Bratislava
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Bratislava by Sightseeing Bus

1. Bratislava by Sightseeing Bus

Combine Old Town and Castle tours to see the most of Bratislava while saving time. Ride the sightseeing bus with audio commentary past the old city's famous sights and stop to visit Bratislava castle. Start by driving through the Old Town gates to the Medieval castle. See the Slovak National Theatre and Reduta building which is home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. You'll also see many beautiful churches, the upside-down pyramid building of the Slovak Radio, and the Grassalkovich Presidential Palace with its beautiful garden. Then view the Slovak Parliament and the Town Walls. Enjoy a leisurely break for shopping and lunch in the historical center of Bratislava before continuing on the bus for a tour of the Old Town. In Bratislava's Old Town you'll see the Main Square with the Town Hall and Maximilian Fountain, the oldest in the city. Venturska Street is the center of the city's music scene and around it you'll see palaces, churches, St. Michael's Gate, and much more.

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From Vienna: 6-Hour Bratislava Sightseeing Tour

2. From Vienna: 6-Hour Bratislava Sightseeing Tour

Following pickup from your hotel in Vienna, sit back in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy your short ride through the Austrian countryside. Admire beautiful landscapes as you cross the border into Slovakia. After arrival in Slovakia, meet your experienced local guide for a walking tour. Admire the monuments of the Old Town, such as St. Michael's Gate and Tower. Follow your guide to St. Martin's Cathedral where 11 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned between 1536 and 1830. Continue to the Rococo-style Grassalkovich Palace, which is the residence of the President of Slovakia. Admire Primate's Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bratislava. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to explore the city on your own. Try out the local cuisine before driving back to Vienna in the afternoon.

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Bratislava: Banská Štiavnica UNESCO Day Tour

3. Bratislava: Banská Štiavnica UNESCO Day Tour

With its rich deposits of silver and gold, Banská Štiavnica is figured as one of the most important towns in Medieval Europe. Referred to as the "Silver City", this is your chance to see the town and its wonderful landscapes by bike. You will encounter varying environments such as mines, lakes, hills and the fantastic countryside. The town was registered as a UNESCO heritage site in December 1993, and was also the site of the first technology-oriented university in the world. From here, Banská Štiavnica became a center for science and technology development in Europe. Banská Štiavnica is one of the most beautiful and historically interesting towns in Slovakia, attracting artists and romantics with its old mining roads, stylish cafés and many restaurants. Highlights of your tour include the Old Castle and Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Trinity Square (where you can find the Mining District Court building) the Gothic church of St. Catherine, and the New Castle and Calvary. Complimentary to these famous landmarks, you will also encounter unique local beer, wonderful nature, and much more.

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Bratislava: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Castle Admission

4. Bratislava: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Castle Admission

Hop on a sightseeing bus with audio commentary, and ride past the old city's famous sights with a stop to visit Bratislava castle. Start your tour near the Old Opera House and pass through the Old Town gates to the Medieval castle. See the Slovak National Theatre and Reduta building which is home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Also see many beautiful churches, the upside-down pyramid building of the Slovak Radio, and the Grassalkovich Presidential Palace with its beautiful garden. Then, view the Slovak Parliament and the Town Walls. Next, pass by the Coronation Cathedral of St. Martin’s as well as the Bratislava Castle, which will be the end of your sightseeing bus tour. Once you arrive at the castle, explore its interiors on your own, no guide is included or required. The castle overlooks the city and offers great panoramic views over Bratislava and the Danube. Don't forget to also visit its beautifully designed and well-maintained gardens for a relaxing conclusion to the tour.

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Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

5. Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

This 2.5-hour tour brings to life the story of Bratislava in the 20th century. You’ll learn about the political changes, the development of society and Soviet-era architecture. Traveling in a retro Škoda vehicle, you’ll visit the Slavín Soviet monument, abandoned factories, a 1930s bunker line, the former Iron Curtain border zone and see loads of Communist-era buildings. Ride past the first apartment block in Czechoslovakia as well as the largest socialist housing project in Europe, abandoned industrial symbols of post-industrial transformation and new capitalist developments. Learn about architectural styles known as Socialist Realism, Functionalism and Brutalism. See villas of former communist leaders. Ride under the controversial UFO-like SNP bridge.

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From Vienna: Explore the Tastes of Bratislava on a Day Trip

6. From Vienna: Explore the Tastes of Bratislava on a Day Trip

Discover Bratislava on this culinary day tour from Vienna. Delight your taste buds as you experience the flavors of local wines, craft beers, and coffee. Sample local specialties like goose pate and a decadent pastry. Travel on a comfortable bus from Vienna to Bratislava. Meet your guide close to your bus stop in Bratislava. Start your tour with a stop at a cozy wine cellar. Learn about the local wine culture and the Small Carpathian Wine Road. Treat yourself to a tasting of two wines. Get cozy at the 19th century old-fashioned Café Stefanka. Indulge in a taste of goose pate while hearing about the Slovakian traditional autumn goose and duck feast. Find out about the rich history of Slovakian beer culture and the customs as you try 3 specialty beers paired with a salty pretzel at a local microbrewery. Finish your trip with stop for a hot coffee and sweet pastry at a local café. Take the bus back to Vienna.

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Bratislava Private Tour from Vienna

7. Bratislava Private Tour from Vienna

Escape the hustle and bustle of Vienna for the day on a full-day private tour of Bratislava, the scenic and celebrated capital of Slovakia. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Vienna, transfer along the route of the Danube River across the border with Austria. Upon arrival, meet your local guide for a walking tour that takes in Bratislava Castle (situated on a plateau above the Danube) and the parliament building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic. Along the way, admire the monuments of the Old Town, such as the neo-Renaissance National Theater, St. Michal’s Tower - the last remaining of the city gates from the medieval fortifications - and St. Martin’s Cathedral, where 11 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned between 1536 and 1830. Admire the views of the city and river from Bratislava Castle. Then, after some free time for lunch at a nearby restaurant, return to the Old Town to explore more and purchase some souvenirs. The tour ends in Bratislava, but return transfers to Vienna can be arranged by boat, train, or private vehicle for an additional fee.

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Bratislava: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

8. Bratislava: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

Your tour starts with a pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Bratislava, after which you will be taken on a private walking tour with a local guide. Along the way, you will visit fascinating monuments and sights such as the National Theater, the Old Town, St. Micheal's Tower and St. Martin's Cathedral. After wandering through the Old Town center, your group will move on to Bratislava Castle and Slovak Parliament. From there, you will enjoy stunning views of the city from above. After this unique experience, your guide will take you back to the Old Town. Alternatively, you can choose to stay at the castle longer on your own or enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant with beautiful views of the city.

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Neighboring in Bratislava: Full-Day Tour from Budapest

9. Neighboring in Bratislava: Full-Day Tour from Budapest

Bratislava is one of the oldest Celtic towns. Sitting at the border of the ancient Roman Empire, the city was the western bulwark of the Hungarian Kingdom, and the last marine port on the Danube River during the Middle Ages. It was the town of merchants and craftsmen, boasted a rich viniculture tradition, and was the coronation site for Hungarian kings. On this full-day trip from Budapest, you’ll visit the Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Old Town, the Bishop’s Palace, the Theater of Bratislava, and other sites of interest. Note that the tour is priced for a group of 5 persons.

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What people are saying about Bratislava

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 418 reviews

I recommend to rake Panoramic trip, because view from up is totally worth it. Before excursion driver made sound test for audio guide and helped anyone who had some difficulties.

Eva was extremely personable and knowledgeable. She shared her information in a very engaging manner and incorporated personal experiences. Highly recommend!

For people who are not that good on their feet, it is also a wonderful thing for everyone else. Thank you for the kind.

We enjoyed seeing Bratislava from a different perspective very much. Our guide new his city from the inside out.

The tour was a quick way to get familiar with the city. It was a great tour.