Best of Slovakia and Golden Prague City Tour
This tour is suitable for everyone who would like to join sightseeing tours with discovering wild nature of mountain range High Tatras and visit Golden Prague, also called Paris of Central Europe, within 10 days.
Within 10 days you will visit 2 capital cities both states- Bratislava and Prague, many interesting places- Banska Stiavnica (one of the most beautiful and in historical terms one of the most interesting towns in Slovakia), Levoca (a true cultural and historic jewel among the Slovak towns), The High Tatras Mountains (the smallest huge Mountains in the world), Prague (a political, cultural and economic centre of Europe and particularly central Europe during its 1,100 year existence) and much more.
In addition to visiting these places you will taste local cuisine, you will meet local people and explore various culture.
So, do not hesitate and join us to discover heart of Europe!!!
Arrival to Bratislava (The Capital of the Slovak Republic), accommodation, informal reception.
Sightseeing of the centre of Bratislava also called the Old Town, visiting Devin Castle standing on a massive rock hill above the confluence of the Danube and Morava, transfer to Banska Stiavnica.
Bratislava castle - symbol of the city - The Castle Hill in Bratislava and its Slavonic castle were of importance in the period of the Great Moravian Empire. The south-west tower housed the Hungarian coronation jewels for two centuries.
Bratislava old town - characterized by many baroque palaces and sacral buildings - Bratislava's Town Hall erected in the 14th–15th centuries. The historic centre is characterized by many baroque palaces. Notable cathedrals and churches include the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, the Franciscan Church and the Blue Church.
Devin Castle- The fortress, used as a watchtower by the Slavonic counts Rastislav Dovina, was mentioned in the manuscripts as early as the 9th century AD. After the fall of the Great Moravian Empire of the ancient Slavs, the Devin fortress became an important strategic fortification of the Hungarian Kingdom. As early as in the 13th century, a smaller building with a tower (foundation of a later castle) was situated at the top of rocky hill. Advancing Napoleon troops in 1809 blew up the fortress. Since 1965 an archaeological research has been carried out in the castle area. The castle ruins have been partially reconstructed under auspices of the Municipal Museum in Bratislava.
Sightseeing of the city Banska Stiavnica, transfer to Levoca.
Banska Stiavnica UNESCO heritage - gold mining town - The heart of the town is the historical Trinity Square. There is also a mineralogical museum. The open air mining museum offers a two kilometers long underground excursion. Ancient mine open to the public, situated just under the center of the town. Banska Stiavnica is also known for its Mining Academy founded in 1762 as the first institution of higher education of its kind in the world.
Sightseeing of the town Levoca, visiting Spis Castle, Spisska Kapitula and Zehra.
Levoca, ancient town situated at the foot of the Levocske Vrchy mountain range, is one of the most beautiful towns in Slovakia. It was the main center of the Spis region and was a free royal town since 1323. The most dominant building is the Gothic Church of St. Jacob with the valuable late-Gothic altar of St. Jacob, which is the tallest altar in the world (18.6 meters). It was made in the workshop of Master Pavol of Levoca. Levoca is the most significant pilgrimage place in Slovakia.
The Spis Castle is the largest medieval castle in central Europe. It dates back to 1113 when it was built as a royal castle on an important trade route to the Baltic Sea.
The second part of the historical settlement is Spisska Kapitula, founded as an independent religious community. The last but not least is the village of Zehra where the Gothic Church of Holy Spirit with a wonderful interior and Gothic paintings is situated.
The High Tatras Mountains, the largest mountain range of Slovakia and the most significant travel center.
There is about 35 valleys found here, 110 sea eyes, but, above all, it is the peaks. There is found here more than 500 peaks, out of which 10 are above 2600 meters high. Every view from a Tatra peak leaves in the heart of a man a life long impression. The silence of the valleys, the cauldrons, the sea eyes, the silky sheen of the waterfalls and simultaneously, the monumental touches with the heights of the peaks- all of that is the magical world of the National Park, High Tatras. This tour is intended for those, who like to walk in the forests and want to, maximally, savor their beauty. The entire tour is marked by breath taking views of the Tatra peaks. The dawns, the sun-sets, an evening atmosphere in the alpine chalets, these are the experiences that etch themselves into the memory for life.
Visiting Cerveny Klastor and the Pieniny National Park.
This national park is located in the north of eastern Slovakia and it partly forms a natural border with Poland. Pieniny is Slovakia's smallest national park where the river Dunajec formed excellent picturesque scenery. We will try one of the attractions of this area - rafting on wooden rafts down the river Dunajec canyon and we will have a nice walking in nature around the village of Cerveny Klastor with a Carthusian-Carmelite monastery from the 14th century.
Transfer to Prague by train, accommodation for 3 nights.
Hundred-spired Prague, Prague – the mother of cities, magical Prague. These are just three titles which the capital of the Czech Republic proudly wears. Since the very beginnings of the Czech state, it has been its natural political, business and cultural centre. This historic yet modern city is more than 1,000 years old. It has an extraordinary charm about it which can be sensed in every season. Its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site speaks for its worth.
Grand city tour of Prague.
the Prague Castle, an ancient symbol of the Czech lands, is the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 square meters. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from Roman-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications in the 14th century.
St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious services the coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place in here. The cathedral is a place of interment of remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops.
The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. At night Charles Bridge is a quiet place, but during the day it changes its face into a very busy venue with painters, owners of kiosks, and vendors alongside numerous tourists crossing the bridge.
Jewish Prague tour
During this tour you will visit the only Jewish municipal area in Central Europe which survived the Holocaust. Walk through the Old Town Cemetery, visit some of the surviving synagogues and learn about the Jewish history. Walk through Maisel Street to the Old Town Square where the tour terminates.
Transfer from hotel to Vaclav Havel Prague airport
TOURS IN SLOVAKIA
- Tour of Slovak Folk Heritage
- Wooden Churches Tour
- UNESCO Sights Tour
- National Parks Tour
- Sheep Breeding Country Tour
- Walking & Hiking Tours
- Backpacking & Trekking Tours
- Cycling and Mountain Bike Tours
- Horse-riding Tours
- Crafts and Nature Eco Holiday
- Bird Watching Tours
- High Tatras Tours
- Self-guided Walking Tours
CENTRAL EUROPE TOURS
- Grand Tour of Czechoslovakia
- Slovakia & Prague Tour
- Central Europe Tour
- Tour from Vienna to Krakow
- Tour from Budapest to Krakow
- Jewish Heritage Tour