Tour code: 3585AT012
See Slovakia’s vibrant capital city on this day trip from Vienna to Bratislava. Led by an expert guide, explore the city’s top attractions, including Michael’s Gate, Bratislava Castle and Grassalkovich Palace. Afterward, enjoy lunch and some free time to wander on your own. Upgrade your ticket to return to Vienna on a scenic Danube River cruise via high-speed catamaran.


  • Sightseeing day trip to Bratislava from Vienna
  • Take a guided walking tour of Bratislava’s highlights, including Bratislava Castle, Grassalkovich Palace, Michael’s Gate and more
  • Spend free time exploring Bratislava’s hidden gems
  • Upgrade to enjoy a high-speed catamaran cruise on the Danube River!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

With just a one-hour drive, you get the opportunity to see the capital of Slovakia. I strongly recommend upgrading to the high-speed catamaran trip back to Vienna on the Danube -- it's an exciting ride that gives you a different perspective on this historic city.

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What You Can Expect

Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

Your day trip will begin with pickup from your hotel in Vienna. Hop aboard a cozy coach and journey east through the Austrian countryside toward Bratislava. As you go, soak up the stunning landscape as you cross the border into Slovakia.

Meet your local guide in Bratislava, making your way to the city’s Old Town for a walking tour. Learn the rich history behind the city as you pass top attractions and architectural gems. See Bratislava Castle, dating back to the Stone Age, and Michael’s Gate, the only remaining structure of the city’s medieval fortification.

Continue to the Rococo-style Grassalkovich Palace, an 18th-century social spot for Hungarian aristocracy. Then admire the Primate's Palace, considered one of the most stunning buildings in the city.

Afterward, refuel with lunch (not included) and enjoy some time to explore independently, perusing the Slovak National Theatre or popping into local shops and cafes.

Your day trip will conclude with a smooth drive back to central Vienna. Alternatively, upgrade your ticket to return to Vienna on a river cruise. Hop aboard a high-speed catamaran and enjoy the scenery of the Danube River along the way. Travel through the Danube wetlands and the Donau-Auen National Park before arriving in Vienna.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I really enjoyed this tour. The guide for the walking tour in Bratislava was really good. She was very informative and friendly. She gave suggestions on things to do after the tour. We had plenty of free time to have lunch, take a bus tour, and wander around and shop before taking the catamaran back to Vienna. Bratislava is really a nice city to visit and I'm glad I went on this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Interesting trip this was. Old town Bratislava is splendid. A walk up to the castle is recommended as is the crossing of the bridge to get a city view from the opposite side.

Chris K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fascinating tour of Bratislava with a very knowledgeable guide. Everything well organised except the weather which made for a cold trip back along the Danube.
Still has to be done!

Benjamin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Martina gave an amazing tour of Prague - she was knowledgeable and we really enjoyed her narrative

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome Place and Tourist guide, very kind and responsible.

Guergana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful trip to beautiful Bratislava. The bus trip was very quick, about an hour. In Bratislava, our guide was waiting at the bus stop. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of our guide but she was excellent lady with fluent English!. Very informative and polite. Born and raised in Bratislava she tried to give the full picture of this wonderful city. Strongly recommened the trip!

Guillermo R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very good. Well organized, very good guide.

Terry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

beautiful city loved the old buildings people very friendly


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Top class day from being picked up from the hotel prompt -and a really nice guy as well, to the trip to Bratislava ,once we got off the coach we were met by our guide a really nice lady sorry I forget her name she took us on a 2hr tour of all the sights and the history this lovely little town as to offer , then we had 4-5 hrs to our selfs then back to vienna by catamaran a great 70min trip along the Danube all in all a great day out while in vienna why not see another country so different well worth it 100 recommend....


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Bratislava is off of the beaten path in Central Europe, but it's a town full of friendly people and incredibly good food. We enjoyed the boat back on the Danube, as it was full of windows and easy to enjoy the cruise. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. She steered us to all of the good restaurants, and we ate at 3 of them, as the weather was a bit cold and rainy. There is a Habsburg Castle which we didn't visit, but it's an inexpensive and easy trip up to it. I recommend this tour for the interest, the value, the scenery, and the food.

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