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3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour

1. 3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour

This Ljubljana food tour will take you through the old Ljubljana town. During a 3-4 hour guided slowly paced walk you will learn about the city, stories of the people, architecture, the history of Slovenian nation and of course - local and national gastronomy. This is much more than a food tour and definitely not your usual city tour. During the food tour you will be served 9 traditional dishes from a variety of different cuisines from all parts and circles of society of Slovenia and 4 sorts of wine.You will also familiarize yourself with historical Ljubljana and hearing an overview of the history of Slovenes. At the end of the tour your tummy will be full, your thirst will be gone, and you will know more about the history of Slovenes then some of the fellow citizens. You will also be in the know about the old town and know where to go next, what to do next, and what to eat next. It's a perfect way to start your stay in the beautiful and tasty capital city! ​

Wine Tasting Ljubljana

2. Wine Tasting Ljubljana

Taste some of the finest wines from different wine regions of Slovenia and learn interesting wine facts from a wine expert in our 300-year old wine cellar. This is fun and interactive two-hour wine experience for wine lovers who want to know more about Slovenian wine. Listen to fun stories, learn must-know wine facts, play games and get some interesting challenges along the way. The tasting is conducted in English and includes 7 top Slovenian wines, delicious appetizers and promises to be a great, and informative night out. At the end, receive a souvenir certificate for becoming an ambassador of Slovenian wines.

Ljubljana: Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Performance

3. Ljubljana: Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Performance

Indulge in customary foods, savor local wine and play traditional games at a centrally-located restaurant in Ljubljana. Upon arrival at the restaurant, enjoy a tasting of "šklojce" (dried fruit) and traditional Slovenian schnapps. Then, immerse yourself in the best of the Slovenian's culture with a night of traditional food and folk dancing. After regaining your composure from the schnapps, get ready for 3 courses of traditional food accompanied by a glass of local wine. The show will begin as you enjoy your homemade starter. Witness three lively dance performances that will have you jumping in your seat and wanting to try the dance yourself. Next, fill up with a peasant-style chicken, pork fillet with chef’s sauce, potatoes and salad. Now it's your turn to hop onto the dance floor to learn the Polka. Finish your evening with desert and traditional Slovenian games such as pouštertanc, which translates as 'the cushion dance.' Finally, after a night of fun and games, receive a special homemade souvenir as you leave the restaurant.

Ljubljana: 3-Hour Food Tour

4. Ljubljana: 3-Hour Food Tour

Discover the best local food, delicious wines from various regions, learn about Slovenian traditions and explore the city’s rich cultural heritage. A great way to put your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride, as well as getting acquainted with main city attractions and other foodie travelers from around the world. Visiting different places, from the central market to the sightseeing attractions to local restaurants! Stops are made in 4 different restaurants and there are a couple of tastings included on various locations. Learn from your knowledgable guide, where else to eat while in Ljubljana. Get insights into the local specialties of the area, and their unique touches when producing food and drinks. 

From Ljubljana: Private Tour to Soča and Kranjska Gora

5. From Ljubljana: Private Tour to Soča and Kranjska Gora

Make your day by seeing the best treasures of Slovenian nature on this guided day tour. From Ljubljana, travel to the majestic Soča Valley and finish your day at Kranjska Gora, the biggest alpine resort in the country. Commence your journey as your guide takes you to the top of the Vršič Pass. Sitting at an altitude of 1661 meters, it is the perfect spot for memorable photos. Marvel at the breathtaking view of the Julian alps where the Battles of the Isonzo took place. You can still see traces of the battles everywhere. Next, visit the Boka Waterfall and be impressed by its imposing nature. It stands tall with its height of 106 meters and width of 18 meters. Afterwards, stop at a local restaurant and have some delicious traditional cuisine for lunch. Once lunch is finished, make your way to your last stop, Kranjska Gora. It is the home of Slovenia's biggest alpine skiing race, the Vitranc cup. Go for a walk around the resort and find your inner peace as you immerse yourself in nature.

WINExPEDITION: Vipava Valley & Goriska Brda

6. WINExPEDITION: Vipava Valley & Goriska Brda

Slovenia has long been on the radar of wine connoisseurs across the world. Thanks to acclaimed wine writers, the wine world today knows Slovenia as one of the smallest but most diverse wine regions in the world. There are only 21,000 hectares of vineyards but 30,000 grape producers and a wine growing history that dates back to before the Romans! The Royal British wine authority Jancis Robinson labelled Slovenia as the country with possibly the most unusual wine culture in the world, certainly in Europe.   In this scenic day trip visit two different wine districts of the Primorska (Littoral) wine regions - the Vipava Valley and the Goriška Brda district, where a combination of mineral rich soils and a sub-Mediterranean climate enables production of some spectacular wines. Vipava Valley is known for its crisp and aromatic fresh white wines and for progressive and bold winemakers. The picturesque valley is dotted with stone-built villages located on hill tops, where one can count more wine cellars than family homes and where narrow streets and squares are often swept by the violent burja wind. Stop at Vipavski Križ, a small village with houses, clustered inside a defence wall around a castle from the late 15th Century.   Continue to Goriška Brda, located at the footsteps of the Alps and 20 km from the Adriatic Sea. Goriška Brda is one of the world’s best wine-growing areas. Home not only to wine, the area also produces delicious cherries, persimmons, figs, and probably the spiciest olive oil you have ever tasted. Goriška Brda is predominantly the region of beautiful rebula white wine (ribolla gialla), but never underestimate the rich Bordeaux-like blends. Enjoy some free time for lunch or for independent explorations of the area.   Throughout the tour, you stop at 3 small family-run wineries in these two wine counties, with guided tours at each winery, tastings of 4 wine samples at each, accompanied by delicious local produce of cold cuts plates. 

Ljubljana: Kranjska Gora and the Alps

7. Ljubljana: Kranjska Gora and the Alps

Your first stop on your amazing trip will be to Kranjska Gora, a small ski resort famous as the traditional setting of World Cup downhill-skiing competitions. You can take a nice walk to the picturesque Jasna Lake, before enjoying a cup of coffee with an amazing view over the Julian Alps. Afterwards, you can visit the Liznjek House, a farmhouse which was the richest homestead in Kranjska Gora, and today operates as an ethnographic museum. At this museum you will be able to discover rich original furnishings, as well as great presentations of what living conditions were like a few hundred years ago. After a traditional Slovenian lunch, you will be taken to the beautiful Lake Zelenci. This fairy tale lake does not freeze in the winter, due to the constant temperature of 6 degrees which it maintains throughout the year. After Zelenci, you will have time to experience the magic of a world-famous mountain valley, where the first ever ski-flying hill was built in 1969. It is also the site where numerous world records for the longest ski flights were set. You will also have plenty of possibilities to do winter activities such as zip lining (weekends only), snow-shoeing and sledding. If you don’t wish to do winter activities, you can still admire the view over the Tamar Valley and cross-country stadium, or even try out the ski-jumps simulator.

Ljubljana Bites & Sights with a Local Guide

8. Ljubljana Bites & Sights with a Local Guide

Get to know one of Europe’s most beautiful cities in one of the best ways possible: through its food. While it might still be an underrated destination, Ljubljana has been slowly upping its culinary game, emerging as a city perfect for travelling foodies. After meeting your friendly local guide in Prešeren Square in the very center of the city, head straight for Ljubljana’s vibrant farmers market to discover hidden gems, and wander through the inner market, tasting some local goodies. You’ll also check out the fish market and try a sip of fresh milk straight from the farm.  Next, make your way to the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town, past some of the city’s most famous landmarks whose stories will be revealed to you as you walk. You'll make two tasty stops as you walk across the Town square, where you will have the chance to try some local honey as well as a sweet-salty bite of handmade chocolate topped with fleur de sel.  Digging even deeper into the region’s food scene, you’ll learn about the importance of the Slovenian forest and its fruits. Sample a liquor made from blueberries, dried figs or honey, which will help you understand the cultural importance of these drinks and their importance in shaping the national character.  Even though you’ve been snacking all day, now it’s time for a proper meal. Continue to a restaurant where locals love to go for their daily lunch. The menu offers three different options (always including a vegetarian dish). Stomachs full of hearty food and heads filled with local lore, visit one of the most charming streets in the city, where a real gem is hiding — one that offers lots of Instagram-worthy views of Ljubljana. Your tour will finish here and your local guide can give you directions back to the city center, as well as recommendations for what else to see and do in Ljubljana during your stay.

Ljubljana: 3.5-Hour Slovenian Food Tour

9. Ljubljana: 3.5-Hour Slovenian Food Tour

Experience the flavors of Slovenia on this guided food tour. Explore the charming city streets of Ljubljana on a slowly-paced walk with your expert guide. Learn the fascinating history of Ljubljana and its people while tasting local cuisine. As you stroll past the beautiful buildings in Ljubljana's medieval and modern areas, savor 9 traditional dishes from various Slovenian regions accompanied by 4 types of wine. Hear the story behind the dish from your local guide and feel free to ask for restaurant recommendations in the city.

Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

10. Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

Discover the beauty of the countryside by hiking up the most popular hill on the Sunny Side of the Alps, to Šmarna gora. Besides the magnificent scenery from the top, you will also enjoy local cuisine.  The tour will start in the morning, first with transfer from your accommodation to the foot of the mountain. From here you will start with a hike which will take around 1 hour. Along the way you can listen to stories from your guide about the Turkish invasions in the 15th century and the famous story about the church bell on the top of Šmarna Gora, which rings half an hour earlier than bells in other churches.  At the top you will taste local delicacies in traditional Slovenian Restaurant and enjoy the view over one third of Slovenia. After lunch, go down to the valley, again about 1 hour of moderate walking. This hike is of medium difficulty. Enjoy a food hike, that is guided by a friendly local, who knows about the history of the surrounding area. 

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What people are saying about Ljubljana

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

It was really great! Our guide was very nice and knows about everything we asked. Food and wine were deliscious and the history and sightseeing really fun. The tour is highly recomended!

Our experience was great! Jasmine was a great tour guide and they also rebooked with us last minute due to a broken foot. Awesome information, great food and company.

Fantastic experience! Our guide was so lovely and the food/drink was great! Would definitely recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Great evening! So friendly and interactive! Well organized...wonderful introduction to Slovenia...thank you all!

Very nice tour. Food and information just great and in a good ratio. Time flew by. Absolutely to suggest.