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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 m...

    I recommend to rake Panoramic trip, because view from up is totally worth it. Before excursion driver made sound test for audio guide and helped anyone who had some difficulties.

  • Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

    2. 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 t...

    James was an excellent tour guide! He has a great attitude and smile and makes you feel that he is happy you are there and he is happy to be with you and show you his city. He is very enthusiastic and funny. We had an amazing time. James is full of knowledge and eager to answer your questions! Can’t say enough kind things about him and how much fun we had!

  • 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 ...

    My guide knew so many stuff about the history of Bratislava and the old hangarian kingdom and she was enthusiastic about her job! Loved it!

  • Bratislava: Sightseeing Bus Tour with Castle Admission

    4. 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 a...

    Fabulous tour great value for money . The castle is amazing and with the 10E adult entrance. Allow 2 hours at least for inside castle. The bust company verywell organised with English speaking guide

  • From Vienna: 6-Hour Bratislava Sightseeing Tour

    5. From Vienna: 6-Hour Bratislava Sightseeing Tour

    Following pickup from your hotel in Vienna, sit back in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy your short ride through the Austrian countryside. Admire beautiful landscapes as you cross the border into Slovakia. After arrival in Slovakia, meet your experienced local guide for a walking tour. Admire the monuments of the Old Town, such as St. Michael's Gate and Tower. Follow your guide to St. Martin's Cathedral where 11 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned between 1536 and 1830. Continue to the Rococo-style Grassalkovich Palace, which is the residence of the President of Slovakia. Admire Primate's Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bratislava. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to explore the city on your own. Try out the local cuisine before driving back to Vienna in the afternoon.

    Good guide with clear English Proficiency. Well conversant with history of Bratislava

  • Neighboring in Bratislava: Full-Day Tour from Budapest

    6. Neighboring in Bratislava: Full-Day Tour from Budapest

    Bratislava is one of the oldest Celtic towns. Sitting at the border of the ancient Roman Empire, the city was the western bulwark of the Hungarian Kingdom, and the last marine port on the Danube River during the Middle Ages. It was the town of merchants and craftsmen, boasted a rich viniculture tradition, and was the coronation site for Hungarian kings. On this full-day trip from Budapest, you’ll visit the Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Old Town, St. Michael’s Gate, the City Hall, the Bishop’s Palace, the Theater of Bratislava, and other sites of interest. Note that the tour is priced for a group of 5 persons.

  • Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete E-Scooter Tour

    7. Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete E-Scooter Tour

    Hop an e-scooter and tour Bratislava with an expert local guide. Choose from 3 different scenic routes around the Old Town to suit the experience and timetable you want. All tours lead through various parts of the city center, covering Primatial Square, the Old Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square, and the Holy Trinity Column. Later, continue by the water banks of the Danube. During the ride head across the newly opened Old Bridge and modern UFO Bridge. The 1-Hour Riverside E-scooter Tour ends here, but if you opt for the 1.5-Hour Bratislava Castle E-Scooter Tour, continue on a climb up the hill to Bratislava Castle complex for great views over the city. The 2-Hour Complete City E-scooter Tour also includes the ride to Bratislava Castle, plus an excursion to the Presidential Palace. Take in views all the way to Austria and Hungary from the panoramic terrace and the Main Squa...

    It was the best experience I have had this summer. The tour was amazing, it covered key points in the time we had. It overpassed my expectations, it recommendable, absolutely the best way to see Bratislava. Besides, they surprised you with a gift at the of the tour. Stunning

  • Bratislava: Banská Štiavnica UNESCO Day Tour

    8. Bratislava: Banská Štiavnica UNESCO Day Tour

    With its rich deposits of silver and gold, Banská Štiavnica is figured as one of the most important towns in Medieval Europe. Referred to as the "Silver City", this is your chance to see the town and its wonderful landscapes by bike. You will encounter varying environments such as mines, lakes, hills and the fantastic countryside. The town was registered as a UNESCO heritage site in December 1993, and was also the site of the first technology-oriented university in the world. From here, Banská Štiavnica became a center for science and technology development in Europe. Banská Štiavnica is one of the most beautiful and historically interesting towns in Slovakia, attracting artists and romantics with its old mining roads, stylish cafés and many restaurants. Highlights of your tour include the Old Castle and Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Trinity Square (where you ca...

    The tour allow visitors to see the country side of the Slovakia and enjoy the old mining town. Interesting place to visit. The lunch arrangement was little too expensive

  • Bratislava by Night Walking Tour & Drink at Observatory Bar

    9. Bratislava by Night Walking Tour & Drink at Observatory Bar

    Start your exploration of Bratislava at night by meeting your guide at 8:00 PM. Receive a short introduction to Bratislava. Learn about the origins of the city when the old Slavs, the precedessors 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.  Walk up the hill to Bratislava Castle, a dominant feature of Bratislava, which stands at a strategic site above the Danube. The site was inhabited as far back as Celtic and Great Moravian times and has played an important role in the history of Slovakia and Central Europe as well. Get an excellent view of the historical city center lit up at night from this vantage point. Pass the Opera House and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Reduta. Traverse the majestic Danube River to enjoy a welcome drink at the unique UFO Observation Deck. Pe...

    Sehr abwechslungsreicher abendlicher Spaziergang durch das schöne Bratislava. Tolle Ausblicke; Eintritt auf die Aussichtsplattform vom 'UFO' sowie ein alkoholfreies Getränk im dortigen Restaurant sind bereits inklusive. Guide war sehr sympathisch, kompetent und engagiert. Auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert.

  • From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina

    10. From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina

    Start with a pickup from your address in Bratislava, transferring to Bratislava's main train station. Meet your guide at Zilina train station, heading to Vratna Valley. On the route, learn of the history of Slovakia and the Lesser Fatra region from your guide. Arrive in Vratna Valley, ride a funicular up to Snilovske Peak (1524 m) and savor the magnificent views of the limestone and granite peaks, before descending down to Vratna Valley to the Vratna Mountain Pass. Visit the famous Slovakian village, Terchova, made famous thanks to folk traditions and Terchova Music from 2013 now part of UNESCO World Heritage. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Parish Church of St. Cyril and Method and discover a wooden creche at the Church. Explore the city center of Zilina, the capital of North-West Slovakia. Discover Old Town, Passing along the Church of Holy Trinit...

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Planning Your Visit

  • What's the nightlife like?

    The city might not be huge but it has plenty to offer those looking to drink, dance and enjoy themselves. Much of the entertainment takes place on the streets, such as the corner of Židovská and Beblavého under the Bratislava Castle, where small bars serve local beers and Slovakians enjoy good conversation. Entry to most nightclubs is free, or a couple of euros, and our tip for finding the best ones? Ask a local!

  • A great place for stag parties?

    Cheap drinks, flights, and accommodation have made Bratislava increasingly popular with British bachelor parties. Youth hostels are a very popular option for large groups on a budget, while most local businesses are very accommodating to well-behaved, respectful groups, who can get great value from a trip here. Enjoy this beautiful city responsibly!

  • When should I visit?

    Bratislava enjoys long, warm and dry summers (May to September) with high temperatures of around 27 degrees in June - perfect weather for sightseeing!

  • How long do I need?

    Two to three days is enough to see the main sights of Bratislava - add a couple of days if you plan to enjoy bike tours or hiking nearby.

Good to know

  • Language
    Slovak
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +421
  • Best time to visit
    The Slovak holiday season is in July and August, so accommodations will be packed and more expensive. Fortunately, the city is great for a visit year-round, so there are plenty of other options!

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