Bratislava, Slovakia
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Overview

Get to know the best of historical Bratislava on a 1-hour city walking tour. With a knowledgeable local guide to lead you around and tell you fascinating stories about Bratislava’s past, discover the highlights of the charm-laden, cobbled Old Town. Stroll around bustling Main Square to see the Old Town Hall, and admire top Bratislava attractions including the elegant Primatial Palace, St Martin’s Cathedral and Franciscan Square, with its pastel-painted Baroque townhouses. This tour is a perfect option if you’re short on time or a first-time visitor to Bratislava.
  • 1-hour walking tour covering the historical highlights of Bratislava
  • Walk around Main Square in Bratislava Old Town and learn about Slovakian history and culture from a professional guide
  • Admire the Classicist architecture of Primatial Palace (Primaciálny Palác)
  • Stroll through the quiet and beautiful Franciscan Square
  • Visit St Martin’s Cathedral, once the coronation site of Hungarian kings
Start your tour at the Radisson Blu Carlton hotel in central Bratislava. Meet your knowledgeable guide, and as you stroll to Primatial Square in the Old Town, listen to revealing facts about Bratislava’s long and turbulent history.
Admire the elegant, pink-and-white Primatial Palace (Primaciálny Palác) on the square, and learn how it was built in the late 1700s. Hear stories of how, in 1805, it presided over Napoleon’s signing of the Peace of Pressburg treaty following his defeat at the Battle of Austerlitz.
Continue to Bratislava’s bustling Main Square and view the Old Town Hall, the oldest of its kind in Slovakia. Discover how it served as the city’s principal marketplace and public space, and was home to a prison and minting factory. Today, the hall houses the Bratislava City Museum, and boasts a tower with sweeping views over the higgledy-piggledy rooftops of the Old Town.
Walk on to Franciscan Square, a pretty square named after its 18th-century Franciscan church and monastery. Cast your eye over the pastel-colored Baroque houses and pose for photos outside the Mirbach Palace, a graceful Rococo-styled residence dating from 1770.
Head inside 15th-century St Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava’s biggest church, and as you explore, hear tales of the eleven Hungarian kings who were crowned here while Budapest was under Turkish occupation.
Along the way, delve down some of the Old Town’s most charming lanes to check out more historical buildings and monuments. As you walk, your guide will point out interesting shops and lesser-known spots that you may want to explore on your own later.
After around an hour, your tour then finishes at the original starting point.

Reviews

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M
, May 2018

I somehow got really lucky and ended up being the only traveller for this tour. It might have been due to the heavy winds that morning but my tour guide's exceptionally funny humor made it all worthwhile! He was very informative and pointed out little details sprinkled throughout the city like preserved Gothic writings and old city architecture. The region is easy to do on your own but I would have never noticed the tiny details my guide pointed out to me. Also, ask for tips on good restaurants serving authentic Slovakian meals. He's recommendations were great!

M
, May 2018

I somehow got really lucky and ended up being the only traveller for this tour. It might have been due to the heavy winds that morning but my tour guide's exceptionally funny humor made it all worthwhile! He was very informative and pointed out little details sprinkled throughout the city like preserved Gothic writings and old city architecture. The region is easy to do on your own but I would have never noticed the tiny details my guide pointed out to me. Also, ask for tips on good restaurants serving authentic Slovakian meals. He's recommendations were great!

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, Sep 2017

Very informative and enjoyable two hours in comepany of vonderful guide. Since there was just me and my wife we truly got an private tour around the middle of old Bratislava. We learned a lot about the history of the town and Slovakia. Nice ecsperience and highly reccomended.

B
, Jan 2017

Our guide Katerina was fabulous... very knowledgeable with a warm friendly personality willing to adapt to suit us. An hour was just perfect. We stayed on after the tour to eat a late lunch in a very funky cafe before taking the fast train back to Vienna. I'd highly recommend this tour if history and architecture in old cities interests you. Thanks Katerina!!!

M
, Sep 2016

We had a very informative day with Zdenka a lovely lady. She showed us parts of the town we would never have found without her e.g. the tin museum which was amazing. There was only two of us on the walk and the weather being so beautiful which enhanced the whole experience.

S
, Sep 2016

The tour was brief, and in some ways 1hour is not enough for the guide to give any detail. It was also more expensive than the 2.5 hour tour we took in Vienna. We would have liked more detail on the split between the Czech and Slovak countries, WW2 and everyday life.

L
, Mar 2016

A great overview of the city. Great if your are just there for the day or even longer. Would highly recommend the tour

s
, Nov 2015

The guide was very informative. She gave so much history in such a short time. I learned more from her in that 1 hour than I did in reading about Bratislava before the tour.

G
, Jul 2015

Short and sweet. Our guide was very informative.


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