Welcome to Slovakia
Right in the heart of Europe, Slovakia is a land of castles and mountains, occasionally interrupted by concrete sprawl. More than two decades after Czechoslovakia's break-up, Slovakia has emerged as a self-assured, independent nation. Capital city Bratislava draws the most visitors, thanks to its excellent nightlife, resplendent old town and sheer ease of access from around Europe. Beyond Bratislava are countless... Read More
Top experiences in Slovakia
Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna
After pick up from your selected Vienna hotel or from the State Opera House, you'll be taken to a central meeting point, where you'll board a comfortable coach to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia located on the banks of the Danube River. Traveling 40 miles (64 km) east through the countryside, enjoy the beautiful Austrian landscape.Upon arrival, you'll meet your local guide who will take you to picturesque Old Town Bratislava for a walking tour. On this guided tour, enjoy a wonderful panorama of the Slovakian capital as you see its main sites such as Michael’s Gate, the only remaining gate of the medieval fortification of Bratislava, and Bratislava Castle, located on a hill and dating back to the Stone Age. Visit Grassalkovich Palace and learn about its history from your guide. Built as a summer residence for Count Grassalkovich in the 18th-century, this huge rococo-style palace was used as a Hungarian aristocracy social center. Continue to the Primate's Palace, an 18th-century palace inspired by French classicism considered today as one of the most beautiful buildings in Bratislava. Then, enjoy lunch (own expense) spend some free time visiting one of the numerous coffee houses, shops or cultural sites. Visit the Slovak National Theatre and St Martin’s Cathedral, an ancient coronation place for Hungarian emperors. On your way, you may be able to spot the four life-size bronze statues of the French Napoleon soldier, each hidden in the streets of Old Town Bratislava.After your sightseeing tour, board the coach and enjoy a relaxing drive back to Vienna, where you'll be dropped off at the State Opera House. Or, upgrade your tour to return to Vienna by high-speed catamaran! Sail in a state-of-the-art catamaran on the famous Danube River as you take in the scenic landscape and admire the region’s main sights from the water. Pass through the unspoiled Danube River wetlands and the Donau-Auen National Park before arriving at Schwedenplatz in Vienna.Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time.
Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle from Krakow
Begin your excursion with a visit to Niedzica Castle (also known as Dunajec Castle), originally built in the 14th century by the Hungarians to protect an important trade route through the Dunajec Valley. The castle towers over a large water reservoir with an impressive dam built in mid 1990s. While visiting the castle you can admire the delightful view over the artificial lake and learn the amazing story of Inca refugees who found shelter here. After your visit of the castle, continue to Sromowce Nizne to board your wooden raft to drift at a leisurely pace along the Dunajec River. The river runs from northern Slovakia to southern Poland and is at its most picturesque passing through Dunajec River Gorge. Your adventure down the winding Dunajec River offers breathtaking views of mighty limestone cliffs plunging into the water and stunning native flora, you may even spot some rare bird species such as the Black Stork. Your highly experienced guide ensures you have a smooth ride, pointing out the sights along the way and teaching you the history of the gorge. Your 2 to 3 hour voyage ends 15 kilometers later in Szczawnica. It is advisable to bring suitable rainwear or a sun hat depending on the weather.
Bratislava by Night: Walking Tour
Meet your guide at the centrally located Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel to begin your tour. Stroll through the charming, cobblestoned streets of Bratislava Old Town toward Bratislava Castle, a gleaming white structure located on a hill. When you reach the top, enjoy the castle grounds as your guide explains the castle’s history dating back to the Stone Age. Then, climb up one of the castle’s four towers and take in amazing views of the city and Danube River.Trek back down the hill, follow your guide through the meandering, narrow streets of Bratislava Old Town and admire the Neo-Renaissance architecture of the 19th century Slovak National Theatre. Your guide explains how drama productions at the theater served an important role in reviving national pride and how today you can see marvelous performances of opera, ballet and drama.Visit more beautiful architecture at Reduta, home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, and learn how Reduta was built in 1915 on what used to be a stone granary in the 18th century. Today, Reduta is a venue for extravagant balls and the annual Bratislava Music Festival.Cross the Danube River and end your tour on a high note by riding an elevator up to the UFO Observation Deck, 312 feet (95 meters) above ground. At the top, take in panoramic views on the open-air platform, where the eastern side gives you a romantic, lit-up view of the city center and the western side rewards you with views of Devin Castle and the river.Enjoy a leisurely drink at the round-shaped restaurant located below the deck (own expense), and note how the city lights have turned Bratislava into a different sight to behold. Your guide will then lead you back to the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel.
Bratislava City Highlights Walking Tour
Meet your guide at the centrally located Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel to begin your tour, then follow your guide through Primatial Square in Bratislava Old Town. Right away you notice Primatial Palace (Primaciálny Palác), a lovely pink and white structure dominating the square. The palace was built in 1781 with a Classicist-style facade capped with marble statues and a cast iron cardinal’s hat. Learn how Napoleon signed the Peace of Pressburg treaty here in 1805 after his defeat at the Battle of Austerlitz.Next, travel to the heart of the city, to the lively Main Square and see Old Town Hall, the oldest town hall in Slovakia. Listen to your guide talk about how Old Town Hall served as the main marketplace and space for public gatherings, and housed a prison and minting site. Today, the building hosts the Bratislava City Museum, and the outlook from the top of the tower offers panoramic views of Bratislava Old Town. Your guide then leads you to Franciscan Square, a more serene space than the Main Square. Named after the Franciscan church with a monastery, the square is surrounded by historical buildings, but the main landmark is Mirbach Palace, a gorgeous Rococo-styled construction from 1770.Visit Bratislava’s largest church, St Martin's Cathedral, built in the 14th century, and learn how this church once served as the coronation site for the kingdom of Hungary. Your introductory and informative tour also includes visits to several charming Bratislava Old Town streets, where you’ll see more palaces and other historical sites, and also note some quaint vintage shops to perhaps visit later on. Your tour concludes back at the original start point in the early afternoon.
2 Hour Sightseeing Tour of Bratislava
Meet your local guide at the Slovak National Theater at 10am or 2pm for a 2-hour tour through Bratislava’s Old Town. Discover the highlights of the historical center and perhaps even learn a bit of the Slovak language. Learn about the strange Man At Work statue decorating a Bratislava sidewalk. Stroll past the elegant neoclassical Primate’s Palace. As you wander past the Old Town Hall and the city’s medieval fortifications, your guide will tell you stories about their significance, enhancing your understanding of the buildings. Admire the Academia Istropolitana, built when Bratislava was part of the Kingdom of Hungary, and the striking St. Martin’s Cathedral. After a whirlwind two hours, you will have a deeper understanding of the history of Bratislava.
Bratislava Traditional Wine and Food Tour
Traditional tour (with the traditional taste) Bratislava it is one of those cities you need to know the story behind so you can fully enjoy it. Let us officially invite you for the city tour with the right amount of information and of course you will taste some of typical products made in Bratislava. We walk you through the old town and castle, you will taste wine made of currants, Slovak pastry...and many more. So hopefully we will make you fall in love with Bratislava as we did long ago. So do not miss a chance and come on our tour. We will do the best we can!