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Once part of Czechoslovakia and still on good terms with their Czech cousins since the Velvet Divorce of 1992, Slovakia refers to itself as the "Little Big Country." With a population of just 5.5 million, it's not hard to understand the "little" part. But what's the "big" part? In a word: nature. Always less developed than the Czech lands, Slovakia is much more mountainous than Poland and Hungary, with a wealth of ski resorts in the various mountain ranges. These are part of the Carpathian Mountains that cover much of the north of the country. From mountains to cities, visiting Slovakia is all about doing what you want.

Bratislava as the perfect alternative to Vienna

The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, sits on the Danube, less than an hour by road or rail from Vienna. Much smaller than both Vienna or Prague and lacking a little in grandeur, Bratislava still has highlights. They sit within a compact area on the north bank of the river. Bratislava makes for a good alternative to Vienna. You can break up the journey between Prague and Budapest with an overnight stop here. But don't think of it just as a place to lay your head. There's plenty to see, as a city tour will show you. Combine this with a trip out to Devin castle on the border with Austria. Visiting Slovakia is always well worthwhile.

The natural beauty of the High Tatras

The High Tatras are an altogether different proposition. We have included them in our destinations to provide variety to the usual city destinations in Central Europe. Looking to stretch your legs, de-stress, pamper yourself and get some serious hiking in all at the same time? Then a one or two night stay in one of the luxury hotels we've picked are perfect. You'll have elegant spa areas, lake or mountain views from your window and clean fresh air. It's a little over half-way by road between Budapest and Krakow. That means it's best reached by private transfer. This isn't a stop for everyone, but it provides an opportunity that's not to be missed.

An affordable vacation

Like neighboring Austria, Slovakia is in the Eurozone, but you will find prices here lower than in Austria. It's surrounded on three sides by other Schengen Area nations, so travel through Slovakia is hassle-free. Accommodation in Slovakia is pleasantly varied and affordable.

Your Slovakian travel specialists

Our local guides will be on-hand to assist all vacationers. Wherever you want to travel in Slovakia, we can make it happen. Visit Bratislava, the High Tatras, and more. Contact us for a free travel consultation and we will start planning the perfect Slovakian vacation, just for you.

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Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.8 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Slovakian vacation packages
Based on 5 reviews

John Paul & Donna

Pennsylvania

JayWay Travel not only has the expertise in arranging Central European excursions, but also has assembled a team of professionals who truly deliver excellent customer service from the beginning stages of trip planning all the way through to timely and courteous drop-off service at the airport end the end of the trip.

JayWay Travel not only has the expertise in arranging Central European excursions, but also has assembled a team of professionals who truly deliver excellent customer service from the beginning stages of trip planning all the way through to timely and courteous drop-off service at the airport end the end of the trip.

Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Poprad, Budapest
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Poprad, Budapest
Rating :
4.6 / 5

Sharon & Brenton

Texas

JayWay Travel makes travel easy and takes away all the things that give you heartburn, like where to turn in the rental car, how to buy tickets for the train and transfers. We love being just a phone call away from solving any problem we might have!

JayWay Travel makes travel easy and takes away all the things that give you heartburn, like where to turn in the rental car, how to buy tickets for the train and transfers. We love being just a phone call away from solving any problem we might have!

Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Eger, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Eger, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5

Jennifer, Matey, Millie, Harriet, Henry & Kenneth

South Carolina

JayWay Travel made our trip. Without them, our trip would have lost its luster.

JayWay Travel made our trip. Without them, our trip would have lost its luster.

Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Itinerary : Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Berlin
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Itinerary : Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Berlin
Rating :
4.6 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Slovakia

When is the best time to visit Slovakia?

Slovak winters are cold, while the summers are fairly warm. Due to its location in one of the lowest parts of the country, Bratislava is in one of the country’s warmest and driest spots. Naturally, the more mountainous parts of Slovakia are cooler, and generally wetter as well. We recommend visiting Slovakia, especially Bratislava, from early April to mid-June, or from early September to late October, keeping in mind that May and September are peak season for tourism.

Is Slovakia safe?

Slovakia is very safe, even by Western European standards, although the advice about keeping an eye out for pickpockets in crowded areas still applies. If hiking in the High Tatras, keep in mind that the weather can change suddenly, and even clear skies can give way to sudden, severe weather. Slovakian roads, especially in mountainous area, can be narrow and poorly lit.

What is Slovak cuisine like?

Slovak cuisine trends towards the simple and hearty, with an emphasis on cheese, potatoes, flour, smoked meat, and herbs. We recommend trying the Bryndzove Halusky, potato dumplings covered with fermented sheep’s cheese. This dish usually has fried bacon on top, although, as with most traditional dishes, has countless regional variations. Sheep’s cheese has a prime place in the local food culture, especially in a Salas, a small restaurant that sells local food, and is commonly found in the north. Soups are commonly served with meals, or as an entree.

Slovakia is one of a handful of countries where Coca-Cola has been beaten out by another soft drink: Kofola, a similar drink that sold by the bottle, but also available on tap. Vinea, a soda made from grapes (red and white) is also popular, especially among those who don’t like carbonation. Slovakia has many areas known for their mineral water, although the tap water is of high quality everywhere. Alcohol is cheap and served in large quantities—even a shot there is larger than you might be used to! Czech beer is omnipresent, but Slovakia produces many similar, quality beers, as well as some excellent wines. Many of the best wines come from the Tokaj region on the Hungarian border. Homemade wines and spirits are common. Borovicka, a type of gin, is popular, as are various brandies, especially Slivovica (made from plums) and Hruskovica (made from pears).

What is transportation like in Slovakia?

If traveling between cities and larger towns, the faster long-distance trains can be a good option. If trying to get off the beaten track and into the mountains, buses may sometimes be an option, but we recommend private transfers, which not only pick you up at your hotel at the time of your choosing, but can include stops along the way. As with the Czech Republic, Slovakia has a zero tolerance policy for drunk driving, with steep fees for drivers with any detectable blood alcohol level.
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