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Spis: German Towns of Eastern Slovakia

26 May — 30 May 2018 | Tour Director: Alex Koller

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Tour Director

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Alex Koller , PhD

lecturer in art history and architecture

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Gatwick 0925 on Easyjet, arriving Cracow 1255. Transfer via Červený Kláštor (Carthusian monastery on Polish border) to Levoča for four nights at Hotel Stela.

Day

2

Levoca: walled town, Renaissance town hall, 17th century “cage of shame”, St James’s Church (tall wooden altarpiece), Museum of Master Paul (house and workshop), Minorite and old Minorite churches. Afternoon: Spišská Kapitula (ecclesiastical centre including 13th century St Martin’s Cathedral), Spišský hrad (one of central Europe’s largest medieval castles), Zehra (13th century church with medieval wall paintings).

Day

3

Whole day excursion to Dravce (church with 13th century wall-paintings), Spišský Štvrtok (Gothic church of St Ladislaus with Zápolsky Chapel) and historic town of Kežmarok (18th century wooden church). Afternoon visit to the Renaissance Strážký Palace (Slovak National Gallery) and Spišská Sobota (uniquely preserved small town).

Day

4

Whole day excursion to Markušovce (Rococo manor house), Betliar (15th century palace with splendid English park), Štítnik (Lutheran church), Slovenský raj (“Paradise”) National Park.

Day

5

Depart Cracow 1320, arriving Gatwick 1500.

Tour Dates

26 May — 30 May 2018

Days

5

Cost

£1275

Tour Code

SPIS-18

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Cost of £1275 includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £40.

 
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