24 Mar 18 - 28 Oct 18: DailyDuration
9 hoursStart time
Hotel pick-up starts: 7:15am
Bus departs: 8:30am
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 Opernring 2, 1010 Wien (Vienna State Opera House).
Please reach the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.
Schwedenplatz in Vienna
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.
You will board 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 7:15am and taken to catch the public bus to Bratislava. The bus departs at about 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.
At 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 5:30pm.
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.
Hotel Pick up is guaranteed only if it is booked until 3:00pm the day before.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
We got picked up on time and taken to the larger bus, where we then caught this bus for the 45 minute trip, the guide was ok and the city of Bratislavia was beautiful, and very...PETER J MOOD, Australia, 10/Oct/2017
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, United Kingdom, 03/May/2015
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, Argentina, 28/Jul/2014
Only suggestion would be to have the tour leader speak into a microphone or supply whispers for the participants. Other than that the tour was good.
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