This self-drive independent tour will take you around Slovakia in just 5 days to see the very best of Slovakia. You will spend the time in the west and central part of the country, where you will visit the capital town – Bratislava, UNESCO sites like – medieval town of Banska Stiavnica or the village of Vlkolinec, representing traditional mountainous style of living. You will explore medieval castles – Bojnice castle and Orava castle. Your third night will be spent in a tiny village under the majestic peaks of the Tatra mountains.
- Discover the narrow streets of the Old Town in Bratilsava
- Explore the historic town of Banska Stiavnica (UNESCO)
- Walk through one of the most beautiful castles of Slovakia – Bojnice castle
- Take a photo in the tower of Orava castle
- Admire ornaments painted on wooden houses in Cicmany village
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?
- 4x accommodation - choose your desired standard when booking
- Daily breakfast
- Detailed guide book with itinerary, recommendations of restaurants, cafes, local tips, etc
- Rental car - choose your class when booking
- 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. 60-80 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 chilli in the cave, or on a rainy day to hide from rain.
- Distance to drive: 207 km
- Driving time: 3:00 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.
- No driving
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