Cultural discovery

Highlights of Slovakia

Discover Slovakia´s history, culture and heritage.
Holiday code: DHS
Countries: Slovakia
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Activity level
Guided Groups
Min. age: 16
8days
From 1199 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
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A unique adventure through the highlights and hidden treasures of Slovakia.

Get an insight into the legends and traditions of this undiscovered Central European country by escaping to mystical castles and remote mountain villages.

Discover Slovakia’s cultural and historical importance with visits to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We’ll take you to old mining villages, castles, medieval towns and perfectly-preserved settlements. 

You’ll follow in the footsteps of folklore, including Slovakia’s very own Robin Hood, uncovering fascinating tales in a beautiful setting.

Walk amidst gorges and waterfalls, and take a traditional rafting trip in Pieniny National Park – the perfect vantage point from which to relax and admire towering canyon walls and spectacular scenery.

We have an unparalleled passion for Slovakia; by travelling with us, you get into the heart of our way-of-life in a truly fascinating country. 

Come and discover for yourself!


Map & itinerary

Welcome to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. 

You will be met by your tour leader at the hotel for an introductory briefing. Bratislava is a charming city, and this afternoon you’ll enjoy a guided tour through the Old Town. You’ll see Bratislava Castle, Michalska Brana (Michael’s Gate) and Grassalkovichov Palace, home of the Slovak President.

Hotel – Bratislava, Slovakia

You’ll start your Slovakian adventure with a visit to two castles - the ruins of Čachtice Castle and romantic Bojnice. In the afternoon, transfer to the mountain village of Terchova via Cicmany, which is famous for its decorated log houses. Terchova is the gateway to Mala Fatra National Park and birthplace of Slovakia’s very own Robin Hood, Juraj Janosik. 

Meals included: Breakfast 
Hotel – Mala Fatra National Park, Slovakia

After breakfast, drive through the Orava Mountains to Oravsky Podzamok, a landscape of thick forest and colourful meadows. En route, stop at Leštiny, a unique wooden church and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next you’ll visit Oravský Castle where the first Dracula movie was filmed in 1922.  

Returning to Mala Fatra, it’s time to walk through the spectacular Janosik canyon on an easy yet adventurous walk.

Meals included: Breakfast 
Hotel – Mala Fatra National Park, Slovakia

Today you head to the beautiful High Tatra Mountains. First, there’s a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Vlkolinec, a mountain village with traditional, colourful log houses. After lunch in a traditional ‘Koliba’ restaurant, continue to the Demanovska Liberty Cave located in the foothills of the Low Tatras, before finding our home in the mountains for the next three nights.

Meals included: Breakfast 
Hotel – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

This morning is free to take an optional cable car to Lomnicky Peak (2,634m). After lunch drive to the charming region of Spiš, where you’ll find a 13th century Gothic church and spectacular Spišský Castle, your third UNESCO Site! Continuing to the medieval town of Levoča, you’ll take a guided tour around the perfectly-preserved Gothic houses, city walls and St. James’ Church, with the biggest wooden altar in the world.  

Meals included: Breakfast 
Hotel – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

The Dunajec Gorge is a stretch of the Dunajec River, which forms the natural border between Poland and Slovakia. Enjoy some traditional rafting and admire the stunning nature of Pieniny National Park. 

After lunch in a traditional restaurant, visit Cerveny Klastor (Red Monastery), home to a monk called Cyprian who invented the hang-glider and established the first pharmacy in Central Europe. 

Continuing to the authentic village of Zdiar, discover an outdoor museum dedicated to the traditional way of life of the Goral people.

Meals included: Breakfast 
Hotel – Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

Today you’ll drive into the heart of the appropriately named Slovak Paradise National Park. It is home to gorges, canyons and caves, which in turn host cascading waterfalls and flowing rivers. There’ll be time to take a little walk amidst nature, before continuing to the Muránska Planina Mountains. Only foresters and horse breeders live here, and you’ll enjoy lunch on a traditional sheep farm. 

You’ll overnight in the mining town of Banska Stiavnica, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre nestled in the Stiavnicke Hills.

Meals included: Breakfast 
Hotel – Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia

After breakfast transfer to Bratislava. Your adventure comes to an end today.   

Meals included: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Sun 01 Sep 19 - Sun 08 Sep 19 Not available 1199 € -
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Holiday information

Seven nights in a three-star hotel on twin-share basis
Seven breakfasts
All activities as per itinerary
All transfers to/from activities as per itinerary
English-speaking local tour leader from start to finish

International flights
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Travel insurance
Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary

Single room supplement: 90 EUR

During this trip you’ll stay in comfortable three-star hotels. 

For an extra charge we offer the option to book a single room throughout the trip. Additional hotel nights before and after the tour are also available.

Bratislava: Hotel Devin (or similar)
Mala Fatra NP: Hotel Boboty (or similar) 
Tatranska Lomnica: Hotel Titris (or similar)
Banska Stiavnica: Hotel Salamander (or similar)

Hot and cold buffet breakfast.

English-speaking local tour leader from start to finish.

Min four, max 16. 

Please contact us if you’d like to arrange a private group for just you and your friends.

Bratislava

Banska Stiavnica

You can reach your Bratislava hotel by public transport or book your private airport transfers directly with us. Our fast, reliable and affordable private transfers are the best way to reach your starting hotel quickly and comfortably. 

If you prefer travelling by public transport let us know which airport you are flying into and we will find the best option for you.

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

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Have a look at our detailed trip notes or please 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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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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