The National Park High Tatras (Vysoke Tatry) is situated in the north of Slovakia, shared partly with Poland. When we talk about the High Tatras we mean majestic peaks touching the sky, dark turquoise mountain lakes of glacier origin, waterfalls, unique plants, rare animals like chamois (mountain goat) or marmot, exceptionally clean air and environment great forhealing respiratory conditions.
Day 1 - Bratislava
Arrival in your hotel in Bratislava for two nights Bed and Breakfast Accommodation.
Day 2 - Bratislava
After breakfast we include a city tour of the Slovakian Capital in the company of an expert local Guide. We explore Bratislava’s charming old town centre, a wonderful mix of Gothic and Baroque, with well-preserved historic buildings. We view the Gothic Church of St Martin, the historical location for the Coronation of successive Hungarian Kings, during the time of Budapest’s occupation by Turkish Forces. The Jesuit Church, the Old Town Hall and the ancient Michael’s Gate, remaining from the mediaeval town walls. We then drive to the Castle Hill for magnificent views over Bratislava’s old town
The afternoon is free for you to get to know this fascinating city at your leisure
Day 3 - Banska – Stiavnica, Kremnica and Baska Bystrica
After breakfast, we travel to Banska-Stiavnica the town with a magical atmosphere due to its location in the centre of an extinct Volcano, surrounded by Silver and Gold Mines .The town’s history dates back to the 14th Century, controlled by Gold Smiths and Freemasons. Here for the first time in history, gunpowder was used for mining purposes. The old town centre adorned with Palaces and Churches is an UNESCO World Heritage Sight. We then continue on to Kremnica former location for the Royal Mint. We visit the Mint dating from 1329 and the Church of St Katherine located between the ancient defence walls of the Castle grounds. Our final stop is the lively town of Banska – Bystrica with its attractive pedestrian zone and the Clock tower offering splendid views of the colorful old town square
We return for the first of our four-night halfbord accommodation in our hotel, scenically situated in the High Tatras.
Day 4 - Tatra Mountains
After Breakfast, we take you on a scenic journey through the high Tatra Mountains. We travel to the popular health resort of Strbske Pleso, a popular resort since the 19th Century. We also visit the picturesque Tschirmer Glacial Lake, with a wonderful mountain backdrop. Finally, we travel on the Stary Smokovec the Slovakian Tatras most popular Ski and Hiking resort. We take the spectacular cable car to the Steinbachsee Lake for breathtaking views over the Tatra Mountain region.
Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight after an unforgettable day exploring the High Tatras.
Day 5 - Zipser Uplands
Today we visit the scenic Zipser mountain region, populated by German settlers since the 14th Century. Our first stop is historic Kermarok, renowned for its numerous merchant houses and the unique wooden Church, boasting a splendid interior. We then travel on to the historical jewel of Levoca, we see the well preserved mediaeval town walls, the renaissance Merchant houses and the Church of St Jakob, with its 18 metre high gothic altar, in fact the highest wooden altar in the World. We finish this fascinating tour with a visit to the Zipser Castle ruin, the largest ruined castle in Slovakia
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 6 - Pieniny National Park and River Rafting
We travel today close to the Slovakian-Polish border to explore the Pieniny National Park. We visit he Dunajec Canyon and continue on to the famous Red Monastery, formerly a home for the religious order of the Carthusians, located in peaceful, scenic surroundings. We finish the day with a gentle rafting ride on the Dunajec river to Lesnica were we enjoy an evening meal of regional specialities as we are serenaded by Gipsy Music
Return to your Hotel for overnight
Day 7 - Departure
Breakfast and departure