SLOVAKIA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Slovakia in a way like no other. With the astonishing Tatra Mountains in the north and the dreamy Danube River in the south, it’s easy to get lost in Slovakia’s unspoiled countryside. A land of mountains and medieval castles, Slovakia effortlessly swings between wondrous nature and resplendent architecture. The thriving capital of Bratislava delivers a tapestry of history, with a Gothic Old Town, Renaissance castles, ornate Baroque palaces and steely Soviet architecture.The country is surrounded by six other countries in Eastern Europe, and it’s been just over a quarter-century since the ‘Velvet Divorce’ of Czechoslovakia, yet Slovakia remains steeped in folk traditions. Their proudly preserved crafts are reflected in the country’s wooden churches and brightly painted houses, and you can tour museums filled with traditional art, literature and music. When you visit Slovakia with Trafalgar, we’ll take you cruising along the dreamy Danube, past the pastel-coloured 18th century buildings of the Old Town, to savouring local delicacies in the Old Market Hall of Bratislava. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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"Slovakia is such an underrated European gem - from its castles, to the wine, and abundance of statues each with its own story - it’s always a pleasant surprise for our guests"

Sarah, Travel Director
Slovakia at a glance
A land of mountains and medieval castles, Slovakia effortlessly swings between wondrous nature and resplendent architecture. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director for a soul-stirring journey from the majestic Tatra Mountains in the north to the dreamy Danube River in the south.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg
2°C
Summer avg
26°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Bratislava
Language
Slovak
Good morning
Dobré ráno
Good evening
Dobrý večer

What to pack for Slovakia

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Waterproof jacket

Slovakia is a rainy country, with showers known to strike at any time of the year. Come prepared with a raincoat or small umbrella.

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Comfortable shoes

From roaming the medieval streets of Bratislava’s Old Town, to wandering through the city’s museums and galleries, your feet will thank you for a comfortable pair of shoes.

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Headphones

While there’s plenty of visual entertainment as we travel through Slovakia’s gorgeous landscapes, a pair of headphones can be used on long journeys to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks.

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An adaptor plug

Voltage in Slovakia is 230V and the sockets are of Type E, with standard European 2-pin plugs.

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Camera

From the fairytale turrets of Bratislava Castle to the medieval streets of Bratislava’s historic Old Town, Slovakia will keep your camera clicking away.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.