Visit one of Europe’s Newest, yet Undiscovered Countries – Slovakia
10 interesting facts about Slovakia that may tempt you to visit:
- It is the joint eighth newest country in the world
- It was the “other half” of Czechoslovakia, which split into two countries in 1993.
- It became a member of the European Union and NATO mid-2004
- It’s population is 5.4 million
- It is blessed with 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – both natural sites (caves) and cultural sites (castles, old towns and villages)
- Almost 80% of the country is 720m above sea level and the Tatra Mountains are its crowning glory and the highest range in the Carpathians boasting high-altitude lakes and some waterfalls
- Bratislava mixes ‘Old Town’ charm with contemporary architecture and sits on the banks of the River Danube
- Bratislava Forest Park provides10 square miles of treescape on the northern flank of the city
- Spisský Castle is the largest castle ruin in Central Europe and is an amazing site
- Once there Slovakia is very economical and good value for money
This tour will appeal to anyone who enjoys discovering a new destination. Slovakia is one of the lesser known countries in Central Europe but has much to offer and is worthy of a visit.
- Stunning journeys through mountain and forest scenery
- Visit unspoilt local villages
- Explore the UNESCO Heritage area of Banská Stiavnica
- Fabulous rail journey through the High Tatra Mountains
- Visit Spisský Castle
- Ride a forest steam railway at Čiernohronská
- Sedate river rafting down the Dunajec River
Ffestiniog Travel’s 12-day tour to Slovakia is a great introduction to this intriguing country and gives a real flavour of its wonderful natural landscapes, history and culture. The escorted tour Departs 22 May 2018 and costs from £1,950pp which includes all travel, accommodation on a B&B basis, excursions, some meals and the services of a tour leader and a local, professional guide.