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Bratislava


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Enjoy the "Little Big City's" beautiful baroque palaces, charming cobbled streets, and affordable dining.

Welcome to Bratislava, the youngest European metropolis! Rich in history ,with its medieval and Gothic Old Town, baroque palaces, and an impressive castle on one side and the stark-angled communist-era blocks and the unique "UFO bridge" on the other, the "Beauty on the Danube" is surely an intriguing place. This musical city has hosted greats like Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Add the numerous (eccentric) statues, boutiques, hip cafes, and lively nightlife, and influences from many different cultures, and you get a great spot for a city break.

Bratislava features plenty of nature. Located along the Danube, Bratislava runs from the Austrian border to the Lesser Carpathians, a hilly region with many vineyards and great vistas and hiking spots, not to mention places for wine tastings and bike rides.

What I love about Bratislava

Sasha

Central Europe Destination Expert & Prague City Host

Having been born and raised here, Bratislava has got a special spot in my heart. I love how compact the city center is and the fact you are never too far away from nature when here - be it one of the many public parks and gardens, lakes, the Danube river, or the Small Carpathians - is a huge plus. Do not miss the Church of St. Elizabeth (also called the Blue Church - you will understand why immediately when seeing it) when visiting the city. Also, stroll alongside the Danube riverbank between Eurovea shopping center and the ""UFO"" bridge - one of my favorite spots to catch a sunset!

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Bratislava

Spend some time in Bratislava on a tour that takes in other cities in Slovakia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Bratislava and other destinations throughout Slovakia and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Where to stay in Bratislava

Still an off-the-beaten-path destination, there isn't the same quantity of hotels in Bratislava as you'll find in neighboring capitals like Vienna, but the quality definitely isn't lacking and we've hand-picked the very best the city has to offer, with boutique and luxury hotels that any city would envy. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Historical Boutique Hotel
Classic Old Town Bratislava feel, with a beautiful stained-glass ceiling, comfortable rooms, and a central location.
Luxury Boutique Hotel
This hotel has plenty of options, from a two-room apartment to quainter single rooms. There's a nice restaurant and an atmosphere of comfortable luxury.
Classic Central Hotel
A perfectly located hotel in a reconstructed hystorical building. The location is paired with a fantastic boutique style.

Things to do in Bratislava

Bratislava is highlighted by the city's historical Old Town center. This can easily be traversed on foot and seen in one day but to make the most of your time there, you might want to enlist the services of a private guide. Be sure to visit the Bratislava Castle, St. Martin's Cathedral, and the New Bridge/SNP Bridge lookout tower (known by locals as the "UFO.") If you're staying for more than a night, we highly recommend a wine tour along the Small Carpathian wine route. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Devin Castle Hike and Drink Group Tour
Little Carpathians Wine Route Private Tour
Post-Communist Bratislava Small Group Tour

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

  4.8 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Bratislava vacation packages, based on 4 reviews
Review by Jennifer, Matey, Millie, Harriet, Henry & Kenneth

Jennifer, Matey, Millie, Harriet, Henry & Kenneth

South Carolina

JayWay Travel made our trip. Without them, our trip would have lost its luster.

JayWay Travel made our trip. Without them, our trip would have lost its luster.

Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Itinerary : Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Berlin
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Itinerary : Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Berlin
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Review by Sharon & Brenton

Sharon & Brenton

Texas

JayWay Travel makes travel easy and takes away all the things that give you heartburn, like where to turn in the rental car, how to buy tickets for the train and transfers. We love being just a phone call away from solving any problem we might have!

JayWay Travel makes travel easy and takes away all the things that give you heartburn, like where to turn in the rental car, how to buy tickets for the train and transfers. We love being just a phone call away from solving any problem we might have!

Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Eger, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Eger, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Howard & Dayna

Howard & Dayna

Oregon

We have not regretted for a moment, we entered the Jay Way world. Within minutes they had sent us an itinerary for our proposed trip and later gave us several selections for accommodations at various levels of comfort. We saved ourselves hours of self inflicted searching, pondering, reserving and unnecessary risk. We were comforted greatly at the transition points, i.e., being met as we arrived at each location, having a city tour to orient us to each city, and then transport to either the train station or by shuttle to our next destination. We recommend Jay Way Travel without any reservation. The time, energy, and effort they saved us was worth every dollar of their fee, which by any accounts was very reasonable.

We have not regretted for a moment, we entered the Jay Way world. Within minutes they had sent us an itinerary for our proposed trip and later gave us several selections for accommodations at various levels of comfort. We saved ourselves hours of self inflicted searching, pondering, reserving and unnecessary risk. We were comforted greatly at the transition points, i.e., being met as we arrived at each location, having a city tour to orient us to each city, and then transport to either the train station or by shuttle to our next destination. We recommend Jay Way Travel without any reservation. The time, energy, and effort they saved us was worth every dollar of their fee, which by any accounts was very reasonable.

Year : 2018
Visited : Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Split, Sarajevo, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Berlin
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Split, Sarajevo, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Berlin
Rating :
4.8 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Bratislava

What is the best way to get local currency in Bratislava?
We recommend taking out Euros at a bank ATM.
How can I get around Bratislava?
Bratislava's historical center is completely walkable.
How long should I stay in Bratislava?
We recommend spending a night or two in the Slovak capital.
Is Bratislava safe?
Bratislava has little violent crime, and the center is safer than most other European cities.
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