GRAND TOUR OF SLOVAKIA 2017

11 days exclusive guided tour through Slovakia.
With professional, licensed driver-guides.100% Slovak and Authentic.
Join our groups or request a private tour.
Prices from EUR 1249 per person
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Grand Tour of Slovakia 2017

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Overview

Visit with us highlights and discover out-of-the-beaten-tracks, middle-aged towns, castles, wooden churches, UNESCO sights, see local craftsmen and learn from them.

Let us pamper you, plunge into the wellness sphere and enjoy undisturbed moments. Our great tour guides will make your stay in Slovakia a trip of a lifetime.


 We start in a beautiful Bratislava - the capital and largest city of Slovakia. A city with a long and interesting history, a place where once took coronations of kings and queens. Today, Bratislava is a modern city with a friendly atmosphere, full of historical streets and lively squares with cosy cafe's, beer pubs, restaurants with summer terraces.

We will give you advice where is the best ice cream, coffee or where to have a tasty lunch. We are locals, live and work here. And really enjoying every moment here.

We drive eastwards to Kosice - the 2nd largest city and a stay for 2 overnights in this magical historical Old town.
We will discover the eastern Slovakia, the arts and crafts, wooden churches area and Bardejov - a gem of all historical towns.

Then, it is time to show you The area is rich for UNESCO sights. What about to see the highest wooden wing gothic alter in the world? To climb up to one of the largest Central European castle ruins? To soak up the atmosphere in more than 800 years old religious centre?

And now up to our country's green heart - the majestic High Tatra Mountains. Walking, hiking or by cable car up to the top? Choice is yours.
We show you all. We will be with you.

We will try hard you have fun with us and enjoy exciting day trips, precious sights, talks with our professional guides, gastronomical delights & Slovak wines. Grand tour of Slovakia, an exclusive tour through the Highlights, out of the beaten tracks and much more!

Enjoy your trip planning with us right from the beginning.
It is an exclusive 11 days tour with total of 1350 km / 840 miles on the road
We only use air-conditioned cars and vans with free mineral water on board

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Bratislava

Welcome to Bratislava. Relax or take a leisurely stroll around the city.

This evening join your Tour Guide and travelling companions for a Welcome Drink and itinerary introduction. Your lovely holiday has just started.

Our advice where to go for lunch/dinner

Note:
Airport pick up from Bratislava airport for FREE.
Airport transfer from Vienna Schwechat airport with private driver-guide for a discounted rate.

Meal(s): Not applicable
Accommodation: Hotel Radisson**** or alternative
Overnight: Bratislava

Day 2
Bratislava Quality Sightseeing Tour & Modra

After a fabulous breakfast, start the day with a Quality sightseeing tour with a local specialist and see the highlights of this charming city. Primate Palace - the largest in Bratislava where the Treaty of Pressburg was signed, see the mysterious tapestries inside the Hall of Mirrors, St. Martin Cathedral – the coronations place of 19 rulers including Austria-Hungarian empress Maria Theresa, Michaels gate - the only preserved gate, strolling through historical narrow streets.

Continue by minibus to see former fortification walls, presidential palace, Bratislava castle - important settlement at the end of the 9th century. Drive along Small Carpathians along various vineyard through several former free royal towns to famous Modra town. Lunch in a charming restaurant in a historical house and trying gastronomical delights. Go back to the past on an thrilling castle tour in well-preserved, fully furnished Renaissance/Baroque castle - Red Stone castle. At leisure.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Radisson**** or alternative
Overnight: Bratislava

Day 3
Banska Stiavnica

This morning we have a scenic drive northeast.
A stop in a picturesque Banska Stiavnica town, connected with the mining of silver, gold.

It is like to step in the past centuries. Admire Old, New castle and Holy Trinity square. Lunch break to try some traditional meals from a local restaurant and try beers from local microbrewery.

Drive to Banska Bystrica. Visit of Museum of Slovak National Uprising and short walk around the Old town.

At leisure.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Kuria or alternative
Overnight: Banska Bystrica

Day 4
Vlkolinec UNESCO, Demanovska cave

Drive to Vlkolinec (UNESCO), a remarkably intact settlement with the traditional features of a central European village. It is the region’s most complete group of these kinds of traditional log houses, often found in mountainous areas.
Go back in time and see how people used to live a two centuries ago.
Visit of a little square, baroque chapel, wooden belfry and folk museum showing all the instruments of daily life and work. Enough time for pictures.



Drive to Low Tatras and visit one of the oldest ice caves in Europe - the Demanovska ice cave.
Tasty lunch in Spisska Sobota, after a short walk in one of the best preserved historical squares Slovakia.
Admire Roman-Catholic church of St. George rebuilt into Gothic style, near church a Renaissance belfry or Baroque statue of the Immaculate.
Continue to Kosice.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Double Tree Hilton or alternative
Overnight: Kosice

Day 5
Kosice - Cultural Capital of 2013

Start a day with a quality sightseeing around the Old Town. Kosice, the metropolis and the second largest city of Eastern Slovakia, the second largest city. It is an Eastern Slovakia's hub of industry, commerce, science and culture. 

It is a city with an eventful and illustrious past.
Visit of St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, considered to be one of the most beautiful Gothic structures in the world, St. Michael's Chapel, Eastern Slovakia museum, Jakab palace, The State Theatre, St. Urbain's Tower.

Enough time to relax in this magnificent city.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Double Tree Hilton or alternative
Overnight: Kosice

Day 6
Bardejov - UNESCO

On the way to Bardejov we see a unique wooden Roman-catholic church of St. Francis of Assisi from 15th century.
Then, drive to one of the most beautiful medieval towns - Bardejov , settled in the 14th century, fortified with stone walls and bastions to repel foreign tribes. Most of the walls and bastions are still standing.

Visit of St. Egidius church, climb the church tower with its fantastic view on former fortification walls around the city, the Old Town Hall, see the City walls - seven of the original bastions are still standing.




Free time to explore, relax and admire the gem of the Eastern Slovakia.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Pod Branou or alternative
Overnight: Bardejov

Day 7
Spiss region - UNESCO

Drive to Spiss Castle. On a dolomite rock, there is one of the most precious cultural monuments in the Spis region - the Spis castle. It is not just an evidence of architectural development from the 12th to the 18th century - it is also one of the largest castles in the Central Europe.

Further we visit Spisska Kapitula, also known as "Slovak Vatikan" and enter into the Cathedral of St. Martin. 


History enhusiasts will admire charming middle-aged town Levoca, cultural & historic jewel among Slovak towns. The highlights of Levoca is the Roman Catholic church of St. Jacob from 14th century with its largest wooden altar in the world - a masterpiece from Master Paul of Levoca. Museum visit & strolling around. Drive to Stary Smokovec.

Accommodation upgrade: Stay in Old-world style Grand Hotels *)

4 star Grand Hotel Stary Smokovec in Stary Smokovec town
4 star Grand Hotel Praha in Tatranska Lomnica town
5 star Grand Hotel Kempinski in Strbske Pleso town

*)All these Grand Hotels are subject to availability and for a surcharge. Ask for the special Grand Hotel offer

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: First class Hotel in High Tatra Mountains
Overnight: High Tatras - at the Heart of our greatest mountains

Day 8
Uncover the beauty of Tatra Mountains

It's easy to fall in love with High Tatras - mountains with its picturesque valleys, brooks, waterfalls, colorful meadows, tarns with crystal clear water.
We take a cable car to get to the top of Skalnate pleso.

Then we take an easy walking tour into the mountains to see the waterfalls.
It’s time to try tasty Slovak national meal Bryndzove halusky.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: First class Hotel in High Tatra Mountains
Overnight: High Tatras - at the Heart of our greatest mountains

Day 9
Pieniny national park

Drive to national park Pieniny for rafting on calm water. It is an incredibly charming area, the river Dunajec creates a natural border between Poland and Slovakia.
The ride takes 1hour on a calm river.

Lunch in a goral region & Goral meals & drinks specialties.
Drive back and free time.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: First class Hotel in High Tatra Mountains
Overnight: High Tatras - at the Heart of our greatest mountains

Day 10
Orava castle

Open-air Museum of Orava - let's see the rural life from the past centuries.

Drive to see mighty Orava castle, much like others in Slovakia, stands on the site of old wooden forts and it was constructed after the Tartar invasion in 1241.

Originally, it was built in the Romanesque and Gothic styles and later reconstructed in the Renaissance and Neo-Gothic styles. It consists of several buildings copying the shape of the castle rock. 


Comfortable drive to Bratislava. At leisure.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Radisson or alternative
Overnight: Bratislava

Day 11
Departure

Your memorable holiday comes to an end today.

We are ready to arrange for you an airport transfer
for discounted rates. Would you like to add extra days in Slovakia?

What about visiting Vienna, Budapest, Prague or Krakow?
We love these places and would love to give you great tours there.

Just let us know and get a free draft & quote.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

Dates & prices

Start End Person price Availability
2017-08-03  =>  2017-08-13 € 1239.00 available
2017-08-10  =>  2017-08-20 € 1239.00 available
2017-08-17  =>  2017-08-27 € 1239.00 available
2017-08-24  =>  2017-09-03 € 1239.00 available
2017-08-31  =>  2017-09-10 € 1239.00 available
2017-09-07  =>  2017-09-17 € 1239.00 available
2017-09-14  =>  2017-09-24 € 1239.00 available
2017-09-21  =>  2017-10-01 € 1239.00 available
2017-09-28  =>  2017-10-08 € 1239.00 available
2017-10-05  =>  2017-10-15 € 1189.00 available
2017-10-12  =>  2017-10-22 € 1189.00 available

Send Your Request
We will reply to you within 12 hours or LESS.

You can also call us or write an email
+421 918 630 630
contact@bestslovakiatours.com
1239.00 per person

Basic information

Duration: 11 days
Trip type: Country Explorer
Level of difficulty: Easy
Languages: English, Deutsch, Español
Pick up & Drop off: On your request at your Hotel / Address

Tour Highlights

Bratislava city - charming surprise
Bratislava castle
Devin castle & Danube river views
Banska Stiavnica town
High Tatra Mountains

UNESCO sights:
Spiss castle & area, Levoca town

Eastern Slovakia:
Kosice - European Cultural Capital 2013
Hervartov - a unique wooden church
Bardejov - the Best preserved historical town

Koliba - traditional restaurant visit

Professional, licensed local guides and driver-guides
Small group or private tour means no rush, flexibility, great fun & relax

What is always INCLUDED

Entrances to Top sights
Red Stone castle
Old castle, New castle
Vlkolinec mountain village
Miklus’museum
Hervartov church
Bardejov St. Egidius church
Wood carver Master Paul‘s museum
St. Jacob’s church
Mighty fortress Spiss castle
Levoca - middle-aged town
Orava castle & museum

10x Breakfasts

10x overnights in 4star stylish hotels
Hotels are carefully selected
Including city tax, VAT

Bratislava city tour with a local expert
Professional driver/guide/translator
Air conditioned cars, vans or buses
Refreshment on board - mineral water
Diesel, parking, motorway fees
Map of Bratislava, information material
Brochures, leaflets
Photos of Your Holiday

What is EXCLUDED

Flights to/from Slovakia
Return airport transfers
(ask about the rate)

Travel insurance
Personal expenses
Meals and drinks
Tips (optional)
Cave & rafting ticket
Cable car tickets, souvenirs, tips
Anything not mentioned in included

Price Information

Price per person: EUR 1239.00

Price based on 2 persons (adults)
Single traveler on request with a surcharge

Discounts:
Group of 5 gets 8% OFF
Children up to 3 years FREE

Methods of payment:
Deposit: 30% advance payment
Bank wire transfer or PayPal (with a PayPal fee)

Balance payment: 70% after arrival
Accepted credit cards or in cash

Price includes 20% VAT
Valid from 1.1.2017

Dates & prices

Start End Person price Availability
2017-08-03  =>  2017-08-13 € 1239.00 available
2017-08-10  =>  2017-08-20 € 1239.00 available
2017-08-17  =>  2017-08-27 € 1239.00 available
2017-08-24  =>  2017-09-03 € 1239.00 available
2017-08-31  =>  2017-09-10 € 1239.00 available
2017-09-07  =>  2017-09-17 € 1239.00 available
2017-09-14  =>  2017-09-24 € 1239.00 available
2017-09-21  =>  2017-10-01 € 1239.00 available
2017-09-28  =>  2017-10-08 € 1239.00 available
2017-10-05  =>  2017-10-15 € 1189.00 available
2017-10-12  =>  2017-10-22 € 1189.00 available

Send Your Request
We will reply to you within 12 hours or LESS.

You can also call us or write an email
+421 918 630 630
contact@bestslovakiatours.com