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

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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