TOUR 1: Coronation Bratislava – Walking Tour

Highlights

  • Slovak National Theatre & The Old Town streets
  • Presidential Palace, Historical Palisady street, Bratislava Castle
  • The Jewish quarter & St. Martin’s cathedral
  • Academia Istropolitana & The Old Town palaces

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Overview

TOUR STARTS IN FRONT OF THE SLOVAK NATIONAL THEATRE

The tour runs daily, twice a day. The first Coronation Bratislava – Walking Tour starts at 10.30am, the next one at 2.30pm. The tour will last 2-2.5 hours approximately. You will need to print your tour confirmation to show it to your tour guide. If you do not manage to print your tour confirmation please bring your Reservation ID which you will find in the Details section of your tour confirmation.

You join your tour in front of the Slovak National Theatre (Hviezdoslavovo Square; 10.30am or 2.30pm according to your chosen time – see booking calendar). Please wait in front of the theatre, next to the fountain; your tour guide marked with our logo will come to pick you up.

COMING TO JOIN THIS TOUR FROM VIENNA?

Perfect choice! Train or bus journey from Vienna to Bratislava takes only about 1 hour, the trains and buses run to Bratislava and back to Vienna every hour so do join this excellent tour!

To help you decide how to get to/from Bratislava, here are some chosen local public transport connections:

Trains

* In Bratislava get on the bus 93 from the Main train station (Hlavna Stanica) and get off on Hodzovo Square (Hodzovo Namestie) – 2 stops. From here it is just about 10-15 minute walk across the city centre to the Slovak National Theatre!

Leaving Vienna (Hauptbahnhof) Arriving at Bratislava main train station (Hlavna Stanica)
05:16 06:22
06:16 07:22
07:16 08:22
08:16 09:22
09:16 10:22
10:16 11:22
11:16 12:22
12:16 13:22
13:16 14:22
Leaving Bratislava main train station (Hlavna Stanica) Arriving in Vienna (Hauptbahnhof)
13:38 14:43
14:38 15:43
15:38 16:43
16:38 17:43
17:38 18:43
18:38 19:43
20:38 21:43
22:38 23:43

Buses (Regiojet)

You will get off the bus at SNP Bridge (Most SNP) stop. From here take a short walk to the Slovak National Theatre, just about 5-7 minutes across Hviezdoslavovo Square.

Leaving Vienna (Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse 242-244) Arriving in Bratislava (Most SNP)
06:25 07:45
07:25 08:45
08:25 09:45
09:25 10:45
10:25 11:45
11:25 12:45
12:25 13:45
13:25 14:45
Leaving Bratislava (Most SNP) Arriving in Vienna (Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse 242-244)
12:45 13:55
13:45 14:55
14:45 15:55
15:45 16:55
16:35 17:45
17:45 18:55
18:45 19:55
19:45 20:55

Buses (Blaguss)

You will get off the bus at SNP Bridge (Most SNP) stop. From here take a short walk to the Slovak National Theatre, just about 5-7 minutes across Hviezdoslavovo Square.

Leaving Vienna (VIB, Erdbergstrasse 200/A) Arriving in Bratislava (Most SNP)
06:00 07:05
08:30 09:35
09:15 10:20
10:30 11:35
11:30 12:35
13:30 14:35
14:30 15:35
16:30 17:35
Leaving Bratislava (Most SNP) Arriving in Vienna (VIB, Erdbergstrasse 200/A)
12:00 13:00
13:00 14:00
14:00 15:00
16:05 17:05
17:05 18:05
19:00 20:00
20:30 21:30
21:30 22:30
23:00 00:00

PERSONAL TOUCH WITH YOUR TOUR GUIDE

The tour is approximately 2-2.5 hours walking tour of Bratislava City. Formerly named Pressburg, Bratislava was the capital and coronation town of the Austro-Hungarian Kingdom for almost 300 years from the 2nd half of the 16th century.
There will be no annoying earphones or recorded commentary used during this tour, just you, your friendly, certified and well trained live-guide and our welcoming capital city.

Tour Itinerary

THE SLOVAK NATIONAL THEATRE & THE OLD TOWN STREETS

We start our tour in front of the Slovak National Theatre, one of the most spectacular Bratislava’s buildings, built in 1888 according to the model of Viennese architecture of the times. The first part of the tour leads through the cozy streets of the Old Town. Enjoy seeing the gems of the capital’s historical architecture with some buildings dating as far back as the late Middle Ages – amazing landmarks and sites such as Reduta – the seat of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Old Town Hall and the famous Roland’s fountain, St. Michael’s Gate and Tower, Korzo – our attractive pedestrian zone, or the Trinitarian Church – the look-alike of St. Peter’s Church in Vienna!

PRESIDENTIAL PALACE & HISTORICAL PALISADY STREET

The Presidential Palace, an impressive Rococo summer palace with a French garden, formerly belonged to count Anton Grassalkovich, a Hungarian noble serving as the head of the Hungarian Chamber. In the 1770s it was a place of plentiful parties often visited by the queen Maria Theresa. Now we will hop on a trolley bus (TICKET INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF TOUR) and carry on up to the castle hill along Palisady Street. This is one of the most beautiful streets in Bratislava lined by luxurious residential houses resembling aristocratic palaces. The street became the pride of the town, one of the most prestigious quarters and the evidence of the progress Bratislava reached in the second half of the 19th century.

BRATISLAVA CASTLE

Bratislava castle is an age-long symbol and dominant feature of the city of Bratislava, standing at the strategic hill site 85m above the Danube River. It has its eventful and fascinating history. The site was inhabited as far back as in Celtic, Roman and Great Moravian times. Moving along the castle pathways you will love the superb panoramic views of the city, the Danube River, even the hills of Austria. A truly unmissable experience! Here you will have time to enjoy a cup of coffee or a refreshing drink (INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF TOUR) in the local castle restaurant overlooking the city.

THE JEWISH QUARTER & ST. MARTIN’S CATHEDRAL

Now we will walk down the castle hill, formerly the area of serf settlements surrounding and serving the castle. We will see the Rococo Good Shepherd’s House – one of the narrowest and the most charming houses in Bratislava and get to the former Jewish Quarter. The quarter was controlled by the Castle and was the only place where Jews were allowed to live until 1840. Here you will get a great view of St. Martin’s Cathedral, a 15th century Gothic church in which 11 Hungarian kings and 8 queens were crowned between 1536 and 1830 when Pressburg was the capital and coronation town of the Austro-Hungarian Kingdom.

ACADEMIA ISTROPOLITANA & THE OLD TOWN PALACES

Located in the Old Town, Academia Istropolitana was the first humanist university of the former Austro-Hungarian Kingdom. It was founded by the king Matthias Corvinus in 1465. Today the building is the seat of the University of Musical Arts. You will see the Baroque Palffy’s palace, Zichy’s palace or Leopold De Pauli’s palace in which Ferenz Liszt performed his violin concert when he was only 9. As our tour draws to an end back in front of the Slovak National Theatre, we will continue along Korzo, the part of the city severely damaged by Napoleon troops’ bombarding in 1809.
For those wishing to enjoy some tasty meal in one of the cozy restaurants in Bratislava Old Town after the tour, the Slovak National Theatre is located just a minute’s walk away.

The ultimate tour of Bratislava!

Summary

Tour availability: Monday to Sunday, twice a day, all year round
Start: 10.30 or 14.30, in front of the Slovak National Theatre
Finish: approx. 12.30-13.00 or 16.30-17.00, in front of the Slovak National Theatre
Duration: approx. 2-2.5 hours
Price: 1-10 persons: 29 EUR per person, 11-15 persons: 23 EUR per person, 16-20 persons: 16 EUR per person

For groups of 21 and more people please send us an email for the quote.

Children up to 12 years of age accompanied by at least two adults go for free! (Inform us in the Message box please)

Included: Tour guide
Local transport
Coffee/non-alcoholic drink
Booking fee

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