My wife and I picked the Bojnice Chateau and Cicmany private trip and hoped it would be a relaxing, romantic day in the middle of our European trip. We were not disappointed. Peter picked us up from our hotel in Bratislava and the car was very clean and comfortable (leather seats).
Peter was very knowledgeable not just about specific sights on the drive to Bojnice Castle but general history of Slovakia and able to provide insights and context. Bojnice Chateau was even lovelier than the photos we had seen on the internet and had many surprise rooms inside. Important to know: if you go in shoulder season (we were there in April), the Chateau may only have tours in Slovak running. There were no options to tour the inside without a guide. In our case, this was no issue because Peter translated along the tour. A surprise was the Bojnice zoo right beside the Chateau (we didn’t go to it).
We stopped for lunch at BioGraf (aka Stare kino) restaurant which had a large menu, good prices and good beer selection.
Next we drove to Čičmany , which has preserved the traditional wooden homes with their unusual decorations. This is a very quiet, hillside village that has protected status and I liked the traditional crafts that were for sale.
Good to know: this village is quite small and the interpretive signs are in Slovak which Peter translated for us. We then traveled straight back to Bratislava (2hrs). I would recommend this tour if you have more than 2 days in Slovakia and want a break from city sightseeing.