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

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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 in selected hotels or from the Vienna International Bus Terminal in winter or the Vienna State Opera in summer. 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.

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.

Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time.

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Customer Reviews

Donald H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

We started the day by being picked up at the City Opera house bus bus and transported to Bratislava from there a guide gave us a short walking tour. Everyone was offered a bus tour for an additional 9 euros. That was well worth the money. After we had several hours to sightsee and have lunch. Then we to the boat ride back to Vienna maybe the most fun. We were dropped off near the city center close to a U Bahn station.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

I won't repeat the praise of others regarding this quaint town and the high quality walking tour (2-2 1/2 hours) that it provides. I think it is a place many should visit, but to really appreciate it, people should plan ahead to decide what attractions they might want to see or do during the day, since you are given a huge amount of time on your own. (The local guide provides a map upon arrival.) The walking tour ended in time for lunch and then you hav the choice of going back by bus to Vienna at 2 pm. or waiting until 4 pm for the boat ride. I thought we might be given the chance to choose once we got to Bratislava, but were never offered the choice. I guess you can only do that when you book the tour. Overall, a pleasant day in a quaint city, but one that doesn't quite occupy one's time for a full day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

This was a good tour of the town with a look at its history. It was nice to be on the Danube boat to return.

Thomas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

A really good trip and a very interesting city. The boat ride back was very pleasant. It was definitely worth it.

Laura O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Really interesting trip

Greg Barr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Good tour, lots of free time, and the boat ride back is fun as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Jana was our guide for the walking tour in Bratislava and she was excellent. Great city and worth checking out. We took the boat ride back to Vienna and it was worth it

Mitch Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was a fantastic day out to Bratislava. We had no idea what to expect from this trip, but as with other trips my wife and I have taken with viator this was well organized with excellent guides who spoke English well and knew the history.
We did have a problem with our return transport back to Vienna by boat, but the ladies at the dock handle the problem very well and looked after us to make sure we arrived back in Vienna safely.
The weather was excellent as where the local people, has made my wife and i wanting to go back and stay.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Nice Ride From Vienna To Bratislava in a Coach Bus about 1hr. Excellent Tour Guide Ms. Magda. Great Depth Of Knowledge About History, Architecture, Monuments.After formal tour we had enough time to explore on our own. Try Local Food and Beverage. The River Cruise From Bratislava to Vienna Is A Must and Was Cherry On Ice-cream.... We Will Definately Recommend This Tour and will do it again....!!!!!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A worthwhile day trip from Vienna. Since it was December, we took the bus roundtrip. The visit was informative and low key, in that we had free time to explore on our own, visit some of the shops and have lunch at a local place. An added bonus to visiting Bratislava - food and shopping is noticeably less expensive than in Vienna, Salzburg and Munich.

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