Free tour

City & Castle Tour - Introduction to Bratislava (history, culture and cuisine) with a native Slovak

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on February 27, 2023

Hi everyone! My name is Sebastian. I’m a tour guide in Bratislava, and I would love to show you all the important must-see sites in this beautiful capital. If you would like to get to know the essential historical context of this interesting place and you like a bit of humor, I am the right guide for you. :) Local guide and native Slovak - YES Experienced guide - YES Licensed and knowledgeable guide - YES

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Explore the historic Bratislava streets with the help of an experienced tour guide. Of course, there are plenty of tips and recommendations for your stay. :)


About my tour

This 2.5-hour tip-based walking city tour will show you all the top attractions in Bratislava's historic city center. The tour is focused on the historical, political, and cultural context.

The guided tour starts at Rybné námestie next to the hotel Park Inn and ends at Bratislava Castle. After the tour, you can join me and go to the city center together. :)
As your expert local guide, I will take you to its top landmarks like:

  • The Cathedral
  • Salvator Pharmacy
  • St. Michael's Gate
  • Bratislava street statues
  • Opera House
  • Primate's Palace
  • Bratislava Castle  

Why choose a tour with me??

  • The informative but not dull tour
  • Focused on historical, political, and cultural context. (Yes, I will write it again because some people don't read the tour description properly and are sometimes surprised.) 😉
  • You know your guide in advance. (My name is Sebastian.  😉 )
  • Smiling, licensed, local, and independent guide
  • I'm happy to answer questions
  • Recommendations and tips from a native Slovak living in Bratislava for 17 years
  • You can join only the first part of the tour. The tour has two parts: Bratislava Old Town (01:45) and the way to Bratislava Castle and the Castle (00:45)
  • If you want to tip the guide, you can pay cash or by card.
  • Accessible meeting point - bus platform for buses from Vienna (Most SNP) and Twin City Liner passenger port is just a few dozen meters from the meeting point. Self-service luggage storage is in this area, too.

The official end of the tour is at Bratislava Castle, but you can join me, and we will return together to the Old Town. The very end of the tour is in front of St. Martin Cathedral on Rudnay Square.
Join me on this introduction to Bratislava's Castle and Old Town.
It's a great way to orientate yourself in the city at a price to suit everybody's budget. :)

A big part of the tour is suitable for pets, BUT dogs are not allowed to enter the gardens of Bratislava Castle. :(

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Rybné námestie 4135/1, 811 02 Bratisl...
    Rybné námestie 4135/1, 811 02 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia
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    The tour starts at Rybné Square 1 between the Park Inn Hotel and the plague column. I will hold a red umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    St. Martin's Cathedral
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Pharmacy Salvator
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Main Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Slovak National Theater
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Primate's Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Michael's Gate
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Bratislava Castle

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Łukasz 20 Jul 2024

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Corinna 18 Jul 2024
Königstein im Taunus

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Friendly, knowledgeable and just the right balance of History and Culinary recommendations
Sonja 16 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
We had a great tour and highly recommend this tour also for families with children (7-11). We all learned a lot.
Veronica 16 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Super guide, very relaxed delivery style - one of the best walking tours we have been on!
Jens 13 Jul 2024
Lauf an der Pegnitz

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Eine schöne Tour! Sebastian war von ersten Augenblick an sympathisch und hat die Tour toll gestaltet. Er hat die Informationen in gute Portionen gepackt, so dass es bis zu viel wurde, bevor man sich wieder etwas bewegt hat. Auch für Fragen hatte er stets ein offenes Ohr.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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