A selection of optional activities are listed below to help you budget for your Family adventure. Whilst the basic tour price you pay before you travel includes a great selection of highlights, we have also built in free time to allow you the flexibility to choose from a carefully selected range of additional excursions and activities or take time to relax, the choice is yours. At certain destinations along the way there may be several options to choose from and it may not be possible to fit all the activities in; your Explore Leader will be able to give advice on which are the most suitable for your family.
Day 3 / 5: Afternoon skiing. The Tatranská Lomnica ski region located in the High Tatras, the highest in Slovakia, offers 12km of slopes and 8 ski lifts (mixture of modern chairlifts and cable cars) to an elevation of 2,196 meters; ideal for full or half day of skiing.
Ski pass: 1 day ski pass €39 per adult, €31 per child aged 12 to 18 with a valid ID card or passport, €27 per child under 12, €31 per child aged 12 to 18 with a valid ID card or passport, €27 per child under 12. Cheaper prices are available by booking 3 or more days in advance at https://www.vt.sk/en/price-lists/price-list/cennik-vysoke-tatry-201718-first-snow/
Ski and snowboard rental: Ski or snowboard €20, boots €7, helmet €5
Day 3 / 5: Lomnicky peak cable car. For the ultimate view in the Tatras take a cable to reach the majestic Lomnicky peak at 2,634 meters. Early booking is essential - visit https://www.vt.sk/en/activities/cableway-trips/lomnicky-peak/ to book your ticket.
Adult return €46, Junior (12 - 18) €39, Child €34 per person
Hotel Titris wellness centre. 1 hour €6.60, 2 hours €10, 3 hours €12.80 discounts available for children and family tickets.
Day 7: Visit the nearby salt mine known for its magnificent 3 kilometres of meandering corridors and chambers chiselled out in rock salt, underground saline lakes and statues sculpted in salt. Adult PLN79 per person, child PLN64 per person.
Pack for cold mountain conditions. It's best to dress in warm layers of breathable fabrics. You'll need waterproofs and plenty of warm clothing including a warm waterproof jacket, jumper, fleece, gaiters, gloves, hat, scarf and thermal underwear.
Luggage: On tour
One main piece of baggage and a daypack for personal items.
Luggage allowance on tour: 20kg
Bring a water bottle, flash, torch, binoculars, camera, sunglasses and suncream.
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Explore Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognised part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. Accordingly you should allow approximately £15.00 for gratuities for local staff. In order to make things easier for you, the Explore Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the trip.