Castle DEVIN – Walking tour
Enjoy hiking in “Little Carpathians” mountain located in Bratislava‘s surrounding. Lear about fascinated history of DEVIN castle famous for its strategic position from Great Moravian times from 9th century. Tour will also go deeper into understanding of this mystical point for all Slovak people when genius loci of this point will be explained. We will around remains of mystical caste and its great park, will visit fairy tale tower located on confluence two main rivers MORAVA and DANUBE which are border’s river between Slovakia and Austria. In memorial of victims of COMUNISTIC REGIME we will learn about history of Slovakia during communistic times and remains of IRON CURTAIN border. Tour will be finished in local wine cellar which makes this region so special. With tasting of black and red currant wine, of course.
In price are included: transport by private car, traditional refreshment served during the trip, traditional Devin red and black currant wine tasting, tour guide during the whole trip, walking around BRATISLAVA castle, small present :-)
EXTENDED tour: Bratislava’s CASTLES on BIKE tour
During the extended tour you will visit DEVIN castle and also another castle which is located on a hill in Bratislava. Beside early history of DEVIN castle we will also learn about medieval history of Bratislava castle. We will find why the castle has 4 towers and learn the interesting history of the castle. An extended tour will focus more on communistic heritage of the town represented by Communistic architecture near the castle. You will learn a lot about our previous regime and its message to town. All communistic gems Bôrik, Slavín, Parlament are located on castle hill or nearby, so good physical condition will be a plus. All these places definitely worth to see and your extended effort and will be rewarded by the most amazing views from Bratislava and small present from tour. Get ready for the Bratislava CASTLES on BIKE tour.
In price are included: renting advanced cross or mountain bike, traditional refreshment served during the trip, traditional Devin red and black currant wine tasting, tour guide during the whole trip, entrance into DEVIN castle, walking around BRATISLAVA castle, visit of Soviet monuments Bôrik, Slavín, Parlament, small present :-)
Bratislava CASTLE DEVIN BIKE tour (bike medium)
Would you like to discover Bratislava’s history through its castles by bike? Slovakia’s capital offer great possibility to get known its history through its castles. During bike tour you will discover all phases of regional development from its first notes on strategic point in DEVIN castle. On real examples and amazing views from the Devin castle you will find out how and why was this place settled by Slavic people. The junction of two border’s rivers will clarify genius loci of this mystical and traditional place for Slovak romantic poem writers. We will also remind our sad part of history during COMUNISTIC REGIME when this place was part of border line known as IRON CURTAIN between Western and Eastern part of Europe. During tour we will visit also local black and red currant wine cellar, which makes this region so special. Get ready for the Bratislava CASTLE DEVIN BIKE tour.
In price are included: renting advanced cross or mountain bike, traditional refreshment served during the trip, traditional Devin red and black currant wine tasting, tour guide during the whole trip, small present :-)
BRATISLAVA Modern ART BIKE tour (bike medium)
History and nature- oriented bike tour will introduce you main Bratislava attractions situated along main natural dominant of town – river DANUBE. During first part of tour you will be introduced with fascinated history of crowning capital of big Austria- Hungary Empire, history of first democratic republic of Czechoslovakia, autonomy republic of Slovakia during Hitler times, building socialistic society during communistic times and nowadays democratic society after velvet revolution characterized by fast growing economy. Each era of this historical phenomenon will be presented in real monument, architectonic or mystical gem which belongs to mentioned era! Deep insight into history of Slovakia will be guaranteed!! Second part of tour will be more bike, nature and art oriented. Tour will continue on cycling path EUROVELO 6. Cycling path follow DANUBE river from its spring in Germany, crossing Vienna and Bratislava and end up in its delta in Black sea. Danube will discover us to observe its beautiful nature, amazing lakes and if we will be lucky we can enjoy amazing natural event - bird watching. Cycling along river will explain us also a lot about long history of cooperation between people and river. Aim of tour will be in one of the biggest damn on Danube and amazing modern art gallery DANUBIANA which was built on artificial small half island on riverside of Danube. During main touristic season tour can be joined with return’s boat trip to Bratislava. Put your legs on bike pedals, speed up and enjoy great biking on popular bike path along DANUBE. Great feelings are guaranteed!
In price are included: renting advanced cross or mountain bike, traditional refreshment served during trip, tour guide during whole trip, insightful explanations of history of Slovakia, guided tour across Slovakia’s fine gallery, entrance into DANUBIANA modern art gallery, environmental presentation of DANUBE, small present :-)
EXTENDED tour: Castle DEVIN - HIKKING tour
For those who would like to get know more about Devin Castle is prepared “EXTENDED tour: Castle DEVIN HIKKING tour”. During tour we will visit all places of “Castle DEVIN - HIKKING tour” and will also hike a more in surrounding of Devin Castle. Our hiking aim will beside Devin castle will be fascinated natural park Sandberg with remains of fossils and teeth of sharks who were native inhabitants of area 14-16 million years ago when this area was covered by sea. From Sandberg we will continue into protected area of Devinska Kobyla where we will enjoy amazing views on Devin Castle and also confluence of two main rivers in Bratislava with Austria in background. We will find answers for questions what unique fauna and flora is located here, why is here so much hotter compare to other areas or why we can see so many goats in this area. Qualified explanation will be guaranteed. And our tour will be finished in more intense visit and explanation of Devin wine, its specialties and history.
In price are included: traditional refreshment served during trip, traditional Devin red and black currant wine tasting, tour guide during whole trip, public transport tickets, entrance into DEVIN castle, small present :-)
BRATISLAVA small BIKE tour - Highlights of Bratislava
Would you like to discover Bratislava’s history by bike? Slovakia’s capital offer great possibility to learn about history of Central and Eastern Europe by unordinary way and enjoy the most beautiful parts of town from bike’s seat.
Tour will introduce you fascinated history of crowning capital of big Austria- Hungary Empire, history of first democratic republic of Czechoslovakia, autonomy republic of Slovakia during Hitler times, building socialistic society during communistic times and nowadays democratic society after velvet revolution characterized by fast growing economy. Each era of this historical phenomenon will be presented in real monument, architectonic or mystical gem which belongs to mentioned era. During tour we will visit the most beautiful views and sceneries in Bratislava and will find time for small refreshment too ;-) If you are ready, take seat and prepare for BRATISLAVA small BIKE tour.
In price are included: renting advanced cross or mountain bike, traditional refreshment served during the trip include traditional waffle and alco/ non alco drink, tour guide during the whole trip, small present :-)
Have you come to “BEER PARADISE” and don’t know where are the best beers served? Do you want to know what types of beer or other kind of alcohol do locals usually drink in Bratislava? Would you like to learn something about history of breweries and traditional drinks of Slovakia? Are you curious where are typical and stylish pub of Bratislava with great offer of delicious beer in town? Then DRINK tour is the best option where you will find answers for all your questions!
Tour will start by drinking of starter, which has long history in Slovakia and you will have various options of shots to choose. Various levels of alcohol, herbal combination and tastes will be ready to extinguish your desire for starter! Secret of ingredients, history and historical regions of origin of these alcohol products will be presented in small cozy taste point.
We will continue by visit one of the oldest micro-brewery in town, where we will enjoy atmosphere of beer house with great beer in hand. Tour will be decorated by visit of average Slovak pub (krčma) where you will have possibility to meet local drinkers. Local beer, delicious red or black currant wine tasting will be accompanied taste of typical beer snacks which is mandatory for every right drinker. Epic ending of tour will be presented by drinking legendary ”kapurkova” shot which has mystical meaning and looong history for Slovak people ! Any other invitation for drink tour needed? “Cheers” or “Na zdravie” in Bratislava.
In price are included: shot of spirit as tradition starter in Slovakia, tour guide during whole trip, beer from one of the oldest beer house in town, another beer from local micro-brewery, local beer or wine option in typical Slovak pub, typical beer snack, epic ending by drinking ”kapurkova” shot, small present :-)
Would you like to get known town Bratislava through its tastes? Or you are hungry to get know what are traditional foods and drinks of Central Europe region? In this case is this tour made exactly for you!
During 3 hours tour you will find out about delicious dishes of traditional kitchen in Slovakia, learn about its history and origin of the foods, will walk in narrows streets of Bratislava and sit for a coffee and drink in romantic and cozy restaurants and coffee house.
At the v beginning of tour you will enjoy beautiful historical center of crowning town and slowly move to first dish of tour – delicious soup. After first course of dinner we will move by narrow streets of old town to traditional Slovak restaurant where you will enjoy original Slovak meal and learn about history and origin of traditional Slovak dishes. You will learn about way of life of average Slovak people through eating and enjoying your delicious dishes. Afterwards, our walk will continue to coffee house with atmosphere of historical Bratislava. To perceive real Slovak taste adventure we will finish our tour by drinking various digestives, which have a long history in our country. “Bon appetite” or “Dobrú chuť“ in Bratislava!
In price are included: great soup as starter, various traditional food dishes which will not leave you hungry, delicious desert and coffee in cozy restaurant, shot of spirit as digestive after lunch, various alcoholic drinks (craft beer or local wine), non-alcoholic beverages, water, tour guide during whole trip, presentation of traditional cuisine in Slovakia, walking around BRATISLAVA’s squares and small streets, small present :-)