Ljubljanica River Tours and Activities
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The Ljubljanica River has indelibly shaped the city of Ljubljana from its origins in prehistory as it wound its twisting course, acting as a trading route and bringing wealth to the early settlement. Today Ljubljana is often nicknamed "City of Bridges," and one of its most spectacular river crossings is the Art Nouveau Dragon Bridge, completed in 1901 by Dalmatian architect Jurij Zaninovic; it is guarded by an intimidating pair of bronze dragons – symbol of the city – at either end and connects the modern, working city with the Baroque charms of the Old Town across the Ljubljanica.
Although the river was first spanned by bridge in Roman times, the oldest crossing still in existence today is the 13th-century Cobblers’ Bridge; originally this was a simple wooden construction but it was replaced by a striking ballustraded affair in 1931 by Jože Plečnik. This Slovenian architect was also responsible for shaping much of the modern city before he died in 1957, designing the fine Art Nouveau Triple Bridge over the river from Prešeren Trg (Square) and also helping to wrench the waterfront back to life with the construction of tree-lined bankside promenades along the Ljubljanica. Today the riverbanks are home to countless smart bars and restaurants, with terrace seating for balmy summer evenings. A daily produce market sprawls along the river and there’s a Sunday flea market along the waterfront at Cankarjevo Nabrezje.
Two-hour summertime boat trips ply the Ljubljanica River from several embankments and cost around €8.
Address: Ljubljana, Slovenia
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Ljubljanica River
Slovenia is a karstic land, where speleologists discover new caves every year, which amount to more than 8,000 by now. We offer authentic experience, where you get to know this side of Slovenia in a really special way. This day trip a perfect combination of hidden gems, beautiful tourist sights and just the ride dose of activities. If you like something different and you don’t want to be taken into tourist traps, then you have to join us on this tour. We would like you to feel like a friend, not tourist. We offer our activities in small groups (up to 8) which is just right group size for a relaxed trip where everything is flexible. In addition, there is always more than one opportunity to taste delicious local flavors. Besides visiting main sights, you can choose to end the day on a canoe.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
A 2 hours unique walking tour, in Ljubljana, fully escorted with a local professional tourist guide. We will go through Plečnik's market, Town hall, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, most notable bridges, river Ljubljanica, National and University Library, Napoleon.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Ljubljanica River hours of operation?
Ljubljanica River hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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