Located in the very heart of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a must-see for any visitor. It will charm you with its laid-back vibes, the buzz on the river banks of Ljubljanica and its stunningly pretty architecture that spans through centuries. Let your guide take you on a journey through history and learn all about the famous dragon and other local legends. Stop at iconic landmarks, such as Prešeren Square, Three Bridges, the Dragon Bridge, Central Market and Congress Square and enjoy the small streets of the charming old town.
After the guided tour, you can opt to further explore Ljubljana’s charms on your own. There are many museums and galleries, great shopping, amazing cafes, restaurants, bars and beautiful parks, such as Park Tivoli. If you are more of an artsy alternative type, you can visit Ljubljana’s Alternative Cultural Centre – Metelkova Mesto – to admire its graffiti art or visit Trubarjeva street with its charming multi-ethnic restaurants and cafes.
Weather permitting, a great way to see the city from a different perspective is a 1-hour boat ride on Ljubljanica river, which visits not only the old town, but also further upstream, where the river banks become more green. It is a great way to see a bit more of Ljubljana in a relaxed setting and a great way to get more photo opportunities.
If you prefer a bird’s perspective, then visiting Ljubljana Castle is a must. Towering over the old town, Ljubljana’s silent guardian is perched atop a small hill, best accessed via the funicular railway. Besides the great views, Ljubljana Castle offers a range of exhibitions, from temporary to permanent, such as Exhibition of Slovenian history, Castle Weapons, Virtual Castle, Museum of Puppetry, as well as restaurants and cafes.
Ask your guide to give you recommendations about what else to see, where to eat or shop or about any other activities you might like. And remember: if you miss anything, Ljubljana will be waiting for you.