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  • Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

    1. Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

    Admire the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave! Meet your guide in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for two of Slovenia’s most enchanting wonders, Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves. First, go with your guide to the Postojna Caves and uncovers the fascinating world of an unusual amphibian known as the blind salamanders or referred to locally as “human fish”. Explore this enthralling underground world, while your guide explains the geologic forces that created them. Next, head to the Predjama Castle, a storybook castle wedged beneath a dramatic stone archway and against a cliff. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of the castle located in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. From the castle, enjoy views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

    Cave tour excellent and larger than most. Castle not as good which is why the rating. Audio guide good though.

  • From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj trip

    2. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj trip

    An ‘Image of Paradise’, as it is often described, 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), ...

    Had a lovely time enjoying the natural beauty of Slovenia. Can heartily recommend to other travelers.

  • From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

    3. From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

    Depart Zagreb in the morning and head to the capital city of Slovenia to take a guided tour of the old city center of Ljubljana. Marvel at the Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings and see some of the finest work by the architect Jože Plečnik. Experience the local vibe and discover where the residents buy their food. Hear why Napoleon was one of the city's most popular politicians, why Slovenia lives with love in its name and how the iconic Triple Bridge got its name. Get some free time to explore the hidden spots on your own. Continue to the Alpine resort of Bled and go to the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the lake. Take in the spectacular views of the surroundings from the terraces and then board a traditional pletna boat to reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the fortune bell and soak up the sun and fresh mountain air. Drive back to Zagreb and get d...

    A fun and informative tour. Both Ljubljana and Lake Bled were absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide/driver was fantastic; he was really informative and laid back, which made our tour of these beautiful places completely stress free. We had to change our tour dates and they were really accommodating and helpful. Brilliant tour, I highly recommend it!

  • From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

    4. From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

    You will start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in an air-conditioned minivan. On the 1-hour journey, you can admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, the church-topped islet in its center. On arrival, you can drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, you will ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore, visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the island cafe. Next, you will be driven up to Bled Castle and can delve inside the red-turreted fortress. Absorb the bird's-eye views of the lakes from the walls and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in t...

    Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional tour guide. I highly recommend.

  • 3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour

    5. 3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour

    This Ljubljana food tour will take you through the old Ljubljana town. During a 3-4 hour guided slowly paced walk you will learn about the city, stories of the people, architecture, the history of Slovenian nation and of course - local and national gastronomy. This is much more than a food tour and definitely not your usual city tour. During the food tour you will be served 9 traditional dishes from a variety of different cuisines from all parts and circles of society of Slovenia and 4 sorts of wine.You will also familiarize yourself with historical Ljubljana and hearing an overview of the history of Slovenes. At the end of the tour your tummy will be full, your thirst will be gone, and you will know more about the history of Slovenes then some of the fellow citizens. You will also be in the know about the old town and know where to go next, what to do next, and what to eat next. It's a...

    Very nice activity with five different stops - four with small bites and wine and a dessert at the end. It was a good introduction to Slovenian cuisine and the available wines.

  • From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

    6. From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

    Lake Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Slovenian Alpine region due to its emerald-green waters, picture-perfect postcard church on the island, medieval castle on the rocky cliff, and some of the highest peaks of the Slovenian Alps as the background. Take a short walk along the lakeshore as the beauty of the surrounding mountains reflects off the lake surface. No matter the season, you'll enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the lake and the fresh mountain air.  Perched atop a steep cliff more than 100 meters above the lake, Bled Castle is the iconic image of a medieval fortress, with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering magnificent views. The castle houses a unique treasure - a reconstruction of Gutenberg's wooden printing press, on which the master printer will demonstrate old printing techniques using hand-made paper. Take the Pletna boat, a traditional boat known only...

    Our guide Eva was awesome. She came on time, very friendly, knowledgeable about the whole Slovanian history. Started her explanation of Slovenian history as she drove us to the Vintgargorge where she helped us to get the tickets so we can beta the queue and be on time. Her explanations of the gorge were detailed and well understood. We then drove to Blad which was the main attraction with a detailed explanation of the lake. And in all, Eva was amazing and the best ever and definitely I would recommend my friends to book with her when they visit Ljudbliana.

  • From Ljubljana: Sunset Group Tour of Piran

    7. From Ljubljana: Sunset Group Tour of Piran

    Join a group guided tour to take in the sites of the Venetian city of Piran. Admire the sunset as you stroll around this coastal city. Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and climb aboard your ride as the afternoon heat drops. Pass through varied landscapes until you reach the sparkling Adriatic Sea and the coastal town of Piran. Enjoy a guided tour of the former Venetian customs port. Learn about its history and how its sea salt made the Republic of Venice rich. Admire the stunning architecture, including Venetian palaces built in Gothic or Renaissance styles. Take a walk along the promenade, where you can try one of the seafront restaurants. Sample the delicious coffee or ice cream on Tartini Square. Explore the romantic narrow streets and watch the sunset in your partner’s arms. See the sun glinting off the Adriatic Sea before disappearing over the horizon, signifying it is time to ...

    Great trip, there were only 3 of us and the guide was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this experience!

  • Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

    8. 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 furt...

    It was a great tour full of ahistorical information of love Ljubliana. Thank you

  • From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

    9. 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 enj...

  • Ljubljana: 3–Hour Bike Cruise

    10. Ljubljana: 3–Hour Bike Cruise

    Hop onto a comfortable, fat-tire, stylish beach cruiser bicycle and enjoy Ljubljana from a different perspective. Meet your group in front of Hotel Cubo and pick up your bike. Explore the lively capital on two wheels to see interesting places outside of the pedestrian city center, such as the beautiful Ljubljanica River embankments, abandoned military objects and beautifully arranged lush green park areas. Enjoy cycling on the easy and smooth Ljubljana flat terrains. Cruise through the city’s hidden narrow streets, stop to see the major attractions, explore the Roman remains and architectural wonders scattered all over the city. Visit some of the most interesting districts of Ljubljana and have fun discovering different vibes as you wander the paths that only locals know about. For the cherry on top of your tour, head out for a drink in the center to soak up Ljubljana’s vibrant atmosphe...

    awesome tour, the local guide brought us to gorgeous spots in Ljubljana that we wouldn't have discovered ourselves

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What people are saying about Ljubljana

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 621 reviews

A fun and informative tour. Both Ljubljana and Lake Bled were absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide/driver was fantastic; he was really informative and laid back, which made our tour of these beautiful places completely stress free. We had to change our tour dates and they were really accommodating and helpful. Brilliant tour, I highly recommend it!

We had a wonderful experience! In addition to the caves, we experienced a unique lunch at a local winery. Our guide was great!

Had a lovely time enjoying the natural beauty of Slovenia. Can heartily recommend to other travelers.

Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional tour guide. I highly recommend.

Our guide patrick very fun guy and the group was also perfect 10/10