Bratislava

Summer view of Bratislava Castle, Bratislava
Summer view of Bratislava Castle, Bratislava

Beautiful Bratislava – Slovakia’s engrossing capital – is one of the most intriguing, immersive and diverse cities in Europe, combining contemporary delights and an abundance of historic highlights with the scenic beauty of the picturesque Danube River. Unlike many other European capitals, the city is laid-back rather than frenetic and, despite considerable growth in recent years, retains an enchanting small town charm.

Walking through the uncrowded streets of Bratislava is like stepping back in time. Although the city only became a capital in 1993 – when Slovakia received its independence – its origins in fact date back to around 200BC. The locals here are rightly proud of their city’s over 2,000-year history and it shows. In the remarkably well-preserved heart of the city await several structures and monuments which hark back to times when Bratislava was a major trading hub and one of Europe’s great Renaissance-era cities. [ReadMore]

The most eye-catching of them all is the imposing white-walled castle, which has overlooked the city since the 9th century, while the collection of churches, palaces and ancient gates are well worth taking the time to uncover too. The gothic-style St Martin’s Cathedral, the former coronation-church of several Hungarian kings; the art-nouveau Church of St Elizabeth; Primate’s Palace; and the Grassalkovich Palace and gardens are among the many memorable sights. For museums and galleries you are spoilt for choice in Bratislava too. Take your pick of the Slovak National Museum, the Slovak National Gallery, the Bratislava City Gallery and much more. 

Cruises to Bratislava

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 26 Apr 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2003

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 03 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200405

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,049pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 17 May 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2005

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 24 May 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2006

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 31 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200708

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,199pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 14 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2008

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,649pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 04 Oct 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2024

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 11 Oct 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R202526

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,199pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 25 Oct 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2026

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?