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Bratislava tours and excursions

Bratislava tours

Wine tasting tours

The region around Bratislava has a long history of winemaking, and the Slovak capital makes a good base for exploring the area. The most famous wine tasting venue in the area is the National Wine Salon at Pezinok, with the best vintages from all over Slovakia. Bratislava Sightseeing run full-day tours with pickup from the Opera House or your hotel, including wine tasting and visits to Pezinok and Modra, and the cellars of Červený Kameň (Red Rock Castle).

Tel: +421 907 683 112.

Boat tours

Lod operates tours along the Danube, including Bratislava between the city's five bridges and nearby Devín Castle (the journey takes 1 hour 30 minutes, followed by a two hour castle tour), as well as Vienna (1 hour 45 minutes each way).

Tel: +421 2 5293 2226.

Bratislava excursions


Near the town of Trenčín (120 km north of Bratislava) are the remains of Čachtice Castle, which belonged to ‘Blood' Countess Elisabeth/Alžbeta Bathory, who is reputed to have murdered hundreds of young women in the 17th century.

Tel: +421 32 16186.

AquaCity resort, Poprad

On the cusp of the Tatras, in the eastern city of Poprad, AquaCity is a leading green health resort that aims to be the first in the world to be 100% energy self sufficient with zero carbon emissions. It boasts 14 swimming pools and 15 saunas as well as a string of health treatments. The most unusual is cryotherapy, where the body is chilled in a -121ºC (250ºF) chamber with a whole range of reputed health benefits. There are also two hotels on site and hiking and skiing in the mountains are easy to access from the resort.

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Featured Hotels


City Hostel

This is a basic but cheap and clean hostel on the edge of the old town. The single, double, triple and quad rooms each have their own ensuite bathrooms, and there’s free internet access at reception. Other amenities include a summer terrace and secure bicycle parking.

IBIS Bratislava Centrum

This modern 120-room hotel is close to the Old Town and the business district. Its sound-proof rooms with internet and an international on-site restaurant and bar run with the business clientele in mind.


The smart Mercure is conveniently located near the main railway station, and just a 15-minute walk from the old town. The comfortable rooms are dark-furnished but spacious, with gleaming, semi-transparent bathrooms. The hotel has its own bar and upmarket restaurant, as well as the requisite fitness centre. Impeccable service.

Kempinski Hotel River Park

Über-luxurious hotel complex on the banks of the Danube, just a short walk from the old town. With some 231 rooms and suites, the Kempinski boasts its own restaurant, a lobby lounge and a cigar bar, not to mention an 11th-floor spa with jaw-dropping views over the Danube. Possible extras to ensure a seriously good pampering range from a complimentary luxury Rolls Royce or BMW to drive you into town, to your own personal chef.

Hostel Blues

This fun and friendly place, just on the edge of the Old Town, is perfect for young travellers on a budget, particularly music-lovers. It hosts concerts weekly and provides free internet access.

Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava

This 162-room hotel on the edge of the Old Town has excellent business and conference facilities as well as very comfortable and elegant rooms for leisure travellers, as well as a gym and sauna. The staff are friendly and helpful.