What to See in Slovakia for First Time Travelers?
Generally speaking, travelers prefer to visit all the central European countries like Austria, Czech, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland together at one time. People can also choose our Slovakia tour packages to spend 2 to 4 days in Slovakia to visit the capital city of Bratislava and its surroundings including wine tasting in Small Carpathians area and a short hiking to the High Tatras area. If you want to travel in depth, you could extend your Slovakia vacations to the mediaeval castles, the UNESCO heritage sites of Banska Stiavnica, and hike to the Tatra National Park.
When is the Best Time to Visit Slovakia?
With a temperate oceanic transition to mainland climate, Slovakia is cool and dry in summer, cold and humid in winter.
May, June and September are the peak time for Slovakia vacations. Summer is the best season for visiting the old town of Bratislava, hiking on the High Tatras, and taking part in water sports. While High Tatras is also a natural skiing resort in winter.
September, the month of grape harvest, is the winetasting celebration time. The local winemakers offer weekend festivals at their vineyards to celebrate the harvest. Our Slovakia tour packages include some wine-tasting activities during this time. April and October are slightly colder, but travel costs are a bit cheaper, therefore, it is also a good time to travel. The off-season begins from October, and between November and March of the following year, castles, museums and some other tourist attractions including corresponding transportation and accommodation will be closed.
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Slovakia?
Slovakia is a Schengen country.
EU nationals: Citizens of all Schengen countries do not need a visa to travel to Slovakia, regardless of the purpose of the visit. These citizens are simply required to show a valid ID card at Slovakian border control.
Non-EU nationals: Visa-exempt travelers who do not belong to the Schengen Area may enter Slovakia for up to 90 days for Slovakia tours or business purposes without a visa. For other purposes, please check with the local embassy.
What is the Currency of Slovakia and the Best Way to Pay for Things?
The currency of Slovakia is Euro. It's very easy to exchange the currency at bureau de change, local banks (opening from 08:00-18:00 Mon-Fri), hotels and the travel agencies. Credit cards like Visa, Master and Debit cards are widely accepted by the hotels, restaurants and shops.