Highlights of Slovakia in 3 days

Traveling across Slovakia, we’ll show you the most interesting places we can fit into three days. On our tour, we’ll see several castles, go through four national parks, sample Slovak cuisine and enjoy breathtaking views!

On this trip you will see:

7 castles

4 UNESCO heritage sites

4 national parks

try traditional Slovak cuisine

breathtaking views and areas of outstanding natural beauty

a lot of the country and its diversity in just three days.

per adult from

$885

NZD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Parking Fees
    • Castles entrance fees
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Orava Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Spis Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Levoca Historic Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Wooden Church of Svaty Kriz
    • Entry/Admission - Vlkolinec Village
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Dinner
    • Cable car (optional)

  • Day 1: Transfer from Bratislava. Visit Čičmany unique village and Orava castle.

    Stop At: Cicmany, Cicmany, Zilina Region
    The unique and characteristic element of log houses in Čičmany are their exteriors ornamented in geometrical pattern. The authors of ornaments, as rule, were women who originally adorned only the corners of houses first with mud and later with lime.
    The painting was intended to protect the logs against the effect of sunrays. Geometrical ornamentation was also used in embroidery applied to garments, pictures or tablecloths. The Reserve counts 136 houses.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Orava Castle, Oravsky Podzamok 1, Oravsky Podzamok 02741 Slovakia
    We’ll drive about two hours, passing two large castles in western Slovakia: Trenčin and Beckov. We'll stop to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia: Oravský hrad, where one of the first ever vampire movies was filmed – Nosferatu (1922).
    The castle, built on a rock above the river Orava in Oravský Podzámok village like an “eagle nest”, is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Slovakia, but not only.
    It was built in the place of an older wooden hillfort after the Tartar invasion in 1241. Through the following centuries, this small fortress transformed into an extensive castle structure with 154 rooms.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Strba 75, Tatranska Lomnica 059 41 Slovakia
    This oldest national park in Slovakia has been named as the best place to visit in Europe in 2019. We'll take an easy hike around a mountain lake.
    Overnight in a hotel with breakfast in High Tatras National Park.

    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 4* hotel with breakfast

    Day 2: UNESCO heritage: Spiš castle, Levoča town and wooden church

    Stop At: Spis Castle, Namestie Majstra Pavla c.40, Zehra 053 04 Slovakia
    In the morning we’ll visit Spis Castle, one of the largest mediaeval castles in central Europe. This castle is the biggest in Slovakia and is also among the largest castles in Europe. The oldest written record of the castle is dated 1120, and is a UNESCO historical heritage site. Note: unfortunately, due to weather conditions, Spis castle is closed from November till March. We'll drive around it, so you'll see this castle from the outside. But we'll visit another medieval town very near the castle: Levoca, also a UNESCO heritage site.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Levoca Historic Centre, Hlavne Namestie, Levoca Slovakia
    Also we’ll visit wonderful medieval town Levoca, located close to Spis castle. Levoca town was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 2009 for its well-preserved original Medieval core, dating back to the period between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries, including the town fortifications and the Church of the St. James. The church boasts ten Gothic altars, the main altar being the real magnet for visitors. With a height of almost 19 metres, it is a masterpiece of Master Paul, dating back to the sixteenth century.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wooden Church of Svaty Kriz, Svaty Kriz 74, Svaty Kriz 032 11 Slovakia
    The wooden articled Evangelical church near the village Svätý Kríž is one of the largest wooden buildings in the Central Europe.
    The ground plan of the church is in the shape of a 43 metre-long cross. The church takes almost 6,000 persons.

    The wooden Baroque furniture together with the remarkable wooden Baroque altar from 1693 with the painting of Christ's Transformation were designed to inspire awe. Also the pulpit standing on log foundations supported, as if by a Baroque angel is unique both in terms of visual impression and acoustics.
    Next, we'll go back to High Tatras National Park and spend the rest of the day there.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Strba 75, Tatranska Lomnica 059 41 Slovakia
    After the tour we'll go back to High Tatras National Park.
    This oldest national park has more than 600 km of marked trails and the Lonely Planet ranked High Tatras as the Best destination in Europe in 2019.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 4* hotel with breakfast

    Day 3: High Tatras National Park - Vlkolinec mountain hamlet - Banska Stiavnica Unesco heritage

    Stop At: Vlkolinec Village, Ruzomberok 034 01 Slovakia
    Vlkolinec is a typical central European mountain hamlet with log houses. It consists of the best-preserved example of an authentic mountain settlement in Central Europe. There are wooden houses and a wooden belfry, dating back to 1770, as well as an old wooden well, dating back to 1860.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Banska Stiavnica, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica Region
    An hour journey through Low Tatras National Park takes us to the town of Banská Štiavnica, a UNESCO Heritage site, famous and most visited former medieval mining town in Slovakia.

    The town was registered as a UNESCO heritage site in December 1993. Until 1919, town was also the site of the first technology-oriented university in the world.
    First mining university was established here. Banská Štiavnica became a center for science and technology development in Europe.

    This town is one of the most beautiful and historically interesting towns in Slovakia, attracting artists and romantics with its old mining roads, stylish cafés and many restaurants.
    We’ll take in a tour of this picturesque town, then have a short break and lunch.
    Late afternoon we'll drive to Bratislava/Vienna.
    Expected arrival back in Bratislava/Vienna: 6 - 7 pm
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We'll pick you up at your hotel in Bratislava or at the Bratislava or Vienna airport. It is necessary to leave Bratislava at 8:30 AMAirports
    • Vienna Intl Airport, Wien-Flughafen, Schwechat Austria
    • Ivanka Airport, Bratislava Slovakia
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Active Travel Slovakia

Activity ID: V-120122P11

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