The Best of Slovakia in two days

Slovakia tours

Traveling across Slovakia, we’ll show you the most interesting places we can fit into two days.

On our tour, we’ll see several castles, go through four national parks, go on a leisurely hike, sample Slovak cuisine, and enjoy breathtaking views!


1. day
Bratislava - Orava castle - Spis castle - High Tatras

On the first morning, you’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Bratislava and drive for about 2.5 hours, passing by Trencin and Beckov castles as you go. The first stop will be at Orava Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia where one of the first-ever vampire movies, “Nosferatu”, was filmed in 1922.

The castle, built on a rock above the river Orava in Oravský Podzámok village like an “eagle nest”, is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Slovakia, but not only. It was built in the place of an older wooden hillfort after the Tartar invasion in 1241. Through the following centuries, this small fortress transformed into an extensive castle structure with 154 rooms. Since 1556, the castle was administered by Thurzo family who initiated the greatest rebuilding actions in its history. The castle then acquired its final form in 1611.

Late afternoon we’ll visit also Spis Castle, one of the largest mediaeval castles in Central Europe. This castle is the largest in Slovakia and belongs also to the largest castles in Europe. The oldest writing about the castle is dated on 1120. The castle is listed in the historical heritage of UNESCO.

Unfortunately from November till March the castle is closed because of weather conditions. We’ll drive around and you’ll see this castle from outside.
Instead of the castle we’ll visit another UNESCO heritage site, medieval town Levoca, located close to Spis castle. Levoca town was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 2009 for its well-preserved original Medieval core, dating back to the period between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries, including the town fortifications and the Church of the St. James. The church boasts ten Gothic altars, the main altar being the real magnet for visitors. With a height of almost 19 metres, it is a masterpiece of Master Paul, dating back to the sixteenth century.

After another hour or so, you’ll arrive at the Tatra National Park, the oldest national park in Slovakia and recently named the best destination to visit in Europe. Take an easy hike around a mountain lake before settling for an overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in in High Tatras region.

2. day
High Tatras - Strbske Pleso mountain lake - Banska Stiavnica Unesco heritage

In the morning we’ll stop in High Tatras mountains to see one of the most visited mountain lake Strbske Pleso.

Next, head through the Low Tatras National Park on a 2 and half-hour journey to Banska Stiavnica town.

Banská Štiavnica, a UNESCO Heritage site, famous and most visited former medieval mining town in Slovakia.

The town was registered as a UNESCO heritage site in December 1993. Until 1919, town was also the site of the first technology-oriented university in the world. First mining university was established here. Banská Štiavnica became a center for science and technology development in Europe.

This town 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.

We’ll take in a tour of this beautiful town, then have a short break and lunch.

After the tour, you’ll head back towards Bratislava, passing Nitra Castle, one of the oldest in Slovakia, before arriving back in Bratislava for approximately 5 - 6 PM.

Transport is in a comfortable, air-conditioned car/van.


accomodation in 4* hotel with breakfast

The pros and cons


  • See Slovakia’s most beautiful castles and UNESCO sites
  • Visit one of the largest mediaeval castles in central Europe
  • Experience Orava Castle where the vampire movie “Nosferatu” was filmed
  • Explore 4 national parks including the Tatra National Park
  • Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel with breakfast included

The price includes

return transfer from Bratislava
accommodation in 4* hotel with breakfast
1 x breakfast
1 x dinner at traditional Slovak restaurant
hotel pickup and drop-off
private tour
fees in castles
fuel, parking fees and local taxes

The price does not include

lunch and drinks
personal insurance
transfer to Bratislava
alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
cable car fee (optional)


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