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City & Castle Tour - Introduction to Bratislava
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City & Castle Tour - Introduction to Bratislava

By Free Walking Tour Bratislava - Walking Sebastian
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About
As your guide, I will take you to see the top Bratislava landmarks. This tip-based tour is suitable for people who are in Bratislava for the first day and do not know the historical center. I recommend starting your stay in Bratislava with this tour. What to expect from my tip-based tour: 1. The informative but not boring tour 2. Groups of up to 15-20 people. 3. Focused on Slovak political history and cultural context 4. Recommendations for traditional Slovak dishes and restaurants 5. You know your guide in advance. (My name is Sebastian. :) ) 6. Smiling, licensed, and local guide 7. The guide will be happy to answer questions. 8. You can join only the first part of the tour, which has two parts: Bratislava Old Town (01:45) and the way to Bratislava Castle and the Castle (00:45). 9. If you want to tip the guide, you can pay cash or by card. The total payment/tip is usually €10-€25 per person (online payments are included).
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Ages 6-120, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Traditional Slovak candies - as a small gift. :)
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Start:
  • Park Inn by Radisson Danube Bratislava, Rybné námestie 1, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
    You can recognize me with the red umbrella. I'll be at our meeting point 10 minutes before the start of the tour. This will help you and the group enjoy the tour more. At the beginning of the tour, I will give important organizational information.
End:
  • Option 1
    Equestrian statue of Svätopluk, 2, Zámocká 862, Hrad, 811 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia
    The official end of the tour is at Bratislava Castle. After the tour, you can stay at the Castle or join me, and we can go back to the historic city center together. :)
  • Option 2
    Rudnayovo námestie 4549/1, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
    The very end of the tour is in front of St. Martin Cathedral on Rudnay Square.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 381683P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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: 381683P1

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    You can recognize me with the red umbrella. I'll be at our meeting point 10 minutes before the start of the tour. This will help you and the group enjoy the tour more. At the beginning of the tour, I will give important organizational information.
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  • Free Walking Tour Bratislava - Walking Sebastian
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    Bratislava, Slovakia
    Joined in February 2023
  • loicM145
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    Sebastian is very professional and laid back at the same time. He brought us through history and through a truly interesting city
    Written 31 December 2023
  • sparky455007
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good tour.. of old town and castle
    Sebastián had great information lots of history, professional, on time, and gave recommendations for dinner. Good tour
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Excursion325806
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well thought out tour…a mix of history, local culture and Humor with a little wonderful guide!
    Sebastian was a really great guide. Very knowledgeable and reads his audience well. Liked his dry humour! Some super tips!
    Written 2 July 2023
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Andrew R
Milton Keynes, UK109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
We really enjoyed our walking tour with Sebastian.
He was really informative, had great knowledge of the city and its history. The buildings, architecture and stories about them were really interesting and funny at the same time.
It was quite a gentle walk until the last part up towards the castle, where it got a little steeper, so I would keep that in mind, but Sebastian was really proactive in warning about this, and was happy for people to stop before it got a bit harder…
I’d definitely recommend his walking tour if you’re in Bratislava. Go early in your trip, as it helps you get your bearings….
Written 17 December 2023
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Thanks a bunch, I appreciate it. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 18 December 2023
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Robert H
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Really good walking tour of the City and Castle. Sebastin highlighted all the key points, sights, and historic events that shaped the city in a fun and interactive way. I highly recommed his tour to anyone coming to Bratislava.
Written 9 July 2023
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It means the world to me. Thank you very much. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 9 July 2023
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Isabella
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
recently had the privilege of joining Sebastian on a city tour walk in Bratislava, and it was the best walking tour I've ever done! Sebastian's immense knowledge, passion, and captivating storytelling made the experience truly remarkable. He effortlessly engaged the group, took us to hidden gems, and shared insider tips on local cuisine. Sebastian's professionalism and attention to detail were exceptional. I highly recommend his tours for an unforgettable adventure in Bratislava! Thank you, Sebastian, for an extraordinary experience that exceeded all expectations.
Written 6 July 2023
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Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 7 July 2023
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Brandon A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sebastian was fantastic! The route for the tour was excellent and he was great at answering all of our questions about random things as they came up! He made sure to get to know us all and relate history to our history; we loved his visuals and his recommendations, at the end we felt we knew the whole city!
Written 10 July 2023
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Thanks a ton, I really appreciate it. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 11 July 2023
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Adam B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had a fantastic tour of Bratislava with Sebastian. As a tour guide, he was very knowledgeable about the city and country’s history, and explained it in an entertaining and interesting way. A brilliant way to see and learn more about many of the city’s top sites at a leisurely pace. Would definitely recommend.
Written 15 September 2023
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Thanks a ton, I really appreciate it. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 16 September 2023
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HebrideanBlack
Galway, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Sebastian was very amiable and delivered an interesting guide of the Old Town of Bratislava. He elaborated on many of the finer details hidden around the city and incorporated a great deal of humour into his description. If you want a good bunch of recommendations for the various specialties of Bratislava and Slovakia, be it sweets, treats or alcohol, then Sebastian is the guide for you. This is a great crash-course for Slovakian history much of which I had previously been ignorant of.
Written 21 September 2023
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Thank you very much. Reviews like yours help me grow my audience. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 21 September 2023
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Gerlof E
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We joined Sebastian’s walking tour on the spur of the moment and it was n excellent notion. Sebastian has a wealth of historical knowledge of the city and the country, and he patiently answers all the questions asked. We walked through the old town and ended up at the castle to take in the view from up there. The group was smaller than most of the other groups we encountered (and there were many!) which makes it much more personal
Written 4 May 2023
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Thank you very much. Reviews like this help me grow my audience. :)
Written 6 May 2023
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timtanman
Fort Lauderdale, FL36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With only a short overnight stay in Bratislava, I joined this 2.5 hour tour at 2 pm and was not disappointed!
Sebastian is highly knowledgeable and gave our small group a complete overview of the city history while transversing throughout the Old Town and atop the Castle walls. He covered all of the must-see attractions listed on the travel videos. Definitely recommend this superb walking tour!
Written 24 May 2024
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Thanks a ton, I appreciate it. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 25 May 2024
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cfs234
Frankfurt, Germany29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having set our hopes on learning a bit more about the beautiful city of Bratislava we joined Sebastian on his tour. And we were in for a treat! Sebastian shared his knowledge in such a scholarly well-founded but nevertheless entertaining way, giving us many fabulous tips along the way - thanks for sending us to the BEST ice cream in town! - that we could have spent the whole day exploring the city with him. We wish we had more time in Bratislava! Thanks!
Written 21 July 2023
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Thanks a million, I really appreciate it. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 22 July 2023
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Compo78
Leeds, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
What a superb tour. I always like to do walking (or sometimes cycling) tour in any new city that I visit and this was definitely one of the best I've done. Sebastian was very informative, easy to talk to, and the tour was at a good pace. He also brought with him several visual aids, such as photos of the castle before it was restored, and of a model of the city so we could work out where we were, which I always really appreciate tour guides who do that as it adds good context. Highly recommend!
Written 1 May 2023
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Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your travels. :)
Written 2 May 2023
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