City breaks along the Danube

Delve into the historical world of the Slovak capital and explore numerous attractive sights, starting in the Old Town. Its Mediterranean flair welcomes you to take part in leisure activities from dawn till dusk.

Just an hour away from Vienna, you can enjoy a sweeping panorama view from Bratislava Castle, visit various events at the National Theatre or stroll through idyllic gardens in front of the Grassalkovich Palace. The landmark of Slovakia’s largest city is the Bratislava Castle with four towers, which takes you on a journey through history.

Travelling to Bratislava by ship

Step on board the A-ROSA cruise ships and discover the city of Bratislava from the river.

You will dock directly in the centre of Bratislava during your city trip with the A-ROSA BELLA, the A-ROSA DONNA, the A-ROSA MIA, the A-ROSA RIVA or the A-ROSA SILVA.Bratislava is the only capital in the world that borders more than one neighbouring country. Even in ancient times, the capital Bratislava was characterised by its excellent location and different ethnicities. These diverse influences are noticeable in every corner of the city. Experience the colourful cultures and lively jumble of languages in the alleyways of the Old Town, which are lined with many well-maintained Baroque and Rococo city palaces. And it’s almost as if you can still hear the music from the Habsburg period echoing through the alleys.

A-ROSA river cruises to Bratislava in 2019

To Danube River Cruise: Danube Highlights

5

nights

Danube Highlights International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Wachau, Krems and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 799 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Autumn Special: Danube Highlights
Goldener Herbst: Donau Höhepunkte

5

nights

Autumn Special: Danube Highlights International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Wachau, Krems and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 799 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube Christmas

5

nights

Danube Christmas

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Linz to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 899 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube Classics

7

nights

Danube Classics International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Esztergom, Budapest, Bratislava, Wachau and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 1.299 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Autumn Special: Danube Classics
Herbst Special: Donau Flussreise

7

nights

Autumn Special: Danube Classics International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Esztergom, Budapest, Bratislava, Wachau and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 1.299 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube New Year's

7

nights

Danube New Year's International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Cruising Day, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein and Linz to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 1.499 p. p.

A-ROSA river cruises to Bratislava in 2019

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To Danube River Cruise: Danube Highlights

5

nights

Danube Highlights International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Wachau, Krems and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 729 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube Christmas

5

nights

Danube Christmas

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Cruising Day to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 829 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube Classics - Vienna

7

nights

Danube Classics - Vienna

From Vienna to Esztergom, Budapest, Bratislava, Melk and Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna.

from 1.629 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube Classics

7

nights

Danube Classics International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Esztergom, Budapest, Bratislava and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 999 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube New Year's

7

nights

Danube New Year's International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Cruising Day, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein and Linz to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 1.399 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube Cataracts

12

nights

Danube Cataracts International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Budapest, Kalocsa, Mohács, Belgrade, Cruising Day, Novi Sad, Mohács, Cruising Day, Bratislava, Wachau and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 2.129 p. p.

To Danube River Cruise: Danube Delta

16

nights

Danube Delta International

From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Budapest, Kalocsa, Mohács, Belgrade, Cruising Day, Rousse, Tulcea, Oltenita (Bucharest), Giurgiu (Bucharest), Cruising Day, Donji Milanovac, Novi Sad, Vukovar, Mohács, Bratislava and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).

from 2.299 p. p.

Excursions and sightseeing in Bratislava

The Old Town

The Old Town

Explore the historical traces of Bratislava in the quaint Old Town. The small city centre is delightful, with numerous boutiques, cafés and restored old buildings. During the day, the Old Town is a great place to take a stroll or do some shopping, and, in the evening, you can relax in one of the welcoming inns. The Baroque architecture gives the buildings an antique charm. Pay particular attention to the many statues and figurines!

St. Martin´s Cathedral

St. Martin´s Cathedral

The Gothic hall church is situated on the western edge of the Old Town and is the largest and oldest church building in Bratislava. The cathedral served as a coronation church for Hungarian rulers and today still impresses its visitors with its ornate interior. Today, the gold-plated show pillows and gilded crowns are particularly reminiscent of imperial times.

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

The ‘Bratislava City Express’ takes you to Bratisavský Hrad – or Bratislava Castle – the landmark of Bratislava. Enjoy a sweeping view over the Danube from the 85-metre-high cliff. The city owes its name to its commissioner Count Wratislaw, who had the site built in the middle of the 17th century. A century later, Maria Theresa decided to renovate it for representational purposes. Did you know that the castle also features as the design on Slovak euro coins?

Grassalkovich Palace

Grassalkovich Palace

Heavenly gardens surround what is known as the White House of Slovakia, built for the aristocracy and currently the presidential residence. Admire the impressive Rococo architecture from the outside of the luxurious palace and enter the Grassalkovich Garden, which is open to the public and where you will find many statues by contemporary artists. In terms of recreational activities, the open-air bandstands are just as inviting as the possibility of taking long walks.

Slovak National Theatre

Slovak National Theatre

The Slovak National Theatre was founded in 1920 after independence from the former Czechoslovakia and to this day still combines the performing arts of theatre, opera and ballet. Since it was founded, the theatre has been housed in a historical building, which had been built in 1884-86 as a state theatre by architecture studio Fellner & Helmer at Hviezdoslav Square.

The historical tram

The historical tram

Hop on and off we go! The historical tram follows a route developed especially for you, and takes you to particularly fascinating buildings in the city, such as the university, the old parliament, the President’s Palace, the National Theatre and the National Gallery. With the help of travel guides who know their way around the city, you will quickly find the best sights in the city without any problems. After this, take a walk through the medieval alleyways of the Old Town and discover exciting testimonies to the city’s history.