Guided tour

Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

4.6 / 5

92 reviews

Activity provider: Ljubljana Tourism

Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

Activity provider: Ljubljana Tourism
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From US$ 17.33 per person

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In the company of a guide, take a walk through the historical city center of Ljubljana, get to know the city's history, art, architecture and way of life in the past and present through its major sights and take a funicular ride to the castle.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • See the most beautiful view of the city from Ljubljana Castle
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Take a guided walk through the historical center of Ljubljana
Full description
You cannot go wrong if you choose this guided walk around the historical city center combined with a visit to Ljubljana Castle. It includes all of Ljubljana's major sights and offers an insight into numerous interesting stories about life in Ljubljana from the past and present. The tour begins in front of the Town Hall, a building with a rich history now used as the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. From the Town Hall and the Robba Fountain in front of it you will go on a walk around the historical city center during which you will learn about the history of all the city's major sights. The walk will take you across the Cobblers' Bridge and past the National and University Library and the Križanke Summer Theater to the Kongresni trg Square from where you will continue to Prešernov trg Square dominated by the Franciscan Church and connected to the Triple Bridge. Then, head further on to Plečnik's Market and the cathedral. Just a short walk from there is the bottom station of Ljubljana's funicular railway, which wil whisk you up 70 vertical meters in just a minute and bring you to Ljubljana Castle, the city's most prominent sight. The castle's outlook tower offers the most beautiful views of the city, while its interior houses several museum displays and other exhibitions including, among others, 'Slovenian History,' 'The Prison' and 'Virtual Castle.'
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Ljubljana Tourist Information Center.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 92 reviews

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    I enjoyed this. We loved hearing about the dragons and architecture, but also details like the underground trash can system in the downtown area. I’m glad we visited! I wouldn’t say this is a quintessential tour, but she shared a lot of good tips for getting around the city center, from free water and bathroom sites to free transportation if needed (inside the city center). Great information.

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    June 21, 2022

    Our guide Sylvia was very well informed about the history of Ljubljana & had excellent English language skills. She presented the historical & cultural facts in a lively & interesting manner & was engaging. Tour structure was well thought out, with a short break for a local snack at a restaurant, and ending at the Castle funicular, where Sylvia got us our tickets, which could be used then or at any other time. Good value & enjoyable tour.

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    November 5, 2018

    Guided walking tour & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

    The guided walking tour was a perfect way to see the most important sites of Ljubljana in a short period of time. The highlight was the Funicular ride to the castle. Our guide was very nice, helpful and informative. Also the short stop at a restaurant was wonderful, as we could try the local cuisine :) I can definitely recomend this tour!

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    November 4, 2018

    Product ID: 77068