History, Culture, Wine and Sweet Life - trip to the Červený Kameň Castle and Trnava with wine tasting and a sweet surprise
Western Slovakia is the warmest and most fertile part of Slovakia, abounding in fields, vineyards, forests and rivers. Thanks to its mild climate it has been flourishing since antiquity - the Romans brought viticulture there.
On this tour you will have the chance to taste ''Silvanus'', a Roman wine. On our way to Trnava we will visit the Červený Kameň (Red Stone) Castle, which was heavily rebuilt in the 16th century and became a mighty renaissance fortress designed to protect the riches of the first European corporation, the Thurzo-Fugger Copper Company, in the perilous times of Turkish Wars.
The city of Trnava, built by medieval Slovaks and Germans, was a luxurious residence of Hungarian kings and a political and diplomatic center of their realm. Its skyline is adorned with many bell towers and its urban area by the longest preserved medieval walls in Slovakia, which protected the churches and colleges of the baroque Jesuit University from Ottoman raids. But despite the Turks life has always been sweet.
We will go from Bratislava to the Červený Kameň Castle for a guided tour. After that we will visit Trnava, have lunch and a small surprise. Meals and historical monuments need to be digested, so we will spend some time in a wine cellar at the foothills of the Little Carpathians. When you come back to the hotel you can call it a day.
Please take into account that the Červený Kameň Castle is closed on Mondays from October till April, however, if you would like to book this trip on Monday I will be more than glad to make some changes and tailor it according to your wishes.
English speaking tour takes place at 11. 30 on Saturdays and Sundays in May and June and every day from July till September. Slovak tours take place every hour and I can interpret.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel
Duration: 9 hours
The time estimate is approximate, it might take a little bit more or little bit less depending on the traffic.
Comfort, clean, air-conditioned van. The clients will be informed on the exact model (VW Caravelle, VW Multivan, Mercedes Vito, and the like) prior to start of the tour. It depends on availability of the transportation company.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 EUR - It is the amount you might need for some refreshments, souvenirs, lunch and admission fees.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks