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From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

1. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

After pick-up at your Krakow hotel, you will be driven for 2 hours to the Bachledova Valley in Slovakia to walk the 1234-meter long Bachledka Treetop Trail. Situated up to 24 meters above the ground and with a 32-meter high observation tower, the trail is in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. View the Belianske Tatras and learn about the animals and plants that are unique to the area. Have lunch in Zakopane, then walk down Krupowki and enjoy the unique ambiance at the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Finish your day on a relaxing note and plunge into the hot springs in Chochołow Thermal Spa, before driving back to Krakow.

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Bratislava: Wine Tasting with Sommelier

2. Bratislava: Wine Tasting with Sommelier

The Slovakian National Collection of Wines is unique in Europe and is open all year round. Here you will find the top 100 Slovak wines. The wines are selected by experts, oenologists, sommeliers, and winemakers in the highest Slovak wine competition, the National Wine Salon of the Slovak Republic. Choose one wine tasting program, either basic 3 samples of wine, or 5 samples, or a complete wine tasting of 72 Slovakian wines in 100 minutes. At first glance, this may seem like a lot, but it's up to you how many samples you can taste. The program is designed so that you can taste wines from 6 Slovak wine-growing areas. Experience and taste the best of Slovak wine culture. Get comfortable in the stylish historic cellar of the Museum of Viticulture and Enology in the Apponny Palace. Tastings are managed by a professional sommelier, who talks about individual wines in terms of sensory properties and their interest.

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Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

3. Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip from Krakow to two of the region's stunning sights. Take in the panoramic views of the Pieniny National Park, before vising the resort town of Zakopane. Travel from your hotel in Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a distinctive folk village on the Slovakian border. Enjoy a scenic walk along its unique treetop path, and feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement. Next, explore the authentic town of Zakopane, nestled at the base of the Tatras Mountains. This beautiful town is Poland's most popular holiday resort. Visit Krupowki, the vibrant and bustling main street and shop for some charming souvenirs. Ride the funicular up the Gubalowka mountain, and take in the panoramic views.

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Bratislava by Sightseeing Bus

4. Bratislava by Sightseeing Bus

Combine Old Town and Castle tours to see the most of Bratislava while saving time. Ride the sightseeing bus with audio commentary past the old city's famous sights and stop to visit Bratislava castle. Start by driving through the Old Town gates to the Medieval castle. See the Slovak National Theatre and Reduta building which is home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. You'll also see many beautiful churches, the upside-down pyramid building of the Slovak Radio, and the Grassalkovich Presidential Palace with its beautiful garden. Then view the Slovak Parliament and the Town Walls. Enjoy a leisurely break for shopping and lunch in the historical center of Bratislava before continuing on the bus for a tour of the Old Town. In Bratislava's Old Town you'll see the Main Square with the Town Hall and Maximilian Fountain, the oldest in the city. Venturska Street is the center of the city's music scene and around it you'll see palaces, churches, St. Michael's Gate, and much more.

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Bratislava: 1-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

5. Bratislava: 1-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Begin your walking tour in Bratislava by meeting your guide at 12:00 PM in front of the main entrance of the Park Inn Danube Hotel. Listen to a short, basic introduction about Bratislava and Slovakia. The guide will shed light on the history of one of the youngest capital cities and states of Europe. Hear about the ancient history of Slovakia, when the old Slavs, the predecessor of modern Slovaks, inhabited Slovakia and created the Great Moravia Empire.  Your guide will share legends from the time when Bratislava was the capital city of the Hungarian Kingdom and Hungarian kings and queens were crowned there. The story continues to the time of Czechoslovakia. Hear about the dark times during Slovak communism and also about the hope which brought upon the Velvet Revolution, eventually leading to Slovakia's 2004 membership in the European Union.  Discover the Opera House and the House of Reduta as you continue to the Main Square, passing by Old Town Hall. On Franciscan Square, see the oldest building in Bratislava, the Franciscan Church. Head onto Biela Street and Michalska Street to Michael's Gate. Pass by historical buildings and palaces on Venturska Street and Panska Street. Your tour ends at St. Martin's Cathedral.

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Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

6. Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

Get to know Bratislava on a unique Segway ride with an expert local guide. Choose from 3 different scenic routes and see Bratislava from a different perspective. All tours include training and lead through various parts of the Old City, covering Primatial Square, the Old Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square, and the Holy Trinity Column. Later, continue by the water banks of the Danube and enjoy the view of the entire city. During the ride, cross 2 different bridges, the newly open Old Bridge and the UFO Bridge. The 1-Hour Riverside Segway Tour ends here but if you opt for the 1.5-Hour Bratislava Castle Segway Tour, continue on a climb up the hill to Bratislava Castle complex where you will learn about the history of the castle. The 2-Hour Complete City Segway Tour also includes the ride to Bratislava Castle, as well as the Presidential Palace, where you can see all the way to Austria and Hungary from the panoramic terrace, and the Main Square.

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From Vienna: 6-Hour Bratislava Sightseeing Tour

7. From Vienna: 6-Hour Bratislava Sightseeing Tour

Following pickup from your hotel in Vienna, sit back in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy your short ride through the Austrian countryside. Admire beautiful landscapes as you cross the border into Slovakia. After arrival in Slovakia, meet your experienced local guide for a walking tour. Admire the monuments of the Old Town, such as St. Michael's Gate and Tower. Follow your guide to St. Martin's Cathedral where 11 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned between 1536 and 1830. Continue to the Rococo-style Grassalkovich Palace, which is the residence of the President of Slovakia. Admire Primate's Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bratislava. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to explore the city on your own. Try out the local cuisine before driving back to Vienna in the afternoon.

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Bratislava: Banská Štiavnica UNESCO Day Tour

8. Bratislava: Banská Štiavnica UNESCO Day Tour

With its rich deposits of silver and gold, Banská Štiavnica is figured as one of the most important towns in Medieval Europe. Referred to as the "Silver City", this is your chance to see the town and its wonderful landscapes by bike. You will encounter varying environments such as mines, lakes, hills and the fantastic countryside. The town was registered as a UNESCO heritage site in December 1993, and was also the site of the first technology-oriented university in the world. From here, Banská Štiavnica became a center for science and technology development in Europe. Banská Štiavnica is one of the most beautiful and historically interesting towns in Slovakia, attracting artists and romantics with its old mining roads, stylish cafés and many restaurants. Highlights of your tour include the Old Castle and Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Trinity Square (where you can find the Mining District Court building) the Gothic church of St. Catherine, and the New Castle and Calvary. Complimentary to these famous landmarks, you will also encounter unique local beer, wonderful nature, and much more.

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From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina

9. From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina

Start by taking the 08:13 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.

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Bratislava: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Castle Admission

10. Bratislava: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Castle Admission

Hop on a sightseeing bus with audio commentary, and ride past the old city's famous sights with a stop to visit Bratislava castle. Start your tour near the Old Opera House and pass through the Old Town gates to the Medieval castle. See the Slovak National Theatre and Reduta building which is home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Also see many beautiful churches, the upside-down pyramid building of the Slovak Radio, and the Grassalkovich Presidential Palace with its beautiful garden. Then, view the Slovak Parliament and the Town Walls. Next, pass by the Coronation Cathedral of St. Martin’s as well as the Bratislava Castle, which will be the end of your sightseeing bus tour. Once you arrive at the castle, explore its interiors on your own, no guide is included or required. The castle overlooks the city and offers great panoramic views over Bratislava and the Danube. Don't forget to also visit its beautifully designed and well-maintained gardens for a relaxing conclusion to the tour.

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Slovakia is a beautiful country that is rich with culture. Sightseeing through cruises, through guided walking tours are just a few of the different ways to see the nature and landmarks of such a lovely country.

Guided walking tours or bus tours through the city of Bratislavia, by both day and night, offer various and unique perspectives to the amazing architecture and landmarks of the city. Bus tours through the countryside may stop at various locations throughout the Carpathian mountain range. The Red Stone Castle offers a magnificent overview of the city of Casta. The town of Modra is known for its special production of porcelain while local foods, baked goods, and wine tasting may all be available.

On the border of Slovakia and Austria is Devin Castle. Although largely in ruin after Napoleon's ordered attack on the castle, it still stands and brings awe to those who see it. Many buildings that pre-date the 14th century still stand in Slovakia today.

Bratislavia is a popular city for sightseeing. Overlooking the Danube, the city is home to the Bratislavia Castle, as well as the Bratislavia National Theater Opera. The glorious Saint Martin Cathedral is home to a 7th-century religious relic, once belonging to Saint John the Merciful.

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