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Cruises to Bratislava

Bratislava (Photo:Milan Gonda/Shutterstock)

About Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is an up-and-coming cruise port along the Danube River. It borders both Austria and Hungary, and it's located just miles from the capital cities of Vienna, Austria, and Prague, Czech Republic.

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Viking Kadlin
Viking Kadlin (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

172 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Dec 18, 2022
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Viking Ingvi
Viking Ingvi

7 Night
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

149 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Ingvi
Viking Ingvi

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

149 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Avalon Envision
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5 Night
A Taste Of The Danube With 2 Nights In BudapestDetails

18 Reviews
Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Jun 2, 2024
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10 Night
Danube Delights & Classic PragueDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

149 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

149 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Splendours Of EuropeDetails

88 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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9 Night
Danube Dreams With 2 Nights In Prague For Wine Lov...Details

18 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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10 Night
Classic Prague & Danube DelightsDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Danube Holiday MarketsDetails

57 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Dec 9, 2022
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7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

149 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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5 Night
Majestic Capitals Of The DanubeDetails

22 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Dec 24, 2023
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7 Night
Danube DelightsDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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14 Night
Splendours Of EuropeDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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More about Bratislava

Why go to Bratislava?

Pros:

There's lots of history and culture to be found in Old Town, as well as at either of the city's two castles

Cons:

Bratislava is a relatively new cruise port and is still building up its offerings

Bottom Line:

You'll likely only spend a few hours here, which is sufficient to see many of the sights

Bratislava Cruise Port Facilities?

Most medieval buildings and walkable tours are located in the Old Town, but Bratislava is also undergoing a more modern architectural boom in the 21st century. This has resulted in more recent landmarks, such as the UFO Bridge, known as the Most SNP, a restaurant resembling a UFO, atop a tower, atop the world's longest cable-stayed bridge.

For a more classic touch, don't pass up a chance to sip a cup of authentic hot chocolate at Cafe Maximilian, located right on the town square (prime for people-watching). In December, this becomes the place to browse one of the city's main Christmas markets. With typically just a few hours in port, you might only have time for a walking tour. As you wind down streets and alleys of Old Town, you will be sure to pass (perhaps unknowingly) under Michael's Gate, the only city gate preserved from former medieval fortifications. However, if you're looking for a daytrip, Bratislava is home to two castles -- the Bratislava Castle and the renovated Devin Castle -- located away from the city center.


Bratislava Cruise Reviews
Short stay in Bratislava but enjoyed the city tour very much. Informative guide that had a quick but steady pace. Beautiful city.Read More
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cberger46
Took the Panoramic Bratislava tour; had a wonderful local guide who provided so much interesting information about life as a teenager under communist rule and the freedom she enjoys today.Read More
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JnB4550
The timing on this trip was ... unique. Russia had already begun its attack on Ukraine. The people in Bratislava had lived through the soviet occupation of their own country so there was anxiety among the people. Read More
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Lucy3601
Great open food market serving local treats, t-shirts and patches. Wish we had more time to explore.Read More
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