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Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

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 City Segway Tours

3. 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. For those, who are afraid of Segway, we offer alternative ride on E-scooter, E-bikes or regular bikes. 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.

From Vienna: Bratislava Grand City Day Tour

4. From Vienna: Bratislava Grand City Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip to Bratislava on a tour that shows you almost all sights of this charming capital and allows you some of free time to explore the city on your own. Stroll through the historical city center of Bratislava. See all the city's important landmarks including Opera, Reduta building, Man at Work statue, Central Square, Primate's Palace, and Michael's Gate. Enjoy panorama city tour by comfortable car and breathtaking views on Blue Church, Presidential Palace, Palisady District, Slavin Monument and Bratislava castle. Take advantage of some free time to explore the city on your own. Meet up back at the bus station at 06:30 PM, arriving in Vienna at 7:30 PM.

Bratislava Card with Public Transport Option & Walking Tour

5. Bratislava Card with Public Transport Option & Walking Tour

Designed for individual travelers aged 16 and over, experience the best of Bratislava and the surrounding whilst saving both time and money. Benefit from unlimited use of public transport, a free guided walking tour, free admission to selected museums and galleries in the city and the region as well as other discounts, ranging in scale from 5% to 50% off selected goods and services. With the Bratislava Card, enjoy Danube River cruises, various sightseeing and themed tours, and trips beyond the city. Taste local delicacies, unique craft beer and high-quality wines from the Small Carpathian region. Test your courage and stamina with some adrenaline-filled activities, white water sports or skydiving. What you do with your time in Bratislava is up to you, but the Bratislava Card will help you get the most out of it and save some money. Use your card to get free entrance to the Museum of History in the Bratislava Castle, Old Town Hall and the tower, Museum of Jewish culture, City History Museum, the Museum of Clocks, the Period Rooms Museum, Museum of Viticulture, Museum of Arms, and the Museum of Pharmacy, Archeological Museum, Museum of Hungarian Culture. Also included is the Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum, the Small Carpathian Museum, the Arthur Fleischmann Museum, the Ancient Gerulata Rusovce, the Bratislava City Gallery with the Mirbach Palace and the Palffy Palace. You will also have free admission to the Červeny Kamen Castle as well as the Devin Castle. Get various discounts on sights, museums, and attractions, such as the Primate's Palace, Museum of Transport, Bratislava ZOO, Danube cruises, Nedbalka Gallery, Multium Gallery or the Tripland 3D Gallery. Take a picture in the Slovak folk costume or visit the UFO - the city's observation tower, where you will get a reduced ticket price for the viewing deck, as well as a discount on your restaurant bill. Moreover, there is a special offer for children up to the age of 16. As the Bratislava Card is only for persons aged 16 years and older, 1 child under 16 travels free on public transport and joins a free guided walking tour when accompanied by the cardholder parent. Furthermore, the cardholder can bring a maximum of 3 children to visit Bibiana - The International House of Art for Children for free.

City tour of Bratislava

6. City tour of Bratislava

We have planned the route of our train tours in such a way that you would see most of the sights we have here, so you could best discover Bratislava. We have many routes to offer, but we will gladly adapt to your demands. The train is also available for weddings, company events, tours for children, night tours... Routes can also be custom made, according to your tastes. The train is equipped with an audio guide in different languages, which will accompany you on the tour and will tell you about what you see from the train. In case of a larger group we offer life tour guides, so you could enjoy your ride even more. The train has a stop at the Bratislava castle. The local tour guide will take you to the terrace, from where you can enjoy a stunning panoramatic view of Bratislava.

Bratislava: 1,5Hour City Walking Tour with Castle Ticket

7. Bratislava: 1,5Hour 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.

HOP ON HOP OFF BRATISLAVA HIGHLIGHTS

8. HOP ON HOP OFF BRATISLAVA HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy the highlight of Bratislava on Hop on Hop off train. A drive as in the old times. Rattle of the wheels on basalt blocks in the city centre is like a living memory of how, once upon a time, the first automobiles were driving in Bratislava. On a motor train you will have a comfortable drive and you can enjoy the ride as in the old times. It depends only on you, whether you decide to be like in the old times. During the tour you will also visit the Bratislava Castle. The history of the town is connected with the castle. The secrets as well the history of the castle will be explained by our guide. After the visit of the castle area we will take you by train along the former fortification walls to the historical center.

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.

Bratislava: Grand City Guided Tour

10. 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.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the Bratislava tourist train / it's a real train, not some bus ;-), beautiful view, nice weather, the feeling of a real train and a wonderful tour of beautiful Bratislava. We will definitely come back and use the other routes offered ;-)

A very interesting, and well-put-together city tour. What I liked the most was the route that, despite not covering every single monument in Bratislava, definitely picks the highlights and presents them in an informative way. Would recommend.

Our tour guide Susanne explained everything in great detail and we felt like VIP guests during the panoramic tour in the car. Thank you for the wonderful day.

Everything was great so we were able to look at everything in peace and later we went back on foot to the places we liked 👍🏼

A nice way to know the city in a short time. with 15 minutes stop on the Bratislava castle. I'd recommend it.