Cluj-Napoca: Turda Salt Mine & Alba Carolina Fortress Tour

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Cluj-Napoca: Turda Salt Mine & Alba Carolina Fortress Tour

From US$ 161.73 per person

1 day tour in Cluj-Napoca and surroundings including a trip to Alba Iulia, Alba Carolina fortress and Turda salted mine.

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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Alba Iulia.
  • Visit Alba Carolina fortress - an impressive six pointed star-shaped fortification surrounded by 12 km of walls.
  • Visit Turda Salt Mine - hundred meters galleries open into a huge room carved in salt with a 90 meter height.
Full description
Starting in the morning you will meet with your guide and head to Alba Iulia – the fortress city, a town in the heart of Transylvania that takes you back in time centuries ago because of the Roman influences. Apulum due to its strategic importance was the largest roman castrum, due to its strategic importance. Over time this city was also influenced by the Germans and the Hungarians, which transforms the town into a place with a very high cultural diversity. Different architectural styles will delight you: Baroque and Romanesque churches, roman citadels and even a Babylonian building. You will have the opportunity to travel back in time by visiting an 18th century fortress, Alba Carolina. After the tour, lunch will be enjoyed in a medieval atmosphere. Romania’s largest fortress is Alba Carolina, an impressive six pointed star-shaped fortification surrounded by 12 km of walls. The fortification has a symbolic meaning being located in the center of the country, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and the place where kings were crowned in Romania. None of the 6 entrances will disappoint. All of them have impressive Baroque decorative elements, specific to European military architecture. The fortification was first a Roman fort, then a fortress during the Middle Ages and later a Vauban type citadel provided with bastions. Next on the journey is the Transylvanian salt mine in Turda.  In this area, the salt deposits were formed 13 million years ago, and the result of two thousand years of work will amaze you. The hundred meter galleries open into a huge room carved in salt with a 90 meter height, and in the middle of it you can enjoy a boat ride on the salt lake. If you are in search of spectacular images to capture, this is the place to be. A glass elevator provides an astonishing overview of the mine. All year long the temperature is constant, between 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, and the salty air has proven therapeutic properties, especially for people with respiratory problems.
Includes
  • English speaking guide (German and French speaking guides are available on request);
  • Entrance fees to Turda Salt Mine
  • Bottle of water
  • 1 FOC for tour leader (min 20 PAX)
  • Lunch (approx. 12 €/person)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
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Tour guide guide narrative much more interesting than just visiting.

Joseph was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. It was a long day and we’ve been vacationing for two weeks already, wearing out, but Joseph kept our interest! He made sure we learned about all the key points. He kept us hydrated and gave us sufficient own time. Highly recommended!

July 9, 2019

Perfect tour and very good tour guide

Eloquent tour guide, knows a lot about all kind of facts. Well organized.

December 6, 2017

Very nice and informative guide

Just what was promised and a little more.

September 19, 2017

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