Bratislava, Slovakia Tatras Mountains - Slovakia

Essential Slovakia

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

Slovakia is a beautiful, less visited gem than Austria and the Czech Republic. A small country that can be combined (ideally on one of our self-drive itineraries) with both of these countries. Bratislava, the Tatra Mountains and fairy-tale castles that are UNESCO world heritage sites make it worth dedicating a week to Slovakia’s cultural and natural beauties.

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$3,775 per person, based on two guests traveling together. Please contact Exeter International for specific pricing and availability. 

Day 1
Arrival | Arrival Bratislava, Slovakia

Midday arrival into Bratislava or Vienna, where you will be met by your private car, driver and guide for your transfer to the deluxe hotel in the center of the city and in the heart of the historic district. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

Exeter Services:
 Arrival Transfer

Hotel: Roset

Day 2
Bratislava | Bratislava Bratislava Square, Slovakia

This morning, your guide will meet you for a tour of Bratislava. First you will enjoy a walk along the banks of the Danube where you will see the famous Old and New Bridges as well as fragments of the old city walls. You may step briefly inside St. Martin’s Cathedral, the site of the coronation of the Austrian emperors. You will then meet your driver and continue past the Presidential Palace and the Squares of Peace and Freedom, until you reach the Bratislava castle, with its fantastic views over the city. Later this morning you will be taken back down the hill and continue foot through the Old Town district and the former palace of the Archbishop of Esztergom – renowned for its beautiful tapestries.

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

Exeter Services:
 Guide (4 Hours); Vehicle & Driver (2 Hours)

Hotel: Roset

Day 3
Častá & Pezinok | Častá & Pezinok Wine

Today you will depart with your driver and guide for a day trip to the Little Carpathians. You will visit the Red Stone Castle in the countryside and will then explore some of the best winemaking in the country.

As your driver takes you through the valleys of the Little Carpathians you will see the banks dotted with picturesque little villages. You will visit two villages – Pezinok and Modra that have a long tradition of wine making and ceramic production. You will be invited to an old vintner’s house to learn about the history of local viticulture and Modra Majolika manufacture where you will observe how the handmade ceramic is made.

If time allows, you may wish to continue to see the impressive Cerveny Kamen castle whose history goes back to the 13th century when a gothic fortress was built here. From the 16th century Cerveny Kamen belonged to one of the wealthiest families in the region, the Palffys, who extended the existing renaissance castle and built an impressive baroque chateau. You may tour the interior of the Castle, the living quarters with historic furniture and the original castle pharmacy.

In the evening, you will return to Bratislava.

Exeter Services:Vehicle, Driver & Guide (8 Hours)

Hotel: Roset

Day 4
Bratislava - High Tatras | Bratislava - High Tatras

Meet your private transfer driver in the hotel lobby for your scenic drive to the High Tatras Mountains to the Kempinski hotel approximate 3 hours and 30 minutes away.

The National Park of High Tatra is a beautiful preserve that makes for a perfect destination for active travelers. Many of the tourist resorts are inter-connected by light rail and the mountains offer a wide array of hiking paths of various level of difficulty.

After you check-in to your hotel, enjoy the amenities and the rest of the day at your leisure.

Exeter Services:Private Transfer to High Tatras

Hotel: Kempinski High Tatras

Day 5
High Tatras | High Tatras Tatras Mountains - Slovakia

Meet your driver and guide today this morning for your drive to Spis.

Visit the medieval Spiš settlements that are part of the UNESCO world heritage. First you will stop in Kežmarok where you can see a beautifully preserved wooden protestant church that boasts an impressive altar. Continue to Levoča that used to be the capital of this region. Here you may visit the beautiful gothic Town Hall and stroll around the charming square with beautiful Renaissance and Baroque houses. You may also enter the unique St. James Church to admire its impressive 18-piece altar.

Last stop will be the Spiš Castle, an impressive fortified complex that dates back to the 11th century.

Exeter Services:Vehicle, Driver & Guide (5 Hours)

Hotel: Kempinski High Tatras

Day 6
High Tatras | High Tatras Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, Slovakia

Enjoy your day at leisure in the High Tatras Mountains at your hotel.

Exeter Services:No Services

Hotel: Kempinski High Tatras

Day 7
Departure | Departure Tatras Mountains - Slovakia

Meet your driver for your transfer to Vienna to meet your departing flight.

Exeter Services:Departure Transfer

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