- BRATISLAVA – KOMARNO – OSTRIHOM - BRATISLAVA
- BRATISLAVA - NITRA – BELADICE – BRATISLAVA
- BRATISLAVA - TRNAVA – PIESTANY - BRATISLAVA
- BRATISLAVA - BOJNICE – RAJECKÁ LESNÁ - BRATISLAVA
- BRATISLAVA - PIESTANY – TRENCIN – BRATISLAVA
1. BRATISLAVA – KOMARNO – OSTRIHOM - BRATISLAVA
Komarno – A port on the Danube River it is well-known for its fortification system which was once the largest and strongest in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
You will have the chance to see several sacral buildings such as the former County House, The Officers pavilion, the Old Town Hall and last, but not least, the Square of Europe where facades of the buildings forming the square represent diversity of architectural styles that are typical for nations living in Europe.
St. Andrew´s Church
Lunch: The possibility to taste typical Hungarian cuisine.
Sturovo – Situated on the left bank of the Danube River on the Slovak-Hungarian border right where the Danube Bend begins. The town offers a fascinating view of its “twin” town Esztergom on the other bank and these towns are linked together by the bridge of Maria-Valeria connecting Hungary and Slovakia. Esztergom is dominated by the classical Basilica as if ruling over the country, which is the largest church of Hungary.
2. BRATISLAVA - NITRA – BELADICE – BRATISLAVA
Nitra is said to have been established on seven hillocks exactly as Rome. The dawn of the Slovak history and names of the Great Moravian princes Pribina and Svätopluk and co-patrons of Europe St. Cyril and Methodius are connected with the town named “The Mother of Slovak Towns”…
Medieval Nitra was divided into the Upper and Lower towns, which are both included in the sightseeing tour. You will see the Nitra Castle dominating the town, numerous sacral buildings, the ancient cathedral, burger houses, and palaces….
The Castle perking on the lime stone hill surrounded by the river at the foot of the mythical Zobor Mountain.
Synagogue – The eclectic sacral edifice imitating both Byzantine and Oriental architecture. The oriental inspiration gives this edifice an attractive architectural appearance.
A couple of kilometers away from Nitra in a village of Beladice – Pustý Chotár you will discover a splendid chateau surrounded by a spacious quiet park. The chateau was rebuilt at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in Neo-Classical style. The Beladice chateau is newly restored and its restaurant offers a variety of high quality dishes of local and foreign cuisine. In addition, its beautiful interior became a venue of the successful TV series “The Bride for the Millionaire”.
3. BRATISLAVA - TRNAVA – PIESTANY - BRATISLAVA
Trnava was the seat of the Esztergom´s Archbishopric and the Chapter. Until the 18th century it was a well-known university town across Europe. The historical centre was declared the urban monument reserve. The regular ground plan of the town is determined by the old town walls. Visitors can climb the tower, admire the beauty of the Town Hall, the Baroque complex of the Trnava University buildings, and the famous Trnava churches which has acquired the nickname Little Rome.
Piestany – The spa resort renowned for its curative geothermal water and sulphurous mud with exceptional effects on disorders of the locomotor system. The Napoleonic Spa is the oldest complex of buildings situated on the Spa Island. The Spa Island is connected to the pedestrian zone in the historical centre via a Colonnade bridge, also known as the Promenade Bridge. It is interesting from the architectural point of view. At the entrance of the bridge, visitors are welcomed by a statue of a man breaking crutches who is a symbol of Piestany. Since 1894, it is a part of the coat-of-arms of the town. In the town’s park there is the famous „Kursalon“.
In Piestany, rafting on the Vah River ranks as the latest attractions of the town.
Spa park – with tasting mineral waters and explanation of the cure
4. BRATISLAVA - BOJNICE – RAJECKÁ LESNÁ - BRATISLAVA
BOJNICE: The spa resort with the most beautiful chateau in Slovakia. The Bojnice chateau is situated on a travertine hill overlooking the town. The last owner of the chateau, Ján František Pálffy, stated in his last wills that his palaces in Vienna and Budapest, the mansion in Kralova and the chateau in Bojnice became accessible for the public. Also the art works remain at the original places.
However, he had no idea that his wish would be fulfilled only a couple of years later in 1950, when a museum was established in the Bojnice chateau. In the “fairy-tale chateau,” as a foreign tourist named it, numerous attractive events took place. For example knightly tournaments, falcon shows, the festival of ghosts, games, entertainment in masks and, recently, engaged couples from all over Slovakia came more and more frequently to say their wedding vows in the attractive premises containing the ancient history and romantic spirit.
Rajecka Lesna -30 km away from Bojnice.
Entrance: Slovak Bethlehem (Nativity) in Rajecka Lesna was constructed by Master Jozef Pekara in 1980. The exhibition depicts Christ’s birth and the history of the Slovak nation. Bethlehem’s scenery is situated in the most significant Slovak monuments. It depicts every-day life and work activities of the Slovak folk in the past, as well as, the dominants and characteristic buildings of towns all over Slovakia.
The length of the work is 8.5 meters, the width is 2.5 meters and the height is 3 meters tall. About 300 figures are placed, of which half of the figures are moving.
5. BRATISLAVA - PIESTANY – TRENCIN – BRATISLAVA
Trencin – “Pearl on the Vah river“
The dominant monument of the town is the castle that originated in the 11th century.
The most important monument is the Roman inscriptions carved into the castle rock declaring the victory of the II Roman Legion over the Germans on this territory. Other important monuments are the Roman-Catholic Church of Virgin Mary, the plague pillar, and the Jewish synagogue from the 20th century. The most famous legend of the Trencin castle refers to the Well of Love dug by the Turk Omar by his own hands for his beloved Fatima.
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