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

The guided tour starts at Rybné námestie next to the hotel Park Inn and it ends at Bratislava Castle. After the tour, you can join me and we can 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 boring tour
  • Focused on historical, political and cultural context. (Yes, I write it once more, because some people don’t read the description of the tour properly and they 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 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.

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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Franziska 14 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
It was the perfect tour to get to know Bratislava a little better! Sebastian is very professional and is giving you lot‘s of history but also special facts about Bratislava! The tour is very interesting, I would recommend it a lot! You should not miss at your visit at Bratislava!
Elyse 07 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Awesome tour! Sebastian is very knowledgeable about Bratislava. He gave us many recommendations for everything within the city. We even got a chance to buy some Bratislava bagels on the tour which was a nice stop.
Meagan 02 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great tour with lots of information! Sebastian also shared his recommendations. Although some didn’t work out to be my favorite stops, I appreciate his insights and advice. Recommend!
Daniela 23 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Sebastian was a great guide! He not only gave us a whole history introduction, he also recommended local gems, restaurants and more.
Chollada 10 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very good guided tour, highly recommend Sebastian if you are in Bratislava, he knows the town very well and gives very good recommandations to eat and stuff to try here. Very fun and kindly offered us sweets at the end of the tour 🤭
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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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