Choir Tours to Bratislava
The historical influences of this city are epitomised by the flying-saucer-like restaurant atop the Nový Most and the Bratislavský hrad, the castle originally built in the fifteenth century. The city itself is compact and easily explored, and venturing into the countryside around Bratislava is highly recommended. One of our choirs called Bratislava ‘a little gem’; “beautiful, small enough not to be overwhelming and an excellent example of a different culture”– and we couldn’t agree more.
Where to Sing
Our favourite venue:
This large church stands in the centre of the city on the Franciscan Square, The stunning interior includes a beautiful rococo pulpit by Ľudovít Gode, a pupil of sculptor Georg Rafael Donner, and altar paintings by Franz Xaver Palko. Couple the beautiful interior with the great acoustics and you have the perfect venue for a sacred choral performance.
Church of the Holy Family, Petrzalka
A warm welcome from an appreciative audience greets choirs at this church, situated among a district of former communist buildings. This remarkable venue has been much enjoyed by our previous groups.
Church of the Transformation, Pezinok
As well as forming part of an enjoyable day out, Pezinok offers an excellent venue with helpful staff and appreciative audiences.
Franciscan Church, Bratislava
Often considered a highlight of a Slovak tour, this impressive central venue is reputedly Bratislava’s oldest church dating back to 1297.
In addition to concerts inside the city, concerts are possible in the attractive Piarist Church in the town of Nitra and the Eunica former Protestant Church in Modra.
What to Do
Dine on the Danube
Often a popular way to celebrate the last night of a successful concert tour, a dinner cruise on the Danube is a fine way to see the city lit up at night. You can choose from a selection of traditional Slovak dishes and there’s always a bar on hand to help wash everything down.
Potter about in Modra
Distinctive Majolica style ceramics have been produced in Modra since the nineteenth century and it remains a centre of production today. The quality of the product is excellent and it offers tremendous value for money. While you’re in town, try the local wine. Better still, if you’re there in September, you might enjoy burciak, a fermented grape juice which might be an acquired taste, as it packs quite a punch!
Trying traditional Slovak cuisine is a treat. Start with strong garlic soup (perhaps not just before a concert!) and follow it with bryndzové halušky, considered the national dish – potato dumplings in a strong sheep’s cheese sauce. For perhaps an even more authentic experience, you can dine in the restaurant overlooking the whole city from the top of the suspension bridge.
Where to Stay
The City Hotel Bratislava
Well run and comfortable, this suburban hotel offers good value for money. All rooms have private facilities, TV, radio and telephone. There are two restaurants and a bar, as well as a conference hall that is available for rehearsals.
Prices from £565*
Price Based On...
- 5 day 4 night tour
- Bed and Breakfast Accommodation at the City Hotel
- Travel by air
- Travel insurance
- 2-3 concerts
- Concert publicity
- Full itinerary planning service
- 45 paying passengers travelling in July 2014
We will work with you to create a completely tailor made itinerary. Departure dates, travel, duration, excursions and concerts will be planned to meet the individual requirements of your group.
*Priced at January 2013 and dependant on exchange rates at time of booking.