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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

While in Vienna, don’t miss the opportunity to visit another European capital, the beautiful city of Bratislava in Slovakia. On this day trip, your knowledgeable guide will give you a complete overview of the city as you visit its main sites, such as the impressive Bratislava Castle, the Grassalkovich Palace, Michael’s Gate and many others. Upgrade your tour to include a high-speed catamaran sail on the Danube River back to Vienna!


  • 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 enjoying lunch and 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

After pick up from your Vienna hotel, 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 your box lunch (included) and 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Bratislava tour was very good i recomend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. The morning is spent with a guide who did a great job of explaining the history of the city to us. After the free lunch which was satisfactory, we had plenty of free time to explore the city on our own. After reading all the comments on here, I opted to take the boat ride back. While it was neat, there were long stretches of it where there was nothing interesting to see at all. If you are on a budget, I recommend just taking the bus back, which is faster anyway.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a good time, though the included meal was not at a great place. The guide was excellent and he made a real effort to ensure that we saw Bratislava and understood what we were seeing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent day trip to Bratislava....confortable coach journey,excellent guide and lovely boat trip back to Vienna,although we were so lucky with weather!! Everything went very smoothly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

1 hour from Vienna. Very quick tour seeing the parts of old toen Bratislava. I would probably do another tor for at least 2 days, but this tour opened my eyes to a beautiful city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

While in vienna it s rude not to nip to bratislava, a very different city to vienna but we'll worth a visit the tour guide was good and the boat trip back was brilliant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

was very nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour - I loved the Bratislava.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Hotel pick-up was on time. Bus took us to Bratislava and tour guide was decent. She spoke good English and Spanish. I would recommend the boat on the way back so you have more time to explore on your own. Boat ride was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful tour

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