Private Day Trip To Turda Salt Mine And Alba Carolina Fortress - Cluj-napoca

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Return Details :
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended • Please note: Entrance tickets and transport included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue. • A current valid pass.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Delve into the coolest underground theme park in the world and visit the star-shaped Alba Carolina Fortress in a one-day trip from Cluj-Napoca.

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Your day trip from Cluj-Napoca starts in the morning when you will meet up with your tour guide and head to Alba Iulia to discover the city that was the largest Roman castrum, and its star-shaped fortification, Alba Carolina. Situated in the heart of Transylvania, over time, this settlement was transformed by the German and Hungarian populations which enriched its cultural diversity. Because of the influences imprinted over centuries, you will be able to observe that the buildings and churches have different architectural styles: Baroque, Romanesque and even Babylonian.Alba Carolina Fortress is surrounded by 12 km of walls in order to protect the center of the city that wont cease to amaze you. At its beginnings, the fortification was a Roman Fort, afterward a fortress during the Middle Ages and later a Vauban type Citadel provided with 7 bastions. Regardless of which entrance well use you will be pleasantly surprised by all the Baroque decorative elements considered unique in European military architecture. The sensation of the past centuries will be sustained by the Austrian guards in their vintage clothes who protect the citadel even nowadays.
Your day trip continues on a small road that takes you to Rimetea, a small village filled with white houses with their lovely green windows, loved by time and cherished by its inhabitants. You will have lunch in this beautiful place and you will remain with an image to treasure all your life.
Your day trip from Cluj continues with a descent into the worlds largest salt mining history museum, known as Turda Salt Mine. The exploitation of the rich deposit was started by the Romans 2000 years ago during their occupation in Dacia. The museum includes three mines: Terezia, which reaches a depth of 90 meters, followed by Anton and Rudolf, both of them offering spectacular views. After admiring the huge room carved in salt we will go down to the bottom of the mine and reach the salty lake where you can enjoy a boat ride at 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. A constant temperature between 10 and 12 degrees is maintained naturally all year round with a humidity of around 80%.Besides being a museum, the Salina Turda is also an amusement park where you can play tennis, mini-golf, ride a Ferris wheel, or even take a boat ride on the underwater salt lake.
After the Turda Salt Mine tour, your day trip will come to an end, and you will be transferred back to Cluj-Napoca.

Itinerary:


Your day trip from Cluj-Napoca starts in the morning when you will meet up with your tour guide and head to Alba Iulia to discover the city that was the largest Roman castrum, and its star-shaped fortification, Alba Carolina. Situated in the heart of Transylvania, over time, this settlement was transformed by the German and Hungarian populations which enriched its cultural diversity. Because of the influences imprinted over centuries, you will be able to observe that the buildings and churches have different architectural styles: Baroque, Romanesque and even Babylonian. Alba Carolina Fortress is surrounded by 12 km of walls in order to protect the center of the city that won’t cease to amaze you. At its beginnings, the fortification was a Roman Fort, afterward a fortress during the Middle Ages and later a Vauban type Citadel provided with 7 bastions. Regardless of which entrance we’ll use you will be pleasantly surprised by all the Baroque decorative elements considered unique in European military architecture. The sensation of the past centuries will be sustained by the Austrian guards in their vintage clothes who protect the citadel even nowadays.
Your day trip continues on a small road that takes you to Rimetea, a small village filled with white houses with their lovely green windows, loved by time and cherished by its inhabitants. You will have lunch in this beautiful place and you will remain with an image to treasure all your life.
Your day trip from Cluj continues with a descent into the world’s largest salt mining history museum, known as Turda Salt Mine. The exploitation of the rich deposit was started by the Romans 2000 years ago during their occupation in Dacia. The museum includes three mines: Terezia, which reaches a depth of 90 meters, followed by Anton and Rudolf, both of them offering spectacular views. After admiring the huge room carved in salt we will go down to the bottom of the mine and reach the salty lake where you can enjoy a boat ride at 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. A constant temperature between 10 and 12 degrees is maintained naturally all year round with a humidity of around 80%. Besides being a museum, the Salina Turda is also an amusement park where you can play tennis, mini-golf, ride a Ferris wheel, or even take a boat ride on the underwater salt lake.
After the Turda Salt Mine tour, your day trip will come to an end, and you will be transferred back to Cluj-Napoca.

Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation with a modern vehicle
  • Bottle of water

Exclusions

  • Lunch (approx. 13/person)
  • Photography fees
  • Tips for the tour guide

Additional Info

Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide;

Not wheelchair accessible;

Minimum age is 5 years;

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults;

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Nov-2019

    Unexpected visit in this old Salt Mine, absolutely impressive with his dimetions. Very fresh when it's hot outside

  • 12-Aug-2019

    An excellent trip with our guide Llona. Picked up on time at the hotel, and then the long drive to the Alba fortress. Spent some time there with the very knowledgebale llona. Had refreshments there. Then on the way back stopped for lunch at the beautiful village and then on to the salt mine. However when we reached Salina Turda it was already 3:30 pm but we did manage to spend time there. We did not have time for the boat ride as there was a long queue.
    Overall a nice trip with a nice friendly guide who was very accommodating to all our requests

  • 12-Aug-2019

    An excellent trip with our guide Llona. Picked up on time at the hotel, and then the long drive to the Alba fortress. Spent some time there with the very knowledgebale llona. Had refreshments there. Then on the way back stopped for lunch at the beautiful village and then on to the salt mine. However when we reached Salina Turda it was already 3:30 pm but we did manage to spend time there. We did not have time for the boat ride as there was a long queue. Overall a nice trip with a nice friendly guide who was very accommodating to all our requests

  • 21-May-2019

    Let me begin by saying our trip started on a very rainy day and we did not have high hopes but our tour guide, Roxanna, was incredibly thoughtful. She payed attention to every detail, from offering up an umbrella to making reservations at a restaurant for a late lunch after we got stuck in traffic. The tour itself could not have been more amazing. The Turda Salt Mine is impressive and Alba Carolina Fortress is beautiful. This tour is a must for everyone visiting Romania!

  • 09-Apr-2019

    It was a lovely experience you should def buy salt from there it is very healthy for the organism too.

  • 02-Apr-2019

    muy bonita lastima que no hay una visita guiada y no hay un orden para hacer la visita y nadie habla ingles solo rumano

  • 26-Dec-2018

    Visite peu commune dépaysement assuré. La guide s'est adapté au groupe et nous a fait la visite en langue française. Merci encore. La mine de sel dépaysement complet et pour la forteresse d'Alba magnifique architecture. Pas déçus.

  • 05-Oct-2018

    Ilona Farkas made our day trip more exciting with her knowledge and positive attitude! She speaks English very well and has very good knowledge of Transylvania.

  • 28-Sep-2018

    The day started off with a prompt pick up from my Hotel. Roxana was my guide and the day was such a pleasure! The amount of knowledge Roxana shared was great! A great overview of the History of Romania while driving, and deep information of each location visited. I highly recommend if you have the time. Bring a Camera as each site has soooo much to take in!!!!

  • 27-Sep-2018

    The day started off with a prompt pick up from my Hotel. Roxana was my guide and the day was such a pleasure! The amount of knowledge Roxana shared was great! A great overview of the History of Romania while driving, and deep information of each location visited. I highly recommend if you have the time. Bring a Camera as each site has soooo much to take in!!!!

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