Bratislava, located on the River Danube, has been an important hub of Central Europe for centuries. In the 20th century, it was perhaps a little bit in the shadow of nearby Vienna or Budapest, but nowadays charming Bratislava has been rediscovered by travellers from all over the world.
Thanks to its location, in the 16th century, Bratislava became the capital and coronation town of the Hungarian Kingdom. The most important and most famous monarch who was crowned in Bratislava was Maria Theresa.
After the separation of Czechoslovakia in 1991, forming two independent countries of Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Bratislava yet again naturally became the capital of Slovakia, and deservedly so.
This tour is the super way to explore the highlights of Bratislava and several hidden gems beyond Bratislava, including Lednice UNESCO grounds and the nearby winegrowing towns of Mikulov and Skalica, experiencing the real Slovakia.
Over four days, you´ll discover:
- Bratislava—the gem of the Danube River.
- Danube cruise—a cruise to Devin Castle.
- Mikulov—a winegrowing town in southern Moravia.
- Lednice-Valtice—on UNESCO grounds, known as Moravian Versailles.
- Skalica—a winegrowing town in western Slovakia, famed for its rich folklore and winemaking tradition.