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Slovakia Steam and Railways Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 40 people
Destination(s): Slovakia  
Specialty Categories: Railway Trips  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 900 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 Euro (EUR)

Following itinerary is a preliminary schedule of a trip for friends of steam and railway history. It includes excursion to some of principal attractions, such as to the railway depots in Bratislava and Vrutky, and two main museums with railway artifacts in Bratislava and Nitra. Slovakia is predominantly a hilly country and some scenic railways routes have been included e.g. Cervena Skala-Margecany route with tunnels and bridges through the Slovak Ore Mountains and a unique Black Hron forest railway. National Part High Tatra, Spis historical region and the national capital, Bratislava, belong to the most important and attractive tourist regions in Slovakia. We have therefore included them into this specialized itinerary.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Bratislava/Vienna Airport, transfer and hotel check-in, afternoon walking tour of the Bratislava Old Town including neo-Classical Primate's Palace (1805 Pressburg Peace Treaty had been signed here), Town Hall and Main Square with craft market. Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant.

Day 2: Morning ride by a Bratislava historical tram. Excursion to the Museum of Transportation will provide an insight into rare collections of car and railway heritage in Slovakia. Afternoon trip along the Small Carpathian Wine Trail, includes excursion to the Modra pottery manufacture, Renaissance fortress Cerveny Kamen and wine sampling. Option: A ride with historical steam train can be arranged for afternoon trip.

Day 3: After morning departure from Bratislava visit Nitra, a seat of the Slovak Agricultural Museum which preserves unique steam railway and several steam tractors. After lunch continue to Banska Bystrica. This former mining center features magnificently restored town square, Gothic parish church and the Slovak National Uprising Memorial Museum. Continue to Tale resort in the Low Tatras.

Day 4: Steam railway trip into heart of the Carpathians: morning departure to Cierny Balog, famous for the Black Hron steam railway, once used to transport wood, today one of the top attractions in Slovakia. After the spectacular railway ride through the forests enjoy an outdoor picnic and authentic folklore.

Day 5: Morning train trip on the exciting mountain railway route Cervena Skala-Margecany. Afternoon visit UNESCO listed monuments of Spis Castle: Spisska Kapitula (bishopric residence) and view majestic Spis Castle, one of Europe's largest castle compounds. Follow on to Levoca with the spectacular wooden Gothic altar carved by Master Paul. Enjoy leisure time in this medieval town. Late afternoon arrival to the High Tatra National Park.

Day 6: This day is dedicated to High Tatra National Park. Morning Tatra walk to the Cold Creek Waterfalls includes a funicular ride to Hrebienok. Afternoon take a ride in the historical Tatra railway carriage to Strbske Pleso, which is also a terminal of the cog railway. Explore the beauty of the mountain lake. Dinner at the Koliba-styled restaurant will be accompanied by live musical entertainment.

Day 7: Morning departure westwards along the Vah River valley and Liptovska Mara Dam. Highlight of this day will be a visit to the Vrutky railway depot with collection of historical locomotives. Continue to Bratislava by IC train from Zilina. Farewell dinner in Bratislava in a typical restaurant.

Day 8: Morning transfer to Bratislava/Vienna Airport, homebound flight.

Note: This is the tailor-made tour. The Slovakia Religious HeritageTour can be organised for the closed group from minimum 6 participants at any given date (some date exceptions might apply).

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Note: The price depends on the date, number of persons travelling and the required hotel/tour standard (3*, 4* or 5*).

About This Supplier
Location: Slovakia
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2010

M20479 was established in 2003 by a group of people who have a wealth of experience and knowledge in both tourism and international marketing. The company was created in response to the demands for quality that the tourist industry for incoming tourism will require during the build up to Slovakia joining the EU in...

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