Socialist Ljubljana Tour with a small group - once upon a time in Yugoslavia

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Yuki
Quality Verified Registered on February 03, 2023

Hello Everyone. I am Yuki from Japan. I have been an official local guide of Ljubljana and an official tour manager fully licensed since 2018 for English and Japanese speakers. Probably you are curious why I am here. I came to Ljubljana to study former Yugoslavian history 11 years ago. During the study I travelled and did fieldworks in former Yugoslavian countries. It was a very precious time in my life. Then I deleted the option to return to Japan, but made the decision to stay here as a tour guide, which I could combine what I put into my huge energy and experiences in Ljubljana. Besides history, I love to eat;) so I am very happy to share profound history and the food scene in Ljubljana with you. I hope we can see you soon on my tour!

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

Tour description

Walk with me in the lively Ljubljana city center and learn about the socialism and communism times in Ljubljana.

The tour  is conducted always in small group because it will be better for my guests, the city, local people and keeping the tour's quality. I set maximum number as 12 people!

You will know in the tour how Socialist Republics of Yugoslavia was formed, when and how socialism started and ended in Slovenia, unique or special policies here compared to other socialist countries, and bit dark part of socialist time.

You can meet important figures in socialism time and see powerful architectures, which are very different from other parts of Ljubljana. 

If you are interested in Yugoslavia, Socialism, and modern history, the tour will be perfect ;) 


Highlights of the tour:

  • Congress square
  • Preseren square
  • Parlament
  • Republic Square

the end of the tour you will receive my recommendations including restaurants, other Ljubljana's attractions, so you can still  enjoy Ljubljana after the tour!  

Come on and enjoy with me this special tour!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Kongresni trg 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slo...
    Kongresni trg 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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    I will be in front of University of Ljubljana's building (Kongresni trg 12) with a green Ljubljana local guide license

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Kongresni trg 12
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Republic Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Državni zbor Republike Slovenije (Parlament)
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Trg narodnih herojev
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Argentinski Park
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Prešeren Square

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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Dominik 14 May 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Yuki is the best!
Joseph 14 May 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Interesting tour that takes you off the beaten track.
Frank 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Highly recommended tour. It’s amazing how much knowledge Yuki has about the city and history. Friendly and really interesting I wish the tour would be longer 😃 thanks Yuki 🙏 ありがとう
Ana 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Very interesting and informative tour. I enjoyed it and would definitelly recommend it.
Lara 27 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
A must do when visiting Ljubljana! My favourite tour so far. Very informative tour with very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide! Thank you so much!
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Who is this tour for?

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 does not require 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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