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From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina

1. From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina

Start by taking the 08:13 AM train from Bratislava main train station to Zilina. Alternatively, you can be picked up from your address in Bratislava. On the route, learn of the history of Slovakia and the Lesser Fatra region from your guide. Arrive in Vratna Valley, ride a funicular up to Snilovske Peak (1524 m) and savor the magnificent views of the limestone and granite peaks, before descending down to Vratna Valley to the Vratna Mountain Pass. Visit the famous Slovakian village, Terchova, made famous thanks to folk traditions and Terchova Music from 2013 now part of UNESCO World Heritage. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Parish Church of St. Cyril and Method and discover a wooden creche at the Church. Explore the city center of Zilina, the capital of North-West Slovakia. Discover Old Town, Passing along the Church of Holy Trinity and the Burian Tower. Continue to the uniquely squared Marianske Square, visit the Catholic House and Bank Palace Zilina. Stop at Rosenfeld Palace, a copy of Belvedere Palace in Vienna, before seeing the oldest building of Zilina – the church of St. Stephan from the 11th century. Transfer to Zilina train station and back to Bratislava. Meet your driver at Bratislava's main train station and travel back to your address in Bratislava.

From Bratislava: Private Wildlife Watching Tour with Hotel

2. From Bratislava: Private Wildlife Watching Tour with Hotel

In the afternoon either take the train from Bratislava to Zilina on your own, or if you booked the option with hotel pick up meet your driver at your address in Bratislava. Transfer to Bratislava main train station. Afternoon train from Bratislava to Zilina. The journey takes about 2h30min. Arrival at Zilina Train Station. Meeting with the driver guide and transfer to the stylish hunting Hotel Diana, 3* located in beautiful nature of Small Fatra National Park. Check in at the hotel and 3 course Traditional Hunting Dinner at hunting restaurant of the hotel. Overnight in Hotel Diana. Early morning departure with 4x4 car to hunting observation point. Wildlife watching, which takes about 2 hours. Wildlife watching is from raised platform and it is completely safe. You can see the deer’s, deer doe’s, lynx, squirrel, foxes, falcons and even the brown bear. Return back to the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Zilina. Walking tour of Zilina, the center of North – West Slovakia. Drop off at Zilina train station. Train back to Bratislava. If you booked the option with hotel drop off, private transfer to the hotel.

Bratislava: Small Fatra Mountains Guided Hike

3. Bratislava: Small Fatra Mountains Guided Hike

Take in the views and the mountain air just a couple of hours outside of Bratislava on this guided hiking tour. Ride the cable car all the way up to Snilovske Peak and admire the natural scenery. Leave Bratislava's main train station early in the morning and arrive in Zilina (private transfer is available at extra cost). Meet your guide and drive to the beautiful Vratna Valley. Take a cable car from Chata Vratna to Snilovske peak at 1500m. From there, enjoy a moderately challenging hike to Chleb Peak at over 1600m, and descend to Poludnovy Grun, and then to the mountain chalet at Chata Pod Grunom. Taste some traditional "slivovica" plum brandy and horalky biscuits along the way. Take some free time to eat lunch or have some refreshments in the chalet (not included) before returning to the Vratna Valley. Transfer back to Zilina Station for your train ride back to Bratislava.

From Bratislava: Half-Day Trip to Trnava with Train Tickets

4. From Bratislava: Half-Day Trip to Trnava with Train Tickets

Enjoy a half-day trip from Bratislava to the city of Trnava. Ride roundtrip on a second-class train. Have the option to select a tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. Admire the Basilica of St. Nicholas and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist on a guided walking tour. Take the afternoon train from Bratslava's main train station. Relax on the scenic ride thorugh the countryside on the way to Trnava. Meet your guide on the train platform and begin your walking tour. Take in the laid back atmosphere and cozy cafes. Stroll through the Baroque streets of the first royal town of Slovakia, where the seat of the bishop and archbishops of Slovakia where once located. See the Gothic architecture of the St. Nicolas Basilica and the Baroque Cathedral of St John the Baptist. Finish your tour in Holy Trinity square where you can view the Sculpture of St. Trinity. Have two hours to explore the city on your own before taking the train back to Bratislava in the early evening.

From Bratislava: Organic Wine Tasting in Svaty Jur

5. From Bratislava: Organic Wine Tasting in Svaty Jur

Visit a small family-run winery to try 5 local wines paired with snacks with this tour. Choose from a private option with hotel pickup and drop-off in Bratislava, or or a group tour with travel to Svaty Jur on the train. Leave from the Bratislava main train station at 5:18 pm to Svaty Jur. Relax as you travel for about 15 minutes. Be greeted by your driver at the Svaty Jur station. Drive to Svaty Jur and pass through the historical city center. Stop at a family-run local winery which has vineyards that produce organic wines. Chat with the locals and take in the cozy ambience of the winery as you savor 5 local wines paired with traditional Slovakian cheese, bacon, and salami. Transfer back to Svaty Jur Train Station and return to Bratislava on the train at about 7:42 PM

From Bratislava: Wooden Folk Village and Spa Aphrodite

6. From Bratislava: Wooden Folk Village and Spa Aphrodite

Learn more about the history of Slovakia on this group tour from Bratislava. Visit the folk village Cicmany, see the largest Slovakian wooden creche in Rajecka Lesna, be rejuvenated the ancient Spa Aphrodite, and see the Old Town of Zilina. Choose between a tour with or without hotel pickup and drop off. Depart on the train at 8:13 am from the Bratislava main station. Be welcomed by your driver once you get to Zilina. Depart to the pilgrimage site Rajecka Lesna. Listen as your guide informs you about the region. See the biggest wooden creche in Slovakia, which shows the traditions, landscape, and history of Slovakia. Visit the traditional folk village of Cicmany, which is famous for its wooden houses painted with white ornaments. Break for lunch and coffee. Spend 2 hours enjoying the thermal baths at Spa Aphrodite with views of he Mala Fatra Mountains. Head to Zilina to see highlights like the Holy Trinity Church, Marianske Square, Bank’s Palace, Rosenfeld Palace, and the church of St. Stephan.

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What people are saying about Bratislava Region

This was such a great day trip!! The views on the hike were amazing! Andrej was such a great guide who was very friendly and provided so much information on the surrounding area and Slovakia as a whole.

A very complete day. Very well prepared and Andrej is very nice. Worth.