Bratislava is the capital of the Slovak Republic and it´s economical, political and cultural centre.
It is located in the southwestern part of the country, on the Danube river, close to the border with Austria and Hungary. The influence of the culture and language of the three nations - Slovak, Austrian and Hungarian - have mixed in this town over centuries.
The name "Bratislava" has been the official name of the city since 1919. Before that, the names Pressburg (German) and Pozsony (Hungarian) were used.
The historical centre of Bratislava is connected with the glorious period of the coronations of Hungarian kings. In the years 1563 - 1830 nineteen royal coronation processions passed through the streets of this medieval town.
In the recent years Bratislava has become a new tourist destination in Europe. Although the city centre cannot compete in size with Vienna and Budapest, foreign visitors appreciate its compact Old Town with charming narrow streets, courtyards and many other attractions.
We can offer tailor made programs for your groups and individual travellers.
We will book a suitable hotel accommodation in Bratislava for you and prepare a program for a three or four day visit. There is a big choice of hotels from 2* to 5* hotels. See few examples >
Bratislava and Devín castle
DAY 1 Arrival
arrival and check in at the hotel of your choice, short guided tour of Bratislava, dinner
DAY 2 Old Town - Devín Castle - Opera Night
after breakfast walking tour in the Old Town and visit of the Bratislava castle, lunch, after lunch visit of the ruins of the castle Devin on the Danube river. In the evening visit of the Opera performance.
DAY 3 Small Carpathian Region
after breakfast excursion to the Small Carpathian region famous for vineyards and ceramic production, lunch, visit of the Red Stone castle, dinner
The Opera and the Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre are very popular among foreign visitors due to their high quality and convenient prices. The historical Opera building is located directly in the city centre. The performances are subtitled in Slovak or German language and are suitable also for English speaking visitors.
Sightseeing with "Prešporáčik"
DAY 1 Arrival
arrival and check in at the hotel of your choice, dinner with gypsy music in a local restaurant
DAY 2 Sightseeing on the "Prešporáčik" Train
after breakfast meeting with our guide and a sightseeing tour of the Old Town and the castle area on the train "Prešporáčik", lunch, visit of the Primate´s Palace and the historical tapestry exhibition, dinner
DAY 3 Devín Castle
after breakfast visit of the ruins of the Devin castle, lunch, at a previous arranged time transfer to the airport
During the guided tour with the "Prešporáčik" train you will see the Main Square with the Old Town Hall, the historical Opera building, the St. Martin´s Cathedral. You will drive up to the castle area of the Bratislava castle and enjoy the beautiful view over the Old Town. The tour takes approximately 1 hour and can be concluded by a walking tour.
Day excursion to Schlosshof (Austria)
Bratislava lies close to the border with Austria. This makes it possible to include day excursions to attractive places in the neighbouring country to our programs.
One of these places is Schlosshof in Lower Austria, just 30 km away from the centre of Bratislava. (picture Copyright Schlosshof)
The magnificent baroque palace, beautiful terraced gardens and the idyllic Manor farm were laid out in the late 1720s as a country home and hunting lodge for Prince Eugene of Savoy.
Today there are numerous events and yearly special exhibitions.
Special guided tours can be arranged upon request. The tours have different themes, for example "A Gastronomy Journey into the Past" or "The Palace and its Former Residents - On the trail of Prince Eugene, Maria Theresa and Joseph II". The tour can be concluded by a lunch in the local restaurant.