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Academia Istropolitana, Bratislava

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Bratislava: Private Walking Tour

1. 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.

Vienna: Private Day Trip to Bratislava with Hotel Transfers

2. Vienna: Private Day Trip to Bratislava with Hotel Transfers

Meet your drive at hotel reception. Private transfer to Bratislava. Bratislava and Vienna are two the closest capital cities in Europe. Both cities have similar roots, moreover were the capital cities of Austro – Hungarian Empire. Bratislava was a capital of Hungarian Kingdom. On the contrary Vienna of Austrian Kingdom. After the arrival in Bratislava meeting with licensed guide. Start of the Grand City Tour of Bratislava. The Grand City Tour consist of two parts. Panorama city tour by car and Walking tour. Panorama city tour The first part of the tour is a panorama city tour by car. Pass along Presidential Palace. Drive thru Palisady district, full of villas built in style of functionalism. The villas have been built at the beginning of 20th century. Short stop at Bratislava Castle. Continue to house of Slovak Parliament. Last stop at Slavin Monument, a breathtaking view on Bratislava. Afterward drive to Old Town. Walking Tour First part is a walking tour. It lasts 2,15 hours. Discover Slovak National Theater. Continue to Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra building – Reduta. Certainly stroke a head of the statue Man at Work, in order to return to Bratislava. At Main Square take a picture with a Napoleonic soldier. In addition hear a legend about the knight Roland. Even you can refresh in his fountain at Main Square. At first pass Old Town Hall to get to a hidden gem of the city – Primate’s Palace. At Franciscan square you can marvel at Franciscan Church. It’s the oldest sacral building of Bratislava. Afterwards walk down thru St. Michael’s Gate. Hear the stories about the executor, who lived next door to the gate. Next stop will be Palace of Royal Hungarian Chamber. In this palace Hungarian Parliament used to meet. Last stops of walking tour are Academia Istropolitana, St. Catharine Chapel, Mozart House and Keglevich Palace. At the end of the walking tour admire St. Martin’s Cathedral. There were crowned 19 Hungarian kings & queens. Finally finish of the Grand City Tour. Thereafter 3 hours free time in Bratislava. Our guide will recommend you a restaurant for a lunch according your preferences. Eventually meeting with the driver. Drive back to Vienna. Drop off at your hotel.

Private Day Trip to Bratislava from Vienna

3. Private Day Trip to Bratislava from Vienna

Bratislava and Vienna are called the twin-cities because they are so close to each other. If you only have limited time but want to visit one of the former communist capitals in eastern Europe this is the right tour for you. With a friendly English-speaking driver you depart from your hotel in Vienna in a private minivan. Heading to the Slovakian border you traverse the countryside of Lower Austria, with its picturesque vineyards and windmills. Upon your arrival in Bratislava you will be joined by a local expert guide who takes you on a comprehensive private city tour covering the most important sights. First you pay a visit to the newly-restored Bratislava Castle. Towering over the Danube river it is the city’s emblem and offers postcard-views of Bratislava. Next to the castle you also see the parliament of Slovakia. Afterwards, visit the lively old town below the castle. Your guide shows you the highlights, including Michael’s Gate, the Slovak national theater, the Academia Istropolitana, the old Town Hall and of course the cathedral of St. Martin. You also see the baroque Palffy palace, where Mozart performed at the age of six, as well as the de Pauli’s palace. Franz Liszt gave his break-through concert there when he was only nine years old. After the walking tour you can spend time of in the old town, for lunch and shopping. In the afternoon your driver will take you to Vienna and back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Academia Istropolitana, Bratislava

fantastic and fascinating guide who introduced us to his city, its culture, its history, speaks extremely good English!

Our guide was very friendly. Communication was very good. He answered all our questions. We were never bored.

Great tour guide, very knowledgeable Seen many sights we would have otherwise missed

Perfect!!! Great tour of Bratislava! Highly recommended!!!

A great tour with an excellent guide! Thanks Ingrid!