BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA — Tuesday, December 1

Set along the Danube and Morava rivers, Bratislava offers layers of Renissance, Baroque, and Brutalist architecture along with a compelling medieval old city. The city has been a regional hub of commerce for a thousand years, and as you explore on foot you get a sense of the fluid mix of the city’s cultural elements — German, Austrian, Jewish, Hungarian, and Slovak. If you like very active walks, you can hike up to Bratislava Castle and build your apetite for local dumplings, goulash, and beer. Modern Bratislava has a fortunate blend of multinational businesses, educational and research organizations, and national governmental institutions contributing to its prosperity.

Included Excursions

Coronation city walking tour with Christmas market visit OR Tastes of Slovakia OR Bratislava Castle hike

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