Bratislava Cruise Port

Port of Bratislava: An Overview

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.

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: Emerald Dawn
    Young college student was out guide in this included tour in which we walked around this quaint town for an hour and then had free time. In the afternoon we had the option to have tea and cake at a local family's house. Best part of the day! ... Read more
  • Bratislava: AmaCerto
    Loved this smaller port! We enjoyed the quick walking tour, and then headed out to explore on our own. We took the night off from the ships dining room, and enjoyed a beautiful meal under the trees in the city center, taking in the sights and ... Read more
  • Bratislava: Emerald Destiny
    This city surprised us. I am not sure what I had expected, but this certainly was a city worth visiting. Visiting with a Slovakian family was truly one of the highlights of my excursions. ... Read more
  • Bratislava: Beethoven
    Lovely if somewhat the worse for wear in political changes through the centuries! Worth seeing! Unusual and wonderful equestrian statue at the castle! ... Read more
  • Bratislava: Viking Hermod
    Fun to check out the quaint streets and shops. In afternoon tour of ship's wheelhouse was also enjoyable, as was program director's explanation of the biggest lock Hermod sailed through on the cruise. ... Read more