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Bucharest: Salt Mine Entrance Ticket and Transfer

1. Bucharest: Salt Mine Entrance Ticket and Transfer

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.

From Bucharest: Muddy Volcanoes and Salt Mine Private Tour

2. 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.

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.

Bucharest: Full-Day Muddy Volcanoes & Unirea Salt Mine

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Slănic

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 47 reviews

A fantastic tour. This tour won’t disappoint! We had a fantastic tour guide, Eugen, who was very knowledgeable. He gave us lots of historical and cultural information and was more than happy to answer questions. We enjoyed the stop at the museum of Prahova with a virtual tour of the salt mine. He also offered recommendations of other things to do and to see, and places to go during the tour. Definitely a must when visiting Bucharest and want to spend a day outside the bustling city.

Great excursion worth visiting. Has health benefits for the visitor and a historic background. Guide was very informative. pickup on time. Highly recommended.

Excellent tour, although it is short, the salt mines are an incredible thing to see and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Truly beautiful and interesting but above all unforgettable experience. Unique and suggestive environment.

Great tour! I learnt a lot Muntenia and about the Romanian country side, too.