We are traveling from Budapest to Vienna by train in May. It appears that a stop in Bratislava would be easy as there are many trains from there to Vienna. Can anyone recommend a private guide for a city tour?
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We took the train from Budapest to Bratislava. We spent 2 nights and then took a bus the one hour (39 mile) ride into the new Vienna train station.
We stayed in the center city of Bratislava, and it's a rather compact river city. I really didn't see any need for a city tour.
In the weekend we spent there, we didn't hear a single word of German--strange. We found the city to be very clean, very high in personal income and very high tech.
We were in Bratislava in October, as one of the ports on a Danube River Cruise. Our local guide for Bratislava was fabulous! I knew her first name was Nora and I just did a search to try to find her for you. Success! Her full name is Nora Grancay. She works for Martin Sloboda Expert Private Tours. If you search for that company on Trip Advisor, then type the name "Nora" into the search bar for the reviews, you'll read many wonderful reviews by people who've taken her tours. She was warm and engaging, extremely knowledgeable, had a wonderful sense of humor, and shared some deeply moving stories from her family's own history of life under Communist rule. The two hours we were with her went by way too fast. I highly recommend her!
Thanks so much. I have sent an inquiry to Martin Sloboda tours.
We were in Bratislava last July and did the Post-Communist Bratislava Tour and it was the highlight of the area. He spent over six hours with us and it was so insightful. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.