Visit Bratislava on a half-day trip from Vienna, as it is only 60 km away. See the main sights and learn about Slovakia's communist past!
What to Expect
Bratislava and Vienna are called the twin-cities because they are so close to each other. If you only have limited time but want to visit one of the former communist capitals in eastern Europe this is the right tour for you!
With a friendly English-speaking driver you depart from your hotel in Vienna in a private minivan. Heading to the Slovakian border you traverse the countryside of Lower Austria, with its picturesque vineyards and windmills. Upon your arrival in Bratislava you will be joined by a local expert guide who takes you on a comprehensive private city tour covering the most important sights. First you pay a visit to the newly-restored Bratislava Castle. Towering over the Danube river it is the city’s emblem and offers postcard-views of Bratislava. Next to the castle you also see the parliament of Slovakia.
Afterwards you visit the lively old town below the castle. Your guide shows you the highlights, including Michael’s Gate, the Slovak national theater, the Academia Istropolitana, the old Town Hall and of course the cathedral of St. Martin. You also see the baroque Palffy palace, where Mozart performed at the age of six, as well as the de Pauli’s palace. Franz Liszt gave his break-through concert there when he was only nine years old. After the walking tour you can spend time of in the old town, for lunch and shopping. In the early afternoon your driver will take you to Vienna and back to your hotel.
Enjoy the exclusive service and the personal atmosphere of this private tour: Your knowledgeable guide is ready to respond to (almost) your every request and requirement. He adapts the tour to your specific interests and has lots of intriguing and entertaining anecdotes in store for you.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Vienna
- Transfer to Bratislava in comfortable private vehicle
- English-speaking driver
- Private city tour of Bratislava with a local expert guide (2,5 hours)
- Free time for lunch and shopping