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Highlights of Bratislava's Old Town with Castle

Highlights of Bratislava's Old Town with Castle

By Patrik the Guide
Discover all the Highlights of the Old town, Bratislava can offer. Take this introduction tour and learn more about our history, food, politics, traditions and interesting stories from the area. We can talk about anything related to the city as this tour is more like a discovery tour of Bratislava and Slovakia. On our way I will show you some of the restaurants, bars, places where you can enjoy your evening while being here. If you are curious where Nicole Kidman with George Clooney filmed their movie here, what is the tradition behind Eastern Monday, why Slovakia is one of the youngest countries in the world or why Bratislava became the capital and coronation city of the Kingdom of Hungary, this tour might be the one for you. Are you in?
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English

  • Glass of local sparkling wine on castle hill ( maybe the whole bottle ) We can't miss the possibility to try our traditional drink as well.
  • My own created map of wonderful local recommendations, where to eat, drink or just have fun.
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Snacks

  • Maximilian's fountain, Hlavné námestie, 811 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia
    Meet me at the Maximilian/Rolland fountain on the Main square (Hlavné námestie). Look out for the four guys taking a piss...
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair 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: 376487P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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

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    • Patrik the Guide
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      Joined in November 2022
    • sarahaP8015PG
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect tour of Bratislava
      Our tour with Patrik was a great way to get to know Bratislava and see all the main sights in the city. He was well prepared with maps and pictures to provide us with more context and information about the city and it's history. His stories were both informational and entertaining, we laughed throughout and still learned a lot. We highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn more the important sights, history, and political landscape of Bratislava. We also really appreciated the surprise at the top of the castle! Thanks again Patrik!
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      Tour Bratislava with a Local: warm, welcoming, authentic experience
      Patrik’s tour guidance starts well before the actual tour. He is a great communicator, reaching out in advance to gauge his client’s interest and providing resources and recommendations that would make anyone’s visit to Bratislava more rewarding. Patrik makes an instant authentic connection with his visitors. He’s welcoming, flexible, on time, comes with added visuals to enhance his tour stops. He’s also extremely knowledgeable of the area, country, history, cultural, people, current events, and speaks several languages. He is a great ambassador for anyone wanting to learn more about Slovakia. Highly recommended, do not hesitate, just book your tour!
      Written 25 December 2023
    • frostyrucker11
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must Do Tour in Bratislava
      The tour with Patrik was one of the best of tours we’ve done in all our travels. Patrik was an excellent host who truly went above and beyond in all ways. He even sent us a curated recommendation list when we we booked the tour. We only had about 7 hours in Bratislava, so we wanted to make the most of it and we’re so happy we found Patrik. Not only did he truly customize the tour to learn whatever we were interested in, but he extended the tour by hours, and showed us parts of the city we would’ve never even known about. From explaining the beautiful history of Bratislava, and it’s people, to taking us up to this fantastic viewing point for 360 views of the city, Patrik really did it all. He was kind, smart, funny and very hospitable. He was also prepared with historical artifacts that help bring the places we visited to life. He even drank Bratislava gin with us that he brought, in addition to a Champagne bottle and homemade warm tea. He introduced us to some locals and brought us to a world renowned place for unbelievable drinks. He did all of this while getting to know us, and also answering any little question we had. Whether you're in Bratislava for a short time or for several days, it's well worth it to book him for your tour!
      Written 30 November 2023
    • I6048JQandrewg
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      Memorable for all the best reasons
      Patrik's walking tour was a memorable experience for all the best reasons. He is an excellent guide with an unmissable passion for this wonderful country. Patrik is generous with his knowledge, humour and time. During his tour, you might even encounter a surprise or two, delivered with his signature cheeky smile. During our tour, we crossed paths with a few large commercial tour groups. Their disinterested expressions assured us that we'd made a far better choice. We highly recommend Patrik's tour as a fun, informative and interactive experience.
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    • adamalanpartridge
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      The Tour to do in Bratislava!!!
      Well, what a fantastic few hours that was. Patrik was so knowledgeable and made me feel so at ease to ask questions... to which he always had an answer. The route is really insightful and easy to walk round. It was nice to take a rest at the top by the castle, in which Patrik then provided a drink which was such a nice touch. It almost made me feel like a local going around with him. What made it even nicer was that Patrik delivered the information in a fun and humorous way too. If you are looking to get an insight into Bratislava... THIs IS THE ONE TO DO!!! To top it all off, prior to the trip Patrik also sent a suggestions link to Google maps. This was great and I used the bar/restaurant suggestions to form my first night here. Thank you, it really has made my trip to Bratislava a delight. I will be returning.
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      Incredible Guide
      Spending the morning with Patrik was an incredible experience. Very informative, funny, and felt like I was out exploring Bratislava with a good friend. If you're on the fence about booking either a trip to Bratislava or Patrik as your guide, just book it!
      Written 12 October 2023
    • FLGIRL00
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Passionate, Educational, Fun and Personal!!
      We had a group of five, all English speaking and we did a 2-hour walking tour around Old Town Bratislava. Patrik took great care to personalize our tour. He gave us a great history overview of Slovakia with important dates and events. This helped us to appreciate the monuments and buildings so much more. He then made sure we were all comfortable walking the stairs and walkways so that we could truly enjoy the experience. Patrik is so fun and super passionate about his beautiful city. Definitely make Patrik your guide.., you will make wonderful memories and learn so much! Ďakujem, Patrik!
      Written 2 October 2023
    • rvts1983
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      Patrik is fantastic! 😉
      We had a great time touring Slovakia with our guide, Patrik! Our first day was spent visiting the mining town of Banská Štiavnica and second day for Bojnice and Čičmany. He brought us to great viewing points, translated well in English, knowledgeable and a funny guy. His food recommendations were spot on and also gave us great recommendations on how we could navigate Bratislava city on our own. We enjoyed our stay in Slovakia! And we’d definitely recommend the same Patrik should we have friends visiting Slovakia.
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    • peculiartravels
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      Fantastic Custom Tour
      Book him now! Fun, informative, and kind Patrik will take you where you want to go, and introduce you to so much you didn't even know to ask about. I was lucky enough to book Patrik in May 2023 when I stayed in Bratislava and wanted to visit Castle Cachtice. We made a day of it and included visiting the town and castle of Trencin, (including an unplanned stop for a beer, another for ice cream and another for a roman era inscription- which I would have never known about); a stop in Trnava (because I'd seen it listed on other tourism sites--I wasn't that enthralled by it, except for the amazing coffee shop in a former synagogue he took me to.) Finally he took me to the best wine shop/ tasting room in Bratislava around the corner from my hotel - Grand Cru Wine Gallery. So why should you book him: 1. Guide and driver in one - I didn't want to drive and figure out roads in a foreign country, and the transportation couldn't take me where I wanted to go. 2. English speaking - He speaks multiple languages, and was very kind about translating - as a few places didn't have brochures in english. 3. Knowledgable - He was very informed on the history not only of his country, but of the specifics of sites we visited, whatever he didn't know, he found someone to ask. (Although I think this only happened once-- all day:) 4. Courteous, kind and professional - Above all this is what made him the best. He talked to people everyplace we went and we learned even more about each site than before. For example at Castle Cachtice he first talked to a hiker that had lived in the area for over 20 years, then he chatted with the caretaker who liked him so much he offered him one of his puppies to adopt:) But he politely declined. Traveling as a solo female can be ehhhh- sometimes, but Patrik was as I said - courteous, kind and professional Believe the other excellent reviews, it is like making a friend abroad that knows all the facts and the best places!
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    • mojado50
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      Patrik is a fun guy to have as your tour guide, more like a friend. We did a private tour which we designed with Patrik. It was just my wife and I, with Patrik doing the driving. We spent the day exploring villages near Bratislava, including visiting a winery. Highly recommend Patrik.
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    • Satuah
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      Great tour!
      Book this tour! You leave so much wiser pockets full of interesting and funny facts. Patrik seem to care a lot of his guests and he make sure that you'll enjoy every moment. Sparkling wine was cherry on top for the whole experience. Patrik also give lot of personalized tips which were very useful.
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    • lo_cd772
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      Highly recommend
      Patrik was a fantastic guide. I got to see all the hallmarks of Bratislava in a very relaxed atmosphere. I got to learn all about the locals, food, drinks and more. He is very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend it.
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    • TheRoanK
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      Excellent walking tour
      Excellent walking tour around Bratislava old town. Patrik was very informative, friendly and humorous as he explained the history of Bratislava, all delivered in excellent English. Patrik gave great insight, and I highly recommend him for delivering a fantastic tour around a beautiful city.
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    • victorcX6833VI
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      A great tour of Bratislava
      Patrik is an amazing guide, who puts his heart and soul into his tours. I had an amazing day discovering Bratislava through the eyes of someone who really loves the city. I highly recommend Patrik!
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
    Very good

    Greenville, SC5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Family
    We really enjoyed our tour of Bratislava's Old Town with Patrik! He tailored the tour to our family group (including older teens), gave us lots of background about Slovakian history and culture, and was super-helpful in giving suggestions about where to eat and what to see beyond the tour. It was a great way for us to get to know a bit about Bratislava in our short visit!
    Written 13 June 2024
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    Lucy M
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Family
    We had a great afternoon exploring Bratislava Old Town with Patrik! We learnt al lot about the history of the region, fun facts about the city and plenty of humour along the way. Patrik was super kind to send links afterwards for activities that interested us and shared a great map for eating and drinking around town. A great way to make the most out of our time in the city. Would highly recommend!
    Written 14 May 2024
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