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December 10-17, 2024

Christmas Fairytale

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Experience Advent in the old country! Authentic Christmas markets, cozy cafés and hand-picked winter activities to enjoy this magical time of year! 

* Please note that the price does not include accommodation. The estimated cost of accommodation in a double or a single room is $700 for the trip. This includes breakfast.

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Day 1

Welcome

We will collect you in Bratislava and together we will set out on a journey across Slovakia. We will stop in Banská Štiavnica to admire the largest wooden nativity scene in Slovakia! 

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Day 2
Lukov & Krivé

The magic of the old Christmas is most alive in the ancient wooden churches. Located in quaint villages off the beaten path, these treasures are often too far east for people to visit. We will take you there! To warm up, we will stop at a local distillery to discover the age-old tradition of herbal and fruit spirits that our ancestors considered a medicine.  

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Day 3
Lomnický štít

Taking a cable cart to the second-highest mountain in Slovakia is an experience you will never forget! The views from the peak over the frozen land are breathtaking. Followed by the Christmas market in Poprad, it is the perfect winter day.

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Day 4
Betliar

When the best-preserved manor in Slovakia drapes itself in Christmas splendor for a few weeks only! Peak into the life and Christmas of one of the most powerful Aristocratic families that once ruled Slovakia.

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Day 5
High Tatras 

Take an easy walk around the frozen Štrbské Pleso and get cozy in one of its cafés and restaurants. Dare to try the famous Slovak flaming tea! We will enjoy the afternoon like true locals, in a pool of natural thermal water that attracts people from abroad thanks to its healing properties. 

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Day 6
Košice

Košice, the metropolis of the east, is the second largest city in Slovakia. In Advent time, it turns into a fairytale.  The lights, the market, the stunning architecture, the city invites you to revel in its holiday atmosphere.

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Day 7
Liptov

We will wrap up the journey with a visit to a picturesque traditional village to experience the charm of a real folk Christmas spirit. This is Christmas how our ancestors celebrated it! From carols to traditions and folk crafts, it will touch your heart and bring back memories.

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Day 8

We will journey back to Bratislava. 

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* Please note that every adventurer is responsible for gauging their own physical skills and health condition to participate in the itinerary. Although the itinerary is set, we reserve the right to change the itinerary if necessary to respond to the weather and other conditions outside of our control. Thank you.

Where you will stay

We hand-picked the best locally run, authentic, and comfortable guesthouse underneath the Tatra mountains. Known only to the locals, Vila Zvonica will become your home away from home. 

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