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Bratislava Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

1. Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

Get to know Bratislava on a unique Segway ride with an expert local guide. Choose from 3 different scenic routes and see Bratislava from a different perspective. All tours include training and lead through various parts of the Old City, covering Primatial Square, the Old Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square, and the Holy Trinity Column. Later, continue by the water banks of the Danube and enjoy the view of the entire city. During the ride, cross 2 different bridges, the newly open Old Bridge and the UFO Bridge. The 1-Hour Riverside Segway Tour ends here but if you opt for the 1.5-Hour Bratislava Castle Segway Tour, continue on a climb up the hill to Bratislava Castle complex where you will learn about the history of the castle. The 2-Hour Complete City Segway Tour also includes the ride to Bratislava Castle, as well as the Presidential Palace, where you can see all the way to Austria and Hungary from the panoramic terrace, and the Main Square.

Bratislava: Private Walking Tour

2. Bratislava: Private Walking Tour

You will be picked up from your centrally-located hotel in Bratislava (if staying outside the city center, your meeting is in front of the main entrance to the Park Inn Danube Hotel). Your tour will begin with a short introduction before you begin exploring Hviezdoslavovo Square. You will discover the Opera House and Reduta Building, passing along the "man at work" statue and Schoner Natzi statue to arrive to Bratislava's Main Square. You will then pause at the Roland Fountain where you will here of legends about the famous knight Roland, as well as about the coronation festivities of Hungarian kings in Bratislava. You can take a photo with a Napoleonic soldier as you pass by the Old Town Hall, and discover the Franciscian Church, the oldest sacred building of Bratislava, where the knights of Golden Spurs were knighted. You will then stroll through Franciscan Square to Primate's Palace, where you can marvel at one of Bratislava’s hidden gems: Primate’s Palace (where the Pressburg peace between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Napoleon's France were signed). Next, you will take in the stunning Michael's Gate, before seeing the palace where the Hungarian Parliament used to meet. You will then see the building of Academia Istropolitana, the premise of the first university in the Hungarian Kingdom. At the conclusion of your tour, you will pass by St. Martin's Cathedral, and if you book the 3-hour option, you will also discover Bratislava Castle from where you will gain superb views over Bratislava.

Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete E-Scooter Tour

3. Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete E-Scooter Tour

Hop an e-scooter and tour Bratislava with an expert local guide. Choose from 3 different scenic routes around the Old Town to suit the experience and timetable you want. All tours lead through various parts of the city center, covering Primatial Square, the Old Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square, and the Holy Trinity Column. Later, continue by the water banks of the Danube. During the ride head across the newly opened Old Bridge and modern UFO Bridge. The 1-Hour Riverside E-scooter Tour ends here, but if you opt for the 1.5-Hour Bratislava Castle E-Scooter Tour, continue on a climb up the hill to Bratislava Castle complex for great views over the city. The 2-Hour Complete City E-scooter Tour also includes the ride to Bratislava Castle, plus an excursion to the Presidential Palace. Take in views all the way to Austria and Hungary from the panoramic terrace and the Main Square.

Bratislava: 2-Hour City Walking Tour with Castle Ticket

4. Bratislava: 2-Hour City Walking Tour with Castle Ticket

Meet your guide in the afternoon and begin your walking tour of Bratislava's historic center. First, receive a short, basic introduction about Bratislava and Slovakia. Listen as the guide sheds light on the history of one of the youngest capital cities and states of Europe. Hear about the ancient history of Slovakia, when the old Slavs, the predecessor of modern Slovaks, inhabited Slovakia and created the Great Moravia Empire.  Follow along as your guide share legends from the time when Bratislava was the capital city of the Hungarian Kingdom and Hungarian kings and queens were crowned there. The story continues to the time of Czechoslovakia. Hear about the dark times during Slovak communism and also about the hope which brought upon the Velvet Revolution, eventually leading to Slovakia's 2004 membership in the European Union.  Discover the Opera House and the House of Reduta as you continue to the main square, passing by Old Town Hall. On Franciscan Square, see the oldest building in Bratislava, the Franciscan Church. Head onto Biela Street and Michalska Street to Michael's Gate. Pass by historical buildings and palaces on Venturska Street and Panska Street. Your tour ends at St. Martin's Cathedral. Afterward, walk up to the iconic Bratislava Castle located above the city. Your guide will give you an introduction about the castle and then you will explore the most significant symbol of Bratislava on your own.

Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

5. Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

Meet your guide at 12:00 PM in front of the main entrance to Park Inn Danube Hotel and receive a short introduction to Bratislava. As you walk through the historical city center, learn about the ancient history of Slovakia. Learn about the origins of the city when the old Slavs, the predecessors of modern Slovaks, inhabited the area and created the Great Moravia Empire. Learn also about Bratislava´s importance as a city in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Hear stories from the time when Bratislava was the capital city of Hungarian Kingdom.  Walk to Michael's Gate, only remaining gate of former city wall, the Main Square, the Old Town Hall, and the Bratislava Primatial Palace. Your guide will explain the role of Bratislava through the years of World War II, and the years of communism in the latter half of the 20th century in Slovakia and the subsequent Velvet Revolution. Continue to Reduta before the walking part of the tour ends at the Cathedral of St. Martin, where 19 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned. The next part of the tour is taken by car. Pass by the Presidential Palace and the Palisady district, a district full of villas from the beginning of the 20th century, built in a functionalist style. Next is the main highlight of Bratislava, Bratislava Castle, which provides excellent views of the city. Pass by the building of Slovak Parliament and finish with a visit to Slavín Monument, dedicated to Soviet soldiers who liberated Bratislava at the end of WWII.  The last stop is the ruins of Devin Castle, one of the oldest buildings in Slovakia, built in times of Great Moravia Empire. Hear of the patrons of the arts who lived here, as well associated stories and legends of the site. After exploring the site, be returned back to Bratislava.

Bratislava: Grand City Guided Tour

6. Bratislava: Grand City Guided Tour

Meet  your guide in front of the main entrance of the Park Inn Danube Hotel. Receive a short introduction before heading to Hviezdoslavovo square. Discover the Opera House and Reduta Building. Admire the Man Work statue in the city’s Main Square. Pause at the Roland fountain and hear the legend of the knight Rowland. Take a photo with a Napoleonic soldier as you pass by the Old Town Hall. Stroll through Primate’s square to Franciscan Square. Marvel at one of Bratislava’s hidden gems: Primate’s Palace. Take in the stunning Micheal’s Gate. See the palace where the Hungarian Parliament used to meet. End the walking portion of your tour at the gates of St. Martin’s Cathedral. Continue by car to the Presidential Palace in Palisady District, which was built in the functionalist style. See Bratislava Castle and the Slovak Government building. Finish your tour with a visit to the Slavin Monument, where you can enjoy a superb view over all of Bratislava. Afterward, you will be dropped off back at the Radisson or the city center.

Bratislava: Taste of Slovakia Walking Tour

7. Bratislava: Taste of Slovakia Walking Tour

Bratislava is Slovakia's capital, and is situated just 60 kilometers from the Austrian capital of Vienna near the Danube River. The city has changed its name five times, and throughout this tour you will discover many places of interest such as Town Hall, the Primatial Palace, Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava Castle, and St. Michael’s Gate. No tour to Bratislava is complete without tasting the city's food and drinks. Bratislava has a big variety of places where you can enjoy potatoes, dumplings, thick sauces, and cheeses. You'll have the opportunity to sample a plum brandy called Slivovica, as your experienced guide takes you around the best places to try Slovak cuisine. You will get to meet craft producers and beer makers, and will not only taste unique dishes like Kofola, Treska v majonéze, Kapustnica, Bryndzové halusky, but will also hear stories about how these dishes became so popular. Towards the end of your tour you can also try the popular Slovakian blackcurrant wine and honey wine.

Bratislava: City Highlights Running Tour

8. Bratislava: City Highlights Running Tour

Join a running tour and see Bratislava's historical center while you run at a comfortable pace. Forget trying to navigate the streets of an unknown city, and let your runner guide lead you to the most impressive sights on your route. Run at a comfortable pace through the pedestrian historical city center while your expert guide tells you interesting anecdotes and legends of Bratislava and Slovakia. Marvel at the Reduta Building, the Primatial Palace, the Old Town Hall, Michael's Gate, Pálffy Palace, and much more as you see the city from a different angle. Enjoy running past architectural wonders on this fully loaded sightseeing adventure.

Bratislava: Guided Walking Tour at Night with Old Town

9. Bratislava: Guided Walking Tour at Night with Old Town

You will see Bratislava by night in a way you’ ve never seen it before. Start your exploration by meeting your guide in front of Park Inn by Radisson Danube Hotel. Short introduction about Bratislava & Slovakia. Learn about the origins of one of the most youngest capitals. Hear tales about ancient history of Slovakia. Get know old Slavs, the predecessor of modern Slovaks, who created the Great Moravia Empire. Go on the tale thru times of Hungarian Empire. Slovakia were part of Hungarian, afterwards Austro-Hungarian Empire about 1000 years. Eventually the tale ends in 1993 by creating independent Slovakia. But the story does not end at all. From 2004 we are a proud member of European Union. And from 2009 our currency is EURO. Walk up to Bratislava Castle, a dominant feature of Bratislava. The castle stands at a strategic site above the Danube. The site was inhabited as far as back as Celtic & Great Moravia Empire. Always has played an important role in history of Slovakia as well as Central Europe. Bratislava Castle host in February 2005 a big event. At the castle had the summit George W. Bush & Vladimir Putin. Bratislava was literally, the capital city of the world for a while. From Bratislava castle is a superb view on Old Town. You can also see the windmills in Austria. Continue walking down thru Bratislava’s Castle settlement and a view on orthodox St. Nicolas church. Continue thru Jewish ghetto to Bratislava city center. Discovering the Bratislava’s city center. At the end a glass of traditional Slovakian fine wine with pretzel in a stylish cafeteria located in Bratislava’s city center.

From Vienna: Private Day Tour of Devin Castle & Bratislava

10. From Vienna: Private Day Tour of Devin Castle & Bratislava

Once placed behind the Iron Curtain, Slovakian capital Bratislava is now a welcoming city offering unique insight to European history, from medieval times to the Cold War. Enjoy the day in visiting picturesque Bratislava by booking a tour offering: - pick up at any hotel/accommodation in Vienna - private transportation and guide - flexible itinerary - knowledgeable local guide in Bratislava - walking tour with local guide - transfer from Bratislava to Devin Castle - transfer from Devin Castle to your hotel/accommodation in Vienna

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What people are saying about Bratislava Castle

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Our guide Kerin was very kind and helpful, she had a lot of energy and enthusiasm when telling us the story of her city. We unfortunately had to leave early to catch our train, but it was an amazing experience regardless! Highly recommended if you have little time in Bratislava.

Hector was a very sympathetic guide and gave me a lot of exciting information on the tour. He was always very helpful and I was able to stop and take photos everywhere. I can only recommend the tour to others

Great way to see the city and get a good overview. Hector was a lovely tour guide and offered good info and personal tips. After a few mins the Segway was easy to use.

Fantastic experience. Our guide was KARIN. She did an incredible job and really took the time to explain everything about Bratislava to us. Top guide....

The tour of the city was great. I was the only guest so it was very private and I had the opportunity to ask lots of questions.