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Congress Square (Kongresni Trg) Tours

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Congress Square (Kongresni Trg)
Ljubljana’s Congress Square (Kongresni Trg) is an historical Baroque piazza uniting some of the city's most beautiful buildings and popular attractions—yet it's best known as a place to relax. Built in 1821 just a street over from the main area of old town, the peaceful square and verdant Star Park (Park Zvezda) that sits in its middle offer locals and visitors a quiet place to eat, read, and soak in views of the city's iconic hilltop castle.

The University of Ljubljana and Slovenian Philharmonic line the southern flank of the square, while the Baroque-designed Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity and popular Kazina are found on the square's north end. Also nearby are excavations of the Roman settlement of Emona.

Though most popular in summer when an open-air cinema plays free movies in the park in August, the square's surrounding Biedermeier-style architecture, convenient cafes, and beautiful scenery make it a major stop on most walking and cycling tours of Ljubljana.

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Congress Square, or Kongresni trg, is located in old town Ljubljana. There is no admission fee and it is best accessed on foot, but most bus lines stop in close proximity to the park.

Did You Know? Congress Square plays an important role in the national psyche as it was here that Slovenia’s independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire was celebrated in 1918, and here where the Slovenes gathered to demonstrate for freedom from Yugoslavia in 1991.
Address: Kongresni trg, Ljubljana, Central Slovenia, Slovenia
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Ljubljana City Tour Including Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana City Tour Including Ljubljana Castle

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Taking a guided walking tour of Ljubljana is an excellent way to get to know the city especially if you’re short on time. You’ll pass by the most popular sights while learning about the city’s history, architecture, and culture from your guide. The tour concludes with a tour of the medieval Ljubljana castle where you can climb to the top of the castle tower and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.28
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$61.28
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Ljubljana private walking tour with a local

Ljubljana private walking tour with a local

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This tour is definitely different for many reasons: - it is run by locals and locals only. We are not only licensed tour guides but have also lived in Ljubljana for decades and know the city like our own pocket. - most of the guides have high formal education, and are glad to explain more also about economy, art, politics, contemporary social issues and how people of Slovenia live today. - the tour is a private tour. Which means we dedicate our time and knowledge to you and to you only. It also means you do not have to share the attention and squeeze with 30 other tourists, which often happens at "free" or other non-private tours. - we are aware of negative impacts of tourism on local environment. We will always present you locally made products and not products of multinational companies and will introduce you to sustainable tourism practices in Ljubljana. - the tour can be customized. - we will not bore you with numbers and years of every laid brick. The tour is also fun :).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.32
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$66.32
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Ljubljana on and off the beaten track with a local

Ljubljana on and off the beaten track with a local

True, you heard it right. Ljubljana is a beautiful old town with centuries-old historic buildings, narrow streets, beautiful Baroque churches and monuments, numerous street cafes and restaurants. But Ljubljana is more than that. There are also buildings and areas in the center of town that once served military or manufacturing purposes and were abandoned due to contemporary political, social and economic circumstances. Since then these areas have been populated by squatters, artists and bohemians, who have turned them into zones of creativity, liberal thought, solidarity with marginalized social groups and into zones of independent arts. Join us on this tour, where we visit alternative parts of town, and we also walk through the old town past the sights that testify to the rich history of the city from the ancient Romans through the Middle Ages to the present.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$58.83
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$58.83
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Ljubljana Post-Communist Walking Tour -Small Group

Ljubljana Post-Communist Walking Tour -Small Group

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In this exploration of Tito's Socialist Yugoslavia, which Slovenia was a part of, communist gems come to life, including typical architecture, Coca Cola's communist factories, socialist punk music and Luka Dončič's basketball predecessors. Comparing the Communist past and Capitalist present, the tour shows the influence of communism and workers’ self-management on today’s life in Slovenia. It showcases amazing examples of Yugo-nostalgia, cult of personality, brutalist architecture, the "spomenik" monuments, attitude towards religion, censorship and the secret police jail. Yugoslavia’s type of Communism was unique in the world, and this tour tries to do it justice.
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  • 2 hours
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$44.49
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$44.49
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City Tour of Ljubljana

City Tour of Ljubljana

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Discover one of Europe’s best cities during this 2-hour city tour of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Led by an informative local guide, you’ll stop at all of the city’s main attractions including Prešeren square, the National Library, the Ljubljanica river and the Three Bridges. Shop for souvenirs in the open air market and admire the charm of the city’s famous medieval streets. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover Ljubljana’s main attractions as well as under-the-radar finds.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.11
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$147.11
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The best of Ljubljana city Walking tour

The best of Ljubljana city Walking tour

The old Town of Ljubljana is one of the nicest medieval city centers. Have you ever heard history and stories behind Ljubljana's major sights? Is it true that Franciscan Church is connected to the Triple Bridge- Tromostovje? What gave Ljubljana its distinctive appearance? You will definitely enjoy walking towards Plečnik's Market and the Cathedral, viewing the Town Hall and the Robba Fountain, crossing the Cobblers' Bridge. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about the National Library, Križanke Summer Theatre, and Kongresni trg square. Ljubljana will reveal itself to you like a relaxed city with a vibrant life and an amazing mixture of city and nature.
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  • 2 hours
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$588.20
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$588.20
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Private city tour of Ljubljana. 2 hours with a friendly and fun local guide.

Private city tour of Ljubljana. 2 hours with a friendly and fun local guide.

This is a private city tour of Ljubljana that takes you to the best attractions in the capital city of Slovenia. Fun and enjoyable tour with a friendly local guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$143.79
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$143.79

Ljubljana Feminist Tour - Gender & Women's History Walk (small group)

Ljubljana Feminist Tour - Gender & Women's History Walk (small group)

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This is one of the first regular feminist tours in the world, if not the first. Though a beautiful walk--taking you to the Old Town and all the amazing central squares--it reveals women's stories behind Ljubljana's attractions. Praised by scholars, comedians and tourism professionals, the Ljubljana Feminist Tour celebrates both the historic struggles for women's rights and the amazing achievements of contemporary Slovenia in gender equality. We invite you to put on feminist glasses and discover Ljubljana's iconic female artists, factory owners and factory workers, architects, political leaders, as well as the Women’s Anti-Fascist Front.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.49
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$44.49
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Made In Slovenia: Small Group or Private Walking Tour in Ljubljana

Made In Slovenia: Small Group or Private Walking Tour in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a city of artisans and craftspeople and on this tour, you not only have a chance to learn about various crafts – but meet the hardworking locals behind them. From porcelain design to traditional lace bobbing and much more, discover the vibrant artistic side of Ljubljana with an expert, local guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.88
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$57.88
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Walking tour of Ljubljana and Ljubljana Castle with a local

Walking tour of Ljubljana and Ljubljana Castle with a local

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This tour is definitely different for many reasons: - it is run by locals and locals only. We are not only licensed tour guides but have also lived in Ljubljana for decades and know the city like our own pocket. - most of the guides have high formal education, and are glad to explain more also about economy, art, politics, contemporary social issues and how people of Slovenia live today. - the tour is a private tour. Which means we dedicate our time and knowledge to you and to you only. It also means you do not have to share the attention and squeeze with 30 other tourists, which often happens at "free" or other non-private tours. - we are aware of negative impacts of tourism on local environment. We will always present you locally made products and not products of multinational companies and will introduce you to sustainable tourism practices in Ljubljana. - the tour can be customized. - we will not bore you with numbers and years of every laid brick. The tour is also fun :).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.90
Price varies by group size
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$71.90
Price varies by group size

Ljubljana Socialist Punk Music Walking Tour (small group)

Ljubljana Socialist Punk Music Walking Tour (small group)

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Would you like to know more about the times when punk rockers were beaten up and imprisoned by the Communist authorities, on the one hand, and getting signed to state-controlled record labels, on the other? The 1970s and 1980s punk music from Slovenia was, and still is, amazing! It was very unique in the Communist East. And it's still very unique in the whole world! ‘Children of Socialism’, 'Via Ofenziva', ‘Ljubljana Dogs’, 'Ciao Bitches!', ‘Bastards’, ‘Berlin Wall’, and ‘Niet’ - these are just a few names of the bands that were turning an alternative music scene into an opposition movement. This walking tours takes you to the Johnny Rotten Square, Revolutions Squares (yes, a couple of them!), and other cult places. Also, you can count on listening to some legendary Slovenian/Yugoslav Communist Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave songs from a portable speaker.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.93
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$52.93
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Best of Ljubljana, Classical walking tour of Capital city

Best of Ljubljana, Classical walking tour of Capital city

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Go on an in-depth exploration of Ljubljana with a guide on this walking tour. Set out with your small group and stroll the city’s scenic streets. As you walk, learn about Ljubljana’s history from your guide. Visit the Dragon Bridge, the Triple Bridge, Ljubljana Open Market, the Cathedral, and more.
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  • 2 hours
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$21.70
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$21.70

Local craft beer tasting with sightseeing - Lju-BEER-ljana tour

Local craft beer tasting with sightseeing - Lju-BEER-ljana tour

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This beer tour is definitely different from other beer experiences. As we do both: we introduce you to the thriving local craft beer scene, and we also do the sightseeing on the way. In the past decade, same as in many other countries around the world, Slovenia has seen a brewing renaissance. Microbreweries have taken over a significant part of the brew market and culture of beer drinking has risen to a whole new level. Let`s taste them together! So if you are interested in art, history and architecture and you are you also a beer fan, this is definitely the tour for you! Besides: - the tour is run by licensed and local tour guides only. We like to share our deep knowledge of Ljubljana with you, dear visitors, and appreciate a pint of quality local craft beer as well; - the tour is a private tour. We dedicate our time and knowledge to you and to you only; - we will always present you locally made products and not products of multinational companies; - the tour can be customized.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.90
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$71.90
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Ljubljana All Inclusive Experience: Entrance fees and Local Food included

Ljubljana All Inclusive Experience: Entrance fees and Local Food included

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Trip in the Bag is a new, innovative and fun way of individual trips. It allows you to travel and explores destinations by yourself. In this way, you don’t have to wait for others, listen about the stuff you are not interested in or leave early from places you like. To make exploration even more fun, you will get a suggestion of what to do on points of interest. And the best of all, it’s all-inclusive. After you receive THE BAG, you won’t pay anything else.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.19
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$90.19

The Slovenian Sports Miracle Bicycle Tour (small group)

The Slovenian Sports Miracle Bicycle Tour (small group)

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This is a cycling tour dedicated to the nation of 2 million that boasts numerous world champions in individual and team sports, as well as one of the best physical education programs in the world. The tour was created on the 50th anniversary of winning the gold medal in the 1970 World Basketball Championship. It combines main tourist attractions with stories of football rivalries, basketball innovations, Alpine skiing traditions, gymnastics, hockey, cycling, diving etc. The tour praises the likes of Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks), Goran Dragić (Miami Heat), Anže Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings), Josip Iličić (Atalanta), Jan Oblak (Atletico), Semir Handanović (Milan), Primož Roglič, Peter Prevc, Alenka Artnik, Tina Maze, Petra Majdič, Ilka Štuhec, Mateja Svet, Leon Štukelj, Miro Cerar, Jolanda Čeplak, Rok Petrovič, Zlatko Zahović, Srečko Katanec, Branko Oblak and other remarkable Slovenian sportspersons and teams.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.31
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$90.31
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Ljubljana Classical Music Walk (Small Groups)

Ljubljana Classical Music Walk (Small Groups)

Take a walk around Ljubljana of composers, musicians and singers. Get introduced to the amazing architectural dynamics of the city centre while discovering not only the key music institutions but also fascinating historical facts and beautiful personal stories from the world of opera, choral and instrumental music. Walking the Alley of Composers, you will learn about amazing local artists and find out what brought Mahler to Ljubljana and who he was friends with intimately. You will find out what an amazing connection between Beethoven and Ljubljana is and whether Ljubljana Philharmonic Orchestra is indeed one of the oldest institutions of this type in the world. The lack of statues of female composers, the role of dedicated musicians in so-called witch trials, and the classical music Slavic connection will be discussed. The Ljubljana Classical Music Walk is guided by experienced guide-musicians working as professional artists, musicologists and music journalists.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.96
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$58.96
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Photogenic Ljubljana with a Local

Photogenic Ljubljana with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Come with me to discover the city of Ljubljana through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and to take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from Nebotičnik Skyscraper to Cankarjevo nabrežje. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Ljubljana you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Ljubljana and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.35
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$31.35
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Ljubljana's Past and Present with a Local

Ljubljana's Past and Present with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the historical side of Ljubljana with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Ljubljana. Our excursion starts at the Hauptmann House, as one of the last-standing buildings since the 1895 Ljubljana earthquake. Learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and learn everything about how the city has changed over time. From visiting the churches to discovering the history behind the French Revolution Square or even the Cobbler’s Bridge, discover unique sites that your ordinary tourist tour won’t show you. We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.14
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$71.14
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