Day Trips Private Day Trip to Banska Stiavnica

This tour will give you a chance to discover a town hidden in the Stiavnicke hills. You’ll enjoy a magical atmosphere in this UNESCO gem.

We’ll start with a Quality Walking Tour through narrow historical streets. It is peaceful, charming and photogenic. We‘ll talk about the rich mining and town’s history, interesting facts and legends and show you the precious sights such as the Old Castle, the New Castle, St. Catherine Church, the Protestant Church, the Holy Trinity Square, and much more. Austrian empress and Hungarian queen Maria Theresa, established the first Mining Academy in the world.

Time for a tasty lunch. You can have a real gastronomic experience in Microbrewery Erb – great Slovak food with a combination of top-quality Slovak beer from natural ingredients. Some free time to buy souvenirs.

It’s time for a great coffee & homemade cakes in one of cosy cafes to enjoy it, well to fall in love with this place. Walk to the top of Calvary, the baroque complex of sacral buildings representing the Journey of Jesus Christ. The views from the top of Scharfenberg are magical. Comfortable drive back to Bratislava.
We’ll do our best to make your day lovely and memorable.


Peter & Janka and Travel Team
Price
€180 per person
Duration
10 Hours
Destination
Slovakia
Travellers
2+
26 Reviews
5 out of 5

The Perfect One Day Getaway Banska Stiavnica Day Tour

Beautiful Banska Stiavnica
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This tour will give you a chance to discover a town hidden in the Stiavnicke hills. You’ll enjoy a magical atmosphere in this UNESCO gem. We’ll start with a Quality Walking Tour through narrow historical streets. It is peaceful, charming and photogenic. We‘ll talk about the rich mining and town’s history, interesting facts and legends and show you the precious sights such as the Old Castle, the New Castle, St. Catherine Church, the Protestant Church, the Holy Trinity Square, and much more. Austrian empress and Hungarian queen Maria Theresa, established the first Mining Academy in the world. Time for a tasty lunch. You can have a real gastronomic experience in Microbrewery Erb – great Slovak food with a combination of top-quality Slovak beer from natural ingredients. Some free time to buy souvenirs. It’s time for a great coffee & homemade cakes in one of cosy cafes to enjoy it, well to fall in love with this place. Walk to the top of Calvary, the baroque complex of sacral buildings representing the Journey of Jesus Christ. The views from the top of Scharfenberg are magical. Comfortable drive back to Bratislava. We’ll do our best to make your day lovely and memorable. Peter & Janka and Travel Team

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Meeting - pick up from your hotel / address in Bratislava at 9am (possible at 8:30am or 9:30am, please let us know)
Return Location
Arrival time to Bratislava - 6pm
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday at 09:00
Price includes
  • A guided tour of important places
  • Air conditioned Transport
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Fuel, parking fees, highway fees, car insurance
  • Professionally guided tour
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
Additional Prices
Price based on 2 people (adults): €180.00 Per Person Other Group Sizes: On Request

This tour will give you a chance to know a town hidden in the Stiavnicke hills. A magical atmosphere is present in this UNESCO gem practically in every corner. Walking through narrow historical streets. Peaceful and definitely addicted. We tell you about the rich mining history of this town. Visit of Old castle, New castle, St. Catherine church, the Holy Trinity square, and much more. Maria Theresa established here the first mining & forest academy in the world. Time for a tasty lunch. Have a real gastronomic experience in Microbrewery Erb – great Slovak food with a combination of top-quality Slovak beer from natural ingredients. Beers: ERB lager, special dark, or the exclusive limited edition. What will be your favorite? Some free time to buy souvenirs or just strolling around. It’s time for a great coffee & homemade cakes, let’s go to the Cafe 4 Sochi to enjoy it, well to fall in love with this place. History lesson not only about mining. Lots of fun with our professional, knowledgeable, and passionate Guide-driver. This tour is marvelous any time of the year, autumn is unique, but as well wintertime is special with snow cover.

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This tour will give you a chance to discover a town hidden in the Stiavnicke hills. You’ll enjoy a magical atmosphere in this UNESCO gem. We’ll start with a Quality Walking Tour through narrow historical streets. It is peaceful, charming and photogenic. We‘ll talk about the rich mining and town’s history, interesting facts and legends and show you the precious sights such as the Old Castle, the New Castle, St. Catherine Church, the Protestant Church, the Holy Trinity Square, and much more. Austrian empress and Hungarian queen Maria Theresa, established the first Mining Academy in the world. Time for a tasty lunch. You can have a real gastronomic experience in Microbrewery Erb – great Slovak food with a combination of top-quality Slovak beer from natural ingredients. Some free time to buy souvenirs. It’s time for a great coffee & homemade cakes in one of cosy cafes to enjoy it, well to fall in love with this place. Walk to the top of Calvary, the baroque complex of sacral buildings representing the Journey of Jesus Christ. The views from the top of Scharfenberg are magical. Comfortable drive back to Bratislava. We’ll do our best to make your day lovely and memorable. Peter & Janka and Travel Team

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Our Banska Stiavnica Day Tour is very highly rated by our clients

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  • An incredible day trip out of Bratislava to a fascinating region!
    5 out of 5

    We had such a great experience with Peter. Pickup at the hotel was perfect, the drive was smooth, and Peter went above and beyond to accommodate us. We had a wonderful tour of the very cool mining city, the castle, a delicious lunch, and still made it back in time to take the boat to Vienna! Peter is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and has a real talent as a guide. We can't wait to come back and do another tour with him! Tim

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    03/01/2024

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  • A fab winter day trip!
    5 out of 5

    Don't let winter deter you!! Our tour of Banska with Peter on a cold January day was fantastic. Banska was both interesting and stunning. And Peter is a wealth of knowledge, I'd thoroughly recommend seeing the sights of Slovakia with Peter - next time it will be the High Tatras for us!Ashley

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    01/17/2024

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  • High recommended day trip from Bratislava with great tour guide
    5 out of 5

    If you are looking for a day trip to a picturesque town in the Slovak countryside, this is a great choice. Our guide was knowledge and spoke excellence English. Highly recommended! Read on for a more detailed description: Great tour! Martin was our tour guide and he picked us up about 2 mins from our Air BnB. The ride to Banska Stiavnica was about 2 hours-the end of the ride has a lot of hills and tight turns, so if you get motion sick easily you can let your guide know to slow down and he will. Banska Stiavnica is quite picturesque-your first stop is at a museum that used to be a lookout tower. Martin, our guide, was very informative and spoke excellent English as he led us through a tour of the museum. Then, we walked into town, where Martin told us about the town’s past as a mining town. We also went to the castle, where we saw the prison cells, bell tower, and some of the old artwork. There was also an option to do a tour of the Stations of the Cross church, but we opted not to do that. Afterwords, we had lunch at a local restaurant which was very good. The day ended with us going back into town, doing some souvenir shopping, and eating some ice cream. Afterwards, Martin drove us back. Christine

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    07/03/2023

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  • A romantic getaway
    5 out of 5

    An amazing city with a romantic touch! we really enjoyed the coffee on the shores of the Danube in a perfect sunset! Ann

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    06/19/2023

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  • Amazing tour! Great tour guide!
    5 out of 5

    Our trip to Banska Stiavnica with Best Slovakia Tours is amazing from the very beginning. Peter is quick response and answer all my questions. The day of the tour, Martin picked us up from our hotel and then we started our wonderful journey with him, Martin is very knowledgeable and resourceful and caring. We really enjoyed our time with Martin! We had a blast! We can’t thank him enough! Highly recommend the tours with Peter and his team, especially Martin, my all time favorite! Hope to go back someday and have another tour with this wonderful team! Thank you again, Peter and Martin!Joy

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    06/09/2023

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  • Great tour to see more of Slovakia
    5 out of 5

    Great tour experience. Our guide was fantastic and very accommodating. Banska Stiavnica is a beautiful town and this tour is well-worth it to see more of Slovakia beyond Bratislava. This tour was a perfect day-trip. Christopher

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    04/09/2023

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  • A wonderful tour to a gem of a town!
    5 out of 5

    This tour was a lovely snapshot of a charming town in the middle of Slovakia. Peter was a fantastic tour guide, and he provided so much information about the town itself as well as the history of Slovakia and its place in the region. I was so impressed, I would not hesitate to tour with Peter and his company again! Ryan

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    12/28/2022

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  • Beautiful Slovakia
    5 out of 5

    Our guide Peter was awesome. We learned so much from him about Slovakia and the region. The countryside is beautiful and the town is breathtaking. If you have the time to do a day trip in Slovakia this is a must do. Suzanne

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    12/09/2022

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  • A great private day trip outside Bratislava
    5 out of 5

    This was a highlight of our trip so for. Martin was an exceptional guide with great historical and cultural knowledge. He was adaptable and tailored the day to our family interests. This is a good trip if you want to discover more of Slovakia outside of Bratislava. Banksa Stiavnica is picturesque and fascinating. Highly recommended. Michael

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    10/30/2022

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  • A great day in Banska Stiavnica
    5 out of 5

    Our guide gave us a great highlight history lesson on important events in the history of Slovakia on the way, then related various aspects of the town to those events. A very informative day with lots of hiking and a great lunch. Our guide was very attentive and it really felt like our tour was customized to meet our interests. It was great to hear some of his personal stories and share ours as well! It was a very hot day, but our guide brought plenty of water. My only regret is that we toured on a Monday and unfortunately the castles were closed for inside tours.Neil

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    07/28/2022

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  • A most enjoyable day with an excellent and Informed guide.
    5 out of 5

    Banska Stiavnica is a fascinating town with a rich history, and our guide Peter enabled us to make the most of it. He has a broad knowledge of Slovenian history and the personal skills to make it interesting. A great day!Sandra

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    06/06/2022

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  • Great
    5 out of 5

    We spent one day to the very nice historic town of Banska Stiavnica, a UNESCO world heritage site and to Calvary with Peter who is an excellent guide and driver. Not only he took us the the so many places of interest in Banska stiavnica and around but also was always willing to give us good cultural and historic information. He answers all your question and also can adapt the tour to your special requests. If we go back to Slovakia or plan to make another tour in Central Europe, we would be so happy to do it again with Peter. Marjo

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    10/03/2021

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  • Great Visit to the Slovak countryside!
    5 out of 5

    It was a very pleasant day with Peter visiting the interesting Banska Stiavnica UNESCO site and the hike up to Calvary. Also great discussion of Eastern European cultures and the outside influences that made those countries and people who they are today. Also nice to have another day to see the Slovakia countryside. Jankathi

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    09/21/2021

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  • Their Brand Says It All!
    5 out of 5

    When your company name is called Best Slovakia Tours, you better be the BEST! And that’s the most accurate description for Peter and Jane. They are just the best! They are professional, knowledgeable and helped me with a custom tour to the High Tatras, Banská Štiavnica, the Wachau Valley and Melk Abbey! Although we don’t leave for Slovakia until the 18th, we already know that we are going to have a wonderful time! Thanks to Peter and Jane for their expertise and great customer service! Oh and by the way, they also have custom tours to neighboring countries - Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary! In fact, I already reached out to them for tours when we go to Prague and Budapest in October! Anzelle

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    08/05/2021

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  • Perfect
    5 out of 5

    All went like clockwork Peter was the perfect guide, pleasant and very accommodating. Went out of his to answer our questions. Robert

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    10/10/2019

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  • A GREAT TRIP !
    5 out of 5

    A group of six ladies with a lot of energy but none of us too young booked a Day Trip visiting different sights in Slovakia , all worth visiting. Peter,experienced and very reliable,designed the route.It was a long day but we managed to see a lot. Patrick our guide and driver was really professional and caring and we can say that we had a wonderful day out with lots of laughs and good moments. Highly recommended!!!Deborah

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    05/01/2019

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  • Private Day Trip to Banska Stiavnica
    5 out of 5

    Hi Peter, it’s Sergio from the US. You took me on a day trip last Saturday to Banska Bystrica and Banska Stiavnica. I just wanted to say thank you very much for being my guide and showing me around. I wasn’t in Slovakia for a long time, but seeing those cities and Bratislava was enough. In the future I may look at going to Slovakia again to see more outside of Bratislava.I will contact your office in the future if I decide to come to Slovakia again. Sorry I have been very busy since I came back home days ago. So thank you again, take care and god bless. Sincerely, Sergio P. Jr. / USA

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    02/26/2019

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  • Professional, Knowledgeable & Friendly
    5 out of 5

    Peter picked us up on time at our rental place. Faced traffic snafus, closures, etc but he got us everywhere we used the time to learn lots about Slovakia. Clean comfortable car, excellent English speaker, and all you could ask for in a guide. Attended the mine tour--given only in Slovak language so you need to bring a guide to translate if you chose it. Beautiful setting, but wear shoes that can get muddy and wet as mine has ample water flowing in it! Then to brew pub for a upscale, traditional lunch, walk about the town, hike up to Calvary (THE BEST PART BY FAR) and home. Literally gone 12 hours because of the traffic issues--but Peter was great the whole way. Mark

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    05/07/2018

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  • Private Day Trip
    5 out of 5

    This company was flexible to my needs . Peter was thoroughly knowledgeable , friendly and helpful. The organisation was seamless and beyond expectations. Recommended for your time in Slovakia. Mark N.

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    02/15/2018

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  • Amazing scenery, beautiful country...
    5 out of 5

    Amazing scenery, beautiful country. Our guide Michael was very good. Evelyn

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    09/17/2017

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  • Amazing trip and totally worth it...
    5 out of 5

    Amazing trip and totally worth it. The city is situated in a beautiful lush mountainous area which has historical importance due to all the mining activities that used to go on there and it's different from the other parts of Slovakia I visited. I had an excellent guide who was generous with his time and made sure I made the most of my experience. If you have time include a visit to a mine there are daily tours and have a meal at the ERB Brewery situated close to the city centre which serves excellent food and beer. Mariella

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    08/29/2017

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  • Day Trip to Banska Stiavnica
    5 out of 5

    Hi Peter, Sorry for the late reply.. We were back to KL a week ago only. Tired exhausted but enjoyed the trip.Thank you for making our trip memorable. Thank you Peter for taking us to Banska Stiavnica. We enjoyed the the visit to the quaint little township. Peter met us at the hotel on time. He was an excellent guide. Explained to us abt Slovakia’s history and the area and views. Drive was Good. He had a great personality that one can trust him to render his services to your request. He gave us a clearer picture about Banska the one time mining town. Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    07/21/2017

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  • Matt was great! During the long...
    5 out of 5

    Matt was great! During the long trip, we chatted extensively on a number of topics. He knew the ins-and-outs of Banksa Stiavnica. It's funny what turns out to be the highlights. The old castle was impressive, and the pilgrimage hill was inspiring but it was the new brewery that was the highlight - great food and incredible beer! Slovakia is a beautiful country, and the people are very friendly. Learned about Plague Columns on this trip....John

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    06/21/2017

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  • Private Day Trip to Banska Stiavnica
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    Hi Peter, Many thanks for sorting our day trip at such short notice. It was a fantastic visit, and great to see a bit more of what Slovakia has to offer. The rest of the holiday went well – I thought Budapest was a great place, very attractive and interesting city to spend a couple of days in. Please do send through some potential itineraries – as discussed I’d be very interested to see what might be possible and the kind of costs involved. Cheers, Toby / UK

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    03/27/2017

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  • Our tour guide Mr. Peter Blazicek...
    5 out of 5

    Our tour guide Mr. Peter Blazicek was very punctual, very courteous and contributed at making our experience the most enjoyable. Amalia

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    10/10/2016

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  • Private Day Trip to Banska Stiavnica
    5 out of 5

    Peter, Thank you for the relaxing day in the beautiful historical mining City, Banska Stiavnica. From the moment we got into your meticulously clean vehicle, we felt safe and comfortable. You did not waste any time to talk about the history and culture of Slovakia; you were attentive and organized. Of course the wonderful lunch at Café 4 Soche was also an experience that we would never forget! Wade & Amanda, Dallas, Texas

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    07/16/2016

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Private Day Trip to Banska Stiavnica

Price
€180 per person
Duration
10 Hours
Destination
Slovakia
Travellers
2+

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