Slovakia Tours Traditional Slovak Heritage Tour

Price
€1850 per person
Duration
10 Days
Destination
Slovakia
Travellers
6+
1 Reviews
4 out of 5

An original tour for our Slovak-American Partnership Traditional Slovak Heritage Tour

Designed by Judith Northup-Bennett
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On our Slovakia Heritage Tour, you’ll experience the heritage of Slovakia and life today in one of the European Union’s newest members. The art, music, crafts, and deep-seated traditions of this ancient Slavic nation will come alive as you settle into the comfortable and engaging pace of this personalized, small group tour. While you’ll visit many lovely cities and historic sites, and explore beautiful landscapes, the focus of these tours is connecting with the history, culture, and people of Central Europe’s best-kept secret.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Bratislava, Slovakia
Return Location
Bratislava, Slovakia
Price includes
  • A guided tour of important places
  • Air conditioned Transport
  • Breakfast Every Morning
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Overnight Hotels / Pensions
  • Photos of Your Holiday
  • Professional and Licensed Guide
  • Professionally guided tour
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • VAT and city tax
Price does not include
  • Flights to/from Slovakia
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price based on 6 People (adults): €1850.00 Other Group Sizes: On Request

Traditional Slovak Heritage Tour

With our native Slovak guide, you’ll step back in time to medieval cities and castles, as well as to the cultures and traditions of early 20th century Slovakia when many of our Slovak ancestors left their country homes for new worlds. You’ll see what life was like in the Soviet era in contrast with today’s transition to a modern democracy.

We organize this tour for a small group (maximum 16) to keep a relaxed pace and flexibility.
An English-speaking travel director is at your disposal during the whole tour.

About Slovakia Heritage Tour:
Founder & Organizer: Judith Northup-Bennett (USA)
Visit www.slovakiaheritage.com
Email on slovakiaheritagetours@gmail.com
Call directly # 978-544-5144

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DAY 1

BANSKA STIAVNICA & BANSKA BYSTRICA

Morning drive through the rolling Danube plains stopping for lunch in the old mining town of Banská Štiavnica.
Tour the castle and the Renaissance Main Square of this hilly 15th-century town, beautifully situated in a richly-forested 
valley. Settle into our hotel, Pension Kuria, in the quaint city of Banská
 Bystrica.
Gather for an evening Welcome Dinner (included) in a 14th-century fortress restaurant to review the travel plans, and have an introductory Slovak
 lesson.

Accommodation: Hotel Kuria***
Overnight: Banska Bystrica

DAY 2

SPANIA DOLINA & BANSKA BYSTRICA

Step back in time in the ancient mining and craft village of Spania Dolina. Walk in the village and forested lanes and visit the lace and mining museums.
The afternoon will be free to explore the elegant and historical downtown of Banská Bystrica,
visit the National Museum of the Uprising, shop, or relax and enjoy a 
contemporary spa.

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

 

DAY 3

ORAVA REGION, ZUBEREC, HIGH TATRAS

Travel through beautiful landscapes of the Mala Fatra Mountains, stopping to visit Orava Castle.
Lunch, folk activities, and music at a traditional Koliba, shepherds’ restaurant.
Drive through the picturesque Liptovska Mara lake region. Relax and watch the sunset on the mountains from our Grand Hotel.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Stary Smokovec****
Overnight: Stary Smokovec, High Tatras

DAY 4

HIGH TATRAS

Enjoy the beauty of the Tatry Mountains at your own pace. Several options for a day of outdoor, scenic adventure in this dramatic small alpine range or relaxing in the resort towns.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Stary Smokovec****
Overnight: Stary Smokovec, High Tatras

 

DAY 5

BARDEJOV / UNESCO

Travel from the High Tatry Mountains to the scenic drive to the Bardejov Open-Air Village Museum to see how many of our ancestors were living at the end of the 19th century when many immigrants came to the United States.
In the evening, explore the historical guild town of Bardejov before settling into the Hotel Pod Branou, with a spectacular location in the heart of the city.

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

DAY 6

SARIS REGION & KOSICE

Travel through the lovely stream valleys ringed by high pasture fields and farmland of the Šariš region.
A morning visit to a small village at the edge of the forests where people still preserve the old ways of life.
In the late afternoon, explore Prešov with its old center square, and excellent Šariš Museum, showing traditional ways and 19th/early 20 century photos of village life when many Slovaks left for America.
In the evening, walk the beautiful central square of Košice before settling into the Hotel Doubletree by Hilton, in the heart of the city.

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

DAY 7

KOSICE

CULTURAL CAPITAL OF 2013

Morning guided walking tours of Košice’s well-preserved historic center. Afternoon free to shop and explore the thriving downtown.

Optional evening special cultural program. Optional personal family and village visits can be arranged.

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

DAY 8

SPISS REGION

UNESCO

Leave Košice for the rolling hills and valleys of the Spiš region. Explore the ruins of the majestic Spiš Castle one of the largest castle ruins in Europe.
Visit the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Martin in Spišská Kapitula, the “Slovak Vatican,” a walled ecclesiastical village since the 12th century. Lunch in the historical, pilgrimage town of Levoča with visits to see the large exquisitely-carved altar in St. Jacob’s Cathedral by 15th-century master woodcarver Master Pavol.
After a day of exploration in the Spiš region, we’ll start the trip back to Bratislava with surprise stops along the way.

We’ll arrive in Slovakia’s capital city on the Danube in time to enjoy the charm of the Old City by night and settle into the old-world elegance of the Hotel Radisson Carlton, in the center of the Old City.

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

DAY 9

BRATISLAVA QUALITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Fall in love with Slovakia’s modest but elegant small capital with a morning guided tour through the Old City and a stop at the city’s fortress castle for panoramic views of the city and the Danube.
Free afternoon to explore its narrow central streets and lovely plazas. Stroll the Danube promenade and watch the ships and barges along this busy waterway.

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

DAY 10

FAREWELL TO OUR TRAVEL FRIENDS !

At the close of the tour, some people will fly out of Vienna, and others will continue to travel on to Krakow, Poland, or Prague, the Czech Republic with a Slovakia Heritage Extension Tour.

Please see details on the Extension Tours:
www.slovakiaheritage.com/extension-tours/
or call Judith Northup-Bennett at 978-544-5144 to discuss your personal plans.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

More about Slovakia

On our Slovakia Heritage Tour, you’ll experience the heritage of Slovakia and life today in one of the European Union’s newest members. The art, music, crafts, and deep-seated traditions of this ancient Slavic nation will come alive as you settle into the comfortable and engaging pace of this personalized, small group tour. While you’ll visit many lovely cities and historic sites, and explore beautiful landscapes, the focus of these tours is connecting with the history, culture, and people of Central Europe’s best-kept secret.

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  • Judith Northup Bennett
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    “Thanks again for everything you did for us on our “holiday” vacation. We had a wonderful time”, wrote Dolores Pace “Thank you for doing a marvellous job. We really enjoyed everything.” Fondly, Ben & Janny O., Rudy & Marsha P. Additional information: Slovakia Heritage Tour is a Slovak-American project with Judith Northup Bennett, Massachusetts, USA Tour leader: Judith Northup Bennett

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    09/24/2021

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    Traditional Slovak Heritage Tour

    Price
    €1850 per person
    Duration
    10 Days
    Destination
    Slovakia
    Travellers
    6+

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