Group Tour Operator for holidays to Slovakia
True Slovakia – Bratislava, Kosice & The Tatra Mountains
Located in the heart of Europe, Slovakia is a land of castles, mountains and pretty villages. Ever since the Middle Ages, this land has been considered a well trodden path for travellers crossing from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean, however, most of the country is a hidden jewel to UK travellers. The Capital city Bratislava draws visitors to its resplendent old town but Slovakia shines brightest for lovers of the outdoors. Within its national parks are landscapes magnificently shaped by the rivers and mountains that dominate your view.
Beyond the luscious countryside is the eastern metropolis of Košice, a real charmer of a city. Also, Košice is easy to navigate as it is mostly concentrated in the historical core of the town. The spindle-shaped Hlavné námestie square of Košice is the heart of the town and rightly considered one of the most beautiful squares in Slovakia. It is closed to traffic and surrounded by numerous wonderful historical buildings. The square is dominated by the monumental Gothic Cathedral of St. Elisabeth. This building, rather isolated from the rest of the square, is the largest church of Slovakia.
Further east you will find the Tokaj wine region, unfurled across thinly populated countryside. Home to some of Slovakia and Hungary’s most beloved varieties of wine. The region is spread over a romantic landscape of cellar labyrinths. The region is famous for for its opulent red wine and whilst here, it’d be rude not to try a tipple or two.
Dates throughout 2022
Travel to Slovakia
Fly from your local airport to Košice. Upon arrival, you will be met then transferred to your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy a 1 hour guided tour to get your bearings of Košice. It was the European Capital of Culture in 2013 and since then the cultural scene has continued to bloom. See offbeat bars, Soviet relics as well the beautiful Gothic cathedral and philharmonic orchestra. Then, return to the hotel for dinner.
Spis Castle & Tokaj Wine Region
This morning, after breakfast, travel to the spectacular Spis Castle, a UNESCO-listed Fort. Built some 900 years ago, in the 12th century, the castle has been an important political, economic and cultural centre for the Kingdom of Hungary, several kings and families owned the castle. Highlights of the four-hectare site, connected by stony pathways and stairs, include views from the 22m-high tower, and a museum of medieval history within the former palace. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Slovak lunch before heading to the Tokaj Wine region straddling the Hungarian, Slovakian border.
Whilst here, not only discover the delicious wines of Tokaj with a tour of the vineyards with tastings but also see beautiful vineyard orchards, wine cellars, from a unique lookout tower in a form of wooden barrel, from here. enjoy the magnificent panorama of the entire wine region. Then, enjoy dinner in a local Tokaj restaurant before enjoying some evening entertainment with a show of Slovak traditional dance before returning to Kosice.
The High Tatras Mountain Range, Vlkolinec & Banska Stiavnica
Today travel to spectacular High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry), the tallest range in the Carpathian Mountains. Occupying a near-mythic place in Slovak hearts, discover the breath-taking beauty of Tatra National Park from Štrbské Pleso. A ski resort in the winter, enjoy heavenly countryside and magnificent mountain peaks in the summer. After lunch, travel to Vlkolinec, situated in the centre of Slovakia, is an UNESCO-site with remarkably intact settlement of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a central European hamlet. Discover the region’s most complete group of these kinds of traditional log houses on a walking tour.
We will then continue onto Banska Stiavnica, an old medieval mining centre which grew into a town with Renaissance palaces, 16th-century churches, elegant squares and castles. The urban centre blends into the surrounding landscape, which contains vital relics of the mining and metallurgical activities of the past. It truly is a pretty, quaint town worth visiting. Enjoy a walking tour followed by a dinner, before continuing onto the Capital, Bratislava.
Bratislava & Return to the UK
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bratislava before heading to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
We have a selection of excellent 3 and 4 star hotels to suit your budget
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|4 day tour||Half twin/double|
|Dates in 2022||Price on request|