SLOVAK CRAFTS, ART COURSE

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The art programme is scheduled to 5 half-day blocks of a mix of arts & crafts (each activity lasts from 4-8 hours).

Dates: on request for groups

PRICE
 from € 454.00 (B&B 7 nights, all inland transfers, the craft course, English speaking tour guide)

CRAFTS available: pottery, the making or creating of wooden figures, clay pipes, painting on silk, tinkery, wicker baskets, painting on wood, bread baking including milling the flour on a millstone; decorations and figures from straw, baking and decorating of honey gingerbreads, teasing of sheep wool and the painting of Easter eggs.

Trips and sightseeing: the free time can be fulfilled with various trips and sightseeing plus cultural experiences, including the sampling of local food, wine and spirits.

ACCOMMODATION

3*Hotel in the centre of Banská Štiavnica, located in one of the medieval houses built in the 16th century
or
3*Family hotel, a reconstructed 200y. old  tavern, furnished in a traditional style of the Slovak folk architecture

TRIPS and CULTURE

Banska Stiavnica sightseeing (UNESCO site, historical city famous for gold and silver mines)

Folklore evening: traditional food and a folklore music group  presenting mining and local folk traditions

Visit to the historical mine (silver and gold mines dating back to the 17th  century)

Trip to Štiavnica lakes – a unique system of artificial lakes, built in connection with the development of mining many centuries ago; beautiful nature, a walk around the largest of the lakes.

Walk to Kalvária - a complex of sacral buildings built in the 18th century on the hill above Banská Štiavnica; it was included in the List of the most endangered monuments of the world; beautiful views are plentiful and not only to the city.

Wine or spirits tasting, and a first hand look at traditions (local folkmusic and dancing) in a traditional Slovak restaurant where you can see and feel, how it looked many years ago in a Slovak village.

Destination: Central Slovakia

 
 
 
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