Slovakia Explorer Tour, 2 days

Slovakia without censorship

This is a 2-day trip for those, who wish to see authentic Slovakia with no censorship, to avoid ordinary tourist sites and prefer dark places or hiking in Carpathians.

Day 1: Morning part depends on you. If you prefer cultural sites, we visit WWII Holocaust museum in former deportation camp in Sereď and abandoned village of Horné Opatovce due to construction to aluminium plant in 1950’s. Or we can hike to a legendary peak of Sitno (1009m). Then we visit mysterious medieval town of Banská Štiavnica (UNESCO) and abandoned village of Kalište hidden in the forests of Low Tatra mountains.

Day 2: After visiting WWII memorial in Nemecká, we drive across Carpathians into abandoned spa town of Korytnica and we pay homage to a controversial nationalist Slovakian hero Andrej Hlinka in his mauseoleum. Afternoon, we can enjoy hiking in amazing Sulov mountains, or to see the Dam of the Youth from 1950’s, armoured former weapon factory from WWII and the planned socialist town of Nová Dubnica.

Easily the most unique tour I have been on ever. You can only see so many churches, castles and palaces. Seeing the recent socialism past was a very different and eye-opening trip through Bratislava. This is what Bratislava is all about. Truly enjoyable and overwhelming.

Bratislava Post Socialist CIty Tour
“Fabulous tour!” Chris, TripAdvisor review

This was without doubt the best guided experience I have had to date. Juro did an fantastic job – both knowledgeable, enthusiastic and able tailor the experience to us. I give my highest recommendations to Authentic Slovakia.

Bratislava Post Socialist City Tour
“Best guided experience to date” Rune, TripAdvisor review

It was a fascinating trip through this dystopian architects’ playground, and a really interesting look at how a small city like Bratislava has coped with the onslaught of communism and the effects of sudden urbanisation and centralized planning.

“Absolutelly brilliant!” Marcus, TripAdvisor review

During Authentic Slovakia Explorer Tour, you can experience (according to your preferences):

|   sites related to Austro-Hungarian and medieval past: unique mining town of Banská Štiavnica (UNESCO), abandoned Korytnica spa, place where monarchs used to enjoy wellness

|   sites related to a controversial fascist Slovak state during WWII: holocaust museum in Sereď deporation camp, ghost village of Kalište in Carpathian forests and WWII memorial for partysans in Nemecká, mauseloeum of a controversial Slovakian hero Andrej Hlinka, weapon factory

|   sites related to communist era in Slovakia connected to industrialisation and urbanization in 1950’s: abandoned village replaced by aluminium plant, Dam of the Youth, ideal communist working-class town

|   hiking in Carpathian mountains: 2-hour trip to legendary Sitno peak (1009m) near Banská Štiavnica (day 1), or 2-hour trip into amazing rock formations of Súľov mountains (day 2), all with spectacular views

Please note: above mentioned sites can subject to modification according to your preferences, opening hours and weather conditions. Please specify your preferences in Contact/request form. Many thanks!

Kaliste abandoned village in Low Tatra mountains
Kalište abandoned village in Low Tatra Mountains
Horné Opatovce abandoned village near Žiar nad Hronom
Banská Štiavnica Unesco Mining Town
Banská Štiavnica Unesco Mining Town
Banská Štiavnica Unesco Mining Town
Hiking to Sitno peak
Nemecká WWII Memorial
Nemecká WWII Memorial
Korytnica abandoned spa
Korytnica abandoned spa
Korytnica abandoned spa
Andrej Hlinka Mausoleum in Ružomberok
Hiking in Sulov rocks
Hiking in Sulov rocks
Holocaust museum in Sered
Dubnica nad Váhom weapon factory
Socialist town of Nová Dubnica

Details

Duration: 2 days 

Availability: all year round

Included:
Transport, guide, authentic snack and drink, accommodation and breakfast

Excluded:
Lunch, dinner, entrance fees (max 10€ per person)

Meeting point:
Your accommodation in Bratislava at 8:00am

Price per person

€275 
(2 participants)

€195
(3-4 participants)

€150
(5-6 participants)

€130
(7-8 participants)

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