Itinerary

This tour will lead us into the history of eastern Slovakia. We will visit well preserved Lubovna castle with various interesting museum exhibitions followed by the visit of Stara Lubovna open-air museum visit. We cannot miss the most beautiful, well preserved large castle ruin of european importance, the Spis castle. Mansion in Markusovce will show us nice collection of antique furniture and keyboard musical instruments. Betliar mansion invites us to admire unique original library from the 18th century and many other arts collections.

Based on your request, the tour can be arranged for 3 days or more.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

    - Arrival in Poprad
    - Accommodation

  2. Day 2 Visit Stara Lubovna castle and open-air museum.

    - Breakfast
    - Lubovna castle visit
    - Stara Lubovna open-air museum

    Stara Lubovna town is towered by the ruins of Lubovna Castle built in the 13th century, when Slovakia was part of the Hungarian Monarchy.The castle served as a watchtower and frontier castle. Another palace and a fortification were built as a late gothic annex to the castle in 14th - 15th century. Later, adjustments in renaissance style were made in the castle. Under the castle hill an open-air museum was created to present cultural values of ethnically mixed region.

  3. Day 3 Visit Spis castle and Markusovce manor house.

    - Breakfast
    - Spis castle visit
    - Markusovce mansion

    Spis Castle is the largest medieval castle in Central Europe located on a travertine rock hill. The castle hill was populated as early as 5th century BC; it is one the greatest archaeological and historical gems of Central Europe and is under UNESCO protection.

    Manor House in Markusovce is a typical example of East Slovakian manor house. It was built in 1643 and ranks among the most valuable buildings of the historical complex that has been preserved in this locality.

  4. Day 4 Visit Betliar manor house. Afternoon farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - Betliar mansion visit
    - End of the tour

    Betliar manor house is situated in the beautiful surroundings of an English park. The mansion has been rebuilt many times, most recently by the Andrassy family in the year 1880. Since that time its appearance has been preserved with minor changes and renovations; currently it serves as an exposition of the Slovak National Museum.

Basic information

from €450 per person

Duration: 4 days

Type/style: Guided historical and castles tour

Level of difficulty: Easy

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Lubovna Castle Spisky Castle Betliar Manor Houise

Included

- Trip transport by private car
- Accommodation in stylish 3* guest house in Poprad
(3 nights with breakfast)
- Guide services for 3 days
- Information materials

Excluded

- Meals (except for breakfast)
- Admission fees (estimated cost 30 EUR/ person)
- Airport transfers (can be arranged for extra fee)