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Turda salt mine (4h, from Cluj)
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Turda salt mine (4h, from Cluj)

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Delve into the inner workings of the Turda Salt Mine on a tour that reveals the historical and economic significance of the mine. As well as receiving personalized attention in a small group limited to just five participants, you’ll access parts of the mine that are only open to travelers taking a tour.
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Ages 5-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Explore Turda Salt Mine in a super-small group limited to five people
  • An obvious choice for history and geology buffs
  • Access parts of the salt mines that are usually off limits
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included

  • services of a professional English speaking guide/driver
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • hotel pick-up and drop off
  • entry tickets
  • all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
  • Entry/Admission - Salina Turda
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • tickets for the amusement park inside the salt mine


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    Pickup details
    • Pick up available from your accommodation or any other spot in the city. At the time of booking, please give us the address at which we can meet you. We'll keep you informed about the pick up time.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66066P12

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (from May to September, please take a sweater or a jacket with you as temperature inside is only 10-12° C (50-53° F) all year long)
      • In full season, because of big queues for the elevators, the guide will impose taking the stairs (around 350 steps / one way)
      • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
      • Please try to put on some non-slippery shoes.
      • Not recommended for travelers with acrophobia
      • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia
      • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Written June 7, 2020
      • TheOneAndOnlyCMC
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Day Learning About the History of Romania
        I greatly appreciated this tour from Geta. From the beginning of the tour she was friendly, helpful and full of useful facts. Being that she was from the local area helped immensely. We started off the day at the Turda Salt Mine - very interesting tour about the origins of the mine. I even got to row around the mini lake in one of the mines. Next we drove to and stopped at Rimitea Village. It was very insightful to learn about the blended history of this quaint town. We drove a bit further to have lunch at a B & B with an authentic Hungarian atmosphere. I especially enjoyed the good recommendations for food and local Transylvaninia beer. More driving took us to the final destination of Alba Iulia. What a wonderful place full of historic buildings, landmarks, and even an Orhtodox church. All in all, a wonderful experience with a great guide. I highly recommend this tour!
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        Josef with Getaclujtour was the best tour guide I have ever had. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history, the geology, facts regarding miners, horses, salt particles in the air and the salt in natural light versus artificial light. He always made sure we were comfortable and gave us free time. This was the best part of my Romania trip!!!
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      • OlgaJ8202
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        Fascinating day in Carpathian Mountains
        Day 2 (see my review on Day 1 - Cluj walking city tour) As yesterday, Joseph picked us up from our hotel and we headed towards the Turda Salt Mines where we spent amazing 1,5 h. The drive to Rimetea was a joyful journey with astonishing views on the Carpathian Mountains. We've learned about local village life and had a yummy traditional lunch at a local restaurant. I loved visiting Alba Iulia - cultural heritage left by Romans. I would recommend Get a Cluj Tour to anyone coming to Romania as a tourist or to anyone considering moving to Cluj.
        Written December 5, 2019
      • OlgaJ8202
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        More than just sightseeing
        Get a Cluj Tour provided us a tour on just a 12 h notice, which we were truly happy about. Our guide Joseph is an extremely knowledgable and passionate person who knows Cluj and its history in-depth. When he figured we are of Jewish descent he has kindly re-routed our tour and shown us synagogues, the Jewish community, Jewish cemetery, a kosher restaurant and many other places we wouldn't be able to find on our own. We would also recommend Joseph as a Relocation Consultant. When we told him about our plans to move to Cluj including the concerns about how and where to live/shop/eat/walk/seek medical and veterinary (for our dog) care, he was so kind and drove us around the different neighborhoods. He explained the differences between living in the different parts of Cluj and advised on the best options meeting our criteria. He was able to give detailed answers to all the abovementioned questions, thus proving us a clear picture of how living in Cluj would be like. Joseph exceeded all our expectations but that was on day 1. Day 2 see under Turda salt mine, Rimetea village & Alba Iulia (1 day, from Cluj) review.
        Written December 5, 2019
      • yehudaveshomron
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect day
        Our tour guide Geta picked us up from our hotel in Cluj and we were the only people who booked that day, so it was a private tour! Geta is a superb guide, very knowledgeable,personable and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. She was fully familiar with all the history of Turda Mines and the picturesque Rimatea Village . We finished with a hike in Turda Gorge where Geta hikes regularly,which is very beautiful in Autumn. She also accomodated a couple of special requests, the synagogue in Turda and the Holocaust memorial in Cluj. Highly recommend
        Written November 12, 2019
      • lozvenus24
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent Tour!
        I did this tour with my friend back in July 2019. It was our first time in Cluj, Romania. The tour was ment to be for 8 or more people, but as my friend and I were the only ones who had booked on this particular day we had a tour with just the two of us and the guide, Joseph. Joseph had great knowledge and went above and beyond to share this with us. He even provided us with rain coats as it started raining on our hike through the gorge. He picked us up from our accommodation and returned us there aswell. Excellent day trip from Cluj and would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Romania. An absolutely beautiful country!
        Written November 1, 2019
      • apytka
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        Phenomenal Experience
        We had an amazing time! Our guide, Geta was knowledgeable and friendly and just generally made this trip completely worth it. She picked us up exactly at 8:30 right outside of our hostel and we were on the road — our first stop was the Turda Salt Mines, which are absolutely spectacular. The history is fascinating and the sheer size and brilliance of the place is awe-inspiring. It looks like something out of a science fiction novel. We had some free time to ride the ferris wheel and look at souvenirs, but unfortunately the row boat area was closed. After the mines we had a lovely lunch at a restaurant nearby where we talked about Romanian/Hungarian history and food and sipped local wine. The next stop was Turda Gorge — there's a zipline option (an extra 50 lei a person) which was quite the thrill — from there we hiked through the gorge and our guide explained the geology and showed us some native plants and then guided us up to a view from a fortified cave. The gorge is spectacularly beautiful but be warned, sensible footwear for a hike is important as the going is quite slippery. Rimatea was the last stop — it's a quiet little village a bit of a ways away from Turda and so picturesque. We heard some more history and had a walk around the town before heading back to Cluj. Without a doubt worth every penny.
        Written October 22, 2019
      • Marchje
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        Greatest tour!
        We had an absolutely amazing day! Especially the Alba Lulia is so worth the visit! Exellent guide with enormous knowledge of the history of Transylvania and very well organised trip. We had all the time we wanted in each location and felt safe and well taken care of the whole day!. It has given us a much broader knowledge of Romania and the whole trips was worth every dollar spend. Only small thing you might want to be aware of (and that has nothing to do with the tour) is that what is advertised by the Salt Mine as an underground amusement park... is at best a recreational area with bit of table tennis, billiard and a very slow Ferris wheel. On the other hand we loved the scenery on all of the day and all the great information about places visited and history told by our most competent guide.
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        We are a group of 7 who traveled with Geta for 6 days and it was a great experience! Geta was very well organized and took us to see things we would not have experienced if traveling on our own. Geta has a great deal of knowledge to share about her beautiful country so you will learn alot. The days were longer than we expected so keep this in mind - Romania is a big country! We would recommend Geta!
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        The best start to my trip!
        I am so glad that I booked into this tour. Joseph was a brilliant guide. He knew everything there was to know about the mines, leaving me with no questions. The village and the ethnographic museum was lovely to see. I really enjoyed every little detail he told. The gorge was an adventure. He showed me all sorts of hidden delights and we even got to one of the caves up along the way. Throught the day we talked and I learned so much from him by doing so. He even gave me recommendations for what else I should do to visit as this is my first trip to Transylvania. Definitely book with this tour. It's well worth the money and you will very much enjoy every last moment.
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      • Judith7850
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        First class tour - exceptional and highly recommended.
        Took two tours one with Josef the other with a different tour company- no comparison between them josef’s was very professional and probably the best tour we’ve ever been on. He was so well organised, pointed out many things we would have missed, answered all our questions with attention to detail and let us dictate the pace. He set the bar high and we were disappointed with the second tour we had booked with a different company - nowhere near the same the quality. He took us to a traditional Romanian restaurant for lunch which was beautiful, knew where all the cleanest toilets were and gave us plenty of time to explore all the attractions. His knowledge and expertise exceeded expectations and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
        Written September 28, 2019
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      C M
      Porto, Portugal99 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unique and definitely worth a visit. It is difficult to put into words the uniqueness of this place, especially its grand space when you take the lift down. I also enjoyed learning the history of the mine which is linked to the history of Romania. Do go there if you can.
      Written January 17, 2020
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      thecolordiet
      Hong Kong, China89 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2019
      I didn't know what to expect from the tour, mainly because I didn't think salt mines would be that interesting. Yet, many online reviews seemed to have recommended it, so I decided to give it a shot. Was originally planning on taking public transportation but figured I also wanted a guide to explain things, so picked this tour.

      I had Joseph as my guide, who was SO knowledgeable and kind, catering to all my needs. Also very on time regarding pick up, which is always commendable. Tour itself is quite flexible, in terms of how much time you want to stay in the mines. Would definitely recommend to anyone in Cluj!
      Written November 1, 2019
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      Hello, We are happy to learn you liked our guided tour from Cluj to Turda Salt Mine! Get a Cluj Tour doesn't count much on the element of surprise. We rely on the quality of our services and on the dedication of our local guides in Cluj. Thank you for your kind review! Best regards and safe travels!
      Written December 17, 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      RMDEUS
      Lisbon, Portugal214 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2021
      Amazing place. More than worth the driving there. Forget the elevators since they have long lines and take your time using the stairs up and down. Try the boats down in the gallery.
      Written August 29, 2021
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      kateandmark
      Stourbridge, UK225 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2019
      I did not know what to expect but this place is incredible. It’s huge, there is a big wheel inside and a boating lake. Interesting too.
      Written June 19, 2020
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      Christina F
      San Francisco, CA6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2019
      The Turda Salt Mines were super cool! I highly recommend going.
      I had a great tour with Geta, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. She shared information not just about the Salt Mines but Romanian culture as well. She also allowed ample time for doing activities inside the Salt Mines as well – we did the row boats and she was kind enough to row for me :)

      I would definitely recommend paying to do the row boats, it's not that much, and offers another cool view of the environment. I would skip the ferris wheel though, it moves very slowly and you don't see that much from inside.
      Written September 2, 2019
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      Hello, many thanks for the review! I am very happy that you liked the mine and the boat ride :) Kindest regards,
      Written September 11, 2019
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      Lydia2121
      Southend-on-Sea, UK501 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great tour with Geta. Friendly and informative. Happy to answer any questions about the salt mine and the history of Cluj.

      Would recommend to others.

      Thank you for a lovely day.
      Written August 26, 2019
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      Hello, thank you very much for the review! I'm really glad that you liked the tour. Warmest regards,
      Written September 11, 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      iioannis2
      Limassol City, Cyprus59 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2019
      Following a tunnel you will reach the mining space that is the attraction of the mine. Then, you will find yourself in front of a huge oval-shaped open space carved into the ground. The height from the ground to the top is over one hundred meters and the width definitely above 150. At the lowest point (ground) there is the pond shown in the photo. The entrance closes at 5 o'clock. But after 4 they do not allow visitors to enter. If you are late (i.e. you reached there at 4 o' clock) follow one of the groups that are already visiting the site. Visitors are usually large groups. From the end of the tunnel (maybe 500 meters) to descend to the lowest point (ground), you will have to take the only one elevator. You may have to wait a while while admiring the view down. At the bottom you will see a queue of visitors that are waiting to take the lift to ascend. They look like small grains. There are also stairs for those who can go down or ascend on foot. The ceiling of the space does not communicate at all with the external environment, making it even more amazing. It looks like a room carved into a rock. If you touch the walls, you will touch tough pieces of salt .

      Reaching the ground with the elevator you admire looking up, the depths and ends of this big digged cave. There, on the ground, there is a small amphitheater, benches and a souvenir shop. At a lower level in a corner of this space is the small lake in the photo.

      Written June 18, 2019
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      Mariana A
      Cluj-Napoca, Romania4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2019 • Family
      I would like to thank our guide for explaining everything about this mine and for having impressed us by speaking our Portuguese language. We were very well received and recommend with all the stars this agency. One more time thank you!!
      Written April 12, 2019
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      Thanks for the appreciations! Our biggest satisfaction is that you had a great time.
      Written April 14, 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Henry C
      Cluj-Napoca, Romania2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was an amazing experience. I highly recommend doing this tour with Joseph. He was knowledgeable and engaging. Booking was easy and communication with Joseph’s tour company was great via text.
      Written March 22, 2019
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      Hello Henry, Thanks for the feedback! :)
      Written April 12, 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Trvlmfk
      16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Couples
      Great visit. Interesting and authentic mine that is worth the trip. Go as early as possible to avoid the crowds and book a guided tour if possible as it adds a lot to the experience.
      Written May 5, 2023
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