Dragon Bridge Tours

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Dragon Bridge
At each entrance to Ljubljana’s dramatic Dragon Bridge, a pair of menacing green dragons stand watch, their stone-sculpted wings poised for flight and fire-breathing tongues darting out of their mouths.  Erected in 1901, the striking quartet of dragons have become one of the city’s most memorable landmarks, but the statues are more than just aesthetic monuments. The mythical creatures are not only symbolic of the city’s founding (allegedly settled by Jason and the Argonauts after valiantly defeating a dragon) but local legend dictates that the dragons will swish their tails when the bridge is crossed by a virgin. 

Crossing the Ljubljanica River just east of the equally impressive Triple Bridge, the Dragon Bridge is now one of the city’s most important bridges, connecting the modern city with the Old Town. Originally built and named for the Hapsburg Emperor, Franc Jozef, the more fitting nickname of the ‘Dragon bridge’ soon stuck, but the inscription of the side of the bridge still reads his dedication. The masterpiece of Dalmatian architect Jurij Zaninovic, the bridge is a much-celebrated example of the city’s Art Nouveau architecture, constructed from reinforced concrete and decorated with elaborate balustrades and original 20th-century street lamps.

Address: Connecting Kopitarjeva ulica and Resljeva cesta, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Socialism and the City of Ljubljana Small Group Walking Tour

Learn about the era of Yugoslav socialism in Slovenia on this walking tour of Ljubljana. In the company of a guide, stroll through the city’s scenic streets and pause at socialist-style buildings and monuments to Yugoslavian heroes. Try a local snack at the central market and stop by Metelkova Mesto, a former prison barracks that is now a colorful center for art and performance. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at a nostalgic cafe by the river.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 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
  • Duration: 2 hours
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4 days Essential Slovenia small group

Discover Slovenia’s historic capital and natural wonders on this 4-day small-group tour by minivan. Take in the highlights of Ljubljana, visit the lakeside resort town of Bled, and explore the magnificent Postojna Cave. Also included is a visit to the famous Lipica Stud Farm, the glacier lake of Bohinj, the Vintgar Gorge, and the coastal town of Piran.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Ljubljana and Bled Private Full-Day Tour from Zagreb

The capital of Ljubljana and the lakeside resort of Bled are two of Slovenia’s most visited attractions and this private full-day tour from Zagreb explores both. You will have free time to discover both destinations independently, so you could ride the funicular to Ljubljana castle, stroll along the Ljubljanica riverside, or take a scenic cruise to Bled Island.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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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
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Ljubljana Cruiser Bike Tour

Discover the beauty and culture of Ljubljana by bike on an afternoon city tour. Enjoy a 3-hour guided ride through Metelkova city, Tivoli Park and the Krakovo district. Cruise by stately landmarks such as the National Gallery and the Opera House, and view bustling public spaces like Central Market, Cobbler’s Bridge and French Revolution Square. Along the way, learn about the vibrant culture and history of Slovenia's treasured capital.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ljubljana Alternative Walking Tour (graffiti & street art)

This is the original alternative tour of Ljubljana. It is filled with alternative cultures, indie lifestyles, and graffiti and street art. This walking tour showcases the most colourful places and spaces in town like Metelkova, Rog Factory, ŠKUC gallery and Alkatraz gallery. It includes stories of local rebellion from the World War 2 Liberation Front to contemporary subcultures, and explores issues such as urban art, ecology, LGBTQ history, symbolic resistance, political art and radical ideas.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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