Day Trip to Turda Salt Mine from Cluj Napoca

€ 60,00 / person

Departure hour & location:  09:00 o’clock from „5 To Go” coffee shop in Cluj Napoca, Strada George Barițiu nr. 18

Itinerary:  Cluj- Turda – Turda Salt Mine – Cluj


  • Find the impressive underground treasures of the Salt Mine in Turda
  • Discover the story of the “religious peace” in Transylvania



Today’s journey is going to take us to some of Transylvania’s most enchanting impressive underground treasures, to the Salt Mine of Turda. Prepare yourselves for a great journey filled with lovely traditions, exciting stories, and breathtaking landscapes.
Turda is located only 35 kilometres from Cluj and has held a very important role in Transylvanian history. It was the city where the “religious peace” was signed, where five Catholic and Reformed confessions were welcomed, Transylvania becoming one of the most tolerant states in Europe.

The city lies at the foot of the Western Carpathians, perhaps the most spectacular mountains in Romania. Because of the limestone soil composition, the landscape is extremely spectacular, deep caves, wild gorges, and fast-flowing rivers can often be found here. Close to Turda, we will hike through the “Cheile Turzii” Natural Park, home of several rare species of animals and plants. After approximately one hour, we will reach the other side of the mountains and our buses will pick us up and drive us back to the city.

Leaving the beautiful landscape of the Apuseni Mountains behind, we will return to Turda. In the Middle Ages, the city was very rich due to the local salt mines. Ever since Roman times, these mines have been exploited, the salt produced here being taken to Rome. During the Austrian domination, the mines became critical for the Transylvanian industry, large amounts of money being invested here. Starting with 2007 and benefiting from massive investments, the salt mine was transformed into an interesting museum and concert centre. We will go hundreds of meters below sea level, admire the large galleries and get the chance to find out more about this amazing place.

We will return to Cluj.


Please note:

The tour is available for minimum 2 persons

Day trip Natural Treasures


You will visit this places:

Turda Gorge National ParkTurda Salt Mine

Included destinations:

Cluj-NapocaTurdaTurda Gorge
Service name Description Included Price
Transport by a modern air-conditioned car From/to Cluj-Napoca Yes -
English speaking driver Yes -
Entrance tickets According to the program No -

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