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Turda Salt Mine (Salina Turda)
Turda Salt Mine (Salina Turda)

Turda Salt Mine (Salina Turda)

Strada Frăgărişte, Turda, Romania

The Basics

A standard admission ticket grants you access to the mine's interior; all rides and activities cost extra. Tours, which typically depart from Cluj-Napoca or Brașov, tend to combine convenient round-trip transport with a guided tour of the mines. Full-day tours often combine a visit to the salt mine with regional highlights such as the steep-sided Turda Gorge;the quaint village of Rimetea; and the Alba Carolina Citadel in the former capital of Alba lulia.

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Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
$88.53 per adult
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Amazing tour
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.
Mehlika_S, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Transylvania

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Our First Hike
Joel_T, Oct 2021
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
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!!!
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Great tour
Juliane, Sep 2021
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
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!
star-5
Definitely worth a visit
rockmylobster, Jan 2020
Turda salt mine (4h, from Cluj)
I had a lovely morning with my guide. I was picked up outside my hotel on time and then we drove to the mine. The tour started on thedrive with interesting sites pointed out en route. The salt mine is an interesting experience to see and explore - even the ferris wheel inside! Please wear walking shoes - there are steps and it can be slippy.
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Amazing!
MaureenS45, Nov 2019
Turda salt mine (4h, from Cluj)
This tour was amazing. The tour guide was super nice and new tons about the area. Once we got to the Turda Salt Mine, he knew even more! He knew the history, the details, little known facts, any question I had was answered!! I definitely recommend this tour!
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The curly guide knows what he’s doing!
Antonio_D, Sep 2021
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
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!!!
star-5
What a day!!
P1980NEdanielr, Sep 2018
Private Day Trip to Turda Salt Mine and Alba Carolina Fortress
The day started off with a prompt pick up from my Hotel. Roxana was my guide and the day was such a pleasure! The amount of knowledge Roxana shared was great! A great overview of the History of Romania while driving, and deep information of each location visited. I highly recommend if you have the time. Bring a Camera as each site has soooo much to take in!!!!
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This was an amazing trip made better...
Catherine B, Nov 2017
Private Day Trip to Turda Salt Mine and Alba Carolina Fortress
This was an amazing trip made better by our guide Ilona, she had great English and answered my many questions even if they had nothing to do with our trip, I would recommend to all, if I get a chance I would use this company again
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By far the best of the four tours I took in this trip in Romania
Abner_Alvarado, Jun 2021
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
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.
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Excellent guide!
lorentzlasson, Jul 2019
Turda salt mine (4h, from Cluj)
Really cool place. Our guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable, about the mine specifically but also about Romania and history
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Great adventure, amazing
MartaKld, Oct 2019
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
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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Much better with a guide.
Passport56199220867, Jul 2019
Turda salt mine (4h, from Cluj)
Have visited the salt mine before, bit took the opportunity to take the 7 year old on a Minecraft style adventure. The local guide is definitely worth it. In our case, Joseph was very knowledgeable, giving us then rash course in current Romanian economic and cultural landscape on our way there. The mine itself is spectacular. The scale is really something else. Highly recommended.
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The Turda Salt Mine was amazing...
GEORGE M, Aug 2016
Private Day Trip to Turda Salt Mine and Alba Carolina Fortress
The Turda Salt Mine was amazing, definitely worth seeing - much more than we had expected. The fortress was OK, I think included because it was in the area. Our tour guide, Ilona, was great - on time picking us up at our hotel, very knowledgable, spoke English very well, and quite pleasant.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring extra layers as temperatures in the mine hover around 52°F (11°C)

  • There is free Wi-Fi at the mine, and an ATM at the entrance.

  • Parts of the mine are wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchair users can access the mine through the entrance on Strada Salinelor.

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How to Get There

Turda Salt Mine is set just north of the town of Turda. Driving from Cluj-Napoca takes about 45 minutes. Buses run between the Autogara Fany terminal in Cluj-Napoca and Turda town center. From Turda town center, you’ll need to catch local bus number 17 to reach the mine entrance.

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When to Get There

The salt mine attracts most visitors between June and August. During these months, you may have to wait in line for the elevator, which transports people up and down from the mines. If you don’t mind a little exercise, you can take the stairs instead.

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What to Do at the Mine

The Turda Salt Mine offers a wealth of sightseeing and recreational opportunities. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel; shout out and listen to the reverberations in the Echoes Room; gaze up at salt stalactites in the Rudolf Mine; or row your way around the underground lake in the Terezia Mine. Bowling and billiards are also on offer.

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