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Slănic Prahova Salt Mine

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Bucharest: Salt Mine Day Trip

1. Bucharest: Salt Mine Day Trip

Discover two extraordinary places in Europe: Slanic Prahova Salt Mine and The Salt Mountain. First, visit the Slanic Prahova, an all-season spa resort, famous for its curative mineral waters and its spectacular Salt Mine, one of the biggest in Europe and famous for its healing effects. The salt mine hall stands at 70 meters tall and the circuit runs around the enormous pillar supporting the mine. There, admire the basso-rilievo works depicting some of the most important figures in Romanian history.  Inside the Salt Mine, you will find a small history museum, a soccer field and a children's playground. The place is also used for various sports events (athletic competitions and as training ground for sport teams), as sanatorium for the elderly and the sick or as a scenery for the film industry. After visiting the Salt Mine, the tour continues to the Salt Museum, where you can find out about the history of salt exploitation and it's biological importance.

Bucharest: Full-Day Muddy Volcanoes & Unirea Salt Mine

2. Bucharest: Full-Day Muddy Volcanoes & Unirea Salt Mine

Start this full-day tour with a visit to the Unirea Salt Mine from Slanic Prahova, the largest salt mine in Europe and a mix between man-made and nature’s wonders. In the afternoon after the salt mine, you will have the opportunity to visit the two places with muddy volcanoes in Buzau, Paclele Mari, and Paclele Mici. Experience another miracle of nature and feel like your are walking on the moon. For lunch, you will make a stop at a beautiful location. This tour will last all day with a long ride, but it will be worth every mile. After arriving in Bucharest, you will be dropped off at your hotel or another chosen location.

Day Trip to Slanic Salt Mine

3. Day Trip to Slanic Salt Mine

Start the day at the Slanic Salt Mine. This salt mine, located in a wonderful environment was opened for the first time in 1938. In order to reach it, you’ll go 400 meters down. The microclimate inside makes it a favorite spot for both locals and travelers — there’s a constant temperature inside of never more than 54 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius) which is much preferred in a hot summer.  Your next stop will be a unique and odd place: the mud volcanoes. These small volcanoes stand just a few meters above ground and they exist because of a unique combination of water and natural gases creating a moon-like terrain. Next, visit Ciolanu Monastery, well-known for its late 19th-century icons painted by famous artist Gheorghe Tătărescu.

From Bucharest: Muddy Volcanoes and Salt Mine Private Tour

4. From Bucharest: Muddy Volcanoes and Salt Mine Private Tour

Embark on a private and guided tour from Bucharest to the Slanic Prahova Salt Mines and the Berca Muddy Volcanoes. Marvel at the beautiful natural and man-made structures and learn its history. Feel like you're in another world at the Muddly volcanoes, and visit the biggest planetarium in Romania. Get picked up at your accommodation in Bucharest and enjoy a tour just for your group. Arrive at Slanic Prahova, the largest salt mine in all of Europe. Explore the mine's various and immense caverns, including the biggest planetarium in Romania. Look up at the dome, with a 16-meter diameter. Afterward, head to the geological and botanical reservation of the Berca Muddy Volcanoes, located in Buzau County. Marvel at the small volcano-shaped structures caused by the eruption of mud and natural gas. Feel like you're on another planet as you walk among the unusual geological landscape.

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What people are saying about Slănic Prahova Salt Mine

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

We was looking for a great salt mine travel not to far and not too expensive The tour was amazing we booked and after a 3 hours we get a confirmation call from a agent that everything is okay and will pick up tomorrow from hotel. On the Morning was in time new mercedes benz van with comfortable seat pick up and take to salts mine driver was a guide all the time explaining everything in good English that we can understand.thank you! This trip outside of the Bucharest was amazing experience! *Important too know that no stop for lunch So bring a food with you!

Great tour, kids aged 9 and 18 loved the tour. The bus is comfortable with air conditioning, the driver, who is also a tour guide, is a very pleasant person, he tried to make an interesting tour. Thanks a lot!!!

When you get to the nines a mini bus brings you down tunnels and you get out , walk down a slight slope and into mine , I’d say it’s pretty accessible and very little physical exertion needed

Good, informative trip to a fantastic destination with a very helpful tour guide in Daniel who was happy to assist with taking photographs!

Very helpful and informative guide. Enjoy our trip very much indeed.