Bratislava Tours
Great Wine Tour in Small Carpathian Hills

Great Wine Tour in Small Carpathian Hills

By Best Slovakia Tours
per adult
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Ages 18-99
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Only Air conditioned vehicles
  • Professional Guide/driver
  • Hotel pickup
  • Parking Fees
  • Mineral water (still and carbonated)
  • 6 samples of Quality Slovak Wines and cheese plate
What's not included
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance tickets (Red Stone castle, Ceramic factory)
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Meeting at your hotel or address in Bratislava at 8:30am or on request at 9am
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34881P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • A minimum of 4 people per booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • No tours on Sundays (Slovak Folk Factory - closed) and Mondays (Red Stone castle - closed)
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34881P3

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        Very good

        Adam D
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        Apr 2022 • Friends
        Peter was an amazing host. He knew a lot about the history of Bratislava, Slovakia and Eastern Europe. He also spoke fluent English which was an added bonus. We would all highly recommend Peter as a tour guide, regardless of what kind of tour you’re looking for. 10/10
        Written 8 April 2022
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        Dear Adam, thanks for your kind words, it was great to be with you all. I am happy you liked all three highlights of the Small Carpathian Wine tour - the Slovak Folk Pottery, the massive Red Stone castle with its stunning interiors and the "Icing on the cake" the Wine Tasting of Slovak tasty wines. Guys, take care, keep on traveling and discovering the world and one day, i am happy to show you more of Slovakia and/or Central Europe. Stay safe and healthy, Peter Blazicek
        Written 9 April 2022
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        Aug 2018 • Family
        Punctual, patient and above all very pleasant to be around. Peter is amazing and speaks perfect English. Definitely could keep up with us lot which is sometimes challenging for other tour guides, as we do chatter a lot.

        Great restaurant choices, pleasant drives, and great choices of day trips. We enjoyed every minute.
        Written 29 August 2018
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        Dear Stephanie and family, thank you very much for your kind words. I was very happy I could show you a bit of Slovakia (Devin castle & Small Carpathian region - of course with wine tasting) as well as a bit of Austria (famous Wachau valley and of course - the typical white wines). Your group was amazing and I enjoyed both days very much. Thank you for booking with us and we'll be happy to assist you anytime in the future. We can discover more of Slovakia and/or neighboring countries or even more - such as Italy, Germany etc. Happy & Safe Travel! Peter Blazicek, CEO
        Written 30 August 2018
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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