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Ljubljana Unveiled: A Journey Through Time and Tales

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Guru: Matteo
Quality Verified Registered on August 09, 2023

Ciao! I am Matteo, your personal guide to the cultural wonders of Ljubljana. Originally from Italy, I've made Slovenia's captivating capital my cherished home for over a decade. As a tireless traveler, I've visited over 30 countries and counting. In my city, I am always thrilled to meet people from all over the world and share Ljubljana's treasures in Italian, English, and Spanish. With a background in psychology and a strong passion for food & drinks, I will be granting you a deep dive beyond mere architecture, delving into the city's spirit, traditions, mindset, and evolving lifestyle of its residents — bridging the past with the present. Join me in walking through this vibrant European hidden gem, celebrating the city's sights and immersing ourselves in its stories and revelations. Ready to explore, learn, and have a blast? Let's craft some unforgettable memories together!

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

Tour description

Tour Overview:
Embark on a mesmerizing walk through Ljubljana's old town, where stories come alive at every corner! From Roman ruins to the footsteps of great architects, poets, and dragons, Ljubljana has stories that defy time. Join me and dive into tales of ancient protectors, famous poets, and the transformative spirit of a beautifully evolved city while maintaining its core essence. 

 

Starting Point:
We will meet on time at the Pillar of St. Trinity in Kongresni Trg, right in front of the Ursuline Church. Spot your friendly guide holding a distinctive umbrella, ready to embark on this unforgettable journey with you!


Tour Highlights

On our journey together, we'll stroll through Ljubljana's charming old town, uncovering its must-see spots and highlights: 

  • Congress Square and Ancient Roman Ruins 
  • The University of Ljubljana 
  • Zvezda Park 
  • Riverside Ljubljanica
  • Prešeren Square
  • Ljubljana’s main Art Noveau Buildings 
  • Plečnik's Triple Bridge and Colonnade 
  • Butchers Bridge 
  • Dragons Bridge 
  • Central Food Market 
  • St. Nicholas Cathedral 
  • Fountain of the Three Carniola Rivers 
  • City Hall and Town Square 
  • Old and New Square
  • National Library
  • Cobbler's Bridge

 

Stories and Secrets:
As we wander, here are some of the hidden gems and curiosities you will discover:  

  • Emona: the Door of the Balkans 
  • The Great Earthquake and and how it reshaped Ljubljana. 
  • Advantages of Studying in Ljubljana
  • Life and travels of Jože Plečnik, the city's iconic architect.
  • Vibe along the River of Seven Names
  • Poetry Hymn to Peace Among Nations
  • Romantic Unrequited Love Story of the Most Famous Slovenian Poet
  • Three Legends of the Dragon as Protector Symbol of the City
  • The Most Important Square for Ljubljana Citizens in the past hundred years
  • Most typical Slovenian Food & Drinks.
  • Flags and international Awards Received by the City
  • Modern-day Renaissance of Ljubljana in the last 15 years
  • Teutonic Knights and Monks Diplomats Protecting the Medieval Ljubljana
  • and much, much more...

 
Duration:
Approximately 2 hours
Recommendations:
Comfortable shoes, water, and a hat or umbrella, depending on the season.
End Point:
Our journey will conclude, with a special surprise I’ll be personally offering to you, right next to cobblers bridge, allowing you further exploration or a relaxing break at nearby cafes.
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Spaces are limited. Secure your spot and join us on a memorable journey through Ljubljana's time and tales.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plečnikov trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slov...
    Plečnikov trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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    We will meet on time at the Pillar of St. Trinity in Kongresni Trg, conveniently located right in front of the Ursuline Church. Spot your friendly guide holding a distinctive umbrella, ready to embark on this unforgettable journey with you!"

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Piazza dei Congressi

    Dive into Ljubljana's ancient history and its foundation as the Roman city of Emona.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Università di Lubiana

    Discover why this institution is the pride of Slovenia and the beacon for its future.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Parco Zvezda

    Feel the pulse of the city in this oasis of tranquility.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ljubljanica lungo il fiume

    Soak in the scenic beauty and tales of the river that defines the city's essence.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Piazza Preseren

    Discover the cultural pulse of Ljubljana at its most iconic gathering spot.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Tromostovje

    Admire the Triple Bridge and Colonnade, and Plecnik's personal art journey.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Ponte dei Macellai

    Cross a modern icon intertwined with tales of love and locks.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Ponte del Drago

    Encounter the mythical guardians of the city

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Trinica

    Relish the flavors and aromas unique to Slovenian gastronomy.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Catedral de San Nicolás

    Admire the architectural marvel and spiritual heart of the city.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Municipio

    Delve into the city's governance and its celebrated recognitions.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Stari Trg

    Wander between epochs, witnessing Ljubljana's past and present converge.

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Ponte dei Calzolai

    Step on the artisanal heritage of the city and have a final toast with your travel mates.

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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María 14 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Muy buen guía. Combina los datos históricos, con curiosidades, nos habló de economía, costumbres, etc. Al ser un grupo pequeño nos preguntó intereses para adaptarse a nuestras necesidades. Además es muy divertido. Nos encantó Liubliana y en parte fue porque gracias a sus explicaciones supimos descubrir y comprender la ciudad.
Gemma 12 Apr 2024
Oxford

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Matteo is very knowledgeable about the history of Ljubljana and the whole country. He is happy to answer any questions with great detail. Highly recommended.
Rosa 12 Apr 2024
Rome

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Matteo is a great guide and a wonderful person. The tour is amazing, don’t miss it!!!
Laura 11 Apr 2024
Madrid

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Genial free tour. Entretenido, ameno y con mucha información de calidad. Matteo es un gran profesor!
Ilaria 11 Apr 2024
Trieste

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We enjoyed very much the tour with Matteo. It was just the right balance of interesting information, engaging delivery and light entertainment.Bravo Matteo!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Pets
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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