ITINERARY – 4 day Slovakia, 4 days 3 nights

Day 1 Budapest – Szepsi

Leaving Budapest at 9am we have a four hour drive to Szepsi in South Eastern Slovakia. Arriving at 1pm we check into our hotel and have lunch in the restaurant there. In the afternoon we have a tour of town in the bus and then visit a local musician and instrument maker who tells us a little cultural and music history and shows us his many violins and violas. We then have a litte free time before tasting some Slovak specialities in a local restaurant.

Accommodation Hotel – Szepsi

Day 2 Szepsi - Aj valley gorge

After breakfast we head out of town in the bus to explore the village of Aj, via the lovely local scenery. We leave the bus at the main road and walk up the gorge arriving in the village of Aj for a picnic lunch. This village is on a dead end road that ends at another village called Faluska in Hungarian. Aj village is culturally Hungarian and Faluska is Slovak. We hear a little about the history and culture of the two villages before driving back to a restaurant dinner in Szepsi.

Accommodation Hotel – Szepsi

Day 3 Castles

This morning we go by bus to visit a castel out of town and do a lovely walk through the surrounding forest. We have lunch in restaurant near the castle looking over the stunning scenery around us. After lunch we head back to Szepsi and our hotel for a couple of hours of free time before we visit a local Roma family for a home cooked dinner. After dinner we head down to the hall with our hostes were we meet the musicians and have an evening of music for our last night together.

Accommodation Hotel – Szepsi

Day 4 Szepsi – Kassa – Budapest

After a cafe breakfast we head out of Szepsi and arrive in the historical city of Kassa. We have a short tour of the town by bus before stopping in the center were we visit the beautiful old church and have some time to explore the city center. We then meet for lunch before heading back to Budapest. We should arrive in Budapest at about 7pm when you will be dropped home, or at an agreed location.

*Any participant can choose to rest, or do local sightseeing from the accommodation, rather than joining the daily or evening programs if feeling like some time out (The cost of meals, entry tickets and travel in such cases will not be covered by the tour).

Itinerary subject to change

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