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Bratislava Post-Communism Tour

Highlights
  • Learn more about Slovakia’s political history from your guide’s commentary

  • View symbols of Bratislava’s past including World War 2 bunkers and the SNP Bridge

  • Benefit from the personalized attention of your guide on a small-group tour

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Bratislava Post-Communism Tour
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Morning tourMost Popular
Tour (by car or van) through the off-the-beaten-track places of the communist past as well as recent transformations in Bratislava.
US$33.65
Afternoon tour
Tour (by car or van) through the off-the-beaten-track places of the communist past as well as recent transformations in Bratislava.
US$33.65
Overview
Bratislava’s modern history continues to fascinate many visitors, but matching landmarks to their historic context can be difficult. Discover the Soviet influence on the city with a tour of sights including the Slavín monument, Petržalka housing estate, and the SNP Bridge, and gain insight into post-communist life. Travel around town in a retro vehicle, benefiting from the small-group size with personalized attention from your guide.
What to Expect
Sites covered during this 2,5-hour tour may vary a bit, but you will see most of these:
  • the first prefabricated apartment block in Czechoslovakia as well as the largest socialist housing project in Europe, Petržalka
  • abandoned and destroyed industrial objects as symbols of post-industrial transformations, new capitalist developments
  • communist-era architecture (socialist realism, functionalism, brutalism)
  • political objects: Soviet memorial Slavín, diplomatic 1970’s hotel, 1980’s parliament, villas of former communist leaders
  • ride under the controversial ufo-like SNP bridge, causing destruction of the Jewish district
  • 1930’s Czechoslovak fortification system, bunkers built against the potential Hitler’s invasion
  • former Iron Curtain area, border between communist Czechoslovakia and Austria

Please note that in some cases (winter conditions, car repairs etc.) we can not guarantee the retro car, but go with our funky green 1992 VW Caravelle or other post-communist / capitalist car.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Superb

We took the two hour tour today and it was just excellent. We shared the Skoda van with two other people and paid 25 Euro each. The tour gave a great insight into Bratislava life, putting many things into context. The tour was on time,...More

1  Thank Keithgallois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Tour

Absolutely loved this tour and the insights into this subject from brano . This was one of the highlights of our trip and really appreciated the effort and thoughtfulness of our guide and all the little touches such as local drinks and chocolates. Will definitely...More

1  Thank Marian m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Thoroughly enjoyed

Just finished this tour with Mark, despite hot weather and car issues he had such a vast amount of knowledge and enthusiasm. Really enjoyed the different locations from the iron curtain, to the different communist buildings. Would definitely recommend if this is your type of...More

1  Thank flick2131
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the best tours we have ever taken

We were a group of 6 friends taking the tour. The guide picked us up at the train station in an old charming communist-car. Our tour guide Brano had a lot of knowledge, very friendly, and fun to be around. The tour is very different...More

1  Thank Arne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Absolute Must Do

I generally hate guided tours, I usually prefer to wander about myself and not be restricted to an itinerary. However this is very special. This is the second time I've took the tour in 2 years, having visited with family previously I was that impressed...More

1  Thank Steven H
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EileenP16
21 June 2018|
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Response from BranoChrenka | Property representative |
Hello Eileen morning tour starts at 10:30am, afternoon tour at 2:00pm, but we are flexible, feel free to write us email. Tour lasts ca 2,5 hours. Sorry for missing info, we will try our best to have it updated on TripAdvisor... More
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PunitLodha
25 May 2018|
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Response from BranoChrenka | Property representative |
Hi, yes kids are allowed in this tour, welcome!:) Brano
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Deirdre B
9 April 2018|
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Response from BranoChrenka | Property representative |
Hi Deirdre, sorry for a delayed reply. Yes, gift voucher is possible, please write us email for more details. Brano Authentic Slovakia
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