Day 1: Flight to Bratislava/Vienna airport, transfer to the hotel, accommodation, city sightseeing including the Museum of Viticulture, welcome dinner at a typical Bratislava restaurant, with excellent wine, of course.
Day 2: This day is dedicated to the Small Carpathian region, a hinterland of Bratislava famous for its wine production. The day includes an excursion to the Modra pottery manufacture and Pezinok, the Slovak Capitol of Wine. The famous Renaissance fortress Cerveny Kamen will be also visited. Lunch at a typical local restaurant.
Day 3: Visit in chateaux Topolcianky, former summer residence of Czechoslovak presidents, famous also for its wine. Stop in Nitra, an ancient cradle of Christian tradition in Slovakia and center of Nitra wine region. Lunch in the town. Afternoon visit to wine archives of Vinanza company in Vráble.
Day 4; Morning departure from Bratislava to Muzla pri Sturove and Chateaux Bela, which is recent, though prominent producer of highest quality wines in Slovakia. Then continue to Velky Krtis, with Movino, a producer of excellent wine from the South-Central Slovak region. Late afternoon arrival to Kosice.
Day 5: Morning relax in beautifully restored Old Town district of Kosice, with easternmost Gothic Dome in Europe. Afternoon excursion to Tokai winemaking region, cellars of Ostrozovic. Tokai is a homeland of famous wines, once drunk by kings as medicine. Very often is this wine sort associated only with Hungary, thought recently, while negotiating with the EU, Slovak Tokai winemakers celebrated successful recognition of their wine region.
Day 6: Morning departure from Kosice. Stopover in Prešov, a charming town with wine museum. Then continue to Spis Region, an art treasury of Slovakia: highest wooden Gothic altar by Master Paul in Levoca and UNESCO enlisted monuments group of Spis Castle (Spisska Kapitula, Zehra, Spisské Podhradie). Dinner at Koliba-styled restaurant will be accompanied with Gipsy musical entertainment.
Day 7: After morning check-out from the hotel and short coach ride take a funicular railway ride to the Hrebienok with breathtaking view of Lomnicky Peak (2633 m) and descend to the Valley of Cold Creek (Studeny potok) with magnificent waterfalls. After return from this easy nature walk depart from the High Tatra westwards along the Váh River Valley to Trencin, a Roman Laugaritio. This northernmost place of ancient Empire’s presence in the Danube Region is marked by the inscription on the castle cliff. After leisure time continue to Bratislava, which features small, though charming and compact Old Town with many excellent bars and cafes.
Day 8: Morning transfer to Bratislava/Vienna airport, home-bound flight.
Note: This is the tailor-made tour. The Slovakia Wine Tour can be organised for the closed group from minimum 6 participants at any given date (some date exceptions might apply).
Note: The price depends on the date, number of persons travelling and the required hotel/tour standard (3*, 4* or 5*).
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