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Day Trip to Bratislava

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Day Trip to Bratislava

We will be in Vienna for 10 days beginning early October, and want to make a day trip to Bratislava. Has anyone had experience with a boat/bus, all boat or boat/train combination? Do you have a recommendation for a tour company or is it straightforward to do this independently (we do not speak German). Thanks for any and all ideas!

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1. Re: Day Trip to Bratislava

It's very easy to do on your own. Bratislava's historic centre is very compact and lends itself to a day or even half day trip. Going by river is fun, but the most expensive way to travel. Many people just do it one way.

http://www.twincityliner.com/web/index.php

Other alternatives are bus or train. Search the forum in the box above for "Bratislava" to find lots of advice.

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I took the Twin City Liner (see link posted above by Norman) last year in April. When we arrived in Bratislava, we were met by a few tour operators. We took a 2 hour tour and then had a few hours on our own before returning to Vienna. (Speaking German is not a requirement, Luckily, in the main tourist/pedestrian areas most people can speak/understand English.)

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We did the return trip to Bratislava with the twin city liner, which is a fast boat. There were tour people on board offering tours in Bratislava and most of us did the tour and first stop was the castle up a steep hill so we wouldn’t have done that on our own. A town walking tour is included on the tour but it can get a bit boring so just slip away and do your own thing and it’s a short walk back to the boat.

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4. Re: Day Trip to Bratislava

We ended up staying in Bratislava for a full weekend during our visit and were pleasantly surprised with our stay. Its a quite and decent little place to spend a day or two.

See the following trip list we put together with reviews and pictures (attractions and a few restaurants) if helpful.

Weekend in Bratislava (what you can see/do)

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i37587-Weekend_…

Have a nice day trip to Bratislava.

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5. Re: Day Trip to Bratislava

Fantastic work BradJill. Thanks a lot.

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6. Re: Day Trip to Bratislava

No problem, cardinal5. I hope the information is helpful. I also encourage you to connect with local expert, TA Member yale999 on the Bratislava forum. This TA Member is a tremendous source of knowledge on the city. Best Regard to your travels.

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7. Re: Day Trip to Bratislava

Great list BradJill - you are a wonderfully prolific reviewer! But I would say you could cover most of your list in a day or less. It certainly doesn't require a weekend.

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8. Re: Day Trip to Bratislava

Quite right, Norman.

Does Bratislava require a weekend? Nope! Is it an enjoyable place to spend a weekend, we thought so!

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9. Re: Day Trip to Bratislava

Took a day trip by boat to Bratislava to see their Christmas markets. The trip was about 1.5 hours. Not much to see along the river- just fishermen's houses and a ruined castle just before Bratislava. 5 hours in Bratislava was a bit long. There are 2 Christmas market areas fairly close together with a lot of food for sale. Also quite a few gift and souvenir shops. While walking along the river we came across a very new and modern mall where we could have spent a few hours. There were only 2 trips during this time of the year- 1 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday leaving at 10am and returning at 6:30pm.

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10. Re: Day Trip to Bratislava

Hello suefromCalif,

Which museums or main attractions in Bratislava did you visit and did you enjoy them?