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Private trip: Turda Salt Mine and Alba Carolina Fortress tour, including tickets

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    In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and you will leave for Alba Iulia - a fortress-city located in the heart of Transylvania, that takes you back in time with its Roman vibe. Apulum, by its Latin name, was the largest Roman castrum, and it had a tremendous strategic importance. Over time, the city was marked by both German and Hungarian settlers, which transformed it into a hotspot of cultural diversity. The mixture of Baroque and Romanesque churches, Roman Citadels, and even a Babylonian building is bound to charm you.

    The Alba Carolina Fortress is an impressive hexagram-shaped fortification surrounded by 12 kilometers of walls. The 6 entrances are decorated with impressive Baroque elements, unique in the European military architecture. The sensation of the past is backed up by the Austrian guards in their vintage clothes who protect the citadel. Initially, the fortification was built as a Roman fort, during the Middle Ages it was turned into a Fortress, and later it became a Vauban Citadel with bastions.

    Our next destination is Rimetea, a fairy-tale village sheltered by the majestic Apuseni Mountains, dominated by a wild combination of white and green. Here, you will enjoy a delicious lunch.

    We will then leave from Rimetea in order to reach Turda. Here, you will find a salt mine that was formed more than 13 million years ago, has been used for over 2,000 years, and has been turned into an underground theme park. Hundreds of meters of galleries open into a huge room carved in salt, with a height of 90 meters, in the middle of which you will find a lake. If you are in search of spectacular images to capture with your camera, this is the place to go. The glass elevator provides an astonishing overview of the mine, and you can even take a boat ride on the lake, play mini golf, tennis, or ride the Ferris wheel. All year long, the temperature is constant in between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius, and the air has proven therapeutic proprieties, especially for the respiratory system.

    After touring the Turda Salt Mine, we will head back to Cluj.
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    Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    Thank Suramy11
    Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

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

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Larrydunn8268
    Reviewed October 4, 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.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank Donna B
    Reviewed September 25, 2018

    Recently my Brother and I took this trip with a Brilliant Tour Guide named Florin Merciu. We spent an enchanting day with The Most Knowledgeable of Guides in this Beautiful part of Translyvania. The Sight's were fantasic, the Weather was Brilliant and the information and...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank RichardForde
    Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

    Loved this attraction, huge area. Beware tricky slippery steps in places and very tight passing other visitors. Shame they have turned the interior into a 1970’s fun fair and all the stalls outside selling tat. But this seems to be commonplace. That aside I highly...More

    Thank CotswoldTripper
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