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Banat & Crisana - History and underground attractions in Transylvania and Crisana region

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2 days / 1 night

from 132 eur/person

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History and underground attractions in Transylvania and Crisana region

Day 1 Cluj-Napoca - Turda - Alba Iulia - Hunedoara - Deva - lunch
08.00 Departure from Cluj-Napoca to Turda.
09.00 Arrival in Turda. Visit of Turda Salt Mine, exceptionally renovated.
10.00 Departure from Turda to Alba Iulia.
11.00 Arrival in Alba Iulia, considered as “Romania’s Union Capital”. Alba Iulia city tour: we start with “Reunification Cathedral”, also called “Coronation Cathedral”, which was built between 1921 and 1922. This is the Cathedral, where on October 15-th 1922 was crowned Ferdinand and Maria, as King and Queen of Romania Reunited, called “Great Romania”. After that, we visit Catholic Cathedral of Alba Iulia, then we will admire Prince’s Palace and Equestrian Statue of Mihai Viteazul/Michael the Brave. Michael the Brave was the first prince in Romanian history to achieve Unification of the three historical Romanian Provinces: Transylvania, Moldavia, Tara Romaneasca (Wallachia), on November 01-st 1599. Nearby are the two buildings of Union Museum and many sculptures/bust of greatest Romanian figures to participate at Romanian Unification at 01-st December 1918. We will visit then „Alba Carolina” Vauban style medieval citadel, masterpiece of Vauban style.
13.00 Lunch.
14.30 Departure from Alba Iulia to Hunedoara.
16.00 Arrival in Hunedoara. Visit of Corvinilor/Corvin Castle, masterpiece of Romanian Gothic architecture. Corvin Castle was built by Corvinesti family and is considered among Top 25 most beautiful castle in Europe (in the same top with other two famous Romanian Castles: Peles and Bran). Among the most important parts of this masterpiece: Capistrano Tower, White Bastion, Chevaliers Room.
17.30 Departure for Deva.
18.00 Arrival in Deva.
Accommodation in Deva.
 
Day 2 Deva - Bears Cave - Oradea - Cluj-Napoca - breakfast, lunch
07.30 Breakfast
08.30 Visit of Deva Medieval Citadel, situated on the top of the hill, dominating Mures Valley. The citadel construction started in 1269 and it was one of the most important fortresses in Transylvania for centuries. The citadel is under reconstruction, but once at the top with the lift, you will admire the panorama over the valley of Mures and the city of Deva. Nearby the hill, there is Magna Curia Palace which hosts the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization.
10.00 Departure from Deva to Bears Cave, via Varfurile.
12.00 Arrival at Bears Cave. We visit Bears Cave, the only cave in Europe hosting Ursus Spaelaeus bounces, one of most spectacular and visited cave in Romania.
13.00 Departure to Oradea, Bihor County’s Capital.
13.45  Arrival in Oradea. Lunch.
15.15 Oradea walking city tour: National Theater, Moon Church, Roman Catholic Church, Ursulines Complex.
17.00 Back to Cluj-Napoca.
20:00 Transfer at the hotel in Cluj-Napoca.


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