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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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55 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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$65.43
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$65.43
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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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$83.83
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$83.83
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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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$60.46
Price varies by group size
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$60.46
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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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$65.43
Price varies by group size
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$65.43
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.17
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$58.17
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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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$58.04
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$58.04
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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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$17.84
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$17.84

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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$84.95
Price varies by group size
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$84.95
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.21
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$45.21

Insta Ljubljana Walk

Insta Ljubljana Walk

This Insta Ljubljana Walk focuses on beautiful views and great stories. The tour is guided by a local. I was born and raised in Ljubljana and I have lived here almost all my life. I know every corner, street and many stories about it. I know the known and I have seen the unknown. The tour is unique because is always adopted to your wishes even if you don't know what your wishes are.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.49
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$113.49
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Ljubljana MTB capital

Ljubljana MTB capital

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Have you ever done a bike tour where you rode amazing trails and explored charming European capital at once? No? Read on… Slovenia has developed a reputation as one of Europe's top destinations for mountain biking. But did you know that Slovenia is also a country with an only European capital where you can find one of the best MTB trails in the proximity of the city center? The vast forests which extend right from the center of our capital city Ljubljana hide numerous great mountain bike trails which are most popular among local mountain bikers. So why not visit them with locals who built them? We are the first to offer you a unique mountain bike tour starting from center of Ljubljana to the handmade Golovec trails park, where you can choose the route depending on your riding style and experience. There are numerous trails in various difficulties for you to enjoy. After the tour we ride through the old town, where we see most of the main sights of Ljubljana.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.19
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$63.19
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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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$70.94
Price varies by group size
From
$70.94
Price varies by group size

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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$17.84
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$17.84

Cooking Class Ljubljana

Cooking Class Ljubljana

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Highly interactive class, where you slice, mix, season and prepare a complete dinner with a local cook, and afterwards sit down and enjoy the meal you’ve just created. A four-course meal, seasoned with humor, homey feeling and Slovenian culinary tradition. The menu consists of an appetizer, warm starter, main dish and a dessert. We adjust the menu seasonally, since we always use fresh local ingredients.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.52
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$106.52
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Luxury Ljubljana

Luxury Ljubljana

The Luxury tour of Ljubljana will take you around Ljubljana in a special way. We will explain you everything that you might be interested in, like a regular tour, but with a special care on stories, details, secrets that you might not have seen or hear otherwise. With good stories, you will get many special little treats and a delicious Slovenian lunch and wine, amazing views from high above or from the water and more.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$490.04
per group
From
$490.04
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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$245.03
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$245.03
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.80
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From
$241.80
Price varies by group size

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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$59.48
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$59.48

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.33
Price varies by group size
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$77.33
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Ljubljana - Personalized Private Tour

Ljubljana - Personalized Private Tour

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This personalized walking tour of Ljubljana is special as is the guide, that is me. I was born and raised in Ljubljana and I have lived here almost all my life. I know every corner, street and many stories about it. I know the known and I have seen the unknown. The tour is unique because is always adopted to your wishes even if you don't know what your wishes are.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$109.62
per group
From
$109.62
per group
Taking safety measures

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.20
Price varies by group size
From
$161.20
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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$141.56
per group
From
$141.56
per group
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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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$114.77
per group
From
$114.77
per group
Taking safety measures

Ljubljana city tour and Traditional Slovenian Cooking class

Ljubljana city tour and Traditional Slovenian Cooking class

Travelers with limited time in Ljubljana often face a tough choice when deciding between activities, and typically can't enjoy a sightseeing tour and culinary excursion. With this private cultural outing you can do both: see the city, and take a cooking class, all in just a few hours. Highlights including touring the Slovenian capital's notable attractions and medieval district, and tasting seasonal Slovenian cuisine in a cooking class, complete with a meal and local wine.
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  • 1 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$212.38
From
$212.38

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