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Ljubljana Winter Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Ljubljana is at its most magical at Christmas time, when colorful lights, dusty snow, and the aroma of mulled wine abounds. Take an enchanting journey through Ljubljana’s Old Town and Christmas markets, stopping to sample mulled wine and local delicacies. Tick off must-see sights such as Preseren Square, Triple Bridge, and Ljubljana Castle, and learn about Slovenia’s history from your guide. On this small-group tour, limited to 12 people, drinks and snacks are included.
  • Experience the magic of Ljubljana's Christmas lights and markets during the holiday season
  • Tick off top attractions such as Preseren Square, Triple Bridge, and Ljublijana Castle
  • Sample local delicacies such as mulled wine, cheese platters, and local mushrooms
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people for an intimate atmosphere
Local English-speaking guide
Two glasses of mulled wine
Tea
Hot chocolate
Sweet Christmas taste
A small souvenir
Additional food and drink
Items of a personal nature
Tips and gratuities for your guide

Departure Point

Prešeren Square, Prešernov trg, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Departure Time

4:00 PM

Return Details

Stari trg, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Your tour begins in front of the NAMA department store, located on Cankarjeva Street. Here, you’ll greet your guide who’ll immediately muster the Christmas spirit by taking you past historic buildings to Congress Square, an open expanse awash with glittering lights.

After admiring the square’s architectural offerings and capturing photographs of the illuminated Ljubljana Castle, you’ll visit Krakovo and Trnovo, considered two of the city’s most charming neighborhoods.   

Receive a warm welcome in local restaurants and sample Slovenian wines and classic dishes such as local mushrooms and cheese platters.

Once warmed by spiced wine, follow cobbled streets to Ljubljana’s Old Town to grab a snack at one of numerous holiday stands and admire must-see sights such as Triple Bridge, Preseren Square, Ljubljana Castle, and Dragon Bridge.

Conclude your tour by ascending to an elevated viewpoint to admire a birds-eye view of the city’s glorious Christmas lights, pleasuring your palate with a Slovenian cake.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Preseren Square
Ready to bundle up and get into the holiday spirit? Our fun and festive tour of the city starts in Prešeren Square, where Ljubljana’s main Christmas tree is located.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev)
There we’ll get to see a beautiful nativity scene found in a church that’s also an iconic city landmark.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Central Market
After our church visit, we’ll stroll by the river and head to our first Christmas market where you’ll get to immerse yourself in local Christmas traditions with your guide. At this point, you may have noticed the plethora of twinkling lights all around you. But these aren’t just any Christmas lights; Ljubljana puts a particularly unique spin on its holiday lighting, which your local guide will explain as you admire (and snap photos) of the sparkling displays.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Town Hall (Magistrat)
Continuing down the road we’ll experience Christmas through the eyes of a child as we will stop to visit a Christmas tree decorated by local kids in Ljubljana’s town hall. From here there is a short walk to the viewing place of Ljubljana from above.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Breg embankment
The enticing scent of warm drinks will lead us over one of Ljubljana’s many bridges to a 19th century building, where upon reaching the third floor, we’ll get a bird eye’s perspective of the decorated heart of the city as well as the beautifully illuminated Ljubljana castle. Here you’ll have a chance to warm up with some hot tea and snap some pictures of Ljubljana that not many visitors to the city ever get to take. Next, we’ll continue to our second market where we’ll taste the best mulled wine in the city and enjoy even more of festive spirit Ljubljana is known for. Warmed up by our wine, we’ll make our way to the city’s main Christmas market area, which finishes with an open-air nativity scene made of hay. Along the way, you’ll learn about the tradition of gift giving in Slovenia and enjoy some more mulled wine.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Square (Stari trg)
Next, we’ll continue to our second market where we’ll taste the best mulled wine in the city and enjoy even more of festive spirit Ljubljana is known for. Warmed up by our wine, we’ll make our way to the city’s main Christmas market area, which finishes with an open-air nativity scene made of hay. Along the way, you’ll learn about the tradition of gift giving in Slovenia and enjoy some more mulled wine. Since you can't visit Ljubljana without tasting the best hot chocolate in the city, we’ll finish up our tour in a warm and cosy spot in the historic Old Town sipping hot chocolate among locals. Afterwards, you can hang around, or return to any of the places you’ve learned about on the tour.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress standard: Comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes are recommended for this tour
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Slovenia

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ljubljana Winter Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Product code: 6449P3

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