Look my reviews! VIP Grand tour of Ljubljana with First Slovene lady at North Pole

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: German, English, Spanish
Guru: Minka
Quality Verified Registered on September 09, 2022

Hi! My name is Minka, I was born in Ljubljana and I am the biggest fan of my city, so I did all of my 7.000 tours with great joy and a big smile. I traveled to more than 60 countries, including going on the expedition as the First Slovene woman to the North Pole and I am always happy to come back to my hometown. Guiding, traveling and dancing is my passion. Learn the secrets of my city, learn about locals like me, what drives Slovenes to extreme achievements, and learn about customs and traditions. Let me guide you on a path through Ljubljana to an unforgettable moments on your trip.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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VIP Grand tour is unique experience held in "Small groups". The most common opinion is "the best tour ever", so make sure you don't miss it. 

We start on the spot where is easier to imagine the development of my city through different periods.
Listen to stories about life in Ljubljana at different stages, so you can make your picture of how people were living, walking, working, eating, and being social in the middle ages or any other period. Through the funny, attractive, remarkable story you can get to know the city very well with all its hidden gems, secrets, and special places.

On a tour I do show you all the main sights in the Old part of Ljubljana:

  • Triple bridge
  • Cathedrale
  • Townhall 
  • Shoemaker bridge
  • Dragon Bridge
  • National Library
  • Congress square

And on the way, I show you hidden spots, less known stories, and small secrets like:

Present for Emperor Franz Josef
Famous shining nose
House where Napoleon was sleeping
Formal pig market
Optical Illusion
and many more things

In a simple, easy way you will get to know our greatest Slovene architect Plečnik, whose many works you can see also in Prague. Combining stories, hidden secrets, and Plečnik's influence on the city, your love for Ljubljana will grow. You never know, you might love it so much, that you stay in Ljubljana longer or forever. A little girl got the name Ljubljana because her parents loved the city so much.

Come and let me show you what I consider the most beautiful city in the world. 

We do a circle and we finish on Congress Square. The tour takes 1 hour and 45 min. And I stay some extra minutes for all your burning questions. 

NOTE: The tour has an additional cost of 10€ per person with permission of Guruwalk, because it is not only explanation with "words". Check my reviews. 93% are with 5*. Most of the comments include "the best tour ever". Welcome. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Miklošičeva cesta 8, 1000 Ljubljana, ...
    Miklošičeva cesta 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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    I meet you at the Vurnik house, which is a red house in front of the Grand Hotel Union on Miklošičeva street 8. In case of rain, you can find a passage (and roof) on the left side of the main entrance, just next to the shop with clothes. If it is not raining you can wait for me at the Max Mara sign at the right end of Vurnik house. I have long blond hair and around my neck, you will see my card license for Ljubljana or Slovenia, with my name and photo.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Miklošičeva cesta 8
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Vurnikova hisa
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Grand Hotel Union Eurostars
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Zadružna Gospodarska Banka
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Palaca Urbanc
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Prešeren Square
  • 7
    Outside visit
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Butchers' Bridge
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Central Market
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Dragon Bridge
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Catedral de San Nicolás
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Bogoslovno semenisce
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Robba fountain
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Town Hall
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Drofenigova hisa
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Pod Trančo
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Čevljarski más
  • 18
    Outside visit
    Congress Square
  • 19
    Outside visit
    University of Ljubljana
  • 20
    Outside visit
    Slovenska philharmonija

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Vrinda 28 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Minka was one of the most memorable guides I've had on city tours. The tour was almost immersion in nature, with food samples she had brought along for us to taste and great recommendations foe things to do in the city. 2 hours very well-spent!
Miles 27 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Amazing MUST DO tour to learn about all the details of not only Ljubljana but also the intricacies of Slovenia and its people. Minka is exceptionally knowledgeable and well educated on the history of the city, its architecture and culture. The tour is evidently very well thought out and attentive, especially with both snippets of local food and drink. We had a fantastic time walking around with Minka and feel so grateful we were able to tour and learn about the city and Slovenia with her!
Angelos 27 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Can't recommend the tour enough. I ve never experienced a tour that good before.
Sonia 27 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Best tour I have ever been to. I was in tours in Europe (a lot of cities) and South Asia. This was the best. She had pictures, flag, treats, food, beverages. She discussed about history, but also how the slovenian people live now. Totally recommend it! 👌
Kim Burnett 26 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Wow! This walking tour exceeded our expectations. Minka began her “tour” the day before we even met with information regarding restaurants, recipes, and places to visit. She is clearly well respected by the local people, and takes great pride in sharing sample tastes of local cuisine of local shops. Her stories are fun and interesting; she makes history come alive… truly a person we all would have loved as a teacher. Our tour- while about 2hours 15 minutes -passed quickly. She was respectful of other guides and tour groups… we could have listened to her all day. Many, many thanks, Minka, for giving us such a rich introduction to Slovenia!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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