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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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a fabulous day trip that we had! We saw this interesting city in the rain which had no negative impact on the trip and would highly recommend this to everyone interested in seeing a bit of eastern Europe!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Atmospheric old town, very nice take the hydrofoil back to Vienna rather than the bus

Natalie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent Day Trip from Vienna - recommend getting the boat back. Unfortunately my guide Bruno was terrible - our group was split into two - apparently the other guide Sonia was excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour ran like clockwork and was very well organised. The tour guide was very pleasant and informative and there was plenty of spare time to look around for yourself. The catamaran ride home was really comfortable and enjoyable, seeing views along the Danube. It was a great day out, in spite of the rain.

Ashwin R A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Loved it. Found out a lot from the local tour guide there and would definitely come back to Bratislava for a whole day at least

Kate R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic day trip! Bus trip was quick and clean. Tour was just long enough, guide was very knowledgeable. Easy walk. Took the boat back which allowed a little more time to explore on our own, about 3 hours of sightseeing on our own time. The only thing I would have changed is to let us know where bathrooms/coffee shops are available before the bus departs Vienna. I got picked up from the hotel about an hour before we left and there were a couple stops to pick up more folks before we got underway. But overall, I'm so happy I decided to add this to my trip to Vienna. It's a real gem

Bobby H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a great day trip. Our guide, Sonia, was delightful. We enjoyed every aspect of the day. The high speed catamaran was home was a good way to finish the day.

Jyoti S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very nice old town. Trip was superb with excellent weather.

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