Curly Tour - Day trip from Cluj :)

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From $91.37

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • 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 Rex" Monument
    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

Rex Matia Corvin Statue

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Salina Turda

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Cheile Turzii

3 hours Admission Ticket Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Rimetea Monastery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mountain sneakers or hiking boots are necessary for this experience .
  • 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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A long day of activities starting at the salt mine, zip line and the amazing walk in the gorge with incredible views. Guide was very informative. I highly recommend this tour


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Fantastic full day out
Abigail_B, Sep 2023
Everywhere you go on this tour is worth the visit and Tudor really knows the area and gives such great insider knowledge for a wonderful day full of excitement. I would definitely have Tudor as a guide tour again if I ever come back to the area!
Probably the best experience one can have in Cluj.
Sean_L, Sep 2023
This was definitely the best tour we did during our entire 2 weeks in Romania. If you find yourself in Cluj Napoca, you should definitely book this tour. We had experiences that were extraordinary. Like visiting an ancient salt mine formed 13 million years ago. It is a spectacle of nature unlike anything we have seen. We also did hiking where we took in picturesque Transylvania landscapes. Our lunch stop was a renowned restaurant that served traditional local food while offering serene views of the mountains. Both of which were excellent. The visit to the traditional village of Rimeatea was also equally memorable. It is a historic quaint little town that gave us insight into a simpler way of life from a different time. We also had time to visit a monastery that housed several nuns who had hand-painted their monastery over the course of 3 years. It is by far the most beautiful and moving experience we have had. There is something sacred about that place that words cannot describe. Our guide Tudor was truly amazing. He had a warm and gentle presence and his stories throughout the tour gave the experience an added dimension. He made you feel that you were travelling with a long lost friend. We will remember this tour very fondly and we will come back and look for Tudor.
Amazing tour
Dorothy_C, Sep 2023
A long day of activities starting at the salt mine, zip line and the amazing walk in the gorge with incredible views. Guide was very informative. I highly recommend this tour
Tudor is the best!
Ryan_T, Sep 2023
This tour of 4 amazing locales around Cluj is run by one of the most interesting, knowledgeable and friendly tour guides I have ever met. He could truly be a tourist ambassador for Romania! Highly recommend!
Fun relaxing day
Shanedavid_S, Aug 2023
Was a really great day. The salt mine is very interesting a quite unique. The rest of the tour avoided tourist traps which was nice. And Tudor. What can i say. Amazing guide and an awesome guy.
Best day in Romania
Connie_G, Jul 2023
Tudor made this a fantastic day and my favorite while in Romania. The salt mine is absolutely mind blowing and a must to visit. Then I zipped line to the start of a wonderful hike through a canyon. Every part of this tour was just so much fun. Thank you Tudor! I highly recommend this tour or any other offered by Curly Tours
Salt mines are amazing
Timothy_G, Jun 2023
Our guide's enthusiasm for the tour showed through and he was very personable. The tour had a variety of activities packaged well in a day tour. We had enough time at each venue to enjoy them. I definitely recommend this tour to see the highlights outside of Cluf in a day.
A pleasant surprise and a must do!
Samane_A, Jun 2023
Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, fun, and an absolute “must” tour that everyone should try even if you have only one day in Cluj.
Amazing Trip
Elaine_R, Apr 2023
We had an amazing day with Tudor seeing the salt mine, hiking, and a delicious lunch at Rimtea village. He was a fun tour guide and really made the hike in Turda Gorge special with his knowledge of the area and the beautiful pictures. His recommendations for activities in the salt mine and food at the village were on point and he provided a lot of information about the history if the mine and Rimtea. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Cluj and I absolutely recommend it.
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.

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