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From Bratislava: Devin Castle 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

1. From Bratislava: Devin Castle 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

See 2 countries and the meeting point of 2 important rivers on an excursion to the ruins of an imposing castle that’s just a 20-minute drive from Bratislava. Strategic Devin Castle is now in ruins as it was blown up in an attack by Napoleon’s army. On this 3-hour guided tour you’ll explore the Devin Castle ruins and admire the views from its commanding position. During the tour you’ll also have a chance to taste local wine made from currants as well as other local products such as honey with ginger. The Castle offers a spectacular panorama of the surrounding area, with views all the way to Austria. Please Note: from November till March Devin Castle may be closed due to snow/bad weather conditions.

Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

2. Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

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.

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What people are saying about Devín Castle

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 10 reviews

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.

Our tour guide, Blanca, was really nice. It was a nice experience at Devín Castle even though it was quite hot due to the weather. Definitely would recommend this tour to anyone who also likes currant wine.

Great tour, it is private. They picked us up and the guide drove us to the place and back. Great attention, very friendly yet professional. The tour is a little bit expensive but worth all the details.

Lovely tour guide and great wine tasting experience. I’m a massive fan of traditional currant wine now.

You will surely fall inlove with this castle and our tour guide Zuzana is so nice and kind