Sunday, September 1, 2013

Reach Bratislava in Just 75 Minutes on the Twin City Liner

river Danube cruise
River Danube cruise

Taking the Twin City Liner along the Danube between Bratislava and Vienna is a perfectly gorgeous and super fun way to travel between the two cities; especially during the summer. As you float down the river you will have the chance to watch locals bring the riverside to life, check out historical ruins, and even watch the busy water way commerce happening right before your eyes. Barges will be passing left right and centre, so make sure you give them a friendly wave.

Once the boat has left its moorings the deck is open for you to wander on. Let the world pass you by as you cruise down the Danube, and be sure to enjoy the on-board café, grab a beer, or glass of wine to accompany this perfect experience. 

twin city liner
Inside the Twin City Liner

The mooring in Vienna is only a hop, skip, and a jump from Schwedenplatz U-Bahn station so it’s easy to find, and speedy to board, while the stop-off in Bratislava is just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the capital. The Slovakian capital is a city rich in history; wander the beautiful and charming old town or look down over it all from Bratislava Castle. If you’ve had enough history, it’s a great town for shopping, too.

The trip costs a bit more than the train, but it’s a very different experience, preferred by many. The journey takes little over an hour as the boat can be pretty speedy along its course down the river, but you can travel in complete comfort, and take in all the views from the seating in the liner’s rooftop. Discounted tickets are easy to pick up online and you can collect them at the dockside. This trip is great for families, couples, or even commuters who are tired of relying on the train!