Itinerary

Slovakia and Czechia are two sovereign neighboring states that formed Czechoslovakia in the past. Both countries share the history and cordial relationships among people.

Within 12 days you will visit two capitals - Bratislava and Prague and many interesting sites.
Banska Stiavnica, one of the most beautiful and adsorbing towns in Slovakia. Levoca, a true cultural and historic jewel among the Slovak towns.
The High Tatras Mountains, the smallest alpine-like mountain range in the world.
Prague, once a political, cultural, and economic center of Central Europe during its 1,100-year existence, and much more.

In addition to visiting these places, you will taste local cuisine, meet local people, and explore various cultures.
So, do not hesitate and join us to discover the heart of Europe!

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Brno, the Czech Republic (2 hrs driving from Vienna International Airport)

    - Arrival in Brno (2 hrs driving from Vienna International airport)
    - Accommodation in first class hotel
    - Free time

  2. Day 2 Sightseeing in Brno, visit the Punkva cave and Macocha gorge in Moravian Karst.

    - Breakfast
    - Brno sightseeing
    - Moravian Karst visit (Punkva cave and Macocha Gorge)
    - Return to Brno

    Brno is the second-largest city of the Czech Republic and the cultural and administrative center of the South Moravian Region.
    Brno has a beautiful historic center with historical sights from the 11th century and numerous Baroque and Renaissance buildings. The dominant feature of Brno is a rock promontory called Petrov with the Gothic Cathedral of St Peter and Paul. Another dominant feature of Brno is the Spilberk Castle from the mid 13th century. Today, Spilberk Castle houses The Brno City Museum.

    Moravian Karst is one of the most important karst areas of Central Europe. In the area of Moravian Karst, there are more than 1,100 caverns and gorges. Only four caves from the overall number are open to the public. The Punkva Caves, with their underground river, offer a view of the bottom of the famous Macocha Gorge during the cruise.

  3. Day 3 Valtice and Lednice UNESCO area with wine tasting

    - Breakfast
    - Valtice and Lednice gardens, castles and vineyards
    - wine tasting
    - Mikulov town
    - Return to Brno

    Lednice - Valtice complex spreading 200 km is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Lednice and Valtice are towns near the border with Austria.
    In Lednice, the complex is more extensive and well-preserved. Tourists can visit the English Tudor Neo-Gothic building, the park with ponds and canals, and the minaret being the tallest structure of this type in a non-Islamic country.
    Valtice chateau has two unique attractions, a brand new herb garden showcasing hundreds of different herbs and the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic.

  4. Day 4 UNESCO sites: towns of Trebic and Telc. Transfer to Cesky Krumlov

    - Breakfast
    - Trebic town sightseeing
    - Telc town sightseeing
    - Transfer to Cesky Krumlov
    - Accommodation in centraly located hotel in Cesky Krumlov

    Trebic is in the Vysocina region, and it is the second-largest town in the area. St. Procopius basilica and the Jewish Quarter with Jewish cemetery are part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 2003.
    These monuments prove Jewish and Christian communities could live side by side, being among the reasons for entry into the prestigious list.

    It would be hard to imagine a more fairytale-like little town than Telc. The town square looks like it has come straight from the stories by Hans Christian Andersen. Telc also has a romantic chateau and crystal clear fishponds surrounding the town.
    Telc is the best example of the Italian Renaissance north of the Alps and a town with one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. It is rightly part of UNESCO world heritage.

  5. Day 5 Cesky Krumlov sightseeing.

    - Breakfast
    - Cesky Krumlov full-day sightseeing

    Cesky Krumlov is a historic town with 300 protected buildings in the historical center designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    The town has the second largest castle complex in Czechia and the world's oldest Baroque theatre.

  6. Day 6 Sightseeing in Hluboka chateau. Transfer to Prague

    - Breakfast
    - Meeting with guide in hotel lobby
    - Chateau of Hluboka
    - Transfer to Prague
    - Accommodation in Prague

    Chateau of Hluboka was founded by the Kings of Bohemia originally as a guarding castle in the mid 13th century. Aristocratic House of Schwarzenberg bought Hluboka in the 17th century, and family members lived there until the end of 1939. The chateau gained the Baroque looks in the early 18th century and later a neo-Gothic style based on the royal Windsor Castle.

  7. Day 7 Prague sightseeing

    - Breakfast
    - 3.5 hours regular Grand city tour of Prague with pick up at the hotel
    - Afternoon free time

    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 world's largest coherent castle complex, with an area of almost 70,000 square meters.
    It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from Roman-style buildings from the 10th century through 14th-century Gothic modifications.

    St Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious purposes, the coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place here. A cathedral is a place of interment of remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen, and archbishops.

    The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge named after king Charles IV crosses the Vltava river. The construction started in 1357 and finished at the beginning of the 15th century.
    The Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the Old Town and adjacent areas. Today, it's a busy venue with painters, kiosks, and vendors alongside numerous tourists crossing the bridge.

  8. Day 8 Transfer to Prague railway station. Train to Poprad, Slovakia

    - Breakfast
    - Transfer to Prague railway station
    - Train to Poprad
    - Transfer to hotel in Kezmarok
    - Accommodation in first class hotel in the city centre

  9. Day 9 UNESCO sites: Levoca town, Spis castle, Spisska Kapitula.

    - Breakfast
    - Wooden church in Kezmarok (UNESCO)
    - Levoca town sightseeing
    - Spis Castle and Spisska Kapitula (Slovak Vatican) visit (both UNESCO)
    - Return to Kezmarok

    One of the best-preserved Slovak wooden sacral buildings is the articled Evangelical church in Kezmarok. The church originates in 1717, built next to an older sacral stone building from 1593, which is a sacristy today. This unique wooden building is of yew and red spruce wood without using a single metal component. The Baroque interior of the church and the organ are also of wood.

    The historic Levoca lies in the east of the Spis region. The town represents a true cultural and historic jewel among the Slovak towns compounding numerous historical architectural monuments. The dominant part of Levoca is a large rectangular square with the Roman-Catholic St James church from the 14th century, one of the most important sacral buildings in Slovakia.
    The late Gothic wooden main altar of St James with 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 the 5th century BC; it is one the most unique 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 organized from here by the bishops, provosts, and canonists.
    The most important building of Spisska Kapitula is the Late-Romanesque St Martin cathedral from the 13th century.

  10. Day 10 High Tatras with optional program: Walking around glacial lakes, cable car to Lomnicky peak, Belianska cave visit, short hike.

    - Breakfast
    - Tatra National Park visit
    - Activities according to choice
    - Return to Kezmarok

    The High Tatras are the highest mountain range of Slovakia and the most popular tourist center for the summer and winter holidays.
    There are about 35 valleys, 110 mountain lakes, but the most amazing is the Tatra peaks. There are more than 500 peaks in the High Tatras, out of which ten peaks are above 2,600 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.

    Options:
    1. Walking aroud Popradske pleso lake and Strbske pleso lake. The landscape is of glacial origin formed by glaciers that created glacier valleys with mountain lakes.
    2. Trip to Lommnicky peak by cable car. It is among the most attractive adventures for tourists in the High Tatras. It reaches a differential height of 1,700 m carrying tourists to an altitude of 2,634 m above sea level in only a few minutes.
    3. Belianska cave - the only one accessible to the public in the High Tatras. It is among the first European caves with electricity installed.
    4. Short hiking in the mountains.

  11. Day 11 UNESCO: monument reserve of folk architecture in Vlkolinec village, wooden church in Hronsek village. Transfer to Banska Stiavnica

    - Breakfast
    - Monuments Reserve of Folk Architecture in Vlkolinec (UNESCO)
    - Wooden church in Hronsek (UNESCO)
    - Transfer to Banska Stiavnica
    - Accommodation in stylish guest house in Banska Stiavnica

    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.

    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.

  12. Day 12 Banska Stiavnica sightseeing. Transfer to Bratislava.

    - Breakfast
    - Banska Stiavnica (UNESCO) sightseeing
    - Transfer to Bratislava
    - Accommodation in a 4* hotel

    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.

  13. Day 13 Bratislava sightseeing

    - Breakfast
    - Bratislava Old town sightseeing (up to 2 hours)
    - Devin castle visit

    Old town tour includes many monuments. The top visited sites are:
    St Martin's Cathedral, the Primates' Palace with historic Hall of Mirrors and the famous Bratislava tapestries, and Michalska Gate with a panoramic view of the Old town.

    Devin castle ruins tower over the confluence of the rivers Danube and Morava. The fortress, used as a watchtower by the Slavonic count 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. In 1809, advancing Napoleon's troops destroyed the castle. Since 1965 an archaeological research has been carried out in the castle area. The castle ruins have been partially reconstructed under the auspices of the Municipal Museum in Bratislava.

  14. Day 14 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

Overview

from €2461 per person

date_range14 days

todayAll year

Sightseeing and cultural discovery tour

Easy

languageEnglish, French, Deutsch

flagPick up/drop off on your request

Book this Tour
Banska Stiavnica Trinity Square Vlkolinec Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture The Articled Protestant Church in Hronsek UNESCO heritage Spisky Castle St James church in Levoca Belianska Cave Strbske Pleso lake The Charles Bridge in Prague Prague Castle Hluboka castle Cesky Krumlov an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town Trebic town Czech republic Telc town Czech republic Pukva Caves in Moravian Karst Lednice - Valtice area a cultural-natural complex

Included

  • Trip transport by private car/van
  • Airport transfer from Vienna to Brno on arrival day
  • First-class train tickets: Prague - Poprad
  • Accommodation with breakfast in stylish hotels:
    - 3 nights in Brno
    - 2 nights in Cesky Krumlov
    - 2 nights in Prague
    - 3 nights in Kezmarok
    - 1 night in Banska Stiavnica
    - 2 night in Bratislava
  • Services of an English speaking tour guide throughout the tour
  • Walking tours of Bratislava, Banska Stiavnica, Levoca, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Telc, Trebic, Brno
  • Excursions to Hronsek, Vlkolinec, Spis Castle, St James church, Spisska Kapitula, chateau of Hluboka, Cesky Krumlov Castle, Moravian Karst
  • Wine tasting in the National Wine Salon of the Czech Repulic

Excluded

  • Airport transfer on departure day (can be arranged for an extra fee).
    It is required to book the transfers at least two weeks in advance.
  • Meals (except for hotel breakfast)
  • Extra admission fees