DRACULA'S CASTLE. FLOATING HOTEL. DELTA.
TRIPS OF A LIFETIME SERIES: VISIT TRANSYLVANIA
You’ve probably heard many stories about Count Dracula and Transylvania. You’ve also seen movies – and even cartoons about him. Who was Dracula, really?
How about you’ll get to learn the real story at the exact place where everything took place? Moreover, get to visit not just the castle, but the room he was born in? Do you want some goosebumps? We will give them to you, and that’s not all.
We will get to do a fabulous tour of Romania for 13 days, featuring many other superb attractions, beautiful people, and many once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Plus: meet and be inspired by 10 other travelers, uniquely selected for this adventure, to make friends for a lifetime and be part of an exclusive group – The Spark Society – that’s forming a tradition of going on further adventures and trips of a lifetime together. We have so many ‘repeat offenders’ now that you better book your spot now if you are new to us.
Dates: September 28 – October 10, 2020 (available dates in 2021, see application page)
Romania Vacation Packages: Why This Is #1
After setting up exclusive trips to the Maldives, Thailand, Italy, Brazil, Colombia or Argentina & Uruguay, we’re opening an invitation for 10 people to come to Romania. 13 days. 10 amazing, interesting people. Exclusive group. One life-changing experience. Spark all your senses.
1. Accommodation & Daily Breakfast
Your 12 nights in Romania you will be covered. You will have breakfast provided every day, plus a lot of other meals throughout the period when we will be there.
2. Private Driver From/To The Airport
You’ll be picked up at the airport in Bucharest and brought to our hotel, where I’ll be waiting for you with a drink. You are a special guest, so we will start your getaway the right way. A ride to the airport on the last day is also set.
3. Visit Dracula’s Castle & Have Dinner There
We will be taking you to the famous Dracula’s Castle (Bran), where you will learn the real story and who is behind the legend. We will have supper there as well, so prepare for a fabulous night.
4. Medieval Experience Like No Other
From Bran Castle, we will be traveling to Sighisoara, the town where Dracula was born. This city is a medieval work-of-art that needs to be fully experienced – and we will 🙂
5. Enter the Room Where Dracula Was Born
Part of the tour will be a visit at the house where Vlad Dracul was born. You’ll get to see the actual room where he was born in.
6. See Alba Fortress & Guard Change
We will take you to see one of the most important pieces of Romania’s history, the city of Alba Iulia and the Alba Fortress. You will see an impressive guard change, too.
7. Visit the World’s Second Largest Building
Bucharest hosts of the world’s second largest building, Casa Poporului. It is the former residence of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, now the house of the Romanian Parliament.
8. Experience an European Wonder, Danube Delta
This location is unique within the whole continent – you will see why. There is no other river that forms a Delta like the Danube River. You will witness a lot of other remarkable creatures, too.
9. Stay in a Floating Hotel
The two nights in the Danube River Delta you will be spending them on a floating hotel. Accommodation and meals are included.
10. Experience a Fabulous Cave
Romania is also known for the multitude of caves that are hidden in the Carpathian Mountains. We’ll visit one that will take your breath away.
11. Have Traditional Romanian Evenings
We have something prepared for you. You can’t just come to Romania and not immersing in a pure night of folk and culture.
12. Wine Tasting at a Famous Winery
Amongst other things, alcohol will be an important part of this trip. :). We will visit one of the most award-winning wineries in Romania and taste some wine. Like, a lot.
17. A Surprise in Transylvania!
As usual in every Spark trip, we will have a little surprise for you. We promise a better trip than other Romania vacation packages, so it will be.
18. Visit an Amazing Trout Stream
You don’t have to be a fishing aficionado to love this part of the trip. We will be going on a top of a mountain where we will have fresh trout for lunch.
13. Domestic Transportation
This trip will be a tour of Romania, so we will get to travel over 1,000 kilometres around the country. We will have our own professional company who will takes us to see 8 different cities.
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WHO THIS IS FOR
✓ 9-5’ers or someone who’s been working long hours and wants to detach from daily reality.
✓ Mid-life crisis individuals who don’t want to have regrets.
✓ Someone who want to escape to a cultured and rustic adventure.
✓ Individuals who want to recharge their life and press the reset button.
✓ Someone who wants to surprise his/her partner with an incredible birthday or anniversary gift (maybe even a wedding proposal – we’ll get it on camera, too). Whether you’re looking for the best trips for couples or for 50th birthday travel ideas, the Spark will create some magic.
✓ Someone who is willing to get out of their comfort zone.
✓ People who are looking for a mother-daughter trip of a lifetime, father-son trips, unusual travel destinations or life changing trips.
✓ Someone who is coming out of a relationship and wants to experience things they feel they’ve been missing out on and celebrate being single (looking for things to do after divorce or separation).
✓ Freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to spark their business spirit with sun, ocean, and other creative individuals.
✓ Someone who has had a list of bucket list trips but ALWAYS found reasons not to start doing them.
WHAT THIS TRIP IS NOT
✗ A luxury, all-inclusive trip where international flights and all meals (just some) are also included. Your flight to Romania is your responsibility.
✗ A trip where you will stay in only one hotel. We will do a tour of Romania and get to spend 12 memorable nights in 6 different places – and some rustic accommodation. If you don’t like traveling around with a suitcase, this is not for you.
✗ A mastermind conference or MLM business. #HateThatS*%t
✗ One drama-queen friendly zone. Leave your problems at home.
✗ Any of the regular Romania vacation packages.
✗ Your average trip.
**No, we won’t be riding an ostrich in Romania. We will go to Curacao for that. 🙂
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WANNA SEE HOW your SPARK trip LOOKS LIKE?
Watch the video below to see a sample of how a SPARK Experience looks like (just done in Brazil):
WHO ARE THE 10 SELECTED APPLICANTS?
Similar to the Spark Experience participants who join the Maldives, Italy, Transylvania, Argentina & Uruguay or Colombia trips, we are carefully selecting the people that will be coming to Romania. Hence the application form at the bottom of this page. Here is why.
The people you meet are a meaningful part of a travel experience, especially if you want to turn it into one of those trips of a lifetime. Do you know how sometimes there’s someone in a group who the rest refers to as: ‘that guy’ or ‘that chick’? That’s not going to happen here. After phone interviews, researching social media profiles, and getting references, we’ll put together our travel dream team. You’ll be with people who have life stories to tell and knowledge to share.
We want all 10 participants to leave as best friends at the end of the Romanian adventure. The Spark Experience offers life-changing trips. The idea is to keep in touch forever, become an exclusive community over time, and go on other memorable, bucket list trips together.
Here is the kicker: you won’t know who the other travel partners are until a week before the trip!
What makes this trip better than other Romania vacation packages?
In case we weren’t clear on what else makes this trip different than the other Romania vacation packages, well, the answer is: the people. Here is one of the last Spark cohorts in a medieval ambiance. Visit Transylvania in style!
HAVE YOU MET YOUR HOST? HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULD visit transylvania WITH HIM
Your main host will be Sorin Mihailovici, the producer of the Travel by Dart series. One of the best things that happened to him was to be laid off from his TV job. It forced him to find ways to support himself and challenged his entrepreneurial spirit.
Sorin’s breakthrough came after a trip to South Africa that he initially didn’t want to take because he wanted “to wait until he makes more money”. However, his best friend pushed him to go. Although Sorin spent more money than he anticipated, the African getaway changed his life. It made him realize that life experiences are far more intrinsically valuable than things, it revitalized his mind, sparked his imagination, and inspired him to create the venture that ended up being his bread and butter today. You’re just about to be part of it.
Sorin now has unique travel experiences that generations of families don’t have in a lifetime, from diving the shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle to discovering the mystery of the Easter Island heads. He is also known for cruising on pirate ships in Indonesia, exploring the Amazon rainforest jungle, or being invited into J Balvin’s house.
For the last few years, Sorin has made sandy beaches his home in Thailand, Curacao, Colombia, Cuba and Bermuda. Let him share his love of travel, adventure, and Romania/Transylvania with you.
More Inspiration While You Visit Transylvania
If you’re looking for a creative spark, Sorin is an entrepreneur who has been a TV producer, made the State’s “most wanted” list in Romania, acted in movies and commercials, worked as a TV producer and created his own series, Travel by Dart. Sorin is also the founder of the mega-popular Scam Detector, a platform that exposes the world’s most notorious scams – so traveling safe is his priority.
Sorin has been featured on Forbes, ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, Global, CTV, and pretty much all the major media platforms in the world.
We really hope to meet you in Transylvania, for an event that doesn’t compare to all the other regular Romania vacation packages. So come with us, and let’s make some real magic together.
We are not a travel agency. We are a lifestyle agency.
THE TEAM CAPTAIN
The reason you’re reading this page. 60 countries visited. Over 400 flights taken. If you want to visit Transylvania, he is your man.
Adrian is Sorin’s brother and will be his right-hand in terms of administrative stuff for most of the journey. Best at Romania vacation packages.
Marian is as cool as a cat. As our private driver, he will take us anywhere we want. He'll pick you up at the airport too!
JOIN THE SPARK EXPERIENCE ROMANIA
- September 28 – October 10, 2020
- June 28 – July 10, 2021
OPEN TO: both single applicants and couples.
PRICE: $1,799US /person as couple (if you’re coming with a best friend/spouse and share a room. Your partner will have to enter, too). Or $1,999US/ person as single.