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Bratislava Post-Communism Tour

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From US$94.97

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Bratislava’s modern history continues to fascinate many visitors, but matching landmarks to their historic context can be difficult. Discover the Soviet influence on the city with a tour of sights including the Slavín monument, Petržalka housing estate, and the SNP Bridge, and gain insight into post-communist life. Travel around town in a retro vehicle, benefiting from the small-group size with personalized attention from your guide.
  • Learn more about Slovakia’s political history from your guide’s commentary
  • View symbols of Bratislava’s past including World War II bunkers and the SNP Bridge
  • Benefit from the personalized attention of your guide on a small-group tour
  • Travel by classic car for a feeling of former Bratislavan life

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Snacks
  • No exclusions

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Námestie SNP 11
    Námestie SNP 11, 811 06 Bratislava, Slovakia

    Námestie SNP - somewhere near the KEIKS Bakery (its address: Námestie SNP 470/11, 811 06 Bratislava)

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

In case you prefer a different meeting point than the regular one, please let us know as soon as possible and we will let you know wheter it is possible :) In case of hotel pick-up, please look for a vehicle in front of the hotel, thank you.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that in some cases (winter conditions, car repairs etc.) we can not guarantee the retro car, but go with our green 1992 VW Caravelle or other newer vehicle.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Authentic Slovakia s.r.o.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Fun and Unique Tour
Christine_R, Dec 2022
Fantastic tour. Very educational and got to see some unique things. Even my kids enjoyed it and that takes a lot.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the most valuable feedback from VIP guests :)
Slovakians love their...
Jason_M, Oct 2022
Slovakians love their country and demonstrate it through a thorough understanding of Her many struggles. Such sobering reminders are well worth the price of admission to a living, breathing and exhilarating history lesson.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you very much, Jason! :)
skoda 1974
Farley_R, Aug 2022
Tour bratislava from a classic car and very informative tour guide Brano. It the highlight of communist ingenuity and architecture. Have an open mind when you do this trip. Pretty darn cool!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you, Farley. Happy travels with eyes and mind open! :)
An interesting experience
yingtam, Jun 2022
We had a relaxing but fruitful afternoon. Bravo is a knowledgeable, funny and caring guide. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you Ying, wish you happy travels around Europe!
Unique, memorable and brilliant tour
linusjc, May 2022
Peter (our guide/driver/entrepreneur/founder) was so friendly and informative going above and beyond to explain to us the history of his city with personal stories which bring things to life and in the present while understanding the past.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you, Linus, a big pleasure for me to show you and your mum around!
Really good
Henrik_S, Mar 2022
A really good tour with Peter in his nice Skoda i will come again one day We saw a lots of things in Bratislava I would never find myself
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Mange tusind tak, Henrik! Our pleasure! See you also next time!
Great private tour in and around the city
Jo_C, Feb 2020
We booked this tour because we wanted to do something a bit different and had a particular interest in the communist era and it’s aftermath. We know from experience that you learn so much more by having a tour guide so decided to book. We saw places in and around Bratislava that we wouldn’t have ordinarily got to see on a city break. Our guide (Maroš) was friendly and informative. Highly recommend for those that prefer something a bit more interactive and unusual. Thanks Maroš! Duane and Jo (London)
Awesome tour
Diane_H, Dec 2019
Learned so much. Our guide was so good, very knowledgeable, fun friendly. Can't say enough about how interesting this was, gave a new perspective on life after communism from a person who actually Lived in this era. Car was awesome- made everything authentic. Places we toured were unexpected and so interesting. Definitely recommend.
Best tour in Bratislava
Madelyn W, Nov 2019
We absolutely loved our tour — such an interesting way to learn about a city and it’s history. Would highly recommend, we had such a special time and our guide was THE best.
Informative insight into a fascinating country.
ANGELA_H, Oct 2019
Met our guide at a central pick up point. Driving around in a personal vintage Skoda was good fun, much more so than a mass tourist bus/tram. Our Guide was incredibly knowledgeable & very willing to share insight into his country's history. Russian Cemetery should not be missed & the trip out to the Iron Curtain museum was very interesting. If you really want to come away feeling like you've learnt & experienced some history, then this is the tour for you!
A MUST do for all Kapitalists
Emerson_h, Jul 2018
Of the many tours I've taken this was the most genuine and real (with no stop at the cousin/state owned gift shop, either!) Robert and his co guide took us and another couple in two great old cars to several sites around the city and to the old border. The personal details and insight really brought the past to life. From where the last person was killed trying to escape to the giant state run grocery store they showed us what life was really like. Imagine getting a banana once or twice a year (if you were good!) SO glad we did this.
This was the coolest tour we went on...
Katlyn H, Apr 2018
This was the coolest tour we went on going down the Danube River. It helped us really understand the history of Slovakia and other countries surrounding it. Juro is awesome, intelligent and knows so much history about post soviet era and parts of their revolution from the USSR. Very unique!
My Post Communism Tour was the...
Ron P, Dec 2017
My Post Communism Tour was the highlight of my recently short Bratislava visit. I would like to compliment whoever conceived the idea of the tour, as well as the selection of the sites the tour covers. I would like to especially praise my guide, Robert, for a job well done. His passion and energy made the trip doubly enjoyable. I am myself a tour guide with 40 years' experience, and am thoroughly familiar with the tour's subject matter, although never having been to Bratislava. Robert handled this old and very demanding client with aplomb and tact. Way to go, Robert! For whoever is interested in 20th century history, I recommend the tour wholeheartedly. Ron P, Jerusalem
What a great tour. Our guide Robert...
Michael T, Dec 2017
What a great tour. Our guide Robert was excellent. We wanted to see the parts of Bratislava that the usual tours miss out. This tour does that and more. Our 1970s Skoda was in top form. Really two.mend this tour.
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Your was good fun and informative the...
Janine M, Nov 2017
Your was good fun and informative the guide was lovely and put usât ease straight away
What a great and informative tour...
Elaine D, Oct 2017
What a great and informative tour. Was fantastic to see all the historic sights and our guide Judo was amazing and very passionate about the subject.
Kann man nur empfehlen!
Angelika_S, Dec 2022
Wahnsinnig freundlich! Sehr gutes Fachwissen! Insgesamt ein wunderbarer Vormittag mit vielen Informationen und - an diesem Vormittag - zwei fantastischen Guides! Ich kann jedem diese Tour nur wärmstens empfehlen!
Superfijne excursie door fantastische gids
dirkkorver58, Jun 2019
Gids Petr nam ons mee in een vintage Skoda en liet ons een aantal zeer markante plaatsen in Bratislava. Hij deed dot met een enorme kennis van zaken! Het was super!! Een 100% aanrader

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