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Slovakia: A Bike Tour from Budapest to Krakow

offered by supplier M06468 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Poland   Hungary  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing   Military History  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2595 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3695 Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Slovakia came out of the Velvet Revolution, quiet and mysterious. She removed the Eastern bloc uniform to reveal a refreshingly sincere, kind place, devoid of the tiresome glitz of the Western World. The land, almost 80% being over 750 m (2460 ft) above sea level, is full of dramatic geographic features, high alpine medieval villages and a cultural heritage appreciated by travelers seeking something unique. As our guide Lada pronounced: "Slovakia is the rustic home of my hardworking grandparents: farmers who live well in a spectacularly beautiful place."
You will begin near Budapest in Szentendre, home of two dozen museums, 7 churches, 13 galleries, and countless shops. After visiting a massive cathedral in Esztergom - the historic seat of the Hungarian church, you will cross the Danube River to enter Slovakia, stopping at Banska Stiavnica - an extraordinarily well-preserved ancient legacy of mining and minting.
You will visit Kremnica, with its castle and 7 peaks, and the village of Vlkolinec, the most undisturbed and complete collection of traditional architecture in Slovakia. Climb from Liptovska Osada into the thrilling terrain of the Low Tatras – a 7-mile ascent, spectacular views, and an unforgettable descent, then explore Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, where the Stations of the Cross, with 32 chapels and chaplets, end at an imposing Bernardine monastery.
The final stop before Krakow is the awe-inspiring salt mine at Wilitchka, where an unbelievable intricate sculptured salt cathedral attests to generations of workers who toiled and worshipped underground. This is a land of real spirit, where folk traditions have survived the domination of foreign rulers, and a plethora of castles and watchtowers pay testament to untold wars and civil conflicts. And the people have come through it all with their welcoming spirit intact!
We recommend that you consider staying an extra day in Krakow if you want to visit Auschwitz.

Highlights: 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the open air museum at Szentendre, panoramic views of the Danube Valley, Hungary’s largest church, Socialist Spa town of Dudince, Banska Stiavnica, the castle at Kremnica, the pedestrian market at Banska Bystrica, Vlkolinec historic village, Orava Castle, the stations of the cross at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Start: Szentendre 14:30, day one.
- Finish: Krakow 16:00, day eight.
- Guided Cost: $3695 (per person, includes: 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 6 dinners, luggage handling, walking tour of Banska Stiavnica, tour of salt mine at Wieliczka, van and guide support, maps, route notes and GPS*, taxes)
- Self-Guided Cost: $2595 (per person, includes: 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, relevant van transfers, luggage transfers, maps, route notes and GPS*, cell phone** and taxes)
- Single Occupancy: $575
- Bicycle Rental: Hybrid: $195
*GPS units may be shared.

All pricing and details are subject to change without notice.

About This Supplier
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Location: Canada
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M06468 helped forge industry standards for active holidays and they remain leaders in the world of outdoor fun. Offering guided or self-guided options their services extend in all directions to include cycling, hiking, sea-kayaking, and multi sport holidays. Trips range in difficulty from easy family fun to tough...

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