Devín Wine Tour

Wine tour in Bratislava with a visit of the iconic Devín castle, proudly standing above the Danube and Morava rivers. Tour combines old as well as recent history with authentic wine tasting at a local producer (3 hours). Extend the tour by the hike to the sand rock (Wine and Hike, 5 hours) and abandoned military base (Wine and Hike More, 7 hours).

Why to visit Devín castle and its surroundings

Devín is a picturesque place located 10 kilometers west of Bratislava city centre. Devín castle ruin proudly standing above two rivers is the site being a witness of history since thousands years ago. Devín has a tradition of making (not only currant) wine, steppe-like ecosystems with natural sand rocks, abandoned military base hidden in the Carpathian forests – all this creates a must-do destination during your stay in Bratislava.

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. This is what Bratislava is all about. Truly enjoyable and overwhelming.

Bratislava Post Socialist CIty Tour
“Fabulous tour!” Chris, TripAdvisor review

This was without doubt the best guided experience I have had to date. Juro did an fantastic job – both knowledgeable, enthusiastic and able tailor the experience to us. I give my highest recommendations to Authentic Slovakia.

Bratislava Post Socialist City Tour
“Best guided experience to date” Rune, TripAdvisor review

It was a fascinating trip through this dystopian architects’ playground, and a really interesting look at how a small city like Bratislava has coped with the onslaught of communism and the effects of sudden urbanisation and centralized planning.

slovak stereotypes tour
“Absolutelly brilliant!” Marcus, TripAdvisor review

Details

Duration: 3 hours

Availability: all year round

Included:
Transport by car, English-speaking guide, wine tasting, entrance fee to the Devín Castle

Meeting point and time: according to agreement

Price per person

65€
(by 2 guests)
49€
(by 3 guests)
39€
(by 4-7 guests)

Tour program

|     Our English-speaking guide picks you up by car at your accommodation or in the city centre and drives to Devín (ca 20 minutes)

|     Visit of the iconic Devín castle upon the rock above the confluence of Danube and Morava rivers

|     Memorial of Iron Curtain victims: stories of the geopolitical isolation and escapes

|     Wine tasting in authentic local wine cellar

|     Arrival back to Bratislava city centre (after ca 3 hours)

Note: In case of really bad weather (rain, snow, etc.) the tour can be cancelled, or we would suggest our Post-Communist Bratislava Tour instead. From Bratislava to Devín, we take you by a regular modern car. On demand and upon availability, we can take a retro Škoda car instead.

Feel like hiking?

If a walk up to the Devín Castle is too easy for you, extend the standard 3-hour Devín Wine Tour with a hike. We offer two options. For a light 1,5-hour hike, come with us up to the sand rock Sandberg and along the Morava river to Devín (Devín Wine and Hike Tour, 5 hours in total). For a more demanding, 4-hour hike, explore with us also an abandoned Czechoslovak Cold War-era military base located upon Devínska Kobyla hill (Devín Wine and Hike More Tour, 7 hours).

Devín Wine and Hike Tour

Hike up to the sand rock Sandberg and along the Morava river to Devín (ca 1,5 hours). Visit the Devín Castle and walk along the Danube river to the wine cellar for wine tasting.

5 hours, from 49€ per person
Difficulty

Relatively easy. Ca 5 kms walking on unpaved paths. Please bring proper shoes and clothes. Bottled drink and a small refreshment are provided.

Price per person
75€
(by 2 guests)
59€
(by 3 guests)
49€
(by 4-7 guests)

Devín Wine and Hike More Tour

Hike from Devín to the sand rock Sandberg, up to the abandoned Cold War-era military base and back to Devín (ca 4 hours). Visit the Devín Castle and walk along the Danube river to the wine cellar for wine tasting.

7 hours, from 59€ per person
Difficulty

Medium. Ca 10 kms walking on unpaved paths with steeper parts. Please bring proper shoes and clothes. Bottled drink and a small refreshment are provided.

Price per person
90€
(by 2 guests)
69€
(by 3 guests)
59€
(by 4-7 guests)

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Not decided yet? Take a look also on our other tours in Bratislava

Post-Communist Bratislava Tour: tour in a classic Škoda car around communist-era highlights of Bratislava

Iron Curtain Bike Tour: cycling tour from Bratislava Old Town to WWII bunker and border zone with Austria

Working Class Food Tour: walking tour beyond the Old Town with tasting workers' cuisine in retro spots with locals

Authentic Wine Tour: wine tasting tour to Svätý Jur, picturesque town in Little Carpathian wine region

Village Pub Crawl: alternative tour to explore authentic local pubs in Záhorie region

Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour: visit medieval castle ruins settled above the Carpathian forests