2 independent reviews for Tatras mountains winter vacation in Slovakia

Reviews for Tatras mountains winter vacation in Slovakia

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review 16 Feb 2020

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

This vacation is active and full of variety. We tried new activities and loved them all. The Tatras are truly beautiful and the opportunity to experience new activities with the mountains as a backdrop is pretty special. The horse and carriage ride in the forest was great fun and the the cable car up Lomnicky stit was wonderful. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and made sure we were able to experience the best that Slovakia has to offer. I would thoroughly recommend this operator to anyone who wants a great vacation with lots of fun and adventure.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for changing weather conditions. We had every possible weather type in one week, from rain and blizzard to sunshine . Take layers, good hiking boots and waterproofs. Above all, be prepared to have fun and lots of laughs.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, I believe it did. We used local services as far as possible and public transport when feasible. We had to travel by car one day as the railway was blocked by a fallen tree, but the plan had been for us to go by train We walked when we could and visited local bars, cafes, museums etc. We understand the hotel we stayed in is family owned and employees were locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic!

review 5 Feb 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The beautiful snowfall on the last day - it clothed the trees and mountains in a thick covering of pristine beauty. Magical. The food was also a highlight. Every restaurant we are in was lovely, and served delicious Slovakian food. Every meal was a delight. The friendship we established with our fellow traveler from Germany.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Leave your technology behind, and enjoy life the way it should be lived. And if you are a cat lover, go down near the train station and give an outdoor cat a cuddle (and a snack).

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We used local facilities and activities, ate local food at local restaurants, travelled on the electric train service, and tried to fit in with local customs (apart from not speaking Slovak - apart from the basic words, it's difficult!). Also fed the local outdoor cats who live down near the train station and left some cat food with one of the local souvenir sellers was looking after them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Great. It was an active vacation, but also a peaceful and restful break.

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