Alba Iulia fortress & Corvin Castle

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Alba Iulia fortress & Corvin Castle

€ 85

per person

Check out a star-shaped brick fortress. Learn about military architecture, the Romanian Royal family and the ancient Romans. Follow the footsteps of knights and mistresses inside a Gothic castle. Immersed into medieval Transylvanian legends.

Travel Details

Start / End
1 day
all year long
Tour type
Departure time
8:30 am
Estimated return time
7:00 pm
Alba Iulia fortress; Corvin Castle in Hunedoara
350 km
Car transfer duration
5h - 5h30min (2 ways)
possibility of traffic jams

In medieval times, Transylvania got to be inhabited by a German speaking population originating from Western Europe, now known with the generic term ‘Saxons’. Spreading all over the realm, they became at one point the majority population, mainly in southern Transylvania. Yet, there still were micro-regions with a different population majority, such as eastern Transylvania (Szekler population) and Hateg area (Romanian population).

While in Saxon inhabited lands fortifications were spreading very fast due to the Mongol and Turkish peril, it was just normal that the other parts of the region know the same process. The castle in nowadays Hunedoara went through similar changes, becoming the biggest fortified castle in Transylvania.

The resolution of this guided day tour from Cluj is to charm you both with the Vauban 18th century architecture in Alba Iulia and with the fairy-tale beauty of the castle in Hunedoara.


Cluj - Alba Iulia - Hunedoara - Cluj

Departure from Cluj at 8:30. Your day will begin with the visit of Alba Iulia start-shaped fortress. Here you will get the chance to hear stories about the mighty Romans, the Hungarian kings and queens, the Austrian Imperial family, the Vauban military architecture, the medieval cathedral construction and, last but not least, the union of Transylvania with Romania.

Lunch in a restaurant. Continue for Hateg region.

In Hunedoara you will discover the Corvin Castle (also known as Hunyad Castle) which, as it’s name already says it, belonged to the Hunyad family, one of the most famous family member being King Mathia the Just. Here, you’ll have the chance to hear lots of legends and stories about the royal family, it’s origin, medieval fighting techniques and other interesting information.

Back to Cluj in late afternoon.


services of an English speaking guide / driver

pick up & drop off

transportation by private vehicle or minibus

gas, road tax and parking fees

entry tickets (for Corvin Castle)

Not included:

your meals and drinks (others than mentioned)

photo / video fees (where required)

personal expenses


from 85 EUR

you can choose departure date

price varies according to number of participants

you can choose guiding language (subject to availability)


108 EUR

departure every Monday (March to October)

fix pricing regardless the number of participants (min. 2 - max. 8 participants)

guiding available in English

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All prices are listed per person and calculated on an 8 participants basis.
For tours for more than 8 participants, please request a quote.