Welcome to Turda


Back in the days when salt was currency, Turda's salt-mining industry (dating back to the 13th century) made it a powerhouse. The main mine shut down in 1932, though it's a much-visited curiosity in its current form. Whether you're seeking amenities, hotels or food, life revolves around Turda’s central street, Str Republicii.


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Turda Salt Mine, Alba Iulia, and Rimetea Tour from Cluj-Napoca

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.

$834.09 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Private Dracula's Legends Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest Take an airport transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a panoramic, evening tour of Bucharest with visit of the Parlament Palace, second largest administrative building after the Pentagon, see the oldtown and the Village Museum Overnight in a 4* hotel. Day 2: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu Travel to the capital of Wallachia, Targoviste that was also the main residence of Vlad the Impaler. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, the grandfather of Dracula, Vlad Impaler did added later the same tower "Chindia" (Turnul Chindiei). Overnight in a 4* Hotel in Sibiu city center. Day 3: Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba Iulia Enjoy a visit of, the European capital of culture in 2007, Sibiu, with its beautiful old town, the Big/Small Squares. Head to Hunedoara, home of the Castle of Matei Corvin, the largest Gothic castle in Romania, also a castle full of history.. Arrival in Alba Iulia, the historical and spiritual capital of Romania. Overnight in Alba Iulia in Hotel Transilvania 4* Day 4: Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj - Bistrita - Tihuta See Alba lulia's citadel, after breakfast. Visit the impressive salt mine of Romania in Turda. Go to Cluj Napoca city and Bistrita, the real land of Dracula. Dine and overnight at Dracula's Castle Hotel 3* Day 5: Tihuta - Targu Mures - Sighisoara Depart to Targu Mures, a beautiful Romanian-Hungarian city. Continue on to Sighisoara. Arrive in Depart to Targu Mures, a beautiful Romanian-Hungarian city. Continue on to Sighisoara. Take a tour of Sighisoara, a fortified citadel in the heart of Transylvania, inhabited by XIIIth century until today. Overnight in Sighisoara, the birthplace of Dracula right in the Unesco citadel in a medieval 3* hotel. Day 6: Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov – Poiana Brasov   After breakfast we'll head to Bran which according to tradition was home for the Count Dracula and inspired the novel written by Stoker. Head to Brasov, a medieval town known as The City of the Crown.Sightseeing tour of the old town of Brasov - Council Square, the Black Church, the White Tower, the Black Tower, Ecatherina and Schei gates. Overnight at Hotel House of Dracula (4 Star), a replica of Dracula's Castle Day 7: Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest (200 km) In the morning visit the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Peles Castle is a masterpiece of eclectic architecture dominated by neo German Renaissance style On the way you will stop at Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476. Overnight in a 4* hotel. Day 8 Free time and transfer to the airport

$693.92 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Trip to Transylvania: Halloween Midnight Tales from Bucharest

Day 1 | Bucharest City TourUpon arriving in Romania, the first city to greet you is Bucharest. The atmosphere might seem familiar – modern buildings, historical monuments, and the busy streets of a restless city. You will begin a journey to another world, one populated by vampires, mythical creatures and weird phenomena that baffle us to this day. In Bucharest, we'll visit a small chapel inhabited by only one monk as well as other historical centers. Overnight in Bucharest.Day 2 | Bucharest – SibiuAfter breakfast, we will head out to Sibiu, taking the former trade route used hundreds of years ago by armies, caravans, or fugitives, and visit the Old Town with its large and picturesque square where we’ll learn some of the secrets guarded by the city walls. Some of the main attractions of the day include the Brukenthal Museum, the Evangelical Church and the Bridge of Lies.Overnight in Sibiu.Day 3 | Sibiu – Hunedoara – TurdaAfter breakfast, we will continue our trip through the region of Transylvania, making our first stop at the famous Corvin Castle. Our journey will then take us to Turda where we will visit a spectacular and unique site, the Turda Salt Mine.Overnight in Turda. Day 4 | Turda - Biertan – Sighisoara – BranOur day will begin with a visit to Biertan where we will visit the famous fortified church dating back to the Middle Ages. Around mid-day, we’ll visit a place where history mingles with everyday life: Sighisoara is one of the few European fortresses that is still inhabited.Overnight in Bran.Day 5 | Bran - Brasov City Tour –  Dracula Castle – BranAfter a healthy breakfast, we will start our day by driving to the beautiful Brasov, a city covered by a Middle Age atmosphere and visit the famous Black Church, the largest gothic cathedral in Southeastern Europe. In the evening you will have the chance to visit the famous Bran Castle. Count Dracula will be your good host until past midnight, when he will invite you to his private party, in a tent placed in the Royal Park.Overnight in Bran.Day 6 | Bran – CampfireAfter an energetic Halloween party comes the day for relaxation. We'll all sleep late and rest, and you'll have the day at your disposal.In the evening we will have a campfire and a tasty dinner with fresh local products.Overnight in Bran.Day 7 | DepartureOn your final day, we will drive through the Prahova Valley and head to Sinaia. Here you'll visit the remarkable Peles Castle and then head to Bucharest for departure.

$359.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-day local experience in Transylvania

Day 1 | Discover the secrets of TransylvaniaOur tour begins from the gorgeous Cluj-Napoca, a city renowned for its bohemian cafes, and we will head to Turda, where we will visit one of the most spectacular underground places in the world, Turda Salt Mine. The next landmark on our list is the Alba Carolina Fortress, the largest and most valuable bastion fortress in South-Eastern Europe. Our next destination is the quaint village of Sibiel, a place where time stood still, and that is inhabited by less than 500 people. Once there, we will enjoy a carriage ride through the village, and then we will enter the home of a local family, where we will have a delicious dinner prepared with traditional products. At night, we will reach Sibiu, where we will check in at the hotel. Overnight in Sibiu.Day 2 | Experience the local life On the second day, we will get to discover Transylvania in a more up-close and personal manner. Our first stop is Nucet, where we will meet a family that owns a Micro-Farm and an ecologic garden. Here, we will learn the true meaning of “local living”, and we will get to help with some of the household chores. We will then hop on our bikes and take a ride to a nearby village, where we will explore the old mill where we will taste a delicious bread baked with local ingredients. We will then drive to Bran Castle, known by many as Dracula’s Castle, built here over 600 years ago. This imposing castle still preserves some of its historic medieval ambiance, and you will have a chance to discover it beyond the popular myth of Dracula. Our last destination for the day is Brasov, one of Transylvania’s most remarkable cities, where, we will take a short walking tour. Overnight in Brasov.Day 3 | Explore Medieval Romania The last day of your tour starts with a trip to Europe’s last inhabited medieval citadel, Sighisoara. We will visit its Clock Tower, which housed the Citadel Council until 1556, and was also used as a holding cell for prisoners sentenced to death. Today, it is home to Sighisoara’s History Museum. Our next stop is Biertan, one of the first Saxon settlements in Transylvania. Surrounded by quaint streets and vineyards, the medieval complex is made up of the church and its fortification, which was placed on top of a hill, in the heart of the settlement. After a long day, we will head to Jidvei, where we will visit the beautiful Bethlen-Haller Castle (Jidvei Castle). Jidvei is the most important producer of white wines in Romania, and vineyards were present here ever since the Iron Age. Its wine was awarded 4 silver medals at the Japan Wine Challenge in Tokyo, and here we will relish some of the delicious wine varieties. At night, we will reach Cluj-Napoca, and our tour will come to an end.  

$659.22 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Vampire in Transylvania Departing from Cluj Napoca Including The Ritual of Killing of a Living Dead

Ritual Killing of the Living Dead - Help a haunted spirit to gain his peace - attend the ritual of killing a Living Dead meant to introduce you to the genuine Transylvanian folklore. Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377. The Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara - Dracula’s birth place, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Vampire Treats: enjoy a Vampire dinner to find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!Turda Salt Mine - descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in Transylvania, you’ll then know you still have a soul to worry about.Spider Web Artist - the only artist in the world who uses spider web for his paintings.DAY 1, Tuesday, Cluj - Alba - Sibiu - Brasov  (324 km, 5h 09 min driving)Welcome to the Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Drive to Sibiu. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the centre of Romania’s German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania’s most beautiful cities. The city contains the largest concentrations of famous sites in Romania. Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, home to the impressive Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe. Accommodation is in a 3* hotel.DAY 2, Wednesday, Brasov - Bran - Sighisoara- Turda (293 km, 4h 39 min driving)Explore Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Drive next to Sighisoara Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. Late in the afternoon you’ll reach the town of Medias with its beautiful medieval centre where you’ll make the acquaintance of a unique artist, the only one who uses spider web for his paintings. You’ll spend the evening in the town of Turda. Delight yourself with a vampire dinner, to see why it’s worth killing for a meal! You’ll attend the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead. Performed according to the old rituals of burying in Transylvania, the event is meant to reveal the fact that Transylvania, and in fact entire Romania, had no knowledge of vampires until Bram Stocker created his famous novel Dracula.DAY 3, Thursday, Turda – Cluj-Napoca Airport (40 km, 39 min driving)In the morning you’ll descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines. Drive to Cluj Napoca. A city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, Cluj will surely impress you with its beautiful old buildings, Saint Michael’s Cathedral is a must see. Transfer to Cluj Airport for the return flight.

$1493.26 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

7-Day Halloween in Transylvania including 3 Halloween parties

DAY 1, Bucharest.10:00 AM. Our guide connects with you at the reception desk of a centrally located 4* hotel in Bucharest.Visit Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination.Your first day ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest ’s top traditional restaurants.  4* centrally located accommodation. Day 2, Bucharest – Poienari- Sibiu (309 km, 5h 20min driving). Enjoy a morning visit of Poienari- Vlad’s old and faithful fortress. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view from the top you’ll need to climb over 1400 stairs. Evening in Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital for 2007.  Accommodate in a 4* hotel, enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu. Day 3, Sibiu – Medias - TURDA (144 km, 2h 39 min driving). We leave the impressive medieval town of Sibiu and head next to Medias. Here you’ll become acquainted with a unique artist, the only one in the world who uses spider webs for his paintings. Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere, home to one of the oldest Salt Mine in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, often referred to as a medieval fantasy with beds. Delight yourself with a vampire menu for dinner. DAY 4, Turda - Cluj-Napoca - Tihuta/Borgo Pass (191 km, 3h driving). Prepare to descent to the heart of one of the biggest saline in Romania , the Salt Mines of Turda. Drive next to the city of Cluj Napoca to enjoy a city tour revealing beautiful medieval buildings such as Saint Andrews Cathedral.     19:30 Halloween Party in Borgo Pass, a night to remember! With your costume on, here we start the series of Halloween parties in Transylvania.  DAY 5, Turda – Sighisoara ( 120 km, 2h driving).Next stop, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.   20 : 00 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for Halloween Party.  DAY 6, Sighisoara – Brasov – Bran ( 145 km, 2h , 20 min driving).Today we'll enjoy Brasov - a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new.  19:30 The ultimate Halloween Party  at the Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle!  DAY 7, Bran – Sinaia -Bucharest (174 km, 2h 50 min driving). Visit Pelisor Castle. Transfer to Bucharest for your return flight.