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Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

1. Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

This 2.5-hour tour brings to life the story of Bratislava in the 20th century. You’ll learn about the political changes, the development of society and Soviet-era architecture. Traveling in a retro Škoda vehicle, you’ll visit the Slavín Soviet monument, abandoned factories, a 1930s bunker line, the former Iron Curtain border zone and see loads of Communist-era buildings. Ride past the first apartment block in Czechoslovakia as well as the largest socialist housing project in Europe, abandoned industrial symbols of post-industrial transformation and new capitalist developments. Learn about architectural styles known as Socialist Realism, Functionalism and Brutalism. See villas of former communist leaders. Ride under the controversial UFO-like SNP bridge.

Bratislava: Craft Beer Tasting

2. Bratislava: Craft Beer Tasting

Explore the craft beer scene of Bratislava. Visit a microbrewery, sample 4 different types of specialty beers, paired with snacks, and discover the brewing history of Slovakia, one of the top beer-drinking countries worldwide. Expect to see a huge variety of different types of beer on this Tasting Tour. Meet your guide in front of Park Inn by Radisson Danube Hotel. Get a short, basic introduction to Bratislava and Slovakia. Walk to the Sladovna – House of Beer. Slovakia is In recent years, Slovakia has created a unique culture of local small microbreweries. They prepare their own handcraft beer in addition to fantastic cuisine. Visit a small microbrewery popular among locals and taste 4 specialty beers together with a traditional beer snack. Learn insights about the brewing process and the various beer types. Furthermore, you will discover the history of Bratislava and its beer culture.

Modra: Private Wine Tasting at a Family-Operated Winery

3. Modra: Private Wine Tasting at a Family-Operated Winery

We are a family operated winery in Modra, let us show you the wonderful wines from our vineyards and wine cellar! Modra is an old royal city worth visiting for its charming romantic setting in the Small Carpathians, and has been known for centuries for its wine production and quality ceramics. What's more, the great codifier of Slovak language Ľudovít Štúr lived and died here. Modra offers you excellent wines, great food and peaceful surroundings. Thanks to the deep enological knowledge, love of vineyards, an emphasis on clean technology and a combination of traditional and modern approaches to wine-making, our wines have a small but distinct Carpathian dimension, full of minerality and pleasant aromas. Our excellent wines offer you a touch of flowers, medlar, mulberries and even figs and kiwi, which also flourish in our gardens. We hope that, after visiting us, our wines will always remind you of long and idyllic walks through the rolling hills of Modra. We own 5 hectares of planted vineyards. We produce wines from typical white varieties like Green Silvaner, Green Veltliner, Red Traminer, Oliver Irsai, Devin, Pinot gris, and Welchsriesling but also from Sauvignon and Chardonnay. We are famous for excellent red wines too, including Hron, Cabernet Sauvignon, Neronet, Dornfelder, and Saint Laurent. Our winemaker is respected authority in his field, not only in Slovakia but worldwide, often travelling abroad as the international judge in the prestigious wine competitions.

Bratislava: City Discovery Game

4. Bratislava: City Discovery Game

Take an interactive city discovery game across Bratislava by solving riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. All the information you need for your adventure will be delivered to your email address. Solve a total of 9 riddles, each of which will take you from one hidden location to the next. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as learning about the city's history. See popular sights from a different angle and explore the hipster side of Bratislava, wandering through the cozy streets of the Old Town in search of the cutest cafes. While cracking 9 riddle rhymes, you’ll unlock recommendations from locals. Uncover the best spot for a latte in the city, follow the bearded crowd and make colourful memories at the most Instagrammable spots Bratislava has to offer. This adventure is ideal for those who have only a couple of hours in Bratislava and want to see the locals' favorite locations. During the game, you will see highlights such as the fairy-tale-like Blue Church, socialist Kamenne Square, hipster Laurinska Street, the lovely historical city center, the majestic Hviezdoslav’s Square and the romantic Danube promenade. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team buildings. Enjoy spending some time together exploring a new city, getting your creative juices flowing as you use your imagination to unearth the city's secrets.

From Vienna: Bratislava Day Trip with Walking Tour & Lunch

5. 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.

Bratislava: Small Fatra Mountains Guided Hike

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Bratislava: Guided Wine Tour & Local Bar Wine-Tasting

8. Bratislava: Guided Wine Tour & Local Bar Wine-Tasting

Immerse yourself in the culture of Bratislava with a wine-tasting walking tour. Learn all about specialty wines with the help of your local, wine connoisseur guide and make a stop at a stylish bar for your wine-tasting experience. Visit 2 family-run stores to try blackcurrant and honey wine. Meet your guide and begin walking through the winding streets of Bratislava. Learn about the 50 different grape varieties that are planted in the Slovakian vineyards. Discover a cozy wine bar, perfect for people watching if you can keep your eyes away from the glasses. Let the sommelier introduce you to 6 specially selected Slovakian wines, complimented by a cheese platter. Leave the bar to visit 2 family-run wine stores, having the chance to try blackcurrant wine and honey wine. Finish your tour here and listen to the advice offered by your guide on where to go next.

Bratislava: Traditional Food Tasting Tour with Microbrewery

9. Bratislava: Traditional Food Tasting Tour with Microbrewery

Try the taste of some of Slovakia’s best and most unique dishes, like treska, bryndzové halušky, and the rival to Coca-Cola and Pepsi, Kofola, on a guided food tasting tour. Arrive as a curious traveler and leave feeling like a well-fed local. Meet your local foodie guide and begin your 3-hour gourmet experience of Bratislava’s best culinary spots. Discover a retro cafe and tuck into a starter served with a glass of local wine. Move on to a microbrewery and indulge in a rich sauerkraut soup with pork and sausage, savoring the taste of a local craft beer. Be served the main dishes with meat, potatoes, dumplings and a rich array of sauces to try. Take the chance to try the Slovakian rival to Coca-Cola and Pepsi, Kofola and Tatratea, a strong herbal liquor. Leave your tour with a sweet ending, tasting exquisite handmade chocolate pralines and a traditional dessert of pastry filled with poppy seeds and walnuts. Drink it down with the local specialty wines made of blackcurrant and honey.

Bratislava: Love Stories of Bratislava Guided Tour

10. Bratislava: Love Stories of Bratislava Guided Tour

Enjoy a romantic tour of Bratislava with a local guide. Designed with romance in mind, this tour takes you to the most romantic spots in Bratislava. See the Ganymede's Fountain and be captivated by the charming atmosphere of the area. Built in 1888 in the Neo-Baroque style, the Ganymede's Fountain is a great spot to stop and take photos with your partner. Find out the best spots in the city to go out on a date and where to stop for the most romantic photos. Hear about the historical love stories in the hidden streets, buildings, and parks around the city. Listen to heartbreaking and tragic love stories along with hilarious and spicy ones as you walk around Bratislava. Learn about the legends of Slovakia’s biggest bridge and the most famous historical couple in Slovakia.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 57 reviews

We loved this tour! Peter was great at sharing fascinating history while also telling us his own experiences growing up in communist Bratislava. The car was beautiful and also fun, and felt very safe all things considered! We had done a tour of the historic areas the day before, and Peter was great about showing us new things and focusing on how the city changed from before WWII to present. We drove all over town, and really felt like we walked away understanding the city better. This tour is a family business - Peter and his brother run the tours, and the cars were his parents. I really felt like he captured the history, and gave us insights into his history too. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!

Very informative tour and visited many relevant places that we could not easily visit by public transport (or even knew were interesting). Had two non-English speakers with us of which one person with reduced mobility, and the tour guide was very considerate in taking his time while we translated and walked. Even went out of his normal route to make it easier for us to get around. Would recommend!

An extremely interesting tour, it took us to places we wouldn't have found on our own. Driving around in an old Skoda added to the atmosphere. Our guide Maroš was very knowledgeable and friendly and could answer all our questions. To be recommend!

It is a good expecience because you can get to visit different parts of the city. Most tours just cover the old town and the castle, but this tour offers the posibility to go to slavin and petrzalka on the same day.

We enjoyed seeing Bratislava from a different perspective very much. Our guide new his city from the inside out.