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Post-Communist Bratislava Tour

Tour in Bratislava in a modern or a legendary Czechoslovak Škoda car

Post-Communist Bratislava Tour: the City Behind the Scenes

Experience this unique tour in Bratislava in a modern or a legendary Czechoslovak Škoda car (or 8-seater van by 4-8 guests) through the most intriguing spots of the communist era with our local guide. We are ready to uncover the identity of Bratislava without censorship for you.

Tour in Bratislava Off-the-Beaten-Track

Explore a vast concrete socialist housing estate district Petržalka, the Soviet monument Slavín, post-industrial developments, the Iron Curtain border zone and loads of communist-era architecture. This off-the-beaten-track tour brings alive the story of Bratislava in the turbulent 20th century.

Time and duration

Starting time: at 10am / 2pm or according to agreement
Duration: 2- 2,5 hours

Meeting point

Námestie SNP (Square) / your accommodation / train station / bus station


Car (1-3 guests) or van (4-8 guests) transportation, English-speaking guide, soft drink


“A guided tour by Authentic Slovakia in a clapped-out Cold War Skoda – “the crappiest vehicle in Slovakia” – is one idiosyncratic way to see some of Bratislava’s twentieth-century landmarks.”

Tour Highlights

20th century history of (Czecho)Slovakia

Uncover Slovak identity and the turbulent 20th century of (Czecho)Slovakia

Architecture and daily life of communist era

Soviet-era architecture, 1980’s market hall, the first prefab in Slovakia and the largest socialist housing project Petržalka 

The best of quirky Bratislava

Soviet memorial Slavín, villas of former communist leaders, WWII bunker(s), Iron Curtain zone (locations may differ according to actual conditions)

Off the beaten path experience with a local guide

Go beyond the tourist zone of Bratislava with our local guide. You have time to explore and ask questions.

1970-1990's ŠKODA CAR

Skoda 110 and Skoda Favorit in Bratislava

1 guest / 140€

2 guests / 150€

3 guests / 165€

from 55€

per person



1 guest / 120€

2 guests / 130€

3 guests / 147€

from 49€

per person



4 guests / 200€

5 guests / 220€

6 guests / 240€

7 guests / 260€

8 guests / 280€

from 35€

per person


Need more? Prolong the Post-Communist Bratislava Tour according to your preferences by one or more of the extensions. Explore abandoned sites, taste local food in hidden corners or visit the iconic Devín castle. Local insights and authentic stories guaranteed! Prices by min 2 participants.

Urban Explorer

+2 hours / + 25€ per person

Visit a former factory site, a forgotten freight harbour and other dystopian objects. Decaying urban sites for those who wish to uncover the dark side of Bratislava.

Devín Castle

+2 hours / + 30€ per person

Drive with us to the iconic medieval Devín Castle ruin, proudly standing above the Danube and Morava rivers, the site being a witness of history since thousands years ago.

Local Taster

+2 hours / + 30€ per person

Taste authentic snacks and drinks in retro spots beyond the Bratislava Old Town tourist zone and experience local life. Visit of a communist-era market hall and a traditional pub included.

Request the Post-Communist Bratislava Tour

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Bratislava Identity Bike Tour

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Devín Castle Tour

The most scenic castle ruin in Bratislava and Iron Curtain border zone.

Working Class Food Tour

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Carpathian Wine Tour

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Castle Ruins Tour

Walk through forests up to medieval castle ruins of Little Carpathians.

Village Pub Tour

Four villages, four local pubs, at least four drinks. You drink, we drive! 

Legends and Countryside Tour

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