Hunedoara and Alba Iulia (1 day, from Cluj)

Day Trips & Excursions in Alba Iulia

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This is a tour about royal families, royal tombs, royal castles and royal acts. Assist at the changing of the guard and learn about military defense architecture in Roman, Medieval and modern times in Alba Iulia. Discover Hunyad Castle in Hunedoara, classified by several travel publications as being in top ten must-see European castles because of it’s impressive Gothic architecture. Small-group format ensures a personalized experience.  
Departure from the royal city of Cluj in the morning, heading for South-West. Make a first stop in Alba Iulia, where stories about the ancient Romans, the Hungarian kings and the union of Transylvania with Romania will finally clarify the royal theme of this tour. Some coat of arms decorating two of the six entrance gates to the Vauban fortress called ‘Alba Carolina’ will also play their role here. At noon you will assist at the changing of the guard.In Hunedoara you will discover the Hunyad Castle (also known as Corvin Castle), built by the House of Hunyad, more precisely John Hunyadi, one of the richest noblemen in the Kingdom of Hungary, also the father of the future king of Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, who was born in ClujHere, you'll have the chance to hear lots of legends and stories about the royal family, it's origin, medieval fighting techniques and so on. Lunch in a restaurant.Back to Cluj in late afternoon.

What’s included

  • services of a professional English / French / Italian / Portuguese speaking guide
  • all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)

What’s not included

  • your meals and drinks
  • photo / video entrance fees (where required)
  • personal expenses