Ljubljana Walking Tour, River Cruise, and Lunch
- Guided walk: See iconic Ljubljana Castle, dating back to the 11th century; the elegant Triple Bridge; and the Baroque-style Robba Fountain in Town Square.
- Riverboat ride and lunch: Take a leisurely ride on the tree-lined river running through the heart of the city, and then enjoy traditional Slovenian cuisine at a local inn.
- Free time: You'll have 90 minutes to explore one of Europe's best-kept secrets on your own. Relax at a riverside cafe, shop, or people-watch in the square.
About This Piran Tour
As your guide leads you through the heart of Ljubljana, you may notice that its cobblestone streets are scored with lines radiating in every direction. That suits Ljubljana: Like the hub of a multi-spoked wheel, this city is where a wealth of diverse cultural influences converge, bringing together the Slavic and the Hellenic, the modern and the medieval, the Gothic and the Baroque.
Even the bridge connecting Old Town to the modern city center is three in one. It branches off into two footbridges lined with elegantly detailed handrails. At the famous Robba Fountain you'll see a stark Gothic obelisk flanked by ornate Baroque sculptures of river gods bearing jugs of fresh water.
But this ancient city, with archeological remains going back 3,000 years, may reveal itself best as you glide by its leafy riverbanks. Buildings of pink, peach, orange, and yellow have stood there since medieval times, gargoyles keeping watch under green copper roofs. Businesspeople press past artists lounging in riverside coffee spots. It's all very relaxed, yet purposeful: a city that radiates charm from the inside out.
Butchers and bridges
At least three of the city's bridges can claim an unholy association with local butchers. The "new" Butchers' Bridge is a modern structure decorated by lovers' padlocks, symbolizing declarations of eternal love. The old Butchers' Bridge is now called the Dragon Bridge. Cobbler's Bridge once had a butcher shop on it, but the stench so offended a visiting emperor that it was permanently relocated.
Arriving by cruise ship? Please exit the port terminal building to meet your guide. Please look for the displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise us at check-out so we can meet you in the lobby.
During your free time, ride the Ljubljana castle funicular - for about 4 euro. Dine in a restaurant with traditional dishes and sample the local sausages. Yummy!
To see all sights, plan to walk for 1-2 miles and climb some steps. Some paths are up inclines and over cobblestones. If you have troubles walking, you may find this tour too challenging. It is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Cultural, Scenic, Shopping, Walking Tour, Food & Wine
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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