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This family winter activity holiday spends a week in the remote Tatras Mountains. The stunning location offers a magical, snowy landscape where you can take part in a variety of fun activities.

  • Skiing & snowboarding in the Tatras
  • Take a horse & cart ride from Zdiar
  • Relax in the thermal pools in Bukowina
  • Husky sledding in the stunning Velka Fatra
  • Optional visit to caves & villages

Try downhill skiing or snowboarding in the finest setting in Eastern Europe. Whether travelling by ski, snowshoe, husky sled or horse and cart, Slovakia's great outdoors is just waiting to be explored.

Venture into the snow-laden pine forests on a wilderness snowshoe adventure and take advantage of the thermal waters at Bukowina, where you can play on water slides and relax in the hydromassage pools.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Slovakia, meet at Smokovec

    Fly to Poprad and make your way to your hotel in Smokovec, a picturesque village situated in the heart of the Tatras Mountains.

  2. Day 2: Downhill skiing from Tatranska Lomnica

    The slopes at Tatranska Lomnica attract skiers of every level of skill and experience. The day is yours to enjoy the slopes, practice skiing and snowboarding, or take a cable car to Lomnicky Stit Peak for panoramic views of the surrounding mountain range. 

  3. Day 3: Dog sledding & thermal pools

    The national park of Velka Fatra is stunning in winter, and the varied landscapes consist of dramatic ridges, hillside meadows, caves and distinctive rock formations, partially covered with snow. You will have the chance to explore this landscape by dog sled, which is great fun in itself.

    After a day exploring the park, you can look forward to a spot of relaxation at the thermal water park. Here you can find both indoor and outdoor thermal pools, as well as saunas, jacuzzis and a wellness centre, to leave you feeling warm and refreshed.

  4. Day 4: Cable Car & winter forest picnic

    This morning  you will visit a magical winter wonderland where you will see ice sculptures by artists from all over the world. Next, ride a horse and sleigh through the forest, before stopping for an outdoor Slovakian barbecue.

  5. Day 5: Snowshoeing

    Snowshoeing is a fun way to get around in the deep winter snow. Take a mountain tram to the highest village in the Tatras before heading out along the trails.

  6. Day 6: Tatra National Park & Aquacity

    This morning, visit the fascinating museum in the Tatra National Park, before heading to Aquacity in Poprad for some fun on the waterslides, shoots and inflatable rafts.

  7. Day 7: Free day: optional activities

    Your last day in Slovakia is free for you to choose from the optional activities or excursions on offer, perhaps exploring some of the local culture and open-air museums. Alternatively, you might wish to head back to the slopes to practice some more skiing or snowboarding.

  8. Day 8: Fly back to UK

    Leave your hotel and make your way to Poprad Airport for your flight back to the UK.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £799 per adult, £749 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,269 per adult, £1,169 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

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  • Feb
  • Xmas

What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Transfers

    Not included
  • Accommodation

    7 nights in a family-friendly three star hotel - a typical family-run Slovakian property. Rooms are en suite, equipped with TV and WiFi. The hotel has a bar and restaurant, and has been chosen due to its proximity to the activities.
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts & 1 lunch
  • Activities

    • Downhill skiing

    • Sledging

    • Snowshoeing

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £470 for an adult, and from £470 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

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Departures

Choose your preferred departure date from the 3 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary dates Prices per person from (exc. flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2018 27 Dec 3 Jan £995 £895 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 9 Feb 16 Feb £799 £749 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 16 Feb 23 Feb £799 £749 Available* Book or Enquire