Before Romania 2018-07-31T15:53:04+00:00

Before Romania day tour – 199 Ron

In this Transylvanian day tour you will have the opportunity to visit the:

  • Turda salt mine – the lowest underground lake you can row a boat on
  • Alba Iulia fortress – largest fortification in Romania

Departure take’s place at 7:45 o’clock  from: nr. 40, Gheorghe Doja street, Targu Mures. The day trip will be guided in English and we will ensure that you have the opportunity to listen the history and legends of the old Romanian medieval times, while traveling from one attraction to another. Your return to Targu Mures will take place between 5 and 6 pm.

The entry fees to the main attractions are included in the day tour price.

What was here before Romania?

Well for instance salt was here before Romania. In this day tour that starts from Targu Mures, you will have the opportunity to witness the history of Turda salt mine, one of the most important mines in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Salt has been used since antiquity for preserving food, spicing it, as a leaven and cleaning solution, and for treating various diseases by immersing it in salt water. Let’s be honest, it was never more valuable than gold but it was valuable through its properties and the difficulty with which it was obtained. In ancient times they used about 50 kg of salt / person / year.

Afterwards in your day tour you’ll get the chance to visit Alba Iulia fortress. The genesis of this settlement goes back to 5000 b.c. It was one of the most flourishing cities in ancient Dacia, and after the Romans conquered it they brought new technology with them. Thus, the archaeological finds at Apulum (Alba Iulia) have revealed that there have been numerous monumental, public and private buildings, craftsmen associations, luxury merchants’ houses equiped with hypocaustum (undergorund heating floor) adorned with polychrome mosaics,  public baths with pools, bathtubs, meeting rooms, a gymnasium and a library. Also they had large aqueducts to bring drinking water from far away.

In this Transylvanian day tour you will have the opportunity to visit the:

  • Turda salt mine – the lowest underground lake you can row a boat on
  • Alba Iulia fortress – largest fortification in Romania

Departure take’s place at 7:45 o’clock  from: nr. 40, Gheorghe Doja street, Targu Mures. The day trip will be guided in English and we will ensure that you have the opportunity to listen the history and legends of the old Romanian medieval times, while traveling from one attraction to another. Your return to Targu Mures will take place between 5 and 6 pm.

The entry fees to the main attractions are included in the day tour price.

What was here before Romania?

Well for instance salt was here before Romania. In this day tour that starts from Targu Mures, you will have the opportunity to witness the history of Turda salt mine, one of the most important mines in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Salt has been used since antiquity for preserving food, spicing it, as a leaven and cleaning solution, and for treating various diseases by immersing it in salt water. Let’s be honest, it was never more valuable than gold but it was valuable through its properties and the difficulty with which it was obtained. In ancient times they used about 50 kg of salt / person / year.

Afterwards in your day tour you’ll get the chance to visit Alba Iulia fortress. The genesis of this settlement goes back to 5000 b.c. It was one of the most flourishing cities in ancient Dacia, and after the Romans conquered it they brought new technology with them. Thus, the archaeological finds at Apulum (Alba Iulia) have revealed that there have been numerous monumental, public and private buildings, craftsmen associations, luxury merchants’ houses equiped with hypocaustum (undergorund heating floor) adorned with polychrome mosaics,  public baths with pools, bathtubs, meeting rooms, a gymnasium and a library. Also they had large aqueducts to bring drinking water from far away.