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Halloween in Romania


Greetings from Count Dracula’s castle! Today we begin our tales of adventures of the journey that brought us to Romania for Halloween. When will you ever get a chance to spend All Hallows Eve in a vampire’s castle? Let me tell you that isn’t something that comes up in everyday conversation or vacation planning. But take the risk and enjoy the journey.

So off we set to Bucharest where we left on a late flight on British Airways from Heathrow to Romania. With a wonderful in flight meal we were full by the time we touched down in Bucharest. After heading through passport control we hitched a cab. I would recommend pr- arranging the transfers at all cost. The country has its own currency and most of the cab drivers do not take Euros, Pounds or a credit card.

We headed to the RIN Central Hotel. While the hotel has a great rating, the beds were not up to pair and the shower stall floor was so rough that you have to leave the towel in there to be able to stand. The only positive things were that the AC was working and the water pressure and temperature was amazing. However, we were only there for a couple of hours before we were to meet with our tour guide, Diana from Unzip Romania.


Josh and I had booked the trip through Viator and had such an amazing trip. Not only did it include Dracula’s castle, but during the day, we also visited the town center in Brasov and Peles Castle. The castle wood carving was made with such detail I wished I had paid the photo fee to be able to take pictures inside. You even get to see where the secret door is in the library.


We had some free time before the costume party to be able to explore the city center a little more from both with in and out the old walled city portion. We stayed at the Bella Muzica for the night and were rewarded with a  wonderful bed and hot shower that surpassed the first place.


Once all 6 of us where dressed up, we headed to the Bran Castle. The nice thing about having Diane with us was not only her knowledge of her country but the ability to cut the long queue to get into the castle. After a great tour of the castle and the rooms, it was over to the tent outside where the party was happening. That line we weren’t able to cut. It was a little chilly but once you are in the tent you have the ability to buy drinks and warm up a little with the DJ and dancing. We stayed until around midnight then headed back into town.

romania party

A couple of us decided to go out and see the Brasov party life and headed up at the karaoke bar across the street. Not going to lie, there was also a trip to McDonald’s because it was the only thing open at 2:30 am.

The next morning we headed north to see the birth place of Dracula and visit the supposed room where he was born. We also had additional free time to tour the city and pet the city’s welcome dog. We tried to make it back into town to see the place where Dracula was buried however the traffic was pretty bad and by the time we got there it was closed.


With another night at the RIN Central Hotel, I was already dreading it, but we were in a different room and the shower floor was much improved. That was it for the improvements, but its the little things that matter and keeping a positive outlook on the journey. We had an early morning flight back to town where we ended up sitting on the run way for 40 minutes due to the fog in London before we took off. And even then, the fog was still so bad that after landing when I looked out over the wing, I could only see just the tip of the end.

So overall I had a wonderful time spending Halloween at Dracula’s castle, dressing up and meeting new people. A trip I would recommend to people wanting to have a couple of drinks and enjoy getting into character.



Halloween on the High Seas… Disney Style

Discover treats, tricks, magical mischief and spooky surroundings as you celebrate Halloween on the High Seas! This new experience is available on most itineraries departing late September through Halloween.

Thrills and chills await you at every turn with Halloween-themed parties, lively entertainment and elaborate décor—including an evolving Halloween Tree that eerily transforms throughout your cruise.

Sail Dates

Ship Sail Dates
Disney Magic September 27, 2014 – October 26, 2014
Disney Wonder September 26, 2014 – October 31, 2014
Disney Dream September 07, 2014 – October 31, 2014
Disney Fantasy September 06, 2014 – October 25, 2014

Other special experiences include:

  • Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, an atrium party scare-a-bration (in addition to Pirate Night) with ghoulish games, trick-or-treating*, dancing and some favorite Disney Pals in their Halloween attire
  • Halloween-themed activities for all ages, including mask-making and pumpkin-carving**
  • Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream, an interactive movie experience where you’re part of the action, followed by a meet-and-greet with Jack and Sally
  • Haunted Stories of the Sea – a campfire-style storytelling experience on the deck
  • Halloween Isn’t Just for Kids – an adults-only party that includes a costume contest

And more spooky surprises await you onboard!

With so much to see and do, you won’t want to miss this Halloween celebration at sea, now offered fleetwide. Be sure to pack your favorite costumes and get ready for happy haunts.

Book Your Halloween Cruise

To celebrate Halloween with Disney Cruise Line, call (888) 700-8747 or click here to contact us.

* When trick-or-treating, be aware that some candies may contain peanuts or traces of peanuts.

** Pumpkin carving activities subject to change based on the availability of pumpkins during the growing season.

Holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and may vary by ship and itinerary.


Halloween’s Long Weekend At L’Albereta


An evocative five-star hotel immersed in a large centuries-old park, a genuine botanical garden, and tucked away among the gentle slopes of hills dotted with vineyards, a stay at L’Albereta is an unforgettable experience because here the art of hospitality means the ability to guarantee complete wellbeing and sublime sensory pleasure.

Located just a few kilometres away from the romantic Lake Iseo, in a truly strategic area of Lombardy from where the biggest cities of art in Northern Italy (Milan, Bergamo, Verona, Venice) can be reached in quick time, L’Albereta is the ideal starting point for tailor-made itineraries to discover a different side of Italy, far away from traditional routes.

To celebrate Halloween’s long weekend L’Albereta will offer you a truly special proposal:

  • 3 nights in double room with breakfast
  • Welcome gift in room upon arrival
  • Cocktail at the Library Lounge dedicated to feast day
  • Fitness card granting free access to the Aqua-Fitness area at the Espace Vitalité Henri Chenot

Euro 990,00 for the proposal

For your children:

  • Complimentary accommodation in room with parents and breakfast for one child under the age of 12 years old
  • Welcome gift in room upon arrival
  • Complimentary daily admission to Maty’s Club, with special activities for children

price and terms of booking:

Euro 990,00 for the proposal, minimum stay 3 nights. The proposal is valid from 31st October to 3rd November 2012 (Halloween); from 6th to 10th December 2012 (Sant’Ambrogio); from 23rd to 27th December 2012 (Christmas) and from 29th December to 2nd January 2013 (New Year’s Eve).

For more information or to book,

click here to contact Traveline

or call us at 1-888-700-TRIP.