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Ljubljana Old Town Tours

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Ljubljana Old Town
Between Ljubljana’s medieval hilltop castle and the Ljubljanica River lie the narrow cobblestone streets and charming pastel-colored buildings of Old Town. The neighborhood’s impressive architecture, picturesque bridges, riverfront walkways, and heaps of cafés and bars with terrace seating help make Ljubljana a true jewel of Central Europe.

The Basics 
Despite the fact that Ljubljana is Slovenia’s largest and capital city, Old Town is very walkable, as car traffic is restricted in the city center. Join a walking tour of Ljubljana to ensure you see all the popular sights such as St. Nicholas Cathedral, Central Market, and Dragon Bridge while also learning about the city’s history and architecture. 

To get a bird’s-eye view of Ljubljana, ride the funicular from the town center to the top of Castle Hill where you can explore Ljubljana Castle and climb its watchtower for sweeping panoramas of the city. Most city walking tours include a funicular ride to the castle.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Old Town is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Ljubljana.
  • Wear good walking shoes; Old Town streets are cobblestone and can be uneven.
  • If traveling with children, the interactive Museum of Puppetry at the Ljubljana Castle is worth a visit. 
  • Old Town is accessible for wheelchair users and strollers, especially due to it being vehicle-free, though the streets can be bumpy and rutted in some areas.

How to Get There
There are several ways to reach Old Town from Ljubljana. Buses run hourly from the Ljubljana Airport; the journey takes about an hour. Private shuttles, taxis, and car rentals are options as well. Old Town is a pedestrian-only area, so finding parking nearby can be difficult.  

When to Get There
Ljubljana’s Old Town can be visited year-round. Summer, with street festivals galore and reliable weather, is the most popular season. To avoid the crowds, visit in May or September, when the weather is still pleasantly warm and prices are generally lower. For a few weeks in late March through early April, the blooming cherry blossoms make Ljubljana particularly lovely.

Cycling in Ljubljana
With designated cycling lanes and many car-free streets, Ljubljana is an incredibly bike-friendly city. Take a guided cycling tour of Ljubljana and bike alongside the Ljubljanica River embankment, tour Old Town’s hidden narrow streets, and cycle past historic sites and architectural wonders scattered throughout the city. 
Address: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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54 Tours and Activities to Experience Ljubljana Old Town

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Top Ljubljana Foods culinary walking - small group - trip

Top Ljubljana Foods culinary walking - small group - trip

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Taste your way through Slovenia’s savory capital on this small-group food tour through Ljubljana. Taste nine national specialties as you explore the city on foot with your expert guide. No traditional meal would be complete without trying some Slovenian wine, so you try plenty of that as well. Between bites, learn about Ljubljana’s fascinating architectural and cultural history. Groups are no more than 15 people, to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.94
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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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$66.94
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$66.94
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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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$61.85
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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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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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$59.52
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Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

Escape the hustle of Slovenia’s capital city and explore the magnificently carved natural wonders of Postojna cave on a day trip from Ljubljana. Upon arrival, you’ll hop on board an electric train and take a ride deep into the underground labyrinth of tunnels. With a guide, you’ll wander the passageways and galleries to view the bizarre rock formations that make up this karst cave system. On the way back to Ljubljana, you’ll also visit the mysterious Predjama Castle dramatically clung to the side of a limestone cliff.
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  • 5 hours
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$206.57
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Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast from Ljubljana

Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast from Ljubljana

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Take a break from the bustle of city life in Ljubljana and spend the day discovering the beauty of the Slovenian coast. With this tour, you’ll visit the charming, Venetian-style village of Piran, enjoy a scenic drive along the coast, and sample local Istrian cuisine and wine. Learn about the region’s rich history and traditions from your guide, and admire panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea.
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  • 5 hours
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$247.39
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Taste of Ljubljana: Small Group or Privat Walking Tour Including Local Lunch

Taste of Ljubljana: Small Group or Privat Walking Tour Including Local Lunch

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Experience delectable flavors from Slovenia’s rich culinary heritage during this guided small-group sightseeing and walking tour in Ljubljana. Explore the vibrant farmers market and discover refreshing tastes. Enjoy a delicious lunch among locals at a nearby restaurant and learn the history of Slovenia’s capital city and see sights like the beautiful buildings hovering along Ljubljanica River.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.11
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$79.11
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Private city tour of Ljubljana. 4 hours with a friendly and fun local guide.

Private city tour of Ljubljana. 4 hours with a friendly and fun local guide.

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Top up Your Private city tour of Ljubljana by visiting the main attractions, as well as less touristy areas of the city and get the real local perspective.
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  • 4 hours
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$211.11
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$211.11
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Following in the Footsteps of the First Lady of USA from Ljubljana

Following in the Footsteps of the First Lady of USA from Ljubljana

Follow in the footsteps of Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States, during this full-day tour. Visit her hometown of Sevnica, on the banks of the Sava River, to discover the historic city center and the Sevnica Castle. Then make your way to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana to see where Melania spent her teenage years before embarking on her international journey.
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  • 8 hours
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$164.93
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$164.93
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Private Ljubljana City Tour & Ljubljana castle from Ljubljana

Private Ljubljana City Tour & Ljubljana castle from Ljubljana

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Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia and a very nice small green metropolis. Its historical city centre, the river Ljubljanica, the castle above the city, the open market etc. are only the few of the major attractions to explore.
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  • 3 hours
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$85.77
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Jewish heritage & Ljubljana

Jewish heritage & Ljubljana

The only tour in Ljubljana with a focus on Jewish heritage. We will visit what used to be a Jewish quarter, talk about famous Jewish in Ljubljana and see some stumbling stones.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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ELECTRIC HARLEY SCOOTER GUIDED TOUR - Ljubljana

ELECTRIC HARLEY SCOOTER GUIDED TOUR - Ljubljana

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THE MOST TRENDY AND FUN TOUR IN LJUBLJANA WITH ELECTRIC HARLEY SCOOTER - THE BEST LOOKING E-SCOOTER AT THE MOMENT. No driving licence required. Besides famous locations in the old town, we will go up the hill to Ljubljana Castle to reach the most beautiful views of Ljubljana and its surroundings. We will visit typical places for locals – parks, viewpoints and river embankments as well as beautiful bridges, squares and important and interesting buildings. This tour includes locations: The Skyscraper The Miklošičev Park, Court of Ljubljana Metelkova Mesto, Hostel Celica (cell) Tabor Hall and Church Dragon Bridge Central Market Krek Square, Funicular Railway Ljubljana Castle Park Špica and Botanical Garden The Trnovski pristan embankment Trnovo Church Plečnik’s House and Bridge Roman Wall Presidents Palace National Gallery and Museum Museum of Modern art Tivoli Park Riding this e-scooter is pure joy and fun… and so is our tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.86
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ELECTRIC KICK SCOOTER GUIDED TOUR - Ljubljana

ELECTRIC KICK SCOOTER GUIDED TOUR - Ljubljana

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Uncover more city secrets in less time with our e-scooter tours and combine adventurous sightseeing with pure joy of riding electric scooter. In this guided tour you will see all famous attractions in the city Centre of Ljubljana, passing Ljubljanica river several times across the beautiful bridges, visit picturesque squares and many important buildings and monuments. We will not forget to take a deep breath of fresh air in Tivoli – the biggest park in Ljubljana. Our local guide will reveal you the stories of a reach history and local culture. Electric kick scooter tours are not just tours – they are great fun and unforgettable adventure. It is unique experiences which you simply must try.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$46.25
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$46.25

Ljubljana Graffiti, Street Art & Alternative Culture Walking Tour (small group)

Ljubljana Graffiti, Street Art & Alternative Culture Walking Tour (small group)

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This is the original alternative tour of Ljubljana. It is filled with alternative cultures, indie lifestyles, and graffiti and street art. This walking tour showcases the most colourful places and spaces in town like Metelkova, Rog Factory, ŠKUC gallery and Alkatraz gallery. It includes stories of local rebellion from the World War 2 Liberation Front to contemporary subcultures, and explores issues such as urban art, ecology, LGBTQ history, symbolic resistance, political art and radical ideas.
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  • 2 hours
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$59.52
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$59.52
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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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$72.58
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$72.58
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Discover Ljubljana with Ziva

Discover Ljubljana with Ziva

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Starting from the city center, you’ll get to see dragons, rivers, forests, castles, bridges… wait, that sounds like something out of a fairy tale! Well, to be fair, Ljubljana is a bit like a magical city from a fairy tale. Explore this wonderful town with me and I will show you every magical moment and place that for me, as a local, is breathtaking even after all these years. I absolutely LOVE Ljubljana and I want to share my passion with you. Join me! Let's take a walk through the side streets, near the canals, try some local foods and drinks, and most important of all - make memories to last a lifetime.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.26
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$18.26

Extended Classic and Urban Ljubljana Walking Tour (small group)

Extended Classic and Urban Ljubljana Walking Tour (small group)

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This is an all-encompassing 4-hour trip to the classic and avant-garde coolness of Ljubljana. It reveals as much about its Medieval, Habsburg and Socialist past as it does about its contemporary position on the crossroads between Central Europe and the Balkans. The tour deals with the urban heart of the city, its creative soul and its independent spirit. You will see ancient monasteries put to alternative use, while discovering what Metelkova, Rog Factory, Jože Plečnik, Slavoj Žižek and Luka Dončić are all about. Not to mention amazing graffiti and street art gems. (The price includes a delicious warm snack.)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.16
Price varies by group size
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$91.16
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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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$72.58
Price varies by group size
From
$72.58
Price varies by group size

Ljubljana & National Gallery Tour

Ljubljana & National Gallery Tour

This tour reveals art and art history of Ljubljana. First outdoors, through the most picturesque part of the town, than through permanent exhibition of National Gallery.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.83
per group
From
$144.83
per group
Taking safety measures

Local Guide Ljubljana- walking tour

Local Guide Ljubljana- walking tour

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.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.
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  • 2 to 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.69
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$250.69
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Slovenia and Croatia Express 8 days/7 nights

Slovenia and Croatia Express 8 days/7 nights

Stunning tour of all the highlights in Slovenia and northern Croatia. Unique and unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.
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  • 8 days
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$2,133.39
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$2,133.39

Ljubljana & Bled Lake Private Day Trip from Zagreb

Ljubljana & Bled Lake Private Day Trip from Zagreb

Your full day trip begins in the morning hours. Make Yourself comfortable in our cozy vehicle and enjoy in the pleasant drive to Slovenia. Explore the emerald green Lake Bled and lovely Ljubljana on a day trip from Zagreb. Lake Bled is a place of extreme natural beauty which gives you plenty of options, wheather You would like to board the Pletna boat or take a walk through medieval Bled Castle which gives a beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Enjoy Your free time for taking pictures, resting, tasting traditional Slovenian food and regenerating Your energy breathing fresh mountain air. Our next stop is the capital of Slovenia - Ljubljana, You will find out a lot of interesting facts about this city during 3-hour sightseeing tour. You can spend unforgettable moments on Ljubljanica river cruise while observing beautiful bridges and picturesque embankments. Experience stunning view of the town from Ljubljana Castle. The best way to get there is with the Ljubljana Castle funicular.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$593.71
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From
$593.71
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Ljubljana Half Day Bike Tour

Ljubljana Half Day Bike Tour

Discover the wonders of Ljubljana in an active way with this 3-hour bike tour. A professional guide will outfit you with a bike and helmet before taking you on a tour of Slovenia’s capitol you’ll never forget. See the Fužine castle, Ljubljana Castle, Plenikove žale and Museum quartie. Wander inside a historic castle and experience the beauty of park Tivoli. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover Ljubljana’s main attractions as well as under-the-radar finds.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.00
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$33.00

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