Slovakia’s rich history has left behind a great cultural heritage. Historic monuments, many of which are UNESCO registered, restored castles, manor houses, mountain settlements and traditional sheep farms dot the landscape. All have unique and active folklore and traditions. Our Cultural Discovery tours include numerous attractions that should be on anyone’s must-see list. We love Spišský Castle, the largest medieval castle complex in Central Europe, and Lednice Chateau, with its exquisite, grand rooms, and underground wine cellars.
Beyond Slovakia, we offer tours throughout Eastern & Central Europe, including neighbouring Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria. Why not combine Slovakia’s cultural heritage with visits to historic Prague, laid-back Budapest, captivating Krakow or musical Vienna? We’re experts in planning cultural journeys across the region.
Each tour has a grade. The grade determines how easy or difficult the tour is in terms of activity level. The grading system goes from number one to five, with number one being the easiest, and number five the hardest. This helps you to decide if the tour is suitable for you in terms of fitness, and if you think you’ll enjoy it. Below is a description for each of the numbered activity level grades.
These trips are suitable for almost anyone to join. The focus is on cultural activities, and we’ve built in a little more time to relax along the way.
Gentle activities, such as walking and cycling, form a key part of these trips. The activities are usually planned so people of varying abilities can take part. No real physical fitness is required, just a spirit of adventure.
More active trips, which people with an average level of fitness should be able to fully participate in. These trips will feature walking, cycling or winter activities such as skiing and snowshoeing. Activities will usually last a half or full day. If you have a general level of physical fitness - get out walking, do some jogging or run around chasing your tail 24/7 - we think you’ll be fine.
These trips involve some longer treks, cycle rides etc. Each activity will be a half or full day, and over more difficult terrain, such as at altitude or with ascent/descent. Put in some training before you come, and you’ll enjoy the trip.
Strenuous trips which demand a higher level of physical fitness. There will be ascent/descent on most days, and full days out on a trek, cycle ride etc. There may also be early starts and more basic accommodation. We think these trips are thoroughly rewarding if you’ve put in the physical and mental preparation.