Top Tours & Activities in Bratislava
There is plenty happening in Bratislava. The Viva Music Festival, Jazz Days, and International Film Festival bring tourism to this pretty Slovakian city throughout the year, but visiting any other time leaves you free to enjoy our seven favorite things to do.
Ten kilometers from the Old Town, this ruin offers breathtaking views across the Slovakian countryside. Make a day of it with a ride on the local bike trails or a hike nearby.
On a clear day, see as far as Austria with a visit to Bratislava Castle. This is the place to take photographs that will wow your friends, so don't forget your camera.
This impressive sight - also known as the Blue Church, is like something from a cartoon fairytale. You can't tour inside, but catch a peek at the blue pews from the entrance.
This memorial to fallen Soviet WWII soldiers is located at the highest point of the city. While contemplating, enjoy brilliant views from the eastern terrace. Take Bus 147.
A pretty, pink, neoclassical palace, where you can usually find quiet in the city. Admission is only 3€ so this is a thrifty stop for anyone with a keen interest in architecture.
One of the grandest attractions in Bratislava, this is the residence of the President of Slovakia, known as the country's White House. Well worth the short walk from the Old Town.
With ensembles for ballet, opera and drama this is the cultural epicentre of Bratislava. For a European city, tickets are very reasonable, and can be booked online in advance.
The city might not be huge but it has plenty to offer those looking to drink, dance and enjoy themselves. Much of the entertainment takes place on the streets, such as the corner of Židovská and Beblavého under the Bratislava Castle, where small bars serve local beers and Slovakians enjoy good conversation. Entry to most nightclubs is free, or a couple of euros, and our tip for finding the best ones? Ask a local!
Cheap drinks, flights, and accommodation have made Bratislava increasingly popular with British bachelor parties. Youth hostels are a very popular option for large groups on a budget, while most local businesses are very accommodating to well-behaved, respectful groups, who can get great value from a trip here. Enjoy this beautiful city responsibly!
Bratislava enjoys long, warm and dry summers (May to September) with high temperatures of around 27 degrees in June - perfect weather for sightseeing!
Two to three days is enough to see the main sights of Bratislava - add a couple of days if you plan to enjoy bike tours or hiking nearby.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+421
- Best time to visitThe Slovak holiday season is in July and August, so accommodations will be packed and more expensive. Fortunately, the city is great for a visit year-round, so there are plenty of other options!
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What People Are Saying About Bratislava
Brilliantly quaint place- we went in October and not many people on the tour but was interesting and I would say the best way to get a quick understanding of the city. We will be going back next year but have a list of places we want to visit now and an idea where to get to and from.
We decided to take another tour after taking the Old City Tour, because it was so informative. So glad we did!!
He food was amazing and the trip there was very scenic with lots of great information over the intercom. The only suggestion I woukd have is to offer English translation and to provide some entertainment on the boat trip back . This could be games or quiz to make the time go faster as its a very long trip back to Vienna.
I would recommend this to everyone. It was the greatest activity of the whole week we spend in Slowakia. The family who ownes the wine house consists of the sweetest and nicest people we met that week. It is an amazing place, and I'm so glad I've been there. The wine and the people are amazing!!
Get on a very unique bus and tour the old town while getting information about historical monuments. You can walk around the old town and take photos yourself but the benefit of the guide is you get to learn the history. Then take off to the castle where you get 15+ minutes to tour the castle area. I wish they continued a bit passed through castle in order to provide an opportunity for an aerial shot of Bratislava.