Koper to Ljubljana Trip

Visit Slovenia’s vibrant capital and discover its history, architecture, and culture

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Duration
~ 8 hours
Start
Koper
Schedule
Every day
Price
from 79€

Included in Koper to Ljubljana trip price

English speaking guide
Comfortable Transportation

Extras on Ljubljana day trip

Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Castle ticket with funicular ride
Ljubljana Castle funicular ride
Pickup / drop-off at your location in Koper
from 79€ / person

Highlights on Ljubljana day trip from Koper

  • Prešeren Square, the main square in Ljubljana
  • Congress Square, meeting point of culture, history, and education
  • Ljubljana’s historical old town
  • Central market, one of the largest markets in Europe
  • Medieval Ljubljana Castle
  • Lively Ljubljanica River

Important

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Snacks and beverages are not included
  • Shared group trip of max 8 people
  • Private tour available with extra charge
  • Minimum number of guests applies
  • The trip is conducted in English, Spanish guide available with extra charge

Description of Ljubljana tour

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.

Itinerary

  • 8.30 am Departure from Koper
  • 10.00-12.00 pm Ljubljana walking tour
  • 12.00-1.00 pm Lunch break/free time
  • 1.00-2.30 pm Ljubljana Castle
  • 4.00 pm Return to Koper

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It would have been a crime not to visit beautiful Ljubljana. It was a quick, pleasant drive (about 1 hour). The place is so green and very homely. We got to see the old town, the castle, the marketplace and the gorgeous squares and the dragon bridge. Our guide was extremely helpful and pointed out the important aspects of the town. But you really have to stay there for a few days to explore Ljubljana thoroughly, which is something we’ll certainly do in the near future.
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Ray Wright
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The day trip to the capital Ljubljana was awesome. Walking around the town center made me want to stay there for at least a few more days. The weather wasn’t that brilliant, but we saw all the main sites. The architecture, climate and landscape are so different from where I was staying on the coast. It's like visiting another country.
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Billy Hudson
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This package is a fantastic way of spending a day visiting another part of Slovenia. Ljubljana is a wonderful town with soooo much to see. Plus, you don’t have to worry about logistics – they take you there and you can wander around the nice streets and shops and get a quick glimpse of all the attractions. A great experience!
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Logan Collins

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet for the day trip?

Our pickup and drop-off location that we use in Koper is the port area. In case you would like to be picked up / dropped off at a different location, we can accommodate that with a surcharge of 9€/booking. Your driver will be driving between multiple pickup locations, so we kindly ask you to allow a 20-minute window for your pickup, although we will do our best to be there on time.

What should I wear for a day trip to Ljubljana? Do I have to bring anything with me?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in. If you are visiting caves, please remember that the caves are cold in the summer, as the cave temperature is constant throughout the year.

Is there lunch at a restaurant or do I have to bring my own?

You have the option of both. We have a time slot reserved for lunch on each tour, always somewhere with (usually local) restaurants handy. That said, you can always pack your own picnic lunch and eat it wherever and whenever you like. This might sometimes even save time in order to fit a bit of extra sightseeing into your day.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note, that the places where we stop off at for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

How fit do I need to be for Ljubljana day trip?

The best thing about our day trips is that they can be tailored to your own level of fitness. Most of the tours are designed with different activities available, so the choice is entirely yours. Please consult the difficulty section under a specific day trip to see what the difficulty level of the tour and particular activity is.

I am travelling on a budget - what if I can’t afford all the extras?

Don’t worry. Our day trips are planned with everyone in mind. If you find an entrance fee too expensive, or you are unsure if you are willing to spend so much of your budget on entrance fees, our guides will always have some free alternatives ready for you. From taking a short hike and finding that perfect photo opportunity, to relaxing in a beautiful spot, we have got you covered.

How do the “extras” work?

There is so much to do in Slovenia, so we wanted to give you the option of choosing exactly how you would like to spend your time here. Which is why we have compiled a list of popular activities in the areas of your visit and categorized them as extras. Therefore, the choice of which and how many you would like to experience is entirely up to you. We set up some of the most popular activities in the areas of your visit and listed them as extras. The choice of how many and which you would like to do is entirely yours. When you arrive to a destination, such as Lake Bled, the itinerary always allows for any additional activities you might want to do, like visiting Bled Castle or taking a traditional boat ride to the island. You can book all of your chosen extras in advance. Your guide will confirm the bookings with you on the tour and make sure you know everything you need to know. It is always exciting when people come away from the same trip enriched by different adventures and can share and compare their experiences along with the tons of photos they have taken.

Will I have some time to myself?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

Where do we meet for the day trip?

Our pickup and drop-off location that we use in Koper is the port area. In case you would like to be picked up / dropped off at a different location, we can accommodate that with a surcharge of 9€/booking. Your driver will be driving between multiple pickup locations, so we kindly ask you to allow a 20-minute window for your pickup, although we will do our best to be there on time.

What should I wear for a day trip to Ljubljana? Do I have to bring anything with me?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in. If you are visiting caves, please remember that the caves are cold in the summer, as the cave temperature is constant throughout the year.

Is there lunch at a restaurant or do I have to bring my own?

You have the option of both. We have a time slot reserved for lunch on each tour, always somewhere with (usually local) restaurants handy. That said, you can always pack your own picnic lunch and eat it wherever and whenever you like. This might sometimes even save time in order to fit a bit of extra sightseeing into your day.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note, that the places where we stop off at for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

How fit do I need to be for Ljubljana day trip?

The best thing about our day trips is that they can be tailored to your own level of fitness. Most of the tours are designed with different activities available, so the choice is entirely yours. Please consult the difficulty section under a specific day trip to see what the difficulty level of the tour and particular activity is.

I am travelling on a budget - what if I can’t afford all the extras?

Don’t worry. Our day trips are planned with everyone in mind. If you find an entrance fee too expensive, or you are unsure if you are willing to spend so much of your budget on entrance fees, our guides will always have some free alternatives ready for you. From taking a short hike and finding that perfect photo opportunity, to relaxing in a beautiful spot, we have got you covered.

How do the “extras” work?

There is so much to do in Slovenia, so we wanted to give you the option of choosing exactly how you would like to spend your time here. Which is why we have compiled a list of popular activities in the areas of your visit and categorized them as extras. Therefore, the choice of which and how many you would like to experience is entirely up to you. We set up some of the most popular activities in the areas of your visit and listed them as extras. The choice of how many and which you would like to do is entirely yours. When you arrive to a destination, such as Lake Bled, the itinerary always allows for any additional activities you might want to do, like visiting Bled Castle or taking a traditional boat ride to the island. You can book all of your chosen extras in advance. Your guide will confirm the bookings with you on the tour and make sure you know everything you need to know. It is always exciting when people come away from the same trip enriched by different adventures and can share and compare their experiences along with the tons of photos they have taken.

Will I have some time to myself?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

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