Set on the Danube River on the border with Austria and Hungary lies Bratislava, the beautiful capital city of Slovakia. Surrounding by the Little Carpathian mountain range and vineyards, it’s known for its natural beauty and charming medieval architecture. The city has a little bit of everything and is also home to some great modern dining and nightlife options. If you are looking to get an authentic taste of Europe and get off the beaten tourist path, then this is the perfect place for you.
Discover Bratislava Old Town. One of Bratislava most charming features is the pedestrian-only old town that dates back to the 18th century. Forget the traffic and smog of other cities and enjoy the lively bars and cafes that dot the streets here. From here, it’s just a short walk up to the Bratislava Castle which has an incredible view of the old town and Danube making it one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. From here you can enjoy the nightlife and restaurants located by the river and watch as ships cross under the bridge and down along the coast.
Connect to the Roots of Europe. The Danube is one of the largest rivers in Europe and is special because of how navigable it is. With your own charter, you’ll be able to explore the amazing cities, towns and villages that dot the famous river. You’ll be able to explore different countries and cultures from Austria and Slovenia to Germany and Hungary. There’s no better way to get a taste of Europe than by exploring it from the same rivers the Romans did.
Head into the Little Carpathians. Bratislava features an overall temperate climate, but from April to October, it is truly a spectacular time to explore the nearby Little Carpathians. Although these mountains may not scale to the same heights as the Alps, these charming hills are full of surprises. Most beloved by travelers are the vineyards like Vinoteka and Grand Cru Wine Gallery where you can get a delicious sample of the local varietals. Bratislava is a charming European river city and with your own boat charter, you’ll be able to get a real taste of European culture.