Slovak Jewish Heritage Route

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Overview

Let us introduce you the Jewish Heritage in Slovakia

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Go through the day-by-day itinerary and photogallery.

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.

Airport transfer is available on request with your private driver-guide for a discounted rate.

Meal(s): Not applicable
Accommodation: Hotel Devin
Overnight: Bratislava

Day 2
Jewish History in Bratislava

Start the day with a professional guide specialized on Jewish culture where you visit the highlights of the city such as Primate Palace (the largest palace in Bratislava where the Treaty of Pressburg in 1805 was signed), St. Martin Cathedral, Michael's gate - the only preserved gate from middle times, Slovak National Theatre, City Hall, historical narrow streets, squares and lots more.

Visit a Jewish memorial, containing Chatam Sofer's grave and those of many of his associates and family located in Bratislava. Moshe Schreiber - Chatam Sofer was one of the leading Orthodox rabbis of European Jewry in the first half of the nineteenth century.

He was a teacher to thousands and a powerful opponent to the Reform movement, which was then making inroads into many Jewish communities in Austria-Hungary and beyond.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Devin
Overnight: Bratislava

Day 3
Jewish Heritage in Trnava

Drive to Trnava town and a city tour with a visit of a synagogue. The synagogue as it stands was built in 1891 according to the plans of the Viennese architect Jakub Gartner.

The building with a striking two-tower façade serves following its partial reconstruction for the needs of the Ján Koniarik Gallery. The exhibition of the Museum of Jewish Culture is installed in the women’s gallery. Following the end of the Second World War a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust was placed in front of the synagogue, built according to a design by the architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinský.

Drive to Nitra town and a city tour followed by visit of a synagogue. Built between 1910 – 1911 according to the project of L.Baumhorn, designer of many other monumental synagogues across the former Hungarian Kingdom. It is a quadrate structure with multistorey galleries. The frontage is richly decorated using Byzantine and other

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Elisabeth
Overnight: Trencin

Day 4
Trencin & Bardejov

Start with a city tour & castle visit. The Trenčín synagogue belongs to the most exquisite and interesting works of its type in Slovakia. It was built close to an earlier synagogue. In 1913, a Trenčín construction firm, Fuchs and Niegreisz, based on the blueprints of a Berlin architect Dr. Richard Scheibner, carried out the construction.

Transfer to Liptovsky Mikulas town, city tour and synagogue visit. Synagogue was built in 1842–46 and it assumed the present form after extensive reconstruction in 1906 under the project of architect Lipót Baumhorn from Budapest. The reconstruction resulted in an interesting combination of original classicistic exterior and lavishly decorated secession interior. It does not fulfil its original purposes anymore. Lunch break.

Transfer to Bardejov (2hrs 30min drive). At leisure

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

Day 5
Jewish Heritage in Eastern Slovakia

See the highlights of this best-preserved middle-aged town such as Church of St. Egidius, City Hall, former fortification walls with bastions, executioner's house and lots more. Visit of Bikkur Cholim synagogue.

Drive to Presov town - Slovakia's 3rd biggest city. City tour around the beautiful main square with well preserved houses from 16th century. The dominant of the centre is Gothic Cathedral of St. Nicholas, next to Protestant college & Protestant church (17th century), synagogue in Presov is one of the best-preserved buildings of its kind in Slovakia, nowadays its a Museum of Jewish culture.

The Orthodox synagogue, built in 1898 by the building firm Kollacsek and Wirth, is a three-storey building without towers. The relatively austere neo-Roman-Moorish façades cover literally a treasure of synagogue architecture. The richly decorated interiors with a fully preserved inventory are among the most attractive

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Kosice
Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton

Day 7
Farewell

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 doing a Jewish Heritage tour through Central Europe?

We have done many times private tours focused on Jewish Heritage starting in Warsaw-traveling through -Krakow-Prague-Bratislava- and ending in Budapest

Of course, the order and length of the tour can be completely according to your wishes

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

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

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899 per person
Slovak Jewish Heritage Route

Basic information

Duration: 7 days
Level of difficulty: Easy
Languages: English
Pick up & Drop off: On your request at your Hotel / Address

Tour Highlights

Synagogues around Slovakia

What is always INCLUDED

Entrances to Top sights
Breakfasts
Welcome drink

Overnights in 3 and 4star 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 special rate)

Meals and drinks
Cable car tickets, souvenirs, tips
Anything not mentioned in included

Price Information

Price per person: EUR 899.00

Price based on 2 persons
Less persons on request

Discounts:
Group of 5 gets 10% OFF
Children up to 3 years FREE

Methods of payment:
Deposit: 30% advance payment
Bank wire transfer or PayPal

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

Price includes 20% VAT. No hidden fees.
Valid from 1.1.2016

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