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Cluj Top Attractions: Turda Salt Mine, Alba Iulia Citadel & Rimetea Village

On this day trip you will see the 3 most popular tourist sights near Cluj-Napoca. First, Turda Salt Mine, 'the coolest underground place in the world' - guaranteed to impress you! Next, Alba Iulia Citadel, one of the oldest Roman settlements and the birthplace of modern Romania in 1918. Finally, a beautiful traditional village with picturesque sights that will charm your eyes!

What you need to know about this Turda Salt Mine tour:

  • A wonderful day trip starting from Cluj-Napoca in the morning. Duration: 9 hours
  • Included: pick-up and transport (approx. 250 km), guidance, ticket to Turda Salt Mine and water for the road. Not included: lunch
  • Turda Salt Mine is a fascinating place that words cannot describe. Enjoy the healthy salty air and relax!
  • Find out why the impressive Alba Iulia Citadel is one of Romania's most important historical landmarks
  • We visit the village of Rimetea said to be the most beautiful village in these parts belonging to the Hungarian minority
  • Unless you specifically mention that you want a private tour, there might be other travelers joining you on this trip

Additional information

Itinerary adjustable based on your interests.

Drop off in Sibiu is possible for an extra cost.

Moments to expect during the Alba Iulia Citadel tour from Cluj:

Explore the wonderful and unique Turda Salt Mine

We start our day trip from Cluj-Napoca and head to Salina Turda to learn about this unique attraction. The salt mine is 2.000 years old and was used for various purposes since then. Access tunnels will lead us into huge caverns and grottos beautifully decorated with lights creating a unique atmosphere! You'll learn about salt exploitation and why salty air is therapeutic for your lungs. You can also enjoy the underground amusement park: play ping pong, shoot some pool, minigolf or rent a boat on the underground lake!

Explore the wonderful and unique Turda Salt Mine

Alba Iulia Citadel - Romania's largest citadel

Coming back to the surface, we drive to Alba Iulia Citadel. We go for a walk through this beautifully restored 2000-year-old Vauban fortress and discover traces of different civilisations. Find out why Alba Carolina Fortress is the spiritual capital of modern Romania and visit sights such as the Roman Principia, a neo-byzantine Orthodox cathedral or Union Hall Finally, admire splendid views of Transylvania!

Alba Iulia Citadel - Romania's largest citadel
Attractions included

Village of Rimetea

On our way back to Cluj we leave the main road behind and head into the Romanian countryside. We stop in the village of Rimetea, winner of Europa Nostra Award for its authentic preservation of traditional all-white Hungarian households. You will greet locals and see how they live, go for a walk in the village against a gorgeous backdrop of mountains and enjoy a traditional lunch at a local guesthouse with locally-sourced products!

Village of Rimetea
2 x 115 Euro
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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.

Location details

  • Starting point: Cluj-Napoca (pick-up)
  • Nearest airport: Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj-Napoca
  • Nearest train station: Cluj-Napoca
  • Landscape: Countryside and urban

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