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SLOVAKIA RIVER CRUISES

    Where we sail in Slovakia

    Mountain landscapes, trendy cities and vast national parks are the highlights of river cruises to Slovakia. The Danube river makes a cameo in the country’s south-eastern area, before flowing into neighbouring Hungary. Its Slovakian journey takes it through the capital, Bratislava. This place has cemented a spot among Europe’s roster of most on-trend cities, with weekender breaks becoming more and more popular.

    Bratislava in the spotlight

    But river cruises let you see Slovakia’s capital from a different angle. The lively centre’s split in half by the Danube, so you’ll see all of the waterfront highlights as you sail in to port. Eye terracotta-topped townhouses in the old quarter, or pace the easy-to-follow Coronation Route, which weaves between the sightseeing best bits. Venture underground, into the catacombs below St Martin’s Cathedral, or go up high to Bratislava Castle, which offers the best panoramas of the city skyline. Further afield, the hiking trails of the rural Male Karpaty mountain range are within daytripping distance of the city.

    OUR RECOMMENDED SLOVAKIA SHORE EXCURSIONS

    Bratislava river cruises land you right in the city centre, so it’s really easy to fill your day with its sightseeing locations. Getting around on foot is one of the best ways to do it, and following a guide means you won’t miss out on signature spots, like multi-coloured churches, fortresses and the iconic UFO bridge, which looks a lot like an extra-terrestrial visitor. Train tours are on the cards, too, and save on the step count if you’re after something less taxing. For something with a more traditional undertone, visits to real-life Slovakian homes offer a window into day-to-day life.

    TUI River Cruise Packages

    Our River Cruise packages take care of all aspects of your getaway without the hassle...

    Flights

    Both flights are included in the package.

    Transfers

    All tranfers between the ship and airport are covered.

    Dining

    A Full Board Plus package is included, covering 3 meals and drinks at mealtimes.

    Credit

    £120 worth of excursion credit per person, per week are included, as standard.

    EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE DEALS

    Booking your river cruise with TUI has never been easier, thanks to our European river cruise deals. Grab one of our offers, and you can discover everywhere from Amsterdam to Budapest for less. The best bit? Your flights, transfers, three meals with drinks per day, your tips, and your luggage allowance are all part of the package. You can secure your sailing with a low deposit from £125pp, too, and take advantage of our handy Direct Debit scheme. And don’t forget, you’ll get £120pp excursions credit, per week, to spend on extra onshore activities, like wine tastings and sightseeing with a local expert – perfect for getting to the heart of every destination you visit. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our European river cruises sailing along the Rhine, the Main, the Moselle, the Danube, and the Dutch and Belgian waterways.