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Bratislava Off the Beaten Path Tour - recommended also by Rick Steves
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Bratislava Off the Beaten Path Tour - recommended also by Rick Steves

By Martin Sloboda Expert Private Tours in Bratislava and Slovakia
Bratislava’s Old Town has many authentic corners where you step back several centuries. It’s preserved medieval core is full of narrow streets along the former town walls, numerous Renaissance courtyards full of little cafés, shops and galleries and romantic quiet corners. Enjoy a guided walking tour away from the main tourist paths through some of the town’s narrowest streets with original cobbled stones. Listen to stories about houses and personalities and get fascinated by the charm of this quaint city.
from
€199.00
per group (up to 15)
from
€199.00
per group (up to 15)

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Ages 0-120
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
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  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina)
  • Entry/Admission - Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac)


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We agree on a suitable meeting point in advance, depending on how you arrive to Bratislava or in which hotel you stay.
  • Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 3, 811 02 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia in front of the Carlton Hotel main entrance
  • Ports:
  • Twin City Liner docking in Bratislava
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 211456P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Bratislava Off the Beaten Path Tour - recommended also by Rick Steves is hosted by Martin Sloboda Expert Private Tours in Bratislava and Slovakia. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Martin Sloboda Expert Private Tours in Bratislava and Slovakia on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bratislava Off the Beaten Path Tour - recommended also by Rick Steves on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 211456P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Bratislava Old Town
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina)
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac)
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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Wonderful Learning Experience
We spent a very informative day with Martin as he shared the history of Bratislava with our group of four people. W
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An excellent day in Bratislava with Martin
We thought we were going to have to cancel our excursion from Vienna to Bratislava. The trains in Austria went on
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Best Guide Out There
If you are looking for a very genuine, kind, and outgoing tour guide who knows his stuff then you are in the right
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A day in Bratislava
We arrived in Bratislava on the 10AM train from Vienna. Martin met us at the station and off we went to explore a
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Fantastic Tour!
We spent a half day with Martin who gave us a overview tour of Bratislava. It was excellent. He shared so much of
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A Fabulous City Tour
We were given a wonderful walking/driving tour of Bratislava on 7 September by Martin. Not only was our guide knowl
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Jürgen P
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It couldn't be better
There was nothing left to be desired: Mr Bratislava himself gave us a knowledgeable, enthusiastic tour of "his" cit
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Exclusive Bachelors-party
Martin turned our weekend in Bratislava into an adventure! At my exclusive bachelors-party weekend, me and 15 frie
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Treasure hunt in Bratislava
One of the best team building activities which I have experienced in 16 years of my employment. We received a wealt
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A great morning at Bratislava
Martin Sloboda was an outstanding guide! He showed and explained the city (not only the old town, also the new part
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Knowledgeable, Informative, Enjoyable
Martin hosted us for a two hour walking tour of Bratislava. Martin was quite knowledgeable of the history of the c
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Excellent private tour in Bratislava
We used Martin Sloboda's tour company based on Rick Steves' recommendation. One simple email exchange and we were
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A ‘Must’ for a Vienna Visit!
Our ‘Off the Beaten Path’ tour was a highlight of our time in Vienna. It was great to be picked up at the train sta
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Exploring new places with mom, sister and me
We had a lovely day traveling the surroundings of Bratislava, and enjoying the spring waters. The guide is very ni
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Excellent tour of Bratislava!!
We were met at the train station by our tour guide. We took a day trip from Vienna. Wonderful tour of Bratislava!
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richelaine
Austin, TX21 contributions
Nov 2022
We almost had to cancel our trip. Austrian Rail went on strike for a day. I contacted Martin the night before we were to come and told him we couldn't get to Bratislava from Vienna. He hopped on the problem and found bus tickets for us. So we went. We're so glad.

Martin picked us up at the bus terminal and drove use around to get a feel for the town. We went up to the castle, from which we could see everything.

Then we drove back down and got out for a walking tour of the Old Town.

Martin is amazing. He knows so much about the history of that part of Europe (which kept changing rulers and country boundaries over the centuries). He also knows Bratislava. For example, he took us though amazing courtyards we'd never have found on our own. And he got us to try a Bratislava specialty: Pressburg (the old name for Bratislava) baigel - a croissant shaped bagel-like pastry stuffed with ground walnuts.

We had a fantastic introduction to a country we'd never visited before.
Written 29 November 2022
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Dec 2022 • Family
We visited Bratislava on a day trip from Vienna. We took both a morning van tour of the city and an afternoon walking tour of the old town. The owner Martin Sloboda was our tour guide, and was exceptional. We had a wonderful time. We would not ordinarily have ventured off the well worn tourist paths to see the newer parts of an historic European city, our rationale being that we live in a modern city and come to Europe to see older sites. Touring with Martin, however, I saw the error in this mindset. He was passionate about giving us the complete story of Bratislava, old and new, and a sense of its culture across the centuries. We moved quickly and covered a lot of ground. We would not have learned even a tenth of what we did had we visited by ourselves with just a tour book. And if one of Martin’s goals was to spread the good word about Slovakia, he succeeded with us. I would love to return to see more of the country.
Written 16 December 2022
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cvmehta2016
Hvolsvollur, Iceland12 contributions
We had half day in Vienna and wanted to Visit
Bratislava, contact Martin Sloboda who arrange round trip pick from our hotel in Vienna and arranged 5 hr tour which covered everything Bratislava had to offer
Our guide was very knowledgeable
We were returned back in time to join our zYour group for Dinner
Would highly recommend
Written 27 November 2022
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Rachel McLockli... S
1 contribution
May 2022
Based off of a Rick Steves recommendation, I set up a tour of Bratislava with Martin Sloboda, more or less as a good stopping point between Budapest and Prague. I went in with no expectations, and boy did Martin blow me away. Within four short hours, I totally fell in love with Bratislava and Slovakia and learned a tremendous amount about a country that I knew practically nothing before I arrived. I am so grateful to Martin for such an amazing experience. I would recommend him to anyone and would even go as far as saying do not visit Slovakia without experiencing it through the Martin Sloboda Tour Agency. Wow. I will definitely be traveling back to Slovakia for sure in the future. For the record, I travel very extensively and this was one of my favorite tours I've ever done.
Written 15 July 2022
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