Post-socialist Bratislava is changing its face. Forgetting the recent past, proudly promising new era for the more equal ones.
|Post socialist Bratislava city tour: 2 hours|
Funky retro tour in a legendary 70’s Czechoslovak car Škoda 110 (or in a minivan in case of 4 and more participants) showing socialist landmarks of Bratislava. Get an authentic overview of Bratislava from above. See the hotel where presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens from all around the world stayed. Walk around the largest cemetery for Soviet solders under the magnificient Slavín monument. Take a look on the largest socialist realism square in Bratislava with the largest fountain of unexpected shape.
Enjoy 1970’s architecture of the House of Trade Unions and the hi-tech market hall. Explore a transforming textile factory. Take a ride through the largest housing estate area in Central Europe - legendary Petržalka district. Visit unique Iron Curtain zone at the edge of Bratislava with the line of bunkers from 1938.
Are you 2 or 3 participants? Then see and touch the shape, hear the sound and breath the leaded petrol of our retro car. Škoda 110L will carry you over a couple of decades back to the deep socialism era. We guarantee you uniqueness of this car. If you show us the same type of the car during the tour, you will get an additional 10% discount! Is there a better way to explore the socialist and post-socialist Bratislava?
Availability: All year round (Škoda car may not be available during winter season in harsh conditions. In this case we can make a tour in an ordinary private car. Please contact us to find out the availability.)
"Spend a great time today, amazing views and been in places that we never could been. Brano is too kind and friendly, knows a lot of the city and its history. Thanks a lot for everything and details."
"The tour was great! Very friendly guide and visit to the bunker was amazing. I totally recommend this experience!"
Alvaro & Pilar, Chile, 20/07/2011Very, very nice. Keep on!"
Mr. & Ms. Taksdal, Norway, 24/07/2011
"I am very glad to bee on this tour. It was exactly what I am looking for. Different, interesting and symphatic. I will recommend it!!!"
Christina, Zurich, Switzerland, 03/08/2011
"I am very glad I took this tour, I've got a completely new view on Bratislava, I appreciate it now even more! Guide, tour and car are superb! I'll recommend it as well!"
Noelia, Berlin, Germany, 03/08/2011
"Veľmi, veľmi super tour, som strašne rada že máme niečo takéto konečne na Slovensku. Je to naozaj autentické. Človek, ktorý žije na SVK, ale nie v BA sa dozvie skutočne veľa aj o histórii. Len tak ďalej, ste naozaj originálni!!! a nech Škoda vydrží ešte dlho!" ("Really, really cool tour, I am really glad we have something like this finally in Slovakia. It is trully authentic. Even the person living in Slovakia, but not in Bratislava learns a lot about the history. Go on, you are really original!!! and I hope the Škoda car will sustain long!"
Lucia, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 03/08/2011
"Excellent tour, off the beaten track, we would never have found most of the places and they are the best we have seen on our holiday! Love the Skoda! Hopefully we will see you again in Slovakia!
"This tour is brilliant! Very informative and informal. Took us to places we wouldn't have known about. The Skoda was a nice touch / very authentic! Thank you."
"Fantastic tour. The Skoda was a little old + doggy which added to the experience. Excellent guide, great English and knowledgable. Highly recommended."
Anne and Andy (Scotland), James (Australia), 05/08/2011
"Definitely an alternative and interesting way to explore Bratislava! You get to places that you would never see by yourself. Well recommended by who like ostalgia!"
Ville, Finland, 07/08/2011
"Thank you for this wonderful journey! It was a pleasant surprise found here in Bratislava. Muito obrigada!"
Américo, Ana Cristina, Ana Silvia and Juan, Portugal, 08/08/2011
"Ďakujem for this nice visit! This was greatly explained and well documented. We will recommend further tour back to France!"
Pierre and Bérengére, Paris, France, 14/08/2011
"Very smart and fascinating experience. The car and its driverreally enjoyed us! Suggested for everyone!:-)"
Riccardo and friends, Milan, Italy, 21/08/2011
"Very "authentic" experience. A great way to learn about the modern history of Bratislava and see things otherewise impossible to see. Thank you!"
Jeff Schell, Chicago, USA, 23/08/2011
"Very interesting! Really enjoyed the bunker tour. Thanks!"
Heather and Jacqueline, Dublin, Ireland, 28/08/2011
"An amazing tour! Lots of new information and off the beaten track new tourist gems, a new side of Bratislava I would not have seen. Thank you the informative and humorous tour."
"He made us climb steps, visit an old bunker? and see a dank factory! But we loved it! :) Thank you."
Julie and Mark, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 02/09/2011
"A fantastic tour, we would never have seen these interesting things otherwise!"
Sue and Katie, UK, England, 10/09/2011
"Dear Peter, thanks a lot for a very interesting tour to the bunker, the suburbs and the Soviet monument. It was quite interesting to get a large historical overview about the cities and countries past and present. Thanks for your openness for all kind of questions and telling us about aspects of history and life here. So many knowledge - congratulations! Keep on and good luck for studies and life:-)" ... "Thanks also from Ebs. You really gave us some insight into many aspects of the history of Bratislava, Slovakia and Czechoslovakia. I really think I'll come to visit this city again. I also find it really important to preserve memory about fascism, occupation and resistance for freedom."
Aylin and Ebs, Vienna, Austria, 11/09/2011
"Many thanks to you Peter, for your generosity with time and words, your patience and interest with our questions, and your overall great vibe!"
Paul and Michel, Canada, 14/09/2011
"I liked very much to have Brano as a new friend. He is attenciously and educated. Thank you for all."
Rejane, Brazil, 26/9/2010
"Thanks for a really relaxed and informative afternoon. It was great to get away from the "touristy" path and see what is outside of the city centre. The authentic Slovakian food and drink was great. Thanks again."
Vanessa, Australia, 17/10/2011
"Informative and relaxed. Gets you off the beaten track. Nothing we saw on this tour would have been seen on any other tour."
Drew, USA, 17/10/2011
"Fabulous tour, thank you - all 8 of us had a cracking day with Authentic Slovakia. We will be happy to wear the T-shirt."
?, England, 29/10/2011
"These guys know their country. See the real Slovakia."
Tony Hughes, England, UK, 29/10/2011
"To be taken off the beaten main tourist trail was very informative and eye opening, we saw and met some fantastic people and really saw authentic Slovakia! Keep on the good work..."
Martin Heath, UK, 01/11/2011
"Really nice idea to make these fun tours! If it did not exist, we should invent it!"
?, France, 02/11/2011
"Excellent tour and better tour guide. Very friendly, informative and good value for money."
Paul, London, England, UK, 08/11/2011
"Great fun + very informative - will definitely recommending ti friends. Thanks very much Peter!"
Andrea, New Zealand, 08/11/2011
"This is an amazing tour. It's both entertaining and informative. It's much more interesting than other tours!"
Autumn and Bonny, London, England, UK, 26/11/2011
"Perhaps the past is always more beautiful than today. Perhaps the future is always better than tomorrow. Perhaps the present is never as good as yesterday. But Bratislava is really not bad at all and Peter is quite good at showing us that and we are very grateful and glad to have followed him around."
Yani, Yi and Yen, Hong Kong, China, 2/12/2011
"Excellent tour, brilliant guides, very informative and fun afternoon. Thank you for showing us a different side of Bratislava, keeping us to learn about Slovakia and being great fun. We love the car too!"
Michael and Pavel, London, UK, 4/12/2011ň
"Very insightful tour of city and surroundings./ Great tour - very informative. Peter is an excellent guide. Will recommend to all our friends in Ireland!"
Deirdre and Kilkenny, Ireland, 10/12/2011"4 Germans in a small car! - An extraordinary tour:) Great experience, very exciting, perfect insight information and lots of fun. Thanks for everything!"
Rabea, Germany, 17/12/2011
"Really enjoyable, fun, we got to see the other side of Bratislava. The guide was very nice and sociable. Totally advisable!"
Camila, Francisca and Francisco, Santiago, Chile, 09/01/2012
"Thanks for this recommendable trip through your city! We've visited places that we could never find without you and your tiny white car! For us it was interesting and impressive to see and hear about the history of Slovakia, and everything that comes with that (also that there are almost no flowers on the streets). We enjoyed your sense of humour! Hopefully you can show much more people the authentic sights of Bratislava in the future!"
Ellen and Susan, The Netherlands, 23/02/2012
"I fell in love with Bratislava all over again. The city bathes in a special atmosphere. There are a lot of ugly or damaged buildings but learning about their history made them more to live and really appreciate them. The tour was very interesting and we got a lot of surprising details about Slovakia. It was a real pleasure to see buildings, go into places and hear historical details of Bratislava you would otherwise not get the chance to. This tour shines a very special light over the city and there is well thought about every element in the tour. Cvernovka was the real highlight of the tour. Thanks for the ride!"
Fien and Jolien, Belgium, 02/03/2012
"Thanks for the alternative Bratislava tour. It has been an amazing 2 hours exploring unknown and abandoned buildings, and also where the Iron Curtain took place. Travelling by a Škoda 110 through the eyes of a local definitely took the post socialist city tour to a higher level. Bryan has been such a friendly and informative guide."
Shaun Low, Singapore, 08/03/2012
"Very interesting mix of things to see around Bratislava which are much more relevant to the history of the city than just walking around the whole town."
Jack Williams, London, UK, 08/03/2012
"Interesting tour offside the tourist routes. Could see many things you wouldn't see as a tourist otherwise and some background information from the guide."
Günter and Georg, Linz, Austria, 24/03/2012
"Really lovely tour of Bratislava, modern and old parts. Lots of very interesting stories and history lessons at each location. Friendly tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. Thanks for everything, would highly recommend to anyone coming to Bratislava, that wants more than ordinary tourist tour."
Margaret, London, UK, 06/04/2012
"Very insightful - certainly some things would not normally have seen! Very retro! Good job!"
Refne, UK, 06/04/2012
"Very different and good insight to the local insider view of the city. Simply amazing and a different experience."
Sandeep, India, 08/04/2012
"We had an awesome time seeing the sites of Bratislava in the Skoda! Kept us warm! Great tour, great guides, great city!"
Michelle and Natalie, Australia
"We had 2 excellent trips, the first one in Skoda car around Bratislava and then the next day to the castles. The best part was that Peter is really good at explaining how people live + Slovak culture, history, language, everything! Thanks for a wonderful experience!"
Duncan and Marie, London, UK, 09/04/2012
"Very nice, keep the shooting!"
Mileu, Vienna, Austria, 14/04/2012
"This was a little bit of real Slovakia. For the first time here, it was really nice to find a guide that could show us around the outskirts of Bratislava."
Susanna and Erik, Finland, 01/05/2012
"We went on the 2 hours tour and were very much pleased with it. I think doing this tour should be mandatory to every tourist visiting Bratislava. Thanks a lot! Great tour!"
Frank and Andrea, Germany, 26/05/2012
"Amazing tour of Bratislava. So authentic and original. This is what Bratislava is all about. Truly enjoyable and overwhelming."
"I'm totally amazed by the places that we've visited. I've heard so much about how lived behind the Iron Curtain and this trip really put whatever I've read into perspective. Authentic Slovakia and Bratislava is a must for people who want to find out more about former Soviet lifestyle and society. Thumbs up!"
Michael Huang and Glenn Han, Singapore, 30/05/2012
"Thank you for a very interesting tour!"
Randi, Elin and Kan, Norway, 21/05/2012
"Thank you for an amazing and interesting tour. Even though I have been to Bratislava many times, I have never been to the sights you showed us. This is the funiest city tour we have ever had!.
Martina and Peter, Slovakia/Belgium/Switzerland, 11/06/2012
"Thank you so much for the tour, it was quite unique being historical but also seeing history made."
Family Kudelka, UK, 09/07/2012
"I had a great tour. Very interesting to see a different side of Bratislava, off the main tourist track. Thank you."
Chris, Lismore, Australia, 30/07/2012
"Very beautiful and interesting tour" Wonderful guide for a real Bratislava discovery! Children say: E Bravo Bellissimo!"
Federico + Francesca + Tomaso + Nicollo, Italy, 05/08/2012
"Nice original tour of Bratislava. Keep on the good work and don't forget to start a ghost tour!"
Nils and Robin, France, 15/08/2012
"Great trip to the past and present with an even greater Soviet dictator:) Totally recommendable!!"
Olga and co., France and Germany, 31/08/2012
"We took the 2-hour Communist tour with Peter. Tour was great and very interesting. We were able to see unique places that would never go on a tourist way. Peter was very friendly, personal and informative. Highly recommended!
Sarah and Connen, USA, 04/09/2012
"Great end to our holiday. Very interesting and saw some fascinating places. We loved the Skoda. Thanks."
Alan and Sonya Sinclair, Scotland, 19/10/2012
"Obohacujúci zážitok aj pre Slováka. Zajímavý pohľad na Bratislavu cez socialistické okuliare, návrat do minulosti v staručkej škodovke a k tomu veľa zábavy a smiechu spolu so sprievodcom. Vďaka!"
Eva zo Žiliny, Slovakia, 29/10/2012
"We really enjoyed our trip with Ondrej, he knows Bratislava very well and gave us a well-informed and enjoyable tour of interesting spots of Bratislava that are not on the traditional tourist map. Ondrej was really entertaining and happy to talk about all aspects of culture, history, economics and general life in Bratislava. Highly recommended. Thank you!"
Sally and Dorina, UK, 13/12/2012
"The tour was absolutely fantastic. I got to see a completely different side of Bratislava. And our guide was great with English even surprised us with local treats! Highly recommend doing this."
Jenna, UK, 31/12/2012
"Easily the most unique tour I have been on ever. You can only see so many churches, castles and palaces. Seeing the recent socialism past was a very different and eye-opening trip through Bratislava."
Chris, Chicago, USA, 31/12/2012
"Thanks for the great trip and bringing us to places we would not have seen. Big recommendations for others."
Martin and co., Germany, 04/01/2013