One Day Trips
Skalica (10 hours)
Skalica is a historical town established by royal charter in the 13th century. It has many unusual sights that are well worth seeing, including a Romanesque rotunda, a gothic church from the 14th century, the Jesuits' church and its catacombs, the town hall, the folk-art decorated House of Culture and, the Pilarik brothers' mill – an industrial heritage monmument. Our sightseeing tour includes a visit to a traditional “trdelník” bakery, where you can taste and purchase a special spit-roasted cake, that originated in Skalica.
We also very much recommend a boat trip on the Baťa Canal constructed by the famous shoe manufacturer BAŤA at the beginning of the 20th century.
Optional: Lunch in a medieval restaurant, where the food and the beer are made according to authentic medieval reciepes.
Why not extend your trip with a visit to the vineyards and a wine- tasting?
Modra – Červený Kameň Castle – Skalica (10 hours)
Combination of the abovementioned trip to Skalica and the halfday trip to Modra and Červený Kameň Castle (for more info click here).
Skalica – Lednice (Southern Moravia) (12 hours)
Skalica - city sightseeing and lunch in a medieval restaurant.
The Lednice area offers an amazing combination of beautiful nature, astonishing architecture and great wine, which has been inscribed in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. Our top recommendation is to visit Lednice Castle, the former summer residence of the Lichtenstein family with its large park, Minaret and green-house, and to take a boat trip on the Dyje River. The delicius food served in the castle restaurant will turn a great trip into an unforgettable experience.
Banská Štiavnica (UNESCO site) (10 hours)
This fascinating old royal town with beautiful architecture and historical gold and silver mines is situated in the beautiful natural setting of the Štiavnické Vrchy Mountains. Some of its highlights include the Old Castle, wich combines architecture of all styles from the 13th -19th centuries, the New Castle, from the 16th century, which hosts an exhibition on the war with the Turks, the Glanzenberg underground gallery, which has been visited by emperors and many important people in the past and present, the mineralogical exhibition, an art gallery, an open-air mining museum offering undergrounds tours. A visit of the town can be combined with easy walking in the surrounding mountains, wich offer fine views over the city and the Low Tatra Mountains.
Piešťany Spa + Radošina Wine Cellar
The best known Slovak spa is famous for its sulphuric mud and warm springs. It has been one of the leading European spas for more than a hundred years, offering treatments for rheumatism and, rehabilitation of the locomotive apparatus and nervous system. The combination of therapeutic sulphuric mud and thermal mineral water is unique.
Piešťany mud has been known since the 12th century and has been prescribed for aching joints since the 16th century. Many important people have visited Piestany and used its tretments, including Beethoven. The spa offers a wide range of procedures that you can sample during your visit to Piestany. You can complement your healthy visit to the spa by tasting the wines at the Radošina wine cellar, located just a few kilometers from Piestany. The famous wine Radošinský Klevner was served at the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.