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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: 1-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

3. 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: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

4. Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

Get to know Bratislava on a unique Segway ride with an expert local guide. Choose from 3 different scenic routes and see Bratislava from a different perspective. All tours include training and lead through various parts of the Old City, covering Primatial Square, the Old Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square, and the Holy Trinity Column. Later, continue by the water banks of the Danube and enjoy the view of the entire city. During the ride, cross 2 different bridges, the newly open Old Bridge and the UFO Bridge. The 1-Hour Riverside Segway Tour ends here but if you opt for the 1.5-Hour Bratislava Castle Segway Tour, continue on a climb up the hill to Bratislava Castle complex where you will learn about the history of the castle. The 2-Hour Complete City Segway Tour also includes the ride to Bratislava Castle, as well as the Presidential Palace, where you can see all the way to Austria and Hungary from the panoramic terrace, and the Main Square.

Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

5. Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

This 2.5-hour tour brings to life the story of Bratislava in the 20th century. You’ll learn about the political changes, the development of society and Soviet-era architecture. Traveling in a retro Škoda vehicle, you’ll visit the Slavín Soviet monument, abandoned factories, a 1930s bunker line, the former Iron Curtain border zone and see loads of Communist-era buildings. Ride past the first apartment block in Czechoslovakia as well as the largest socialist housing project in Europe, abandoned industrial symbols of post-industrial transformation and new capitalist developments. Learn about architectural styles known as Socialist Realism, Functionalism and Brutalism. See villas of former communist leaders. Ride under the controversial UFO-like SNP bridge.

From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

6. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

Discover the beauty of the Pieniny National Park on this day trip from Krakow. Marvel at stunning views as you stroll with a bird's-eye-view on the Bachledka Treetop Trail.  Be picked up from your Krakow hotel in a climate controlled bus. Relax on the drive through the Polish countryside on the way to the Bachledova Valley in Slovakia. Stop at the start of the 1234-meter long Bachledka Treetop Trail. Walk on a trail that is 24 meters above the ground with a 32-meter high observation tower. Take in views from this position in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. View the Belianske Tatras and learn about the animals and plants that are unique to the area. Purchase a nice lunch in Zakopane, then walk down Krupowki and enjoy the unique ambiance at the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Finish your day on a relaxing note and plunge into the hot springs in Chochołow Thermal Spa, before driving back to Krakow.

Catamaran Transfer between Vienna & Bratislava

7. 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.

From Bratislava: Private Wildlife Watching Tour with Hotel

8. From Bratislava: Private Wildlife Watching Tour with Hotel

In the afternoon either take the train from Bratislava to Zilina on your own, or if you booked the option with hotel pick up meet your driver at your address in Bratislava. Transfer to Bratislava main train station. Afternoon train from Bratislava to Zilina. The journey takes about 2h30min. Arrival at Zilina Train Station. Meeting with the driver guide and transfer to the stylish hunting Hotel Diana, 3* located in beautiful nature of Small Fatra National Park. Check in at the hotel and 3 course Traditional Hunting Dinner at hunting restaurant of the hotel. Overnight in Hotel Diana. Early morning departure with 4x4 car to hunting observation point. Wildlife watching, which takes about 2 hours. Wildlife watching is from raised platform and it is completely safe. You can see the deer’s, deer doe’s, lynx, squirrel, foxes, falcons and even the brown bear. Return back to the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Zilina. Walking tour of Zilina, the center of North – West Slovakia. Drop off at Zilina train station. Train back to Bratislava. If you booked the option with hotel drop off, private transfer to the hotel.

Bratislava: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Castle Admission

9. Bratislava: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Castle Admission

Hop on a sightseeing bus with audio commentary, and ride past the old city's famous sights with a stop to visit Bratislava castle. Start your tour near the Old Opera House and pass 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. 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. Next, pass by the Coronation Cathedral of St. Martin’s as well as the Bratislava Castle, which will be the end of your sightseeing bus tour. Once you arrive at the castle, explore its interiors on your own, no guide is included or required. The castle overlooks the city and offers great panoramic views over Bratislava and the Danube. Don't forget to also visit its beautifully designed and well-maintained gardens for a relaxing conclusion to the tour.

Bratislava: Guided Culinary Tour

10. Bratislava: Guided Culinary Tour

Discover Bratislava on this guided culinary tour. Explore the city center and learn the history and local traditions. Stop at a cellar and enjoy a tasting of two fine wines. Move to an old fashioned cafe and try the goose pate. Finish the day at a microbrewery with a beer tasting and pretzel. Meet your guide in front of the main entrance to Park Inn by Radisson Danube Hotel. Experience a journey through the historical city center of Bratislava. Listen to your guide as your admire the surroundings and learn of Slovakian history. Enter a wine cellar in the heart of town and taste two samples of local wine. Discover wine traditions and learn of the Small Carpathian Wine Road that originated in Bratislava. Find next, Cafe Stefanka, a traditional cafe established in the 19th century. Learn of the Goose and Duck feast that happens in autumn every year and taste authentic goose pate. Continue to the local microbrewery and appreciate 3 samples of speciality beer with a pretzel. Hear of the rich Slovakian beer culture and the local drinking customs. Sober up in a local Bratislava cafe for a pastry and coffee and learn of the local coffee customs.

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What people are saying about Slovakia

The tour was great value for money, we got to see all the important sights at a very comfortable pace. The staff were very friendly, the driver was very kind and the bus itself is very clean and charming. Highly recommended!

Great and interesting trip. Nice combination of sightseeing (fantastic Tatra Mountains and lovely countryside in the highlands e.g.) and of relaxation (strolling and having lunch in Zakopane and the thermal spa).

Fantastic tour, highly recommended. A very engaging guide in a grand aged Skoda, with regular stops all around the city. Brilliant

very nice explanation of the wines, very good wines, and a plesent experience

Kiana is an excellent guide, very kind and helpful