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Bratislava

An architectural melting pot, blending medieval, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, and Soviet influences.

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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.

Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

2. Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

This day trip begins in the morning. Journey by modern bus to Bratislava, the beautiful capital city of Slovakia. Upon arrival, your tour guide will meet you and show you around the picturesque old town. Stroll around the city or enjoy shopping. After a fun day in Bratislava, head to the departure dock, Pontoon HUMA 6 at Razus Embankment, on time for your return trip. Experience high speeds on the water in the comfort of the air-conditioned catamaran. 

Bratislava: Bus Transfer to/from Vienna

3. Bratislava: Bus Transfer to/from Vienna

Enjoy a great transport link to and from Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Main train station (Südtiroler Platz). End or start your holidaying adventure with a stress-free service. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey. Relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your seat on comfortable, wheelchair accessible bus. Board a modern bus and leave your worries behind. Arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city. Stay connected with your friends with free WiFi and power supply in every seat. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard.

From Vienna: Wachau, Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Day Trip

4. From Vienna: Wachau, Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Day Trip

Escape the bustle of Vienna and treat yourself to a day excursion to witness Austria's mountains and romantic scenery. Learn about local history and culture from your guide as you marvel at sights including Mozart's birth city of Salzburg. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation in Vienna to drive to your first stop in the town of Durnstein. Admire its charming architecture and scenic location nestled by the River Danube River in the Wachau Valley. Next, get ready to marvel at the famous Melk Abbey with its church visit included. Then, move on to picturesque Hallstatt. Soak up the village sights including some free time to explore on your own. After that, be wowed by the stunning scenery of the Dachstein mountains and glaciers as you make your journey to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzburg. Embark on a walking tour of the main sights and off-the-beaten track gems. Taste some of the famous Mozart "Kugeln" chocolate with some time to explore at your leisure. Finally, embark on the return journey to Vienna and drop-off back at your accommodation.

From Vienna: Bratislava City Tour with Food Options

5. From Vienna: Bratislava City Tour with Food Options

Enjoy a day trip to Bratislava on a tour that shows you the sights of this charming capital and allows you plenty of free time to explore the city on your own.  Stroll through the historical center of Bratislava. See all the city’s important landmarks including the Opera, Reduta building, Man at Work statue, Central Square, Primate's Palace, and Michael's Gate. Enjoy a coffee and cake at a café after your walking tour. Take advantage of more free time to explore the city on your own. Meet up back at the bus station at 6:30 PM, arriving in Vienna at 7:30 PM.

Bratislava: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

6. Bratislava: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Bratislava at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bratislava’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Begin your tour of The Blue Church as if straight out of a fairy tale. Enter the Primate's Palace and admire its pink facade. Michael'in Geçidi will amaze you, it is one of the characteristic symbols of Bratislava. Then the Hlavné námestie awaits you, don't forget to take a picture of the Napoleon statue! The Old Town will leave you speechless with its peaceful beauty. Admire Meet Cumil in her unique and quirky way. Learn about the famous Slovak Philharmonic Choir and enjoy. Štúrovo square with its tall and unusual statues will pique your interest. The Slovak National Museum will fill the capacity of your camera while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Starý most with its incredible view of the old town.

UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

7. UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in the 42 most visited regions in Europe and the UK. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Isle of Man, Iceland, Ireland, Italy(including San Marino & Vatican), Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered are Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: UK: Telefonica / Vodafone /Hutchison 3G /Everything Everywhere

Bratislava: Wine Tasting with Sommelier

8. Bratislava: Wine Tasting with Sommelier

The Slovakian National Collection of Wines is unique in Europe and is open all year round. Here you will find the top 100 Slovak wines. Delight in wines selected by oenologists, sommeliers, winemakers, and the National Wine Salon of the Slovak Republic. Choose one wine-tasting program, either 3 samples of wine, 5 samples, or a complete wine tasting with up to 72 Slovakian wines to choose from. At first glance, this may seem like a lot, but how many samples you can taste is up to you. The program is designed so that you can taste wines from 6 Slovak wine-growing areas. Experience and taste the best of Slovak wine culture. Get comfortable in the stylish historic cellar of the Museum of Viticulture and Enology in the Apponny Palace. Tastings are managed by a professional sommelier, who talks about individual wines in terms of sensory properties and their interest.

Bratislava: Private Walking Tour

9. 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.

From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Day Tour

10. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Day Tour

Embark on the "Complete Austria Tour," a meticulously curated journey from Vienna to Hallstatt that unfolds the rich tapestry of Austria. Immerse yourself in the cultural symphony of Salzburg, marvel at the architectural splendors of Melk, and witness the breathtaking beauty of Hallstatt, weaving an unforgettable story of Austria's diverse allure. This isn't merely a trip; it's an immersive odyssey capturing the essence of Austria in every moment, ensuring your experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

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Activity was amazing, we tasted five wines and they were all well selected and unique. Our sommelier, Peter, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great experience tasting these super unique Slovakian wines in such a great setting (it was a very cool large wine cellar and well decorated, great ambiance!). I’d recommend this experience to anyone staying in Bratislava!

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.

We like our tour guide Timothy very much. He is very knowledgeable and easy going personality

Highly recommended from booking to the end of the tour!