Michael's Gate

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Bratislava: Private Walking Tour

1. Bratislava: Private Walking Tour

You will be picked up from your centrally-located hotel in Bratislava (if staying outside the city center, your meeting is in front of the main entrance to the Park Inn Danube Hotel). Your tour will begin with a short introduction before you begin exploring Hviezdoslavovo Square. You will discover the Opera House and Reduta Building, passing along the "man at work" statue and Schoner Natzi statue to arrive to Bratislava's Main Square. You will then pause at the Roland Fountain where you will here of legends about the famous knight Roland, as well as about the coronation festivities of Hungarian kings in Bratislava. You can take a photo with a Napoleonic soldier as you pass by the Old Town Hall, and discover the Franciscian Church, the oldest sacred building of Bratislava, where the knights of Golden Spurs were knighted. You will then stroll through Franciscan Square to Primate's Palace, where you can marvel at one of Bratislava’s hidden gems: Primate’s Palace (where the Pressburg peace between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Napoleon's France were signed). Next, you will take in the stunning Michael's Gate, before seeing the palace where the Hungarian Parliament used to meet. You will then see the building of Academia Istropolitana, the premise of the first university in the Hungarian Kingdom. At the conclusion of your tour, you will pass by St. Martin's Cathedral, and if you book the 3-hour option, you will also discover Bratislava Castle from where you will gain superb views over Bratislava.

Bratislava: City Sightseeing Afternoon Walking Tour

2. Bratislava: City Sightseeing Afternoon Walking Tour

Learn more about Bratislava from an informative local guide on a 1-hour group walking tour. Uncover why this city is know as the Beauty on Danube as you see the old town, grand palaces, and historic monuments. Be greeted by your guide who will inform you about Bratislava's past with facts and stories about the Hungarian empire, Slovak communism, the Velvet Revolution, and Slovakia's 2004 membership in the European Union. Listen to your guide as they show you the Opera House and the House of Reduta. Continue to the imposing Main Square and pass by the Old Town Hall. See the oldest building in Bratislava, the Franciscan Church. Stroll through Biela Street and Michalska Street to Michael's Gate. Marvel at historical buildings and palaces on Venturska Street and Panska Street. Finish your tour at St. Martin's Cathedral.

Bratislava Walking Tours with Licensed Guides

3. Bratislava Walking Tours with Licensed Guides

Discover the historical center of Bratislava during a 2-hour walking tour with licensed city guides, and explore the main monuments and sites in the Old Town. The tour can also be tailored to a theme of your choice. Themed tours include a classical Bratislava tour, Coronation Road tour, sacral tour, tour of Bratislava’s historic defense system, or Jewish tour. Whichever you choose, you will stroll through the old center of Bratislava, while learning about its history dating back from the Celtic Boii tribes, through the arrival of the Slavs to city’s modern history starting at the end of communist era. Discover where 11 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view from the UFO-like tower on the SNP (Slovak National Uprising) bridge (optional, available at an additional cost). Visit the main square to admire the Old Town Hall from the 14th-century and the Maximilian Fountain, the oldest fountain in the city. Other highlights that you can see during the guided tours are the Gothic Church and Convent of the Order of St. Clare, and the last original town gate, the St. Michael's Gate. Learn about the city’s rich musical history while walking along the Venturska Street, or wander around the palaces from the era of the Empress Maria Theresa.

Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

4. Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

Meet your guide at 12:00 PM in front of the main entrance to Park Inn Danube Hotel and receive a short introduction to Bratislava. As you walk through the historical city center, learn about the ancient history of Slovakia. Learn about the origins of the city when the old Slavs, the predecessors of modern Slovaks, inhabited the area and created the Great Moravia Empire. Learn also about Bratislava´s importance as a city in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Hear stories from the time when Bratislava was the capital city of Hungarian Kingdom.  Walk to Michael's Gate, only remaining gate of former city wall, the Main Square, the Old Town Hall, and the Bratislava Primatial Palace. Your guide will explain the role of Bratislava through the years of World War II, and the years of communism in the latter half of the 20th century in Slovakia and the subsequent Velvet Revolution. Continue to Reduta before the walking part of the tour ends at the Cathedral of St. Martin, where 19 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned. The next part of the tour is taken by car. Pass by the Presidential Palace and the Palisady district, a district full of villas from the beginning of the 20th century, built in a functionalist style. Next is the main highlight of Bratislava, Bratislava Castle, which provides excellent views of the city. Pass by the building of Slovak Parliament and finish with a visit to Slavín Monument, dedicated to Soviet soldiers who liberated Bratislava at the end of WWII.  The last stop is the ruins of Devin Castle, one of the oldest buildings in Slovakia, built in times of Great Moravia Empire. Hear of the patrons of the arts who lived here, as well associated stories and legends of the site. After exploring the site, be returned back to Bratislava.

Bratislava: Grand City Guided Tour

5. Bratislava: Grand City Guided Tour

Meet  your guide in front of the main entrance of the Park Inn Danube Hotel. Receive a short introduction before heading to Hviezdoslavovo square. Discover the Opera House and Reduta Building. Admire the Man Work statue in the city’s Main Square. Pause at the Roland fountain and hear the legend of the knight Rowland. Take a photo with a Napoleonic soldier as you pass by the Old Town Hall. Stroll through Primate’s square to Franciscan Square. Marvel at one of Bratislava’s hidden gems: Primate’s Palace. Take in the stunning Micheal’s Gate. See the palace where the Hungarian Parliament used to meet. End the walking portion of your tour at the gates of St. Martin’s Cathedral. Continue by car to the Presidential Palace in Palisady District, which was built in the functionalist style. See Bratislava Castle and the Slovak Government building. Finish your tour with a visit to the Slavin Monument, where you can enjoy a superb view over all of Bratislava. Afterward, you will be dropped off back at the Radisson or the city center.

Bratislava: Taste of Slovakia Walking Tour

6. Bratislava: Taste of Slovakia Walking Tour

Bratislava Castle is one of the biggest attractions of our days. Walking through Primate´s Palace and Square, and crossing the courtyard of the Old Town Hall will leave you speechless and excited. Did you know that Bratislava is a favorite Christian pilgrimage destination? What is so special about this palace? Can we travel back to Bratislava’s 15th century when its Gothic cathedral was against the city walls and even had a secondary role as a bastion? Would you like a walkover an elegant tangle of streets Michael’s Gate, which dates to the very start of the 14th century? Your charming guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Franciscans Square, Biela, Ventúrska Streets, Hviezdoslavovo Square, and other incredible places in the lovely town of Bratislava. You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Michael's Gate - Bratislava Old Town Hall - St. Martin's Cathedral - Bratislava Castle

Vienna: Bratislava Half-Day Private Tour

7. Vienna: Bratislava Half-Day Private Tour

Start your trip with a hotel pick-up at the arranged time. Sit back in your and admire the scenery of the Austrian countryside as you cross the border into Slovakia. Admire the monuments of the Old Town, such as St. Michal’s Gate and Tower, the city gate that ranks among the oldest town buildings. St. Michael’s Tower is the last remaining of the city gates from the medieval fortifications. Continue to the Rococo-style Grassalkovich Palace the residence of the president of Slovakia. Grassalkovich Palace is the 18th-century social spot for the Hungarian aristocracy. Admire Primate’s Palace the most beautiful building in Bratislava. Enjoy ample free time for lunch and explore the city on your own. Later, meet up with your driver for a smooth drive back to your accommodation in Vienna.

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What people are saying about Michael's Gate

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 51 reviews

This was a great tour. I would not have known as much of the history or seen as much as I did without a guide. We really enjoyed our day trip to Bratislava.

It worked very well and was informative. When booking, however, you could not select the hotel but only the Tesla Charger, which was a bit confusing.

Top city tour by our guide who, with a lot of background knowledge and time, was able to bring the history of the city closer to the holidaymakers.

Very informative, responded to the wishes of the participants. They got to know and appreciate the city of Bratislava very well.

Susana was fantastic and her passion for Bratislava came through so clearly. A really fantastic experience.