4-DAY HIGHLIGHTS OF SLOVAKIA

Get an inside glimpse into Slovakia’s most stunning locations in just 4 days.

OVERVIEW

4 days / 3 nights

February - November

Group: 2-8 persons

850 km

Pick-up: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

Drop-off: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

During the Highlights of Slovakia tour, you have a chance to get an inside glimpse into Slovakia’s most stunning locations. No tour of Slovakia would be complete without a visit to Bratislava – the only capital city in the world bordering two independent countries! Bearing the scars of the turbulent 20th century, Bratislava offers a unique combination of architecture – medieval old town with churches, cathedral and narrow cobbled streets in contrast with majestic buildings in style of socialist realism. We will not skip any major highlight of this beautiful city.

We will guide you through two amazing sites listed in the World UNESCO Heritage. First, we visit the completely preserved medieval town of Banská Štiavnica. During the underground excursion in the mines, we experience the history of gold and silver mining. Afterwards, we explore the wooden church in Hronsek. Another highlight of the tour is the city of Banská Bystrica – the center of Slovak National Uprising during the WWII. Don‘t forget to take photos when walking around the amazing collection of tanks, guns, and uniforms in the museum of WWII.

We also travel to the National Park of Low Tatras to visit Demänovska Cave of Liberty, the most beautiful cave in Slovakia. Not far away from there is an intact typical Slovak village of Vlkolinec, another jewel in the UNESCO List. You will fall in love with the Orava Castle, the mysterious castle, where the world-famous movie Nosferatu – Symphony of Horror, depicting the story of Dracula, was shot.

Highlights of Slovakia tour lets you savor the very best of the hidden heart of Europe. All this is yours on your unforgettable journey with us.

PHOTOS FROM THE TOUR

  • Bratislava

  • Walking in Bratislava

  • Sightseeing in Bratislava

  • Underground mines

  • Banska Stiavnica Old Castle

  • Wooden church in Hronsek

  • Banska Bystrica

  • Banska Bystrica

  • Demanovska cave of Liberty

  • Village of Vlkolinec

  • Orava Castle

  • Orava Castle

ROUTE

What's included:

  • 3 nights accommodation in stylish hotels/pensions with breakfast
  • Transport by A/C private minivan
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Information materials and brochures
  • All entrance fees, performances and excursions
  • Airport transfers

What's not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and meals during the lunch and dinner
  • International flights (your arrival & departure)
  • Personal expenses

DAY 1

Bratislava

We will wait for you at your desired meeting location (airport, train station, bus station, hotel) in Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest with a welcome drink and will bring you safely to the historical centre of the capital city of Slovakia – Bratislava, where your hotel is located. Leave your baggage in the hotel room and walk with us in the streets of this beautiful city at your own pace – there’s plenty to explore!

The most iconic of all Bratislava’s highlights is undoubtedly the Bratislava Castle. Perched on a hill right above the Danube river, the castle dating from 9th century offers splendid views over the historical centre. We continue our stroll in the former Jewish quarter, talk about the communist regime when admiring the UFO bridge and visit the St. Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava’s largest church, which dominates the skyline of the old town. Wandering the cobbled streets you will not miss the Slovak National Theatre, St. Michael’s Gate, Old Town Hall, Presidential Palace and a number of unusual and bizarre statues that make you smile.

Enjoy your evening as you wish. Go for a drink in one of Bratislava’s famous pubs and fall in love with our tasty Slovak beer. You will not believe your eyes how cheap it is! We have prepared a special brochure for you listing recommended pubs, cafés, restaurants and tips how to spend your time and enjoy the atmosphere of the city.

DAY 1

Bratislava

We will wait for you at your desired meeting location (airport, train station, bus station, hotel) in Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest with a welcome drink and will bring you safely to the historical centre of the capital city of Slovakia – Bratislava, where your hotel is located. Leave your baggage in the hotel room and walk with us in the streets of this beautiful city at your own pace – there’s plenty to explore!

The most iconic of all Bratislava’s highlights is undoubtedly the Bratislava Castle. Perched on a hill right above the Danube river, the castle dating from 9th century offers splendid views over the historical centre. We continue our stroll in the former Jewish quarter, talk about the communist regime when admiring the UFO bridge and visit the St. Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava’s largest church, which dominates the skyline of the old town. Wandering the cobbled streets you will not miss the Slovak National Theatre, St. Michael’s Gate, Old Town Hall, Presidential Palace and a number of unusual and bizarre statues that make you smile.

Enjoy your evening as you wish. Go for a drink in one of Bratislava’s famous pubs and fall in love with our tasty Slovak beer. You will not believe your eyes how cheap it is! We have prepared a special brochure for you listing recommended pubs, cafés, restaurants and tips how to spend your time and enjoy the atmosphere of the city.

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DAY 2

Banská Štiavnica (UNESCO), Hronsek (UNESCO) & Banská Bystrica

We leave Bratislava and drive to Banská Štiavnica – a completely preserved medieval town. Thanks to the characteristic architecture and a rich mining history typical for this region, the town of Banská Štiavnica has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List. We agree – it’s one of the most charming places you have ever seen. Today you have the option of exploring the town’s stunning range of attractions at your own pace. We take a walk around the Trinity square, visit the Gothic church of St. Catherine from the late 15th century or the Town Hall before we taste the real jewel of Slovak beers in a local brewery. Here you will be served many different varieties of beer with long tradition – Lager, Weizen, Special Dark or Beer distillate – all made with special care.

After lunch, we will visit the open-air mining museum, where we pick up helmets, cloaks, and lamps and enter the underground excursion in mines. Dressed up as real miners we will descend to one of its pits dated from the 17th century.

Our tour continues to the village of Hronsek, where a beautiful wooden church inscribed to UNESCO World Heritage List is located. This unique church was built only of wood, without using a single iron nail. Listen to the stories of the fights between the Catholics and Protestants and admire the fabulous interior. It can accommodate more than a thousand worshippers!

We finish the day in the city of Banská Bystrica. This city is surrounded by two beautiful mountain ranges, Great Fatra and Low Tatras. We will explore the historical center with its fantastic renaissance appearance and enjoy the meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 2

Banská Štiavnica (UNESCO), Hronsek (UNESCO) & Banská Bystrica

We leave Bratislava and drive to Banská Štiavnica – a completely preserved medieval town. Thanks to the characteristic architecture and a rich mining history typical for this region, the town of Banská Štiavnica has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List. We agree – it’s one of the most charming places you have ever seen. Today you have the option of exploring the town’s stunning range of attractions at your own pace. We take a walk around the Trinity square, visit the Gothic church of St. Catherine from the late 15th century or the Town Hall before we taste the real jewel of Slovak beers in a local brewery. Here you will be served many different varieties of beer with long tradition – Lager, Weizen, Special Dark or Beer distillate – all made with special care.

After lunch, we will visit the open-air mining museum, where we pick up helmets, cloaks, and lamps and enter the underground excursion in mines. Dressed up as real miners we will descend to one of its pits dated from the 17th century.

Our tour continues to the village of Hronsek, where a beautiful wooden church inscribed to UNESCO World Heritage List is located. This unique church was built only of wood, without using a single iron nail. Listen to the stories of the fights between the Catholics and Protestants and admire the fabulous interior. It can accommodate more than a thousand worshippers!

We finish the day in the city of Banská Bystrica. This city is surrounded by two beautiful mountain ranges, Great Fatra and Low Tatras. We will explore the historical center with its fantastic renaissance appearance and enjoy the meal in a local restaurant.

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DAY 3

WWII Museum, Demänovská Cave of Liberty & Vlkolínec (UNESCO)

During World War II the city of Banska Bystrica became the center of Slovak National Uprising – one of the key events in the history of Slovaks. The resistance of people against Nazis is well documented in the Museum of Slovak National Uprising, which we will visit after breakfast. The exposition charts the darkest moments of WWII in Slovakia with an amazing collection of tanks, guns, and uniforms. You can even enter an old Russian plane from the war and explore it from inside!

Afterwards, we travel to the National Park of Low Tatras to visit the unique Demänovská Cave of Liberty. Don’t forget to take some warm clothes because the average temperature in the cave is close to only 7 °C. Thanks to its spectacular dripstone decorations this cave belongs to the most beautiful caves in Europe. A rich complex of stalactites and stalagmites together with little karst lakes creates an ideal environment for bats. Be patient, you will perhaps spot one of them hanging upside down!

We continue our tour to a typical Slovak village called Vlkolínec. It is a remarkably intact settlement of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a Slovak village located in the mountains. Vlkolinec was included in UNESCO World Heritage list in 1993 as being the best preserved and most comprehensive unit of its kind in the whole region. You will have a chance to hear stories about our crazy Slovak traditions.

DAY 3

WWII Museum, Demänovská Cave of Liberty & Vlkolínec (UNESCO)

During World War II the city of Banska Bystrica became the center of Slovak National Uprising – one of the key events in the history of Slovaks. The resistance of people against Nazis is well documented in the Museum of Slovak National Uprising, which we will visit after breakfast. The exposition charts the darkest moments of WWII in Slovakia with an amazing collection of tanks, guns, and uniforms. You can even enter an old Russian plane from the war and explore it from inside!

Afterwards, we travel to the National Park of Low Tatras to visit the unique Demänovská Cave of Liberty. Don’t forget to take some warm clothes because the average temperature in the cave is close to only 7 °C. Thanks to its spectacular dripstone decorations this cave belongs to the most beautiful caves in Europe. A rich complex of stalactites and stalagmites together with little karst lakes creates an ideal environment for bats. Be patient, you will perhaps spot one of them hanging upside down!

We continue our tour to a typical Slovak village called Vlkolínec. It is a remarkably intact settlement of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a Slovak village located in the mountains. Vlkolinec was included in UNESCO World Heritage list in 1993 as being the best preserved and most comprehensive unit of its kind in the whole region. You will have a chance to hear stories about our crazy Slovak traditions.

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DAY 4

Orava Castle

Do you remember Max Schreck in a role of Dracula (Count Orloy) welcoming his guest on an old abandoned castle with a nightmare-like atmosphere in a world-famous movie Nosferatu Symphony of Horror? Well, we are going to visit that castle! The Orava Castle. But no worries! It has nothing in common with a dark atmosphere of its movie role, but it offers breathtaking views of the region and nearby located White Tatras! Orava Castle, also called eagle nest because of its position on the top of the cliff, was owned by many aristocrats, county heads and noblemen, protecting important road to Poland and serving as an administrative and military center for the region. Take some pictures from the citadel on the top of the castle hill, your friends will not believe their eyes how huge this castle is!

Our Highlights of Slovakia tour ends at your desired drop-off point (airport, station, hotel) in Bratislava, Vienna or Budapest. Enjoy your return home with great memories from your journey in Slovakia!

DAY 4

Orava Castle

Do you remember Max Schreck in a role of Dracula (Count Orloy) welcoming his guest on an old abandoned castle with a nightmare-like atmosphere in a world-famous movie Nosferatu Symphony of Horror? Well, we are going to visit that castle! The Orava Castle. But no worries! It has nothing in common with a dark atmosphere of its movie role, but it offers breathtaking views of the region and nearby located White Tatras! Orava Castle, also called eagle nest because of its position on the top of the cliff, was owned by many aristocrats, county heads and noblemen, protecting important road to Poland and serving as an administrative and military center for the region. Take some pictures from the citadel on the top of the castle hill, your friends will not believe their eyes how huge this castle is!

Our Highlights of Slovakia tour ends at your desired drop-off point (airport, station, hotel) in Bratislava, Vienna or Budapest. Enjoy your return home with great memories from your journey in Slovakia!

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PRICES

Group of 2 persons

579per person
579per person
  • - 3 nights accommodation in stylish hotels/pensions with breakfast
  • - Transport by A/C private minivan
  • - Professional English speaking guide
  • - Information materials and brochures
  • - All entrance fees, performances and excursions
  • - Airport transfers

Group of 3-4 persons

449per person
449per person
  • - 3 nights accommodation in stylish hotels/pensions with breakfast
  • - Transport by A/C private minivan
  • - Professional English speaking guide
  • - Information materials and brochures
  • - All entrance fees, performances and excursions
  • - Airport transfers

Group of 5-7 persons

349per person
349per person
  • - 3 nights accommodation in stylish hotels/pensions with breakfast
  • - Transport by A/C private minivan
  • - Professional English speaking guide
  • - Information materials and brochures
  • - All entrance fees, performances and excursions
  • - Airport transfers

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