SLOVAKIA: UNESCO SITES, HISTORY, CULTURE AND TRADITIONS

A cultural tour which takes you to some of the best known and most interesting places in Slovakia -UNESCO sites, including the old mining city of Banska Stiavnica, the mountain village of Vlkolinec, wooden and Gothic churches, castles, and also provides a rich cultural programme.

Dates: on request for groups

PRICE 
EUR 759 p.p.
the price includes accommodation in dbl room, FB, all inland transfers, English speaking tour guide
Swedish and Finish speaking tour guide on request

Day 1
Arrival, Bratislava sightseeing day & night – historical centre, St. Martin`s cathedral, the castle.
Dinner in the restaurant of the TV tower - Bratislava and its environs from a bird's perspective.
Accommodation:  **** hotel in the centre of Bratislava

Day 2
Morning: Boat trip on the Danube to the ruins of Devin castle (seasonal)
Afternoon: Cerveny kamen castle - a beautifully restored castle with a portrait gallery and an extensive defensive system that is the largest in Central Europe.
Evening: Wine-tasting in a historical cellar built in the 16 century / alternatively special goose party - goose, cabbage and lokse including wine tasting.
Accommodation:  **** hotel in the centre of Bratislava

Day 3
Banska Stiavnica (UNESCO site), a historical mining city in the centre of Slovakia, visit to the mine dating back to the 17th century, chateau Antol - the former residence of the Bulgarian tsar Ferdinand Coburg; in the evening – rich folk music programe (mining traditions and folk music of the region)
Accommodation: ***hotel in the centre of Banska Stiavnica

Day 4
Mountain village Vlkolinec (UNESCO site), where architecture remains here untouched by modern days; a boat trip on the dam Liptovska Mara, from where the peaks of both Low and High Tatras can be admired.
Accommodation: ***hotel in the Liptov region below the Tatras

Day 5 
Amazing High Tatras, waterfalls, in the afternoon – old royal city of Kezmarok, obtained the royal privileges in the mid of 13 century. Historical centre, the castle and one of the jewels of the Slovak sacral architecture – wooden articular church (UNESCO site) built in 1717 without using any nails.
Accommodation: luxury *** hotel in Levoca

Day 6
Pearls of the Spis region (UNESCO sites) – Levoca and gothic wooden altars of Master Paul – the largest one in the world; Spis castle, Spisska kapitula (Slovak Vatikan), precious frescos in the Gothic church in Zehra
Evening: a traditional dinner in a shephard’s cottage completed with shephard music.
Accommodation: luxury *** hotel in Levoca

Day 7
The largest of the Tatra lakes - Strbske pleso and a good-bye to the High Tatras, admirable Orava castle - one of the most beautiful castles in Central Europe.
Accommodation: ***hotel in the city of Trencin

Day 8
A short stay in the world-known Piestany spa – wide choise of treatments available.
Alternatively: the famous Valtice-Lednice area in southern Moravia (UNESCO site) – with a chateau, beautiful nature and great wine; evening: dinner including the tasting of Moravian wines, cymbalo musik-
Accommodation: ****hotel in the centre of Bratislava / alter. ***hotel in Moravia

Day 9
Departure (the programme of the day shall be adjusted to the flight schedule).

 
 
 
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