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Best Places to Experience Halloween

Hallowe'en and Día de Los Muertos, celebrated at the end of October and the beginning of November respectively, are when we celebrate everything that's dark, dire and dead. This year, take some inspiration from some of the scariest and most mysterious destinations in the world, from Dracula's Castle in the depths of the Romanian countryside, to the heart of the Namib Desert where charred trees have stood for over 1000 years in an otherworldly kaleidoscopic setting. Experience Halloween in...

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Maramures and the Merry Cemetery, Romania

A full day excursion through the northwestern Romanian region of Maramures, home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life, has been added to the itinerary of our tours that cross from Hungary to Romania, such as our Transylvania Tale tour.  This addition enables us to explore the traditional rural lifestyle of the Maramures villages and their wooden churches, some of which have been recognised by UNESCO because of their characteristic high...

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Dracula’s Descendant to Lead New Tours!

With the first departure of their new Transylvania Tale tour only weeks away, Tucan Travel has announced the appointment of a tour leader with a rather gruesome lineage. New Transylvania Tour leader Erik Jelinek can allegedly trace his bloodline back to Dracula himself! Tucan Travel are very happy with the appointment, stating Erik has demon-strated natural leadership skills and will present Transylvania in bite-sized chunks. His regional knowledge will ensure the tour gets stake to the...

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Charming Transylvania

When you think of Romania the first thing that comes to a lot of peoples' minds is Transylvania and Dracula. It is true that there is plenty of myth around the infamous vampire, however Romania is much more than this one story. It is a world of quaint wooden villages, horse drawn carts, rolling fields and magnificent Churches, with a rich history of invasions, battles for land, knights and of course castles.

Driving along the winding roads through the traditional villages feels like you...

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