Post-Communist Bratislava Tour

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Duration: 2:30
Provided by Authentic Slovakia
English  |  2:00 PM & 10:30 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
from €33

Overview of the tour in Bratislava

Experience a tour in Bratislava in a legendary Czechoslovak Škoda car (or a modern van by 4+ guests) through the most intriguing spots of the communist era with our local guide. We are ready to uncover the identity of Bratislava without a censorship for you.

Explore a vast concrete housing estate, the Soviet monument Slavín, post-industrial developments, the Iron Curtain border zone and loads of communist-era architecture. This off-the-beaten-track tour in a made-in-Czechoslovakia Škoda car brings alive the story of Bratislava in the turbulent 20th century. Local insights and authentic stories guaranteed!

This activity includes:

  • Nová Tržnica
  • Presidential Palace
  • Slovak Radio
  • Slavín
  • SNP Square
  • Freedom Square
  • Palisády
  • Petržalka, Bratislava
  • Prvý panelák v Československu
  • Bunker B-S 8
  • the first prefabricated apartment block in Czechoslovakia as well as the largest communist-era 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
  • drive under the controversial ufo-like SNP bridge, causing destruction of the Jewish district
  • pre-WWII Czechoslovak fortification system, bunkers built against the potential Hitler’s invasion
  • former Iron Curtain area, border between communist Czechoslovakia and Austria

Meeting point

Námestie SNP 30 in front of the Dunaj shopping mall and Velvet bar

On arrival

Meeting point is located in Bratislava city centre, walking distance from most of the main tourist spots and the most popular hotels. There is also a tram stop "Nám. SNP" nearby.

Things to note

Please note that in some cases (winter conditions, car repairs etc.) we can not guarantee a classic Škoda car. In this case we go with a modern vehicle. Groups of 4+ guests go in a modern van.

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.

English  |  2:00 PM & 10:30 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
from €33
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