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This Halloween on 2 wheels in Transylvania is one of the best motorcycle touring holidays  including a Hell of a Ride in this incredible 3-day motorbike Short break in Dracula’s Realm.

Push your limits and ride under Dracula’s Wings. Venture in Transylvania, the land of mysteries and legends.

This adventure is a 3 day escorted, half board break guaranteed to depart on November 1st, 2019, at 10:00 am ( GMT+2)   from Cluj Napoca Airport, Transylvania.

The tour ends on November 3, 2019 estimated time of arrival in Cluj Napoca 06:00 pm.

 

 

Motorcycle Touring Holidays – Halloween on 2 wheels in Transylvania
Highlights

  • Visit Bran Castle – Transylvania’s iconic image, also known as Dracula’s castle. The impressive edifice which dates to 1377 is the top ten most beautiful medieval castles in the world.
  • Ride the medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara – a UNESCO World Heritage site, the best-preserved medieval citadel in Europe, Vlad the Impaler’s birth place.
  • Spend a night in the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov – one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe home to the largest Gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe, the Black Church
  • Two Halloween parties (masquerades parties) – one in Sighisoara.

 

Price and Departure

Services:

Price/person
Based on 2 people sharing a double room

Single room supplement

Rider with BMW G650 GS

€ 716

€ 89

Rider with BMW F800 GS

€ 866

€ 89

Rider with BMW F 750 GS

€ 926

€ 89

Rider with BMW F850 GS

€ 926

€ 89

Rider with BMW R1200 GS

€ 896

€ 89

Rider with BMWR1200 GS LC

€ 926

€ 89

Rider with BMW R 1250 GS

€ 986

€ 89

Rider with own motorbike

€ 479

€ 89

Passenger

€ 479

€ 89

Add-on programs

Extra nights can be booked at 3*- 4* hotel on the first and on the last day of the tour price starting from of EUR 79 /double room /night and EUR 69/ single room /night.

IMPORTANT:

  • In Romania the weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 12-16 degrees Celsius, and night time temperatures between 5-10 degrees Celsius;
  • please bring warm clothes and proper motorcycle gear. However, the weather is very changeable, so you should expect big temperature changing.
  • In case the weather will not allow motorbike riding, a Dracula Short Break by car will be offered instead. In this situation, the difference in cost will be refunded.
  • Starting point: from Cluj Napoca Airport, Transylvania, Romania

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We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment formMasterCard, Visa via fax and phone.
We also accept payments by bank transfer and most noteworthy Western Union.
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Motorcycle Touring Holidays – Halloween on 2 wheels in Transylvania
Tour map

Halloween Tour map

Available for free if:

You don’t have a reflection in the mirror,
You decompose when sunlight strikes you,
You’re over 200 years old,
Can use your wings to fly to Transylvania,
Well, this holiday is free for you! Come join your fellow vampires in Transylvania:-)
Blood treats not included!

Motorcycle Touring Holidays – Halloween on 2 wheels in Transylvania
Other mentions

  • Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • Plenty of English is spoken and you will find the people are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

Motorcycle Touring Holidays – Halloween on 2 wheels in Transylvania
Media Mentions

We’re pleased to say that Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
more details here

Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour

click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the centre of the city or  in nature with amazing views.

Advice for Australians traveling abroad

According with Australian government the following advice are to be followed:

Before you go

  • Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
  • Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
  • Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
  • See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
  • Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
  • Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
  • If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your Australian driver’s licence.
  • Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport

 

Travel insurance

Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.

Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidise the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.

 

Travel Advice for Australians visiting Romania

Safety

Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.

Drink spiking is an issue, especially in Bucharest’s Old Town. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.

Dating and marriage scams occur.

Only use ATMs in banks, shops and shopping centres, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.

 

Local laws

Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.

By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.

It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.

It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.

Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.

 

Local contacts

The Australian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance.

You can get full consular help from the Australian Embassy in Athens.

Read more advice for Australian traveling abroad!

Please check your itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Cluj-Napoca – Sighisoara (about 150 km - 2h 30min driving)

10:00 AM Welcome to Transylvania! Our English-speaking guide collects you from the Airport/Hotel, in Cluj-Napoca. Ride to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. Optional: Visit one of the biggest salines in Romania, the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. 20:00 Get ready then for the Halloween Party: a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, Vampiressa Hunting, Romanian Folk Show and many dark surprises.If you survive, you’ll find refugein a 3* hotel locatedin the very heart of the medieval citadel.

Day 2

Sighisoara - Brasov – Bran (about 145 km - 2h20 min driving)

Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, home to the impressive Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe. Ritual Killing of a Living Dead. Explore today Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. The impressive edifice dates to 1377. Queen Maria of Romania, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Cheese tasting is strongly recommended as the village is renowned for the delicious homemade traditional cheese assortments produced here. The ones smoked in pine tree bark are particularly delicious.

Day 3

Bran – Turda - Cluj-Napoca (about 293 km - 4h 0min driving)

Drive to Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere where you can enjoy a dinner in Hunter Prince, a Dracula themed restaurant. Transfer next to Cluj Napoca for the return flight. The tour ends around 8:00 pm.

The services of a professionally trained English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: 2 nights in a 3* hotel
Meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners (enjoy Festive Halloween dinner in Sighisoara including: 3 course meal, Open Bar between 20:00-01:00 , dessert : Candy Bar)

Transportation: rent a motorbike or bring your own

Pick up: Airport / Hotel Agape on first day of the tour, 10:00 AM  (GMT+2)
Drop-off:  Airport/your booked Hotel on the last day of the tour, around 8:00 pm, (GMT+2)
Entry fees to the following tourist attractions: Bran Castle, Clock Tower in Sighisoara
Special Events: Halloween Party Programme in Sighisoara including: The Ritual of Killing of a living dead, Vampiressa Hunting

  • plane ticket
  • airport fees
  • photo & video tax
  • lunches
  • beverages
  • other not mentioned.
  1. :

    If you are into scary movies and Dracula, this is the place to be on Halloween night! We were lucky enough to get very good weather! The guide was great and the parties to die for! Highly recommended!

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Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://romania-motorcycle-tours.com/terms-conditions/

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available on request.

We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.

Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.

The tour has audience targets motorcycle riders interested in riding the best motorcycle roads in the area visited. Group size can be between 4-14 people. Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-60.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry, unless they are included in the tour price.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank at their rate.
We accept RON and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.

Please follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page). Our guide will expect you with an Adventure Motorcycle Tours sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 726 253 356.

Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.

If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.

Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.

Romania tourist visa is not required for citizens of Australia for a stay up to 90 days. Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need.

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some euros or US dollars so you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport
https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support/find-nearest-atm.html
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country
https://www.visa.com/atmlocator/#(page:home)

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time), two hours ahead of GMT. Melbourne, Australia - Victoria is nine hours ahead of Bucharest. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest

October can be really cool in Romania.
2 x trousers/long skirts such as Colombia or Kathmandu
3 x t-shirts
1 x thermal set
1 x polar fleece/jumper/windcheater
3 x socks and underwear
1 good broad rimmed hat
1 x light walking boots
complete motorcycle gear
rain gear

Yes, every motorcycle has a safety and mechanical inspection prior to every rental. We have trained technicians on premises. All motorcycles are maintained to manufacturers' specifications and our technicians are very well acquainted with all rented bikes. Your safety is our #1 priority.

You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.

All models have power outlets built into the fairing that allow you to plug in your Global Positioning Unit.

Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.

Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers free, safe and secure storage of your excess luggage and personal items during your tour.

Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live can provide you with a side-car motorcycle on request. Please contact us for more details.

Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has a good selection of helmets, gloves or rain suites for rent. Please note that the rental of these accessories depends upon availability. However we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort.

Prices:
2-3 days – EURO 10 /day
4-6 days – EURO 8/ day
7-14 days – EURO 6/day
Over 14 days – EURO 5/day

For your safety and as per Romanian regulation, wearing a helmet is mandatory.