History Day Trip: Corvin Castle & Alba Iulia Citadel
What you need to know about this Corvin Castle tour from Cluj-Napoca:
- This tour starts from Cluj-Napoca. Duration approx. 10 hours
- Included: transport (approx. 400 km), guidance, entrance fee, water for the road. Not included: lunch and other expenses
- First we visit Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle and on our way back we will stop at Alba Iulia Citadel
- You'll learn a lot about Romanian medieval history and legends!
- Admire beautiful sights of Romanian countryside on our way!
Please wear comfortable clothing, we will be spending about half of the time on this tour in the car.
Moments to expect in the Corvin Castle trip from Cluj-Napoca:
Alba Iulia Vauban Citadel
For hundreds of years and before the Great Union of 1918 when present-day Romania was formed, Alba Iulia served as the capital of the Principality of Transylvania. We will go for a walk through different periods of history starting 2,000 years ago with the Romans and learn about the important role Alba Iulia Citadel played throughout Romanian history.
The impressive Corvin Castle
Of Gothic-Reinassance inspiration and used as fortified residence by the Corvin dynasty, rulers of Hungary and Transylvania, Hunyadi Castle is an important medieval military and architectural attraction in Romania and Eastern Europe! Dating from the 15th century and very well preserved, the castle has an impressive history and has been ranked among the top 10 most beautiful in the world!
[Customise] Visit Turda Salt Mine
If you want (and the rest of the group agrees if the case) we can visit Turda Salt Mine instead of Alba Iulia Citadel. Tickets are not included.
Cancelation & refund policyEasy
Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.
- Starting point: Cluj-Napoca
- Nearest airport: Cluj-Napoca Avram Iancu International Airport
- Nearest train station: Cluj-Napoca
- Landscape: Countryside, stone-cobbled streets
Reviews from travellers
We had a great day out with Alex, Florin’s colleague, who apart from guiding us round two fascinating and contrasting places, was a mine of information about Romanian history, culture and the countryside.
Alex was our guide for this tour. During the drive to Corvin Castle, we discussed Transylvanian, Romanian, and eastern European history extensively, which was very interesting. We also discussed myths associated with werewolves and vampires. Alex showed me around the castle and explained the castle's history and events. Then, we had lunch near the castle and made our way to Alba Iulia Citadel. Alex was nice enough to take some photos of me. He shared the location's history and we had a lot of fun. The drive back consisted of lots of fun and interesting conversations. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend him! I'd also recommend Alex's tour of the Hoia Baciu forest! Overall, it was a great experience.
We loved the day trip! It was fascinating learning about Romanian history, the castle was beautiful and Alba Iulia really interesting. Florin was a very engaging, knowledgeable and personable guide and he really brought history to life for us.
The tour with Florin was great. His car was very comfortable and Florin was very knowledgeable and personable. We highly recommend him.
Fantastic tour, I cannot say anything negative about it! Florin was full of knowledge and was completely engaging throughout. The scenery was stunning and you got a real feel for the history of the two locations. I managed to take lots of excellent and memorable photos from the day and had a lot to tell my friends about after. Would strongly recommend taking this tour. Sophie
Florin was absolutely lovely! We planned to go to the citadel and Corvin Castle, and when we met up he suggested that we visit the Turda Salt Mines first. Admittedly I was on the fence a bit because there is an amusement park in it, but I’m so glad we followed his advice! The mines are not to be missed! We had a wonderful time. He is such a fantastic person with so much knowledge about the area. He made learning fun and I would definitely recommend this tour!
Our guide Florin was great; very professional, easy going and extremely knowledgable. We learned a lot about local culture and history. Highly recommended!
Florin was an absolutely amazing guide, couldn't recommend him more! Super friendly, super informative, super not-boring! Romanian Friend was an easy-to-use service and was very quick to setup.
We had an excellent tour of Corvin castle and Alba Citadail. Florin was an amazing guide who talked us through the history of Romania. I strongly recommend Romanian Friend to those who not only want to discover the beauty of Romania but also want to learn more about history and culture.
great and informative- highly recommended
Florin was a fantastic guide! Our tour felt very much like hanging out with a very knowledgeable friend. We had wonderful conversations and learned so much about Transylvanian history on the way. We highly recommend Romanian Friend. I'm sure any of their tours will be just as great!
Best activity we did while we were visiting Romania. Florin was a great tour guide he really knows his Romanian history. We would recommend this day tour to anyone interested in understanding Romanian history. Thanks!
Florin is such a wonderful guide!! He is super knowledgeable about the history and culture of Romania, and is friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend any tour with Florin! Thank you so much for a lovely day! :) And Marius from Romanian Friend was very responsive and helpful to book a tour for the following day, after our initial request was declined. Such a helpful website - would highly recommend!
Trip was quite and nice and interesting. Florin is a great guide, he has shared a lot of interesting information with us, suggested many places and was super hospitable. Totally recommend Florin as a guide, very positive person. Marius from Romanian Friend was very helpful with setting up the tour and making suggestions for our visit - many thanks!
Marius - thanks for all your help. Your website was very professional, clear and easy to navigate. You responded to my email quickly and accurately. We loved our Corvin Castle tour and our guide Florin was amazing, fun and very knowledgeable. He arrived on time, energetic and ready to go, being a history major at university, he was a wealth of information about everything. He made us feel comfortable and answered all our questions and had a great sense of humor. He gave ample time to see everything and took us to a great place for lunch with a cool Romanian atmosphere. We would highly recommend Romanian Friend to anyone traveling to Romania or Cluj-Napoca!!!
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