5-day Highlights of Slovakia Tour

€715/per person/personperson

discounts for bigger groups

date_range5 days

todayAll year

Sightseeing and cultural discovery tour

Easy

languageEnglish, French, Deutsch

flagPick up/drop off on your request

Included

  • Accommodation for 4 nights with breakfast in stylish guest houses/hotels:
    - 1 night in Banska Stiavnica
    - 3 nights in Kezmarok
  • Services of private English speaking guide for 5 days
  • Trip transport with pick up and drop off in Bratislava

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks (except for hotel breakfast)
  • Admission fees to proposed site (estimated costs 30 EUR/ person)
  • Pick up/ drop off from other place than Bratislava (possible to arrange for an extra fee)
Book this Tour
Day 1

Banska Stiavnica sightseeing (UNESCO).

- Meeting with private guide in Bratislava*
- Transfer to Banska Stiavnica; sightseeing (UNESCO town)
- Accommodation in a hotel

Banska Stiavnica is former mining town and lies amid the forests of the Stiavnicke mountains. Banska Stiavnica is one of the most beautiful anf historically one of the most interesting towns in Slovakia. The town is inscribed on the List of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
Banska Stavnica progressively became the biggest mining centre in the Habsburg Monarchy in the 18th century. In 1735, the oldest mining school in the Kingdom of Hungary was founded here, few years later it became the first university of its kind in the world. Banska Stiavnica monument town 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 mountains.

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

Banska Stiavnica
Day 2

Hronsek (UNESCO), Banska Bystrica, Vlkolinec (UNESCO)

- Breakfast
- Hronsek wooden church visit, UNESCO site
- Banska Bystrica twon short sightseeing
- Vlkolinec Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture, UNESCO site
- Afternoon transfer to Kezmarok; accommodation in stylish hotel

Wooden articled church in Hronsek along with seven other wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area was included in the UNESCO Word Heritage List in 2008. The wooden church and wooden belfry are from 1726. There are 1100 chairs and organ was fitted in 1764. Four bulky lime trees grow in its yard.

Banska Bystrica, the copper mining town acquired its present look in the Late Middle Ages. Most of the historical monuments are concentrated near main SNP Square.

Vlkolinec village - Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture is the extraordinary and remarkable oasis of folk architecture and was included in UNESCO list 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 Arch. Originally it was the settlement of loggers, shepherds and farmers.

Vlkolinec
Day 3

UNESCO sights: Levoca town, Spis castle, Spisska Kapitula town, Zehra church.

- Breakfast
- Levoca town sightseeing
- Spis castle visit
- Zehra church visit
- Spisska Kapitula sightseeing
- Return to Kezmarok

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 compounds a great number of architectural monuments linked with the glorious past of the town. The dominant part of Levoca is large rectangular square with the Roman-Catholic St James church from the 14th century, one of the most important sacral buildings in Slovakia. Late Gothic wooden main altar of St James with the height of 18.6 m is the tallest of its kind in the world. It was made of lime wood in 1507 - 1517 in the workshop of Master Paul of Levoca.

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.

Spisska Kapitula is sometimes also referred to as the "Slovak Vatican". Church life not only in Spisska Kapitula (Spis Chapter) was organised from here by the bishops, provosts, and canonists. The most important building of Spisska Kapitula is Late-Romanesque St Martin cathedral from the 13th century.

Zehra village is known for its precious Roman-Catholic Holy Spirit church included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Unique medieval wall paintings were created gradually from the 13th century till the end of the 15th century.

Levoca
Day 4

Bardejov town (UNESCO), Kezmarok town

- Breakfast
- Kezmarok town and wooden church visit (UNESCO)
- Bardejov historical town (UNESCO)
- Return to Kezmarok

Bardejov town, one of the oldest Slovak towns, rightly awarded the European award, gold medal of ICOMOS Foundation of UNESCO in 1986. The buildings in the historic centre are included in the Town Monument Reserve (UNESCO). Bardejov is known as the "most Gothic town in Slovakia". Its centre consists of a set of historical buildings arranged in the area limited by an almost continuous belt of town fortifications. The most significant monument of the square is the Roman-Catholic Basilica of St. Egidius from the 15th century that is located in its northern section.

One of the best preserved Slovak wooden sacral buildings is the articled Evangelical church in Kezmarok. The church was built in 1717 next to an older sacral stone building from 1593, which today serves as a sacristy. This unique wooden building made of yew and red spruce wood was built without using a single metal component and its ground plan is in the form of a Greek cross. Baroque interior of the church and the organ is also made of wood.

Bardejov
Day 5

High Tatras walk. Transfer to Bratislava.

- Breakfast
- High Tatras short walking
- Transfer back to Bratislava*
- End of the tour

The High Tatras are the highest mountain range of Slovakia and the most significant tourist center for summer and winter holidays.
There is about 35 valleys, 110 mountain lakes, but the most amazing are the Tatra peaks. There is more than 500 peaks in the High Tatras, out of which 10 peaks are above 2600 meters high. The silence of the valleys, mountain lakes, silky sheen of the waterfalls and simultaneously monumental touches with the heights of the peaks - all of that is the magical world of Tatra National Park.

*Drop off to other place than Bratislava is available on request.

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