Bratislava Castle

Day 1. Bratislava City Break

It was a 3.00 a.m. start for our drive to London Stansted for our early morning Ryanair flight to Bratislava.  On arrival at the airport it was pleasing to note that bag drop was running efficiently and queues through security were much shorter than we'd recently experienced.  The bonus being that we had ample time …

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Day 1.  Bratislava city break

On noticing that Ryanair had introduced weekly flights to Bratislava from Leeds Bradford Airport we were tempted into a weekend break in the Slovakian capital.  Dragging ourselves out of bed at 3.15 am to reach the airport in time for our early 6.45 am departure wasn't great but the upside was that we would be …

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Day 2.  A Day in Vienna

Waking at 7.00 a.m. to the sounds of our alarm, we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in the Holiday Inn's light and airy restaurant before setting out.  Our plan, to spend a full day sightseeing in Vienna.  I've not been to Vienna before, in fact I've only ever visited Austria once and that was many years …

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Day 3.  The Bratislava Marathon and a visit to Trnava

Whilst waiting at the tram stop on our way back to the hotel the previous evening I noticed a sign indicating weekend transport service disruption because of the Bratislava Marathon so back in the hotel we researched its route to find a good spot to watch it from. As luck would have it,  the race …

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Day 4.  Sightseeing in Bratislava 

The final day of our city break in Bratislava, and one on which we planned to slow the pace somewhat.  Allowing ourselves a much deserved lie in, we enjoyed a leisurely, late breakfast before checking out of our hotel at 11.00 a.m.  This huge, out of town hotel catering mostly for business travellers and conference …

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