Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.'

Full-Day Ljubljana and Lake Bled Trip from Zagreb

2. Full-Day Ljubljana and Lake Bled Trip from Zagreb

Your full-day (11-hour) excursion begins with a pick-up at your centrally located hotel or Zrinjevac Park. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle for the 2-hour drive to Ljubljana. En route your guide will tell you about the history of Croatia and Slovenia. You’ll hear about the hidden gems of both countries and the historical dynamics that carved them into countries they are today. Start your visit at Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, where the beauty of this small but big-hearted city will enchant you. Note the variety of architectural styles and quirky bridges with their carved dragons. Your guide will lead you on a leisurely walking tour, and tell you all the interesting bits about this Slovenian pearl. Conclude your Ljubljana experience at Ljubljana Castle, reaching the castle on a 60-second funicular ride. Take in panoramic views of the city. After the tour you’ll have free time for lunch.   Continue your visit to Lake Bled at its impressive medieval castle that dates back to the 11th century. Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 meters above the glacial lake, it is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia. Take in the mesmerizing views of the Julian Alps, the Church of the Assumption of Mary on the rocky islet and the surrounding natural beauty. Get up close to the lake and enjoy a walk to take in even more breathtaking vistas. Return to Zagreb.

Ljubljana and Ljubljana Castle Sightseeing Tour

3. Ljubljana and Ljubljana Castle Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a personalized and in-depth 2.5-hour walking tour of Ljubljana. Start out from Preseren Square, the capital city’s main square, continuing on to the Ljubljanica, which is the city's main river. Admire splendid views from Ljubljana’s many bridges, stop to take a photo with the famous Ljubljana Dragon, and hear some interesting stories about how people lived in times past. Your experienced local guide will also tell you what it's like to be a local in Ljubljana today. Take the funicular up to visit Ljubljana castle – the magnificent fortress above the city – and enjoy superb views from the tower.

From Zagreb: Private Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana Trip

4. From Zagreb: Private Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana Trip

Meet your guide at your Zagreb accommodation and drive to the lake resort of Bled, known for its medieval castle on a cliff high above the lake and the amazing Alpine peaks that surround it. Admire the castle terraces that offer spectacular views of the lake and the tiny island it’s planted on. Later on, take a break to taste a Slovenian dessert called kremšnita, a delicious vanilla custard and cream cake. After enjoying the lake’s beautiful nature we are heading to Postojna Cave, a fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of Karst features as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors, which has already reached 38 million in 200 years. Our last stop is the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. We will start our tour in front of the Town Hall and continue through the historical city center. Gaze at its mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture and masterful creations by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. Stroll around the medieval old town and visit the New and Old Markets, the Triple Bridge, and the Dragon Bridge. Conclude the tour with a funic­u­lar ride, which departs from Krekov Square and goes up to the Ljubl­jana Cas­tle. Enjoy one final view of the city set along the banks of the emerald green river Ljubljanica. Have lunch (not included) at a traditional Slovenian restaurant to taste some of the exquisite local meals. We will arrive back to your accommodation in Zagreb around 9pm

Ljubljana: Self-Guided Walking Tour

5. Ljubljana: 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.

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What people are saying about Ljubljana Castle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 247 reviews

You should definitely do this tour! We went on this with Maja as our guide and she was truly excellent, we think she is awesome! Really good pace to the day as you do a lot between a Ljubljana tour and Lake Bled. One thing is that Ljubljana has a great food market on Fridays where restaurants do a bit of a street food fair and if your schedule allows, going on Friday was particularly fun for us! Also, Maja is super informative, very friendly, and just a great tour guide all-around!

Amazing tour!! Must do if your visiting Zagreb. Tour was well planned, full with detailed information on Croatia and Slovenia. Our wonderful guide Maya was perfect!! Definitely recommend this tour.

Wonderful walking tour that included many of the must see sites while including a plethora of information. Highly recommend!

Larissa was intelligent, witty and full of background information. She was also willing to share personal stories.

Maja was a great guide and gave us a lot of information and experiences during the trip.