Post-Communist Bratislava Tour by Bus

Bratislava Tour by Bus is a group tour in a legendary Czechoslovak bus Škoda or Karosa through the locations of the communist past as well as recent transformations in Bratislava.

Visit a vast concrete housing estate area, the Soviet monument Slavín, WWII bunker and loads of communist architecture. Tour brings alive the story of Bratislava in the 20th century - political changes, town’s location on the border, contrasts between rich and poor, development of the society, architecture.

Please note that in some cases (winter conditions, bus repairs etc.) we can not guarantee the retro bus, but go with ordinary bus. Contact us for more details. Bratislava Tour by Bus tour is suitable for more than 15 guests. If you are a group of 15 people or less, please consider our tour by retro cars / 8-seaters.

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.

“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.

“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.

“Absolutelly brilliant!” Marcus, TripAdvisor review
Sites covered during our Post-Communist Bratislava Tour by Bus:

|     the largest socialist housing project in Europe, Petržalka

|     abandoned and destroyed industrial objects (textile factory, brewery) as symbols of post-industrial transformations, new capitalist developments

|     communist-era architecture (socialist realism, functionalism, brutalism, modernism)

|     political and war objects: Soviet memorial Slavín, 1980’s parliament, villas of diplomats and politicians, WWII bunker

|     drive under the controversial ufo-like SNP bridge, causing destruction of the Jewish district


Freedom Square - Slovak Radio - New Market Hall - House of Labour Unions - post-industrial developments - WWII bunker - Petržalka - Slavín memorial - Bratislava Castle/Parliament


Post-Communist Bratislava Tour by cars / 8-seaters

If you are a smaller group up to 15-18 people, consider coming with us by our authentic retro Škoda cars / vehicles. We will try to find the best feasible solution for your needs! Click here for more details

Post-Communist Bratislava Tour by Bus
for sightseeing

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point: your hotel

Language: English or German

Included: Transport, guide, refreshments

Price: from 15€ per person (ask for details)

Post-Communist Bratislava Tour by Bus
for teambuildings

Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours

Meeting point: your hotel

Language: English, German or Slovak

Activities: bunker exploration, Pioneer vow or more

Price: from 15€ per person (ask for details)


Škoda RTO (1960's): 22 seats (photos)

Karosa ŠM 11 (1970's): 24 seats (photos)

Karosa 735 (1980's): 44 seats (photos)

Karosa Kabrio (1990's): 41 seats (photos)

Karosa ŠM 11 (1970's): 40 seats (photos)

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