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Day trip to Turda from Cluj

by Carpathian Travel Center
per traveler Price is $95
*Pricing based on group of 2 travelers
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Highlights

Find the underground treasures of the Salt Mine in Turda

Discover the story of the religious peace in Transylvania

Admire the extremely spectacular landscape

Visit the well preserved village Rimetea

Relax and take some beautiful pictures

Highlights

Find the underground treasures of the Salt Mine in Turda

Discover the story of the religious peace in Transylvania

Admire the extremely spectacular landscape

Visit the well preserved village Rimetea

Relax and take some beautiful pictures

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9:00 AM, Day trip to Turda from Cluj in English

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

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per traveler
$94.14

Total price is $188.28, taxes included

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Day trip to Turda from Cluj

Activity Location

Turda

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel pick-up

    Cluj-Napoca


Description

Today’s journey is going to take us to some of Transylvania’s most enchanting impressive underground treasures, to the Salt Mine of Turda and the medieval mining center of Rimetea. Prepare yourselves for a great journey filled with lovely traditions, exciting stories and breathtaking landscapes.

Turda lies at the foot of the Western Carpathians, perhaps the most spectacular mountains in Romania. Because of the limestone soil composition, the landscape is extremely spectacular, deep caves, wild gorges and fast flowing rivers can often be found here. Close to Turda we will hike through the Cheile Turzii Natural Park, home of several rare species of animals and plants. After approximately one hour, we will reach the other side of the mountains and our buses will pick us up and drive us back to the city.

Leaving the beautiful landscape of the Apuseni Mountains behind, we will return to Turda. In the Middle Ages the city was very rich due to the local salt mines. Ever since Roman times, these mines have been exploited, the salt produced here being taken to Rome. During the Austrian domination the mines became critical for the Transylvanian industry, large amounts of money being invested here. Starting with 2007 and benefiting from massive investments, the salt mine was transformed into an interesting museum and concert center. We will go hundreds of meters below sea level, admire the large galleries and get the chance to find out more about this amazing place.

In the afternoon we will depart from Turda and drive to one of Transylvania’s best kept secrets: the small village of Rimetea. It was built by German and Hungarian miners in the 13th century and had, until the industrial revolution of the 19th century, a leading role in the Transylvanian economy. After that the village was almost deserted, leaving the beautiful houses, watermills and the whole village panorama unchanged.

In the evening we will return to Cluj.


Inclusions

  • Transport in modern car

  • English speaking guide

  • Entrance fees according to the program

  • Info material


Exclusions

  • Other services than the mentioned ones


Know Before You Book

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

  • This tour operates in English

  • You must be 18 or older