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The Slovakian capital of Bratislava is often compared to Vienna, but with fewer visitors. Outdoor cafes line the town square and the historic cobbled-stoned Old Town. Climb a turret of the castle overlooking the Danube for a panoramic view of the city’s palaces, Baroque and Renaissance buildings, St. Michael’s Gate and St. Martin’s Cathedral.

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Small Group Tour Highlights of Central Europe
Dive into the history & culture of Central Europe: charming Budapest, Austria’s imperial capital of Vienna & Prague, the Heart of Europe
from $3399 w/ Flights from $2799 Tour Only 11 days
per person, double occupancy*

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Highlights

  1. Bratislava

    Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, sits along the Danube River and is the only capital in the world that borders two countries: Austria and Hungary. This 18th-century town is full of charming cafes and energetic bars, all surrounded by the Little Carpathian Mountains, sweeping vineyards, and a plethora of hiking trails for those who want to get active and explore nature! Don't forget to visit the well-known Bratislava Castle, perched atop a hill that overlooks the entire capital city and the Danube River.
  2. Charming Castles

    Throughout Slovakia, there are more than 100 castles and even more grand chateaux dotting the country's land. Due to Slovakia's central location in Europe, it was a very populated area back in the Middle Ages that was prone to invasions; therefore, numerous castles were needed for defense. Slovakians see their castles as true national treasures. Be sure to see the incredible Spiš Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest castle complexes in central Europe; the romantic Bojnice Castle, one of the most visited castles in all of Slovakia; and Bratislava Castle, standing as a symbol of the capital city of Bratislava.
  3. Spectacular Caves

    Looking for an adventure? Lace up your shoes and explore one of Slovakia's 6,000 discovered caves! Although there are most likely many more to be uncovered, travelers can seek out most of these incredible caves at Low Tatras, Slovak Karst, and Slovak Paradise national parks. One of the caves -- The Krasnohorska cave -- holds the record for the highest sinter column in the world in the Guinness Book of Records! These thousands of natural phenomenons have attracted travelers around the world, and is one of the most popular reasons why people visit Slovakia.
  4. Folk Architecture

    Did you know that Slovakia is home to the first folk architecture reservation in the world? In northern Slovakia, the charming village of Čičmany dates all the way back to 1272, with over 130 houses in the area that illustrate the iconic folk architecture: wooden houses that are painted and decorated with a variety of folk ornaments and designs. Other areas in Slovakia that represent this picturesque style are Slovak Karst and Vlkolínec. To compliment the folk designs, Slovakia is also known for having traditional folk dances, Odzemok standing as the national dance of the country.

Fast Facts

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Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Slovakia for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, please see the entry requirements.

More information about passport, visa & entry requirements.

Money & Credit Cards

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card while traveling.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

Did you know?
  • Slovakia holds the world’s highest number of castles and chateaux per capita, including the popular Bratislava, Orava and Bojnice castles.
  • Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is the only capital in the world that borders two countries: Austria and Hungary.
  • There are over 6,000 discovered caves in Slovakia so far, with the most spectacular ones found in Low Tatras, Slovak Paradise and Slovak Karst national parks. S
  • lovakia is home to the world's tallest wooden alter, the alter of St. Jakub from Master Pvaol or Levoca, measuring nearly 19 meters (62 feet) high!
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