Explore the largest salt mines in Europe on a 7-hour day trip from Bucharest. Wander around the underground chambers of the Slanic Prahova Salt Mine. Then, go to a local vineyard for a typical Romanian lunch and wine tasting tour of the cellars.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of Bucharest on a full-day sightseeing tour of the salt mines of Slanic Prahova, stopping at a local winery to enjoy a traditional 3 course lunch.
You will be picked up from your hotel (or private address) in Bucharest for the 1.5-hour drive north to the small town of Slanic Prahova in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Here, explore the largest salt mine in Europe, now closed for mining but open to visitors.
Enter the chambers to experience the unique microclimate, where natural air-conditioning keeps temperatures and atmospheric pressure constant throughout the year. Discover some of the mines 14 chambers and trapezoidal profiles, and marvel at the expanse of the salt walls.
Next, enjoy a wine tasting and 3-course meal at a local winery. Savor the flavors of authentic Romanian appetizers, house desserts, and mains such as sarmalute (stuffed vine leaves) and polenta. The menu varies depending on restaurant availability.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation by car/minibus
- English-speaking driver/guide
- 3 course meal and wine tasting
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees (about EUR 4 per person)
Know Before You Go
Please note that Slanic Salt Mine is closed indefinitely for technical reasons. During this time Bellu Manor from Urlati will be visited instead (it is considered to be the most beautiful XIXth century mansion in Wallachia, built in Romanian old style).