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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 October 2016

All included features with Vienna Sightseeing Tours were met as promised. Retrurn trip on the catamaran well worth it.

Caitlyn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Bratislava is gorgeous! Beautiful city with a rich history that I had no idea about. Our guide for the walking tour was wonderful and shared a lot of the city's history. After the walking tour, we had a good amount of time to explore the city on our own. Because we were taking the boat back instead of the bus we had more free time which was great. The boat ride back was also a highlight. Overall it was amazing and highly recommended.

Philip H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fabulous trip on the coach and even better on the boat returning to Vienna. The guide was very informative and it was a thoroughly enjoyable outing.. Highly recommended

Nestor N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The coach picked us on time from our hotel. Its a short ride from Vienna about an hour and a half. Bratislava is a BEAUTIFUL place...cobbled streets and majestic buildings. Had a wonderful experience and highly recommend this tour. As usual, Viator has done a good job !!

Todd S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent one-day tour. Bus was comfortable and efficient. Our tour guide, Eva, was delightful. In a day you can do the central area of the city and take the tram up to the castle. Recommended for a quick day trip from Vienna.

Hanna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The trip to Bratislava is worth the price from Vienna, however, the tour guide was so so, spent a lot of time recommending food and restaurants, I would have preferred more historical facts.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

To visit another historical city in approximately 1.5 hours, why not? The coach tour was comfy as you get to see both Austrian and Slovakian countrysides....better yet, crossing the border without much fuss. A beautiful old city to visit with its narrow alleys, cobblestoned footpaths, and diverse architectural styles. After our guided tour, we had adequate free time to visit Bratislava Castle, check-out souvenirs, a wonderful and reasonably priced lunch at an al fresco restaurant, and do some more walks around the old town. An excellent way to enjoy another city from Vienna in one day.

Carolyn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Bratislava was a very nice place to visit.. castle was a disappoint as you can walk up and no entry into the castle but the villiage was amazing and the old ancient wall was incredible to see and feel the presents of history.

Islam S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was well organized ,nice trip

Phillip M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

really enjoyed my day in bratislava from the walking tour to the amount of free time we had ,also enjoyed the boat ride back

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