Guided tour

Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

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Activity provider: E-TRAVEL.SK s.r.o.

Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

Activity provider: E-TRAVEL.SK s.r.o.

From US$ 150.55 per person

Discover the extensive historical core of Bratislava. See the most notable sites of the city center on foot, and visit notable castles by car.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, German, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a walking tour through the charming historical city center of Bratislava
  • Explore one of the oldest buildings in Slovakia, Devin Castle
  • Pass by the Presidential Palace and Palisady district
  • Discover the iconic Bratislava Castle
Full description
Meet your guide at 12:00 PM in front of the main entrance to Park Inn Danube Hotel and receive a short introduction to Bratislava. As you walk through the historical city center, learn about the ancient history of Slovakia. Learn about the origins of the city when the old Slavs, the predecessors of modern Slovaks, inhabited the area and created the Great Moravia Empire. Learn also about Bratislava´s importance as a city in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Hear stories from the time when Bratislava was the capital city of Hungarian Kingdom.  Walk to Michael's Gate, only remaining gate of former city wall, the Main Square, the Old Town Hall, and the Bratislava Primatial Palace. Your guide will explain the role of Bratislava through the years of World War II, and the years of communism in the latter half of the 20th century in Slovakia and the subsequent Velvet Revolution. Continue to Reduta before the walking part of the tour ends at the Cathedral of St. Martin, where 19 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned. The next part of the tour is taken by car. Pass by the Presidential Palace and the Palisady district, a district full of villas from the beginning of the 20th century, built in a functionalist style. Next is the main highlight of Bratislava, Bratislava Castle, which provides excellent views of the city. Pass by the building of Slovak Parliament and finish with a visit to Slavín Monument, dedicated to Soviet soldiers who liberated Bratislava at the end of WWII.  The last stop is the ruins of Devin Castle, one of the oldest buildings in Slovakia, built in times of Great Moravia Empire. Hear of the patrons of the arts who lived here, as well associated stories and legends of the site. After exploring the site, be returned back to Bratislava.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting your guide at 12:00 PM in front of main entrance to Park Inn Danube Hotel, Rybne námestie 1, 811 02 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia.

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  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    1/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    1/5

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5 hours seems long, 36 degrees in the shade not necessarily beneficial. The distribution was awesome. 1 hour castle, 2 hours downtown and 2 hours Devin Castle. In between transport in the air-conditioned luxury limousine with sightseeing. Perfect. The tour guide was endowed with profound knowledge and answered all questions perfectly. The inner city of Bratislava is one of the best after having seen many inner cities. Whether building, state of preservation, architectural styles, gastronomy, no wish remains unfulfilled. To mention one of the most beautiful coffee houses of all, the historic pastry shop. Conclusion: all-round success, therefore also 5 stars.

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July 21, 2022

The guide for the second part of our tour ( Milan) was not competent. His English was not good. And he misrepresented historical and geographical facts. For instance, Slavin memorial was erected in honor of Ukrainian soldiers ( because the front was called Ukrainian ) and river Volga is located in Ukraine. I was born in Ukraine. We all have specific sentiments and feelings about events in history, but when you can’t deliberately misrepresent history to suit your beliefs.

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September 5, 2019

Product ID: 270622