Enjoy free tours in Slovak towns over the next few weeks

Slovak towns will celebrate International Tourist Guide Day with free tours. In Bratislava, foreign language tours are also available.

(Source: Jana Liptáková)

More than 12 cities across Slovakia will offer free tours in the upcoming three weeks, marking International Tourist Guide Day on February 21.

"Events already started on February 17 in Bardejov (Prešov Region) and finish on March 2 in Nitra," said Marián Bilačič of the Slovak Tourists Guide Association (SSSCR), as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Visitors to Bratislava and Košice can expect new types of tours, which will also be given in several foreign languages.

"We will have Bratislava tours in German, English, Russian and Spanish on February 23 at 14:00," said Bilačič, as quoted by TASR.

Tourists in Košice can enjoy tours in English and Hungarian.

The main philosophy of the International Tourist Guide Day is to offer their services for free once a year, Bilačič explained. Slovakia will celebrate it for the 16th time.

INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDE DAY

List of events in Slovakia (Feb 17 – Mar 2):

  • February 17 (Sunday)
    • BARDEJOV
      14:00 - 18:00 SABINOV, A FORGOTTEN ALLY OF BARDEJOV
      A bus trip to Sabinov, eastern Slovakia, which was in close contact with Bardejov thanks to PENTAPOLITANA.
      Reservation (bus seat): Call 054-474 4003 or text 0904 260 777
      Departure: 14:00 - Radničné Square 21 (before a tourist information centre)
      Trip price: €5 (a bus fee)
      Return to Bardejov: 17:30 – 18:00
  • February 21 (Thursday)
    • POPRAD - VEĽKÁ
      17:00 ST. JOHN EVANGELIST CHURCH & SCHERFEL HOUSE (guided tour)
      Meeting point: in front of the church in Poprad-Veľká
    • SPIŠSKÁ NOVÁ VES
      -11:00 / 13:00/ 15:00 CHURCH TOWER CLIMB (guided tour)
      Meeting point: tourist information centre, Letná 49, Spišská Nová Ves
      -17:00 A THEMED CITY TOUR (guided tour)
      Meeting point: before the Provincial House, Letná 50, Spišská Nová Ves
  • February 23 (Saturday)
    • BANSKÁ BYSTRICA
      13:00 / 14:00/ 15:00 RAILWAYS – A GATE TO THE CITY'S INDUSTRIALISATION (guided tour)
      Meeting point: main railway station in Banská Bystrica and the small railway station in the city (Banská Bystrica-mesto)
    • BRATISLAVA
      -10:00 - 11:30 LONG STREET (from Laurinská Gate)
      A 90-minute walking tour organised by Bratislava Tourism Board (BTB)
      Meeting point: near a well on Primate's Square (Primaciálne námestie)
      -14:00 - 15:30 WALK THROUGH CENTURIES: MUSIC BRATISLAVA
      A 90-minute walking tour organised by the SSSCR
      Meeting point: Plague Column, Fish Square (Rybné námestie)
      -14:00 - 15:30 THE BEST OF THE OLD TOWN
      A 90-minute walking tour organised by the SSSCR
      Meeting point: Plague Column, Fish Square
      -14:00 - 15:30 DAS GELBE VOM EI (German)
      Provided by the SSSCR
      Meeting point: Rybné námestie, plague column near Hotel Park Inn
      -14:00 - 15:30 THE BEST OF BRATISLAVA (English)
      Provided by the SSSCR
      Meeting point: Rybné námestie, plague column near Hotel Park Inn
      -14:00 - 15:30 TO NAJ ZO STARÉHO MESTA (Russian)
      Provided by the SSSCR
      Meeting point: Rybné námestie, plague column near Hotel Park Inn
      -14:00-15:30 LO MEJOR DE BRATISLAVA (Spanish)
      Provided by the SSSCR
      Meeting point: Rybné námestie, plague column near Hotel Park Inn
      -14:00 - 15:30 FEMALE PERSONALITIES OF BRATISLAVA
      A 90-minute walking tour by BTB
      Meeting point: Plague Column, Rybné námestie
    • MALACKY
      14:00 free city tour (guided)
      Meeting point: the Church of Holy Trinity (Lower end)
    • MARTIN
      14:00 free city tour (guided)
      Meeting point: St. Martin Church, SNP Square (opposite the Prior shopping mall)
    • RUŽOMBEROK
      14:00 DISCOVER RUŽOMBEROK WITH A GUIDE (free city tour)
      Meeting point: Andrej Hlinka Square in front of the Ružomberok Town Hall
    • SKALICA
      14:00 - 16:00 free access to the following sights: St. George Chapel - Jesuit Church - Church Tower - Town Hall
    • TRNAVA
      10:00 and 12:00 - two tours:
      BAROQUE TRNAVA: City tower, St. Jacob Church, St Ann Church, university buildings, St. John the Baptist Cathedral
      GOTHIC TRNAVA: City tower, City Hall, city walls, St. Nicholas Basilica
      Meeting point: Trinity Square (Trojičné námestie) below the city tower (tourist information centre)
  • February 24 (Sunday)
    • BRATISLAVA
      -10.00 - 11.30 LONG STREET (near Laurinská Gate)
      A 90-minute walk organised by Bratislava Tourism Board (BTB)
      Meeting point: near a well on Primate's Square
      -14.30 - 16.00 SLAVÍN THE PHENOMENON
      A 90-minute walk by BTB
      Meeting point: in front of the main entrance staircase of Slavín memorial
  • February 25 (Monday)
    • POPRAD
      13:00 ST. EGIDIUS CHURCH (guided tour)
      Meeting point: in front of the tourist information centre, St. Egidius Square 43/86, Poprad
  • March 2 (Saturday)
    • NITRA
      13:00 SECESSION-THEMED CITY TOUR
      The meeting point is in front of County House (County Square – Župné námestie)
    • POPRAD - KVETNICA
      11:00 RESURRECTION CHAPEL (above Kvetnica) – a guided tour
      Meeting point: in front of the sanatorium in Poprad-Kvetnica

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