Grand Tour of Slovakia | Highlights of Slovakia | 11 days
Grand tour of Slovakia offers fantastic 11 days in four star hotels. We will show you top locations, national parks, spa resorts, folk traditions, history, architecture of Slovakia.
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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 – DAY IN THE CITY
Arrival to Bratislava or Vienna
DAY 2 – CAPITAL CITY, MAJOLICA, SPA & GEAOTHERMAL PARK
Morning guided tour in Bratislava. Seeing the highlights of the small big city. Lunch in Bratislava.
Transfer to the town of Modra. Visiting the manufacture producing majolica. A jewel among the majolica manufactures. This is a “must-see“ location while on the grand tour of Slovakia!
After visiting the manufacture in Modra, short transfer to the world famous SPA town called Piešťany – the biggest SPA town in Slovakia specialized in the treatment of disorders and diseases of locomotion apparatus. Staying overnight in Piešťany.
DAY 3 – GREAT DECORATIONS ON WOODEN HOUSES, HISTORICAL CASTLE BOJNICE
Transfer from Piešťany to a small village called Čičmany. The village is famous for its Folk Culture Reserve with wooden houses and their typical decorated walls.
The Reserve counts 136 houses. Enjoy easy walk through the main street of the village of Čičmany. Lunch in Fačkovské Sedlo.
Afternoon drive to Bojnice. Visit Bojnický Zámok (Castle Bojnice) another highlight of our grand tour of Slovakia.
The Castle is located at the travertine monticule on the site of a medieval castle from the 11th century. Staying overnight in Bojnice.
DAY 4 – MINING TOWN, VISIT THE MINE, HANDCRAFTS AND BOBBIN LACE
A short drive from Bojnice to Banská Štiavnica – the capital town of gold and miners. Slovakia has a deep history of mining. Today you will visit one of the old Slovak mines with us. The highlight of today is a local micro-brewery called Erb offering also delicious meals.
The afternoon drive will continue to Špania Dolina, another place with a rich tradition of mining but also famous for local production of bobbin lace. If you love handmade things from Slovakia this will be the highlight of the grand tour for you. Staying overnight in the Low Tatras.
DAY 5 – TWO NATIONAL PARKS IN ONE DAY, CABLE CAR RIDE UP TO 2024m
Today we will get from the cities back to nature. We will be visiting two national parks of Slovakia in one day. Using cable cars we will visit the highest point of Low Tatras called Chopok /2024m/. The most popular place of all our tours in Slovakia.
Afternoon drive to Štrbské Pleso /1400m/, one of the biggest tarns in the High Tatras in Slovakia. A very popular place for skiing holidays in winter or bearwatching day tour in summer. Time to relax and enjoy the fresh air from the local forest. Staying overnight in Štrbské Pleso.
DAY 6 – DAY TO RELAX, EASY WALK AT THE MOUNTAIN
Most of our clients say: “This is the highlight of our grand tour in Slovakia.“ Few people, easy hike, fresh air and relax. Hike to Popradské Pleso is easy.
One and half hour walk will leads to a beautiful valley with a mountain hotel where you can enjoy lunch or just local beer. Enjoy the time in nature. Staying overnight in Štrbské Pleso.
DAY 7 – FOLK TRADITIONS, HORSE CARRIAGE RIDE, WOODEN RAFTS, GREEN NATURE, SPA & GEOTHERMAL PARK
The places such as Ždiar, Osturňa and Červený Kláštor share the same traditions such as wooden architecture, green nature, folk traditions and working with horses in the mountains.
Enjoy a horse carriage ride in the morning and wooden rafts ride in the afternoon.
It does look like a busy day but also a very rich day on our grand tour, currently in the northern Slovakia.
If you fancy a little bit of relax today we recommend the natural hot springs aquapark in Vrbov with geothermal water.
DAY 8 – UNESCO sites, HIGHEST WOODEN GOTHIC ALTAR IN THE WORLD, BIGGEST CASTLE IN EUROPE, MEDIEVAL TOWN BARDEJOV
Leaving Vrbov. We are going to explore and visit the top UNESCO sites in Slovakia. Our guide will take you to St. James Basilica in Levoča where you can see the highest wooden gothic altair in the world.
It was placed on the Unesco World Heritage Sites List in 2009. Lunch near Spišský Hrad.
Afternoon visit of the Spiš Castle which will take about two hours. History of the Castle dates back to the 11th century. For the brave ones, there is a chance to hike up to the highest tower of the Spiš Castle.
Our day will finish in Bardejov in the eastern Slovakia – the town with a beautiful main square and typical architecture.
DAY 9 – WOODEN CHURCHES OF EASTERN SLOVAKIA, KOŠICE – SECOND BIGGEST CITY OF SLOVAKIA
Grand tour of Slovakia continues through the eastern parts of our country. Explore Bardejov in morning hours and then drive to the village of Hervartov.
The village of Hervartov is famous for its Wooden Church (which is on the Unesco Heritage List) built in harmony with human soul and nature.
If you are interested, we can visit more wooden churches in the eastern Slovakia. They are definitely the top three highlights of Slovakia. Afternoon drive to Košice – the second biggest city in Slovakia.
The most famous places here are a great square, St. Elisabeth Cathedral in gothic style, singing fountain and chimes and many coffee places. Staying overnight in Košice.
DAY 10 – END OF THE TOUR IS COMING? WINE REGION TOKAJ. WINE TASTING IN SLOVAKIA.
Enjoy the morning explore and discover the city of Košice on your own. Have lunch in one of the restaurants recommended by your guide and our grand tour can continue to the southern Slovakia.
Tokaj is the famous wine region in Slovakia.
The whole afternoon is about exploring the vineyards, wine culture and local wine tasting. Staying overnight in the Tokaj Region.
DAY 11 – END OF THE TOUR
Leaving the Tokaj Region. Transfer to your airport is included today.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Vienna, Bratislava, Krakow or Kosice airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Up to your flight|
|WEAR||Leisure clothes, hat, comfortable shoes, sunscreen|