Take a tour to the UNESCO Heritage town of Banska Stiavnica and visit the renaissance castle of Topolcianky on this day trip from Bratislava.
After pickup from your hotel in Bratislava, you'll be taken via private transport to Banska Stiavnica, about 110 miles from Bratislava. This perfectly preserved medieval town dated back to the 12th century and has a history tied to mining. Learn about its founding and important highlights, including the 16th century Holy Trinity Square, the 15th century Gothic St. Catherine Church, and the Holy Trinity Column and its sculptures.
You'll also visit an ancient silver mine , the oldest in this area situated just under the main square. The beauty and historical value of Banska Stiavnica town was recognized by UNESCO, and has been a World Heritage Site since 1993.
On the way back to Bratislava stop in Topolcianky, a small town famous for its Renaissance castle ,which served as the summer residence of Czechoslovak presidents for over 30 years in the early 20th century. Today, the castle serves as a great example of Slovakian neoclassical architecture. After visiting Topolcianky you will be dropped back at your Bratislava hotel.