SL1 The Serenity of Slovakia TOURSEARCH TOUR
Bratislava, including the historic Old Town; Beautiful Pieniny National Park; High Tatras town of Trencin; Glacial lakes and Alpine charm
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sat 23 Apr 2016||Thu 28 Apr 2016||$1650|
|Sat 09 Jul 2016||Thu 14 Jul 2016||$1650|
|Sat 10 Sep 2016||Thu 15 Sep 2016||$1650|
Optional Single Supplement: $320 (number of singles limited).
Arriving in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, we will quickly see that this city has no shortage of beauty and will realize that our time will be best spent exploring as much as we can; must-see sites include the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin and the ancient walls that surround the city. We explore the immaculate glacier peaks of the Tatra Mountains, glorious natural phenomena that can be appreciated to an even greater extent by traveling along their winding trails. Pieniny National Park and the Demanova Valley number among Central Europe's most scenic and alluring pieces of land. On our return, we will feel the urge to regale friends and loved ones about our experiences in the Cave of Freedom in the Tatras and the chairlift ride that took us to the top of Mount Chopok.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Hotel Ibis Bratislava
The Ibis Bratislava hotel is ideally located in the city centre and easily accessible by public transport. For lovers of ... and history, the centre of the old city and Bratislava castle can be reached on foot in a few minutes. Built recently, the hotel has 120 queen beds, and a bar with snacks open 24/24.
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Breakfast and dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring, summer and fall the most popular of which is are spring and fall when temperatures are relatively mild and crowds thinner. Showers quite possible in spring and fall, somewhat less so in summer though can occur any time. Summers can be humid though long daylight hours maximize exploration.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have a couple of full bus days there are plenty of stops of interest. Though we do not rate this tour "strenuous", it is a busy programme with numerous city / town walking tours featuring uneven surfaces, inclines and / or stairs. You must be able to spend several hours on your feet per day, walking at a leisurely pace. There may not be porters available in all locations. We also make use of public transit in some cities in order to maximize sightseeing where vehicles are impractical (most people quite enjoy this insight into daily life).
Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels (3 star) throughout. Many are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though most have shower only. Porter service is sometimes available; you MUST be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, driver, local step-on guides in various locales.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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