Explore our “little big country” in depth and visit the most interesting places and sights independently during our 8 days long self-drive tour in Slovakia. We combined the most amusing and interesting places and sights which Slovakia offers.
During the tour you are NOT going to miss the Old town of the capital city – Bratislava, several Slovak UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the biggest castle of Slovakia – Spiš castle, the medieval towns Levoča and Banska Štiavnica or well preserved traditional village – Vlkolínec as well as one of the most beautiful and romantic of Slovakia´s castles – Bojnice castle.
- Explore the historic town of Banska Stiavnica (UNESCO)
- Visit picturesque town of Levoca
- Walk through one of the most beautiful castles of Slovakia – Bojnice castle
- Raft on traditional wooden rafts
- Walk around famous Lake Strbske and enjoy stunning views at Tatra mountains
- Discover the biggest cave of Slovakia – Demanovska Cave of Liberty
HOW DOES IT WORK
Starting point and ending point is in Bratislava, so you should make your own way to our capital city. We will book the accommodation, rent a car and give you the guide book with the itinerary to follow. In the guide book you will find day to day agenda with our proposed program. Google Maps links will lead you to each destination on the way and will take you to interesting sights along the way. We also recommend restaurants to eat and coffee places to take a rest. The best thing is your saved time – just a bit of planning on your side and the independence during your self-drive holidays.
What is included in this tour?
- Accommodation in 4* hotels for 7 nights (3* hotels only if necessary)
- Daily breakfast
- Detailed guide book with itinerary, recommendations of restaurants, cafes, local tips, etc
- Rental car - Economy class - Skoda Fabia or similar
- Free use of GPS & Two authorized drivers of the rental car
- Rental car hotel pick up and drop off
- Assistance with your holidays
- Lunches and Dinners
- Entry fees into castles, museums, etc (approx. 70-90 EUR/person)
- Parking fees, fuel cost
- 100% rental car insurance cover (not available in Slovakia)
- Travel Insurance and travel cost to Slovakia
ARRIVAL IN BRATISLAVA
Today you are arriving to the capital city of Slovakia – Bratislava and you are spending the night here. Depending on your itinerary and arrival, you may have enough time to explore the city and visit and see some of the most interesting places. Even if you have only an hour of day light left, we recommend you to walk through charming streets of the Old town and enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants we recommend.
- No driving
You will spend your day and night in Central Slovakia. Central Slovakia, with its extensive forests is the least densely populated region of the country. It is home to the Low Tatras and Muránska planina national parks. The rich mining industry tradition, which generated considerable wealth in a number of towns, is still visible through architecture built from those profits. The most notable mining cities are Banská Bystrica, Kremnica and Banská Štiavnica, perhaps the most celebrated town in central Slovakia. The wooden church Hronsek, a UNESCO sight, is also in Central Slovakia and is among the biggest attractions in the region.
- Distance to drive: 240 km
- Driving time: 3:00 hrs
ON THE WAY TO TATRAS
Today you will be travelling further North to visit a small charming village in the hills – Vlkolinec, one of the best preserved castles of Slovakia – Orava castle, one of the biggest wooden churches in Central Europe (which is not located in its´ original place anymore) – Svaty kriz and there are also couple of more options for you, if you don´t like some of the suggested places.You can for example stop in Donovaly to take a chair lift into the mountains and hike for a bit. Or later during the day you can visit one of the most beautiful and popular caves in Slovakia – Cave of Liberty. This could be a good option on a very hot day, because it´s chili in the cave, or on a rainy day to hide from rain.
- Distance to drive: 207 km
- Driving time: 3:00 hrs
UNESCO SPIŠ REGION
Spiš region is a unique area in Slovakia. The majority of all UNESCO World Heritage sites is situated in this region and you will spend your whole day there today. Visiting places like the Spiš castle, Levoča, Kežmarok is a must.And because it will be a long day with lot of walking, we also suggest you to visit local thermal pools in Vrbov in the evening on the way back to hotel. The geothermal water with full of mineral has many beneficial effects for your body, so you shouldn´t miss this place.
- Distance to drive: 120 km
- Driving time: 2:45 hrs
There are 3 major sites and activities for you to visit. River rafting in Pieniny National Park, visit of Stara Lubovna castle and visit of the town of Bardejov (UNESCO). There is enough time to enjoy 2 out of 3 of these sites or activities or all of them quickly. If you are not interested in rafting, then we recommend you to focus on the castle and Bardejov. On the other hand, if you don´t want to see another castle, skip it and take more time to visit Bardejov. Most importantly – enjoy your day!
- Distance to drive: 275 km
- Driving time: 4:00 hrs
HIGH TATRAS MOUNTAINS
Today you are going to stay just in the High Tatra mountains and we are giving you couple of different options to do here. You can go for a 10km long hike; get to mountains easier and take a cable car; visit a cave. Just choose what is the most interesting for you.
- Distance to drive: 50 km
- Driving time: 1:00 hrs
WAY BACK TO BRATISLAVA
The time to move back to the south has come. Fortunately the drive is not going to be boring, because we are suggesting you 2 very interesting places on the way back to Bratislava. The first stop is the village of Čičmany (Chichmoney) with its´ original decorated houses. The second stop is one of the most romantic castles of Slovakia – Bojnice castle. These 2 stops split the long journey from Tatras to Bratislava into 2 shorter parts. We hope you will enjoy the day.
- Distance to drive: 400 km
- Driving time: 5:15 hrs
It´s time to depart from Slovakia. If you need any kind of assistance, let us know.We hope you enjoyed your Vacation in Slovakia with SLOVAKATION and we wish you safe journey back home.
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