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Cluj: Turda Salt Mine, Corvin Castle, Alba Carolina Tour

Cluj: Turda Salt Mine, Corvin Castle, Alba Carolina Tour

You will meet with our guide at the statue near the Romano-Catholic church in Union Square. First, we'll delve into the fascinating history of the Turda Salt Mine, one of the world's oldest and most unique salt mines. The mine has a rich history that dates back to the Roman Empire. Salt extraction from this mine began during the Roman occupation in 107 AD, and it continued to be a significant source of salt for the region for centuries. Step inside this remarkable underground world and marvel at the striking salt formations, massive halls, and impressive machinery. Learn about the mine's fascinating history and hear the stories of those who worked here centuries ago. Next, we'll make our way to the majestic Corvin Castle, one of Europe's most stunning castles. The castle was originally built by the nobleman Voicu of Hunedoara in the 14th century, but it was later expanded and transformed into a formidable fortress by his son, John Hunyadi. The castle played a significant role in defending the region against the Ottoman Empire, and it was a vital military stronghold for the Kingdom of Hungary. Step back in time as you wander through the castle's halls and courtyards, marvel at the intricate Gothic architecture, and learn about the castle's storied past. Marvel at its Gothic architecture, learn about its rich history and explore its numerous chambers, halls, and courtyards. Finally, we'll explore the grandeur of the Alba Carolina Fortress, a stunning example of Vauban-style military architecture. Discover the history of this impressive fortress and its role in Romania's past as we explore its many courtyards, ramparts, and bastions. In 1918, Alba Iulia played a pivotal role in the unification of Romania when the Great National Assembly, comprising over 1,200 delegates from all over the country, gathered in the city to declare the unification of Transylvania with Romania. This event is considered one of the most important moments in modern Romanian history and is celebrated every year on December 1st as Romania's National Day. You'll be amazed at the scale and detail of this magnificent structure. You will explore the massive walls, towers, and bastions. In the evening, you will return to Cluj-Napoca, and your day trip will come to an end.

From Cluj: Turda Salt Mines, Rimetea and Coltesti Fortress

From Cluj: Turda Salt Mines, Rimetea and Coltesti Fortress

Depart from Cluj-Napoca and head to Turda, once the most important economic center of the region where salt, also known as “white gold,” has been extracted since the Roman age. Arrive at the Salina Turda salt mine and discover the history of salt mining in the town dating from the 17th century. Explore the site, including the Terezia mine, Rudolf hall, and the Franz Josef Gallery.  Afterwards, spend the afternoon in the Transylvanian western mountains in the village of Rimetea. The chalk-white houses and the harmonious structure of the village have earned it several distinctions. Considered to be one of the most beautiful village in Transylvania, it received the Europa Nostra Award for its architectural preservation.  Next up, take a 1-hour hike to the ruins of the Coltesti Fortress for an impressive view of the valley below. In the evening, head back to Cluj-Napoca where you’ll be dropped off at the starting point of your tour.

From Cluj: Turda Salt Mine, Gorge, and Remetea Full-Day Trip

From Cluj: Turda Salt Mine, Gorge, and Remetea Full-Day Trip

Embark on an excursion from Cluj to visit three of Transylvania's notable sites. See an underground theme park that's nestled inside the Turda Salt Mine, go for a hike through the dramatic Turda Gorge, and encounter traditional rural life in a preserved Rimetea village. Start your experience with pickup and a short drive to the Turda Salt Mine. Take a guided tour and spend some time in its unique underground theme park. Try out the ferris wheel, play a round of minigolf, or ride a boat on its underground lake. Hop back in the vehicle and head for the Turda Gorge. Marvel at the 3-kilometer long canyon, with massive walls sculpted in weathered limestone. Hike through high cliffs with steep ridges, rock towers, caves, and lots of varieties of flora and fauna. Conclude your experience with a visit to Rimetea village. Enjoy strolling amongst traditional white houses with green windows. Get a feel for Transylvanian rural life in a preserved and beautiful location.

From Timisoara: Corvin Castle and Turda Salt Mine Day Trip

From Timisoara: Corvin Castle and Turda Salt Mine Day Trip

Departing from Timisoara, travel to Hunedoara, where you'll do a tour of Corvin Castle, one of the most impressive castles in Europe. Go up the towers, see the torture room, and be impressed by this mesmerizing place. Then, go to Turda Salt Mine, a magical place located in the heart of Transylvania and surely the most spectacular underground place in Eastern Europe. Formed more than 13 million years ago, these salt deposits are now part of a museum, located 120m underground. A truly unique experience that you cannot miss.

Turda Salt Mine Tour from Cluj-Napoca

Turda Salt Mine Tour from Cluj-Napoca

Descend into the ancient salt mine of Turda, known as Salina Turda. The guide will share with you the origin of the salt rock formation and the fascinating history of salt exploitation. Take a walk along the gleaming galleries that look like something straight out of a science fiction movie, the deepest parts of the Earth. You can take some time on your own to explore and enjoy the gaming and amusement facilities displayed in the underground. Or you can simply have a seat, relax, breathe in the healthy salty air and, why not, imagine how it could have been if a Batman movie was shot inside. Depending on the arrival time (traffic influenced), the visit inside will last around two hours.

Cluj: Outdoor Activities Day Trip with Zip Line and Hike

Cluj: Outdoor Activities Day Trip with Zip Line and Hike

The tour starts at 10:00 am, We will pick you up from your accommodation in Cluj-Napoca and we will head to Turda Gorge. From here we use a zipline, to get to the canyon. The Longest Zip Line in Transylvania Distance - 600m Speed - 100 km/h Level Diference100 m *For People weighing over 75 Kg (165 LB) they will need a parachute In order not to exceed the speed After Zip Line, we will go hiking through and up Turda Gorge. The canyon is nearly 3 km long, with 300 m high walls sculpted in weathered limestone. We will find here a wild karst panorama, with high cliffs and steep with sharp ridges, rock towers, long paths for walking, climbing routes, hiking trails, and dozens of caves, almost all of them of small size. Turda Gorge is accessible for all ages tourists, adults, and children. Turda Gorge has more than you can wish for: an accessible footpath, a small river, a canyon, some caves, and climbing rocks. Distance: 9 Km Moving Time 3 h Elevation gain 339 m Elevation Loss 339 m Max Elevation 751m In the evening we will take you back to your accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.

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

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

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.

Bucharest: 15-Day Romania/Moldova/Transnistria Private Tour

Bucharest: 15-Day Romania/Moldova/Transnistria Private Tour

It’s the best way to understand Romania and the Romanians by spending 2 nights in a Guest House in Maramures and then driving to the Republic of Moldova for 2 nights (plus Transnistria) to see the old Romanian territory plus the Danube Delta – Private Tours 15 Days – Complete Romania & Moldova! Total Duration: 15 days Day 1: Bucharest City Tour 8 hours - Overnight in Bucharest Itinerary steps: 5 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2: 1. Curtea de Arges Monastery 2. Poienari Castle 3. Transfagarasan Highway - Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3: 1. Corvin Castle 2. Densus Church 3. Sarmisegetusa Regia - Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 4: 1. Brasov City Tour (Black Church) 2. Bran Castle / Dracula's Castle 3. Peles Castle - Overnight stay in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 5: 1. Viscri Village 2. Rupea Fortress 3. Sighisoara City Tour - Overnight stay in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 6: 1. Turda Salt mine 2. Cluj Napoca City Tour (Botanic Garden) 3. Surdesti Wooden Church - Overnight in Sighetul Marmatiei Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 7: 1. Explore Maramures all day(local market) 2. Merry Cemetery 3. Sighet Memorial Museum - Overnight in Sighetul Marmatiei Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 8: 1. Barsana Monastery 2. Borgo Pass Road 3. Ciocanesti village - Overnight in Gura Humorului Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 9: 1. Voronet Monastery 2. Humor Monastery 3. Sucevita Monastery 4. Moldovita Monastery - Overnight in Gura Humorului Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 10: 1. Driving to Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) 2. Nicolae Popa Museum 3. Lunch in Iasi - Overnight in Chisinau Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 11: Visit Tiraspol (Transnistria) - Overnight in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 12: Chisinau City Tour with Cricova Wine Cellar & Milestii Mici - Overnight in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 13: 1. Start driving crossing the Republic of Moldavia for Danube Delta 2. Cross the Danube at Braila - Overnight in Tulcea Itinerary steps: 1 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 14: Danube Delta Tour – we explore by boat the beautiful nature of the Danube Delta - Overnight in Tulcea Itinerary steps: 1 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 15: 1. Constanta Old Town 2. Carol I Mosque 2. Mamaia Beach - Back to Bucharest (End of Tour) Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania

From Bucharest: Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania

Experience the historical and legendary places related to the man and the legend behind Dracula on this six-day guided tour. Visit Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace in the medieval citadel of Sighișoara, the imposing Hunyadi Castle, the ruins of Poenari Castle, Dracula Castle, and more. Day 1: Bucharest - Curtea de Argeș - Poenari Castle - Vidraru Dam - Transfagarasan Road - Capra Waterfall - Balea Glacier Lake - Sibiu - Sibiel See the Curtea de Arges Monastery and Poenari Castle from the outside. Drive to the Vidraru Dam and along Transfagarasan Road. Stop at Capra Waterfall and Balea Lake before heading to Sibiel Village. Enjoy a 3-course dinner at Ramona Pension. Savor the pension breakfast in the morning. Day 2: Sibiel - Hunyadi Castle - Alba Iulia - Sibiel Start your second day with a visit to Hunyadi Castle, or Corvins' Castle, and the star-shaped fortress, Alba Iulia Citadel. Hunyadi Castle is one of the largest castles in Europe and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of Romania. Return to Sibiel to enjoy dinner.  Day 3: Sibiel - Sibiu - Turda Salt Mine After breakfast, head to Sibiu’s old town to see the Big Square, Little Square, Bridge of Liars, Romano Catholic Cathedral, and the oldest house in town. Visit the Turda Salt mine, named one of the top 10 underground wonders in the world by National Geographic. Overnight in Turda town at Casa Ratiu. Day 4: Turda - Biertan Fortified Church - Sighisoara Enjoy breakfast and then visit the Fortified Church of Biertan, a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit Sighisoara’s medieval town, including the Clock Tower, the house where Vlad the Impaler was born, and the Church on the Hill. Overnight in Sighișoara. Day 5: Sighisoara - Prejmer Fortified Church - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Brasov After breakfast, discover the history of the Prejmer Fortified Church, Bran Castle, and Rasnov Fortress. Continue to Brasov and overnight at Casa Timar Pension. Day 6: Brasov - Peles Castle - Snagov Monastery - Bucharest Savor the pension breakfast before starting your final day with a visit to Peles Castle and Snagov Monastery. End your trip with a transfer to your hotel in Bucharest or the airport.

Cluj Napoca: Climbing or Hiking Experience in Turda Canion

Cluj Napoca: Climbing or Hiking Experience in Turda Canion

Welcome to an adventure lover's paradise! If you're looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience that offers breathtaking viewpoints and the opportunity to capture envy-inducing Instagram photos, look no further. Just 30 km away from Cluj-Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania, lies a hidden gem that will leave you in awe - the via ferrata from Cheile Turzii, also known as Turda Gorges. Prepare to be mesmerized by the sheer beauty of this natural wonder as you embark on an unforgettable journey. You'll start your ascent from the river level, gradually making your way up the gorges, surrounded by towering cliffs and lush vegetation. But the real highlight of the adventure awaits you at the "Grota lui Hili", a vertical cave that will leave you speechless. As you navigate through this awe-inspiring natural wonder, you'll feel the thrill of conquering the rugged terrain, surrounded by the stunning Transylvanian landscape. The views from the top are nothing short of spectacular, offering panoramic vistas that will take your breath away. And fear not, for the descent is just as exhilarating as the climb. The via ferrata is a one-way trail, which means you'll be rewarded with a hike along a scenic trail as you make your way back down, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of this enchanting region. So, if you're a sporty tourist seeking an unforgettable adventure, the via ferrata from Cheile Turzii is an absolute must-visit. Get ready to experience the thrill of climbing amidst awe-inspiring natural beauty and create memories that will last a lifetime. A via ferrata ―an Italian term which means ‘iron path’― is a protected climbing route, built with a steel cable rail affixed to the rock, metal steps, ladders, suspension bridges and zip wires. Although it sounds hard and dangerous, it is rather simple and enjoyable. No previous technical experience is required, but we advise against it if you have fear of heights. Safety equipment will be provided by us, as well as an unforgettable experience. This activity consists of the following steps: 1. Equipping everyone in the parking lot and providing safety and technical tutorial (20 mins) 2. Hiking through the gorges to the start of the via ferrata (15 mins) 3. Exploring a small fortified cave right next to the via ferrata (15 mins) 4. Climbing on the via ferrata using the provided equipment (2 hours) 5. Photo session on top of the via ferrata (20 mins) 6. Hiking back to the parking lot on a marked trail (40 mins) DISCLAIMER: By booking this service you agree to abide by the technical and safety instructions provided by the guide(s), and you acknowledge that inherent risks of injury (however unlikely) do exist outside the control of your guide(s) Get ready for an extraordinary experience that will leave you awe-struck and craving for more. Are you ready to embark on this brilliant adventure Good physical condition is necessary for this experience. This is a demanding activity! Please do not book if you are not a sports person! Please note the following disclaimer: By booking this service, you are acknowledging and agreeing to comply with the technical and safety instructions provided by the guide(s). You also acknowledge that there may be inherent risks of injury, although unlikely, that are beyond the control of your guide(s).

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Exceptional tour to Cluj-Napoca. Oliver the guide was friendly, helpful and very nice, a competent person who speaks English impeccably. We visited the Turda salt pan in about two hours. At the end of the visit Oliver took us to an observation point in Cheile Turzii from which we could take splendid souvenir photos. The tour moves to Rimetea, a very characteristic small village where the languages spoken are Romanian and Hungarian, Oliver will explain the history to you, answering all your curiosities. Lunch was special, in a restaurant surrounded by nature with a breathtaking view, excellent food and affordable prices. After lunch we went to Coltesti Alba, a nice walk to observe the splendid rural landscapes that the town offers. On the return journey (in a perfectly air-conditioned mini van) it was also possible to observe the various characteristic villages that line the road. Highly recommended tour.

we visited in a day 3 very special places. The salt mines were like nothing we've seen before and looked otherworldly. The castle of Corvin was as impressive as any European castle. Approaching the end destination of Alba Carolina one could no immediately comprehend the size of the fortifications and the intricate defense structures all around the citadel. Our guide was very helpful to explain as much as possible and offer answers to all of our questions.

All the place is beautiful.specially the salt mine.what is amazing inside the cave.fantstic😍

Amazing! The guide was really interesting and the activities were really worth it

The tour was excellent. All the places were magical and beautiful.