4-day Slovak Folk Traditions Tour / Itinerary (Private tours)

€939/per person/personperson

€1786 solo traveler
discounts for bigger groups

date_range4 days

todayFebruary - November, 2024

Sightseeing and cultural discovery tour


languageEnglish, French, Deutsch

flagPick up/drop off on your request


  • Accommodation for 3 nights with breakfast in guest houses/hotels:
    - 1 night in a 4* hotel, Martin
    - 1 night in a stylish guest house, Zuberec
    - 1 night in a 3* hotel, Banska Bystrica
  • Services of private English speaking guide for 4 days
  • Admission fees to proposed sites (Cicmany exhibition, Museum of the Slovak village, Museum of the Orava village)
  • Trip transport with pick up and drop off in Bratislava


  • Meals and drinks (except for hotel breakfast)
  • Lunch in Klak Salas restaurant
  • Extra admission fees
  • Pick up/ drop off in another place than Bratislava (possible to arrange for an extra fee)
Book this Tour
Day 1

Meeting with private guide. Cicmany visit.

- Morning meeting with a private guide in Bratislava*
- Car transfer to Cicmany village; folk architecture
- Lunch in Klak Salas restaurant
- Accommodation in a hotel in Martin

The unique and characteristic element of log houses in Cicmany are their exteriors ornamented in a geometrical pattern. The authors of ornaments were traditionally women who originally adorned only the corners of the dwellings, first with mud and later with lime.
The best-preserved ones include Raden's house (Rademov dom) and the neighboring Gregor's house (Gregorov dom), which shelters the ethnographic exhibition. Visitors can learn something more about the history and folklore of this region there.

*Pick up from another place than Bratislava is available on request.

Day 2

Museum of the Slovak village, Lestiny wooden church, the Orava castle.

- Breakfast
- Museum of the Slovak village in Martin
- Wooden church in Lestiny village (UNESCO)
- Orava castle visit
- Transfer to Zuberec village; accommodation in a stylish guest house

Museum of the Slovak Village is the largest ethnographic open-air exposition in Slovakia. The museum is in Jahodnicke haje in the southeastern part of the town of Martin. Slovak National Museum in Martin built the areal in the 1960s. It provides a picture of traditional folk architecture, housing, and the way of life of people who lived in northwestern Slovakia in the latter half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

The wooden articled Evangelical church in Lestiny has lavishly painted interior decoration dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Visitors are especially captivated by the main altar from the beginning of the 18th century, church pews with coats of arms, and Renaissance baptistery from the 17th century.

Orava castle lies on a high rock above the Orava river near Oravsky Podzamok village. In 1370 it became the seat of the Orava county and the Castle estate, administrating almost the whole region of Orava.

Day 3

Zuberec, Svaty Kriz wooden church, Vlkolinec village.

- Breakfast
- Museum of the Orava village in Zuberec
- Wooden church in Svaty Kriz
- Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture in Vlkolinec (UNESCO)
- Transfer to Banska Bystrica; accommodation in a hotel

A unique open-air Museum of the Orava Village in Zuberec covers an area of about 20 hectares. Typical folk buildings were moved here from various places in the Orava region. Visitors can see authentic peasant houses, larders, lumber rooms, farmsteads, shepherd's huts, haylofts, sacral buildings (a wooden church, cemetery, and belfry), and the craftsman's and linen makers houses (a Wallachian mill and sawmill, a potter's furnace and fulling mill).

The wooden articled Evangelical church in Svaty Kriz village is among the largest sacral wooden buildings in Central Europe, with a capacity of almost 6,000 people. The church was moved here from Paludza between 1974 and 1982. Paludza village was flooded during the construction of the dam.

Vlkolinec village - Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture is the extraordinary and remarkable oasis of folk architecture and on the UNESCO list since 1993.
The first written record of the community is from 1376. Originally it was the settlement of loggers, shepherds, and farmers. Its unique compound of original folk buildings remains untouched by modern construction.
ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Settlements) classified it as the best-reserved settlement of this time within the Carpathian Arch.

Day 4

UNESCO sites: Hronsek wooden church, Banska Stiavnica town. Transfer to Bratislava.

- Breakfast
- Wooden church in Hronsek (UNESCO)
- Banska Stiavnica town (UNESCO)
- Transfer to Bratislava*

Banska Stiavnica is a former mining town and lies amid the forests of the Stiavnicke mountains. Banska Stiavnica is one of the most beautiful and historically one of the most beautiful towns in Slovakia. The town is on the list of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
Banska Stavnica progressively became the dominant mining center in the Habsburg Monarchy in the 18th century. Banska Stiavnica monument town reserve comprises as many as 360 structures. Together they present a unique set of high cultural and historical value, placed into the pleasant environment of the Stiavnicke mountains.

Wooden articled church in Hronsek is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2008. The wooden church and wooden belfry originate from 1726. The capacity of the church is 1,100 chairs. In early November 2000, Prince Charles from British Royal Family visited the church.

*Drop off in another place than Bratislava is available on request.

Banska Stiavnica