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Authentic Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia
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About Authentic Slovakia
Unique private and small-group guided tours in Bratislava and surroundings with enthusiastic local guides. Join us for a ride in legendary communist-era Škoda vehicles to explore off-the-beaten-track locations of Bratislava during our Post-Communist Bratislava Tour. Take a ride on a bicycle to visit Cold War era Iron Curtain border zone with Austria during our Iron Curtain Bike Tour. Prefer to hike? Walk with us to explore 1980's abandoned military Czechoslovak headquarters with a visit of an iconic Devín castle and local currant wine tasting. Or, explore medieval castle ruins of Little Carpathian mountains during our Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour. Wish to taste more? We offer also Authentic Wine Tour visiting local wine producer in a picturesque town near Bratislava. To mingle with locals, our Village Pub Crawl is the best option. To taste authentic food, go for the Working Class Food Tour. Authentic Slovakia, tours without censorship beyond the ordinary.
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Bratislava Post-Communism Tour

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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$76.26

Bratislava Identity Bike Tour

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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$76.71
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Amanda C wrote a review 4 Oct
Oxford, United Kingdom2 contributions
Michal, a guide with Authentic Slovakia, took us on an excellent tour around Bratislava - he was very knowledgeable and made the history of his country both fascinating and entertaining. I would highly recommend him. Also, in the run-up to our trip, Authentic Slovakia was very responsive in getting back to us quickly and coming up with recommendations beyond the tour eg for restaurants, etc.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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ententini wrote a review Sep 2021
Zagreb, Croatia7 contributions4 helpful votes
Although we come from a post-communist country, we found this tour to be quite insightful. Our guide was very enthusiastic and very well informed. We drove in 1971 Skoda which was a fun and unique experience. This tour is a definite recommendation when visiting Bratislava.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Eric H wrote a review Aug 2021
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Branko the guide is awesome. He knows all the ins and outs of the city. Branko was able to show us things that we would not have seen without him. His knowledge of history and Bratislava is unsurpassed. I have to make my remarks as a teacher of Russian, German an Hungarian languages with over thirty years of both classroom experience and leading groups to Germany and Russia. I took this tour two days ago with Branko. He is an excellent guide with a perfect command of the English language. Branko knows every nook and cranny of the communist Bratislava. He sees things that the average Slovak wouldn't notice, such as the figures on the buildings. He went the "extra mile, or two kilo meters for us. The tour was to last two hours, but he gave us close to four hours and the time flew. In addition, for the price, only 35 Euros, we got not only a tour, but an excellent history lesson in modern Slovak history. I not only merely recommend this tour highly, I'd do it again . I would use Authentic Slovakia again. Great work!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Natalie L wrote a review Jul 2021
Caribbean27 contributions41 helpful votes
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We had such a great experience on Authentic Slovakia’s Post-Communism tour with Brano. He took us in one of his vintage Skodas and took us to all the Communist sites giving us a lot of history and context. We toured the communist prefab buildings, fountains, monuments, architecture, and the Beverly Hills Bratislava. Brano was a very kind and informative guide. He also gave us Slovakian beverages and snacks and had a surprise for us in the end. He was also a great source for things to do outside Bratislava. We highly recommend this tour!
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Responded 26 Jul 2021
Thank you, Natalie. Happy travels! Brano
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IvorF wrote a review Jul 2021
Klagenfurt, Austria2 contributions
My girlfriend and I booked a 2-hour tour to get a feel of the city. It ended up being an amazing trip through various points of time and interest of socialist and post-socialist Slovakia. Our guide (Peter) picked us up in an old-school yet well kept Skoda Favorit built in 1993 and off we went. He first put modern slovakian history in context by explaining how slovakia and the slovakian will for self-determination came into being, primarily from the early 20th century till now. We stopped by and walked around a few notable places and drove past others, alao had some funky pictures taken. Most importantly for us, had we not taken the tour we wouldn't have known how significant some of the locations were, that is, some of the background information and fun facts about the already popular and well-known locations. All in all it was a super pleasant trip with a very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Would definitely book another tour with the company. Thanks for the great experience!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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