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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.'

Ljubljana: Tour the Works of Plečnik with River Cruise

2. Ljubljana: Tour the Works of Plečnik with River Cruise

Gain insight into the work, and even the soul of Jože Plečnik. Explore the places and objects that formed an important part of the master architect's everyday life. See his playful streetlamps, his favorite coffeeshop, his office, his room, and more. Understand Plečnik's plans and visions, both on land and water with a river cruise on the Ljubljana river. Experience firsthand the land and water axis with masterpieces that are now part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Live and breathe the master with a lesson in Plečnik's office, sipping his favorite coffee in an intimate atrium, counting his original streetlamps, and trying a new virtual reality tour of his masterpieces. See some hidden and less known corners and have the door opened to exclusive locations normally closed to the public. Picnic in his garden. Get to know, piece by piece, one of Europe's greatest twentieth-century architects.

From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

3. From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

Depart Trieste and journey to the capital of Slovenia to take a guided tour of Ljubljana. Learn more about its cultural, economic and political history as you explore the ancient and modern architecture of the old town center. Discover monuments by the architect Jože Plečnik and hear how he played an important part in Ljubljana’s most famous bridges, town squares and parks. Admire attractions such as the Town Hall, stone lamps of the Triple Bridge and the Cobblers’ Bridge that connects 2 parts of the city's medieval heart. Marvel at Ljubljana Cathedral, the Baroque Robba Fountain and buildings of the central Prešeren Square.  Continue to the Alpine town of Bled and get back to nature on the lake that surrounds Bled Island. See the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and go for a walk around the lake. Gaze in awe at Bled Castle, built on a precipice above the lake, and enjoy a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake called kremšnita.

Ljubljana: Private 2-Hour City Walking Tour

4. Ljubljana: Private 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Ljubljana is often called a European jewel or described as a small blend of Prague and Amsterdam. It is a 'town with a soul', as visitors often comment. This vibrant old town is concentrated along the Ljubljanica River, and the castle on a hill still looks like it is protecting the romantic city below. On this private tour you will stroll along medieval streets, admire an interesting blend of different architectural styles, 'see' and 'be seen' on several famous promenades along the river, discover some of the Ljubljana’s hidden monuments, relax in the city’s greenery, and hear stories and fairytales that connect the present and the past. The tour is on foot because it is much easier to get around Ljubljana’s pedestrian Old Town. Despite the fact that it is a capital city, it is easily walkable. You will see all the major sights in Ljubljana including the main square with the Prešeren monument, Franciscan Church and Three Bridges, Congress Square (Park of the Star), the National University Library, Križanke Monastery, the New Square, the Cobbler's Bridge, the Old Square (the oldest street), the romantic river promenade, the Municipality Square, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the famous Open Air Market, Butcher's Bridge, and Dragon Bridge.

From Ljubljana: Maribor, Ptuj & Heart of the Vineyards

5. From Ljubljana: Maribor, Ptuj & Heart of the Vineyards

Discover Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town, surrounded by thermal springs, flourishing fields, and vineyards on the Drava Plain. Admire its lovely present appearance which originates from the Middle Ages with the beautiful medieval castle above. For centuries, the fort acted as a guardian for the town below, now it invites visitors with its picturesque appearance. Maribor is the 2nd biggest city in Slovenia and was also crowned the European Capital of Culture in 2012. Spontaneous and relaxed, the attractive city of Maribor has a lot to offer: from gothic and neo-romantic architecture to the romantic Lent Riverbank. The day wouldn’t be complete without visiting the heart of the vineyards - an amazing place to have a glass of wine which is inseparable with the history of the region.

From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj

6. From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj

Often described as an ‘image of paradise’, Bled has been attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty for centuries. The calm and inviting waters of its lake spurred the tradition of making the typical ‘pletna’ boats back in the 12th century. Optionally you can board one of these wooden beauties to reach the island, with its romantic church and mysterious wishing bell. Sightseeing in Bled continues with a visit to the impressive castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Guides will roll back time in its museum, and enjoy the unforgettable view of the surroundings. Surrounded by alluring summits, the Bohinj Valley charms visitors with its inspiring scenery, crystal lake waters and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. The picturesque lakeside boasts the frescoes of Church of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover the legend of Zlatorog (Goldhorn), enjoy a stunning view over Mount Triglav and try the hearty local cuisine. To experience a bit of trekking, you'll end the day with an enjoyable 20-minute hike to the beautiful Savica Waterfall, thundering from a high rocky cliff, and enjoy a rewarding view of the Lake.

Ljubljana: Green Adventure City Discovery Game

7. Ljubljana: Green Adventure City Discovery Game

Throughout this interactive city discovery experience across Ljubljana, you will solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Your challenge starts at Town Hall, on Mestni trg 1, and all the information you need for your adventure will be in your email which you will receive prior to beginning your experience. You will be required to solve 13 riddles, with each riddle taking you from one hidden location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts, whilst also learning the history of the city. You will discover spots in Ljubljana that most locals don’t even know, as you see popular sights from a different angle. The trail will take you around the charming city of Ljubljana whilst giving you an insight into some of its most stunning places. By solving the riddles, you will discover the vibrant and green capital of Slovenia whilst unlocking recommendations for delicious food and microbrewery beer. This game was created by an expat local who came to Ljubljana eight years ago. Highlights you will discover throughout this game include the pretty Ljubljana Castle, the impressive Dragon Bridge, Tivoli Park, and more. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids, and team-building events alike.

Llubljana: Self-Guided Walking Tour

8. Llubljana: Self-Guided Walking Tour

Download this self-guided tour and discover the vibrant city of Ljubljana at your own pace. Learn more about the fascinating history of the capital city of Slovenia and receive educational tidbits about its architecture and urban scene. On this audio tour you will learn about Slovenia's eminent architect, Jose Plecnik, as you explore his renowned creations like the National and University Library. The tour also includes other famous works of Plecnik, like the Butchers' Bridge and the infamous Dragon Bridge. See other highlights like the Krizanke Summer Theatre, Cobblers' Bridge, Town Square, Congress Square, Modern Gallery, Neboticnik, and Preseren Square. Explore the sacred atmosphere and learn about the mature Baroque style of St Nicholas' Cathedral, one of the most well-preserved churches in Slovenia. Spend some time at the National Museum with its extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, antique coins, and banknotes. Check out Ljubljana Castle and enjoy a panoramic view of the city, then visit the Central Market and don't miss the fascinating artistic community that is Metelkova City.

Slovenia Day Trip From Vienna Including Ljubljana and Bled

9. Slovenia Day Trip From Vienna Including Ljubljana and Bled

Your trip will start with an early pick-up from your hotel in Vienna. Admire the beautiful landscape as you cross the border into Slovenia. Your first stop will be Baden to take time for breakfast and coffee. Upon arrival in Ljubljana your local guide will await you to start the walking tour. Hear the many legends of Ljubljana, including the legend of the Ljubljana dragon. Ljubljana is a modern and lively city, full of surprises. Take a walk down Preseren Square, visit Franciskanska cerkve, the central pharmacy, Hauptmann house, the Triple Bridge and much more. To complete your visit to Slovenia you will visit Bled, Slovenia's only island. Bled is a glacier lake surrounded by high and mighty mountain peaks, in the middle of which lies a small island with a church that is protected by a thousand year old castle.  Bled, the pearl of the Slovenian Alps will make you fall in love with its romantic and peaceful atmosphere. After the tour you will be returned to your hotel in Vienna.

Ljubljana: Private Walking Tour of Old Town

10. Ljubljana: Private Walking Tour of Old Town

Get an insider’s view of Ljubljana's Old Town, where you will learn the history of the city and see some of its most important sights. Marvel at the city's architecture as you walk to Prešeren Square and Triple Bridge before heading toward Plečnik's Market and Ljubljana Cathedral. Continue on to the Town Hall and Robba Fountain before crossing Cobblers' Bridge and admire the views at the National and University Library of Slovenia. You'll reach the Križanke Summer Theatre before enjoying the views of the tour at Congress Square.

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What people are saying about Ljubljana

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Beautiful experience in a fairytale place! Our guide Dejan was very professional and helpful, making us discover the wonders of Lake Bled and the treasures of Ljubljana. He also advised us where to eat a great Kremšnita and a great Goulasch. Finally, we also found time to take a stroll in the town of Radovljica, which we loved very much. In short, Slovenia has just exceeded our expectations! Super recommended!

The northeast of Slovenia is not often visited by tourists, but has a rich history and atmosphere that is worth a visit. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Ptuj Castle and learning about Slovenia's oldest town. The highlight of the tour was the Heart of the Vineyards, on the border with Austria. Delicious wine with a bottle to take home. Our host was personable, informative, and made the day very enjoyable.

Alan was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed learning the history and chatting to him and he even took us to a chocolate shop to try Slovenian chocolate!

Very interesting and informative tour. A beautiful city whose history and culture was very well explained to us by our guide, Janez.

Such an incredible experience. Marko was knowledgeable, friendly, and funny and added so much value to the trip. Thank you Marko!