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Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

1. Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

You cannot go wrong if you choose this guided walk around the historical city center combined with a visit to Ljubljana Castle. It includes all of Ljubljana's major sights and offers an insight into numerous interesting stories about life in Ljubljana from the past and present. The tour begins in front of the Town Hall, a building with a rich history now used as the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. From the Town Hall and the Robba Fountain in front of it you will go on a walk around the historical city center during which you will learn about the history of all the city's major sights. The walk will take you across the Cobblers' Bridge and past the National and University Library and the Križanke Summer Theater to the Kongresni trg Square from where you will continue to Prešernov trg Square dominated by the Franciscan Church and connected to the Triple Bridge. Then, head further on to Plečnik's Market and the cathedral. Just a short walk from there is the bottom station of Ljubljana's funicular railway, which wil whisk you up 70 vertical meters in just a minute and bring you to Ljubljana Castle, the city's most prominent sight. The castle's outlook tower offers the most beautiful views of the city, while its interior houses several museum displays and other exhibitions including, among others, 'Slovenian History,' 'The Prison' and 'Virtual Castle.'

Graz: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

2. Graz: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Graz. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Graz.

Graz Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

3. Graz Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Graz at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Rathaus, Kunsthaus, Glockenspielplatz and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Lichtschwert" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Kunsthaus. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Graz Crime Experience: self-guided crime tour

4. Graz Crime Experience: self-guided crime tour

If you are looking for the perfect mix between an outdoor escape game and a scavenger hunt, Crime-Trails are for you! Take over the investigation to find the culprit in a fictitious crime case. You will solve treacherous murders, crafty robberies, or shrewd kidnappings – the options are endless. Equipped with your smartphones, a case file, and a code for the arrest warrant, you and your family, friends or partner in crime begin the investigation at the scene of crime. It is up to you to decide which clues to follow first. Crime-Trails are designed for young as well as experienced hobby detectives from 12 years and up. 1. Purchasing a Crime-Trail After the purchase has been completed, you will receive a voucher code that gives you access to the case file along with a code to generate your arrest warrant at the end of the game. Once you have downloaded the case file, you can start the game whenever you like. There is no further preregistration needed. The case file includes an introductions as well as instructions to your mission. Note: Print the case file for a better overview during the game! 2. Locating the Scene of Crime To begin your investigation, find the location marked “scene of crime” in your case file. Once you arrive at the scene, familiarize yourselves with the case, scan the QR code on the crime file to get started and solve the first question. During the game you will communicate with the Crime-Trails headquarters to send out your answers to receive more and more clues as you move through the case. Note: All Crime-Trails can be played whenever you want to start your investigation! It does not matter when you purchase your crime file, it does not expire. 3. Starting the Investigation After you have solved the first question and established communication with the headquarters, you can visit the locations marked on the map in any order. Throughout the Crime-Trail you will stay in touch with the headquarters in order to receive further clues that help you solve the case. We do advice that you visit all locations, so you do not miss any important information. There will be no guide or organizer on site. In case you have any problems or questions, you can request a hint from the headquarters. Since the Crime-Trails are played outdoors and in individual groups, they are compatible with any Covid-19 restrictions. 4. Catching the Culprit Once you have solved all riddles and identified the culprit, you will be able to arrest this person and see weather you solved the case correctly or missed out any details.

Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Get to know Graz inside out with a Licensed Local Guide. Explore the historic center, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and discover its most important monuments. Immerse yourself in local history and legends! Choose the 2-hour option to discover the best selected highlights of Graz. On this walking tour you will explore the beautiful churches, palaces and monuments of the Old Town, such as the Church of Trinity and Palais Khuenburg. Feel the lively atmosphere of the old Market Square and admire Rathaus while learning about the political, social and economic life of Graz. You will see the famous Oper Graz, which is the second largest opera house in Austria, the 17th century Mausoleum of Kaiser Ferdinands II, and the 15th century Cathedral. The guide will help you find a secret double staircase in the Burg, which you can climb up to enjoy an optical illusion and views. The tour will end at the elegant Sporgasse street Choose the 3-hour option to enter the Graz Cathedral, the crown jewel of churches in Graz. This is your chance to discover the cathedral's amazing royal-imperial architecture, inconspicuous from the outside but with many treasures hidden inside. Admire its rare Gothic fresco paintings and other artworks. On this extended tour you will also head uphill to the iconic Clock Tower, one of the most important symbols of Graz. For an additional fee, your Licensed Guide can take you to the top of the tower for unparalleled views of the city. 4-hours version will give you an unique opportunity of exploring the fascinating collections of the Landeszeughaus. Avoid long queues easily with skip-the-line ticket. Discover the exhibitions on four floors and approximately 2,000 square meters of space to see 32,000 exhibits dating back from the 15th to 18th centuries. It's a really fascinating experience, not only for history lovers! Join 6-hours version to visit the Schlossberg branch of the Graz Museum and learn the history of the Graz even more thoroughly. This fascinating place has a very wide and varied collection of exhibits, so discover the fascinating secrets of the city! Walk around the Schlossberg and have an additional visit at the Burggarten as well. Wander through the idyllic parks and explore the garden’s main highlight - the beautiful Orangery.

Graz Private Walking Tour

6. Graz Private Walking Tour

Welcome to charming Graz, an exciting place with many nicknames like “UNESCO City of Design”, “City of Human Rights” or the “Culinary Capital City of Austria”. You will discover the harmonious contrast of old and new, its history and importance as an imperial residence of the Habsburg dynasty, and all of its legends. Begin your adventure into history, architecture and modern art, starting from a view of the Schlossberg hill above the city, a testimony of the Middle Ages, when Graz was home to Slavic merchants and traders. Today the Town Hall dominates the market square. Other notable buildings include the 17th-century Luegg House and its impressive stucco façade, the five-story White House with a sandstone relief of the Virgin Mary, the 16th-century Eagle Pharmacy, the 14th century Palais Sturgkh, and the fountain and statue of Archduke Johann dating from 1878. Admire the Landhaushof and its remarkable Renaissance courtyard, the first one in the city. You will be back into the 21st century at the Kunsthaus, Graz's newest exhibition place, and its blob-like ultramodern architecture. Stroll along the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999, one of the best-preserved districts in all of central Europe. The romantic alleys and unique architectural legacy of the imperial days leave an impression of Graz, which name actually means “small city” in old Slavic language.

Highlights of Graz: Guided Walk

7. Highlights of Graz: Guided Walk

In this guided walk you will get to know the city of Graz, capital of the Austrian province of Styria. The tour is going to be adapted on your needs and wishes. Your guide will ask you, if there is something you are particularly interested in, and is going to design a route based on your needs and interests. Moreove you will receive very many useful informations and hints on activities for your stay. If you are new to Graz, a classical Graz guided walk is recommended. It covers: - Main square - Landhaushof, a beautiful 16th-century courtyard with the world's biggest historical arsenal (from outside) - Picturesque medieval alleys and squares - Romantic courtyards - Cathedral of Graz (inside, when open) - Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II (inside, when open) - Grazer Hofburg, former residence of a Habsburg Emperor, with the famous Double Spiral Staircase - Kunsthaus, a funky contemporary art hall in the shape of a bubble - Murinsel, an artificial island made of steel in the Mur river

Ljubljana: Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. Ljubljana: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Ljubljana Self-Guided Audio Tour, an immersive journey through the charming capital city of Slovenia. Nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Ljubljana is a city brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty. With this audio tour as your companion, you will embark on a captivating exploration of Ljubljana's most iconic landmarks, hidden gems, and vibrant neighborhoods at your own pace. As you wander through the cobblestone streets and along the picturesque riverbanks of Ljubljanica, our expertly crafted audio guide will unveil the city's rich tapestry of stories and secrets. From the medieval majesty of Ljubljana Castle to the bustling markets of the Old Town, each stop on this tour offers a window into Ljubljana's past and present. Immerse yourself in the architectural splendor of Preseren Square, where the iconic Triple Bridge spans the river, connecting the old and new parts of the city. Discover the legacy of Slovenia's greatest architect, Joze Plecnik, as you marvel at his masterpieces scattered throughout Ljubljana, from the elegant National Library to the tranquil Tivoli Park. But our tour doesn't just focus on the landmarks; it also invites you to experience the local life and culture of Ljubljana. Listen to the lively hum of the Central Market, where vendors offer an array of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and traditional Slovenian delicacies. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming neighborhoods of Trnovo and Metelkova, where street art, eclectic cafes, and vibrant nightlife converge. Learn more about the top 9 tourist attractions in Ljubljana. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Ljubljana Railway Station 2. Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most) 3. Ljubljana Old Town 4. Franciscan Church 5. Prešeren Square 6. Triple Bridge (Tromostovje) 7. Ljubljana Cathedral (Cathedral of St. Nicholas or Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja) 8. Ljubljana Castle 9. Tivoli Park Whether you're a history buff, a food enthusiast, or simply a curious traveler, the Ljubljana Self-Guided Audio Tour offers something for everyone. So grab your headphones, and let the enchanting melodies of Ljubljana's past and present accompany you on this unforgettable journey.

2.5-hour puzzle tour through Graz city center

9. 2.5-hour puzzle tour through Graz city center

Don't feel like classic sightseeing? Detective Badger takes you on his puzzle tour to the most beautiful corners of Graz, tells you a lot of interesting things about the city and has some exciting puzzles in store for you. And at the end there is even a small reward waiting for the young and old participants. The Detective Trail is the perfect family adventure with children aged 6 to 14. But younger children and smaller siblings can also actively help with this treasure hunt with the support of their parents. On the detective trail you travel at your own pace. You decide for yourself when you start the tour and when you want to take a break. The detective trail is available to you as a digital version on your cell phone or as a printable PDF that you can easily print out at home beforehand. On the detective trail you puzzle together as a family. Younger children in particular need adult support to solve the puzzles.

Potschnosstour 14 km St. Michael- Leoben with a Canoe or SUP

10. Potschnosstour 14 km St. Michael- Leoben with a Canoe or SUP

Your Tour will be guided from an experienced guide, including Transport and Materialrent. The entry point is the Murinsel in St. Michael, 14 km upstream of Leoben. A lively spot awaits us right at the beginning. Paddling together brings people together and strengthens group cohesion. Of course, we also take a break and enjoy the Gösser specialties, drinks and beer pretzels before we paddle back to the boathouse. The very brave can also dare to jump into the Mur from a dizzying height at the station bridge.

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4.9
(10 reviews)

Highly recommended tour! The guide was very friendly and didactic to explain the history of the city. With this tour you can see the main attractions of Ljubljana. Perfect for short stays

Tiasha was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were lucky to have a very small group. The tour takes in all of the main sites and helped us to navigate Ljubljana. Would highly recommend.

Tour Guide Bronkho (forgot how his name is spelled) was super friendly, funny & knowledgeable! His warm personality makes the tour a very smooth & wonderful one! Kudos to him!

Anna was great. The walk kept to a good pace with lots of little stops on the way. I highly recommend.

The guide was very informative and was happy to share his local knowledge. Great tour.