Your private Bratislava-Vienna tour will kick off in Bratislava with a cheerful welcome and a short introduction to the city. From our meeting point, we’ll walk toward the city’s medieval tower, which offers a beautiful bird’s eye view of the rooftops of old town.
From the tower, we’ll continue through SNP Square, a symbol of Bratislava’s independence and the end of the Communist regime — it was here that the iron curtain fell in November 1989.
Then, walk through the streets of the old town, passing by interesting buildings such as the “Blue Church” on our way to visit a local underground gallery. Inside the gallery, we’ll grab a small bite to eat and a glass of wine, and you can check out the art on display with the owner of the gallery there to answer your questions.
From the gallery, we head back to old town for a delicious tapas lunch in a stylish restaurant, accompanied by the finest Slovak wine, of course! We’ll then burn off our lunch with a walk towards the riverbank of the Danube. And trust us, you’ll need to burn up some of that food, as we’ll make two more stops on route: one for a taste of the best ice cream in town, and one for a small espresso!
After our dessert, we’ll head down to the river, passing by one of Bratislava’s most charming squares. At the port, you’ll hop on board a speed boat for a trip on the water to Vienna, Austria. (The ride takes about 80 to 90 minutes.) You’ll say goodbye to your Slovakian guide here, but because you’re still our guest while you’re on the boat, we’ll give you a voucher for a drink; we suggest a mini bottle of Austrian sparkling wine.
We’ll dock in Vienna in the heart of the city, at Schwedenplatz. You’ll meet your Austrian guide as soon as you step off the boat, to begin part two of your private two-city adventure!
First up, we’ll stop at the coffee shop where it all began: a historic site that has been serving coffee nearly every day since 1685. You’ll enjoy a tasting of pastry in one of the most prestigious coffeehouse in Vienna.
Sufficiently caffeinated, we’ll then walk along the city’s historic centre toward the Opera House, stopping by the Albertina Museum. Your guide will explain the story of the magic square between the Opera House, the Albertina museum and the famous Hrdlicka monument.
Ready for another nibble? Good! Because the century-old Naschmarkt, easily one of Europe’s best open-air markets, is waiting for you! This mile-long market has over 120 food stalls, plus some delectable restaurants cooking up some of the best food in the city. We’ll try a few tapas, then head to a world-famous chocolate shop. In between all these bites and tastings, we’ll also grab a cold drink in one of the vibrant bars right at Naschmarkt.
From Naschmarkt, you’ll head to the train station, where you’ll depart the city and head back to Bratislava (the train ride takes 60 to 70 minutes).
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, boat and train transportation during the tour, entrance fees, all food and drinks in itinerary, extra fun and a surprise present!
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and for the weather, as we will be outside and on the waterfront.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: Should any of the usual stops on the tour be closed, we will take you to an alternate but equally awesome place!
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour on request, for a fee. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.