Cassandra Peterson is known by millions of people around the world as “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” and we are excited to announce that Cassandra will be our special celebrity guest on our Craftours Autograph Tour experience in Romania. We will visit many towns and villages where she filmed her movie Elvira’s Haunted Hills, enjoy a private dinner and tour of Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania, learn about Cassandra’s career and personal journey in a special Q & A session, and explore the culture and sights of Romania.  We have also invited award-winning director Sam Irvin to join us on this tour who will offer inside stories about filming the movie and share more about his special relationship with Cassandra. This is a rare opportunity to travel with the iconic Cassandra Peterson in a destination that is sure to give you bragging rights for years to come!  Space is limited and based on first come-first served, so call our office today before the trip is sold out!
  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Bucharest, Romania. (Airfare available from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business class upgrades available)
  • Private deluxe motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Bucharest and Transylvania. (Suite upgrades available)
  • A tour of the spectacular Palace of Parliament with a local professional guide.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily and some lunches.
  • Welcome orientation, introductions, and delicious “welcome dinner.”
  • A 20th Anniversary presentation of Elvira's Haunted Hills.
  • Traveling with the legendary Cassandra Peterson (Elvira).
  • A unique hands-on “Canvas Tattoo” painting workshop with Jim West.
  • Tour and private dinner with Cassandra in Dracula’s Castle (Bran Castle).
  • Photography enhancement class entitled, “Hey Look at This,” with Jim West.
  • Traveling through the scenic countryside of Romania.
  • Free time to explore and photograph the Bucharest Botanical Gardens.
  • Panoramic city tour of Bucharest with a local professional guide.
  • A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage village of Sighisoara.
  • Photography and autograph session with Cassandra Peterson.
  • Visiting the Bran Village Museum to learn more about Romania's history.
  • Visiting the Liberty Bear Sanctuary to see bears in their natural habitat.
  • A delicious “farewell dinner” in Bucharest and parting gift.
  • Panoramic city tour of Brasov with a local professional guide.
  • An optional cooking lesson with a professional Romanian chef.
  • Special arts & crafts workshop with a local Romanian artist.
  • Escorted by Craftours owner Jim West and tour guide Noah Haydon.
  • Traveling with award-winning director Sam Irvin.
  • Q & A session with Cassandra and Sam.
  • A leisurely walking tour & shopping in the craft village Comana.
  • Tour of Peles Castle, former Summer Palace of the Romanian Royal Family.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and Elvira's Haunted Hills gift.
  • All taxes are included, and insurance is highly recommended.
Cost of this Elvira's Haunted Hills celebration in Romania is


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Space is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.


When you hear the name Elvira only one person comes to mind: Horror icon and quintessential symbol of all things spooky, the one and only Mistress of the Dark. Played by actress/writer Cassandra Peterson, Elvira has carved out a niche in popular culture that is sure to endure for decades to come.

Back in 1981, who could have imagined the hostess of a local Horror movie show would become a household name?  Elvira was the first horror host ever to be syndicated nationally and has emerged as one of today’s most original and outrageous pop culture icons.

Elvira’s reign as ‘Queen of Halloween’ has spanned more than three decades and includes an IMAX movie, music CDs, books and more than a thousand licensed products.  She co-wrote and starred in the feature films Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira’s Haunted Hills.

She has made hundreds of film, television and live appearances - including The Grammy Awards, Saturday Night Live, NBC’s Today Show, The Tournament of Roses Parade and reality shows Search for the Next Elvira, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Counting Cars, Face Off, Epic Ink and Halloween Wars.

She most recently produced and starred in Thirteen Nights of Elvira for Hulu.


Hollywood filmmaker / author / journalist Sam Irvin has directed over 45 movies and TV shows, including ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS, OBLIVION, MAGIC ISLAND, GUILTY AS CHARGED, CHRISTMAS LAND and DANTE'S COVE. He co-executive produced Bill Condon’s Oscar-winning GODS AND MONSTERS; worked as Brian De Palma’s assistant on THE FURY and DRESSED TO KILL; and was the historical consultant on Liza Minnelli’s Tony Award-winning Broadway show LIZA’S AT THE PALACE. Sam authored the acclaimed biography KAY THOMPSON: FROM FUNNY FACE TO ELOISE (Simon & Schuster). He formed his own publishing imprint, Knuckle Samwitch Books, and through that enterprise has authored the children’s book parody SAM'S TOILET PAPER CAPER! and the novel ORBGASM: AN EROTIC PULP SCI-FI SATYRICON. Sam has won three Rondo Awards for Best Interview (“Elvira Exposed!” published in SCREEM #36); Best Article (“The Epic Untold Saga Behind FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY” published in LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38); and Best Commentary (for the Blu-ray of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY released by Shout! Factory). Sam and his husband Gary Bowers reside in Los Angeles.

Romanian Cooking Lesson Romanian Cooking Lesson
Cook a 3-course Romanian feast at a Brasov cooking class with a local family and a local chef. You will have the chance to taste Romanian treats you will not find on restaurant menus, including a glass of the family’s homemade wine; since you will prepare each dish from scratch, you will leave ready to recreate the meal in your own kitchen.

The cost of this optional cooking lesson with a professional Romanian chef is $137.97 per person.

Full Package Price: $6,394.00 | Air from New York JFK

Land Only Price: $5,494.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

(per person, based on double occupancy)


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For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.