Cultural discovery

A Taste of Slovakia

Slovakia´s top destinations in four days.
Holiday code: DTS
Countries: Slovakia
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Activity level
Guided or Self-Guided
Min. age: 6
From 525 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
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On this tour, you´ll have the opportunity to “taste” the best of Slovakia in just four days. This short but treasure-packed discovery tour starts in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, where you´ll explore the top highlights of this charming city, beautifully nestled by the Danube river between Budapest and Vienna.

Then enjoy a scenic train journey across Slovakia to the stunning High Tatras, Slovakia´s oldest National Park with the biggest mountains in Central-Eastern Europe.

In just four days, you´ll experience:

  • Bratislava Slovakia´s capital and the coronation city during the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.
  • A scenic train journey across Slovakia to the stunning High Tatras.
  • Easy walking in the heart of the Tatras.
  • Cable car to Skalnaté Pleso for spectacular panoramic views.
  • Natural attractions include mountain lakes and waterfalls.
  • Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village

Map & itinerary

Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, is a charming city with an intriguing history, and the perfect place to start your Slovakian journey.

When you arrive you’ll get familiar with the programme for the next four days. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is to explore the Bratislava´s old town including the Bratislava´s castle, Michal´s gate and the president palace (entrance fees for your own account).

We’ll provide you with a recommended walking route to follow so you can take-in all of Bratislava’s main sights – we wouldn’t want you to miss anything!

Hotel Devin**** (breakfast)

Today you head out of the city and into the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Travelling by train in Slovakia is a comfortable experience and, in a little over three and a half hours, you will arrive at Poprad Tatry, the gateway to the mountains. Followed by a transfer, you´ll head to Strbske Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village, your home for the next two nights.

In the afternoon you can relax by the beautiful lake of Strbske Pleso, or if you want something more active, the area offers several lovely walks to mountain huts and waterfalls.

Hotel Solisko **** (breakfast)

The High Tatras are an area of outstanding natural beauty. The mountains are home to lakes, waterfalls, flowers, valleys, craggy peaks, ridges, and much more.

Today we´ll explore two of the most popular areas of the High Tatras. This morning we take a mountain tram to Stary (Old) Smokovec. This oldest village of the High Tatras will be our starting point for an easy walk to Rainerova hut, the oldest in the Tatras and an impressive waterfall of Studeny Potok.

After lunch in this beautiful area, we´ll continue to Tatranska Lomnica, the biggest mountain village in the Tatras. Here we´ll take a cable car to Skalnate Pleso (1751m), home to a mountain lake of the same name and a Meteorological Station. The views are spectacular and a must-do when visiting the High Tatras.

In the later afternoon, we take a mountain tram back to Strbske Pleso for our last night in the most prominent mountains of Central-Eastern Europe.

Hotel Solisko **** (breakfast)

This morning you take the train from Poprad back to Bratislava, where your tour ends.

Dates & Prices

This trip operates daily, so you can pick a date that suits you. Choose a day between April and October, and we’ll make all the arrangements for you. Just let us know when you want to travel.

Go Self-Guided or Guided.


Self-Guided means you'll experience this tour independently, following perfectly prepared maps and route descriptions. The main advantage is the lower price of the trip.

Guided Groups
You'll be accompanied by one of our friendly leaders, who will lead you along the way and take care of everything you might need.

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Fri 01 Apr 22 - Mon 31 Oct 22 Available -
Self-Guided Single room option + 85 EUR.
Fri 01 Apr 22 - Mon 31 Oct 22 Available -
Guided Groups 6 - 7 guests. Single room option +85 EUR.
Fri 01 Apr 22 - Mon 31 Oct 22 Available -
Guided Groups 4 - 5 guests. Single room option +85 EUR.
Fri 01 Apr 22 - Mon 31 Oct 22 Available -
Guided Groups 2 - 3 guests. Single room option +85 EUR.

Please note that our official rates are in Euros. Other currencies are informative only.

Holiday information

This well-thought-out trip is a great choice for people who like cultural discovery holidays. This trip is classified as easy with no demanding walks, so it can be managed by people with an average level of fitness.

  • Three nights in four-star hotels
  • Four breakfasts
  • Fares for trains and mountain trams as listed in the itinerary
  • Tour guide (for guided groups only)
  • International flights
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Cable cars in the Tatras (approx.. 30 EUR per person)
  • Travel insurance

This tour starts in Bratislava.

This tour ends in Bratislava.

To enhance flexibility our holidays do not include flights. This gives you the freedom to choose a local airport that works for you and shop for the best deal.

List of airports with distances to the first hotel in Bratislava:

Bratislava Airport (14 km / 20 min)

Prices of private airport transfers:

1-3 guests: 43 EUR

4-8 guests: 72 EUR

Vienna Airport (64 km / 50 min)

Prices of private airport transfers:

1-3 guests: 86 EUR

4-8 guests: 130 EUR

During this tour you´ll stay in four-star hotels.

If you need to arrive or leave on a different date, please contact us and we’d be more than happy to arrange extra pre or post tour accommodation for you.

Please note, we want to run this trip following the day-to-day itinerary on the trip notes. However, sometimes operational circumstances may sometimes prevent us from doing this. Your tour leader will keep you fully informed of any alternative plans that are necessary on-the-ground. Also, based on feedbacks from past travellers, occasionally our itineraries are amended. Final version of your trip notes will be emailed to you prior to travel.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all. Our knowledgeable and helpful team is here to help, and we look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular country soon!

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Trip notes & FAQs

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why book with slovakia explorer?

This holiday is operated by our expert, in-country team at Slovakia Explorer. By booking with us, you’ll benefit from our unrivalled local knowledge, and have 24/7 support during your trip.

Our holidays offer unique experiences, which give you an unparalleled insight into Slovakia. During the planning and booking process, we pay attention to every detail of your holiday to ensure your trip is perfect.

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