Slovakia

Slovakia

Slovakia travel & guided tours

Slovakia is officially known as the Slovak Republic and was part of Czechoslovakia until 1993. Bordered by the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary, it truly lies at the heart of Europe. In fact, in Kremnické Bane you can find a stone next to the church of St. John the Baptist that marks the geographical centre of Europe.

The capital, Bratislava, is on the banks of the River Danube and River Morava, and is unique in that it is the only country in the world which borders two independent countries; Austria and Hungary. From the 16th to 18th centuries it was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, a territory of the Habsburg Monarchy.

Things to do on Slovakia holidays

Bratislava is much older than the more famous Prague and Budapest, and the compact medieval inner city is a network of narrow, winding streets, lined with pastel coloured buildings, old churches and inviting cafés. The iconic hilltop castle overlooks the Danube and dominates the rest of the city.

Did you know?

  • On a Slovakia vacation you are bound to run into some very good-looking people. Renowned beauties Angelina Jolie and Audrey Hepburn both have Slovakian grandparents.
  • Going on a trip to Slovakia? Try to include a visit to one of the 50 well-preserved wooden churches throughout the country that forms a part of its UNESCO cultural heritage sites. The oldest, the church of St. Francis of Assisi in Hervatov, was built in 1500 without the use of a single nail!
  • When you go on a Slovakia trip, you can rest assured that tap water is completely safe to drink. After Austria, Slovakia boasts the world's largest natural freshwater supplies.

Slovakia tours & guided trips with Expat Explore

Now that you've enjoyed a glimpse at what Slovakia has it offer, it's time to book a small group tour package to beautiful Slovakia to go see it for yourself! At Expat Explore, visits to Slovakia are included quite a few of our Eastern Europe guided coach tours. Also keep an eye on our specials for great rates on Slovakia vacation packages, as well as excursions & activities for 2018/2019.