The price includes the following services:
- Private airport transfer
- 2 nights in a 4**** hotel in the City center in double rooms (Park Inn Danube or similar) / Breakfast includedThe price doesn't include:- Return flights from London for 2 people (available from 43.00 GBP per person return)
An idea for your program:
08:00 Start the day with a sweet croissant and a hot fresh coffee from Coffee & Co (coffeeco.eu), before you begin exploring the Slovakian capital.
09:00 First, hit the city centre’s main
attraction, Bratislava Castle, which has been a major settlement since
3500 BC. What you can see today dates back to the 13th century and
houses weaponry, antique furnishings and clocks, plus historical
Climb the castle’s biggest tower, which used to house the Hungarian
crown jewels, to get views over the Danube plus the Old Town contrasted
with Bratislava’s more recent architecture and the Carpathian hills.
13:00 Eat on the terrace of Primi (primi.sk),
which is heated in the winter. Do battle and win with a “diet killer”
fried meat or cheese dish, from £6.90, or a salmon steak, £13.18:30
If going on an adrenaline-fuelled whitewater canoe slalom has always
been on your to-do list (and why wouldn’t it be?), head out to Cunovo
Water Sports Centre (canoeslalom2011.com/info/course-cunovo)
on an island in the middle of the river Danube. Previously host to the
Slalom World Cup, the Olympic-standard course’s best-known and most
hair-raising drop is called Niagara.
Sample some typical Slovakian food at Prasna Basta (prasnabasta.sk
serving cheap and hearty meals like sheep-cheese dumplings with bacon,
£5, or veal with porcini mushroom sauce, £10. Make sure you get yourself
a cold Slovakian beer to go with it.20:00
Hit the bars for the evening. Start with drinks at UFO Club (u-f-o.sk
which is set 85 metres above the ground at the top of Novy Most (New
Bridge). It may look bizarre from the outside, but the view over the
city more than makes up for its dodgy-looking exterior. There’s also a
sightseeing deck, which was closed under communist rule to stop people
looking over the border to capitalist Austria.22:00
Then, when you’re done being sophisticated, head north-east of the Old
Town for Hysteria Pub – a hilarious drinking den, with wall art
depicting drunk cowboys knocking back tequila. If you're out for a late
on, this place stays open until 5am on weekends.
09:00 Wake up to bright graffiti murals in the Park Inn Danube hotel. It’s clean, right in the centre of the city’s Old Town.
Satiate your hangover with breakfast in the friendly Old Market.
Upstairs you’ll find a cheap cafeteria where you can come round with a
coffee before heading down to shop for crafts and mementos.
Overdose on culture in the mazes of winding cobbled streets in
Bratislava’s historical centre, The Old Town, with its close mix of
pastel 18th-century rococo buildings and communist edifices. Keep an eye
out for some quirky bronze statues around the area, like the paparazzi
man hiding round the corner from the main square or Schone Naci, made in
tribute to a poor mentally ill man from the early 20th century who was
well known to the community. There are also statues of a soldier from
Napoleon’s army and author Hans Christian Andersen.
12:30 Professing to offer the largest pizza in town, Pizza Mizza (pizzamizza.sk) is the place to grab a bite to eat at before you pick up on an afternoon adventure.