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Discover Slovakia Family Holiday

Discover Slovakia Family Holiday

Family Activity Holiday in Slovakia

A multi activity family holiday in Slovakia. Discover Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, High Tatras the highest mountains of the entire Carpathian arch, explore mountain villages and medieval castles, experience rafting and cycling through Dunajec gorge and more.

- Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia
- High Tatras, the Carpathian Mountains
- Cycling, Rafting, Walking, Castles

Trip code: FDS

7 days in country: Slovakia

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Price: / 7 days, €1077 - €1142
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The story of this trip

We are introducing one of the very best family adventure holidays in stunning mountainous Slovakia, one of the top European countries best suited to active family holidays. This comes as no surprise, as during this family holiday you will have the opportunity to hike through beautiful mountain scenery with peaks reaching up to 2,654 metres, raft on the River Dunajec, cycle along its banks, visit the Orava ‘Dracula’ castle, number of UNESCO sites, and have great fun in one of the greatest aqua parks in Europe, nestled in beautiful mountain setting of the Carpathians. Bratislava, the charming capital of Slovakia, will reveal its beauty and this activity packed family holiday also gives you the opportunity to experience a relaxing cruise on the Danube to one of the icons of Slovakia – the Devin castle – from where you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views over neighbouring countries Austria and the Czech Republic.  

Itinerary in brief  

DAY 1: Bratislava
Fly to Bratislava or Vienna, then transfer to your hotel in Bratislava. Check in and explore the historical old town of this charming coronation city located on the banks of the Danube river.    

DAY 2: Train to High Tatras – the Carpathian Mountains
This morning you’ll leave Bratislava behind you and take the fast train to the High Tatras. In the afternoon, hike to the cascade waterfalls of Studeny Potok.

DAY 3: Rafting and cycling in Pieniny National Park
Enjoy rafting on the River Dunajec through the 18 km-long canyon, the natural border dividing Slovakia and Poland. After lunch, cycle back to your bus following the banks of the river.

DAY 4: Free day
This day is free to choose from some of the many optional activities that we offer.

DAY 5: Aqua Park Tatralandia
Leaving Smokovec behind, you transfer to the western part of the Tatra mountains to visit Aqua Park Tatralandia, one of the greatest park of its kind in Central-Eastern Europe.  

DAY 6: Orava village, Orava castle and Vlkolinec   
Visit the unique outdoor museum of Orava village, explore one of the greatest castles in Slovakia – the Orava castle, where the first Dracula film Nosferatu was made in 1922 and visit the unique village of Vlkolinec UNESCO.   

DAY 7: Train to Bratislava
In the morning take the train to Bratislava. Here your tour ends. Alternatively make this an 8 day tour and book an extra night either in Bratislava or the neighbouring Vienna.

 

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: DAY 1: Bratislava
After landing either in Bratislava or Vienna you will need to make your way to your hotel located in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. After checking into your hotel and meeting your guide, you’ll explore the old town of this pulsing city that was once home to the Austrian-Hungary monarchy. You can walk through its narrow streets and see the many historic sites along the Danube embankment full of cafes and nightlife. For a romantic experience, you can walk up the hill to Bratislava castle. From its courtyard at night, there is a beautiful view over the old town and the River Danube.   

Overnight in: Bratislava
Meals included: none

DAY 2: Train to High Tatras – the Carpathian Mountains
Taking a short ten minute transfer to the main train station in Bratislava, you board the fast train to the High Tatra mountains. During the three hour journey, you can sit back and admire the beauty of the Slovakia countryside. Getting off the train in Poprad-Tatry, you will transfer by private bus directly to your hotel. There will be some free time before taking your first hike in the mountains to the cascade waterfalls of Studeny Potok.      

Overnight in: Smokovec
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3: Bike and Raft in Pieniny Mountains
Located in The Pieniny national park, The Dunajec Gorge is a stunning stretch of the Dunajec river located between Poland and Slovakia. The gorge is up to 23km long, making it one of the longest gorges in Europe. The limestone mountains are typical for this area and stretch up to 500m above the river. One of the most famous summits in the gorge is the Tri Koruny (The Three Crowns) offering stunning panoramic views over the Pieniny, Beskids and the Tatra Mountains.

One of the main attractions here is rafting on the Dunajec river, during which we will admire the stunning nature of the Pieniny national park. Undoubtedly the Dunajec Gorge is one of Europe´s most spectacular gorges. We then enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant before hiring bikes and pedalling back to Cerveny Klastor (Red Monastery).

This Carthusian monastery dates back to the 14th century. Located in the wonderful natural environment of Pieniny national park under the majestic peak of Tri Koruny (Three Crowns), this is one of the most fascinating sights in Slovakia. The gothic church of St. Anton is at the heart of the monastery. One of its' most well-known dwellers is monk Cyprian, who lived there between 1756 and 1775.

At that time, Cyprian was a well-educated man specialising in the fields of medicine, botany, pharmacy and alchemy, but also in mechanics and cosmology. He lived in several monasteries and very likely also in Italy, where he gained most of his botanical and herbal knowledge. According to legend, Cyprian established one of the oldest pharmacies in Central Europe here and constructed one of the first rogallo wings. Any visitor will be overwhelmed by the spiritual atmosphere of this monastery.

We then continue to the small town of Stara Lubona where we find a medieval castle founded in the 12th century by the Austrian King Ondrej III. Here we can also admire the beauty of the outdoor museum, together creating an atmosphere of a medieval village and times 100´s of years past.  In the evening we return back to our hotel.

Overnight in: Smokovec
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4: Free day
This day is free to choose from some of the many optional activities that we offer. You might want to go back to the mountains for more hiking, hire a bike and explore your surroundings by following some of the cycle paths, or trace the wildlife and take photos of Tatra chamois jumping high up on rocky peaks, playful marmots or perhaps some of the six species of eagle. There is also the opportunity to visit the Dobsinska Ice Cave, Spissky Castle is the biggest medieval castle in Eastern Europe or the medieval town of Levoca, three UNESCO site in this splendid region. Your guide will be there to assist.

Overnight in: Smokovec
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5: Aqua Park Tatralandia  
Leaving Smokovec, you transfer to the western part of the Tatra mountains to visit Aqua Park Tatralandia, the largest year-round water fun park in Slovakia. It is situated in the Liptov region, surrounded by the very highest mountains in Slovakia – High and Low Tatras, Velka Fatra (Great Fatra) and Choc Mountains. Children and adults alike can enjoy themselves in fourteen pools of sea, thermal or pure water. You won’t be bored for even a minute, thanks to 28 tubes and slides and the many other park attractions, such as an all day long program run by the biggest animation team in Slovakia. In case of rain, you can gather under the translucent roof of the year-round Tropical Paradise, where the water and air temperature does not drop below 30°C. In the early evening, you transfer to your hotel in the small town of Liptovsky Mikulas located at the foot hills of the Low Tatras, your home for the next two nights.

Overnight in: Liptovsky Mikulas  
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: Orava village, Orava castle and Vlkolinec    
Today you´ll take a circular day trip across the Orava region. The first stop will be the outdoor museum of Orava village. You can walk around its traditional wooden houses, fourteenth-century wooden church, school, farm houses and much more. After having lunch in one of the traditional restaurants, you will then transfer to Orava Castle, the place where the first Dracula film was made in 1922. The scenery is beautiful – flat, with tranquil waters leading to a towering cliff-top castle. Disembarking, you will walk up through the village of Orava, to reach its castle some 100 metres above. Dating back to the thirteenth century, Orava Castle has been home to a succession of royalty and rich landowners. Due to the castle’s spectacular location and its impressive fortification, this castle was never recharged!   

Overnight in: Liptovsky Mikulas   
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7: Train to Bratislava    
After breakfast take a fast train back to Bratislava. Here your tour ends.

OPTIONAL
Alternatively book an extra night in Bratislava and enjoy a popular cruise on the River Danube to one of Slovakia’s most iconic sites, the Devin castle, for its stunning panoramic views over Austria and the Czech Republic. Dating back to the ninth century, the Devin castle is now considered to be a Slovak cultural monument and symbol of glorious Slavic history. The castle looms on a cliff above the Danube and the Moravia rivers, with an altitude of 212 metres. During the historical period of Great Moravia, the castle was used as a frontier fortress and in 1809 it was blown up by the armies of Napoleon. At present the castle is visited every year by thousands of tourists from around the globe. This is the perfect way to say goodbye to Slovakia, the undiscovered gem of Central Europe.

 

Availability

Departures available to individual passengers, private groups and tour operators.
It is possible to book any date between May and September, however we have listed below some recommended dates.
 

Dates 2016 (guided groups without flights)

Start

End

Trip status

Adult

Child

Sat 23 July

Fri 29 July

Guaranteed

1142 EUR

1077 EUR

Sat 6 Aug

Fri 12 Aug

Guaranteed

1142 EUR

1077 EUR

Sat 20 Aug

Fri 26 Aug

Guaranteed

1142 EUR

1077 EUR

 

What is included

- 6 nights accommodation in 3*hotel/ guest house
- 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
- All activities as per itinerary
- All transfers to / from activities as per itinerary
- Train to Tatras (return)
- Guide services

What is not included

- Flights
- Airport transfers on days 1 and 8.

Trip status explanation

Available: Book your place today.

Guaranteed to run: Holiday is guaranteed to run and we recommend to go ahead to book flights.

Limited Space: Holiday is guaranteed to run with only few more spaces left.

Closed: Holiday is fully booked or unavailable.
 

WANT DIFFERENT ITINERARY OR PRIVATE DEPARTURE?

If you want to change this itinerary or need a private departure for your group
Please feel free to contact our (SK) office.
Contact us on +421 (0)908 021 469
info(at)aygoadventuretravel.com

We can tailor most of our tours based on your needs, budget and preferred activities. Give us a go!

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Practical Information

Start
Bratislava, Slovakia

End
Bratislava, Slovakia

Flights
We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flight to Bratislava or Vienna.

Airport transfers
If you require a private transfer from the airport to your hotel do not hesitate to request this at the time of your booking. Discounted private transfers are available to all passengers booking AYGO holidays.

Activity level
Easy to Moderate

Group size
Guided departure: Min 3, Max 16

Age
Min 6.

Land only
Land Only includes everything except international flights.

Accommodation  
All of our tours are based and operated on a twin/double-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation such as friends, family
members, or work colleagues. On this tour we are able to offer customers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room for each night of the tour.

Hotel Plan    
Day 1: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 2: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 3: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 4: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 5: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 6: Hotel/Guest House 3*
Day 7: Hotel/Guest House 3*

Group leader
This trip will be led by a professional English speaking guide.  

Local currency  
Slovakia: Euro

Budgeting for your tour
The below excursions or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants and the type of establishment.

Cost of local service/activities: -

Travel insurance
It is a condition of joining any of our tours that you must have valid travel insurance and it is your responsibility to obtain a policy that covers all activities included in your chosen holiday, as well as medical expenses and emergency repatriation in the event of illness or injury.

Visa Requirements
An entry visa is not required by citizens of EU, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ. Citizens from any other country should confirm all visa-related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.  

Private groups
We are able to arrange private departures for the vast majority of our small group tours. Private departures are available to individual clients who do not wish to mix with others. Private departures follow the same itinerary on a date that suits you best and there are no minimum numbers in order to run your holiday. If you are interested in booking a private departure please do not hesitate to contact us.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

If you have any questions regarding this holiday
Please feel free to contact our (SK) office.
Contact us on +421 (0)908 021 469
info(at)aygoadventuretravel.com

 

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