Travelling across Slovakia, well show you the most interesting places we can fit into two days.
On our tour, well see several castles, go through four national parks, go on a leisurely hike, sample Slovak cuisine, and enjoy breathtaking views!
On this trip you will see:
• 4 castles
• 2 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 two days.
Day 1: Bratislava - Little Fatra National Park - Orava castle - High Tatras mountains
Pass By: Bratislava Old Town, Bratislava Slovakia
On the first morning, its vital that we leave no later than 9 oclock.
Stop At: Orava Castle, 02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok Slovakia
Well drive about two hours and half, 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.
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.
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 4* hotel in a mountain village in Tatras National Park.
Duration: 4 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel in High Tatras with breakfast
Day 2: High Tatras National Park - Spis castle - Levoca - Banska Stiavnica - Bratislava
Stop At: Spis Castle, Namestie Majstra Pavla c.40, Zehra 053 04 Slovakia
In the morning well 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.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Levoca, Levoca, Presov Region
Instead of the castle we'll visit another UNESCO heritage site, medieval town Levoca, located close to Spis castle.
Levoca town 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 thirteenth and sixteenth 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 sixteenth century.
Next, we head through the Low Tatras National Park on our way to Banska Stiavnica town.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Banska Stiavnica, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica Region
A two-hour journey takes us to the town of Banská tiavnica, next UNESCO Heritage site we'll visit. Well take in a tour of this picturesque town, then have a short break.
After the tour, well start heading back towards Bratislava, passing one the oldest castles in Slovakia, Nitra castle.
Expected arrival back in Bratislava: 6 pm
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Commences in:Bratislava, Slovakia
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