Bratislava Post-Communism Tour

Insightful, off the beaten track journey in a legendary 1970-1990’s Czechoslovak Škoda car (or an 8-seater van) with our local guide to the most intriguing spots of the Cold War era Bratislava.

Explore a vast concrete housing estate, the Soviet monument Slavín, post-industrial developments, the Iron Curtain border zone and loads of communist-era architecture. The tour brings alive the fascinating story of Bratislava in the turbulent 20th century.

What can you expect? Cool drive and quirky stops to see and understand:

- the first prefabricated apartment block in Slovakia as well as the largest socialist housing project, Petržalka
- communist-era architecture (inverted pyramid of Slovak Radio, rocket-shape TV tower Kamzík, Freedom Square)
- political objects: Soviet memorial Slavín, diplomatic 1970’s hotel, 1980’s parliament, villas of former communist leaders
- controversial ufo-like SNP bridge, causing destruction of the Jewish district
former Iron Curtain area

per adult from

$110

NZD

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Beverages
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • No exclusions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Authentic Slovakia, Namestie SNP 488/30, Bratislava 811 01 Slovakia

    Our guide meets you here and provides short introduction the tour.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: SNP Square (Namestie SNP), Bordered by Obchodna ul and Postova ul., Bratislava Slovakia

    Our guide will meet you here and explains the history of this Square, connected to the 1989 Velvet Revolution.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Hodžovo námestie, 811 06 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia

    Our guide explains the history and interesting facts about the Presidential Palace and socialist-era fountain here along the drive.

    Pass By: Kollárovo Námestie, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia

    Our guide mentions interesting facts about a few objects here along the drive.

    Stop At: Kmeťovo námestie, 811 07 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia

    Our guide explains the history and interesting facts of several objects here, as the first prefabricated housing block in Slovakia and Stein brewery.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Building of Slovak Radio, Mytna 1, Bratislava 811 07 Slovakia

    Our guide explains the history and interesting facts about this building along the drive.

    Stop At: Freedom Square, Namestie slobody, Bratislava 811 07 Slovakia

    Our guide explains the history and interesting facts about the objects here.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Palisády, Bratislava, Slovakia

    Our guide explains the history and mentions interesting facts about the area.

    Stop At: Slavin, Bratislava Slovakia

    Our guide explains the history and mentions interesting facts about this object. Also, he explains the history and geography of Bratislava City thanks to great views from this place.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Bratislava Castle, Zamocka Ulica, Bratislava 811 06 Slovakia

    Our guide explains the history and mentions interesting facts about this object along the drive.

    Pass By: New Bridge (Novy Most), Staromestska ul & Panonska cesta, Bratislava Slovakia

    Our guide explains the history and mentions interesting facts about this object along the drive.

  • Departure Point :
    30, Námestie SNP 488, 811 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    In case of hotel pick-up, please look for a vehicle in front of the hotel, thank you.
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please note that in some cases (winter conditions, car repairs etc.) we can not guarantee the retro car, but go with our green 1992 VW Caravelle or other newer vehicle.
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Authentic Slovakia s.r.o.

Activity ID: V-58895P1

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