Tours in the High Tatras, Slovak Paradise and the best of North-East Slovakia

  • Amazing experience!
  • Available daily upon request
  • For private groups of 2 to 8 persons
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Hotel/accomodation pick up and return
  • Tour guide and transfer included
  • Entry fees included
Tour Number Tour Name Length Price pp (2-3 persons) Price pp (4-8 persons) Order/Info
Tour 1 UNESCO Spis I. – Spis Castle and the medieval towns of Spisska Kapitula and Levoca 6 hours 103 EUR pp 71 EUR pp Info
Tour 2 UNESCO Spis II. – Spis castle and the medieval towns of Spisska Kapitula, Levoca and Kezmarok 8 hours 123 EUR pp 90 EUR pp Info
Tour 3 Medieval town of Bardejov – UNESCO – and wooden churches of North-East Slovakia 9 hours 129 EUR pp 82 EUR pp Info
Tour 4 Dunajec river raft in Pieniny National Park and Stara Lubovna (Open-air museum or castle) 9 hours 124 EUR pp 89 EUR pp Info
Tour 5 Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO – and mansion-house Betliar 9 hours 124 EUR pp 89 EUR pp Info
Tour 6 Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO 4 hours 89 EUR pp 63 EUR pp Info
Tour 7 Slovak Paradise National Park and Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO 7 hours 129 EUR pp 84 EUR pp Info
Tour 8 Skalnate Pleso (Rocky Lake), Belianska Cave and Goral village of Zdiar 6 hours 149 EUR pp 116 EUR pp Info
Tour 9 Slovak Paradise National Park gorge adventure 7 hours 117 EUR pp 78 EUR pp Info

Tour 1. UNESCO Spis I. – Spis Castle and the medieval towns of Spisska Kapitula and Levoca approx. 6 hours

Spis castle, Spisska Kapitula and Levoca are the evidence of the development of individual urban typology of medieval settlements. They form a remarkable set of military, political and religious elements of the type common in medieval Europe. They were strongly linked among themselves, influenced each other, but never merged into one unit. In Spis region the three settlements have been preserved in their entire, original and unaltered form which, as a set, cannot be found anywhere else in the world!

Tour Highlights

  • Spis castle (Spissky hrad) – UNESCO – one of the largest Central European castles built in the 12th century providing magnificent views of the surrounding scenery
  • Spisska Kapitula – UNESCO – a medieval town documented as early as 1235; original medieval houses; 13th century late Roman St. Martin’s cathedral with valuable side altars, stone sculptures and wall paintings
  • Levoca – UNESCO – a beautifully preserved medieval town boasting its Renaissance Old Town Hall, original city wall, burghers’ houses, 14th century St. James’ Church housing the world’s highest wooden Gothic altar splendidly carved and painted by Master Paul of Levoca in around 1520.

Price for 2-3 persons: 103 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 71 EUR pp
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Tour 2. UNESCO Spis II. – Spis castle and the medieval towns of Spisska Kapitula, Levoca and Kezmarok approx. 8 hours

Spis castle, Spisska Kapitula and Levoca are the evidence of the development of individual urban typology of medieval settlements. They form a remarkable set of military, political and religious elements of the type common in medieval Europe. They were strongly linked among themselves, influenced each other, but never merged into one unit. In Spis region the three settlements have been preserved in their entire, original and unaltered form which, as a set, cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Town of Kezmarok was founded in the 13th century by merging three settlements. It acquired ‘town privileges’ in 1269 and became a free royal town in 1380. Kezmarok was a very lively town in the past centuries with more than 40 craftsmanship guilds between the 15th and the 19th centuries. Its dyers, carpenters, weavers, cloth makers and goldsmiths were famous throughout Europe.

Tour Highlights

  • Spis castle (Spissky hrad) – UNESCO – one of the largest Central European castles built in the 12th century providing magnificent views of the surrounding scenery
  • Spisska Kapitula – UNESCO – a medieval town documented as early as 1235; original medieval houses; 13th century late Roman St. Martin’s cathedral with valuable side altars, stone sculptures and wall paintings
  • Levoca – UNESCO – a beautifully preserved medieval town boasting its renaissance Old Town Hall, original city wall, burghers’ houses, 14th century St. James’ Church housing the world’s highest wooden Gothic altar splendidly carved and painted by Master Paul of Levoca in around 1520
  • Kezmarok – wooden articular church – UNESCO – evangelic, purely wooden folk Baroque church with even nails made of wood built in the times of religious oppression of Protestants; spectacular building of Eclectic New evanjelic church designed by famous Viennese architect Theofil von Hansen

Price for 2-3 persons: 123 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 90 EUR pp
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Tour 3. Medieval town of Bardejov – UNESCO – and wooden churches of North-East Slovakia approx. 9 hours

Bardejov is historically and culturally a very rich city considered one of the most beautiful Slovak towns. The historical centre of Bardejov together with the complex of buildings forming Jewish suburb from the early 18th century was included in the UNESCO in 2000. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians mountain area document the coexistence of various religions in a relatively small geographic area. They were built during the 16th – 18th centuries, thus represent Baroque buildings with the use of Gothic and Renaissance building elements. Differences in their outward appearances and interiors represent differences in religious traditions and customs.

Tour Highlights

  • Bardejov city centre – UNESCO – considered the most beautiful medieval square in Slovakia lined with Renaissance burgher houses built on the typical medieval narrow plots perpendicular to the square
  • The Old Town Hall – a gorgeous early 16th century Gothic-Renaissance building which became the national cultural monument in 1985
  • St. Egidius’ Gothic Basilica – the dominant of the town that houses a precious collection of Gothic altars. Its capacity is 3000 people, of which about 500 are seats
  • Hervartov – UNESCO – and Trocany; Greek-Catholic and Roman-Catholic wooden churches near Bardejov, made entirely of wood; there is not even one iron nail to be found in their constructions!

Price for 2-3 persons: 129 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 82 EUR pp
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Tour 4. Dunajec river raft in Pieniny National Park and Stara Lubovna (Open-air museum or castle) approx. 9 hours

Since the second century BC Dunajec river served for transporting various goods. Initially the wooden rafts were used by Greek and Roman merchants trading with amber. Wooden raft rides for transporting people date back to the 18th century. This northern region, whilst outwardly looking rugged and inhospitable, can be proud of abundance of its unique folk architecture, historical buildings and natural beauties. The 9 km-long route, which lasts approximately 90-120 minutes, starts in Cerveny Klastor and leads down to the village of Lesnica.

Tour Highlights

  • Wooden raft ride along the Dunajec River gorge amidst the wonderful natural scenery of Pieniny National Park, an attraction that is unique in Europe; not a white water raft
  • Pieniny hills – the symbol of Zamagurie region with the “Three Crowns” gorgeous massif at their centre
  • Lubovna Castle – a remarkable landmark built in the middle of the 13th century by order of Hungarian king Ondrej III. as a border castle and outpost protecting trade routes to Poland
  • The open-air museum at the foot of Lubovna Castle hill showcases the past culture of housing and farming, such as a blacksmith’s workshop, a forester’s house or a water mill. A wooden Greek-Catholic church of Matysova from 1833 is one of the most valuable pieces to be found here

Price for 2-3 persons: 124 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 89 EUR pp
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Tour 5. Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO – and mansion-house Betliar approx. 7 hours

Located on the south-western edge of Slovak Paradise National Park in the Spiš-Gemer karst, Dobsinska Ice Cave, a national natural monument and one of the most important world’s caves, has been inscribed onto the UNESCO world heritage list since 2000. The first bunch of cavers descended underground in 1870. Thanks to them and the town of Dobsina the cave was open to the public just a year afterwards, in 1871. A national cultural monument mansion-house Betliar is one of the most beautiful Slovak mansion-houses and also the most visited one. It is settled in the middle of an English-style park, one of the largest and nicest in Slovakia. Stefan Andrassy had it built in the early 18th century. The whole history of the mansion-house is connected with this family. Back in times the park provided space for various sports activities like tennis and cricket, which the earls and their friends liked playing.

Tour Highlights

  • Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO – a breath-taking experience in the heart of Slovak Paradise National Park, offering unmissable views of its icefalls, ice stalagmites and columns and ice floors (Please note that average temperature in glaciated parts is -3.9°C to -0.2°C and average temperature in non-glaciated parts is 0.8°C to 3.5°C.)
  • Mansion-house Betliar – a picturesque originally furnished art-and-history museum exhibiting a massive unique collection of books from the 15th to 19th centuries, housing culture of the nobility in the 18th and 19th centuries, collections of exotic trophies and hunting weaponry, Egyptology, pictures, etc.
  • Large Englih-style park surrounding the mansion-house with rare exotic plants, artificial cave and waterfall, three fountains, pond and more, all arranged and used by the Andrassys in the past; the park is inscribed on the list of world’s historical gardens

Price for 2-3 persons: 124 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 89 EUR pp
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Tour 6. Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO approx. 4 hours

The true highlight of Slovak Paradise National Park, Dobsinska Ice Cave, is a national natural monument and one of the most important caves in the world. It has been inscribed onto the UNESCO world heritage list since 2000. Athough the entrance to the cave called “ice hole” had been known for ages, it was just in 1870 when the first cavers dared to descend underground. Thanks to them and the town of Dobsina the cave was open to the public just a year afterwards, in 1871. Since 1893 and up to 1946 the cave was also open for all-year-round public ice skating. Some professional Czechoslovak figure and speed skaters trained here back in 1950s, too. Glaciated surface in the cave reaches almost 10,000 square metres, ice volume approximately 110,000 cubic metres and the maximum thickness of ice in the Great Hall reaches 26.5 metres. A truly unmissable experience!

Tour Highlights

  • Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO – a breath-taking ICE excursion in the heart of Slovak Paradise National Park, offering grand views of its ice formations such as icefalls, ice stalagmites and columns and ice floors, but also non-glaciated formations such as stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone crusts and layers of moonmilk
  • After descending only several tens of meters you will find yourselves in an ice kingdom as the one in a fairy tale! (Please note that average temperature in glaciated parts is -3.9°C to -0.2°C and average temperature in non-glaciated parts is 0.8°C to 3.5°C.)

Price for 2-3 persons: 89 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 63 EUR pp
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Tour 7. Slovak Paradise National Park and Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO approx. 7 hours

Slovak Paradise, a spectacular wild forest area, is a real natural gem of north-east Slovakia. It was proclaimed the Protected Landscape Area in 1964 and recategorised to be the National Park in 1988. It offers wide meadows, plateaus and chasms, gorges and canyons, but also as many as 350 caves and many waterfalls. Dobsinska Ice Cave, a national natural monument, has had its well-earned place on the UNESCO world heritage list since 2000. As a huge rarity, right after it was open to the public in 1871, it started attracting the attention of tourists. Glaciated surface in the cave reaches almost 10,000 square metres, ice volume approximately 110,000 cubic metres and the maximum thickness of ice in the Great Hall reaches 26.5 metres. The cave is one of the first electrically illuminated caves in the world with its electric lighting finished in 1887. In 1890 a concert was held in the cave’s Great Hall to the tribute of Karl Ludwig von Habsburg.

Tour Highlights

  • Hike through the beautiful scenery of Slovak Paradise National Park
  • Tomasovsky View, a rocky terrace-shaped ledge providing excellent views of the White Creek Valley, the Hornad Canyon and the High Tatras; easy hike but still an adventure!
  • Dobsinska Ice Cave – UNESCO – a breath-taking ICE excursion in the heart of Slovak Paradise National Park; amazing ice formations such as icefalls, ice stalagmites and columns and ice floors, beautiful non-glaciated formations such as stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone crusts and layers of moonmilk
  • After a few-minute descend you will find yourself in a remarkable world of ice; a fantastic experience! (Please note that average temperature in glaciated parts is -3.9°C to -0.2°C and average temperature in non-glaciated parts is 0.8°C to 3.5°C.)

Price for 2-3 persons: 129 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 84 EUR pp
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Tour 8. Skalnate Peso (Rocky Lake), Belianska Cave and Goral village of Zdiar approx. 6 hours

Skalnate Pleso, a mountain lake located in the Rocky Valley bellow the southern cliffs of Lomnicky Peak in the High Tatras, has become the most popular tourist place in Slovakia. It offers the greatest panoramic views of the surrounding peaks of the High Tatras mountains. There is also an astronomical and meteorological observatory near the lake. Belianska Cave is the largest and the only stalactite mountain cave in Tatra National Park open to the public. The entrance to the cave was discovered by gold diggers in the beginning of the 18th century. Thanks to the financial support of the town of Spisska Bela the cave was open in 1882. Due to fantastic acoustics its Musical Hall is sometimes used for organising classical music concerts. Zdiar, a typical Goral village, has kept its originality for cenuries. The beauty of this several hundred years old folk architecture is even enhanced by the position amidst the wonderful natural settings bordered by the Belianske Tatras mountains in the south and the Spisska Magura mountains in the north.

Tour Highlights

  • Cable car ride up to Skalnate Pleso – grand views of the mountains; an adventure worth experiencing!
  • Skalnate Pleso – more breath-taking views of the High Tatras peaks
  • Belianska Cave – wonderful time spent underground surrounded by flowstone waterfalls, pagoda stalagmite, cave pools and all other forms of admirable cave decoration (Please note that average temperature in the cave is 5.0°C to 6.3°C )
  • Zdiar – hundreds of years old village preserved in its original shape, a living museum of folk architecture

Price for 2-3 persons: 149 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 116 EUR pp

There is a possibility to order a horse-drawn carriage to show you around the village – approx. 1 hour; additional 40 EUR per carriage for up to 8 people
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Tour 9. Slovak Paradise National Park gorge adventure approx. 7 hours

Slovak Paradise, the eastern neighbour of the Low Tatras, is a popular wild forest area, a real natural gem of north-east Slovakia. It was proclaimed the Protected Landscape Area in 1964 and recategorised to be the National Park in 1988. It offers wide meadows, plateaus and chasms, gorges and canyons, but also as many as 350 caves and many waterfalls. Once you are there, the diversity of karstic forms, fauna and flora and the touch with the marvelous nature will definitely fill you with a sensational feeling and charge you with new energy!

Tour Highlights

  • Hike through the beautiful gorge of Slovak Paradise National Park; superb views of the canyons and waterfalls; approx. 5 hrs hike
  • Wooden and metal ladders up the gorge; bridges over the mountain streams; waterfalls at your fingertips; creepers and chains to overcome the rocky massifs
  • A real touch with the nature, a great adventure!

Price for 2-3 persons: 117 EUR pp
Price for 4-8 persons: 78 EUR pp
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Additional general information

  • Pick up from your hotel within the area of Strbske Pleso, Stary Smokovec, Tatranska Lomnica and Poprad
  • Departure time – upon agreement, best between 8am and 9am
  • Payment possible by bank transfer in advance or in cash upon the start of your tour
  • Transfer, tour guide and all entrance fees included in the tour prices
  • Meal and tour insurance not included in the tour prices
  • Lengths of tours are approximate
  • Please note that by paying for the tour you by default agree to accept and abide by our terms and conditions.

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