Ljubljana Walking Tour with Ljubljana Castle Funicular Ride

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Ljubljana Walking Tour with Ljubljana Castle Funicular Ride information and booking

from
$13
Duration
2 hours
Departs from
Town Hall (Mestna hiša) in central Ljubljana
Returns to
Returns to Krekov Trg square.
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Tour description provided by Viator

See Ljubljana’s highlights on a walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Explore Ljubljana Old Town, stroll through several squares, encounter city icons such as Dragon Bridge, and take the funicular up to Ljubljana Castle, where you'll enjoy great views from the outside and take an optional tour inside (additional cost). You’ll learn interesting facts about Slovenia’s history, culture and architecture from your guide.

In the morning, meet your guide in front of the Baroque-era Town Hall building in central Ljubljana and embark on your walking tour of Slovenia’s capital. Throughout your tour, your guide will provide interesting and informative commentary on the sites you see.

Stroll through a lively fruit, vegetable and flower market and pass the Cathedral of St Nicholas and the Slovenian Tourist Information Centre. Cross Dragon Bridge, an Art Nouveau masterpiece adorned with dragons; your guide will explain why this animal is the symbol of Ljubljana.

Saunter along the Ljubljanica River to the centrally located Prešernov trg Square, where you’ll then cross the Triple Bridge, one of the most recognizable creations by architect Jože Plečnik.

Continue to Ribji trg Square, where the oldest building in Ljubljana is located. On your way to the center of Ljubljana Old Town, cross Mestni trg, Stari trg and Gornji trg squares, whose buildings boast beautiful Baroque facades. Then, cross the Cobblers' Bridge and arrive in Novi trg Square.

Make your way to Jože Plečnik's Križanke Summer Theatre and the famous Baroque-era Church of the Knights of the Cross. Walk along Vegova ulica Street past a line of houses whose walls incorporate the remains of the original Roman walls -- an interesting sight to see!

Lastly, take the funicular up to Ljubljana Castle, where you have the option to enter and take a self-guided tour of this medieval castle, which overlooks Ljubljana Old Town (admission not included). Your tour ends in Krekov trg Square after your return funicular ride.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Round-trip funicular train ride

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional entrance to ljubljana castle (approx. 6 euros)
  • Gratuities (optional)