Customer feedback about Sightseeing tours in Bratislava
5.0 based on 21 reviewsRating
Sweet Tour, worth the money!
What was out of anyone's control: We had bad luck and booked our tour on one of the coldest days of recent history (down to -14° C), so we couldn't take the Skodas - it just too cold. Definitely not our guide's fault. Instead we got to do the tour with a VW Caravan from 92. Having said that, this tour was amazing and I'd recommend it to everyone! Our guide Peter knew a lot about the city, gave the tour a personal touch with his stories and (for this kind of tour not unimportant) drove us safely around town, in spite of the weather conditions. I specifically like how Peter is interested in ruins and abandoned buildings (I am too) and knows where to find them. They are getting fewer, sadly. I can only imagine how much cooler it would be with warm weather and in the retro cars. Seems I've to take the tour again some time ;) If you get the chance, take the tour. Period.
Review by Christoph • January 09, 2017
Fascinating insights into modern Slovakia
Erich gave me a really interesting tour of Bratislava! He shared some insights with me about the history of the city, how it developed under Soviet rule and how that has shaped the city today. Lots of great views and insider knowledge on old buildings around the city. Thanks Erich!
Review by Louise • December 06, 2016
Interesting recent history of Bratislava
I'd like to thank our guide Brano for taking me and two others around the post-Socialist parts of Bratislava in his grandfather's old Skoda. It was a two-hour "Post Socialist City Tour" but the tour was so interesting and we enjoyed listening to Brano's tales of living in the city so much that it ran a little over time ... and no one cared. When you have seen enough of the pretty old town and feel like learning about it's more recent history, join one of Authentic Slovakia's tours.
Review by ChristoforoM / TripAdvisor • October 19, 2016
Post Socialist city tour
We took the tour with Yuro and was a educational and interesting. He was fun, spoke very good English, and was very knowledgeable about the area and the history. We enjoyed his Skoda and his honest opinions! Really made the country more interesting!
Review by theTicofive / TripAdvisor • October 19, 2016
Post socialist tour
I had a great time in Bratislava overall, but the highlight of my stay was the Post socialist tour with Authentic Slovakia. Together with a nice Dutch couple I spent two hours + in a Skoda from the 1970's with a very knowledgeable and humorous guide (Juro). He really could tie Slovakia's communist past to the present and took us to places we would never have visited on our own. With a bit more time in Bratislava I would also have taken the "Iron curtain" cycle tour. Authentic Slovakia makes ordinary guided tours look hollow and boring. Bjarne, Malmo. Sweden
Review by Bjarne S / TripAdvisor • October 19, 2016
We enjoyed the short castle trip with Peter. Despite heavy rains, we got to see and experience a whole different side of tourism. Peter was great - he knew tons, and it was great to ask random questions about the people, country and history, and get real answers. The castles were great, we had them all to ourselves. Far better experience than the endlessly similar museums, churches and castles you normally experience on an Eastern Europe journey. Would love to have done more with authentic Slovakia tours!
Review by Ashley D / TripAdvisor • October 19, 2016
Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour - best day out in Slovakia!
We really wanted to do something to see a bit more of Slovakia and this tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide for the day was Peter who was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. Peter picked us up from the apartments and even on the way to the castles he pointed out numerous sites of interest and gave us tips for where else to to to take in the real Bratislava. The castles and scenery were really beautiful despite it being a foggy day, and Peter even treated us to a drink and some traditional Slovak snacks at a local pub. This was our favourite day of our whole time in Slovakia and was made so by how friendly, knowledgeable and helpful Peter was so we would like to say a big thank you (Ďakujem!) to Peter and Authentic Slovakia, we would definitely do some of the other tours if we went back.
Review by sarah_8484 / TripAdvisor • October 19, 2016
Carpathian Castles Tour - A Must Do!
The Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour was one of the best experiences we have ever had in a trip. It is a “Must Do”. It was the perfect way to explore the Slovakian countryside and to get to know the Slovakian history. We explored some spooky and picturesque Slovakian castles. We learned a lot about the Slovakian History, from the Middle Ages to the Communist and post-Communist era. We enjoyed the Slovakian nature: mysterious forests, local wildlife. Very beautiful scenery, untouched by tourism. But the best part of our tour was our guide, Juro. He was an EXCELLENT guide. Friendly and knowledgeable at the same time. We had become friends by the end of the tour. Thank you Juro for making our trip unforgettable.
Review by Atlantian1 / TripAdvisor • October 19, 2016
Iron Curtain Bike Tour: a must-do in Bratislava!
I had booked this bike tour ahead of time with Authentic Slovakia (and BikeBratislava) - Brano was very friendly and helpful. They delivered exactly what they were promising and more! It was an absolutely amazing bike ride along the Danube, crossing the bridge (on a bike path of course), following trails, visiting an actual bunker, getting to the border between Austria and Slovakia, seeing remnants of the communist-era, etc. Our guide, Lubos, was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything and answer questions. The tour is about 2.5-3 hours-long and is very easy if you've ever ridden a bicycle before (15 km, all flat except when going on bridges). I highly recommend this tour! I did it with my 3 teenage kids (14-15-17).
Review by MrFido • October 17, 2016
Fun bike tour
We did Iron curtain bike tour with Luboc. Very gentle ride mainly on cycle paths. Crossed 2 of bridges over Danube and visited 2 WW bunker. And pub. Our guide was charming. A very pleasant 3 hours. Thank you.
Review by PacificDiana / TripAdvisor • October 17, 2016
We really enjoyed our Beer Craft Tour in Bratislava. The guide was nice and full of knowledge, and was easy to communicate with. Highly recommended.
Review by Tjerand • September 12, 2016
A delicious food adventure
Daniella was wonderful. She knows her way around the town and restaurants and it was wonderful to have different parts of a meal in different locations. We started with an appetizer (charcuterie and duck confit) then walked along the city wall to find the next place to eat chicken soup. We ate in a cellar which was romantic. Then we walked through the city to a micro-brewery that specializes in traditional Slovak food. Apparently lunch is the biggest meal. We had potato dumplings, pork dumplings with sauerkraut, beef with carrot and parsnip purée. This was followed by a number of sweets and wine/liquor tasting. The food and drinks were absolutely wonderful. I definitely recommend doing any type of tour with Daniella.
Review by oreallya462 / TripAdvisor • August 26, 2016
Wonderful tour in Bratislava
My daughter and I had a chance to learn about and eat local food Bratislava. It was a great experience that we won't forget. Daniela really knows Bratislava, and was really comfortable sharing her knowledge and perspective on this wonderful city. A food tour is an amazing way to add purpose and depth to a city visit. So getting a chance to learn the local foods and visit local places made our day trip in Bratislava so much better. I recommend Daniela as a tour guide any day.
Review by Jason_Ruhl / TripAdvisor • August 26, 2016
First Rate Tour
Great range of locations and food. Linda was very knowledgable and shared much information about the food and settings. Easy conversation along the way made her more of a hostess than a tour guide. Pleasant -- and full -- afternoon!
Review by ssdz / TripAdvisor • August 26, 2016
Exceeded our expectations
We visited Bratislava as a family of five in June. Joining Bratislava Food Tours was the best thing we could do! In my opinion foodtour is a great thing in general and this one was amazing. We were introduced to some of the best delicacies in Slovakia and visited 5 or 6 vendors. I especially liked the sauerkraut soup Slovaks eat on Christmas. Our guide Linda was very knowledgeable about customs, culture, history and also some statistical data about recent Slovakia. And it was obvious that she is a foodie, too. What a delightful afternoon!
Review by Ters2015 / TripAdvisor • August 26, 2016
Reasonably priced and worth every euro!
This is a great food tour introducing a perhaps lesser-known European cuisine along with traditions and walking around and seeing the city. Great guide and tons of food and drink!
Review by easinmontreal / TripAdvisor • August 26, 2016
Fascinating food tour around the local market . With the lovely touch of gifts milk fresh that morning that erich brought along.
Review by debbie • July 08, 2016
Fab knowledgeable friendly guide .
Review by debbie • July 08, 2016
Great time, fun, interesting went to places I would never have found on my own
Review by Anne • July 06, 2016
Very happy and would recommend.
I really enjoyed. I think it would be a good idea for there to be a photo of the main entrance of market/meeting place as we were dropped by the taxi at the market and he insisted it was the main entrance, we were fifteen minutes early but only when it was past the time and we walked down we arrived at the right place, so might avoid late starts.. Also Lucie has a brilliant blog and so think if she included a link to it, with useful Slovak phrases, I certainly wish I had got to read it before my trip. My friend was pregnant (found out after we had booked the tour)so it was difficult to know what a pregnant woman can't eat but I think Lucie was great about it. Really enjoyed the food. The one thing I would say is it would be nice to know what we are covering as I wasn't sure what to expect so just a brief outline in a mail or at the very start of the tour of how the time will be spent, e.g first we are going to see nuts, then cheese, then wine. I loved the certificate at the end, it was a lovely touch.
Review by Caroline • May 21, 2016