Discover the picturesque historic centre of Cluj with an expert English-speaking guide just for you and your group. The best way to get to know this ancient Romanian city!
Private Tour of Cluj Itinerary
Begin your English language private tour of the historic centre of Cluj in the emblematic Unirii Square, Romanian for "Union Square", where you'll meet at the equestrian statue of Matthias Corvinus. Do you know why this 15th century figure was so key in Eastern European history?
In the same square you'll see one of the city's most iconic Gothic monuments: the St Michael's Church, the second largest church in the Transylvania region. As you admire its majestic architecture, your gaze will naturally focus on the immense tower of over 260 feet (80 m) in height. Your guide will reveal the reasons why the tower was built so tall...
Not far from the church, you'll find the elegant Banffy Castle, an 18th century Baroque palace which is nowadays home to the National Art Museum. Inside, you'll have the opportunity to contemplate the permanent collection of little-known Romanian art. Your private tour of Cluj will then continue to Strada Iuliu Maniu, known as "mirror street" - you'll soon see why with your own eyes!
At the end of "mirror street", two of the city's most symbolic landmarks are located: the Orthodox Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, a fusion of Renaissance and Byzantine styles, and the Neo-baroque National Theatre. After admiring the intricate architectural details of these two buildings, you'll return to Unirii Square to finish your tour with a visit to the Pharmacy Museum. Learn about the extensive history of this industry in Cluj while you discover the different tools, plants and books used in the production of medicines.
Benefits of booking a private tour
When you reserve a private tour, you'll enjoy an exclusive English-speaking guide just for you and your group; there will be no one else on the tour. What's more, if you're a larger group, you'll save money!
The price of this tour does not include entrance to the following places, for which tickets must be bought on the day of the activity from their ticket offices:
- Banffy Castle (National Art Museun): 8 lei (2 EUR approx.).
- Pharmacy Museum: 6 lei (1.5 EUR approx.).
Please note that the National Art Museum, located in Banffy Castle, is open from Wednesday to Sunday, while the Pharmacy Museum is open from Monday to Friday. If one of the two museums is closed on the day of your tour, we will dedicate more time to discovering the historic centre of Cluj instead.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
- The use of masks is obligatory.
- Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those taking running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
Private English language tour
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 114.40
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 118.80
Up to 9 peopleUS$ 151.50
Up to 14 peopleUS$ 269.20
Up to 19 peopleUS$ 361.90
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Cluj history.
Exclusive private tour: there will be no other people in the group.
Entrance fee to museums visited (3.5 EUR in total per person, approximately).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Cluj local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).