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Curly Tour - Day trip from Cluj :)

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  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Tick off three must-see rural attractions on this full-day, small-group tour to Turda Salt Mine, Turda Gorge, and Rimetea village from Cluj-Napoca. Learn about the region’s industrial heritage at the 400-year-old mine, then glimpse Romania’s famous countryside at the Turda Gorge. Get a taste of traditional fare in Rimetea village and avoid hidden costs throughout with transfers, lunch, and entrance fees included in the price.
  • Tick off three must-see attractions in just one day
  • Benefit from the personalized attention of your small-group guide
  • Sample traditional Romanian fare, included in the price
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off ensures a hassle-free trip

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Use of Hiking Sticks
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Salina Turda
  • Entry/Admission - Turda Gorge
  • Traditional Lunch in Rimetea Village

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Matthias Corvinus Statue
    Piața Unirii, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    Please wait for the guide in front of the statue. (King Matthias Corvinus riding a horse ) Near the Gothic Church of St. Michael Monumentul Matia Corvin

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Mountain sneakers or hiking boots are necessary for this experience .
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mountain sneakers or hiking boots are necessary for this experience
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The gorge can be challenging for people with walking issues, since at times the ground is irregular, slippery and one has even to use a rope to keep oneself safe.
Well guided excursion to the salt mines, very informative, then great hiking, for which you must be a little bit physically prepared as the road is rocky:) but it worth doing that, because the nature and the views are amazing
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Excellent Tour!
Christopher_E, Mar 2023
If you’re in Cluj for a few days then this day trip is a must! Tudor is a great guide and is very friendly and knowledgeable. It’s good that you get to do a few different things too - from salt mines, to hiking, to zip-wiring!
Amazing experience, worth it!!!!
Leire_I, Dec 2022
Tudor is the best guide in the world ❤️. The tour is super complete, it’s an amazing experience. The guide was so sweet and he speaks english very nice (we understand everything). The first stop was Turda mine salt and we have no words to describe that incredible place. That visit is a must in Romania. The next stop was the Turda gorge, a route behind the mountains and through the river. The views were unique. Later, we went to a magic village called Rimetea, it isnt a turistic place and we loved it. It has the rural spirit of Romania, very very peaceful. Our last stop was a monastery full of handmade paintings. We enjoyed so much the tour and we recomend it to everyone. Its nice that he did the tour even if we were only two people, and also he can do it for just one. Thank you Tudor for your warmth.
Our guide was awesome. He...
Alfredo_V, Oct 2022
Our guide was awesome. He provided us with a great experience and was able to tailor the day trip to our group while still providing an overall unforgettable experience.
Great tour and guide!
Ben_P, Sep 2022
I didn’t expect to see so many things in the tour but I was surprised.. The tour guide (Tudor) was very nice and explained everything, I was there with my mother and she has some balance issues, Tudor helped her a lot 😀
Transylvania day trip from Cluj
averman, Sep 2022
Great way to get a glimpse of the Transylvanian country side. Ambitious itinerary but did not feel rushed. Guide was great!
Amazing experience
Eric_D, Aug 2022
Tudor was an amazing guide and we had tons of fun! It's a long day of activities but absolutely worth it. Would recommend to anyone coming to Cluj!
A great full-day trip
Jonathan_M, Jul 2022
Tudor is a truly great guide. He's knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and flexible. We really enjoyed our trip - it covered a wide array of fun activities. Booking an experience like this takes some trust. This is the one to do, you won't regret it.
Tudor, our tour guide,...
SHIRLEY_L, Jul 2022
Tudor, our tour guide, was delightfully pleasant and knowledgeable! Turda Salt Mine was beyond amazing! Absolutely incredible!
Wonderful tour of Turda area with a fantastic tour guide
Edouard_L, Jul 2022
The sights are truly breath-taking and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered each and every annoying questions we had with kindness and patience. The Turda salt mine are unforgettable, the Rimetea area is just beautiful and picturesque, the local village is so quaint and cute and the people so welcoming. Then we stopped at an impressive nunnery fully painted by nuns and we finished with taking photos of the Turda Gorge from a high point.
Highly recommended!
Jens_H, Jul 2022
Wonderful day trip, good mix of sightseeing and activity. The tour was ideally tailored to the possibilities of the group participants (enough breaks but also no underchallenge). In particular, the hike through the Turda Gorge and on the southern ridge was a great experience!
The most memorable part...
Lucian_M, Jul 2022
The most memorable part of the trip was the guide. Knowledgeable and funny. And Turda's Gorge. Astonishing nature and challenging walk. Salina Turda is impressive. It looks like a sci-fi decor.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We had a great day. We...
Caterina_S, Jun 2022
We had a great day. We enjoyed every part of the trip, from the Salina Turda, the Turda gorge, Rimetea village and the Orthodox Church. Our guide was very enthusiastic, well organised, and very friendly
Amazing tour
Mehlika_S, Oct 2021
Tudor is a great tour guide, very friendly and easy to talk to. He picked me up at my accomodation on time. The tour was fun, informative from beginning to end and definitely worth it. It's also nice for solo travellers that want to spend a day in good company. I can highly recommend to do this tour with him. Such an memorable experience.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Ciao, thank you very much for the review, I hope to see you again! :)
Our First Hike
Joel_T, Oct 2021
Tudor was our guide. He was very professional and passionate about his job. If you go with Tudor you can relax as he will guide you through all the way. We had our first hiking experience and we enjoyed it with Tudor. As always if you’re unsure trust Tudor :) Thank you! We definitely recommend!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you, I hope to see you again.
Great tour
Juliane_H, Sep 2021
Despite the rain we had a great trip! Everything was really well organized and a lot of fun. It felt more like traveling with a friend, so I really recommend this tour, especially as a solo traveler!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thanks Juliane, it made me happy to meet you.
The curly guide knows what he’s doing!
Antonio_D, Sep 2021
Tudor, the curly guide, has been great! We started with a spectacular tour of the salt mines: an impressive experience, that also included some rowing 🚣‍♀️ at the bottom of the most spectacular of caves. That was followed by a wonderful hiking and a visit to a beautiful hidden town. A must for everyone visiting Transylvania!!!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hey, I'm glad I met you and that you liked the trip with me. I hope to see you again
3 travelers found this review helpful
By far the best of the four tours I took in this trip in Romania
Abner_Alvarado, Jun 2021
Tudor is one of the best guides I have ever had while traveling. He was on time to pick us at our hotel. The car was super comfortable and he drove smoothly, we did not feel unsafe at any time. We went directly to Salina Turda. The entrance fee was included in the tour. We receive interesting information and managed to avoid the great groups also visiting the place. It started raining, we ate a lángos outside Salina Turda, delicious, then tried to plan what to do in case the rain continued. Tudor thought of several solutions. We were lucky and could visit the Rimetea gorge, even if we could not walk over it due to the difficulty rain could bring. But even so, just walking back and forth the gorge was delightful. We chatted a lot, it's nice to have someone who knows how to hold a conversation. In Rimetea we had a delicious meal (gulyás) and homemade palinca. I would DEFINITELY book another tour with Tudor in case I am back to Romania. The gorge can be challenging for people with walking issues, since at times the ground is irregular, slippery and one has even to use a rope to keep oneself safe.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you for this wonderful review, I hope you will have successful adventures where life takes you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great adventure, amazing
Marta_E, Oct 2019
Well guided excursion to the salt mines, very informative, then great hiking, for which you must be a little bit physically prepared as the road is rocky:) but it worth doing that, because the nature and the views are amazing
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank's Marta for the positive review, I wish you all the best.
1 traveler found this review helpful
More than a guided day, an experience with a new friend.
Rick_H, Aug 2019
Tudor is an incredible man. Friendly, funny, knowledgeable. It was an absolute joy to spend the day with him. We did the salt mines, the gorge hike (and the extra bonus of walking back high on the cliffs, maybe not the best idea I've ever had but still fantastic), and a really cool village for dinner. But mostly, it was his company. Do yourself a favor, call Tudor. Next time I'm here, he's going to get to show me something else.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you for the positive review, I am glad that we traveled together, Hope to see you soon, Keep in touch dear friends


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