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Bratislava by Sightseeing Bus

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: Bus Transfer to/from Vienna

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.

Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

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. 

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

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 UNESCO protected Wachau valley. Admire charming architecture and scenic location nestled by the River Danube River. 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

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

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.

Bratislava: Wine Tasting with Sommelier

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: 1-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Bratislava: 1-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Begin your walking tour in Bratislava by meeting your guide at 12:00 PM in front of the main entrance of the Park Inn Danube Hotel. Listen to a short, basic introduction about Bratislava and Slovakia. The guide will shed 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.  Your guide will 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.

Bratislava: Devín Castle Round Trip Boat Cruise

Bratislava: Devín Castle Round Trip Boat Cruise

Relax and let the world go by on a sightseeing cruise up the Danube River in Bratislava. Admire the views as you glide across the water on the way to Devin Castle where you have free tome before returning to the city. Board the comfortable vessel and set sail. See views of Bratislava's historic port, waterfront, and castle as you make your way up the Danube. Feel the wind in your hair on the outside deck, or settle into your seat in the climate-controlled inside area. Pass under the New Bridge and Lafranconi Bridge as you make your way to scenic 12th-century Devin Castle. Once there, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore (entry at own expense). Stroll round this scenic spot at the confluence of the Danube and Morava Rivers.

Catamaran Transfer between Vienna & Bratislava

Catamaran Transfer between Vienna & Bratislava

Experience the fastest connection between Vienna and Bratislava on the Danube river. Take a break from Vienna and explore Bratislava, or leave Slovakia to discover the beauty of the Austrian capital. Sail on a high-speed, high-comfort Catamaran. Cruise down the Danube at 60 km/h. Enjoy spectacular views as you travel from city to city in just 75 minutes. This catamaran service has provided dependable transfers between cities since 2006.

Bratislava

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Our most recommended Bratislava Architecture

Bratislava by Sightseeing Bus

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: Bus Transfer to/from Vienna

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.

Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

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. 

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

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 UNESCO protected Wachau valley. Admire charming architecture and scenic location nestled by the River Danube River. 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

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

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.

Bratislava: Wine Tasting with Sommelier

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: 1-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Bratislava: 1-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Begin your walking tour in Bratislava by meeting your guide at 12:00 PM in front of the main entrance of the Park Inn Danube Hotel. Listen to a short, basic introduction about Bratislava and Slovakia. The guide will shed 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.  Your guide will 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.

Bratislava: Devín Castle Round Trip Boat Cruise

Bratislava: Devín Castle Round Trip Boat Cruise

Relax and let the world go by on a sightseeing cruise up the Danube River in Bratislava. Admire the views as you glide across the water on the way to Devin Castle where you have free tome before returning to the city. Board the comfortable vessel and set sail. See views of Bratislava's historic port, waterfront, and castle as you make your way up the Danube. Feel the wind in your hair on the outside deck, or settle into your seat in the climate-controlled inside area. Pass under the New Bridge and Lafranconi Bridge as you make your way to scenic 12th-century Devin Castle. Once there, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore (entry at own expense). Stroll round this scenic spot at the confluence of the Danube and Morava Rivers.

Catamaran Transfer between Vienna & Bratislava

Catamaran Transfer between Vienna & Bratislava

Experience the fastest connection between Vienna and Bratislava on the Danube river. Take a break from Vienna and explore Bratislava, or leave Slovakia to discover the beauty of the Austrian capital. Sail on a high-speed, high-comfort Catamaran. Cruise down the Danube at 60 km/h. Enjoy spectacular views as you travel from city to city in just 75 minutes. This catamaran service has provided dependable transfers between cities since 2006.

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We just returned from Braňo's tour on the Soviet Era and Post-Communist times in Bratislava, and it was outstanding! Braňo is incredibly knowledgeable, and his energy makes the history of the city come alive. He's great at engaging everyone, answers all questions, and goes deep into each topic, making the tour feel very personal. We even went over the scheduled time, and we were glad because of all the fascinating insights. If you're interested in Bratislava's Soviet and post-communist history, this tour is essential. Braňo's enthusiasm makes learning both fun and immersive. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of the city's transformations and memorable stories that highlight Bratislava's dynamic evolution. Highly recommended for an enlightening experience, all from the seat of a classic red Škoda Favorit!

At first problems with transportation. We did not receive our tickets in advance, however the bus driver kindly solved our problem. As for our guide, Broña, simply excellent! Friendly, knowledgeable about the city, its history and its people. Totally recommended!

Thomas has been incredible with us. Very comprenhensive and helpful to my family. Great explanation, not only of the castle, but about the history of the country and the city.

It was excellarating first time guide was superb and well mannered.😊👍

Everything was well timed and the driver was very friendly.