Itinerary

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!!!

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Bratislava, Slovakia.

    - arrival in Bratislava
    - accommodation in first class hotel

    Overnight in Bratislava

  2. Day 2 Bratislava Old town and Devin castle visit. Transfer to Banska Stiavnica.

    - meeting with your guide in hotel lobby
    - sightseeing tour in Bratislava Old Town
    - visit the Devin Castle standing on a massive rock hill above the confluence of the Danube and Morava
    - transfer to Banska Stiavnica

    Overnight in Banska Stiavnica

    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.

  3. Day 3 UNESCO sightseeing: Banska Stiavnica town, wooden church in Hronsek, folk architecture in Vlkolinec. Transfer to Kezmarok.

    - morning sightseeing in Banska Stiavnica UNESCO town
    - transfer to Kezmarok, on the way 2 stops:
    1. Hronsek village UNESCO
    2. Vlkolinec village UNESCO


    Overnight in Kezmarok

    Banska Stiavnica UNESCO heritage - mining town - The heart of the town is the historical Trinity Square.The Banska Stiavnica reserve comprises as many as 360 structures. Together they present a unique set of high cultural and historical value, which is set into the wonderful environment of the Stiavnicke vrchy Mts. 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.

    The wooden articled church in Hronsek 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. Fine wooden belfry from 1726 stands nearby. The church has a central floor plan in the form of uneven Cross (longer arm is 23 m, the shorter 18 m). Height is 8 meter. The construction is completely of solid oak and red spruce. Inside the church roof recalls the inverted ship shape. There are elements of Scandinavian architecture, distinctive colonnade on the galeries. The altar of the church has six interchangeable images, originating from 1771. In early November 2000, the English Crown Prince Charles visited the church.

    Vlkolinec - a monument reserve of folk architecture is extraordinary and remarkable oasis of folk architecture. It was included in the List of the World Cultural and Nature Heritage of UNESCO in 1993. The community was first referred to in 1376. Its unique compound of original folk buildings remained untouched by modern construction. Based in comparative study of ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Settlements) it was classified as the best-reserved settlement of this time within the Carpathian Architecture. Originally it was the settlement of loggers, shepherds and farmers.

  4. Day 4 UNESCO sites: Levoca town, Spis castle, Spisska Kapitula.

    - morning visit wooden articled church in Kezmarok
    - car transfer to Levoca
    - sightseeing of the town Levoca
    - afternoon visit the Spish castle and Spisska Kapitula

    Overnight in Kezmarok

    One of the best preserved Slovak wooden sacral buildings is the articled Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity in Kezmarok. The Baroque interior of the church is also made of wood. Of immense artistic value is also the church organ with wooden pipes.

    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 ecclesiastic town Spisska Kapitula is sometimes also referred to as the “Slovak Vatican”. Church life not only in Spisska Kapitula (The Chapter of Spis) was organised from here by the bishops, provosts, and canonists. The town, along with other monuments around the Spiš Castle, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  5. Day 5 High Tatras with optional program: Walking around glacial lakes, cable car to Lomnicky peak, Belianska cave visit, short hike.

    - day trip to the High Tatras, the largest mountain range of Slovakia and the most significant travel center.
    - several options:
    1. trip to Lomnicky peak by cable car
    2. hiking
    3. visit Belianska cave

    Overnight in Kezmarok



    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.

  6. Day 6 Pieniny National Park: rafting on wooden rafts on Dunajec river, visit to Cerveny Klastor monastery museum.

    - day trip to the National park of Pieniny
    1. rafting down the river Dunajec on wooden rafts
    2 visit the Cerveny Klastor monastery


    Overnight in Kezmarok

    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.

  7. Day 7 Train to Prague, Czech republic.

    - morning transfer to Prague by train
    - private car transfer to the hotel
    - check in
    - free time

    Overnight in Prague

    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.

  8. Day 8 Prague city tour.

    - you will take a part on a general regular tour of Prague with pick up in the hotel
    - afternoon free time

    Overnight in 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.

  9. Day 9 Options for the day: Jewish Prague tour, Kutna Hora visit, Karlovy Vary spa town, Cesky Krumlov town.

    - for this day you have several options to choose:

    Overnight in Prague

    1.Jewish Prague tour which will take you to 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.

    2. Kutna Hora half day trip. Visit the unique gothic Cathedral of St Barbora with its precious wall paintings, former Royal Mint which used to produce the Prague groschen and the unique ossuary. Kutna Hora has preserved its mediaeval town character to date and is rightfully included on the UNESCO list of the most important cultural heritage of the Czech Republic.

    3. Karlovy Vary day trip- the world-known spas founded by King Charles IV in 1358. You will learn about the secrets of the manufacture of MOSER glass and visit the museum. A lunch will be provided in a local hotel on the Colonnade.

    4. Cesky Krumlov day trip.During this tour to the South Bohemian region you will visit this beautiful UNESCO-listed mediaeval town. Our walk will take us past many of the 300-plus well-preserved local historical houses. Lunch will be served in one of these. The town of Cesky Krumlov was the seat of the powerful Rozmberk family. The tour includes the entrance fee to Cesky Krumlov chateau and castle, which is the second largest in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle.

  10. Day 10 Farewell.

    Transfer from the hotel to Vaclav Havel Prague airport

Basic information

from €1026 per person

Duration: 10 days

Type/style: Guided sightseeing and cultural discovery tour

Level of difficulty: Easy

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Bratislava Castle four tower symbol Devin Castle Banska Stiavnica Trinity Square The Articled Protestant Church in Hronsek UNESCO heritage Vlkolinec Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture Spisky Castle Spiska kapitula medieval monastery St James church in Levoca Tatra National Park Belianska Cave Cerveny Klastor Monastery The Charles Bridge in Prague Prague Castle Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) - Historical spa buildings Cesky Krumlov an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town Sedlec Ossuary

Included

- Trip transport (private car and train)
- 1 x airport transfer from Prague hotel to the airport in Prague city
- Accommodation in centrally located hotels with breakfast:
- 1 night in 4* hotel in Bratislava
- 1 night in 3* hotel in Banska Stiavnica
- 4 nights in 4* hotel in Kezmarok
- 3 nights in 4* hotel in Prague
- Tour guide as your private driver and interpreter for 5 days (in Slovakia)
- Prague city tour
- Admission fees to proposed sights in Slovakia based on itinerary
- Information materials and maps

Excluded

- Meals during the day (except for hotel breakfast)
- Cable car to Lomnicky peak
- Entries to sights during Prague tour
- Day 9 (you need to choose from the options)
- Airport tansfer on arrival day (can be arranged for extra fee)