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Ljubljana Castle Funicular Tours

Ljubljana Castle Funicular
Since 2006, the Ljubljana Castle Funicular has been transporting passengers between the city center in Slovenia’s capital and Ljubljana Castle, perched on top of Castle Hill. Featuring a modern design, the glass-enclosed cable railway also offers spectacular views over Ljubljana, as well as the ruins of a medieval defensive wall.
 
The Basics
The Ljubljana Castle Funicular is an incline cable car, comprised of one cantilevered cabin that ascends 230 vertical feet (70 vertical meters) in just one minute and is the easiest way to access the castle.

If you plan to tour Ljubljana Castle, opt for a combo ticket, which can include entrance to the paid areas of the castle or a variety of guided tours and experiences. A ride on the funicular railway also is included as part of many city sightseeing tours, including walking tours and day tours from the cities of Koper; Zagreb, Croatia; and Trieste, Italy.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The funicular is recommended for those who want to avoid the steep walk up to the castle.
  • One-way, return, and family tickets are available.
  • Each cabin can hold up to 33 passengers.
  • Bring a camera to capture sweeping views above the city.
  • The funicular is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
 
How to Get There
The lower funicular station is located at Krek Square, near the Ljubljana Central Market, and within walking distance of the tourist center of Ljubljana. Many guided tours include a ride on the funicular railway.
 
When to Get There
The funicular operates year-round, with different hours depending on the season. The funicular departs about every 10 minutes during its hours of operation, and takes about a minute to travel between stations.
 
Visiting Ljubljana Castle
Visible from just about anywhere in town, the well-preserved Ljubljana Castle dates back to the 11th century and is a must-see site in the city. It’s free to walk the castle grounds, but you must purchase an admission ticket to climb the watchtower, enter the chapel, and access the History Museum and the Museum of Puppetry.
Address: Krekov trg 4, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Admission: Varies
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32 Tours and Activities to Experience Ljubljana Castle Funicular

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Ljubljana Castle: Entrance Ticket

Ljubljana Castle: Entrance Ticket

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Avoid the crowds by pre-booking your entrance ticket to Ljubljana Castle. Ride the funicular to the top of Castle Hill, then explore the medieval fortress at your own pace, visiting the Pentagonal Tower, Castle Chapel of St George, Penitentiary, and Rustika gallery, then enjoying spectacular views from the Watchtower.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.98
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$11.98

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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$60.90
Price varies by group size
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$60.90
Price varies by group size
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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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$65.91
Price varies by group size
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$65.91
Price varies by group size

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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$71.46
Price varies by group size
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$71.46
Price varies by group size

Ljubljana Castle: Time Machine Guided Tour

Ljubljana Castle: Time Machine Guided Tour

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Experience life in Slovenia through the ages on this interactive guided tour of Ljubljana Castle. As you explore the medieval fortress, visit different ‘time stations’ where costumed actors guide you through the city’s history, from Roman battles to the legend of St. George and the dragon, to medieval emperors.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.98
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$17.98

Ljubljana Castle Quick Tour With Electric Harley Scooter

Ljubljana Castle Quick Tour With Electric Harley Scooter

Visit Ljubljana castle - no. 1 tourist attraction in Ljubljana – in style! Why walk, while you reach it so easy and with so much fun on our Harley electric scooters? Ljubljana Castle is a stunning medieval fortress on the 375m high Castle Hill above downtown Ljubljana. The castle is a top attraction with more than 1 mio visitors per year.. If you are in Ljubljana, do not miss it out! Castle consists of Archers tower, defensive walls, prison, castle wine, castle courtyard, a chapel with various halls (including rock hall) and the panoramic tower. Very reach history of the castle hides many secret stories. The castle offers the best view to Ljubljana and its surroundings. In good weather, all the way to magnificent Julian Alps with the highest mountain in Slovenia, Triglav (2.864 m). It is a view you will not forget!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.56
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$27.56

Night Tour To Ljubljana Castle With Electric Harley Scooter

Night Tour To Ljubljana Castle With Electric Harley Scooter

Ljubljana castle is No.1 tourist attraction in Ljubljana with more than 1 MIO visitors per year! Join it in style - guided night tour with the most trendiest E-scooter: Night ride with CityCoco Harley e-scooter from our shop to the castle (cca 20 min), a guided tour of the castle and a ride back.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.56
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$27.56
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Run With Me Ljubljana

Run With Me Ljubljana

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THE CASTLE RUN Our goal is to make our way up to and back from the historic, Ljubljana castle. Although we have some uphill running in the first half of the tour, the magnificent city view we experience from the castle makes it all worthwhile. Before we start the ascent, we will visit park Tivoli to see the exhibition of large-format photographs, open throughout the year. We take a different route to and from the castle, so manage to explore all of the city's major attractions, like the works of the famous 20th-century architect Jože Plečnik, Dragon bridge, Prešeren Square, Central market, Robba Fountain and many more… We will take care of the route, but you are in charge of the pace :)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.96
Price varies by group size
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$31.96
Price varies by group size

Ljubljana Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson and Tour

Ljubljana Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson and Tour

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Get your adrenaline pumping with this 2-hour small-group paddle board lesson and tour from Ljubljana. You’ll get to see the highlights of the Slovenian capital and be active at the same time during this exciting trip designed for all skill levels. An experienced guide will get you outfitted with the right gear and give you an introductory lesson before leading you on a tour you’ll never forget. Glide under three of the city’s famous bridges, marvel at the view of Ljubljana castle and check out the dragons that protect each side of the river. Enjoy a more personalized experience with this small-group tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.74
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$46.74

Private Christmas city tour of Ljubljana from Ljubljana

Private Christmas city tour of Ljubljana from Ljubljana

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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$85.58
Price varies by group size
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$85.58
Price varies by group size

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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$146.21
per group
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$146.21
per group

Graz Day Trip from Ljubljana

Graz Day Trip from Ljubljana

Visiting the Austrian city of Graz from Ljubljana is tricky without hiring a car. On this full-day tour, travel to Graz with a guide in an air-conditioned minivan or car. Visit a baroque museum and mausoleum, the Kunsthaus, and the main square. As you stroll, learn about the history of the city from your guide.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.30
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$169.30

Discovery Walk in Ljubljana: a green city adventure filled with history

Discovery Walk in Ljubljana: a green city adventure filled with history

Did you know Ljubljana is a former green capital of Europe? On this self-guided walk you’ll explore the green heart of the city and learn about its history in an engaging way. To solve fun location-based riddles you’ll be looking for secret symbols, curious obelisks, and one very surprising animal… Along the way, you’ll unlock local stories and recommendations for delicious food and microbrewery beers. All shared by the creator of this route, Marija, who calls Ljubljana her home for over eight years. Let the discovery begin! This playful walk across Ljubljana sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Ljubljana or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.67
per group
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$31.67
per group

Magic Christmas Tour in Ljubljana

Magic Christmas Tour in Ljubljana

The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic in The Ljubljana city. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places in Ljubljana- Vodnik Square, Tromostovje, Ljubljana Castle. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere walking in Mestni Trg Square in front of Town Hall, which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Ljubljana. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market known as The Ljubliana Festive Fair. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Ljubljana.
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  • 2 hours
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$778.16
per group
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$778.16
per group

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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$89.64
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$89.64

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.86
per group
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$207.86
per group

Private guide and B&B accomodation with entrance fees and transportation

Private guide and B&B accomodation with entrance fees and transportation

It is a private 3 day tour (adjustable) including a private licenced Guide and Host available to you at all times during the 3 day visit. You will expirience the local life as well as the most beautifull sites of Slovenia. Minimum guests is 2 and max 4.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$388.43
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$388.43

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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$2,100.63
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$2,100.63

Stunning Slovenia 8 days/7 nights

Stunning Slovenia 8 days/7 nights

Stunning tour of all the highlights in Slovenia. Unique and unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.
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  • 8 days
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$2,018.79
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$2,018.79

Slovenia & Italy - Lands of magnificent lakes

Slovenia & Italy - Lands of magnificent lakes

Slovenia & Italy - Lands of magnificent lakes - amazing journey through two countries, full of nature, culture and beauty.
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  • 8 days
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$2,032.43
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$2,032.43

Harley E-scooter Ljubljana Urban Tour (small group)

Harley E-scooter Ljubljana Urban Tour (small group)

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The best of urban, communist, alternative and classic Ljubljana with bonuses including the Castle and the Castle Hill views, as well as some of the most amazing Communist buildings and Street Art sites outside the town centre.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.78
Price varies by group size
From
$71.78
Price varies by group size

Sunset from Ljubljana Castle

Sunset from Ljubljana Castle

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 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, and most important of all - make memories to last a lifetime. And enjoy one magical sunset you will not forget so easily. Make sure to take a look at my other well-reviewed Ljubljana Tours! (This is a summer edition of my classic Christmas Lights Tour)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.98
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$17.98

Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bikes

Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bikes

Cycling with an electric bike allows you to see all the major sights in Ljubljana in a short time, as well as many hidden areas that would otherwise remain undiscovered. Electric bikes allow cycling with minimal physical effort, because of the engine support.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.94
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$47.94
Taking safety measures

Beer tour of Slovenia - The Ultimate Beer Experience

Beer tour of Slovenia - The Ultimate Beer Experience

Explore the history and culture of Slovenian beer, the brewing industry and hop growing. Experience Slovenia’s blossoming craft beer scene. Enjoy delicious food and admire natural beauties. Relax in spa resort.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,235.03
Price varies by group size
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$2,235.03
Price varies by group size
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The Essence of Slovenia

The Essence of Slovenia

Slovenia is a small but very diverse country. Its essence is hidden in specialities that enrich every traveller who visits this country on the sunny side of the Alps. This route presents the pearls of Slovenia, accompanied with sightseeing, delicious food, good company, and of course natural beauties. Highlights: - Walking tour of the charming old city centre of Ljubljana - Visit the iconic Bled Lake - Feel the atmosphere of Alpine Village Kranjska Gora - Enjoy a spectacular drive the highest road pass in Slovenia – Vršič Pass - Admire emerald river Soča - Enjoy wine tasting of excellent local wines at Goriška brda - Visit the home of the Lipizzan breed and discover its unique history - Explore gorgeous seaside town Piran - The Queen of the Underground World – Postojna Cave - Feel the atmosphere of city famous for the Counts of Celje - The attractive city of Maribor with lovely architecture of Maribor and the river Drava - Visit the oldest town in Slovenia – Ptuj
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,450.22
Price varies by group size
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$3,450.22
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Should I book Ljubljana Castle Funicular tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ljubljana Castle Funicular can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 32 Ljubljana Castle Funicular tickets and tours on Viator.
Q:
How much does it cost to visit Ljubljana Castle Funicular 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ljubljana Castle Funicular costs USD 11.98. Guided Ljubljana Castle Funicular tours start around USD 11.98 per person. See all 32 Ljubljana Castle Funicular tickets and tours on Viator.
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