Private tour to Turda Salt Mine and to the fortress of Alba Carolina

Private tour to Turda Salt Mine and to the fortress of Alba Carolina

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Take a private day trip from Cluj Napoca to the salt mine in Turda
  • Explore Alba Carolina Fortress
  • Discover Rimetea, a small village with many white houses and lovely green windows
What to expect

Your day trip from Cluj-Napoca starts in the morning when you will head to Alba Iulia to discover the city that was the Roman castrum with a star-shaped fortification, called Alba Carolina. Situated in the heart of Transylvania, this settlement was transformed in time by Germans and Hungarians, which enriched its cultural diversity. You will be able to observe that the buildings and churches have different architectural styles: Baroque, Romanesque and even Babylonian. The sensation of the past centuries will be sustained by the Austrian guards in their vintage clothes, who protect the citadel even nowadays.

You will then continue on a small road which will take you to Rimetea, a small village filled with white houses and their lovely green windows, loved by time and cherished by its inhabitants.

Next you will descent into the world’s largest salt mining history museum, the Turda Salt Mine. The exploitation of the rich deposit was started by the Romans 2000 years ago during their occupation of Dacia. After admiring the huge room carved in salt, you will go down to the bottom of the mine and reach the salty lake where you can enjoy a boat ride to the lowest point of the museum. A one of a kind overview of the mine can be savored while ascending or descending with the glass elevator.

After the Turda Salt Mine tour, your day trip will come to an end, and you will be transferred back to Cluj-Napoca.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees for Turda Salt Mine and Alba Carolina Fortress
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation with a modern vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Bottle of water
What's not included
  • Lunch (approx. €13/person)
  • Entrance fees to monuments or sights not included in the itinerary
  • Tips
Where
Meeting point:
  • Meet your guide at your hotel or at your residence in Cluj-Napoca
What to remember
  • The minimum age to join this tour is 13 years
  • This tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children (ages 13 to 17) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hotel pick-up is before the time the tour starts: the tour operator will contact you after the booking to choose a place and a time
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Rolandia
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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