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Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

  • See the nearby country of Slovakia with this easy day trip from Vienna
  • Get the lowdown on Bratislava’s sights from a local guide when you arrive
  • Find the main sights on a walking tour and hear tips for attractions to visit
Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna
From US$62.11
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Bratislava/Bus Winter EnglishMost Popular
From November 2018 to March 2019: Day trip to Bratislava by bus from Vienna. The guided walking tour in Bratislava is operated in English.
From US$62.11
Bratislava/Boat Summer 19 Engl
From April 2019 to October 2019: Day trip to Bratisvala by bus from Vienna including boat cruise. The guided walking tour in Bratislava is operated in English.
From US$82.82
Bratislava/Boat Summer German
From March 2018 to October 2018: Day trip to Bratisvala by bus from Vienna including catamaran cruise. The guided walking tour in Bratislava is operated in German.
From US$79.37
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The Slovak capital of Bratislava is a mere hour from Vienna but working out how to get to another country on vacation might put you off a visit. This excursion is the answer, packaging hotel pickup, round-trip coach transport, and a walking tour of the Old Town into one relaxing day trip. If you also want to see the Danube River, upgrade to include return transport by high-speed catamaran.
What to Expect
Leave Vienna by comfortable, climate-controlled coach and cross the border of Austria to Slovakia, your destination for the day.
In just an hour, you’ll stop in Bratislava, the country’s captivating capital city, framed by the Little Carpathian mountains. Get your bearings on a walking tour of Bratislava Old Town and hear the history behind landmarks such as Grassalkovich Palace and the Primate’s Palace with its pastel pink façade.
Then, make the most of an afternoon of free time to have lunch or explore the city at your own pace. The Slovak National Theatre and the bars and cafes of the center are worth visiting.
Meet your guide at the prearranged time to return to Vienna by coach, or upgrade to change your return transport to an express catamaran and admire the sights of the Danube River as you cruise back to Vienna.
Click on "View additional info" to see a list of hotel pickup locations.
Reviews (526)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2018
Enjoyed Bratislava but not happy with the transport

We booked this expensive tour expecting it to include a bit of history of the region on the bus ride to Bratislava, then the walking tour, free time, and then the bus ride back. After getting to the bus terminal, I had to call to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank movieturtle
ViennaSightseeing1, Contact Center at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Dear guest, we are sorry that we could not meet your expectations with our Bratislava tour. This tour has been developed to provide a comfortable tour to Bratislava where our customers get an overview of the city. We are truly sorry that it was not...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018
A pleasant day trip

Booked a Vienna sightseeing tour. Picked up at the hotel by minibus and transferred to Flix Coach which proceeded to the airport to pick casual travellers until jam-packed. The trip to Bratislava was quite pleasant except that coach had been filled in with a number...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank antOn44_12
Reviewed 9 November 2018
lovely day tour

excellent tour highly recommended.prompt and efficient pickup from hotel .bit of a boring bus ride but the destination is a little gem .we had a lovely charming guide who gave us all the essential information .cannot recall her name !we took the tour to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank saradurban
ViennaSightseeing1, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear guest, thank you for your time and your lovely feedback. We are more than glad to hear that you had a great time. Kind regards, Lisa Frühbauer

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile
Great day trip

Great side trip. Bratislava is a real gem. The guide did her best to give us the history of the old town. We opted out of the second bus tour of the town and fort and spent the rest of our time further eexploring the...More

1  Thank E6927RQpeterf
ViennaSightseeing1, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi Peter, thank you for your feedback. We are really happy to hear that you had a great day. Sunny regards from Vienna, Lisa Frühbauer

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Could be better

The positives: there’s plenty of free time in Bratislava; the boat ride back was fantastic. The negatives: there’s no commentary on the bus (it’s just a bus ride); the tour guide in Bratislava had no enthusiasm (did she even want to be there?); the group...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Aaron H
ViennaSightseeing1, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi Aaron, thank you for your rating. First of all we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your free time and the boat ride in Bratislava. We are sorry to hear that you had the feeling that the tour guide was not enthusiastic. Please...More

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18 July 2018|
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Response from JimnHilary | Reviewed this property |
The pick up service is a minibus which goes round the hotels to collect people, and brings them to the coach, which waits at the Staatsoper, right by the north exit of Karlsplatz U-Bahn station. You can either make your own... More