2015 Treasures of Slovakia Tour     Treasures of Slovakia Tours 2015

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Slovakia
East to West
North to South
Treasures Tours 2014 Cicmany High Tatra Mountains Spis reagion Spis Castle Torysky dance time Krakovany party Bratislava Bratislava
July 10 - 19, 2015
Land Only $2,199
Single Supplement $499


























Day By Day
Itineraries


Amazing 27th
Treasures of Slovakia Tour
July 10 - 19, 2015
Touch the heart of Slovakia, from East to West, find long-lost family




Meet your fellow travellers



Four Countries, Four Cultures
July 22 - July 31, 2015
Spotlight on Castles, Historic Capitals & Wine! Magical Byways of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland & Hungary.




2015 Balkan Advanture Tour
  June 24 - July 5, 2015
Explore remote corners of Europe; discover Serbia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia.




Add On Option
Two additional nights in Golden Prague
or any other destination.

Add On includes two nights in hotel in the center, with breakfasts plus two half days city tour.





27th TREASURES OF SLOVAKIA TOUR!
Best of Slovakia! Experience castles, culture, folklore, folk art, museums, local food, wine tasting, parties, festivals, music, song, museums, village interaction, finding long-lost family!
  July 10 – 19, 2015  Land only - $2,199 per person, single room add $499

     Thurs., July 9 - Early Birds – If you arrive the day before the tour begins (leave US on July 8), we can make a reservation for you at the Eurohotel, near the airport. This would allow some time in Vienna or rest up. We’ll transport tour goers from the Eurohotel to a festive get-acquainted Austrian dinner in a family owned heuriger, a big hit with our tour-goers.
Fri, July 10 – Tour begins in Bratislava (we provide transport for the early birds). See the old town with a local guide to learn the history and legends; time to shop or enjoy the cafes. We journey to Banska Bystrica in the heart of Slovakia. A festive welcome party awaits as we toast Slovak champagne. Enjoy a night lights walking tour of the historic square and end up in an outdoor café in this vibrant venue. (2 nights - Banska Bystrica ZVOLEN, central Slovakia)
  Sat. July 11 - Tour Banska Bystrica’s historic square and the castle/cathedral. Enjoy the farmer's market and sample strudel, climb the learning tower for a bird’s eye view. Time to visit the famed Museum of the National Uprising cleverly shaped like a shepherd’s hat; it features interactive displays of Slovakia’s role in WWII. On to the colorful Detva Folk Festival with music, song, dance, crafts and foods. Then an atmospheric dinner complete with Slovak specialties and cimbal music at St. Kristof's.
Sun., July 12 – Enjoy a scenic drive through the Middle Carpathians. Wander historic Kezmarok with  streets filled with crafts demonstrations and treasures for sale at the largest International Crafts Festival in Europe, 100 plus exhibitors, folk dancing, local foods and a medieval parade. We'll catch our first glimpse of the snow-clad High Tatras. Our celebration continues with villagers presenting folk music and customs at dinner. Opportunity to buy authentically dressed dolls from a famed maker.  (3 nights - the Slovak Paradise in SPIS, Eastern Slovakia)
Mon., July 13 – Experience a village museum showcasing the daily life of your ancestors and try your hand at an ancient craft. Everyone loves walled medieval Levoca with its historic buildings, Master Paul’s statues and old legends. We’ll tour grand St. Jakub’s Cathedral with a dozen carved & painted altars from the late 1500s. Explore Spis Castle, the largest Gothic ruin in Europe or take a mini-hike to see butterflies/mountain flowers. On to UNESCO treasure 13th century Zehra church with ancient frescoes. Feast on local gulas and dance with vibrant villagers at a Rusyn wedding.
Tues., July 14 – Travel into remote, beautiful Zamagurie to Stara Lubovna’s outdoor museum – the homes depict birth, wedding, death and holiday customs; option to tour the castle. Take a unique raft ride on the scenic Dunajec River in Pieniny National Park and step into Poland. Raft drivers tell legends. We top the day with a Goral picnic and lively local tunes.
  Wed. July 15 - To Presov to marvel at the Greek Catholic Cathedral with icons galore and then time to explore the  historic square, beautiful cathedral or local museum. Tour beautifully restored Kosice's old town with a local guide and marvel at St. Elizabeth’s Cathedral, the famed Singing Fountain and more. A bit of free time to explore the grounds and indoor pool of our castle hotel followed by an elegant dinner in the grand dining room. (2 nights in Kosice (ABOV) in s.e. Slovakia in a historic castle/hotel of Europe)
  Thurs., July 16 - To Bardejov, the Pearl of Saris, Slovakia’s other walled town and a UNESCO Treasure. Tour the historic square and magnificent St. Egidius Church. Enjoy the unique icon museum. Find out why the statue atop town hall moons the mayor's office. Visit an ancient onion-domed wooden Rusyn church with icons and stories galore. Then on to a most amazing village church with all kinds of treasures. Dinner at a favorite and fun local restaurant in Bardejov.
  Fri., July 17 - Drive through spectacular scenery. We head west and follow the mighty Vah River on a castle-studded ride. Visit the stunning Nativity that focuses on Slovak village life and history, then charming Cicmany to marvel at the log homes decorated with ancient motifs. We’ll party and dance in Krakovany where the folk group performs western Slovak village wedding customs just for us. (2 nights in Bratislava, southwestern Slovakia, the capital)
  Sat., July 18 – Tour a medieval treasure, Cerveny Kamen Castle, with its fascinating legends, museum of furniture and even a golden bed! On to an ancient mill, a museum of naïve folk art which showcases the still functioning wooden mill wheels. Explore the Royal Carpathian Wine Road, tour vineyards and enjoy wine tasting as we learn about 700 years of wine culture on these verdant slopes. A festive farewell dinner is a joyful ending to our Treasures Tour!
  Sun., July 19 - Do Videnia or Prague Add On.  Questions – Call Helene Cincebeaux at 585-342-9383
 
























Trip includes hotel rooms with private bathrooms, two substantial meals per day featuring local specialties, visits to castles, historic places and museums plus festive gatherings with local music and song. All tips included but the bus driver.
Questions – Call Helene Cincebeaux toll free at 888 529-7150


Explore your heritage on an escorted bus tour led by guides with 25 years of experience personally taking tour groups to the Western, Central and Eastern Slovakia. Slovakia tours are all-inclusive, multi-generational adventures!
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