If you’re looking for the best Bratislava tours of the city, look no further! Authentic Slovakia took us around in retro Skoda’s and here’s all the info.
Authentic Slovakia are a small but enthusiastic team of locals, that take pride in showing tourists around their capital in style!
Brano and Peter, the founders of the company, are brothers. And since 2010 have offered an alternative option to mass tourism in the Slovak capital.
Juro joined the team in 2014, Erich in 2015, and most recently Robo, Lukáš and Janči in 2017. Almost of all of them were born and grew up in Bratislava – and they love their city for all its ups and downs.
Together they provide fully guided and informative tours like no other, as they reveal to you there city. With 100% passion and zero censorship, let’s just say you’ll get a true local insight from gentlemen full of knowledge!
From Post-Communist Bratislava Tours in traditional Skoda cars, to Bike Tours, Wine Tours and even a Village Pub Crawl! A full list of Bratislava tours can be found below.
- Post-Communist Bratislava Tour
- Bratislava Iron Curtain Bike Tour
- Working Class Food Tour
- Authentic Wine Tour
- Devín Hike and Drink Tour
- Village Pub Crawl
- Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour
We opted for the Post-Communist Bratislava Tour, showing us the off-the-beaten-track places of the communist past, as well as recent transformations in Bratislava.
The best part of it all though, was that we got to travel in an 8-seater Skoda 1203 van. There’s also the option of travelling in a 1970-1990s Skoda car, all whilst learning about 20th-century history from knowledgeable guides.
€25-€40 per person for a 2-4 hour tour.
All details, including booking, can be found on here.
Book your Classic Car Tour: Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour
We were fortunate enough to jump on to Authentic Slovakia’s Post-Communist Bratislava Tour during our stop in the capital, and what an experience it was!
In traditional post-communist/capitalist fashion, our group of 8 were collected in retro Skoda cars. We of course opted to ride in the green 1992 VW 8-seater. What a machine!
From concrete housing estates, to the Soviet monument Slavin. We visited abandoned factories and tried all sorts of local food and drink at Trznica market.
The guys couldn’t have been more enthusiastic and given just the right amount of history and facts in a fun friendly way.
They’ve clearly put a lot of time and effort into creating great Bratislava Tours. Showing us the off-the-beaten-track places of the communist past. As well as more recent transformations in Bratislava.
Overall, we can’t recommend the team at Authentic Slovakia enough. The 2 hour tour was an interesting trip into the locals lives of past and present!
Luxury – Marrol’s Boutique Hotel – Marrol’s Hotel is 5-star hotel in Bratislava city centre, within a to the historical . Parking is available in the underground garage with monitored camera system, WiFi is free of charge throughout the hotel. All 54 air-conditioned rooms in Marrol’s Boutique Hotel have been designed and equipped to offer the maximum and create a experience whether you are travelling for business or leisure. All rooms and other hotel areas are strictly non-smoking. Free of charge facilities include coffee and tea making facilities, a SMART TV and a laptop-sized safety deposit box.
Mid-Budget – Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava – Situated on the edge of Bratislava’s pedestrianized , the Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava offers free wireless internet in all rooms and suites, a sauna and fitness facilities. Regional specialities and international cuisine are available in the restaurant. In the morning, you can start with a rich buffet breakfast and at noon, a light business lunch is available.
Budget – Hostel Bratislava by Freddie – Hostel Bratislava by Freddie is a budget hostel situated ‘s and only a 15-minute walk from the historical .Free WiFi and laundry services are also provided. Dormitory rooms with different capacities feature safety lockers and shared bathroom facilities. Towels are available at a charge. All rooms include bed linen. There is also a common kitchen on each floor.
For more places to stay in Bratislava you can check the latest prices here.