Slovakia’s vibrant capital Bratislava is an up-and-coming city break destination, and beyond it lies a landscape of lakes, forests and mountains, dotted with spectacular castles. Luggage Mule offers luggage shipping throughout Slovakia, so you can travel hassle-free and enjoy a generous 30kg allowance.
Customs: Meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden. Check the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £34.99!
Shipping times: 6 working days!
Flights: Flights to Slovakia from the UK usually take about two hours. Major gateways include Bratislava and Košice.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British or EU passports do not need a visa to travel to Slovakia. Other nationalities may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+1.
Packing for Slovakia
Slovakia has a relatively short summer, but if you’re coming in June or July you should still expect high temperatures and strong sunshine. Pack suncream, hats and long-sleeve shirts. The winter season peaks in January and February, and visitors should expect snow in the mountainous National Park High Tatras region in the north. Multiple layers, a scarf, gloves and a warm thick coat are essentials at this time of year.
Ship your bike to Slovakia
The best mountain biking in Slovakia can be found in Bajkom k tajchom in the south, with more than 250km of waymarked trails traversing the scenic Štiavnické Mountains. If you’re sticking to the roads, the Dobšinská cycling route passes some beautiful ice caves – it’s well worth dismounting to explore them properly. The International Danube Cycling Route is another option and is perfect for families and children. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Slovakia at reasonable rates, so you can explore from the comfort of your own saddle.
Ship your golf clubs to Slovakia
Luggage Mule offers golf club shipping all over Slovakia. Many of the country’s best courses can be found in the east, and the capital city of Bratislava makes a great base for a golf holiday as well as a city break. Black & White Golf Resort Bratislava hosts the first 9-hole golf course built in the country, and the Black River Resort Bernolákovo is set within the ground of an 18th century baroque mansion. For courses with mountain scenery, try Gray Bear golf course in the Tále area and the Black Stork in the High Tatra mountains, between the villages of Velka Lomnica and Tatranska Lomnica.
What to ship home from Slovakia
The wineries of Svätý Jur, Limbach, Pezinok, and Modra produce some exceptional wines, and to the east of the country the Tokaj wine region – which is shared with Hungary – is famous for its dessert styles. Slovakia also produces some outstanding mead, as well as Tatratea, a tea-based herbal liqueur. Other popular souvenirs from Slovakia include cultural items such as corn dolls, hand-painted eggs and ceramics from Majolika. Whatever takes your fancy, our Slovakia luggage shipping service gives you a 30kg allowance, so you’ll have plenty of room to pack all the souvenirs you want.