Slovaquia round trips

The Best of Slovaquia in 8 days

1st Day:                 BRATISLAVA
Arrival to Bratislava and accommodation and overnight in Austria Trend hotel. Time at Leisure or for optional tours

2nd Day:              BRATISLAVA – BANSKA STIAVNICA
After the breakfast our guide will show you the Old Town of Bratislava, walking tour through the historical part of capital of Slovaquia. After the visit, in the afternoon we will drive to Banska Stiavnica UNESCO town, the oldest mining town in Slovakia, played an important role as early as before the second third of the 13th century, i.e. before the period when the first town privileges granted in the Hungarian Empire were bestowed by King Belo IV. The ancient world had its seven wonders. Banská Štiavnica has even more, though, if the truth be told, these wonders have Štiavnica dimensions and a Štiavnica character. The visitor to the town would, however, be the poorer if he didn't learn something of these wonders...and this is what our guide will try to show you during the Sightseeing in the Old Town. Accommodation and overnight in guest house Cosmopolitan

3rd Day:               BANSKA STIAVNICA TO KEZMAROK
After the breakfast we will drive to Hronsekarticled church was included in 2008, along with seven wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, on the UNESCO Word Heritage List. The wooden articled church from 1726 is set in the wonderful environment of big lime trees. There are 1,100 chairs in this church. Its organ was fitted in 1764. Four bulky lime trees stand in its yard. Fine wooden belfry from 1726 stands nearby. Then we will continue to Vlkolínec, situated in the center of Slovakia, which is a remarkably intact settlement of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a central European village. It is the region’s most complete group of these kinds of traditional log houses, often found in mountainous areas. In the late afternoon we arrive to Kezmarok, accommodation and overnight in the hotel Hviezdoslav.

4th Day:               KEZMAROK – LEVOCA – SPIS CASTLE
In the morning we will visit wooden church in Kezmarok UNESCO, One of the best preserved Slovak wooden sacral buildings is the articled Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity (Kostol sv. Tojice). It was built in 1717 next to an older sacral stone building from 1593, which today is a sacristy. Of immense artistic value is also the church organ with wooden pipes. In the afternoon we will do sightseeing tour of Levoca and visit the Spis Castle. The historic town of Levoca situated in the east of the Spis region is a true cultural and historic jewel among the Slovak towns as it possesses a great number of architectural monuments linked with the glorious past of the town. The dominant part of the old Levoca is the large rectangular square, with the Roman-Catholic St. James church from the 14th century, which is one of the most important sacral buildings in Slovakia. The tall slender church tower from the first half of the 19th century is the most distinct feature in the city's silhouette. The Late Gothic wooden main altar of St. James with the height of 18.6 m is the highest of its kind in the world. It was made of lime wood in 1507-1517 in the workshop of  Master Pavol of Levoca. The Spis Castle and the monuments in village Spisske Podhradie, Spisska Kapitula and Zehra represent a remarkable set of structures of military, political and ecclesiastical nature that were normal for medieval Europe but few of them have been preserved in such a complete and good state. In the late afternoon we arrive to Kezmarok, accommodation and overnight in the hotel Hviezdoslav.

5th Day:               TATRA NATIONAL PARK
In the morning we will explore High Tatras National Park, the tallest mountains of Slovakia High Tatras situated in the north of the country with its tallest peak Gerlachovsky peak (2654 m above sea level) is in fact the smallest in Europe in terms of area (what explains their attribute of the “miniature Alps”). We are offering severa options to do and to visit
- cable car to Lomnicky peak, the most attractive adventures of tourists, it reaches the differential heigh of 1700 m
-  hiking – short hiking in the mountains
- visit Belianska cave, the only one accessible to public in the Tatras and situated in the slope of the Belianske Tatry Mountains above the commune Tatranská Kotlina. It is among the first caves Europe in which electric light was installed.
In the late afternoon we arrive to Kezmarok, accommodation and overnight in the hotel Hviezdoslav.

6th Day:               KEZMAROK – ORAVA CASTLE - ZILINA
After the breakfast we drive to Orava Castle lying on the river Orava near the village Oravsky Podzámok, below impressive cliffs. In 1370, it became a county castle and the seat of the Orava Castle estate, which included almost the whole region of Orava. After the visit we continue to Zilina, short sightseeing and accommodation – overnight in the hotel Dubna Skala

7th Day:               ZILINA – TRENCIN – BRATISLAVA
After the breakfast we drive back to Bratislava, but on the way we visit the Castle of Trencin, one of Slovakia’s eight regional seats, Trencin in western Slovakia is one of the country’s most picturesque towns, with its distinguishing castle dominating the historical centre from above. After the visit, return to Bratislava, accommodation and overnight in Austria Trend hotel

8th Day:               BRATISLAVA
After the breakfast time at leisure and deparutre to take your extension tour

SUGGESTED HOTELS

Hotel AUSTRIA TREN BRATISLAVA         http://www.austria-trend.at/Hotel-Bratislava/en/
GUEST HOUSE COSMOPOLITAN             http://2.penzioncosmopolitan.sk/&lang=en
hotel HVIEZDOSLAV                                      http://www.hotelhviezdoslav.sk/
hotel DUBNA SKALA                                     http://www.hoteldubnaskala.sk/lg/en/home/index

The extension after the visit of Slovaquia could be qouted for Czech Republic or Poland or Austria
If special interested requested, dont hesitate to ask for more details or new qoutation
Hotels are subject of availability