Highlights

* Turda ancient salt mine
* underground amusement park
* Rimetea idyllic mountain village
* Alba Carolina Vauban fortress

Tour information

duration : 1 day
validity: throughout the year
starts in: Cluj-Napoca
ends in: Cluj-Napoca
difficulty: fairly easy (some stairs to go up and down)

Rates 2018

1 pax                     155 eur / pers.
2 pax                     86 eur / pers.
3 pax                     67 eur / pers.
4 pax                     59 eur / pers.
5 pax                     57 eur / pers.
6 pax                     54 eur / pers.
7 pax                     50 eur / pers.
8 pax                     47 eur / pers.
* for more than 8 participants, prices available upon request.
* for meals you may consider about 7-10 eur / meal

Package includes:

* services of an English / French / Italian / Portuguese speaking guide
* all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and and parking fees included)
* entry tickets (for the salt mine)

Package does not include:

* your meals and drinks
* tickets for the amusement park (if interested)
* personal expenses

Tour description

Your day will begin with a fabulous underground voyage into the wombs of the ancient salt mine from Turda*. Used as an antiaircraft shelter during WWII, as cheese ripening center during the communist period and finally upgraded to an amusement park, the salt mine from Turda still preserves thousands of chisel and hammer marks, left by the miners once working here as their ‘salt signature’.
Entering the Apuseni Mountains, you will discover Rimetea, a Hungarian village wonderfully preserved in accordance to nature. For centuries, Rimetea was famous throughout Transylvania for the iron mines.
The next and last rambling spot of the day will be Alba Iulia. Here, Alba Carolina Vauban fortress will have interesting stories to tell: all about the ancient Romans, the Hungarian kings, the union of Transylvania with Romania and many others.
Back to Cluj in the afternoon.
 

Note

* The constant temperature inside the salt mine is 10-12° C. Appropriate clothing recommended.
* Given that there are stairs to go down and up in the salt mine, we recommend non-slippery shoes and, if possible, no high heels.
* Not recommended to visit the salt mine if:
– asthma severe persistent form; asthma; asthma crisis complications – atelectasia, pulmonary emphysema, pneumothorax, respiratory acidosis; complications related to medication – severe bronchospasm, severe allergic reactions;
– COPD complications – acute respiratory failure, chronic decompensated pulmonary cord, pneumothorax;
– TB regardless of stage;
– pulmonary neoplasia;
– acute ENT disorders – rhinopharyngitis, tracheobronchitis, acute pneumonia;
– cardiovascular disease (stage III HTA, recent myocardial infarction, frequent seizure angina, chronic decompensated pulmonary cord), grade II-III cardiac insufficiency,
– digestive disorders – acute hyperacid gastritis, acute hepatitis, acute cholecystitis;
– acute renal disease, bladder / kidney lithiasis;
– decompensated diabetes mellitus;
– collagenosis, acute / chronic rheumatic diseases in inflammatory puse;
– peripheral and central neurological disorders (craniocerebral trauma, cerebral abscess, stroke, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy);
– third-quarter pregnancy
– anxiety-depressive syndrome; claustrophobia;
– postoperatively for a period of 1-2 months
– under age 3.