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Catamaran Transfer between Vienna & Bratislava

1. 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.

Bratislava: 6-Hour Carpathian Wine Tour and Tasting

2. Bratislava: 6-Hour Carpathian Wine Tour and Tasting

Be picked up from the lobby of your hotel and embark on the journey towards the Small Carpathian Wine Region. This area is located on the south-eastern slopes of the Small Carpathians and is one of the eight winegrowing regions of Slovakia. Arrive at the Red Stone Castle, one of the most romantic castles of Slovakia, with vast cellars which were once used as warehouses for copper. To enter, you can pay an additional fee. Continue towards the historical town of Modra. Modra is famous for being the birthplace of Slovakian national hero Ludovit Stur, who fought for the autonomy of Slovakia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stur also had a significant influence on the revival of the Slovak language and introduced the Slovak language standard. Learn more about his importance in Slovak history as you wander around the medieval town center. Next, visit Pezinok, the capital city of Slovak wine production. Enjoy a walking tour in the historical city center of Pezinok with the option of entering the Majolica Pottery Factory. Continue towards the small town of Svaty Jur to discover its charming streets. Finally, visit a local vineyard and see the traditional production of local wine, free from colorants or additives, by local farmers. Sample this local fine wine with a small snack before returning to Bratislava at approximately 6:00 PM.

Bratislava: Banská Štiavnica UNESCO Day Tour

3. 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 can find the Mining District Court building) the Gothic church of St. Catherine, and the New Castle and Calvary. Complimentary to these famous landmarks, you will also encounter unique local beer, wonderful nature, and much more.

From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina

4. From Bratislava: Lesser Fatra Tour with Zilina

Start by taking the 08:13 AM train from Bratislava main train station to Zilina. Alternatively, you can be picked up from your address in Bratislava. 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 Trinity and the Burian Tower. Continue to the uniquely squared Marianske Square, visit the Catholic House and Bank Palace Zilina. Stop at Rosenfeld Palace, a copy of Belvedere Palace in Vienna, before seeing the oldest building of Zilina – the church of St. Stephan from the 11th century. Transfer to Zilina train station and back to Bratislava. Meet your driver at Bratislava's main train station and travel back to your address in Bratislava.

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.

From Bratislava: Half-Day Trip to Trnava with Train Tickets

6. From Bratislava: Half-Day Trip to Trnava with Train Tickets

Enjoy a half-day trip from Bratislava to the city of Trnava. Ride roundtrip on a second-class train. Have the option to select a tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. Admire the Basilica of St. Nicholas and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist on a guided walking tour. Take the afternoon train from Bratslava's main train station. Relax on the scenic ride thorugh the countryside on the way to Trnava. Meet your guide on the train platform and begin your walking tour. Take in the laid back atmosphere and cozy cafes. Stroll through the Baroque streets of the first royal town of Slovakia, where the seat of the bishop and archbishops of Slovakia where once located. See the Gothic architecture of the St. Nicolas Basilica and the Baroque Cathedral of St John the Baptist. Finish your tour in Holy Trinity square where you can view the Sculpture of St. Trinity. Have two hours to explore the city on your own before taking the train back to Bratislava in the early evening.

From Vienna: Bratislava Day Trip with Walking Tour & Lunch

7. From Vienna: Bratislava Day Trip with Walking Tour & Lunch

Upon booking the tour you will receive from us, in a separate email, the ticket(s) for public bus transport, that is operated by FLIXBUS (green busses with sign FlixBus). Departure from Vienna: - at 09:45 from Vienna International Busterminal (VIB) at the departure terminals. Arrival in Bratislava: - At 10:50 you will arrive at the Bratislava on Novy Most bus station. You will have an hour free, until meeting with a licensed local guide at 12:00 PM in front of the main entrance to Park Inn Danube Hotel (you will just cross a zebra crossing from Novy Most bus station, the meeting point is located about 250 m from the bus station). A guided historical walking tour within the city takes 1 hour. At the end of the walking tour, your guide will take you to a local restaurant and assist you in ordering the local menu (2-course menu). After lunch, you will have free time on your own in Bratislava, for walking, shopping, or just enjoying yourself in the beauty on the Danube. Departure from Bratislava: - Departure back to Vienna is at 18:20 – from the Bratislava Novy Most bus station (the same station where you have arrived). Arrival back in Vienna: - Arrival in Vienna at 19:20 in the evening at Vienna International Busterminal (VIB) at arrival terminals.

From Vienna: Explore the Tastes of Bratislava on a Day Trip

8. From Vienna: Explore the Tastes of Bratislava on a Day Trip

Discover Bratislava on this culinary day tour from Vienna. Delight your taste buds as you experience the flavors of local wines, craft beers, and coffee. Sample local specialties like goose pate and a decadent pastry. Travel on a comfortable bus from Vienna to Bratislava. Meet your guide close to your bus stop in Bratislava. Start your tour with a stop at a cozy wine cellar. Learn about the local wine culture and the Small Carpathian Wine Road. Treat yourself to a tasting of two wines. Get cozy at the 19th century old-fashioned Café Stefanka. Indulge in a taste of goose pate while hearing about the Slovakian traditional autumn goose and duck feast. Find out about the rich history of Slovakian beer culture and the customs as you try 3 specialty beers paired with a salty pretzel at a local microbrewery. Finish your trip with stop for a hot coffee and sweet pastry at a local café. Take the bus back to Vienna.

From Bratislava: Wooden Folk Village and Spa Aphrodite

9. From Bratislava: Wooden Folk Village and Spa Aphrodite

Learn more about the history of Slovakia on this group tour from Bratislava. Visit the folk village Cicmany, see the largest Slovakian wooden creche in Rajecka Lesna, be rejuvenated the ancient Spa Aphrodite, and see the Old Town of Zilina. Choose between a tour with or without hotel pickup and drop off. Depart on the train at 8:13 am from the Bratislava main station. Be welcomed by your driver once you get to Zilina. Depart to the pilgrimage site Rajecka Lesna. Listen as your guide informs you about the region. See the biggest wooden creche in Slovakia, which shows the traditions, landscape, and history of Slovakia. Visit the traditional folk village of Cicmany, which is famous for its wooden houses painted with white ornaments. Break for lunch and coffee. Spend 2 hours enjoying the thermal baths at Spa Aphrodite with views of he Mala Fatra Mountains. Head to Zilina to see highlights like the Holy Trinity Church, Marianske Square, Bank’s Palace, Rosenfeld Palace, and the church of St. Stephan.

Bratislava: Small Fatra Mountains Guided Hike

10. Bratislava: Small Fatra Mountains Guided Hike

Take in the views and the mountain air just a couple of hours outside of Bratislava on this guided hiking tour. Ride the cable car all the way up to Snilovske Peak and admire the natural scenery. Leave Bratislava's main train station early in the morning and arrive in Zilina (private transfer is available at extra cost). Meet your guide and drive to the beautiful Vratna Valley. Take a cable car from Chata Vratna to Snilovske peak at 1500m. From there, enjoy a moderately challenging hike to Chleb Peak at over 1600m, and descend to Poludnovy Grun, and then to the mountain chalet at Chata Pod Grunom. Taste some traditional "slivovica" plum brandy and horalky biscuits along the way. Take some free time to eat lunch or have some refreshments in the chalet (not included) before returning to the Vratna Valley. Transfer back to Zilina Station for your train ride back to Bratislava.

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What people are saying about Bratislava

Overall rating

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based on 262 reviews

Fun day of beautiful castles

This was a day full of castles and the countryside. There is a lot of walking and walking uphill/climbing stairs involved. The castles were beautiful to see and the towns. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the cities and towns, the country and the history of the castles themselves as well. Very enjoyable day.

Great City, food is excellent! Our driver Peter was so kind and did a great job in driving us back to our Hotel safe and sound.

The castles were breathtakingly beautiful!

Tomas was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable, fun, professional and considerate. I would highly recommend this tour!

Very interesting tour of the castle, ceramic shop and wine tasting. Unfortunately, the wine museum was closed on Monday

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