Ljubljana Old Town Tours

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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. 
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Address: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Cycling Tour of Ljubljana

Explore Slovenia’s capital city on two wheels with a guided cycling tour of Ljubljana. With special cycling lanes and car-free streets, Ljubljana is an incredibly bike friendly town. You’ll cycle past many of historic old town sights before heading out to explore the city’s green spaces and lesser visited locales taking breaks often to catch your breath and take photographs.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Day Trip: Enchanting Ljubljana and Postojna Cave from Zagreb

Visit Slovenia with a private guide on a full-day trip from Zagreb to Ljubljana, Postojna Cave, and Predjama Castle. Explore the historic streets of Ljubljana on foot, then ride a funicular railway to the medieval Ljubljana Castle. Next, you’ll go underground through a maze of karst tunnels, board a narrow-gauge railway into soaring caverns, and visit a dramatic castle built directly into a cliff face. This full-day Slovenia trip includes all activities, with the personal experience of a private guide.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Full-Day Ljubljana and Bled Small-Group Tour from Zagreb

Take in the highlights of Slovenia on a full-day tour from Zagreb and enjoy a relaxed itinerary with plenty of free time to explore independently. Visit Ljubljana castle, the Dragon Bridge, and the Ljubljanica waterfront in Ljubljana; enjoy a typical Slovenian lunch at a local restaurant (own expense); then admire the lake and castle in scenic Bled.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Ljubljana Walking Tour with Ljubljana Castle Funicular Ride

Discover authentic Ljubljana on this immersive walking tour, led by a local. Strolling the charming streets of Slovenia’s capital is the best way to soak up its rich history and local culture. Follow your expert guide through lively squares, walk across the iconic Dragon Bridge, and hoof it up to Ljubljana Castle for panoramic views and an optional tour (additional cost). You will also have a chance to sample Slovenian cuisine.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour from Trieste

Even if you don’t have time to tour all of Europe, you can pop across to neighboring Slovenia during a day trip from Trieste in northern Italy. After traveling across the border, take a guided walking tour around Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Continue on to the picturesque Lake Bled, known for its church-topped island, castle, and Alpine scenery.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full-day Slovenia Tour from Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled

Cross the border and take in the highlights of Slovenia on this full-day small-group tour from Zagreb in Croatia. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital; marvel at the natural wonders of Lake Bled, and visit sights such as Bled Castle and the Church of Assumption of St. Mary. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Ljubljana Capital of Slovenia Full Day Tour from Koper

Visit the charming capital city of Ljubljana on a full day tour from Koper. You’ll enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from Koper to Ljubljana where you’ll then tour the top sights on a walking tour. You’ll receive a great introduction to the the city's history, art, and architecture before being whisked away to the Ljubljana castle by cable car for fantastic panoramas of the city.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Ljubljana and Bled all inclusive private day trip from Zagreb

Explore Lake Bled and Ljubljana—Slovenia's two top highlights—on this private day tour from Zagreb. Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary by traveling with a private guide dedicated to you and your party. Visit the island in the middle of Lake Bled and walk the streets of historic Ljubljana with a guide in the lead. All activities throughout the day and lunch in a local restaurant are included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Postojna cave and Ljubljana group tour from Zagreb

Spend the day in Slovenia on this full-day excursion from Zagreb. Round-trip transportation eliminates the need to rent a car, and makes the multi-stop trip easy with all details taken care of. Visit the Postojna Cave, exploring the ancient rock formations aboard a mini train. Explore the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana and its highlights on a narrated walking tour with your guide.
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Private Tour: Ljubljana Capital of Slovenia from Koper

Visit Slovenia’s largest city and capital on this private day trip from Koper. You’ll tour Ljubljana’s historic district while learning about the city's history, culture, and architecture from your guide. At the end of the tour, you’ll enjoy a ride on Ljubljana's funicular railway where you’ll shoot up 230 vertical feet (70 vertical meters) from the city center to the Ljubljana Castle and enjoy incredible panoramas of the entire city.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Postojna cave and Ljubljana semi private tour from Zagreb

Explore Ljubljana and the Postojna Cave on this easy day trip from Zagreb, where all the details are arranged for you. Booking a guided tour means no need to rent a car or haggle for taxi prices; you can sit back and enjoy the scenery on round-trip transportation. Check out the odd rock formations in the Postojna Caves aboard a mini train, then head for the Slovenian capital to see all the most important sites with commentary from your guide.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Day Trip to Slovenia from Munich

Spend a day in beautiful Slovenia! We will be going to Lake Bled and the capital, Ljubljana. Walk around the lake in Bled, climb up to the castle to capture the beautiful view, take a ride to the island, ring the bell of the church and try the tasty "kremšnita" cake. In Ljubljana, stroll around the Old town, cross the Dragon bridge, Triple bridge, check out the beautiful architecture, take a funicular to the Ljubljana castle, climb up the tower and get a 360 view of the whole city!
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Ljubljana in a day from Nova Gorica - day tour

Just an hour from Nova Gorica you can visit the Capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana, The Green Europian Capital of 2016, will hoste us for a day. A nice walk along the river and pleasant atmosphere in old city center ... perfect combination for a day city break.
  • Duration: 9 to 12 hours
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