2. From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina
Start by taking the 07:55 AM train from Bratislava main train station to Zilina. Alternatively, you can be picked up from your address in Bratislava. On the route, learn of the history of Slovakia and the Lesser Fatra region from your guide.
Arrive in Vratna Valley, ride a funicular up to Snilovske Peak (1524 m) and savor the magnificent views of the limestone and granite peaks, before descending down to Vratna Valley to the Vratna Mountain Pass.
Visit the famous Slovakian village, Terchova, made famous thanks to folk traditions and Terchova Music from 2013 now part of UNESCO World Heritage. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Parish Church of St. Cyril and Method and discover a wooden creche at the Church.
Explore the city center of Zilina, the capital of North-West Slovakia. Discover Old Town, Passing along the Church of Holy Trinity and the Burian Tower.
Continue to the uniquely squared Marianske Square, visit the Catholic House and Bank Palace Zilina. Stop at Rosenfeld Palace, a copy of Belvedere Palace in Vienna, before seeing the oldest building of Zilina – the church of St. Stephan from the 11th century.
Transfer to Zilina train station and back to Bratislava. Meet your driver at Bratislava's main train station and travel back to your address in Bratislava.