Just 60 km from Vienna is Bratislava – the lovely capital of Slovakia. This tour by bus and boat lets you explore the many delights of Bratislava and enjoy a thrilling river trip on the Danube.
On arrival in Bratislava your guide will lead you on a leisurely tour of the charming Old Town. Wander the labyrinth of twisting streets and cobblestone squares around the ancient Castle and see the fine Gothic Cathedral, Renaissance and art nouveau town houses, 18th century palaces, beautiful fountains and much more.
Lunch is included in the tour and you will also have time for shopping before boarding a high speed boat for a magical journey up the Danube. You will pass through the lush green wilderness of the Danube Flood Plains National Park, a precious haven for wildlife.
At the start of your Bratislava Sightseeing and Danube River Cruise – Tour from Vienna , you will be picked up from your hotel at around 0715h (7:15am) and taken to catch the public bus to Bratislava. The bus departs at about 0830h (8:30am).
The bus will take you to Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic, which is less than 60 km (36 miles) from Vienna. Like Budapest, the capital of Hungary, it straddles both banks of the River Danube.
When you reach Bratislava, you will meet your guide, who will take you on a leisurely walk through the Old Town. On this tour, you will view all the attractions from the outside. Wander through the narrow medieval streets to St Martin’s Cathedral, nestling at the foot of the great Castle. Consecrated in 1452, this was once the coronation church for the kings of Hungary.
You will walk past handsome Renaissance town houses and along a promenade to the lovely 19th century Ganymede Fountain. Look closely to see all the depictions of aquatic animals on the fountain. Continue to the main square with its lovely buildings painted in soft pastels and cream shades. Admire the City Hall and the art nouveau houses from the beginning of the 20th century. In the middle of the square stands the 16th century Maximilian Fountain.
Walk on past numerous coffee shops and your guide will point out the celebrated Café Mayer famous for its razky, the city’s signature pastry, crescent-shaped with a tasty filling of ground walnuts or poppy seeds. Continue through the winding streets past imposing 18th century palaces to your last stop – the 'Zichy' restaurant, where you will have lunch.
You will enjoy a four-course meal: a cold appetizer with cheese, chicken in cream sauce, for the main course and cake for dessert.
After lunch there will be time for you to stroll around and to shop. You could visit the Castle or sample some of the delicious pastries in one of the coffee shops.
At 1600h (4:00pm), you will board an air-conditioned high speed catamaran (Twin City Liner) and travel in comfort back to Vienna along the Danube. Enjoy the views as you pass through the unspoilt Danube wetlands and the Danube Floodplains National Park. You will disembark at Schwedenplatz in Vienna at 1730h (5:30pm).
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour to Bratislava. Everything went as planned - hotel pick-up, bus journey, guided tour and boat trip back to Vienna. The 3 course meal in Bratislava...M W CLENNELL
We were very happy with the whole experience. The trip was excellent. Our guide was really enthusiastic and informative. We found travelling back to Vienna by cruise very...norma p romero
Only criticism is that no one to meet us and direct us to our hotel on disembarking from river trip...John malpas
01 Apr - 28 Oct: Daily
7 hours 30 Minutes
Hotel pick-up starts: 0715h (7:15am)
Bus departs: 0830h (8:30am)
Duration: 9 hours
Your hotel in Vienna. (Please advise your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour) You can also join the tour from Südtiroler Platz Bus Terminal (platform A7A8) which is at the junction of Wiedner Gürtel and Laxenburger Strasse. Südtiroler Platz can be reached via U1, 0 and 18 (tram), 13A (bus) and S-Bahn (train). Upon reaching Südtiroler Platz, follow signs for Hauptbahnhof, then Favoritenstraße, then Laxenburger Straße.
Schwedenplatz in Vienna
Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera.
It is your responsibility to check passport and visa requirements
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm all details.
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