaking Bucegi mountains. Admire the castles wooden Viennese decorations that adorn the castle. Next, travel to the charming city of Brasov, where you will visit the Black Church, a celebrated Gothic site that acquired its name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire. Next, take a walk through the town and admire the clock tower and fortifications.  Then, go to your 3-star hotel and get dressed up as the spookiest ghoul you can for the Halloween party at Bran castle. Get to know the history of the notorious castle that’s shrouded in mystery on a spooky two-hour guided tour. Be welcomed into the castle by Prince Vlad the Impaler himself, and explore the chilly rooms that will be filled with prince and princesses from the Middle Ages. Then, enjoy some blood-red wine and then continue your evening with a party in the castle garden. Dance and drink the night away in a large tent with your fellow ghouls.  Day 2: Brasov- Snagov- Bucharest Awake the next day and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then, hit the road and stop at Lake Snagov Monastery, originally founded in the 14th century. It is said that Vlad the Impaler requested to be buried there. Visit his tomb and learn about the mysteries of the site. Finally, travel back to your accommodation in Bucharest.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Bucharest?

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What people are saying about Bucharest

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Nice tour! Did the tour with my boyfriend. We did it during sunset and we were both saying that we're happy we didn't do it at night: Scary!! The tour could definitely be improved by making it more accurate and by clearer instructions on where to go. There were also a lot of constructions going on and we couldn't solve some challenges because of that. But, I do recommend!

Amazing experience! Very attentive service, knowledgeable guides, and a great party to cap it off. 100% recommend!