Discover Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, on this sightseeing tour from Vienna. You’ll find a fascinating mix of old and new. This is a city where recent history – the end of Communism and EU membership – has wrought many changes, but where you will still find a treasure trove of historical and architectural gems.
Amble with your guide through the maze of historic streets around the ancient Castle. See the fine Gothic Cathedral, Renaissance and art nouveau town houses, 18th century rococo palaces, beautiful fountains and much more.
But there is more than the past to explore in Bratislava. Things are happening here. Look beyond the compact Old Town and you will see new construction taking place. Feel the fresh energy and dynamism of this growing capital.
Lunch is included in the tour and you will also have time for shopping or visiting the Castle. If you are not counting calories, you could stop in one of the many coffee shops and sample some of the mouthwatering local pastries!
At the start of your Sightseeing in Bratislava tour from Vienna you will be picked up from your hotel at around 0715h (07:15am) and taken to catch the public bus to Bratislava. The bus departs at about 0830h (08:30am).
You will drive to Bratislava, the 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. 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 the delicious pastries in one of the coffee shops.
As you explore, look beyond the medieval alleyways of the Old Town and see the many new buildings coming up. Slovakia and its capital city are benefiting from fresh investment following the country's entry to the EU. This young country is an exciting and interesting place to visit.
You will depart Bratislava at around 1345h (1:45pm) by coach and arrive back in Vienna at around 1550h (3:15pm). At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the Opera House.
My family and I had two tours with you. One to Bratslava and one to Salzburg. Frankly, the Bratslava tour is limited and may be the nature of the city and the places to see are... Riad Elhaj
its short visit but it was very nice and the guide was very helper and they offer a lunch and it was very delicious .... Edgard Touma
01 Apr - 28 Oct: Daily
Hotel pick-up starts: 0715h (07:15am)
Bus departs: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: 7 hours
Your hotel in Vienna.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
State Opera House, Vienna
Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera. Carry your travel documents and make sure that your passport is valid for Slovakia
Advance booking and a valid passport necessary.
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