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Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

1. 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. 

From Ljubljana: Private Bled Lake Day Trip

2. From Ljubljana: Private Bled Lake Day Trip

Spend 2 hours exploring Lake Bled and its spectacular surroundings. Your local guide will know just where to go to capture the best shots of the lake and will provide plenty of information on the lake and its history.  This private tour starts early with pick up from your Ljubljana Hotel or Guesthouse at 8:00 AM. Arrive at Bled Lake at 8:50 AM and enjoy 2 hours checking out the best views. Choose to take a typical Pletna Boat (15 Euros/adult) to visit the famous Island Church (6 Euros/adult).  Depart for Ljubljana at 11:15 AM and return to your Ljubljana Hotel or Guesthouse at 12:00 PM.

Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

3. Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

Discover scenic lakes and historic towns as you drive, read stories provided on the tour app, and stop for photos whenever you like. Begin your drive in Ljubljana, and make your way to Škofja Loka at your own pace. Begin your journey with a short drive from Ljubljana to discover the famous Apline jewel of Lake Bled. Choose your itinerary from the curated list of options, and stop to hike along the lake’s scenic routes, explore Bled Castle perched on the top of a cliff above Lake Bled, or enjoy a relaxing boat ride on a pletna — a traditional flat-bottom boat. Continue on to one of the most stunning natural canyons, the impressive Vintgar Gorge, where you can walk along wooden platforms and bridges above the rushing Radovna River, ending your walk by the 13-meter high Sum waterfall. Next is Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake, in the Triglav National Park. Swim, canoe, and walk in the verdant park, or simply relax next to the calm waters. Head back to Ljubljana, and on your way stop in Škofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns still standing today. Walk through the charming town center and marvel at the castle and monastery perched high above you. Round up your trip by driving back to Slovenia’s capital city at your own pace.

From Koper: Small Group Slovenian Coastal Villages Tour

4. From Koper: Small Group Slovenian Coastal Villages Tour

Discover the charm of the villages of Piran, Koper, Izola, Strunjan, and Portoroz in the coastal region of Slovenia. Hike through vineyards and along the sea, try local wine or a seafood lunch, and learn about the area from your guide. This region is made up of five magical lands — these towns were once fishing villages clustered together alongside the indestructible cliff sides on the Slovene Riviera. These towns are also very well known for their landscape, cultural heritage, hiking and biking trails, the relaxing sight of fishing boats bobbing in the sea, and crystal clear waters. If you like the sea then the ideal time to visit Slovenia's littoral starts from mid-May to mid-September. If you are interested in hiking and biking, it starts even earlier, from mid-March to mid-October. But above all, this region is heaven for wine and food lovers. The area's delicious, fresh seafood and excellent wines are sure to satisfy even the most demanding visitors so make sure you experience the culinary side of the cities too and relax with a lovely dish.

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What people are saying about Ljubljana

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Awesome day trip!

I really enjoyed this day trip. I love to hike, so this definitely appealed to me. It was a nice way to explore an area outside of Ljubljana and do something that is popular among locals. The hike was challenging, but not too strenuous, and the weather was beautiful. Tour guide was awesome. I really enjoyed the views at the top and traditional food that was served to us. Highly recommend

This tour was so much more than I expected. Alenka the guide was so knowledgeable and friendly! She did absolutely everything she could to make my experience the best it could be. It didn’t feel like a tour but more like a hike with friends! I Learnt so much about Slovenia and the locals. If your in Ljubljana and have some time. This tour is MUST!

Treated like a guest and family all at the same time! Alenka was the most gracious guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the beautiful mountain air. The climb was quite a workout, definitely not a leisurely stroll, but after days of traveling, the exercise was just what we needed. And the company was delightful!

Tour guide is excellent! I feel like I know a lot about the real Slovenia just by listening to her! Not for the faint hearted tho! The hill is hard walk even if the tour guide made it seem like it’s nothing lol.