3-DAY FOLK TRADITIONS TOUR

Experience real and authentic Slovak traditions in just 3 days.

OVERVIEW

3 days / 2 nights

April - October

Group: 2-8 persons

715 km

Pick-up: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

Drop-off: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

Are you looking for the best way to experience the real and authentic Slovakia? Then join this Folk Traditions tour we have prepared for you. There’s little to match the Slovak folk traditions – and we’ll ensure that you experience the very best of those still prevailing in Slovakia’s beautiful countryside. Whether it’s our distinctive folk music and dance, handicrafts, gastronomy or traditional wooden architecture, all this and even more is yours on this unforgettable journey with TIME FOR SLOVAKIA.

Enjoy the sincere Slovak hospitality, taste our cuisine based on sheep-breeding traditions, excellent local wines, homemade beverages and amazing beer, which wins international quality awards every year. Have you ever visited a sheep farm, talked to shepherds and tried to play on high shepherd pipe called “Fujara”? Now you have a chance to do it with us. This fabulous tour is the perfect way to experience the real living traditions in Slovakia – something you’ll never forget.

What's included:

  • 2 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

PHOTOS FROM THE TOUR

  • Folk traditions in Cicmany

  • Playing “fujara” in Cicmany

  • Folk traditions in Cicmany

  • Tasting Slovak cuisine

  • At the sheep farm

  • At the sheep farm

  • Smile!

  • Short before entering the underground

  • Traditional folk architecture

  • Village of Vlkolinec

ROUTE

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.

DAY 2

Village of Čičmany & Sheep farm

After breakfast, we drive to the picturesque village Čičmany, where we spend a day full of entertaining activities. The village has a status of the first reservation of folk architecture in the world. Surrounded by mountains and pastures, it is famous for its wooden houses with typical white geometrical decoration manually painted on the walls. The locals who welcome you in their village are lovely people who still wear the traditional folk costumes showing their regional pride. We take a short walk around the painted wooden homesteads and these local dwellers will show us the traditional life of the peasants on the meadows near the village. We even try to sing some regional folk songs and play the unique music instrument inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage – “fujara”. Fujara has become the national symbol of Slovak folk music. You will fall in love with the wonderful sound of this high shepherd pipe.

Our fascinating drive continues to the village Terchová. Terchová is a birthplace of Slovak Robin Hood Juraj Jánošík, who robbed nobles and gave the loot to the poor, as the legends say. You can hardly overlook the giant statue of this controversial hero looming on the hill right above the village.

Afterwards, we visit a shepherd on the sheep farm. You have a chance to see the traditional production of wool, milk, whey, and cheese, especially the Slovak sheep cheese “bryndza”. Later on, we taste the Slovak national meal made out of bryndza – “bryndzové halušky”.

You spend this night at a real sheep farm surrounded by lush meadows and hills. The farm produces a lot of home-grown products. Taste some of their best sheep cheeses or order the traditional Slovak meals in their restaurant. Wake up to the sound of dogs barking above the bleating of the sheep and bells ringing as they move to the pastures.

DAY 2

Village of Čičmany & Sheep farm

After breakfast, we drive to the picturesque village Čičmany, where we spend a day full of entertaining activities. The village has a status of the first reservation of folk architecture in the world. Surrounded by mountains and pastures, it is famous for its wooden houses with typical white geometrical decoration manually painted on the walls. The locals who welcome you in their village are lovely people who still wear the traditional folk costumes showing their regional pride. We take a short walk around the painted wooden homesteads and these local dwellers will show us the traditional life of the peasants on the meadows near the village. We even try to sing some regional folk songs and play the unique music instrument inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage – “fujara”. Fujara has become the national symbol of Slovak folk music. You will fall in love with the wonderful sound of this high shepherd pipe.

Our fascinating drive continues to the village Terchová. Terchová is a birthplace of Slovak Robin Hood Juraj Jánošík, who robbed nobles and gave the loot to the poor, as the legends say. You can hardly overlook the giant statue of this controversial hero looming on the hill right above the village.

Afterwards, we visit a shepherd on the sheep farm. You have a chance to see the traditional production of wool, milk, whey, and cheese, especially the Slovak sheep cheese “bryndza”. Later on, we taste the Slovak national meal made out of bryndza – “bryndzové halušky”.

You spend this night at a real sheep farm surrounded by lush meadows and hills. The farm produces a lot of home-grown products. Taste some of their best sheep cheeses or order the traditional Slovak meals in their restaurant. Wake up to the sound of dogs barking above the bleating of the sheep and bells ringing as they move to the pastures.

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DAY 3

Village of Vlkolinec (UNESCO)

After breakfast, we visit 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 and see the life of ordinary people from the countryside.

Our Folk Traditions 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 3

Village of Vlkolinec (UNESCO)

After breakfast, we visit 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 and see the life of ordinary people from the countryside.

Our Folk Traditions 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

449per person
449per person
  • - 2 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

339per person
339per person
  • - 2 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

249per person
249per person
  • - 2 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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