Located approximately 2 hours outside of Bratislava, the small mining town of Banska Stiavnica is a wonderful day trip from the fast-paced city. The mining of gold and silver brought enormous wealth to the town which dates back to the 3rd century BC and subsequently the town is rich in mining history.
Spend the day exploring the town’s peaceful cobbled streets lined with Gothic and Renaissance buildings and the medieval castles all of which contributed to the towns UNESCO listing in 1993.
Thermal waters bubble throughout Slovakia but Piešťany is the country's premier spa town. Located just half an hour by train from Bratislava, it is famed for its curative geothermal waters and medicinal sulphuric mud.
The delightful park on Kúpeľný ostrov (Spa Island), with its numerous fountains and statues, includes an open-air thermal swimming pool, and a network of healthcare facilities and sport facilities that you can take advantage of on a day excursion here.
Authentic Wine Tour
Savour a guided Slovakian wine tasting tour to a local producer in the Little Carpathian wine region combined with a small hike into the vineyards and up to a castle ruin above the picturesque town of Svätý Jur.
This five-hour tour will take you well away from Bratislava into classic Slovak countryside and introduce you to some outstanding wines with a very enthusiastic and young local winegrower.