3 Night The Best Of Slovakia
3 Night The Best Of Slovakia Ref: 3BTBS
Private Car Transfer from Bratislava Airport / Station to Hotel.
2 nights Mercure Centrum Hotel 4* or similar, Bratislava
1 x Double/Twin Standard Room
Start Time: 09:00am
Duration: 2 Days
Oravský hrad Castle (Orava Castle)
After pick up, we drive for about 2 ½ hours, passing two large Castles in western Slovakia, Trenčin and Beckov. Enjoy a stop to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia, Oravský hrad Castle, where one of the first ever vampire movies was filmed, “Nosferatu” in 1922.
The Castle, is built on a rock above the River Orava in Oravský Podzámok Village like an “Eagles Nest”, it is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Slovakia. It was built in the place of an older wooden hill fort after the Tartar invasion in 1241. Through the following centuries, this small fortress transformed into an extensive castle structure with 154 rooms. Since 1556, the castle was administered by Thurzo Family who initiated the greatest rebuilding actions in its history. The castle then acquired its final form in 1611.
Tatras National Park
This is the oldest National Park in Slovakia and was named as the best place to visit in Europe in 2019. Here we will take an easy hike around a mountain lake.
Tonight enjoy Dinner and overnight at a 4* hotel in a mountain village in Tatras National Park.
After breakfast, this morning we visit Spis Castle, one of the largest mediaeval castles in central Europe. The oldest writing about the castle dates back to 1120. The castle is on the UNSCO Historical Heritage List.
Levoca was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 2009 for its well preserved original medieval core, dating back to the period between the 13th and 16th Centuries, including the town fortifications and the Church of the St. James. The Church boasts ten Gothic Altars, the main altar being the real magnet for visitors. With a height of almost 19 metres, it is a masterpiece of Master Paul, dating back to the 16th Century. Next, we head through the Low Tatras National Park on our way to Banská Štiavnica Town.
A two hour journey takes us to the town of Banská Štiavnica, the next UNESCO Heritage Site we visit. The town was registered as a UNESCO Heritage Site in December 1993. Until 1919, the town was also the site of the first technology oriented university in the world. The first mining university was established here. Banská Štiavnica has since become a centre for science and technology development in Europe. This town is one of the most beautiful and historically interesting towns in Slovakia, attracting artists and romantics with its old mining roads, stylish cafés and many restaurants. Take in a tour of this picturesque town, then enjoy a short break and lunch on your own. After the tour, we start heading back towards Bratislava, passing one of the oldest castles in Slovakia, Nitra Castle.
Our expected arrival time back in Bratislava is 18:00pm.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Bratislava Airport / Station.
Sightseeing Tour of Bratislava
From: AUD $55.00 per person
Start Time: 10:00am or 14:00pm
Duration: 2 Hrs
Visit the most popular sites in historic Old Town Bratislava on this stress free walking tour. Lead by a local guide, learn the history of the area and pick up some Slovak words as you wander through Old Town. Make stops at Old Town Hall, Primate's Palace, medieval fortifications, art galleries and more.
Panoramic Tour of Bratislava by Prešporáčik Sightseeing Vehicle
From: AUD $40.00 per person
Start Time: 11:00am / 13:00pm or 15:00pm
Duration: 1 Hr 35 Mins
Board an open-sided vehicle for a tour of Bratislava that goes from the beautiful Blue Church to the Slavin Memorial and Bratislava Castle. It’s a great way to get your bearings in the winding streets of the Bratislava Old Town, with stops to explore the Slavin Memorial and Bratislava Castle on foot. Included on the tour is an audio guide, which gives you the background on the places you will pass along the way.
Prices From: AUD $1,035.00 per person (Based on Twin/Double Share)
* Local City Tax not included. Prices and availability subject to seasonality.