From Vienna: The Best of Slovakia in two days
Discover the best of Slovakia on a 2-day private tour that covers a number of the country’s historic sights. Visit the UNESCO-listed sites of Banska Stiavnica, Spis Castle and Levoča, explore four national parks including the Low and High Tatras parks, learn about the rich history of this European nation, and more.
Your package includes overnight accommodation in 4* hotel, one breakfast, one dinner, a private guide, and private transportation.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1x Breakfast
- 1x Dinner
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- All Fees and Taxes
- Parking fees
- Hotel/apartment or airport pickup and drop-off
- Castles entrance fees
- Bottled water
- 4* hotel accommodation
- Entry/Admission - Orava Castle
- Entry/Admission - Strbske Pleso Lake
- Entry/Admission - Spis Castle
What's excluded :
- Drinks or Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Day 1: Vienna - Bratislava - Orava castle - High Tatras
Stop At: Orava Castle, Oravsky Podzamok 1, Oravsky Podzamok 02741 Slovakia
We’ll 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: Strbske Pleso Lake, Strbske Pleso Slovakia
High Tatras is the oldest and famous national park in Slovakia. This national park 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: 10 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel with half board
Day 2: High Tatras - Spis castle and Levoča UNESCO heritage sites - Banska Stiavnica - Vienna
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.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Levoca, Levoca, Presov Region
Next 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 Štiavnica, a UNESCO Heritage site, famous and most visited former medieval mining town in Slovakia.
The town was registered as a UNESCO heritage site in December 1993. Until 1919, town was also the site of the first technology-oriented university in the world. First mining university was established here.
Banská Štiavnica became a center 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.
We’ll take in a tour of this picturesque town, then have a short break. After the tour, we’ll start heading back towards Bratislava and Vienna, passing one the oldest castles in Slovakia, Nitra castle.
Expected arrival back in Vienna: 7 pm
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We'll pick you up at the hotel or at your apartment in Vienna or at the Vienna airportAirports
- Vienna Intl Airport, Wien-Flughafen, Schwechat Austria
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Orava castle is opened for the visitors also in the winter season. Because of the difficulty of it’s terrain, and in the case of unfavorable weather conditions, we recomend to the visitors wearing good and fitted shoes for tough terrains (not recomended – summer sneakers for example.)
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.