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Highlights of Slovakia in 3 days

Highlights of Slovakia in 3 days
Highlights of Slovakia in 3 days

Traveling across Slovakia, we’ll show you the most interesting places we can fit into three days. On our tour, we’ll see several castles, go through four national parks, sample Slovak cuisine and enjoy breathtaking views!

On this trip you will see:

7 castles

4 UNESCO heritage sites

4 national parks

try traditional Slovak cuisine

breathtaking views and areas of outstanding natural beauty

a lot of the country and its diversity in just three days.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Vienna or from Bratislava. Visit Čičmany unique village and Orava castle.

Stop At: Cicmany, Cicmany, Zilina Region
The unique and characteristic element of log houses in Čičmany are their exteriors ornamented in geometrical pattern. The authors of ornaments, as rule, were women who originally adorned only the corners of houses first with mud and later with lime.
The painting was intended to protect the logs against the effect of sunrays. Geometrical ornamentation was also used in embroidery applied to garments, pictures or tablecloths. The Reserve counts 136 houses.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Orava Castle, 02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok Slovakia
We’ll drive about two hours, passing two large castles in western Slovakia: Trenčin and Beckov. We'll stop to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia: Oravský hrad, where one of the first ever vampire movies was filmed – Nosferatu (1922).
The castle, built on a rock above the river Orava in Oravský Podzámok village like an “eagle nest”, is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Slovakia, but not only.
It was built in the place of an older wooden hillfort after the Tartar invasion in 1241. Through the following centuries, this small fortress transformed into an extensive castle structure with 154 rooms.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Strba 75, Tatranska Lomnica 059 41 Slovakia
This oldest national park in Slovakia has been named as the best place to visit in Europe in 2019. We'll take an easy hike around a mountain lake.
Overnight in a hotel with breakfast in High Tatras National Park.

Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4* hotel with breakfast

Day 2: UNESCO heritage: Spiš castle, Bardejov town and wooden churches

Stop At: Spis Castle, Namestie Majstra Pavla c.40, Zehra 053 04 Slovakia
In the morning we’ll visit Spis Castle, one of the largest mediaeval castles in central Europe. This castle is the largest in Slovakia and belongs also to the largest castles in Europe. The oldest writing about the castle is dated on 1120. The castle is listed in the historical heritage of UNESCO.
Unfortunately from November till March the castle is closed because of weather conditions.
We'll drive around and you'll see this castle from outside. But we'll visit another medieval town next to the castle, Levoca, also UNESCO heritage site.

You have two options here:

We can visit Spis castle and then visit next UNESCO heritage listed town Bardejov or from the Spis castle we can go back to High Tatras Mountains and spend there a rest of the day.

We can take a cable way on a peak or we can take a some easy hike to waterfalls.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Bardejov Spa, Bardejovske Kupele 086 31 Slovakia
If you decided for next medieval town we'll drive about an hour to visit medieval town Bardejov, registered on the World UNESCO Heritage list. One of the most interesting buildings is the town hall, built in 1505 and the gothic church. The Bardejov spa has played host to a number of dignitaries, including Marie Louise (the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte), Tsar Alexander I. of Russia and Empress Elisabeth, Sisi, of Austria-Hungary.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Strba 75, Tatranska Lomnica 059 41 Slovakia
High Tatras National Park is the oldest NP in Slovakia. This national park has more than 600 km of marked trails. The Lonely Planet ranked High Tatras as Best destination in Europe in 2019.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4* hotel with breakfast

Day 3: High Tatras National Park - Vlkolinec mountain hamlet - Banska Stiavnica Unesco heritage

Stop At: Vlkolinec Village, Ruzomberok 034 01 Slovakia
Vlkolinec is a typical Central European mountain hamlet with log houses. It consists of the best-preserved example of an authentic mountain hamlet in Central Europe.
Wooden houses and wooden belfry, dating back to 1770, while the other one is a wooden well, dating back to 1860.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Banska Stiavnica, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica Region
An hour journey through Low Tatras National Park takes us to the town of Banská ˆtiavnica, a UNESCO Heritage site. We’ll take in a tour of this picturesque town, then have a short break and lunch.
Late afternoon we'll drive to Bratislava/Vienna.
Expected arrival back in Bratislava: 6 pm
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:3 days
Commences in:Bratislava, Slovakia
Country:Slovakia
City:Bratislava Region

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